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Watch Animator Eric Prah's 2012 Student Academy Award-Winning Short Film 'My Little Friend' (Short Shout!)

  • By Courtney
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  • August 19, 2012 7:59 PM
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In June, we alerted you to Eric Prah, who won the Bronze Medal at the 39th Annual Student Academy Awards, for his short animated film, My Little Friend. 

Poster For Geoffrey Fletcher's Directorial Debut 'Violet & Daisy' Surfaces + New Pic

  • By Courtney
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  • August 19, 2012 7:37 PM
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Oscar-winning Precious screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher's directorial debut, Violet & Daisy made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall, but has yet to secure an official release date; although in an interview we did with Fletcher in April, he told us:

Samuel L. Jackson Will Be Tortured In Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' + Bruce Hornsby Will Compose Soundtrack

  • By Courtney
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  • August 19, 2012 6:57 PM
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Samuel L. Jackson has joined the cast of Spike Lee's Oldboy, which already stars Josh Brolin, Sharlto Copley and Elizabeth Olsen.

Weekend B.O. Aug. 17-19 (A Lackluster 'Sparkle')

  • By Sergio
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  • August 19, 2012 1:52 PM
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Don't say I didn't tell you, but I did. And maybe it's because of the summer doldrums, but Sparkle, and in fact all this weekend's new releases, underperfomed to expectations.

Where's The Blu-Ray Anniversary Edition Of The Original 'Sparkle'?

  • By Sergio
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  • August 18, 2012 1:26 PM
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By now, who still doesn't know about the remake of Sparkle that opened Friday, and that, if box office predictions hold up, will do so-so this weekend?

Bradley Cooper To (Maybe) Co-Star With Beyonce In 'A Star Is Born' Remake

  • By Sergio
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  • August 18, 2012 8:59 AM
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First it was Russell Crowe, then Leonardo DiCaprio, then Christian Bale and even Tom Cruise. They all were offered the role at one time or attached to the project, but dropped out.

It's Official - Tracee Ellis Ross Leaves BET's 'Reed Between The Lines'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 17, 2012 8:11 PM
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Confirming what yesterday's casting additions already suggested (read that post HERE), it's now official that Tracee Ellis Ross has left BET's freshman scripted series Reed Between The Lines.

All-Female 'Expendables' Movie Is A Go! Writer Hired. Actresses In Talks...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 17, 2012 7:33 PM
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As I said in an earlier post today, regarding Expendables 2 director Simon West's interest in an all-female spin-off of the The Expendables franchise... while it all probably was just wishful thinking on his part, don't be too surprised if we eventually post an announcement on the development of an Expenda-Belles movie, as Simon West put it.

'My Uzi Weigh A Ton, Son, Carry It' - Second Redband Trailer For 'Man With The Iron Fists'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 17, 2012 7:11 PM
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ABC Re-imagining 'Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn' As Detective Series; What Does This Mean For Jim?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 17, 2012 6:51 PM
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Hmmm... of course, my immediate thoughts went to all the criticims of the original novel's notions of race and identity, the character Jim (the good-hearted, moral slave, and Mark Twain's stereotypical depictions of him), its repeated use of the word "nigger," and more, labeling the novel racist; while on the other side, Twain scholars argue that the novel's protagonist, and the overall message of the book, is actually anti-racist.

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