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Moving, Painterly "Detropia" To Open Theatrically In September (With Your Help) + A Sneak Peek

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 29, 2012 2:08 PM
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This haunting piece of documentary cinema tells the story of one city in economic decay; but really, as the real people in the film repeatedly state, this isn't just a Detroit problem; it's an American problem, and other cities within the country will eventually experience a similar fate; that is unless something is done to reverse trends brought about by what we call globalization, as captains of industry make decisions based almost entirely on the need to generate profit.

Idris Elba: "The Less I Talk About Being Black, The Better"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 29, 2012 1:49 PM
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Brit import Idris Elba has a reputation for being fairly candid in interviews, and never backing down on comments he makes; two character traits that I think amp up his appeal to his ever-expanding body of fans, as more audiences become familiar with the man and his talents.
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New On DVD: Harry Belafonte Bio-Documentary "Sing Your Song"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 29, 2012 1:02 PM
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Idris Elba As Chaff In "Catching Fire"?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 29, 2012 12:14 PM
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As fans of the franchise likely already know, Lionsgate announced a little while ago that a film adaptation of Catching Fire (a sequel to the film adaptation of box office smash The Hunger Games), would begin principal photography later this year, with November 22, 2013 release date planned.
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Revisiting Spike Lee's *Forgotten Films* #1 - "She Hate Me"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 29, 2012 11:22 AM
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I call them Spike Lee's *forgotten* films, not because we don't remember them, but rather because, when discussion of Spike's film (specifically fan favorites) are had, these are the titles that rarely get mention. 

An Early Look At RZA's "The Man With The Iron Fist" (A Fun Martial Arts/Western Hybrid To Be Proud Of)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 29, 2012 10:16 AM
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Long-time S&A reader Tony, attended an early audience test-screening in LA of RZA's directorial debut, The Man With The Iron Fists (one of S&A's most anticipated film's of the year); and Tony sent me the below write-up with his thoughts on the film that he saw.

The Shadow & Act 2012 Cannes Film Fest Wrap-up; What Got Acquired, Or Are Still Without Homes?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 29, 2012 9:25 AM
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We've Read It! Thoughts On Steve McQueen's "12 Years A Slave" Script

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • May 29, 2012 9:05 AM
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Zoe Saldana May Join Robert Rodriguez' "Machete" Follow-Up "Machete Kills"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • May 28, 2012 7:14 PM
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In a Moviehole interview with actor Danny Trejo from a few days ago, he revealed that Zoe Saldana has joined the cast of Robert Rodriguez' sequel to Machete titled Machete Kills. Trejo said Kills will be more over-the-top than its predecessor about an ex-federale who goes on a rampage for revenge and that shooting will begin in approximately three weeks.

First-Look At Andre 3000 As Jimi Hendrix In "All Is By My Side"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 28, 2012 1:57 PM
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