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Coming To Showtime: 'Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic' & 'Suge Knight: American Dream-American Knightmare'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2012 5:25 PM
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Showtime is launching a new documentary series showcase titled Closeup, which will give measured and complex looks at the lives of several notable public figures, with Richard Pryor being among the first to be profiled.

Watch Trailer For Venezuelan Sports Drama 'Hermano' (Brother) - In Select Theaters August 24

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 1, 2012 5:17 PM
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The 2010 acclaimed Venezuelan film Hermano (Brother), directed by Marcel Rasquin from a script penned by Rasquin and Rohan Jones, will have a limited theatrical release starting Friday, August 24 at the AMC Empire 25 and Cinema Village theaters in New York City, and in several cities across the country including Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Diego and San Francisco (see venue information below).
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The Sound And Music Of 'The Dark Knight Rises' (Film School)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2012 4:58 PM
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I'm probably in the minority when I say that The Dark Knight Rises may be the least interesting and messiest of the Christopher Nolan trilogy of films; I especially didn't care for the unrelenting soundtrack that just seemed to overwhelm scenes; as I watched the film, I cherished those few moments of quiet, in which human voices were all my ears had to tolerate.

Chris Rock Talks Returning To Stand-up + Acting + Why He Turned Down 'Behanding in Spokane'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2012 3:47 PM
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“I haven’t done any dirty work in a while... I’m ready to curse. I’m ready to really, really be a bad boy. I’m ready to actually be Chris Rock... It’s time for me to hit the stage or something.”

Everyone's Gone Mad In First Full Trailer For Lee Daniels' Polarizing 'The Paperboy'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2012 3:10 PM
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A veteran industry writer recently told me that he's thinking of penning an essay comparing Lee Daniels to Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Food for thought... I'm looking forward to reading that piece.

Alphonso McAuley ('Breaking In') Signs Talent Deal w/ Universal (Eyeing Lead In Comedy Pilot)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2012 2:50 PM
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I obviously don't watch enough TV to know that Alphonso McAuley must be quite the talent for Universal Television to want to sign a talent holding deal with the young actor, with plans to cast him in a comedy pilot for the studio.

Watch Ving Rhames Kill Some Bad Guys In Clip & Trailer For 'Soldiers Of Fortune' (Opens Friday)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2012 2:12 PM
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Ving Rhames joins Christian Slater, Sean Bean, Dominic Monaghan, Colm Meaney, Freddy Rodriguez, and James Cromwell, in this actioner titled Soldiers Of Fortune, which will see a combo nationwide theatrical and video-on-demand release this Friday, August 3, 2012, in the USA.

Ridley Scott's YouTube Short Contest Picks 10 finalists; 2 Diaspora Films Make The Cut. Watch Them

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2012 12:49 PM
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In January, YouTube announced a new film competition in partnership with Ridley Scott and the Venice Film Festival. 

'Kwaku Ananse' - A Fable, A Funeral And A Spider Coffin (Fundraising)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2012 12:02 PM
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“Kwaku Ananse” is an intensely personal project which draws upon the rich mythology of Ghana. The short film combines semi-autobiographical elements with the tale of Kwaku Ananse, a trickster in West African stories who appears as both spider and man. Ananse teaches us that there are two sides to everything and everyone. To explore this theme of doubleness, a fable of Kwaku Ananse is combined with the story of a young outsider named Nan Kronhwea attending her estranged father's funeral. Nan's father led two separate lives with two wives and two families — one in Ghana, one in the United States. Nan's ambivalence about her father's double life is a reflection of a broader truth about the nature of our personal relationships.

Kickstarter Campaign For 'El Sistema USA!' Documentary

  • By Sergio
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  • August 1, 2012 11:56 AM
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No need to tell you that there are a lot of Kickstarter campaigns for films nowadays, but, once in whilem there's one for a project that is too special and worthwhile to ignore.

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