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USA Rights To Avie Luthra's Acclaimed South African Drama 'Lucky' Acquired By Film Movement

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 2, 2012 9:31 AM
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A film that Vanessa has written about a number of times... Avie Luthra’s Festival-played South African drama Lucky, has been picked up for Stateside release by Film Movement.

Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Looks To Diversify Membership. New Invitees Of Note...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 2, 2012 9:15 AM
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Announced over the weekend, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited 176 new members into the organization on Friday.

New 60-Second TV Spot For 'Django Unchained' Gives Us More Kerry Washington, Sam Jackson

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 2, 2012 9:01 AM
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I didn't get to watch the BET Awards show last night, but, based on my Twitter feed, the impression I got from many of you who I follow who were watching, was that the film was being solemnly sold as Roots for this generation, during its segment.

Wanna See Mike Tyson's Odd Polish Energy Drink Commercials?

  • By Sergio
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  • July 1, 2012 11:49 PM
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It's obvious that Mike Tyson has gone through a major image change. Once one of the most dangerous and feared men of them all, he's now seen more as comic relief.

Spike Lee Is TCM's Guest Programmer This Thursday July 5th

  • By Sergio
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  • July 1, 2012 11:09 PM
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Anyone who regularly watches the Turner Classic Movie cable channel (and if not, why aren't you?) knows that every week on a special night, they like to have some celebrity (usually an actor, director, film critic or writer) as the guest programmer, to choose and discuss the films for that evening's broadcast.
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Box Office For 6/29 To 7/1 - Madea Is Clearly Here To Stay; 'Beasts' Rules The Averages

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 1, 2012 7:18 PM
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I'd say that the big story this weekend is how well Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection did at the box office, with its predominantly Caucasian cast - a rarity for a Madea movie.

Note From The Editor - Technical Difficulties...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 1, 2012 11:07 AM
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Hey folks - just a quickie to let you all know that we've been experiencing server outage issues all weekend, and the IndieWire techies have been working diligently to resolve them.

Tyler Perry's 'Madea's Witness Protection' His Worst-Reviewed Movie Ever? Fans Strongly Disagree

  • By Courtney
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  • June 29, 2012 7:16 PM
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The above image tells the whole story; the disconnect between critics and fans; particularly of Tyler Perry's movies; even more particularly of Tyler Perry's Madea movies, which, on average, are his best performing films. 

Watch: Hip-Hop On Trial: Hip-Hop Doesn't Enhance Society, It Degrades it (1st Global Debate On Hip-Hop)

  • By Courtney
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  • June 29, 2012 6:50 PM
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I'd been waiting to watch this.

Tamron Hall In Talks To Become "The Today Show" Third Hour Co-Host

  • By Sergio
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  • June 29, 2012 4:59 PM
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So here's a lesson on how cutthroat the television business is. As you know, Ann Curry, the 15 year veteran of The Today Show and the program's official co-host with Matt Lauer since June 2011, got a shiv in the back by NBC this week.

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