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Watch: Blaxploitation Icon Ron Van Clief In "The Black Kung Fu Experience"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • April 11, 2012 8:49 PM
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If you're a big fan of kung fu flicks from the 70's like I am, you'll enjoy this interview clip (posted below) with Ron Van Clief of The Black Kung Fu Experience documentary.

Spanish Language Teaser Poster for "Django Unchained" Surfaces

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 11, 2012 7:54 PM
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A first teaser poster for Quentin Tarantino's slavery spaghetti western Django Unchained surfaced online today. The Spanish-language poster was released by Sony Pictures International, who will handle foreign distribution for the film.

Screen Gems Hoping Crossover Appeal for "Think Like A Man" + First Reviews and Tim Story Interview

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 11, 2012 6:23 PM
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Will Packer and Screen Gems are working overtime in their marketing and campaigning efforts for Tim Story's Think Like A Man, out in theaters next Friday 4/20.

Robbie Jones Goes Back in Time To Change The Future in Syfy's Pilot "Rewind"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 11, 2012 5:25 PM
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Robbie Jones (Hellcats), who will be seen next on the big screen in Tyler Perry's The Marriage Counselor, due out next year, has joined Syfy's two-hour pilot Rewind.

It Looks Like Donald Glover Will Be In "Amazing Spider-Man" After All...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 11, 2012 5:08 PM
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Remember the Donald Glover For Spiderman campaign that inspired all kinds of fanboy outrage in late 2010?

Despite Flops, Studios Still Want Eddie Murphy. Why? (An Analogy You'll Love)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 11, 2012 4:27 PM
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Found this old piece on the New York Times website, though still thought it relevant today, in light of recent Eddie Murphy *events.*

Stoner Comedy "Budz House" Gets Official Trailer + Poster + Theatrical Release Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 11, 2012 2:49 PM
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A project we first alerted you to last fall, now has an official trailer and, maybe surprisingly, is getting a theatrical release to boot!

Official Trailer For "The Magic Of Belle Isle" (Morgan Freeman As Reclusive, Cranky Writer/Drunk)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 11, 2012 2:06 PM
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Can't say I've heard much buzz around this project... yet; although it won't be out until July 6th, which seems like an odd date to release a drama like this. But maybe the thinking is that it could be a bit of counter programming, given what will be a deluge of mega-budgeted summer action flicks.

Anthony Mackie Bulks Up For "Pain And Gain," Dons Green Alien-Like Costume (Pics)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 11, 2012 1:26 PM
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Has Anthony Mackie always been this diesel, or did he do it just for this particular project? Or does the photo add a few pounds as the saying goes.

Hollywood & The Ministry Of "Silly Accents"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 11, 2012 12:50 PM
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So... maybe we should all just agree that, just as an article I read on the Guardian UK's site said: "unless one casts Indians to play Indians (unlike Alec Guinness in A Passage to India, 1984), Danes to play Danes (instead of accent-prone Meryl Streep's Karen Blixen in Out of Africa, 1985), Irishmen to play Irishmen (to avoid the many begorrah horrors) etc, most accents [in movies] border on caricature," and thus we should just accept that fact, instead of griping every time an actor's/actress's attempt at an unfamiliar accent fails?!

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