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Lee Daniels' Polarizing 'The Paperboy' Picked Up, Gets Stateside Theatrical Release Date

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  • June 20, 2012 3:25 PM
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Lee Daniels' The Paperboy, which screened at the Cannes Film Festival last month - its world premiere, will be released by Millennium Entertainment in USA theaters on October 5.

'Think Like A Man' Heading To Blu-ray/DVD On August 28 w/ 5 Featurettes, Gag Reel

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  • June 20, 2012 3:12 PM
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It didn't reach the $100 million box office figures we were pushing for, but still a more than respectable (if not surprising) $90.6 million box office take thus far. It looks like it's settling into what will be its final tally.

RIP Influential Film Critic Andrew Sarris (Revisit His 'Mildly Unpleasant Encounter' w/ Spike Lee + Black Cinema Thoughts)

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  • June 20, 2012 2:31 PM
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I was on a program one time with Spike Lee, and we got into it. I said he has a problem. Very often right in the middle of a movie he's making he tries to make an aesthetic statement. There's a kind of pretentiousness in what he does sometimes. I think the best film by an African-American director... is Carl Franklin. I thought One False Move was one of the best movies by an African-American director. Singleton is interesting. Years ago, when the first Shaft movies came out and the Superfly movies came out, I was very much for them, because I felt that this was a possibility for the African-Americans to take over... and then the African-American intellectuals came out against these movies... And I thought that that was a mistake. So consequently what you have now is all these excellent African-American actors playing second banana to the white action heroes... I think Spike Lee is in a unique position. He's become an official spokesman, and he has a political significance. He is important. His first movie was quite fantastic. I think personally he's a better actor then he is a director. I think he's a very good actor, a very interesting actor, and I wish he'd do more acting then directing. That's just my opinion.

F. Gary Gray Announces Open Casting Call For His NWA Biopic (Details)

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  • June 20, 2012 1:21 PM
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Yes, it really is happening folks, with F. Gary Gray directing - the NWA biopic project, Straight Outta Compton - another one of those "in limbo" biopics I wrote about a little bit ago that just may be on its way to becoming realized.

Michonne Will Make Her Action Figure Debut At Comic-Con

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  • June 20, 2012 1:09 PM
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Watch Condola Rashad & Kenny Leon Talk 'Steel Magnolias' Remake In Behind-The-Scenes Clip

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  • June 20, 2012 12:47 PM
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Poster/Promo Trailer For Brit Crime Thriller 'FEDZ' (Ashley Walters, Joseph Marcell Co-Star)

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  • June 20, 2012 12:28 PM
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Poster and promo trailer for a Brit thriller titled FEDZ, from Q. Manso, starring a few names you'll recognize, like Ashley Walters, Ashley Chin and Joseph Marcell (Jeffrey the butler from The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air).

IDA Awards 2012 - Submit Your Doc! (Deadline Imminent)

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  • June 20, 2012 12:11 PM
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CALL FOR ENTRIES 2012

Upcoming BBC Documentary Will Ask 'Is Football Racist?'

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  • June 20, 2012 11:04 AM
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BBC3 is prepping an hour-long documentary that will tackle racism in football (or what we call soccer here in the west) with plans to broadcast the film on the same day that the verdict in the racism trial of English professional footballer, and former captain of the England national football team, John Terry, is expected to be delivered.

Rihanna To Star In DreamWorks Animation's 'Happy Smekday!' (Making Her Voice Acting Debut)

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  • June 20, 2012 10:30 AM
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