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Cannes 2012: Marlon Wayans' Directorial Debut, Co-Starring Essence Atkins, Looking For A USA Home

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 17, 2012 1:40 PM
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Announced on this site in early February... Essence Atkins and Marlon Wayans star in the indie comedy/spoof titled Smart Ass, which is decribed as a spoof of all those found-footage flicks that have been released quite a bit in recent years.

"A Walk Among The Tombstones" Gets Some Life Again; Will TJ Come Along For The Ride?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 17, 2012 1:18 PM
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Liam Neeson isn't at all the face I pictured when I read this novel awhile ago. For starters, I imagined someone younger actually - maybe early to mid-40s. Neeson will be 60 next month.

Does The New "Prometheus" International Poster Reveal Idris Elba's Character's Fate?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 17, 2012 12:29 PM
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A week or so ago, Sergio asked for your thoughts on whether Idris Elba's character in the film lives until the end, or if he succumbs to the "Brotha Rule" - token black guy whose purpose really is to be sacrificed so that the others (the white characters) can live.

3 UK *Urban-Themed* Productions Hit US Shores: "Shank," "Anuvahood," & "Sket"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 17, 2012 12:02 PM
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2 British films we've covered are now available here in the USA on DVD/Blu-ray/VOD, with a third one on the way, scheduled for an end-of-the-month Stateside release.

French Rapper-Turned-Actor Joeystarr Co-Stars In "Polisse" (Criticize His Performance At Your Own Risk)

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • May 17, 2012 8:59 AM
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The feature-length French police procedural Polisse, from director/writer Maïwenn, has been garnering acclaim since 2011, when it took home the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.  This year, it received an impressive 13 César Award nominations; including a Best Supporting Actor nod to rapper/actor Joeystarr.

"Bolden!" Director In No Rush To Release Jazz Icon Biopic, May Be Another 12-18 Months

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • May 17, 2012 8:30 AM
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It's been four years since filming ended on Jazz icon Buddy Bolden's biopic Bolden! with Anthony Mackie in the titular role. Yet, we are still waiting to hear any news on its release! We last gave you some updates a year ago, when Cynthia posted this piece with some updates via the film's producer Jon Cornick; he said the film was still in the editing phase, but will hopefully screen at festivals towards the end of 2011.

First Looks At K'Naan, Patricia McKenzie In David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 16, 2012 9:27 PM
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Who knew? I didn't know before today that rapper K'Naan and actress Patricia McKenzie both co-star in David Cronenberg's eagerly-anticipated Cosmopolis. Twilight star Robert Pattinson looks to wash off all that vampire angst (and teenage girl fans) in what looks like quite a shift for him.

Noel Clarke's "4.3.2.1" Coming To Blu-Ray DVD In July From Universal

  • By Sergio
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  • May 16, 2012 9:04 PM
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That Noel Clarke sure cranks them out doesn't he? He's written 10 movies already, and has acted in too many to count - TV and films roles, although practically none of them has made it across the Big Pond (With the exception of Centurion which is the only film which comes to mind right now).

It's Official! "The Boondocks" Will Return For A Fourth Season

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 16, 2012 8:38 PM
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Cannes 2012: Halle Berry Thriller "The Hive" Being Shopped At The Marché; June Start Date Planned

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 16, 2012 8:13 PM
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Film sales company Sierra/Affinity has come onboard to rep Brad Anderson's (Vanishing On 7th Street, The Machinist) Halle Berry thriller The Hive, and is currently in Cannes shopping the project (and a few others) around to international buyers.

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