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First Look At Octavia Spencer In Sci-Fi Actioner 'Snowpiercer'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 8, 2013 2:38 PM
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One of several films I'm really looking forward to checking out this year is South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-Ho's sci-fi thriller Snowpiercer.

A Sequel To Marlon Wayans' 'A Haunted House' Gets A Greenlight

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 8, 2013 1:53 PM
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Announced via press release this morning... A sequel to Marlon Wayans' found-footage horror-comedy, A Haunted House, has officially been greenlit

Contemporary Film Update Of 'Porgy And Bess' In Development

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 8, 2013 1:28 PM
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Well, well, well! Variety is reporting exclusively that a "re-envisioned" contemporary film version of Porgy And Bess is in development, with producers Mike Medavoy and Bobby Geisler, at the helm.

David Gyasi Joins John Boyega In BBC Feature Based On 'The Loss Of The Ship Essex, Sunk by A Whale'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 8, 2013 12:27 PM
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First announced last week Wednesday, John Boyega has been cast in a new BBC Two feature drama titled The Whale.

J. August Richards Books 'Top Secret Role' In Whedon's 'S.H.I.E.L.D' Serial (Nick Fury?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 8, 2013 11:54 AM
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Announced last August... the espionage and secret military law-enforcement agency in the Marvel Comics Universe, known as S.H.I.E.L.D, is heading at ABC as a serial, with Joss Whedon, who wrote and directed the big-screen version of The Avengers, shepherding, along with his brother Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen (Dollhouse).

Erika Alexander Pens & Shares Script For 'Mad Men' Episode 'With Negroes'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 8, 2013 11:18 AM
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When she's not creating new graphic novels with her husband Tony Puryear, or co-starring in Ernest Dickerson-directed new dramas for AMC, actress Erika Alexander is busy penning scripts for episodes of AMC's hit series Mad Men that will likely never be made... well actually, it's just one script, and, who knows, maybe it'll get some attention.

'American Promise,' 'God Loves Uganda' Collect Full Frame Trophies

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 8, 2013 10:42 AM
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Congratulations to Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson (directors of American Promise) and Roger Ross Williams (God Loves Uganda) for their big wins at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival over the weekend.

Watch Animated Drama About Bluesman's Faustian Bargain - 'Cross Roads' (Short Shouts!)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 8, 2013 10:12 AM
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This morning's Short Shout! comes from a team of French directors: Olivier Gros, Benoit Rimet, Scott Bono and Charles E. Farkas, with voices provided by Féodor Atkine as the Devil and Thierry Desroses as Tommy.

Weekend B.O. April 5-7 ('Evil' Lives!)

  • By Sergio
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  • April 7, 2013 12:20 PM
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Filmgoers wanted to be grossed out this weekend with Evil Dead taking the top spot with $26 million.

Thandie Newton's Cop Drama Series 'Rogue' Debuted This Week; Did You Watch? Thoughts?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 6, 2013 12:09 PM
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I'd forgotten that this new series was to premiere this week - on Wednesday. And it did, by the way. I really didn't see very much marketing for it online, or much conversation about it on all the social media sites that I'm practically connected to 18 hours a day.

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