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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

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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.

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