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Review: Chadwick Boseman's Performance Saves 'Get On Up' From Being an Incoherent Ride

  • By Zeba Blay
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  • July 31, 2014 10:58 AM
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The pacing may be messy, the direction disjointed, but its a testament to James Brown that his story and his music can ultimately withstand whatever structural flaws that plague this movie.

Woody Allen Says He Won’t Hire a Black Actor Unless the Role Calls for One... Whatever That Means

  • By Sergio
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  • July 31, 2014 10:24 AM
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  • 229 Comments
Woody Allen says there is a reason why black actors don't appear in his films. Whether it makes sense, is something else altogether.

Venezuelan Drama 'Bad Hair' (Boy Obsessed w/ Straightening His Hair) Comes to NYC This November

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • July 30, 2014 8:19 PM
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The Venezuelan drama "Bad Hair" (Pelo Malo), which has won several awards along its international film festival tour, will premiere stateside starting November 19 at NYC's Film Forum theater.

A Second Aaliyah Feature Film Project in the Works, Heading for the Big Screen?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 30, 2014 7:02 PM
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  • 21 Comments
Could this seemingly mystery project which Zane is apparently attached to write, be closer to what they envision, assuming it happens?

Open Doors Co-production Lab Will Focus on Sub-Saharan African Cinema This Year

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 30, 2014 5:49 PM
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Aims to help the directors and producers of the projects selected find partners for completion financing, and enable them to make their films.

Angela Bassett Will Play Desiree Dupre, Michael Chiklis' Wife, in 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 30, 2014 4:37 PM
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And as was the case in "Coven," characters played by Bassett and Kathy Bates will continue to be at war with one another.

For Its 4th edition, Locarno’s Carte Blanche Initiative Puts the Spotlight on Brazilian Cinema

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 30, 2014 3:23 PM
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This year’s eveny will welcome a delegation of more than 50 Brazilian professionals including producers, distributors, filmmakers, funders and journalists.

Quinton Aaron Will Struggle to Adapt in a Conservative, White, Midwestern Farm Town in 'Halfway'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 30, 2014 2:36 PM
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The drama tells the story of a recently released convict who faces the conflict of enduring ties with his old gang world, while struggling to adapt to a life on probation as the only black man in a conservative white Midwestern farm town.

There Are Other Roles to Play & Ways to Earn a Living in Hollywood. Consider the Location Scout...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 30, 2014 1:38 PM
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One of the many behind-the-camera positions that the majority of us probably don't give a single thought to, even though it's quite crucial to the movie-making process.
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Reminder: Starting Tonight, Halle Berry's 'Extant' Will Air at 10pm, Instead of 9pm

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 30, 2014 1:01 PM
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  • 5 Comments
After a strong 9.4 million total viewers debut, audience draw has gradually slipped since then, to around 6.5 million viewers - quite a significant drop-off, after just 3 episodes of what is expected to be a 13-episode season

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