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First-Look At Samuel L. Jackson In Live-Action Adaptation Of Japanese Anime 'Kite'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 10, 2013 1:47 PM
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First, as an aside... Maybe it's just me, but I suddenly realized that this is the 3rd pairing of an older black actor with a younger white actress in upcoming features we've recently profiled. There's the Denzel Washington Equalizer reboot, which just tapped Chloe Moretz as the female lead; and there's also the Will Smith Warner Bros. project titled Focus, which initially had Kristen Stewart attached to co-star in a film about an inexperienced female con artist (Stewart) who teams up with a more seasoned male con artist (Smith). But Stewart is no longer attached at the moment. However, I'm sure another young white actress will replace her eventually.

DVD/VOD Review - 'Unthinkable' (Samuel L Jackson Yells A Lot And Does Some Bad Things)

  • By Malcolm Woodard
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  • April 3, 2013 1:31 PM
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What a silly exercise Unthinkable is. It's just not very good! In fact, for a film centered on material of such gravity, it's more comical than it likely intended to be. I laughed. A lot. From Samuel L. Jackson's usual obnoxious screaming-man routine, to the film's preposterous setups, horrible, hackneyed dialogue, and ringing endorsement for torture, I'm not certain what exactly drew the film's impressive cast to the material. It's just absurd.

Adaptation Of Japanese 'Kite' (Starring Samuel L. Jackson) Gets New Director, Shoots This Month

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 4, 2013 11:35 AM
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In my interview with Samuel L. Jackson in December, ahead of the release of Django Unchained, he mentioned that one of the projects on his slate was a live-action adaptation of a Japanese anime film called Kite (Yasuomi Umetsu’s 1998 work), which was to be directed by David R. Ellis (who also directed Mr Jackson in Snakes On A Plane).

Samuel L. Jackson Indie Thriller 'Reasonable Doubt' Picked Up By Lionsgate For 2013 Release

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 3, 2013 11:24 AM
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One of the hardest working men in showbiz, Samuel L. Jackson's indie drama Reasonable Doubt, which he stars in alongside Dominic Cooper and Gloria Reuben, has been picked up by Lionsgate (US rights), and will be sold internationally by Voltage Pictures.

'Django Unchained' Opens Big Today; What We Thought + What You Thought...

  • By Courtney
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  • December 25, 2012 7:06 PM
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Since Django Unchained opened today, Christmas Day, to impressive numbers ($10 to $13 million according to Deadline, opening on 3,010 screens), and some other outlets are releasing their reviews, I thought we'd remind you all that both Sergio and Tambay saw the film and reviewed it separately about 2 weeks ago, each with different reactions to it.

Samuel L. Jackson On His Attraction To Tarantino, Sleeping w/ White Women On Screen, Working A Lot, Dream & Challenging Roles, Oscar, More...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 19, 2012 3:33 PM
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Samuel L. Jackson On 'Snakes On A Plane 2,' Dressing In Drag, Not Giving A F*ck & Doing TV

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 18, 2012 1:44 PM
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Exclusive: Samuel L. Jackson Says Rodrigo Garcia Will Direct Him In 'Ptolemy Grey' Adaptation

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 17, 2012 4:49 PM
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More Than A Few Words (Maybe Too Many...) About 'Django Unchained'

  • By Sergio
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  • December 12, 2012 12:05 AM
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Oh boy here we go…

Samuel L. Jackson Eyed To Play Tarzan's Sidekick In Big Screen Adaptation Of Burroughs' Novel

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 15, 2012 11:06 AM
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It looks like Mr Hustle & Flow, Craig Brewer is no longer attached to write and direct this, as was announced late last year. I was actually kind of curious to see how he would approach to material, given some of his comments about it around the same time - like the fact that it was a "passion project" for him, with the plan being to tell the Tarzan story over three (3) films; and finally, he had this to say, with regards to the potentially explosive racial subtext in the material...