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Multiple Award Winning Congolese Crime Drama "Viva Riva!" Now Streaming On Netflix!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 28, 2011 11:06 PM
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In my review of Djo Tunda Wa Munga's crime drama, Viva Riva!, I highlighted the film's audacious depictions of the kind of orchestrated sexuality and violence rarely seen in African cinema (specifically cinema of the DRC - the Democratic Republic Of The Congo, where such scenes, while a reflection of reality, are taboo); a kind of "fuck-you" to the status quo in a country that hadn't seen a feature film produced in over 2 decades.

David Cronenberg Explains What Happened To The Spy Thriller, "The Matarese Circle," That Denzel Washington And Tom Cruise Were To Star In

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • November 28, 2011 7:57 PM
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In a bidding war back in 2008, MGM paid $3 million dollars for the rights to Robert Ludlulm's popular novel The Matarese Circle.  Much like his well known Bourne Identity franchise, the book revolves around the world of espionage. 

"Men in Black III" Teaser Poster Featuring Will Smith Released (Optical Illusion?)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • November 28, 2011 6:52 PM
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Courtesy of Collider, here's the trippy first teaser poster for next summer's release Men in Black III, which by the way, will hit theaters in 4D on May 25th, 2012.

Forest Whitaker & Common To Star In Indie Crime Drama "Pawn" w/ Michael Chiklis, Ray Liotta

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 28, 2011 4:30 PM
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Forest Whitaker and Common will team with Michael Chiklis and Ray Liotta for an indie crime feature film titled Pawn.
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Updates On Spike Lee's "Oldboy" - Shoot Dates, New Plot Elements Added, Ending A Bit Darker, More...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 28, 2011 3:45 PM
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Collider spoke to producer Roy Lee about a number of upcoming projects on his slate, including Spike Lee's Oldboy adaption, which Josh Brolin is attached to star in.

Jamie Chung Gives Details On RZA's Upcoming Directorial Debut "The Man With The Iron Fists"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • November 28, 2011 12:21 PM
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We've given you tidbits here and there on the martial arts, action flick The Man With The Iron Fists, the soon-to-be-released directorial debut of the RZA.  Recently, Pam Grier described her character and now actress Jamie Chung, who also co-stars in it, gives us some details on this highly anticipated film.

"The Strange Thing About The Johnsons" Director Ari Aster Talks To Shadow & Act About His Provocative & Controversial Short Film

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • November 28, 2011 12:16 PM
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A little over a week ago, Shadow and Act introduced many readers to a short film that had the internet abuzz with all types of mixed emotions.  It seemed that most who viewed director Ari Aster's The Strange Thing About The Johnsons had a strong reaction to it, and a personal opinion regarding the film's meaning.  Well, S&A reached out to Aster and he has provided answers to a lot of the questions our readers had about his film.

Persia White Joins Cast Of "Vampire Diaries"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 28, 2011 10:27 AM
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Persia White of Girlfriends fame has joined the cast of The Vampire Diaries - a show I'm not at all familiar with.

Tyler Perry's Open Letter To Penn State Victim

  • By Sergio
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  • November 28, 2011 8:34 AM
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One day in the year 2026 there will be a entire week during which Tyler Perry will NOT be mentioned on Shadow and Act. We're constantly getting comments from readers on why we do. Simple. The fact is that as long as he makes news we have to cover it, so here is this week's first item.

Kenya's "Silicon Savannah" On Becoming An Animation Powerhouse

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 27, 2011 6:40 PM
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Variety gives Kenyan animators in Kenya some shine...