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Official Synopsis + New Casting For Craig Robinson's Post-Apocalyptic Comedy "Rapture-Palooza"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 3, 2011 10:35 AM
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We first told you about this upcoming new project (titled Rapture-Palooza) back in March, when it was announced in a press release revealing Lionsgate's new micro-budget initiative; it was one of 3 or 4 titles mentioned in the release, and, at the time, its description was limited to just a one-liner that labeled it "a comedic look at life after the fallout of a religious apocalypse."
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Is He The Only Actor Right For Tarantino's Black Western?

  • By Sergio
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  • May 1, 2011 4:09 AM
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So in case you haven't heard, that little item I wrote yesterday morning regarding the plot details for Quentin Tarantino's black western Django Unchained, caused quite a buzz throughout the blogosphere all day. I had no idea it would cause such a fuss. I didn't know that the details of the film were being kept in secret... well that is until I blew the whole thing. We're been flooded with e-mails from insiders asking us how did we knew about it? Shortly afterward, both the William Morris Agency and The Weinstein Company confirmed that it was all true. That's just like me to start something. Ain't I a stinker?
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Who's Going To Star In Quentin Tarantino's Black Western?

  • By Sergio
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  • April 30, 2011 1:53 AM
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Admittedly, I'm not the greatest fan of Quentin Tarantino's work. He definitely knows how to put a film together, but I've always found him self-indulgent, too much in love with his own dialogue, and all his films have been nothing but pastiches, made entirely up of scenes from other movies. Everything in his movies is blatantly stolen from other films going back to even the 1940's. And since he knows that his main audience basically only knows movies from Star Wars on, his films look totally original to them.
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Anthony Mackie Offered Co-starring Role With Brad Pitt For "World War Z"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • April 29, 2011 11:31 AM
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Looks like the Hurt Locker is paying off royally for Anthony Mackie.
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Meagan Good Cast in 'Californication'

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 29, 2011 6:21 AM
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In case you can't get your Meagan Good fix on the big screen (her films Jumping the Broom, Video Girl, and Ticking will all be released this year), get ready to see her on the small screen in Showtime's Californication.
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Lenny Kravitz Wanted For "Hunger Games"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 29, 2011 1:34 AM
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So says Vulture.. although there's no information on what roles he's being offered.
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Beverly Johnson Is Playing Gabrielle Union's Mother In "Good Deeds" (Pic)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 28, 2011 10:23 AM
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"Me & the ever beautiful, timeless LEGEND...Beverly Johnson!!! Thanx Tyler for casting an icon to play my mama :)"
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Dwayne Johnson Taking Over For Terrence Howard In Charley Pride Biopic?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 28, 2011 1:58 AM
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Hmm... the short story goes... back in 2006, it was announced that Terrence Howard would reteam with his Hustle And Flow director, Craig Brewer, to produce a film based on the life of one of the few successful black country music stars, Charley Pride, with Howard in the title role.

More From Aretha Franklin On Halle Berry's Lack Of Interest In Playing Her...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 27, 2011 9:56 AM
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Recall back in January, when Halle Berry was asked by about her participation in Aretha Franklin’s biopic film (as already documented, Ms Berry was Aretha's first choice to play her in the film), and she responded stating, “I can’t sing! If I could carry a tune, I’d consider it. Someone should tell Aretha that I can’t do her justice.”
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Ving Rhames Will Lead David Gordon's Comedy Pilot "Black Jack"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • April 27, 2011 3:05 AM
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All you Ving Rhames fans have something good coming your way. He's set to play the lead character in a comedy pilot for Comedy Central network titled Black Jack. The project will be executive produced by David Gordon Green, director of Pineapple Express and George Washington among others.