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Confirmed! Spike Lee Will Direct USA Adaptation Of “Oldboy.” Will Will Smith Star?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 11, 2011 6:50 AM
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Well... it's no long just speculation.

Weinstein Company Acquires US Remake Rights To French Buddy Comedy "Les Intouchables"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 11, 2011 5:50 AM
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I keep saying that I'm going to finally commit to becoming fluent in French, but I just haven't gotten around to it yet! Any native French speakers in NYC who want to hook me up with some lessons, send me an email. Seriously...!

Octavia Spencer On Criticism Of "The Help": "We've Gotten So PC..."

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 11, 2011 3:59 AM
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We've read Viola Davis' take on the project... some of it anyway. Go HERE if you missed that post. Today, we've got her co-star, Octavia Spencer, who plays one of the film's lead characters, the bold and cantankerous maid Minnie.

Viola Davis On Her Role In "The Help": "Of Course I Had Trepidations" + More...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 9, 2011 2:19 AM
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"Of course I had trepidations. Why do I have to play the mammy? But what do you do as an actor if one of the most multifaceted and rich roles you've ever been given is a maid in 1962 Mississippi? Do you not take the role because you feel like in some ways it's not a good message to send to Black people? No. The message is the quality of the work. That is the greater message... As Black women, we're always given these seemingly devastating experiences - experiences that could absolutely break us. But what the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls the butterfly. What we do as Black women is take the worst situations and create from that point."

"Jumping The Broom" DVD/Blu-Ray Release Date & Bonus Details

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 8, 2011 5:30 AM
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Your reactions to the film were mixed - some enjoyed it, others didn't. C'est la vie... so it goes.

A Space Invaders Movie Is Coming... Of Course!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 8, 2011 2:11 AM
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From the Hollywood Reporter... why even bother with a comment; I'm sure it'll be a centi-million dollar hit:

Watch Now: Teaser for Team Sizzle's "The Coalition"

  • By Jasmin
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  • July 7, 2011 9:32 AM
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The Coalition is the first feature film to emerge from Team Sizzle, the independent film company financed by Baltimore Ravens football player Terrell Suggs.

French Comedy "Les Mythos" Premieres with Rising Talent Ralph Amoussou

  • By Jasmin
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  • July 7, 2011 7:10 AM
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One of our readers recently turned us on to rising young actor Ralph Amoussou (left), who at 22 years old already has a budding career in French theater, television and film. His latest, Les Mythos, is set to hit Paris theaters on July 11th.

"21 Jump Street" Movie Gets R-Rating + Official Synopsis

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 7, 2011 6:06 AM
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Jonah Hill already announced via Tweeter over the weekend that his big-screen adaptation of the popular late 1980s/early '90s TV cop drama 21 Jump Street, has officially wrapped principal photography, and will hit theaters on March 16, 2012.

Watch Samuel Jackson Explain His Hopes For "The Mountaintop" Broadway Play

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • July 6, 2011 9:23 AM
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Here's a small clip of Samuel Jackson explaining his hopes and expectations of the Katori Hall Broadway play he stars in, The Mountaintop--a production we've been psyched about for some time now.