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Trailer For "Luke Cage" Movie Surfaces... White Luke Cage That Is...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 9, 2011 5:01 AM
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Let's not give Marvel Studios any ideas shall we. So, funny or not?

How Much Influence Do Movie Critics Have On Your Film Selections?

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • September 8, 2011 7:07 AM
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  • 18 Comments
It's an age-old debate regarding the real impact film critics and reviewers have. There are those that swear up and down getting specific reviewers to co-sign a film can equate, at the very least, critical success of a movie while others think those days are a bygone era.

Three Major Studios Rumored To Be On Bidding Battle Over Steve McQueen's "Shame"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 8, 2011 1:43 AM
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A follow-up to Tambay's story posted today about the "distributor trials" caused by the film's uncompromising sexual content.

USA Distributor Trials For Steve McQueen's "Shame" Driven By Controversial Subject Matter

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 7, 2011 2:15 AM
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Word on the street (from articles I read on both Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter) this morning are that, thanks to it explicit depictions of the symptoms of sexual addiction - including "male and female full-frontal nudity, graphic depictions of straight/gay/threeway sex, masturbation, urination and a gruesome suicide attempt," as THR puts it, Steve McQueen's sophomore feature directorial effort Shame, which stars Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan and Nicole Beharie, is guaranteed an "NC-17" rating here in the USA.

Preview African Immigrant Tragedy "The Invader" + Watch Bold NSFW Opening Scene

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 6, 2011 12:21 PM
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We totally missed this one in our highlighting of titles screening at the Toronto International Film Festival as well as the Venice Film Festival (it's at both festivals); one of a handful of films that explore some angle of the African immigrant's experience in Europe, to put it broadly. And if the below clip (the film's opening sequence), along with the film's synopsis are of any indication, this is one that's primed for controversy.

Mos Def Says He's Retiring "Mos Def" Name: "It's Time To Expand & Move On"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 6, 2011 11:22 AM
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Speaking with MTV this past weekend at Rock The Bells... (aka Yasiin):

TNT Cancels “HawthoRNe”

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 2, 2011 4:19 AM
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  • 18 Comments
From Deadline just minutes ago:

Controversial Dutch Novel About Jewish Man In Search Of "Real Negro Women" Getting Film Treatment

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 2, 2011 2:45 AM
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The book, titled Alleen Maar Nette Mensen (or Only Decent People) doesn't appear to have been translated to English yet, as I couldn't find an English-language version of it. But if anyone does, feel free to let the rest of us know.

Summer Box Office Recap Tells The Sordid Tale...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 2, 2011 1:06 AM
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So... in light of the podcast we just aired, if you wonder why studios are more sequel/prequel/remake/reboot happy these days than ever, just check the below stats.

Watch Marc Anthony and Jada Pinkett Smith 'Get It On' for TNT's "Hawthorne"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 1, 2011 10:15 AM
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I don't watch the show, but I know some or many of you do. Here's a sexy clip of Salsa singer/actor Marc Anthony and Jada Pinkett Smith for TNT's Hawthorne. I must say, I've never thought of Marc Anthony this way before. :-/ They have some good chemistry....hmm...