Shadow and Act

Michael Jai White Wants To "Push NC-17" w/ "Spawn" Reboot; May Produce Himself

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 22, 2011 5:23 AM
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We've known that creator Todd McFarlane has been working on and pushing for a reboot of Spawn, which was adapted into a 1997 feature film, starring Michael Jai White (reviews were mixed, though I liked it; not sure how well it holds up today though).

Updates On "A Contract With God" Adaptation Which Barry Jenkins Is Attached To Co-Direct

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 22, 2011 4:45 AM
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Announced about a year ago, the graphic novel, A Contract With God And Other Tenement Stories, published in 1978 by the late cartoonist, Will Eisner, is being adapted into a feature-length film with 4 directors attached to direct each of the four short stories the book tells: A Contract With God, The Super, The Street Singer, and Cookalein.

"Attack The Block" Star John Boyega On Learning From "The Wire" + Hollywood Calling

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 22, 2011 4:09 AM
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"Mr. Boyega said he learned to play Moses by watching the laconic drug dealers from Season 4 of “The Wire.” He explained, “I knew I wouldn’t have a lot of dialogue, so it means telling the story through your eyes all the time... The film has vastly increased his visibility, helping him land an agent at CAA... he is already making regular trips to Los Angeles to pursue new projects and fantasizing about a full-time Hollywood life...”

Open Casting Call For Tyler Perry's "I, Alex Cross" Happening Tomorrow In Cleveland, OH

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 22, 2011 3:17 AM
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Now you too can be in a Tyler Perry movie! A casting call will be held this weekend in Cleveland, OH for I, Alex Cross; these are paid gigs too, by the way.

Thandie Newton Will Star In Revival Of "Death And The Maiden"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 22, 2011 2:42 AM
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Thandie Newton is taking her thespian skills to the stage to star in the first West End (London's equivalent of Broadway) revival of Death And The Maiden.

102nd NAACP Convention To Include Screening Of "The Help" Followed By Discussion w/Stars & Director

  • By Jasmin
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  • July 22, 2011 2:07 AM
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Yes, really.

Your Mid-Year In Cinema Review (Survey)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 20, 2011 7:29 AM
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The above poster says it all doesn't it?

Watch The $10 Million Opening Sequence That Was Cut From "Superman Returns"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 20, 2011 5:50 AM
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I wasn't at all a fan of Bryan Singer's 2006 film of the superhero; would my lack of appreciation for it have been positively influenced if this 5 1/2-minute intro sequence from the extras on the recently-released Superman anthology Blu-ray, wasn't left on the cutting room floor? Uh... no. And it cost $10 million! How many movies could Spike Lee have made with that?

Mo'Nique Considering First Post-"Precious" Feature - Indie Dramedy "Bumped"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 19, 2011 11:49 AM
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Well... it took over 2 years, but it looks like comedienne/actress/host Mo'Nique has found a project she's ready to tackle as her next feature film (the long-in-gestation Hattie McDaniel biopic she's attached to aside).

Watch: "People's Champion: The Eli Porter Documentary" (Follow-Up To "Behind The Battle")

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 19, 2011 9:54 AM
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So, the long story short, which some of you may already be familiar with, goes... the 2008 YouTube viral video immediately following, which, so far, has attracted over 3 million views, inspired the 33-minute investigative documentary piece (released earlier today) that follows underneath (Language warning):