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First Look At Anne Hathaway (And Her Stunt Double) As Catwoman

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 5, 2011 3:41 AM
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Here's your first official look at Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, in the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises, from director Christopher Nolan. Also included are images of her stunt double, and to be frank, looking at the set of images, Nolan should have cast her stunt double for the role instead of Hathaway, who looks more like a teenage girl playing dress-up on Halloween.

First Trailer For Black/White French Buddy Comedy "Les Intouchables" Surfaces...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 5, 2011 2:50 AM
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On the heels of my post yesterday, announcing that it would make its world premiere as the closing night film at the 59th San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain next month, as well as a reminder that of the fact that Harvey Weinstein and his Weinstein Company have acquired both stateside distribution rights to the original film AND, more noteworthy, the English-language remake rights to the film... we now have our first look at the film via a teaser trailer.

Richard Ayoade Finds His Lead For Adaptation Of Dostoevsky‘s "The Double"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 5, 2011 1:31 AM
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Now that his directorial debut Submarine has had its moment in the spotlight, talented Brit, Richard Ayoade , is on to the next one (to quote Jay-Z).

Viola Davis Creates Production Company w/ Period Piece On Black Homesteaders + New HBO Deal Project

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 4, 2011 7:22 AM
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Just read a new Times magazine profile of Viola Davis in anticipation of the release of The Help, which she stars in. But don't worry, while the article laments Ms Davis' *unfair* status in the industry, having to play supporting BBF or downtrodden roles more often than not (she took the minister role in Tyler Perry's Madea Goes To Jail partly because she'd gone 7 months without getting any other work at the time), I'm not going to talk about The Help (again).

What Would You Say Is The Most Important Black Film Of The Decade?

  • By Sergio
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  • August 4, 2011 7:05 AM
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Funny but we haven't asked this question before on S & A, so why not go ahead ask it now. What, in your opinion, is the most important black film of the past decade? For me the answer is pretty obvious... Precious.

Black/White French Buddy Comedy "Les Intouchables" To Premiere At San Sebastian + USA Remake News

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 4, 2011 5:06 AM
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A new French film I wrote about titled Intouchables (Untouchable), will make its world premiere as the closing night film at the 59th San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain next month.

Idris Elba Will Direct Music Video For 1st Single From Angie Stone's Upcoming Album

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 4, 2011 4:35 AM
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Idris Elba has already expressed his interest in directing, with a feature film project already being developed for him to helm some time in the next year, which would be his directorial debut. The BBC-commission film is said to be "a small tale about a young girl" which he's been working on for about a year, and hopes to begin shooting by the end of this year.

Vivica Fox Talks Role In "Femme Fatales," Casting Choices, The "Vivica Fox" Brand, New Talk Show...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 4, 2011 4:23 AM
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Recorded at Comic-Con late last month. Shaky camera work, but I actually enjoyed the 13-minute conversation, and even got to know her a little more - especially when she talks about her motivations in the latter half of the recording.

Louis Armstrong Was Born Today... What's Going On With Forest Whitaker's Biopic? Charles Dutton's?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 4, 2011 2:44 AM
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Today in history... August 4th 1901, jazzman Louis Armstrong (aka Satchmo), one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century, was born in New Orleans, LA, the grandson of slaves.

Dee Rees ("Pariah") Signs w/ WME; Hired To Pen Script For Original Thriller Next

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 4, 2011 2:02 AM
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Writer/director of Pariah, Dee Rees has reportedly switched representation, moving from UTA, who initially signed her soon after her film debuted at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, to WME. No particular reasons were given.