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Jamie Foxx Confirms He's Tarantino's Django - "It'll Be Amazing" (Video)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 5, 2011 1:17 AM
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I suppose this makes it official... starts at about the 50 second mark.

Revival Of "On A Clear Day You Can See Forever" w/ Gender & Race Twist Coming To Broadway

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 1, 2011 7:28 AM
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A revival of the musical On A Clear Day You Can See Forever is coming to Broadway this fall, although this one will be with a major twist.

Spike Lee: "Inside Man" Sequel isn't Happening + More...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 1, 2011 3:33 AM
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“I haven’t made a feature film in three years... Inside Man was my most successful film... But we can’t get the sequel made. And one thing Hollywood does well is sequels. The film’s not getting made. We tried many times. It’s not going to happen... But money is a big part of film, unlike a lot of other art forms.”

Film Based On Sneezing Baby Panda Viral Video In The Works...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 30, 2011 7:41 AM
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To be titled The Life and Times of Sneezing Baby Panda, the film will follow an Australian zoologist who travels to China to "save" the baby panda, in an effort to raise money to save her own struggling zoo. Production on the $1.3 million project will be in October.

Naomie Harris Working On Jane Austen-esque Film But With Black People

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 30, 2011 5:59 AM
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Lifted from an interview with Naomie Harris on the Little White Lies blog:

Michael Rapaport Unapologetic About Tribe Called Quest Doc; Done Appeasing Q-Tip; "You're No Jay-Z"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 30, 2011 3:26 AM
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The film opens next week, but Q-Tip has thus far continued to stand by his decision to not support it, and hasn't done any publicity for it either, leaving that up to his partners in crime, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi White, who have all gotten behind director Michael Rapaport's directorial debut, an homage to the group that he loves so much, A Tribe Called Quest.

Joseph Conrad's "Heart Of Darkness" As A Spacebound Sci-Fi Flick?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 30, 2011 1:08 AM
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A sci-fi version of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness? One of the most controversial tales over the last century+, telling the story of Marlow, the cargo boat captain in Africa at the end of the 19th century, on assignment to return Kurtz, an ivory trader with a reputation, who encounters the "darkness" of the Congo wilderness, and the "darkness" that resides within human beings, after witnessing the brutalization of Africans by white European traders. Read on from Variety:

Another Intriguing Actor Joins Cast Of Tyler Perry's "Alex Cross" Movie - Giancarlo Esposito

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 29, 2011 3:11 AM
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Well damn! The casting of Tyler Perry's Alex Cross movie continues to get interesting. If anything, he's surrounding himself with some respected talents. But he's the star, so even with today's news, the movies success will still weigh heavily on his shoulders.

All-You-Can-Watch Netflix Model Coming To Theatrical Releases (Co-Created By Stacy Spikes)

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  • June 29, 2011 3:04 AM
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Things that make you go hmm... is this what the future might look like? All you cinephiles out there should be interested in this:

Will Smith Taps Denzel Washington To Star In Katrina Drama "The American Can"

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  • June 29, 2011 2:27 AM
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One of the dozens on projects on Will Smith's future slate... a film initially announced almost exactly 2 years ago, in May 2009, when Sony Pictures and Smith's Overbrook Entertainment picked up the movie rights to the story of an ex-Marine who orchestrated the rescue of hundreds of his neighbors during the Hurricane Katrina disaster.