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    Will Either Of These Black Actors Get The Key To The TARDIS?

    Any time there's an opening for the coveted role of the BBC's Doctor Who, the names of a few black actors get tossed around as possible candidates.

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    Ketchup Entertainment Acquires Slave-themed Drama 'Savannah' Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor

    Ketchup Entertainment Acquires Slave-themed Drama 'Savannah' Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor

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    Amanda Seyfried, Chiwetel Ejiofor & Chris Pine To Star In 'Z For Zachariah' For 'Compliance' Helmer Craig Zobel

    The apocalypse is terrifying at the best of times, but when the concept of oblivion hits you through young adult literature -- as the teens of today are finding out through "The Hunger Games," "Divergent," "The Knife Of Never Letting Go" et al -- it's almost guaranteed to lead to some sleepless nigh...

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    Cannes 2013 - Chiwetel Ejiofor Joins Cast Of Sci-Fi Thriller 'Z For Zachariah'

    Cannes 2013 - Chiwetel Ejiofor Joins Cast Of Sci-Fi Thriller 'Z For Zachariah'

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    Watch: First Clip From 'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor & Thandie Newton

    Timed to coincide with the forthcoming release of "Americanah," the third novel from heavy-hitting Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the first look at the adaptation of her prize-winning second novel "Half of a Yellow Sun" has arrived, and a handsome fellow it is too.

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    No Surprise - MPAA Gives Steve McQueen's 'Twelve Years A Slave' An 'R' Rating

    But of course! If the MPAA had rated it PG13, or anything other than an "R," I'd be very concerned.

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    McQueen's 'Twelve Years a Slave,' Starring Pitt, Ejiofor and Fassbender, Gets Oscar-Friendly 2013 Release Date

    Fox Searchlight took a huge gamble picking up Steve McQueen's Toronto 2010 entry "Shame," starring Michael Fassbender as a tormented sex addict, which hit theaters in 2011. Fans of McQueen's work (which also includes 2008's "Hunger") have been chomping at the bit for his next film. Searchlight is gi...

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    Fox Searchlight Announces December 27, 2013 Release Date For 'Twelve Years A Slave'

    Excitement: We will be releasing Steve McQueen's TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE (C. Ejiofor, B. Pitt & M. Fassbender) on December 27, 2013!

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    Premature Oscar Predictions: The 2014 Best Actor Nominees

    As part of our steady quest to go cold turkey from the Oscar season over the next few days, we've been running down some of our possibilities for the films that will be elbowing each other for awards in 2014. Yesterday, we looked at Best Picture, and today, we turn to Best Actor, won this year by Da...

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    Early Reactions To 'Twelve Years A Slave' Suggest Average Black Audiences Won't Like It

    A film I'm eagerly-anticipating this year, which we believe will likely premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May, is Steve McQueen's Twelve Years A Slave - one of 7 more slave-themed films I highlighted in a January post, that we can expect some time this year.

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