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    RIP Gil Noble - Award-Winning Journalist, Producer & Host Of Ground Breaking TV Series "Like It Is"

    On the heels of Curtis' This Week In Black Television post, this sad piece of news was just released:

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    Trailer & Poster Arrives For Greta Gerwig/Joel Kinnaman Summer Rom-Com 'Lola Versus'

    It was somewhat underseen, but as indie relationship comedy-dramas about twentysomethings go (and it's not like there's a lack of them), 2009's "Breaking Upwards" was one of the better ones. Written by and starring Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister-Jones and directed by Wein, it follow...

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    'The Aggression Scale' Director Steven C. Miller To Helm Loose Remake Of 'Silent Night, Deadly Night' With Malcolm McDowell

    “PUNISH!” and “GARBAGE DAY!” are probably all expressions that fans of the “Silent Night, Deadly Night” films are used to hearing, as they are some of the key moments of gory absurdity in this increasingly convoluted and ridiculous series of slasher films. For tho...

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    Interview: 'Tent City USA' Director Steven Cantor Talks His Process, Documentary Storytelling & The Homelessness Issue

    Premiering on OWN on Thursday night, “Tent City USA” documents the lives of a group of homeless people in Nashville and the trials and tribulations they face in their quest to finds homes and a community, no matter how one might conceive of it. Executive producer Gabriel Byrne spearheade...

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    Watch Congressman Barney Frank Talk About Being Openly Gay In Politics

    Last night at a reception for the University of Toronto's Mark S. Bonham Centre For Sexuality Diversity Studies (of which I'm proudly an alumni), Congressman Barney Frank gave a lovely, inspiring speech about, among other things, why he decided to come out 25 years ago, and what it's ...

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    This Week in Black Television

    For the beginning of Spring there are a lot of going ons, together and tangentially, with Black folks in American television.  Forgoing announcements of castings and potential new shows that my fellow S&A writers diligently announce, this weekly forum is moreso based on what happened in th...

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    Trailer Watch: Oliver Stone's 'Savages' - Movie Stars, Drug Lords, Philanthropists & Threesomes

    On July 6, Oliver Stone's "Savages" debuts with its cast of one-time movie stars and potential movie stars, from John Travolta, Salma Hayek Benicio Del Toro and Uma Thurman to Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson and Blake Lively. Among the new trailer's revelations...

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    Insanity of Foreign Movie Posters: From 'Big Lebowski' to 'Apes'

    Ever feel like American movie posters are a watered down lost art? They often are, especially when compared to their foreign counterparts...

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    Preview CBS' New Harlem-Set Crime Drama "NY 22"

    Somehow we missed this. I couldn't find any past posts announcing it, so this is probably the first.

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    Cute Vintage Photo Of The Cast Of Characters In Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom'

    With so much Cannes speculation kicking around here's one thing we know for sure: Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" will be opening the festival. And frankly, that's pretty damn exciting. So far, the film has looked like a solid return to live-action filmmaking for the dir...

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