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    S&A Live Podcast Returns Sunday: We'll Discuss "Red Tails," Spike Lee, Idris Elba, The Oscars + The Casting Of "Half Of A Yellow Sun"

    The S&A live podcast show returns from break Sunday at 3:00pm/est and we plan to bring it back with a BANG!  For starters, our format will be less "formal" so be prepared to expect the unexpected.  In addition, we'll integrate more of your comments in our conversations.&n...

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    Review: Michael Mann & David Milch's 'Luck' Is Slow Out Of The Gate, But Eventually Builds Into A Gallop

    The above quote, from a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, illustrates one of the fundamental frustrations in watching "Luck," the new horse racing world drama on HBO. Birthed by Michael Mann and David Milch ("Deadwood," "NYPD Blue"), their creative clashes during the production are no sec...

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    SUNDANCE REVIEW: Ira Sachs' 'Keep the Lights On' Taps Into a Personal Drama With Ease

    Ira Sachs' quiet, observational style conveys the rich texture of the characters' ever-changing behavior. It's deeply affecting, even when nothing much happens.

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    SUNDANCE REVIEW: Paul Dano's Best Performance Yet is in So Yong Kim's 'For Ellen'

    Nobody else could fit the role of a crestfallen rocker that Paul Dano embodies in director So Yong Kim's remarkable "For Ellen."

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    Animator Don Hertzfeldt on His New Short and Why He Wants to Make a Feature Next

    Don Hertzfeldt is at the end of one journey and the beginning of another. The indie animator, perhaps best known for his brilliant 2000 short "Rejected," has been steadily churning out spectacularly eccentric animations for years, working on his own using a 2-D process largely of his own m...

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    Oscar Watch: The Academy Expands Producer Credits for Best Picture Nominee 'Tree of Life'

    The Academy expanded the producer credits from the usual three to four for "The Tree of Life." The official nominees for the film are Sarah Green, Bill Pohlad, Dede Gardner and Grant Hill. They did not, however, include the film's star, Brad Pitt.

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    Spike Lee Is Jet Magazine's Cover Story

    Like I said earlier, this week has certainly been Spike Lee Week on S & A. I've lost count how many items we've had about him this week on the site. It seemed like everytime you turned around he was there, watching you, stalking you. 

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    Review: Katherine Heigl's 'One For The Money' Isn't Worth A Dime

    "One for the Money" brings Janet Evanovich’s beloved heroine Stephanie Plum to life on screen, a ditzy would-be bounty hunter who succeeds only in endangering the lives of anyone near her and dismissing the intelligence of audiences. Adapted from the 1994 novel of the same name,...

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    Trailer Watch: Short Film "Okechukwu" (A Nigerian Family Man In America Rediscovers Happiness -PAFF '12)

    The 17-min film Okechukwu, helmed by Anayo Amuzi, is part of the narrative short lineup in next month's Pan African Film Festival. The Nigerian/US production tells the story of a Nigerian man who is new to America, "works in a dead-end job and lives with his brother and his wife. While...

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    Major Shakeup At OWN (It's A Cutthroat Business)

    It's a mean cruel world out there as Lisa Erspamer surely learned this week...

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