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    Owner of Universal Pictures Admits The Obvious - 'Battleship' Is A Big Flop

    Alas not even the magnetic presence of Rihanna could save it from its doom. It's rare when a studio exec admits when the studio makes a mistake; but that's what happened this past Friday

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Snow White and the Huntsman' Surpasses Universal's Lowball Projections

    Universal’s “Snow White and the Huntsman” cast its spell on the weekend box office as it flew past early projections. The fantasy action-adventure film racked up an estimated $56.3 million to easily capture the top spot. Heading into the session most observers had “Snow White” opening in the $40 to ...

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    Weekend B.O. June 1-3 (The Mystery That Is Kristen Stewart)

    Kristen Stewart is, for me, another one of those "just-how-exactly-did-she-become-a-movie-star?" movie stars. I mean really?  Her screen presence is nil; she has only one expression on her face (either on or off the screen) - that of someone who just got a tooth pulled; and her w...

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Snow White And The Huntsman' Bucks Poor Tracking Worries, The 'Avengers' Breaks Two More All-Time Records

    Maybe that sequel will happen after all. Very clever, Universal. First, you announce that "Snow White and the Huntsman" is tracking a bit weak, possibly in the low 30s. Then, there's a "leak" that you've backtracked on a sequel since getting David Koepp to pen a follow-up...

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    Exclusive Clip: 'Quill: The Life Of A Guide Dog'

    “What sets this film above so many movies about animals is that it's about a dog who is realistic in every aspect.” – Roger Ebert, said in the Chicago Sun Times. As big dog lovers we're happy to present a clip from the film, "Quill: The Life Of A Guide Dog."&...

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    Black Women Film Festival Kicks Off June 14 w/ Julie Dash & 'Daughters Of The Dust'

    Julie Dash's classic Daughters of the Dust turns 21 this year.

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    Watch New Extended Trailer for 'Because I Love You'

    IT'S BACK! The film that everyone has a strong opinion about, Because I Love You, written and directed by Joseph Elmore (which we've covered before here on S & A - most recently HERE) has a new extended trailer.

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    Robert De Niro, Forest Whitaker Teach 50 Cent About Money, Fear, Respect In Trailer For 'Freelancers'

    Here's the first trailer for that Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson crime drama we first told you about in early 2011 and haven't written a word about since. Probably because there's been nothing about it to write about... until today, now that its trailer has turned up o...

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    Weekly Wrap: Cannes Reviews, Oscar Talk is Back, Trailer Watch, and Industry News

    Weekend Preview - it's slim pickings ahead but we steer you right. We give "Snow White and the Huntsman" a review and review round-up: it wants to everything it's not. Our review and review round-up for Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" in case you're planning ahead, this one promises stunning eye candy...

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    Watch Trailer For Delightful Short 'The Last/First Kiss' Starring Tracey Heggins & Carlton Byrd

    This lovely short film screened at the Boston International Film Festival in April, which is where I saw it.

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