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    Tracee Ellis Ross Explains Her Sudden 'Reed Between The Lines' Departure

    "It was that BET hadn't decided if they were picking up the show yet or not [...] During that time when they didn't know, I was offered a really amazing pilot for NBC, and BET graciously allowed me to go and do it [...] Then the timing got complicated and there was a need to move f...

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    'Louie,' Women and the Unsuccessful Adventures of Chloe Sevigny, Girl Detective

    What kind of bookstore is Louie frequenting that's so filled with increasingly out-there responses to the manic pixie dream girl? In "Looking for Liz/Lilly Changes," last night's "Louie," Louis C.K.'s character finds himself dreaming of Liz, the vibrant, unstable woma...

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    Martin Scorsese's 'The Wolf of Wall Street' Script Calls For Gene Hackman Voice-Over, Dwarf Tossing & More

    With a star-studded cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, and Jonah Hill along with source material delving into Wall Street greed and betrayal, Martin Scorsese's latest film, “The Wolf of Wall Street,” seems to be his return to recognizable territory of horrible deeds done by extra...

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    6th African Diaspora International Film Festival In Washington, DC Kicks Off Today (Details)

    Details below on the 6th African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) In Washington, DC, starting today, at the Goethe Institute, and ending on Sunday, the 26th. Included in the lineup are a number of films we've profiled in previous posts, like The Story Of Lovers Rock,&n...

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    Help Jamal Igle Kickstart his 10-Year Old Superhero Project MOLLY DANGER (6 More Days to Go)

    Courtesy of Newsarama.com, the best website out there for comic book news, comes news of a new creator-owned project from one of the top African-American artists in the industry. 

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    Ron Fricke & Mark Magidson Discuss Using Both 70mm & Digital In Their Gorgeous Experimental Doc 'Samsara'

    Cinematic poetry can be scoffed at, labeled pretentious, and thoroughly dismissed without a second thought. But somehow, Ron Fricke’s “Baraka,” a “non-verbal documentary” that uses time-lapse photography and impressionable ambulatory cinematography to chart the human race through more than twenty co...

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    'Rollaball' - Doc On Ghanaian Polio Survivors & Their Skateboard-Inspired Brand Of Soccer (Fundraising)

    Produced by Steven Markovitz (he also produced Viva Riva!), and directed by Eddie Edwards, Rollaball is a feature-length documentary, currently in production, about Ghana’s skate soccer team, the Rolling Rockets, who play a skateboard-inspired version of soccer adapted to suit their disab...

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    Hugh Laurie Drops 'RoboCop'; Christoph Waltz Sought For 'Candy Store' With Brad Pitt & Denzel Washington, Plot Details Emerge

    Here's a quick update on two movies -- one with an actor leaving, another someone coming on board, so read on below...

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    RADiUS-TWC Partners With Netflix to Make 'Bachelorette,' 'Butter,' 'Only God Forgives,' More Available for Streaming in 2013

    The Weinstein Company’s RADiUS-TWC has cut a multi-year deal with Netflix to feed its movies to the streaming site beginning in 2013. The arrangement will quickly increase the exposure of content from the new label, which just released its first film, “Bachelorette,” on VOD two wee...

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    Trailer Watch: Butter

    Film opens October 5.

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