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    Preview: Oprah Winfrey Speaks Exclusively w/ Usher On 'Oprah's Next Chapter' Sept. 16

    From an OWN press release (watch a preview of the show at the bottom of this post):

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    S&A In Conversation: Shola Lynch Talks 'Free Angela & All Political Prisoners'

    Shola Lynch’s second feature length documentary, Free Angela and All Political Prisoners has been one of the most buzzed about films at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. The festival honored the film with a Gala premiere at the 1900 seat Roy Thomson Hall, a privilege ...

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    USA Theatrical Premiere For South African Drama 'Otelo Burning' At MIST Harlem Cinemas 10/3

    Vanessa saw Sara Blecher's Otelo Burning at ABFF in July, and reviewed it positively HERE.

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    Poster For Spike Lee's Michael Jackson Doc 'Bad 25' (Coming To ABC On Thanksgiving)

    Following its Venice Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival screenings, Spike Lee's Michael Jackson documentary, made in collaboration with the estate of Michael Jackson and Sony Music, titled Bad 25, will air on ABC on Thanksgiving Day; specific details to be revealed later,...

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    TIFF Review: 'A Late Quartet' Is A Soap Opera Symphony That Hits All The Wrong Notes

    Certainly, if a film pulls together a cast that includes Philip Seymour Hoffmam, Christopher Walken and Catherine Keener, there's going to be something worth enjoying. And indeed, the trio give top shelf performances as we've always come to expect from them in "A Late Quartet." But it's just too bad...

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    Forest Whitaker Replaces Djimon Hounsou To Star Opposite Orlando Bloom in Crime Drama 'Zulu'

    We missed this switch apparently... although I haven't seen an official announcement of it, nor any press releases in my inbox.

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    A&E Gives a Pilot Order to 'Occult,' From Michael Bay and 'X-Files' Writer James Wong

    Having devoted most of his career to date to massive spectacle on the big screen, Michael Bay looks to be getting into television in a major way this year. Having sold eight-episode pirate series "Black Sails" to Starz in May, he also docked a pilot for post-apocalyptic series "The La...

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    Award-Winning Sundance Short About Somali Pirates 'Fishing Without Nets' Gets Financing From VICE Media for Feature Version

    In an unexpected collaboration, youth-media brand VICE will produce the feature film “Fishing Without Nets,” a story about Somali pirates to be shot in East Africa. The filmmaking debut of Cutter Hodierne, “Nets” is based on his recent short film, which won the grand jury pri...

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    Shadow & Act Black Filmmakers To Watch: Alfons Adetuyi

    Shadow & Act Black Filmmakers To Watch: Alfons Adetuyi

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    Poster For 'The Impossible' & Two New Clips From The Tsunami-Set Drama

    The L.A. Times made us chuckle when they recently wrote, "One man's ambitious, iconoclastic, like-nothing-ever-before-seen passion project is another man's 'Battlefield Earth.' " They were of course talking about the Wachowski's polarizing "Cloud Atlas," a picture some adored and some loathed (our r...

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