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    Weekend Box Office (Nov. 11-13)

    The Immortals, despite horrible reviews and press screenings held back until the day before it opened (never a good sign), was No.1 this week; Puss In Boots is a box office juggernaut, and Tower Heist drops - badly.

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    Box Office: A Strong Debut for Lars von Trier's "Melancholia," but Werner Herzog's "Abyss" Is No "Cave"

    Lars von Trier's "Melancholia" debuted on 19 screens this weekend care of Magnolia Pictures, and the results were not so melancholic. According to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier today, "Melancholia" grossed a respectable $270,000, averaging $14,210.

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    Apocalypse, Now: What Are Filmmakers Trying To Tell Us?

    I've noticed a grim trend in the films that make up 2011's prime. Coinciding with Lars von Trier's latest masterwork Melancholia colliding with US theatres, I thought I'd examine cinema's recent multitude of prophetic visions and what might be in store, if art reflects life, f...

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    "Every Record Sounds The Same, You Got To Step Into My World..."

    Choice lyrics from Madonna's leaked demo and alleged new single "Give Me All Your Love." Because, is it just me, or....

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    Are We Penn State

    This is from one of Joe Posnanski's's recent blog entries on the Penn State contretemps. Joe Posnanski, in case you don't know the name, is a "sportswriter," but really he's a writer straight ahead, a very good one who can probably make you care about whatever sport he's addressing even if you thoug...

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    Weekly Wrap: Oscar Changes, AFM News, AFI, Tintin, Hugo, Haywire, Breaking Dawn Reviews and More

    BOX OFFICE, REVIEWS, TRAILERS Review: "Breaking Dawn - Part One" "Tintin": Review and New Trailer

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    Imitation is The Sincerest Form of Flattery - Then Again Maybe NOT

    So this really has nothing to do with black film or telelvision or theater but everything to do with black images and how they're portrayed in the media which is what in essence we're all about. Just watch the video. It explains itself and we're looking forward for your comments of which...

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    The Opposite of Dogville?

    The Danish poster for "The Help":

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    Watch Short Film: "Urban Lullaby" (2011 Int'l Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival)

    Helmed by Sonia Gonzalez-Martinez, the very amusing 8-min film Urban Lullaby, will be featured this month at the first annual International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival at the Poet's Den Theater and Gallery in Spanish Harlem this month. The film stars Tammi Cubilette, Dominic Colón...

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    Hollywood And Crime... Harlem Nun Sues Disney & Sony Claiming They Stole "Sister Act" From Her

    Almost 20 years (wow, that long?) after Sister Act was released in the US, Harlem-based Queen Mother Dr Delois Blakely, a real-life former Roman Catholic nun, with a pair of Ivy League degrees, has now come forward with claims that her life was the inspiration for the film, and has officially launch...

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