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    "She's Gotta Have It" Was Released Today... About That X-Rating And Black Sexuality On Screen...

    Today in history... August 8th, 1986, Spike Lee's feature film debut, She's Gotta Have It, was released theatrically, and is, by the way, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year!

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    My Interview With Sapphire

    Before I get to the subject a few words. I can't really recall now how many interviews I've done in the past 6 years or so since I stumbled into doing it. Quite a few I can tell you. I've talked to them all: actors, actresses, directors, screenwriters, opera singers and a few odds and ends here and ...

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    All The Money Was Spent On Hats & Wigs: New Images From 'The Three Musketeers'

    Film Will Open The Tokyo International Film FestivalWe didn't think Paul W.S. Anderson's very loose adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' famed novel could look any more ridiculous -- this thing has fucking flying boats -- until we saw the picture above. And then we realized "The Three Musketeers" will be ...

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    Corbin Bleu Joins Horror Flick "Nurse 3D"

    Former High School Musical co-star Corbin Bleu will be shaking that squeaky clean image soon since he's just been cast in the horror flick Nurse 3D.

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    On The "Burden Of Representation" Debate... Your Input Requested

    It's been one of those hectic days for me, so haven't had much time to do any ShadowAndActing at my usual speed; to keep you engaged in the meantime, here's a little riddle/survey that has been hanging around at the back of my mind lately...

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    Poster & Pics For 'Tanner Hall' Featuring 'Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' Star Rooney Mara

    It's amazing what can happen in the course of a year or two. When "Tanner Hill" hit the Toronto International Film Festival in 2009 the film's stars Rooney Mara and Brie Larson were virtual nobodies. And now? They are each on their way to the top. Mara, of course, has become the muse of David Fincher, so impressing him with her work in "The Social Network" that she became a top candidate and eventually won the lead role in the forthcoming "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo." As for Larson, she appeared in "Greenberg" and "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" last year, is a regular on "The United States Of Tara" and has "Rampart" and "21 Jump Street" o...

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    Russell Crowe Becomes A Citizen Of 'Broken City' With Mark Wahlberg

    Earlier this summer, word arrived that Allen Hughes and Mark Wahlberg's long-gestating thriller "Broken City" -- which the actor had been talking up during press rounds for "The Fighter" last fall -- had received $60 million in financing and then...there wasn't much news in a while. But once you got...

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    Los Angeles Screenplay Competition: Deadline August 15

    The deadline for the Los Angeles Screenplay Competition is August 15. The mission of the competition is "to find high quality screenplays" that can be produced and screenwriters who can be contracted to write new screenplays. President of of the LA Screenplay Competition, Rafael Primorac, has brough...

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    First Look: Megan Fox In 'Friends With Kids'; New Photos Of 'Rampart' & 'Take This Waltz'

    Plus New Photos Of 'The Descendants' & Luc Besson's 'The Lady'Michael Bay's loss is the indie world's gain. Megan Fox may no longer be part of the "Transformers" franchise, but her next big screen role will be in Jennifer Westfeldt's "Friends With Kids," an ensemble indie that stars Adam Scott, Jenn...

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    Who Gets Credit for Rise of the Planet of the Apes?

    Now that word-of-mouth has caught up with Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which is well on its way to being a huge global hit, folks will be lining up to take credit for the picture. Who deserves the credit for how well this turned out?

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