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    Samuel L. Jackson Joins Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' In Small Role, Bruce Hornsby Will Score

    While they recently shared the stage at the 2012 BET Awards, it's hard to believe that Samuel L. Jackson hasn't been in a Spike Lee movie in twenty one years; 1991's "Jungle Fever." But that's all about to change. With four feature-length collaborations under their bel...

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Cross Post: Brenda Chapman on Writing BRAVE

    Cross Post: Brenda Chapman on Writing BRAVE

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Bradley Cooper To (Maybe) Co-Star With Beyonce In 'A Star Is Born' Remake

    First it was Russell Crowe, then Leonardo DiCaprio, then Christian Bale and even Tom Cruise. They all were offered the role at one time or attached to the project, but dropped out.

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    A Shiny New 'Copper' From BBC America

    Guest Review by Darwyn Carson - Here’s the bulletin: A tough new detective, circa 1864, is coming to our airwaves. Tom Weston-Jones stars in BBC America’s, primetime original drama 'Copper', premiering Sunday, August 19th. Set your DVR’s for 10pm. Do it now. There are ten episodes and you won’t wan...

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Complete List of Sight & Sound's Critics' Polls Now Online - Who Voted, and For Which Films?

    After the news a couple of weeks ago that Hitchcock's "Vertigo" dethroned Welles' "Citizen Kane" as the greatest film of all time in Sight & Sound's poll, the magazine has posted the complete list of critics' choices on its website. The list can be perused by critics' top 250 consensus, individual f...

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  • Shadow and Act
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    It's Official - Tracee Ellis Ross Leaves BET's 'Reed Between The Lines'

    Confirming what yesterday's casting additions already suggested (read that post HERE), it's now official that Tracee Ellis Ross has left BET's freshman scripted series Reed Between The Lines.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    All-Female 'Expendables' Movie Is A Go! Writer Hired. Actresses In Talks...

    As I said in an earlier post today, regarding Expendables 2 director Simon West's interest in an all-female spin-off of the The Expendables franchise... while it all probably was just wishful thinking on his part, don't be too surprised if we eventually po...

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  • Shadow and Act
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    'My Uzi Weigh A Ton, Son, Carry It' - Second Redband Trailer For 'Man With The Iron Fists'

    'My Uzi Weigh A Ton, Son, Carry It' - Second Redband Trailer For 'Man With The Iron Fists'

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    ABC Re-imagining 'Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn' As Detective Series; What Does This Mean For Jim?

    Hmmm... of course, my immediate thoughts went to all the criticims of the original novel's notions of race and identity, the character Jim (the good-hearted, moral slave, and Mark Twain's stereotypical depictions of him), its repeated use of the word "nigger," and more, l...

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    Norm Lewis ('Porgy') Joins 'Scandal' Cast In Recurring Role, w/ Incredible Arc As Olivia Pope's Ex-BF

    He may currently be most known as Porgy in the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Porgy & Bess (starring opposite Audra McDonald), but Norm Lewis is no stranger to the screen; from roles in daytie soap All My Children in the 1990s on TV, to Sex & The City 2, in 2010, on the big scre...

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