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    The Essentials: The 5 Best John Frankenheimer Films

    Few filmmakers these days name John Frankenheimer as an influence. He was never particularly trendy, never embraced by the auteurists or overtly paid homage by those who came after. In part, it's because of some of his later projects; the commercial failure of thriller "Black Sunday" in 1977 drove h...

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    'The Hobbit' Wraps Production in New Zealand, Peter Jackson Looks to Comic-Con

    That's a wrap! Peter Jackson announces (via Facebook) that shooting of "The Hobbit" has concluded while giving a shout out to Comic-Con...

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    Christopher Nolan Marks The Bat In New Pics From 'The Dark Knight Rises' With Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt & More

    If you're one of the many who are strongly anticipating "The Dark Knight Rises," you've likely already bought your IMAX ticket, booked the day off work/are planning to call in sick, told your significant other your cellphone will be turned off and you'll be unavailable, circled the date on your cale...

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    This Week In Black Television - EUREKA Approaches It's Swan Song and Shows How To Do Color-blind Casting the Right Way

    Debuting in 2006 , SyFy Channel’s Eureka has been a fan favorite for five seasons strong.  Now just two episodes away from the show’s final episode, a focus in this column is long past due. 

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    New York Asian Film Festival Reviews: 'Couples,' 'You Are The Apple Of My Eye,' and 'Honey Pupu'

    Based on the 2005 Japanese hit “A Stranger of Mine” (directed by Kenji Uchida), “Couples” is kind of like those Rube Goldberg sequences from Jean-Pierre Jeunet (or maybe the “how Cate Blanchett got injured” sequence from “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”), except for an entire feature-length run...

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    The Funniest Internet Commenter of the Week for Friday, July 6th

    "District 9 sucked...I just-didn't-get-it..."

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    For Your Consideration: Indiewire's Mid-Year Oscar Analysis

    It's been roughly four months since Indiewire's coverage of the mammoth 2010-2011 awards season came to an end. Our "For Your Consideration" column has lain dormant ever since, its most recent edition an advance stab at what might become of the next awards season. But with the Veni...

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    Vote for Project of the Week! Will It Be 'Pimp,' 'Vegas,' 'Revenge' or 'Baby Lu'?

    Vote for Project of the Week! Will It Be 'Pimp,' 'Vegas,' 'Revenge' or 'Baby Lu'?

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    Christina Ricci, Sharon Stone, Susan Sarandon & Andie MacDowell Celebrate 'Mother's Day'

    “Mother’s Day” - wasn’t that a horror film that came out recently starring Rebecca De Mornay and Jaime King? You know, it was a remake of that '80s video nasty which featured graphic scenes of rape, violence and murder. What’s that...this is a different “Mothe...

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    Notes On Working Towards A Fanboy/Girl Culture In Black Indie Cinema Part 3 (Who Excites You?)

    If you missed parts 1 and 2 in this series click HERE for 1, and HERE for 2 to catch up...

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