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    2012 BET Awards Winners Telecast; Did You Watch? Was It 'Too Big To Miss?'

    In case you haven't heard, the winners of the 2012 BET Awards were unveiled last night, with categories in both music and film as always.

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    Blip Online Video Network Gets on the Original Programming Bandwagon

    Another day, another web-based company getting into original programming production and distribution, joining the likes of Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, Hulu and Crackle. Online video network Blip announces the launch of Blip Studios...

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    A&E 'Psycho' Prequel Series 'Bates Motel' Will Be A Cross Between 'Twin Peaks' & 'Smallville'

    It's a very good time to be an Alfred Hitchcock fan these days (and if you're not a fan, you're doing it wrong). Not only are there two feature films on the way -- the BBC/HBO production "The Girl" with Toby Jones and Sienna Miller and Fox Searchlight's "Hitchcock"...

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    'Black Dynamite' Cast, Creators Talk To S&A On What To Expect From Animated Series (Debuts July 15)

    In anticipation of the upcoming premiere of Black Dynamite: The Animated Series on Adult Swim, I had a chance to talk with actors Michael Jai White, Byron Minns and Kym Whitley, as well as executive producer Carl Jones.

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    Watch: Compelling Trailer for Sundance Shocker 'Compliance'

    No film stirred up controversy and got the critics raving at this year's Sundance Film Festival quite like Craig Zobel's shocking thriller "Compliance."

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    Watch: Trailer For The Thought-Provoking & Disturbing Sundance Buzz Film 'Compliance'

    If there's a more twisted and disturbing (in a good way) film that "Compliance" this year, this writer hasn't seen it. And following last week's debut of the poster, a full-blown trailer has arrived.

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    First Trailer for Craig Zobel's 'Compliance,' Based on Twisted True Story of McDonald's Assault

    Check out the trailer for Craig Zobel's "Compliance," based on the true story (featured in the video below) about the disturbing turn of events at a fast-food restaurant that proved just how stupid and gullible people can be in response to so-called-authority...

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    Preview Don Cheadle-Narrated Post-Earthquake Haiti Doc 'La Source' Plus Release Dates

    The short story goes... After an earthquake devastates his beloved country, a Haitian Princeton janitor seeks the support of the privileged community he serves everyday and sacrifices everything to revive his lifelong dream to bring what is most fundamental to his village’s survival; clea...

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    Karlovy Vary Film Fest Review: Lifers Imitate Art In Prison-Set Shakespearean Docudrama 'Caesar Must Die'

    In a prison in Rome, real-life convicts prepare to mount a production of William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar,” and as the night of the public performance draws nearer, their real lives and the play’s narrative conflate to the point of indistinguishability. So runs an approximate logline for the Tav...

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    Discuss: Does 'Magic Mike' Prove That Female Audiences Are Now More Reliable Than Hollywood's Staple Teen Boy Targets?

    For those who follow that sort of thing, this weekend was one of the more interesting in a while at the domestic box office. There were four films that broke the $25 million barrier in the same weekend, a first in history, for instance. There was the unusually precipitious drop for "Brave," a worryi...

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