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    Watch Teaser For "I Am John Wayne" (Young Black Cowboy Struggles w/ Death Of Best Friend)

    Here's a very brief teaser for a short film titled I Am John Wayne, directed by Christina Choe. It doesn't give you a lot of information about the film, but I'm drawn to it. Something about a melancholic young black man riding a horse in the middle of a desolate, grit...

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    Call For Papers: Evolving African Film Cultures: Local And Global Experiences

    We're a little late on this but you have about 1-1/2 weeks to put a 300-word abstract together.

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    Armie Hammer, Taylor Kitsch & Garrett Hedlund In The Mix For Finnick Odair In 'Catching Fire'

    Well, with Robert Pattinson putting paid to rumors that he was in the race for the role of Finnick Odair in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," let the shortlist stories commence!

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    Michelle Pfeiffer Joins Robert De Niro In Luc Besson's Gangster Pic 'Malativa'

    One of the few highlights of the otherwise lifeless and disapointing "Dark Shadows" was -- unsurprisingly -- Michelle Pfeiffer as the matriarch of the Collins clan. As usual, she classed up the proceedings and brought a nice, icy tone to an otherwise frothy movie. Better yet, the actr...

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    Don Cheadle Says Miles Davis Project Is NOT Heading To Broadway After All

    Dear Everybody, contrary to several internet sites, I am NOT doing in any way shape or form a Broadway play about Miles Davis. Word is bond.

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    Chinese Superstar Gong Li Joins Tarsem Singh's 'Marco Polo'

    As the historical 13th century voyage of Marco Polo stands as a symbol of the West's relationship to China, it seems fitting that an upcoming feature film about the explorer, long gestating from “The Fall” director Tarsem Singh, will provide opportunities for both cultures to partner...

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    What New Characters Will Be Introduced In "Game Of Thrones" Season 3? Any Of Them Roles For Black Actors?

    Season 2 isn't quite over yet, but fans (as well as the network - HBO) are already looking to season 3 of the hit series Game Of Thrones, based on George R.R. Martin’s third Song of Ice and Fire novel, A Storm of Swords.

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    Watch: U.K. Trailer For Gambling Comedy 'Lay The Favorite' Starring Bruce Willis & Rebecca Hall

    Premiering at Sundance in January to rather dismal reviews -- including our own which called it an "empty comedy" -- and acquired by The Weinstein Company which has yet to give the film a release date, who knows when Stephen Frears' star-studded "Lay The Favorite" will land s...

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    Sony Classics Dates Michael Haneke's Cannes Winner 'Amour' for December 19

    Michael Haneke’s Palme d’Or-winning drama “Amour” will open in theaters in New York and Los Angeles December 19. Distributor Sony Pictures Classics, which acquired the film mid-April before its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, is queuing up a late-year awards run.

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    Best Dressed at Cannes 2012: Chastain, Kruger, Cotillard, Bejo & Watts

    It must be easier to get attention for a hideous dress than a knockout one at Cannes, which accounts for all the fashion disasters. But these ladies lit up the red carpet - some of them more than once. Juror Diane Kruger, Jessica Chastain, Marion Cotillard, Naomi Watts and Berenice Bejo are our Best...

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