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    What Are Americans Content Consumption Preferences?

    Per Hollywood Reporter:according to a March study from PricewaterhouseCoopers. PwC reported that the Netflix model of mailing DVDs is No. 1 with consumers, with 43 percent of Americans doing it, while the subscription streaming service where Netflix also is dominant is No. 2 at 32 percent. Third is ...

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  • The Playlist
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    Will An In-Development 'Hawkman' Movie Be Part 'Indiana Jones,' 'Da Vinci Code' & 'Ghost'?

    Super hero movies. You might be asking yourself, when will this hegemony end? Well, in case you haven't already guessed, as far as the box-office demand shows, they won't be going anywhere anytime soon. Case in point, while Marvel Films & Disney keep looking deeper into their archives to see which B...

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Nollywood Film, "The Mirror Boy," Set For UK Release

    The Mirror Boy, starring Genevieve Nnaji, Osita Iheme, Fatima Jabbe & introducing Edward Kagutuzi, the was the first Nollywood film to premiere at The Empire Liecester Sqaure, in London’s West End, earlier this year, is about to make history again on 10th June at Odeon cinemas across the UK.

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    Publishers Don't Want Jennifer Hudson's Book; Not Sensational Enough

    According to the New York Post Page Six Jennifer Hudson has been having trouble trying to sell publishers her proposal for a weight loss book. Both Hudson and her William Morris agent, Mel Berger, have been trying in vain for some time to sell the book about her weight struggles, and how she eventua...

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    Fred Harvey And The Harvey Girls

    With Memorial Day upon us, and people thinking about vacation travel this summer, I can’t think of a better time to put in a plug for Stephen Fried’s wonderful book Appetite for America, which has just been released in paperback by Bantam. This amazing saga of an English-born entrepreneur who change...

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Web Series – "Afro City" Episode 1: Afronista

    OK, it's about time for another web series and, as an antidote to the the reaction to recent posts on light skinned girls vs. dark skinned girls and their woes, real, percieved, or disbelieved, Afro City is perfect as it features a multi-hued cast of afroliciousness, ranging in flavour from vanilla,...

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  • The Playlist
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    Hugo Weaving Says He'll Play 6 Different Characters In 'Cloud Atlas'

    Are the Wachowskis ready to make good on the promise they showed those many, many years ago? After making the lesbian thriller "Bound" and the groundbreaking "The Matrix," the siblings diluted their goodwill with two bloated, disappointing sequels and then flopped with "Speed Racer" (though the film does have its champions in certain quarters). On the producing front, while they scored with "V For Vendetta" they failed to deliver with "The Invasion" and "Ninja Assassin." In the same vein, Tom Tykwer made a big name for himself with "Run Lola Run" and has failed to match that success since, with a series of films of decreasing quality culminat...

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    Gorgeous Poster Debuts For Fassbinder's 'World On A Wire'; Film Gets Limited Re-Release This Summer

    After years in a floating-head wilderness, the art of movie poster design has had a bit of a shot in the arm in recent years, thanks to Criterion covers, self-commissioned work by cult designers like Olly Moss, and artisan one-sheets for one-off screenings at theaters like the Alamo Drafthouse and t...

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Idris Elba's Meeting Today With "A Very Controversial Director For A Very Controversial Part"...

    "Having one of the biggest meetings of my professional life today...meeting a very controversial director for a very controversial part. :-/... I wish I could tell you more but...in due time... "

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    New Look At Tom Hardy & Colin Firth In 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy'

    Well, we're out of the winter and spring blahs as the summer movie season is now in full swing, with the fall festival and awards season right around the corner and one of the most anticipated films is Tomas Alfredson‘s “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.” The director's followup to "Let The Right One In" finds him working with a top shelf cast -- Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ciaran Hinds, Mark Strong, Svetlana Khodchenko, Toby Jones, John Hurt, Stephen Graham and Kathy Burke -- in an adaptation of John Le Carre‘s classic spy thriller that follows a British Intelligence operative whose task is to delve into the world ...

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