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    Help Fund "Super Temps" - 3D Comedy Short About A Guy Who Needs A Job

    He's already reached his goal, but don't let that stop you from contributing, as there are still 5 hours to go till the campaign ends. Watch the video below, and, if motivated to do so, click within the widget underneath to learn a lot more about the filmmaker and project, and donate.

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    Filmmaker Keith Davis Blogs About His Sundance Director's Lab Experience

    Earlier in the week, I posted an entry in which Kasi Lemmons, who attended this year’s Sundance Director’s Lab as an advisor, blogged about her experience (read that HERE if you missed it); today, I give you actor/writer/editor/director Keith Davis (one of S&A's 2011 Black Filmmakers To Watch), who ...

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Columbo Star Peter Falk is Dead: Wings of Desire, Husbands, Princess Bride Are Must-See Films

    Tony-winning New Yorker Peter Falk, who has died at age 83 after suffering from Alzheimers, was beloved for his long-running Emmy-winning TV role as Columbo. But he also memorably starred in Wim Wenders' exquisite Wings of Desire, long-time collaborator John Cassavetes' 1970 drama Husbands and such ...

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    'Black Swan' Writer Mark Heyman Pens Facebook Thriller 'XOXO'; Darren Aronofsky Will Produce

    Two of the biggest talking points around last year's awards race centered on the psychological, sexually tinged thriller "Black Swan" and sober interwebs drama "The Social Network." So why not mash those two things up into a new movie?

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    Kasi Lemmons Says "Black Nativity" Film Adaptation Still In Development & "It's Going To Be Dope"

    Here's a project that's been in the works since 2009, when we first announced it. I'd forgotten all about it, and I'm surprised to learn that it's still in development, and not dead. At least that's what we can gather from the below quote from the director Kasi Lemmons, revealed in an interview with...

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    movie review: Bad Teacher

    I’ve always liked Cameron Diaz, who brings a spark to every part she plays, but she’s only as good as her material, and Bad Teacher is bad news for her and her fans. I was wary going in, as I tend to be whenever a Hollywood movie announces through its advertising how “out...

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    New Look At Gary Oldman In 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy'

    Will this be the year the Academy finally gives Gary Oldman his due? It seems that those anticipating Tomas Alfredson's "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" think that this could be the film that finally sees the actor holding the Oscar gold. And even if it isn't, with a fantastic cast in place and some g...

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    American Black Film Festival 2011 Preview - "Shanghai Hotel"

    The Shanghai Hotel will make it's world premiere at the American Black Film Festival (July 6-9) this year. The film, directed by Jerry Allen Davis, deals with the issue of trafficking women as sex slaves.

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    'Fright Night' Gets Comic-Con Screening One Month Before It Hits Theaters

    With Marvel officially confirming they won't be attending the San Diego Comic-Con this year, much of the conversation around this year's event -- which will also see Disney and Warner Bros. skip out -- is just how important placating the geeks is to a film's overall box office. There are arguments o...

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    Interview: 'Bad Teacher' Director Jake Kasdan Says People Want To See Cameron Diaz Be Bad

    Jake Kasdan -- the son of filmmaker Lawrence Kasdan -- has stepped into his own right as a director, and is a perennially underrated Hollywood player, easily drifting between big budget Hollywood fare like the underrated teen comedy "Orange County," smaller, darker stuff like the satirical "The TV S...

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