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    Gugu Mbatha-Raw Joining Danny Glover In New TV Series From "Heroes" Creator

    When this new series was announced yesterday, the news was that Danny Glover had signed on to co-star, alongside Kiefer Sutherland and David Mazouz, in the Fox TV drama pilot titled Touch, which is being written and produced by the creator of the once popular sci-fi TV series Heroes, Tim Kring.

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    Craig Brewer Says He's Sensitive To The Racist Elements Of The "Tarzan" Story He's Adapting

    Talking to Collider about all his upcoming projects, including the Tarzan reboot I've mentioned twice on this site, Hustle & Flow/Black Snake Moan director, Craig Brewer had this to say, with regards to the sensitive, potential explosive racial nature of the material... “I don’t want to give too much away of what I’m doing, but that is something I have thought about, and something I am addressing, and I can just say that “Tarzan” is a love story really, the movie I want to tell, that’s on the backdrop of this adventure, where Tarzan has to reconnect to his love, Jane, and to Africa itself. I know there’s probably going to be some concerns, in...

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    Interview: 'Viva Riva' Filmmaker Djo Tunda Wa Munga Hopes To Usher In A New Wave Of Congolese Cinema

    Director Talks His Roots and What Brought Him Back Home For His Feature DebutWe won’t give you a history lesson here (there are other corners of the Internet for that) but as anyone privy to a newscast for at least the last decade knows, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has had a tumultuous and ...

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    RZA Wants To Show "The Creativity Of Hip-Hop Artists" With His New Feature Film

    It seems RZA took time to speak with The Guardian to promote his Glastonbury performance this weekend with the Wu-Tang Clan who are currently performing throughout Europe now.

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    In Theaters: 'Super 8,' 'Trollhunter,' 'The Trip'

    Greetings, loyal readers. How is your summer 2011 going? Hot and humid enough for ya? Seek solace this weekend in the icy cold climes of your local multiplex, or even your arthouse, they too have air conditioning! This weekend make it a double feature with a little taste for everyone's palate. Blockbusters and art cinema go together like peanut butter and chocolate. Which one is the peanut butter and which one is the chocolate? I don't know! Leave your theories in the comments. For those of you who like your summer movies big and meaty, we've got the lens flare fest, excuse me, I mean nostalgic Spielbergian homage "Super 8" from JJ Abrams. If...

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    Ray Charles Died Today... Then Jamie Foxx Won An Oscar

    Today in history, June 10th, 2004... singer and pianist Ray Charles died of liver disease in his Beverly Hills home at age 73.

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    Anthony Mackie Joins Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin In 'Gangster Squad'

    Update: Jamie Foxx & Tom Hanks Courted For Project, Although Unlikely To End Up In FilmGod damn if Ruben Fleischer doesn't keep finding new ways to makes us excited about "Gangster Squad." The "Zombieland" director is moving into more serious territory with Warner Brothers' big-budget period actione...

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    The Shadow & Act Filmmaker Diary Series (w/ Matthew Cherry) Episode 5: "ATTACHING TALENT"

    Continuing on with the series. I don't think any introduction is necessary at this point, so I'll just let you dive in. But if you're just joining us, click HERE to go back to the beginning, find out what this is all about, and catch up!

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    Watch: Trailer For Sundance Pick, 'Pariah' -- Is This 'Precious' For 2011?

    We're really not sure what's up with the Indigo Girls meets Sarah McLachlan acoustic song that's going on in the beginning of this trailer (ok, we do, but really?), but "Pariah," a 2011 drama that was shown at Sundance 2011 to major acclaim, subsequently picked up by Focus Features, looks pretty dam...

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    Anthony Mackie Officially Joins Cast Of 1940s Cop Crime Drama "Gangser Squad"

    I guess it's official. He was rumored to be joining the cast of the film, but there's our first official confirmation of it, courtesy of Variety, earlier today.

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