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    This Week in Black Television - Summertime Shows, pt. 2

    After an unplanned hiatus last week we return with part duex of what you should or could be watching this summer on television, whether with Black talent or just entertaining or different – that’s if you’re not out at the beach, or impromptu BBQ’s and such.  I know I lef...

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    Director Peter Weir on Directing, 'Witness,' the Birth of the Australian Film Industry and More

    Australian Peter Weir is one of our great living directors, having given us such primal and unsettling classics as "Picnic at Hanging Rock," "The Last Wave," "Witness," "The Truman Show" and "Master and Commander," to name only a few. In this excerpt...

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    In Praise of 'Commando'

    Celebrating the most Schwarzeneggerian Schwarzenegger movie ever.

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    Genevieve Nnaji Nollywood Starrer 'Tango With Me' Secures UK Distribution, Set For August Release

    Nollywood starlet Genevieve Nnaji (maybe the most internationally well-known Nollywood actress) is a name and face that I think those who are not at all Nollywood-conscious will soon start to hear more about, as she navigates her way further towards much wider, global recogn...

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    Review Roundup: 'To Rome with Love' Not Wooing Critics

    Woody Allen's "To Rome with Love" had its stateside debut last night at the LA Film Fest, and American critics seem slightly more wooed by the director's latest loveletter to a foreign city than the Italians, but not by much. Review round-up below.

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    New Images Of Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, Taylor Kitsch, Salma Hayek & More In 'Savages'

    While Universal's decision to move Oliver Stone's "Savages" from a fall release date to a prime summer slot on the same weekend that "The Amazing Spider-Man" hits theaters may seem like a strange choice, there's a certain logic to it from a counter-programming pe...

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    Ghetto Film School Brings Together Members of the Industry With Young Aspiring Filmmakers

    The Ghetto Film School's Eighth Annual Spring Benefit honored Robert De Niro's contributions to the program and featured appearances and presentations from several notable filmmakers, actors, and TV personalities. The non-profit, independent film organization seeks to provide young filmmaker...

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    'The Ring' Helmer Hideo Nakata To Direct 'The Suicide Forest'

    It may all be a little foggy now, but back in 2002 the success of Gore Verbinski’s remake of Hideo Nakata’s “The Ring” kicked off  what would quickly become a Japanese horror film remake frenzy. While limp entries into the subgenre like “Shutter” or “Th...

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    Jonah Hill Will Be In Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained' After All

    Last fall, while on the press rounds for his Oscar-nominated turn in "Moneyball," Jonah Hill lamented one role that got away from him, a part in Quentin Tarantino's then brewing "Django Unchained." "I got offered the new Quentin Tarantino movie, and I can't do i...

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    NewFest Announces 2012 Lineup ('Four,' 'Stud Life,' Others Make The Cut)

    New Yorkers will get to see Josh Sanchez’s controversial drama Four (which stars Wendell Pierce) next month; it'll be the Opening Night Film at New York's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Film Festival - aka NewFest.

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