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    Watch New Clips From Queen Latifah-Produced Series "Single Ladies" (2-Hour Pilot Airs May 30)

    Previously profiled on this site... the upcoming new Queen Latifah-produced original scripted VH1 series called Single Ladies – a dramedy about a group of female best friends with different philosophies on sex and relationships, set in the world of Atlanta fashion, music, and celebrity, with Lisa R...

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    Cannes Review: 'Miss Bala' A Visceral, Layered Look At The Mexican War On Drugs

    Cinema, television and even the music world have always had a somewhat romantic notion of the drug trade. Guys like Scarface and Omar from "The Wire" are seen as badasses making their way, while hip-hop has a whole sub-genre dedicated to raps about slinging crack. And while in our homes and on our iPods it may seem far away or even harmless, in Mexico, they are in the midst of a very real war. The statistics are staggering -- 36,000 dead from 2006-2011 including women and children -- and the economics moreso. $25-40 billion is generated by drugs alone; the crime lords definitely have a vested (and violent) interest in keeping their business g...

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    'Zodiac' & 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Writer Jamie Vanderbilt To Pen 'Red Riding' Remake

    You might not have seen "Red Riding," the trilogy of British crime films that hit theaters at the start of last year. The films only received the briefest of releases, with a simultaneous video-on-demand release, although they attracted millions of viewers when they aired in the U.K. in January 2009. If you didn't, you should: the three films -- "In the Year of Our Lord 1974," "In the Year of Our Lord 1980" and "In the Year of Our Lord 1983," directed by Julian Jarrold, James Marsh and Anand Tucker, respectively -- were among the best crime movies of recent years, with an outstanding cast including Andrew Garfield, Rebecca Hall, Sean Bean, Pa...

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    Guest Post by Jon Fougner: Cinema Profitability Part 4

    This is Part 4 of Jon Fougner's guest series on Cinema Profitablility - today he focuses on the marketing.

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    New Documentary To Go Inside 'Jodorowsky's Dune'

    A long time ago, Alejandro Jodorowsky tried to make the greatest movie of all time. It was an adaptation of Frank Herbert‘s “Dune,” and he was ready to employ Salvador Dali, Douglas Trumbull, Michel Seydoux and Pink Floyd amongst then-unknown names like Moebius, Dan O’Bann...

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    Nicole Beharie Sings In New Music Video For Indie Feature "My Last Day Without You" w/ New Footage

    Here's a music video for My Last Day Without You is a film we've covered a bit on S&A... gathering tidbits here and there. Last we reported on it, the film, starring Nicole Beharie and Ken Duken, will premiere at the Brooklyn Film Festival this June (11th and 12th); In addition, the film will be scr...

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    Mark Wahlberg Re-Uniting With David O. Russell For 'The Silver Linings Playbook'

    Film Will Seemingly Shoot Ahead Of Video Game Adaptation 'Uncharted' The first time David O. Russell teamed up with Mark Wahlberg, it was on the outstanding "Three Kings," but their follow-up was something of a mixed bag: "I Heart Huckabees" divided critics, and was mostly ignored by audiences. But Wahlberg was brilliant in it, and their third collaboration, "The Fighter," was far more successful, picking up Oscar nominations and a hefty box office take, and the two seemed to be a good team. Unfortunately, their next mooted film was the video game adaptation "Uncharted" which, while we have faith that Russell would turn out something more int...

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    By The Way, Where is George Lucas' "Red Tails"?

    Last night at dinner with some friends, we somehow got into a conversation about George Lucas and how he keeps whoring out Star Wars for more money, with the six DVD/Blu-ray packages set to come out in September, as well as the converted 3D versions of the films, coming out next year in theaters, st...

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    Interview: Ethan Higbee & Adam Bhala Lough Directors Of Lee Scratch Perry Doc "The Upsetter"

    When filmmakers Ethan Higbee and Adam Bhala Lough came into Lee Scratch Perry’s life he had already squelched the dreams of other documentarians wanting to make a movie about him. But there was something about that time, not long after the turn of the century, which allowed Perry to open up and rece...

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