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    Craig Brewer Says He's Looking At His Own Marriage As Inspiration For 'Tarzan'

    Craig Brewer, director of the upcoming reimagining of “Footloose,” told The Playlist over the weekend that he recently finished his latest draft on a new script about Edgar Rice Burroughs’ iconic jungle-dweller, Tarzan. But while the commercial promise of his current film heralds good things for fut...

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    Martin Scorsese's Cut Of 'Margaret' Longer Than Current Version; Producer Turned Down TIFF Premiere

    After six years of legal battles and editing bay drama, Fox Searchlight finally released Kenneth Lonergan's long awaited "Margaret" this weekend in a handful of theaters. Pushed by a marketing campaign that could generously be called "modest," the film opened to fairly dismal numbers and even though it will rollout to more cities next weekend, the extended imbroglio seems to earned the movie a quiet death. Except, in the court of law, the saga of "Margaret" is not over (more on that in a second) but moreover, for anyone who has seen the film, the news that a longer version of Lonergan's film never made it to screens will be an added frustrati...

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    The "Queen Hussy" Chronicles w/ Pete Chatmon: Issue 2

    Just a little over 2 months after wrapping principal photography, my team and I are proud to announce the premiere of Queen Hussy Episode 1: Puss N Boots (yesterday @ 9am). The amount of talent and hard work contributed to this project has been phenomenal. Favor upon favor upon favor from folks I pe...

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    VOODOO Comic Book Debuts With Controversy and THE FURY OF FIRESTORM Instantly Blasts Away

    In the final week of the first month of ‘The New 52’, or the easier to say DCnU (as the fans named it) reboot of the DC Comics’ universe of characters with the canceling of all existing books and retooling them with modern versions of fan favorites (most notably a extreme shift in the Superman famil...

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    The Mathematics Of Movie-Making, Hollywood Studio-Style! (Things That Make You Go Hmm...)

    As I've already said in recent posts, there's quite a bit of *old* S&A content sitting on our former site (going back to our beginnings in April 2009) that I'll be reposting here at our new location - content that I think remains relevant and topical, speaking to or addressing discussions we've had,...

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    Review - "Benda Bilili!" (Documentary On Congolese Street Musicians)

    It opened this weekend in New York City, and will gradually expand to other cities around the country, each of the next few weeks... MsWOO saw it at the London Film Festival last fall, and reviewed it then; I'm reposting that review here for obvious reasons...

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    Watch Episode 1 Of 70s-Set Web Series "Queen Hussy" Directed By Pete Chatmon

    Here's episode 1 of the new "raunchy" comedy webseries directed by Mr Pete Chatmon.

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    Weekend Box Office Sept 30 - Oct 2 ("Dolphin Tale" Leads; John Singleton's "Abduction" Drops Big)

    Some interesting developments this weekend with Dolphin Tale leaping ahead to No. 1, and both Moneyball and The Lion King holding strong. The faith-based, inspirational film Courageous did well, and Abduction dropped big, proving there aren't enough squealing 14 year old girl tweeners to make that ...

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    NYFF '11 Review: 'Tahrir' Is A Must-See Account Of The Egyptian Uprising

    The "Arab Spring" -- a term frequently used to describe the various countries in the Middle East rising against their much-maligned leaders -- rages on in full force. Though the wave of revolution is powerful, the media tends to be very selective in its coverage, focusing on one country before quick...

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    Join S&A Livecast Today! "Dark Girls" Producers D. Channsin Berry And Bill Duke

    It's a special S&A live podcast today and you won't want to miss it! At 3:00pm/est TODAY we plan to air our very enlightening interview with the producers of Dark Girl, D. Channsin Berry and Bill Duke.

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