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    Acclaimed Doc On Chinese Presence In Africa ("When China Met Africa") Now Available On DVD & VOD

    Unless your head has been buried in the sand, or with equanimity in the clouds, you’ll be familiar, even a little bit, with the somewhat recent growing Chinese presence in Africa, and all the complexities and criticisms that have accompanied that development; Some calling it neo-colonialism; others ...

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    Karyn Parsons Launches New Web Series Titled "Mommy In Chief" + Trailer

    Maybe to be forever known as Hilary Banks on the hits 90s TV comedy show The Fresh Prince of Bel Air's, Karyn Parsons is launching a new web series titled Mommy in Chief -- a MadameNoire.com exclusive that "explores the ups, downs, and everything in between of being a modern mom. “Mommy in Chief” of...

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    Right Wing Loses Reason to Attack Kathryn Bigelow; But Weinstein Still a Target

    Right Wing Loses Reason to Attack Kathryn Bigelow; But Weinstein Still a Target

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    VIFF '11: Lo-Fi Puppets And A Big, Hilarious Heart; 'Kooky' Is Destined To Be A Family Cult Classic

    In many ways, “Kooky” harkens back to the halcyon days of yore (read: in particular the ‘80s) when things were scary in kids’ movies. Or maybe we're just starting to show our old age, but didn't it seem like filmmakers back then were unafraid to at least hint at the possibility of actual threat and potential harm to characters, if not follow through on it completely? It was certainly a different time. Maybe they were untethered by the whims of insanely over-protective parents and ludicrous MPAA ratings strictures that insist on rounding off every sharp edge, creating a bland cinematic landscape these days that all-too-often wears down a movie...

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    Rooney Mara Passes On Spike Lee's Remake Of Park Chan-Wook's 'Oldboy'

    An actor passing on a project is generally a bit of a non-story but it's a testament to how far Rooney Mara has come that we're bringing this news to you.

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    Kathryn Bigelow's 'Kill Bin Laden' Pushed Back; 'Anonymous' Goes Limited Instead Of Wide Next Week

    Sony's Fall 2012 Oscar Date Now Goes To A Kevin James ComedyPerhaps in reaction to a New York Times piece plotting that the Obama administration was unlawfully providing Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal access to details of Osama Bin Laden's assassination to boost the president's own political agenda, ...

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    Sony Turning Videogame 'Assassin's Creed' Into Movie Franchise

    Video game to film adaptations haven't always gone over well, and arguably, there has only been one flat-out successful franchise created so far in the "Resident Evil" series of the movies. Yes, there were the "Tomb Raider" movies but after the second entry made less than the first, it faded from view (though it is getting a reboot), and let's not talk about the saga behind getting "Halo" to the big screen which now finds one of the most popular videogames of all time stuck in development hell. The true test of the potential "Silent Hill" franchise will come with the release of "Silent Hill: Revelation 3D" next year, while "Hitman 2" seems to...

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    James Franco Exits Mob Killer Pic ‘The Iceman’ Leaving Future Of Project In Doubt

    With his busy schedule taking him between classrooms, art galleries, movie sets and TV studios, even the multitasking James Franco can't do it all.

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    NYFF '11 Review: 'Play' Is A Confident, Complex Look At Social Issues In Sweden

    Festivals can be a great place to discover new, brilliant cinema, but often times the unknown films get drowned out by the heavily buzzed or the latest by a longstanding director. How many of us at the New York Film Festival saw "Martha Marcy May Marlene" and "The Kid with a Bike" but, for whatever reason, happened to miss out on "The Loneliest Planet"? It's highly likely that this writer isn't alone. Still, one person generally can't see everything a festival has to offer, so flicks that don't have Palme d'Or helmers behind them or a truckload of auspicious praise for their "breakout performer" tend to get shafted. Still, it's a must to atte...

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    Babes, Drugs & A Claymation Penis In 'A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas' Red Band Trailer

    Plus Two Stockings Worth Full Of New Pics & PostersWhat a difference a red band trailer makes. I wasn't really feeling the first trailer that dropped for "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas," but maybe the movie can't be appreciated fully without some serious raunch. After all, this is an R-rated co...

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