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  • Shadow and Act
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    7 Black Superhero Movies (The Good, The Bad & The Ugly)

    I watched the double-bill of Meteor Man and Blankman last night (talk about torture), as part of my research for an entry I was going to post on the dearth of black Superhero movies; further googling on the matter led me to this 7-minute piece from Korey over at the Black Superhero Blog that hu...

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    MPAA Denies NC-17 Appeal on Jennifer Lynch's 'Chained'

    On and on goes the saga of the MPAA ratings appeals. Sometimes it's part of a big publicity stunt (think anything Weinstein); sometimes the MPAA just gets it wrong ("The Perks of Being a Wallflower" had its rating changed earlier this year). And sometimes the appeals have been frivolou...

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    LAFF 2012 - First Look At Wendell Pierce, Aja Naomi King, Emory Cohen, E.J. Bonilla In "Four"

    It was one of several projects I included on my Sundance 2012 Film Festival predictions list, although it didn't debut at that festival.

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    Mandate Partners Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane Launch Good Universe Before Cannes

    It's classic that just as an executive can claim a huge hit, he's out at the studio. Joe Drake's stewardship at the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group is a thing of the past, but he does have bragging rights to "The Hunger Games." Now he and longtime Mandate partner Nathan Kahane ("Juno") are launching ...

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    'Pariah' Director Dee Rees To Helm Indie Love Story 'This Man, This Woman'

    Director Dee Rees hasn't been in any particular hurry to follow up the acclaimed and excellent "Pariah," but she's not without options. Earlier this year it was reported she was writing a new film entitled "Large Print," about a recently divorced, mid-50s insurance adjust...

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    Michelle Rodriguez Returns For 'Fast & Furious 6' & Confirmed For 'Machete Kills'; Mel Gibson The Villain In 'Machete' Sequel

    Looks like "Fast & Furious 6" is getting fuel injected with some kick-ass estrosgen. With Gina Carano joining the pic last week and Rihanna being rumored to play the villain (while reps stay noticeably mum, though not denying anything), a familiar female face is returning to the gearhe...

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    Spike Lee's "Oldboy" Adaptation Secures Its Cast + New Plot Bits + Production Start Date

    Well, the casting carousel is now officially over in the "who will play the villain" sweepstakes for Spike Lee's take on the Oldboy manga.

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    Can We Talk Film Equipment... Specifically Cameras?

    Alright, so... I'm not one of those filmmakers who salivates at the thought of controlling the newest, latest, greatest piece of video camera equipment. I know very little about what's current, and I'm perfectly OK with that.

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    'District 9' Star Sharlto Copley Takes The Villain Role In Spike Lee's 'Oldboy'

    After cycling through Colin Firth and Clive Owen, Spike Lee is hoping he's finally found the villain for his brewing remake of "Oldboy."

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