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    Where Were The Black Actors In the 64th Cannes Film Festival Films?

    So I’m finally in fighting shape to post after fifteen glorious days along the Croisette for the Festival De Cannes, known to you Westerners as the Cannes Film Festival.

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    Review: 'Beautiful Boy' Presents Tragedy As An Acting Exercise

    If you were, or still are, a post-millennial creative-type, there’s a chance you channeled the emotions and experiences of events like the Columbine massacre or 9/11 into some form of art. Very few of these ended up being films, books, or songs where audiences found meaning. Several of these people ...

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    Paramount Picks Up DC Comic 'The Mighty'

    With Disney swooping in and paying $4 billion for Marvel Entertainment and buying out the remaining distribution deal the comic company had with Paramount, it was only a matter of time before the mountain logo company started getting back in the game of comic movies. After all, there's money to be h...

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    "Red Tails" Director, Anthony Hemingway, Reveals Film's Release Date!

    We've long wondered WTF happened to the George Lucas-produced Tuskegee Airmen actioner, Red Tails; very little news has surfaced since last year's rumor that Lucas was unhappy with what had been done with the film at that point, and had essentially taking it over from director Anthony Hemingway and ...

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    Review: 'Submarine’ Is A Smart & Sharp Coming-Of-Age Comedy & A Promising Debut

    One of the best films at this year's Sundance Film Festival was one that actually had its debut at last year’s TIFF. Richard Ayoade’s “Submarine” is a remarkably assured debut filled with dry humor, inventive visual wit and great performances. Adapted by Ayoade from a 2008 coming-of-age novel by Joe Dunthorne, the film follows 15 year old Oliver Tate (a perfectly cast Craig Roberts), a somewhat delusional teenager who believes himself to be a literary genius, (he reads Nietzsche and searches the dictionary for new words), but in actuality is a social outcast who gets bullied at school and doesn’t know how to talk to girls. Oliver develops a c...

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    Film Society of Lincoln Center Makes Two New Reveals Ahead of New Space's Opening

    Ahead of the unveiling of its new landmark space, the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, on June 10, the Film Society of Lincoln Center has made two reveals.

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    Watch Full-Length Award-Winning Nigerian Animated Series "Mark Of Uru"

    Mark Of Uru, an award-winning Nigerian animated series we first wrote about in 2009, is now available to watch online in its entirety.

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    X-Men Writer Kinberg Talks First Class Secrets, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Blomkamp's Elysium

    The fate of an entire franchise was at stake with X-Men reboot First Class.

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    Watch “The Misadventures of AWKWARD Black Girl” Episode 5 (Web Series)

    Continuing on with Issa Rae’s Awkward Black Girl web series, which has received quite a lot of attention since its first episode, winning new fans with every installment it seems. She’s released episode 5 today, which I embedded below:

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    Auction: Golden Age of Cinema Costumes Worn by Monroe, Hepburn, Grant, Sinatra, Brando and More

    The Debbie Reynolds Collection of Golden Age of Cinema memorabilia, props and costumes (worn by the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Frank Sinatra, Cary Grant, Marlon Brando and Clark Gable) goes up for auction at the Paley Center for Media on June 18. Joe Maddalena's Profiles in History is ...

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