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  • Shadow and Act
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    Special Screening of 'Chameleon Street' In Chicago In March

    As Tambay said three weeks ago here in his item about the recent London BFI screening of Wendell B. Harris' 1989 film Chameleon Street...you haven't seen it yet?

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  • The Playlist
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  • The Playlist
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    Ben Kingsley's Mandarin Looks Bizarre & Badass On New 'Iron Man 3' Poster

    Let's face it, as entertaining as the "Iron Man" movies have been thus far (okay, the second one not so much), the villains haven't been all that great. The first was a game but not particularly memorable Jeff Bridges as the duplicitous Obadiah Stane, the father of Tony Stark's old partner. Shrug. Then in the sequel there was the double dose of the wildly ridiculous Ivan Vanko, played by Mickey Rourke, and the pitch perfect but underused sleazebag Justin Hammer, in a part taken by Sam Rockwell. But the third in the franchise could be the charm.

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  • The Playlist
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    Megan Fox Joins Michael Bay's 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Reboot

    Well, that was fast. Aside from "Jonah Hex," and "Passion Play," where intentions were good, Megan Fox hasn't been in a truly terrible movie since, "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" (let's not speak of "Jennifer's Body" shall we?) The actress fell out with director Michael Bay in 2008 in the aftermath of the critical hazing the film received and seemed to be taking a promising detour from blockbuster shlock with interesting roles in smaller comedies like "Friends With Kids," and Judd Apatow's "ThIs Is 40." But is that excursion over already?

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Reginald Hudlin Honored by Bevy Smith, CAA and Blackhouse for His 'Django Unchained' Oscar Nod

    As the Academy Awards approach this weekend, celebrations are in full swing. On Tuesday producer Reginald Hudlin was honored at a dinner hosted by Bevy Smith recognizing his Best Picture nomination for Django Unchained.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Kerry Washington, Craig Robinson, David Alan Grier, S. Epatha Merkerson In 1st Trailer For 'Peeples'

    Well, here it is, as we expected, after all the character posters and first-look images, the first trailer for Tina Gordon Chism's We The Peeples - now titled Tyler Perry Presents Peeples - which stars Craig Robinson, David Alan Grier, Kerry Washington, S. Epatha Merkerson, Melvin Van Peebles, Diahann Carroll, and Kali Hawk.

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: 'Rubberneck' Is A True Crime Tale That's Truly Dull

    Chances are, if the movie doesn't feature a dolphin with a prosthetic tail on the poster and it carries "inspired by true events" disclaimer, then it's going to be something about murder, mayhem or the decades-long search for the Zodiac killer. So by announcing that your movie is inspired by true events, what could have been an unsettling reveal instead becomes a waiting game: who is going to get killed, how long is it going to take, and why have you never read about it before? It may add a slight bit of tension, but it's at the cost of almost everything else. Such is the case with "Rubberneck," written, directed and starring Lena Dunham confederate Alex Karpovsky, which has an intriguing-enough true crime premise but ends up coming across like something you'd stumble upon on Lifetime one Sunday afternoon (but without all the laughs of, say, "Drew Peterson: Untouchable").

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  • Peter Bogdanovich
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    THE HITCHCOCK FILE - PART 6

    THE HITCHCOCK FILE - PART 6

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  • The Playlist
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    James Marsden To Play Ron Burgundy's Rival In 'Anchorman 2'

    When you think of comedy, you don't immediately think of the name James Marsden. But the actor, perhaps best known for playing Cyclops in the "X-Men" movies, does have a background of laughter that has included most recently "Bachelorette," a stint on "30 Rock" and a role in "Death At A Funeral" among others. And eagle-eyed fans of "Zoolander" also know that he appeared ever so fleetingly as John Wilkes Booth. But now he's gearing up for what will easily be his biggest comedy role yet, and he'll face off against one of the funniest people out there.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    American Black Film Festival (ABFF) Call For Web Series Submissions In Competitive Category

    For the second year in a row, the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) competitive categories will include a Webisode section, and the festival has announced a call for submissions for web series for 2013 festival consideration.

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