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    Rockmond Dunbar Joins FX Network Show "Sons Of Anarchy"

    All you Rockmond Dunbar fans will be happy to know he's signed up for another network tv gig. The former Soul Food and Prison Break star will be joining Sons Of Anarchy for a multi-episode arc.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Lord of the Rings vs. Harry Potter: Does The Question Really Need To Be Asked?

    Apparently it does, so Asylum asked it: Check out loyal fans stating their arguments:

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  • Jared Moshé's Blog
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  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
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    RS 29—Hearts and Minds: "The Station Agent" and "The World According to Garp"

    About fifteen minutes into Tom McCarthy’s The Station Agent, the film’s protagonist, Fin (Peter Dinklage), walks into a convenience store near the train depot he has just inherited. The clerk is astonished to see the man—a dwarf—in her shop. As he heads over to a cooler to grab some water, she leans over the counter to get a better look. “Yoohoo,” she calls. He turns toward her; she pulls out a camera and snaps a picture. Annoyed, Fin nods and continues to shop, a nonchalant indication that the clerk’s reaction to her once-in-a-lifetime dwarf sighting is all-too-familiar to him. One could criticize this convenience store encounter as easy and perhaps a little condescending; more than once, McCarthy’s film teeters towards mocking the provincialism of the New Jersey townsfolk Fin encounters (in one particularly unconvincing scene, a pair of twenty-somethings make a dated reference to Fantasy Island, shouting “De plane! De plane!” as Fin walks away from them). But Dinklage’s casually weary response to the indignation has an emotional authenticity.

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  • The Playlist
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    David O. Russell Vacates The Director's Chair For 'Uncharted'

    What is going on today? Is it the upcoming Memorial Day weekend that has director's wanting to clear out the projects they no longer want to do? After all, how fun is it to enjoy a BBQ with some nagging movie project in the back of your mind. Just moments after it was revealed that Albert Hughes bounced from "Akira," Deadline reports that David O. Russell has left the director's chair for "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune."

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Albert Hughes Exits "Akira"

    It was just revealed that Albert Hughes has left the Warner Bros live action Akira project. According to sources, Hughes' departure was due to "an amicable creative differences parting of the way. "

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Dark Skinned Women Reveal Their Feelings On Race In "Dark Girl" Trailer

    Here's a teaser trailer that's just started circulating on the web. Called Dark Girl, it's a documentary in the works exploring the deep seated attitudes and bias regarding dark skinned women. It's very telling and seems like a companion piece for the post "Do Fair-Skinned Black Actresses Accept Praise But Deliberately Avoid The Color Privilege Debate?" which you can check out HERE.

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  • The Playlist
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    Exclusive: Clip Of Mahalia Jackson's Great Performance On 'Ed Sullivan Show' From 'Rejoice & Shout'

    Spanning 200 years, there is probably no other form of music more rooted in America's social, political and religious history than gospel music. Having a strong influence on blues and rock 'n' roll, no form of music has been as important either, and the upcoming documentary "Rejoice & Shout" will take viewers on a journey from where gospel came from, to where it is today.

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    Adam McKay Wants Jeremy Renner & Rob Riggle For Football Movie, Maybe Now Called 'Three Mississippi'

    Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner and by the looks of it out there, agents, PR folks and news leakers have already left for the weekend so let's rewind to something we missed earlier in the week while we're all lamenting the fact that a horrible sequel is set to gross over a $100 million this weekend, sadly.

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  • The Playlist
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    Albert Hughes Sees The Writing On The Wall, Bails On 'Akira'

    Studio Keeping Film On The Fast Track, Going Back To Young Actors To Fill The Roles Of Kaneda & TetsuoSometimes a pipe is a pipe, and in the case of Warner Bros. "Akira," a messy production is just that. After failing to land Keanu Reeves and with the top shelf blockbuster still sputtering to get started, Deadline reports that Albert Hughes has left "Akira" with the good ol' vague catchall of "creative differences" being cited as the reason.

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