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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Official Trailer for Mario Van Peebles' Teen Dramedy "We The Party"

    The teen dramedy We The Party, directed by Mario Van Peebles, has just released it's official trailer. The film, described as a cutting edge hip-hop-infused dramedy about the first generation of high schoolers to come of age during the Obama years, stars Michael Jai White, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Snoop Dogg, Melvin Van Peebles, Tiny Lister and several other actors and musicians.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Project X' Soundtrack Features Pusha T, Kid Cudi, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Nas & More

    It's one thing to make a comedy about reckless teenage debauchery, but if "Project X" doesn't sell the audience that this is some truly unbridled mayhem, none of it works. That's why every ingredient is crucial, and wisely, the folks behind the film have delivered a soundtrack that is undeniably made to raise the roof.

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  • The Playlist
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    Elizabeth Olsen The Latest Actress Offered The Role Of Marie In Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Remake

    While Spike Lee and the team behind "Oldboy" haven't yet found their leading lady, you gotta at least respect that they are going for some pretty solid talent. Rooney Mara was the first one to be offered the female lead in the film, before passing on it while Mia Wasikowska was also sought to join before the end of the year. Alas that didn't work out either, as yet another offer is going out, this time to rising "Martha Marcy May Marlene" star and recent Spirit Award nominee Elizabeth Olsen.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Weekend Oscar Party Trawl UPDATED SPIRITS PICS

    Sunday night after the Oscars I went to the Governor's Ball, where Tony Bennett sang four songs, raw seafood was piled high on ice, and towers of chocolate flowed along with the champagne. Academy execs Dawn Hudson and Ric Robertson were relieved to have endured a long and turbulent Oscar reason...

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  • The Playlist
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    Robert Redford & Diane Keaton To Star In 'The Most Wonderful Time' Yet Another Ensemble Holiday Movie

    It's hard to belive that despite all the illustrious leading men Diane Keaton has starred with in the course of her career -- Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson, Woody Allen, Robert De Niro, Warren Beatty -- she somehow never crossed paths with Robert Redford. And while it's kind of exciting they are finally pairing up, it's too bad that it will be in service of such an uninspired project.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Cuba Gooding Jr. Set To Star in Fox's Legal Drama Pilot "Guilty"

    Cuba Gooding Jr. is slated to star in Fox's Greg Belanti legal drama series Guilty, as a morally dubious defense attorney who is unjustly convicted of fraud and consequently stripped of his license. According to THR, Gooding Jr will play William "Billy" Remz, who resorts to solving cases using radical methods in order to plot revenge upon those who set him up.

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  • The Playlist
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    Paramount Will Follow-Up The Oscar-Winning Weirdness Of 'Rango' With...Another 'SpongeBob Squarepants' Movie

    Well, it was only a matter of time before Paramount announced plans for a new animated film. After all, the studio's last animated feature, Gore Verbinski's bizarro western "Rango," picked up the Best Animated Feature Oscar on Sunday, besting beloved independent features and two box office juggernauts from former titan DreamWorks Animation (which, incidentally, Paramount currently distributes). But nothing has been solidified as the studio's follow-up to "Rango," until today, when Viacom President and CEO Philippe Dauman announced a new "SpongeBob SquarePants" movie for release in late 2014 (via the Hollywood Reporter). So, um, that's happening.

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  • Spout
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    The Doc Option: Instead of "The Lorax" Watch Dr. Seuss' "Your Job in Germany" and "Our Job in Japan"

    Do you think the new animated feature, "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" is liberal propaganda? Lou Dobbs does, and I'm so sure it has nothing to do with this latest animated Seuss adaptation being at Universal instead of Fox (like the previous one, "Horton Hears a Who"). Regardless, though, if you'll be avoiding this "tree-hugger" cartoon for political reasons, I have some conservative-minded Doc Options for you:

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  • The Playlist
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    Former 'Thor 2' Director Brian Kirk Takes Robert Ludlum's 'The Osterman Weekend'

    You would think with the massive success of the Bourne franchise, studios would be falling over themselves to develop anything by Robert Ludlum to the big screen but it has been slow going. Outside that series, the last Ludlum property to get produced was the TV mini "Covert One: The Hades Factor" in 2006. But the wheels have been turning on "The Osterman Weekend" for a long time now and a new director has taken the film.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch New Trailer for "Color Outside The Lines" - Documentary About African American Tattoo Artists

    A few weeks ago, I received a new trailer for Color Outside the Lines, an engaging documentary that gives an honest voice to the history, struggles and triumphs of African-American tattoo artists. I never posted it at Shadow and Act because, well, shit happens! It goes that way sometimes; things get buried or lost and you fall a step behind in the game, but what’s important is that I have it now; and I can also say that I’ve seen an early screener of the film and nope [wags finger]…I’ll save that discussion for another day. Since then, the team behind the film, Artemus Jenkins [director] and Miya Bailey [artist | producer] have launched an official website for the film. For readers who missed my initial post on the film, check it out, HERE.

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