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  • Shadow and Act
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    Jay Potts On 50 Cent As Luke Cage

    A clip from University of Georgia Professor, Jonathan Gayles' black superhero documentary, Shaft Or Sidney Poitier: Black Masculinity In Comic Books, a film we've covered on this site a number of times, including an interview Monique did with him, which you can read HERE if you haven't yet. The film is currently traveling the film festival circuit. Jay Potts is the creator, writer, and artist of the blaxploitation web-based comic, World Of Hurt.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: New Clips From 'Harry Potter 7.5,' 'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes' & 'The Help'

    Like the Super Bowl, The MTV Movie Awards is less about who wins what than the spectacle of the event which brings music and movie stars together in one place and lets them party. It's also a marketing machine with many studios using the opportunity to pimp their summer movies and with "Super 8" and "Breaking Dawn" walking away with the most-talked-about trailers last night, these other clips from forthcoming releases were a bit overshadowed, so in case you missed them, here they are.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Reese Witherspoon to Young Hollywood: Hide Your Sex Tape

    Reese Witherspoon was awarded the MTV Generation award last night and the MTV Movie Awards (remember when they were the Video and Music Awards?) and she decided to use her moment to offer some advice to young women in Hollywood.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Broadcast Critics Announce First TV Award Nominations

    Speaking of awards, the Broadcast Television Journalists Association - a new offshoot of the Broadcast Film Critics Association - have announced nominations for the inaugural Critics’ Choice Television Awards. And a few annoyances aside (where are "Treme," "Eastbound & Down," Merrit Weaver, Laura Linney, Kiernan Shipka and Aziz Ansari? And why aren't "Sons of Anarchy," "Raising Hope" and "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" in the best series lists?), they are a much needed counterpoint to the generally problematic Primetime Emmy Awards. The full list below:

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  • The Playlist
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    David Arquette Casts Sister Patricia In 'Glutton'

    It worked for the Fondas with "On Golden Pond", so why not for the Arquettes with, er, the “psychological thriller” “Glutton”? Variety reports that the awkward youngest sibling David is intent on getting the band back together, as a case of mutually-beneficial Hollywood nepotism wins the day again. Casting his older sister Patricia in his second full-length feature as director, not only gives her flagging/non-existent movie career a leg-up, it’s also balances the karma after David’s stint directing three episodes of her lamentably dull TV show “Medium” which somehow managed to stay on the air for seven whole years before being cancelled last December.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Getting Creatively Minded People to Cannes... and Toronto... and Sundance...

    Robert Ford, Howard graduate, producer of non-scripted/reality TV, and founder of Creative Minds, is not an easy man to track down just before or during the first half of Cannes Film Festival. It's not surprising, really, when you consider his remit for this two weeks is to shepherd a host of new and relatively more seasoned film industry hopefuls through the business, creative and networking side of the film industry as it happens at one of the biggest and most prestigious film festivals today. Creative Minds In Canneswas set up in 2003 when Ford was still in college writing his short film, Dorm Window, and after he had been to Cannes on an internship which he felt didn't quite live up to its promises nor give value for money. So, like a true entrepreneur, rather than just complain about it, he decided to set up his own program which has since gone from strength to strength.

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    International Documentary Association Files an Amicus Brief

    Founded in 1982, the International Documentary Association (IDA) is a non-profit organization, that promotes nonfiction filmmakers, and is dedicated to increasing public awareness for the documentary genre. IDA believes that the power and artistry of the documentary art form are vital to cultures and societies globally, and they exist to serve the needs of those who create this art form. IDA's major program areas are: Advocacy, Filmmaker Services, Education, and Public Programs and Events.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Cross Post: Copycat Crime: That’s Flattery Not Mockery by Thelma Adams

    Maybe someone should tell Jimmy Kimmel that he shouldn’t lead with his cleavage. But, then, a lot of people told Melissa Leo — after the fact — that she shouldn’t pay for her own “Consider…” ads. And then she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for The Fighter and it was New Year’s Eve set to the anthem “I Did it My Way.” With both Kimmel and Paul Reubens posting copycat ads, nothing could be truer than the old adage that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery — er, except, flattery.

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: 'Bobby Fischer Against The World' An Intriguing Portrait Of Genius & Madness

    It's hard to believe, but at one time chess was a national obsession and that was all due to one man: Bobby Fischer. A genius, enigma, egotist and sensitive recluse all rolled into one, Fischer's dynamic and unparalleled performance with chess pieces was matched by his notably eccentric personality when out in the real world. His tragic story -- from a beloved American icon to an embarrassing, blowhard bigot -- is already well documented, but director Liz Garbus breathes new life into it with "Bobby Fischer Against The World," the most compelling chess documentary you're ever likely to see.

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    Watch: Everyone Gets Invited To Watch Edward & Bella Do It In Trailer For 'Breaking Dawn'

    Let's be honest here. The "Twilight" franchise thus far has been one long cocktease as audiences have patiently waited for Edward and Bella to stop brooding and pouting and just fuck already. Well, that day is soon upon us.

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