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  • Shadow and Act
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    American Black Film Festival (ABFF) 2011 Day 2 Highlights (John Singleton, Keenen Ivory Wayans)

    Going into day #4, we're finally seeing some sunshine; all of yesterday (day #3) actually, which was more than welcomed after the first 2 days of clouds and rain.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    In Praise Of "Boss Nigger"

    Don't blame me. Blame Cynthia! She started it with her piece about The Legend of Nigger Charley That reminded me of my Shadow And Act piece I wrote back in April 2009 about Fred Williamson's western Boss Nigger. As I said back then (and I don't regret one word of it):

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2: Satisfying and Glorious Finale

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2: Satisfying and Glorious Finale

    From London, critic Matt Mueller reviews Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2: For those who felt that splitting the final book of JK Rowling’s wizard’s-own adventure series into two films was just a cynical ploy to squeeze more cash out of moviegoers, not helped by the hurry-up-already feeling left by Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1, all will be forgiven with this immensely satisfying and gloriously nostalgic finale. Deathly Hallows: Part 2 can instantly be counted as one of the finest closing chapters to a franchise in movie history.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    A Zombie Movie - Cuban Style

    Everybody's got zombie fever. Now even the Cubans. Here is the first peek (actually two different trailers) for what is supposed to be the first ever horror film made in Cuba Juan de los Muertos (Juan of the Dead). Written and directed by Alejandro Bruges, the film takes place 50 years after the Cuban Revolution, where the island is overrun by zombies that the government claims were sent by the United States.

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  • The Playlist
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    Interview: 'Horrible Bosses' Director Seth Gordon Reveals The Original Ending Of The Film

    Also Talks Improv & The Influence Of 'Shallow Grave'If your job is making you feel murderous, there is perhaps no better cathartic experience at the multiplex this weekend than "Horrible Bosses." The comedy stars Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jamie Foxx, Colin Farrell, Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Aniston and follows three friends, each dealing with an unbearable boss who is making their life hell, when they decide to do the unthinkable: they are going to kill their bosses. Enlisting the help of a "murder consultant" -- the appropriately named Motherfucker Jones -- the hapless trio sets out on their mission but of course, it's far more complicated than they ever could have imagined.

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  • Shadow and Act
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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Steve Coogan vs. Paul McMullan and Tabloids, News of the World

    Another smart celebrity, Steve Coogan, takes on soon-to-be-shuttered News of the World and tabloid journalism in the form of oddly sincere ex-NOTW reporter Paul McMullan, who was also eviscerated by Hugh Grant. Delicious.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    A Note From Tilda Swinton To All Picton Picturefest-ers

    when my pal mark and i started to cook up a playlist for our ramshackle, dreamladen pilgrimage festival two summers ago in the scottish highlands, we were looking for films that speak of journeying, of adventure, and of transport - in every sense.

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  • The Playlist
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    Peter Bogdanovich & Noah Baumbach Talk 'They All Laughed' At Brooklyn's BAMCinematek

    Esteemed filmmaker, film critic and journalist Peter Bogdanovich is cinema's biggest namedropper without a doubt, but he's definitely aware of his good fortune. "I know I actually knew all these people," Bogdanovich said in reaction to audience laughter over his ceaseless references, quotes and anecdotes about legendary cinema icons and friends like Orson Welles, Howard Hawks and John "Jack" Ford. "I really did know them, it's amazing. I know, I pinch myself."

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Harry Lennix Added To "Man Of Steel" Superman Flick

    Veteran actor Harry Lennix has just been added to the cast of the Superman film Man Of Steel. He'll play a high-ranking military officer named General Swanwick.

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