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    Trailer: Ini Edo-Produced Nigerian Drama "I'll Take My Chances" To See Lagos Premiere On Feb. 24

    NigeriaMovieNetwork.com is reporting that Nollywood star Ini Edo's new film I'll Take My Chances will have its Lagos premiere at the Silverbird Cinemas on Feb. 24, courtesy of the Royal Arts Academy.

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    Watch This Must-See Debate Between Tavis Smiley, Viola Davis + Octavia Spencer About "The Help"

    If you're like me, you're probably ready to move on from all the controversy surrounding The Help but here's a spirited debate between Tavis Smiley, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer that's a must-see!

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    Indiewire's Coverage of the Bingham Ray Memorial

    Today, Bingham Ray's friends are gathering at the Paris Theater in New York to celebrate his life.

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    Trailer Watch: Seeking a Friend at the End of the World - Written and Directed by Lorene Scafaria

    Trailer Watch: Seeking a Friend at the End of the World - Written and Directed by Lorene Scafaria

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    'SHOULD WIN' VIDEO ESSAY SERIES: Best Director Martin Scorsese, HUGO

    This year's Oscar race for Best Director features an especially strong roster. The five nominees are Woody Allen for "Midnight in Paris," Michel Hazanavicius for "The Artist," Terrence Malick for "The Tree of Life," Alexander Payne for "The Descendants" and Martin Scorsese for "Hugo." Four of them d...

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    VIDEO ESSAY: An Open Source Epic - Nina Paley's SITA SINGS THE BLUES

    Adaptation and appropriation are important subtexts to Nina Paley’s award-winning animated epic, Sita Sings the Blues. Paley herself became a cause celebre among Fair Use activists seeking reforms to copyright law during her struggle to secure rights to jazz vocalist Annette Harshaw&rsquo...

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    Short Teaser Watch: Salli Richardson-Whitfield's "Grace" (Woman Tangles w/ Male Stranger in Isolated Cabin- PAFF Premiere )

    The short narrative feature Grace, which marks Salli Richardson-Whitfield's directorial debut, makes its premiere tomorrow Friday 2/10 at the Pan African Film Festival. Grace, about a white woman in an isolated cabin who confronts a black male stranger, is written by Richardson-Whitfield and Ava...

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    Watch Now: Viola Davis On Contending With The Scripts She Gets From Black Filmmakers

    If you haven't figured it out by now, S&A is a big fan of Viola Davis and that admiration started long before the The Help which has catapulted her career.  In this recent spotlight interview with Nightline, she talks about her background and why she decided to accept the role as a maid...

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    Video of the Day: Jean Dujardin Relegated to Playing the Villain

    "The Artist" star Jean Dujardin is now an Oscar-nominee, so it would appear that he can get whatever part he wants next year. Sadly, that's just not the case, because if Hollywood has anything to say on the matter, he'll be playing the bad guy in something. Or everything. And that&...

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    'SHOULD WIN' VIDEO ESSAY SERIES: Best Actor Brad Pitt, MONEYBALL

    Brad Pitt is one of the biggest movie stars in the world. But he is also a fantastic actor. His phenomenal range has allowed him to play delirious and zany, as in "Twelve Monkeys," but also understated and restrained, as in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button." Those films brought Pitt a Best suppo...

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