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    Spike Lee's 'Red Hook Summer' Will Screen For The National Association Of Black Journalists On 6/23

    Well... it'll be one busy day of film screenings for members of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) this Saturday, June 23, with 2 of this year's high-profile black films scheduled to screen during the NABJ's annual convention in New Orleans...

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    'Safety Not Guaranteed' Writing/Directing Duo Derek Connolly & Colin Trevorrow Team For 'The Ambassador'

    On paper, an indie comedy about someone who puts an ad in the classifieds, searching for a partner to go time traveling with seems pretty obvious and predictable. But writing and directing team Derek Connolly and Colin Trevorrow delivered something sharp, smart and surprising with "Safety Not G...

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    20th Century Fox Digs Into Archives To Release 'The Foxes Of Harrow' On DVD For 1st Time Ever

    Maybe someone at 20th Century Fox reads S&A; specifically, maybe they read THIS April post titled The First Book By A Black Author Adapted To Film By A Hollywood Studio Was...?, in which I talked about the adaptation of a 1946 book by African American author, Frank Yerby, titled, The F...

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    Another Somali Pirates Movie In The Works Titled 'High Value Target'

    The last one we wrote about (an adaptation of Wilbur Smith’s novel Those In Peril) was in March; today brings word of what is being described as a "Somali piracy actioner" titled High Value Target.

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    Rob Reiner Is Leonardo DiCaprio's Dad In Martin Scorsese's 'The Wolf Of Wall Street'

    Well, if Martin Scorsese is looking to throw off any expectations people might have about his upcoming "The Wolf Of Street," he's doing a pretty good job. It's been a bit of an odd bunch assembled for the movie thus far, but apparently, we ain't seen nothing yet.

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    French Actress Jemima West Joins 'The Mortal Instruments'

    Oh yeah, "The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones," We nearly forgot about you. It seems this movie has been spinning its wheels, moving from on again to off again to on again over the past little while. But it seems some casting is now beginning to happen, and a new face is joining the film...

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    Lee Daniels' 'The Paperboy' Will Land On Theater Doorsteps On October 5th

    Critics were not kind to Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy" when it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last month. Reviews were vicious, and we called it "a lurid, florid, humid, flaccid and insipid waste of time and money for the audience and for everyone who made it." While the...

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    Lee Daniels' Polarizing 'The Paperboy' Picked Up, Gets Stateside Theatrical Release Date

    Lee Daniels' The Paperboy, which screened at the Cannes Film Festival last month - its world premiere, will be released by Millennium Entertainment in USA theaters on October 5.

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    OBIT: Pioneer Film Critic Andrew Sarris is Dead at 83; He Changed How We See Movies

    The great critic Andrew Sarris, who wrote for The Village Voice and more recently, The New York Observer, is dead at age 83. According to his wife Molly Haskell in The NYTimes, he died from an infection after a fall. My best wishes go to Haskell ("From Reverence to Rape"), who was as erudite and pas...

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    Tim Burton & Timur Bekmambetov Talk The "Superhero Origin Story" Of 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' & Why They Went 3D

    When Seth Grahame-Smith began to write the “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” he didn’t let the epiphany of a wacky title affect his dead-serious alternate universe story -- our 16th President, leader of the people by day, and slayer of the undead at night. Though he couldn’t have expected that the ...

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