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    Jimmie Walker Says Your Constant Complaining Discourages Studios From Taking Risks On Black Stories

    In a good interview with NPR earlier today, Jimmie Walker of Good Times fame, had a few things to say, when host Michel Martin asked him to respond to criticism (then and still now) of the show that would make him a star - specifically, the notion that it encouraged and exploited stereotypes of bla...

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    Watch: Old People Sing "Let's Talk About Sex" In Trailer For 'Unfinished Song' With Terence Stamp & Gemma Arterton

    Picked up very early on by The Weinstein Company and selected as the closing entry for the Toronto International Film Festival, hopes seemed to be high for "Song For Marion." A Brit dramedy about old people and singing with cantankerous Terence Stamp in the lead? It could have been a conte...

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    Light A Fire

    To a healthy and fulfilling 2013!

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    'Les Miserables' Soundtrack Scores on Charts, Hathaway's 'I Dreamed a Dream' Soars

    When "Les Miserables: Highlights From the Motion Picture Soundtrack" debuted on December 21, it claimed the top spot of Billboard's soundtrack chart. In three days it sold 43,000 copies, 60% of which were digital downloads. The most popular of the 20 tracks included in the album is Ann...

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    Samuel L. Jackson Trashes Ending Of Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln'

    With votes due in just a couple of days, Oscar campaigning is nearly over, and the last few weeks have seen a fair bit of mudslinging. "Django Unchained" has been accused of playing fast and loose with the "n-word," Kathryn Bigelow is a torture-loving patriot, Tom Hooper is too in love with his fish...

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    Nollywood Director Kunle Afolayan To Shoot $2MILL Thriller 'October 1' In March w/ UK & Nigerian Actors

    Nigerian Entertainment Today (NET) is reporting that Nollywood producer-director, Kunle Afolayan, will begin production on for his next movie, titled October 1.

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    David Cronenberg Clarifies Comments About 'Dark Knight' Series, Questions Comic Book Movies As Cinematic Art

    Last summer, David Cronenberg caused a bit of an uproar among fanboy circles when it was reported that he said Christopher Nolan's best film was "Memento," and by comparison, his Batman films were "boring." Of course, this caused quite the heated reaction on the interwebs, bu...

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    'Iron Sky' Now Streaming On Netflix (When The 1st Black Astronaut Met Some Moon Nazis...)

    I first profiled this sci-fi action/comedy film, and one of its stars, about 2 years ago; it's been a long journey for it, as the filmmakers have been working on it piece by piece, according to however much funding they had for each during each stage of the process. Such is the the way of i...

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    Jay-Z Producing Score for Baz Luhrmann's 'Great Gatsby'

    The first two trailers for Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby," both featuring the pulsing hip-hop beats of Kanye West-Jay-Z collaboration "Watch the Throne," let us know that this will be no ordinary F. Scott Fitzgerald adaptation...

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt Joins Contenders For Lead In 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'

    Just before the Christmas break, it was reported that Marvel's search for the leading man for their upcoming "Guardians Of The Galaxy" had been narrowed down to Jim Sturgess and "Chuck" star Zachary Levi. However, there was a caveat "that the studio may add a third name ...

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