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    UK's Screen Nation Awards (The 'Black BAFTAS') Cancels 2012 Event, Citing Brand Protection

    Whoa! Earlier this morning, I posted an article on the Screen Nation Awards (the "black BAFTAS" as they're also know), in which I challenged a piece on the UK Guardian's website, which asked why race should still play a part in awards recognition - specifically, whether the Sc...

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    Ethan Hawke & Selena Gomez Are Making A Movie Called 'Getaway,' This Is What They Look Like In It

    Huh? We can't even remember hearing about this, but Ethan Hawke and Selena Gomez are making a movie together called "Getaway." This is what they look like in it.

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    Preview Upcoming South African Crime Thriller 'Black South-Easter' (First Look)

    I'm appreciating the wave of black South African genre films we've seen in recent years, from How To Steal 2 Million to today's feature, Black South-Easter, which like the former is also a crime thriller, and everything else between.

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    Watch: Flirt & Fight With 2 Clips From 'Red Dawn'

    Oh, hey, "Red Dawn." This is coming out next week? Or wait, the week after? We can't really remember, but a half-hearted campaign is sort of happening for the movie and a couple of clips landed this week in case you missed it.

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    Special 1-Week Engagement Of Restored 35MM Print Of The Classic 'Nothing But A Man' At Film Forum (NYC)

    Ahhh... how I love this movie; a rare gem of its time, and I'd say still very much is a rarity today, almost 50 years after it was initially released. That should not only tell you how good it is, but also how far what we call black cinema has come since then.

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    A New Role for Ashley Judd: U.S. Senator?

    This election cycle may be over and in this day and age not a second passes until the next cycle begins.  The speculation has begun that the always outspoken and intelligent Ashley Judd could be running for Senate in her home state of Kentucky.  Multiple outlets have already pitted Judd ag...

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    Ten Animated Shorts Shortlisted for Oscar

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the ten films shortlisted for the Best Animated Short category at the 85th Annual Oscars. The list comes from a longer list of eligible shorts. Members of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch Reviewing Committees viewed all elig...

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    Benedict Cumberbatch Confirmed To Play Julian Assange, James McAvoy Joins Him

    Even though Julian Assange has gone from notorious hacker to exiled cause celebre (hell, Lady Gaga of all people paid him a visit at the Ecuadorean embassy in London), his saga remains fascinating and important. Which means Hollywood has come calling. And while there are a handful of competing featu...

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    The Weinstein Company Pick Up Bong Joon-Ho's 'Snow Piercer,' Summer 2013 Release Likely

    It looks like The Weinstein Company has been busy this week picking up movies. With an Oscar slate that already (potentially) includes "The Master," "Django Unchained," "Silver Linings Playbook" and "The Intouchables," they've got another ace up their sleeve. But first, they've nabbed a movie that's...

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    Kino Releases 5-Film David O. Selznick Collection on Blu-ray & DVD

    Kino Classics will release the "David O. Selznick Collection" for the first time on Blu-ray and DVD on November 13. The collection focuses on the golden-age mogul's earlier productions and includes the Freddie Bartholomew classic "Little Lord Fauntleroy," the original 1937 version of "A Star is Born...

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