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    Urbanworld 2012 Preview: 'The Triptych' (Doc Series Profiling Wangechi Mutu, Sanford Biggers, Barron Claiborne)

    I wouldn't necessarily call this Terence Nance's *next* film, or his follow-up to his feature film debut, An Oversimplification Of Her Beauty; but if you've seen that film, and dug it, then I think you'll probably dig this series as well.

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    DVD and On Demand Round Up- September 13

    This week there is an overwhelming amount of women-centric and created films released on DVD and On Demand. Here’s a round-up of your options to check out over the weekend.

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    Watch: Unofficial Trailer & New Images From 'The Details' With Tobey Maguire & Elizabeth Banks

    There are two kinds of Sundance films. There are those that earn instant buzz, get picked up, continue on the festival circuit and become a success. And there are the movies that get a lot of heat at Park City or feature some big stars, get bought up and then sit on the shelf or underperform. Unfort...

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    Can Political Films Lead to Outrage and Murder? Only if They're Provocations

    Political films are meant to outrage, galvanize and incite viewers to action. But something went horribly wrong on Tuesday when Islamic protests at the U.S. consulates in Egypt and Libya lead to the killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three American staffers, reportedly based on a tra...

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    Google Adds Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon to Search Engine

    Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon is not just a game anymore! Google has built it into its search system. The game started in 1994 by some college students who realized you could connect every movie actor to Kevin Bacon within six associations or less. Read The Guardian's story here for all the details...

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    New Image Of Tom Cruise & Rosamund Pike In 'Jack Reacher'

    Between "Jack Reacher" and "Jack Ryan," Paramount surely has a lot of Jack on their hands with their franchises. You would think they might be worried about audience confusion, but clearly they're certain that Chris Pine's thriller and Tom Cruise's actioner will provide two distinct, unique characte...

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    African American Editor George Bowers Dies At 68 ('Harlem Nights,' 'A League Of Their Own,' More...)

    George Bowers - film editor of roughly 30 feature films, dating back to the early 1970s, and mentor to long-time Spike Lee editor (as well as director and producer in his own right) Sam Pollard - has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter, who say that he actually di...

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    Disney's Cancellation Of Henry Selick's Stop-Motion Animated Film Costs Them $50 Million

    It's understandable that following the colossal flop of "John Carter" and the money woes of "The Lone Ranger" (which has still managed to go over budget and behind schedule), Disney would be tightening their belt. But it seems even as they try to save money, they manage to lose some at the same time...

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    Kent Jones and Robert Koehler Will Replace Richard Pena at the New York Film Festival and the Film Society of Lincoln Center

    One of the top film programming jobs in America has now become two. With Film Society of Lincoln Center program director and New York Film Festival selection committee head Richard Peña stepping down at the end of this year, he will be replaced by two people: Kent Jones as director of program...

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    Universal Confirms 'Ted' & 'Bourne' Sequels

    It's simple math folks. "Ted" was the biggest and most surprising comedy smash hit of the summer, hauling in just under $395 million dollars worldwide. Not bad for an R-rated movie not based on a pre-existing property. Hell, those are great numbers any way you slice it. And even though the $180 mill...

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