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    'Otelo Burning' US Theatrical Release In NYC This September, Screening At CIFF In October

    Otelo Burning, the Sara Blecher-directed drama set in South Africa in the late 80's, was one of the highlights screening at American Black Film Festival over the weekend (see my review HERE).

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    Freida Pinto Is The Latest Actress Spotted Shooting Terrence Malick's 'Knight Of Cups' With Christian Bale

    As production on Terrence Malick's "Knight Of Cups" continues in Los Angeles, more unannounced cast members keep being discovered from set photos published online. First it was Wes Bentley, then Imogen Poots, now the latest piece of the puzzle is "Slumdog Millionaire" actress Freida Pinto, who has b...

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    LatinoBuzz: Would you like hot sauce with your popcorn? Courting Latino Moviegoers

    As the U.S. Latino population continues to grow, industries are eager to acquire their market whose purchasing power exceeds $1 trillion. And so the film industry is hungry to capitalize on the leading ethnic group driving theater sales, Latinos.

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    Nora Ephron Dies at 71

    I'm sitting here reeling from the news that Nora Ephron has died.  No one even knew she was sick and now she is gone.  The loss to movies, and especially to women in movies, cannot be underestimated.  This is a woman who was an Oscar nominated screenwriter three times over for Sil...

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    First Official Look At RZA's 'The Man With The Iron Fists' (Full Trailer In 2 Days)

    @PamGrier 1st peek at snap shot of "Iron Fist" full trailer on IGN.com in 2 days pic.twitter.com/0dEIvRlV

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    Writer-Director Nora Ephron Dies at 71 of Leukemia

    Hollywood doesn't have enough sophisticated witty writers, much less writer-directors like Nora Ephron. She died after battling leukemia at age 71. Ephron was funny as hell. She was one of the few filmmakers who could craft believable, endearing and funny romantic comedies, a dying art.

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    R.I.P. Nora Ephron (1941-2012)

    Sad news this evening, as writer, screenwriter and director Nora Ephron has passed away at the age of 71.

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    'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' Actor Dwight Henry Added To McQueen's '12 Years A Slave'

    Dwight Henry, the star alongside Quvenzhané Wallis (playing her father) in this year's critically accaimed Benh Zeitlin's Beasts Of The Southern Wild, is the latest addition to the grand, star-studded cast of Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave.

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    Watch: Kevin James Helps Kids By Falling Over A Lot In Trailer For 'Here Comes The Boom'

    Listen, the formula is pretty simple by now. Give Kevin James a blue collar job -- courier driver, fireman, mall cop, zookeeper -- make him fall down and eat snacks and then just collect the money that pours out the other end. Which brings us to "Here Comes The Boom," a movie where he'...

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    Jamie Foxx, Quentin Tarantino, Tyler Perry Added As Presenters For BET 2012 Awards

    No Kerry Washington? Maybe the first two will come with some new Django Unchained footage; as for Tyler Perry... well he does have Alex Cross to push.

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