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    From A Token To A Threat: Notes For A Revolution In African-American Filmmaking (Part One)

    The occasion of screening Christine Acham and Clifford Ward’s engrossing documentary, INFILTRATING HOLLYWOOD: The Rise and Fall of The Spook Who Sat by the Door (2010), revealed the United States government’s deliberate censorship campaign against an African-American film from its p...

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    Watch: Hilarious Trailer For 'Movie: The Movie' Featuring Charlize Theron, Tom Hanks, Matt Damon & Much, Much More

    Memo to the Academy: Next year, you might want to get the writing staff of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" to write jokes for the show, because this nine-minute bit is funnier than anything that happened at the Oscars last night.

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    Weekend Box Office: Relativity Hoo-Rahs 'Act Of Valor' To The Top Spot In Another Strong Weekend

    It’s been a red meat kinda year at the box office. The number one slot at the box office has been taken over by an R-rated action movie five times thus far, the latest example being hoo-rah Navy SEALs film “Act of Valor”. With constant studio waffling over ratings, mid-budgeted fare like “Contraband...

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    Review: Tyler Rides, Dances To 2Pac & Brawls But Still Fails To Convince He's "Good" Enough For The Job!

    Tyler Perry’s new film Good Deeds opened in theaters yesterday; it stars Perry in the lead role with Thandie Newton, Brian White, Gabrielle Union and Phylicia Rashad. I caught one of the earlier showings here in Chicago, but before I get into my critique of the film, I supposed a brief summar...

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    The "I" is Dropped In Tyler Perry's "I, Alex Cross" Movie

    A couple of weeks ago, I posted an entry announcing Summit Entertainment's plans to open Tyler Perry's I, Alex Cross flick on October 26, 2012!

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    Eugene Levy, Denise Richards and Romeo Miller To Star In Tyler Perry's "Madea's Witness Protection"

    Tyler Perry's next Lionsgate production Madea's Witness Protection will begin filming next week in Atlanta. Perry opted for an *interesting* and mostly white cast ensemble for this one, with the exception of Romeo Miller (Jumping The Broom), the son of rapper Master P.

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    Deliverance—and The 3 Stooges

    Some weeks back, when I traveled to Atlanta to tape my host segments for Turner Classic Movies, I thumbed through the then-current issue of Atlanta magazine in my hotel room. The theme of that issue was “Hollywood of the South,” a survey of movie and TV production in Georgia, and I po...

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    Join Us Today! S&A Live Podcast Show (Hot Topics)

    So if you haven't heard the news yet, we've got a new time and new day for the S&A live podcast show. You can now join us every Sunday at 3:00pm/est. Not only is this a better time for the S&A crew, but we anticipate more S&A readers can join us. No excuses. And we kick off t...

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Fast Five' Starts Off Summer With $83 Million Weekend

    Hooray for Hollywood, or something. The 2011 box office finally snapped out of its doldrums with more reheated crap, “Fast Five” opening to a spectacular-for-Universal $83 million. The car blockbuster’s weekend surpasses “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” as the biggest opening weekend in Universal his...

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Rio' Defeats 'Madea' Before The Summer Onslaught Begins

    Hollywood doesn’t really recognize the seasons as clearly as you. Which is why even though you’re in school, summer begins in May, and even though you still have a full month of spring, that period usually closes in Hollywood around this time every year. In 2011, “summer” is beginning even earlier w...

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