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    Weekend Box Office: 'Expendables 2' Opens At #1, But Can't Match First Film's Numbers

    The release of "The Expendables 2" felt like a celebration. Not only were the trailers boasting the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis in legit action roles, but it was also promising the addition of Jean Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris to the franchise. Along with the release and bu...

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    Review - 'Sparkle' (A Remake That Doesn't Live Up To The Original)

    It's rare that I vouch for a film greatly before I’ve seen it. I love cinema way too much to do that. However, that is not the case with Tri-Star’s “Sparkle.”

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    Sparkle—movie review

    I don’t think anyone going to see 'Sparkle' expects a gritty slice of realism or a life-altering experience. It’s an unabashed soap opera with the curiosity value of singer Jordin Sparks in her big-screen debut and Whitney Houston in her final film appearance. If you know all that going in, I don’t ...

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    'Sparkle' Round-table w/ Salim Akil, Mara Brock Akil, Carmen Ejogo & Tika Sumpter

    After the screening of the film Sparkle, Shadow and Act was able to participate in a cast and crew roundtable at the Four Seasons hotel in Beverly HIlls, California. At the roundtable, we captured the inside story on the films mission, insights about the storylines, and valuable information fro...

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    Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Jordin Sparks Sing 'Something He Can Feel' ('Sparkle' Soundtrack)

    The film is scheduled to be released in theaters on August 17, but before that, on July 31, Sparkle: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be available for purchase from RCA Records.

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    Ahead Of USA Theatrical Release, 'Sparkle' Singing Challenge To Sweep Nation This Sat 7/14

    Sony Pictures and Myspace are hosting a Sparkle Singing Challenge this Saturday, July 14 in various cities across the USA - Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C.

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    'Sparkle' Soundtrack Features Cee Lo, Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston & More

    Led by "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks with an the ensemble cast that includes Michael K. Williams, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, Omari Hardwick and the late Whitney Houston in a music heavy remake of the 1976 film of the same name, you can bet the filmmakers behi...

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    Watch: Full Trailer For 'Sparkle' Remake Featuring The Late Whitney Houston

    As they things tend to go, Whitney Houston's tragic death earlier this year has given the otherwise under-the-radar "Sparkle," a remake of the 1976 movie, an extra bit of shine. Following a brief preview this morning on "Today" followed by a brainshattering discussion about i...

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    Paul Greengrass & Tom Hanks' Pirate Movie 'Captain Phillips' Sails Into Theaters On March 22, 2013

    So, we guess it's happening then. First announced over the summer under its earlier title "Maersk Alabama" with Paul Greengrass to direct and Tom Hanks to star, not much was heard since and we began to wonder if it was yet another project stuck in development for the director. But nope...

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    Michael K. Williams Says 'Django Unchained' Role Looks Good To Go

    Says He'll Co-Star In 'Sparkle' Remake With Whitney Houston & Cee-Lo Green; R. Kelly Doing The SoundtrackIt was just under a week ago that Michael K. Williams first revealed that while he lost out on the lead role in Quentin Tarantino's forthcoming "Django Unchained," that the director might be writ...

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