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    Official Synopsis + New Casting For Craig Robinson's Post-Apocalyptic Comedy "Rapture-Palooza"

    We first told you about this upcoming new project (titled Rapture-Palooza) back in March, when it was announced in a press release revealing Lionsgate's new micro-budget initiative; it was one of 3 or 4 titles mentioned in the release, and, at the time, its description was limited to just a one-line...

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    Weinstein-Produced "Seven Samurai" Remake Finds A Writer/Director; To Shoot Later This Year

    It's not what we'd call "black cinema" but, come on... you can't call yourself a lover of cinema if you haven't seen Akira Kurosawa's 1954 masterpiece (actually one of many Kurosawa masterpieces) Seven Samurai. Scratch that... you can't call yourself a lover of cinema if you haven't seen it at least...

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    Looks Like Will Smith's "I Am Legend Prequel" Is Dead (Says Director Francis Lawrence)

    Well... maybe this is one project we can scratch off the list of 30+ projects listed on Will Smith's IMDBPro page of upcoming projects.

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    Production On "Skank Robbers" Is Apparently Underway (I Apologize)

    "The Oscar winner was on route to start work on her next project The Skank Robbers, a film written by fellow actors Jamie Foxx and Martin Lawrence."

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    Cry of Jazz Screening at Indiana University Today!

    We were just alerted to today's screening of The Cry of Jazz, a film by Ed Bland that we covered on the site late last year.

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    DreamWorks Moving Ahead of the Pack on MLK Biopic

    The Score writer Kario Salem is in negotiations to write DreamWorks' upcoming biopic on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Warner Bros., which has quietly had its own MLK project in development with Salem for the past several years, will team up with DreamWorks to co-finance and distribute the film. Salem ...

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    Please Excuse Us While We Redecorate...

    Just a quickie to let you all know that I've been receiving all your emails, Facebook messages, and reading your comments expressing your, shall I say, "concerns," mostly about the setup of Shadow And Act's new home, as well as your inability to access content on the old site.

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    Goodbye "House Of Payne"

    Yesterday, we announced Tyler Perry's new TBS TV series based on his Why Did I Get Married? pair of movies; I only just realized that I completely forgot to mention this piece of news, which was tucked inside the press release announcing the new series; so here it is if you haven't already heard/rea...

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    MoMA Presents First U.S. Career Retrospective of Filmmaker Euzhan Palcy

    May 18-30, The Museum of Modern Art will present the first comprehensive U.S. retrospective of the works of filmmaker Euzhan Palcy, presenting nine feature films, including four New York premieres, in The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters.

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    "Master Harold and the Boys" with Ving Rhames Finally Gets Release

    In case you haven't had your fill of seeing the bond between black servants and their white employers on screen, Master Harold... and the Boys, starring Ving Rhames, will see its release in theaters this May, followed by a home video run beginning July 5th.

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