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    African & Caribbean Filmmakers To Gather In Cuba To Talk Collaborating (Danny Glover Leads Charge)

    I'm only just now becoming aware of this... I'll certainly be tracking it from here on to see what comes of meeting... Glad to see Danny Glover leading the charge in the spirit of Pan-Africanism:

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    "Top Gun" Being Converted To 3D For 2012 Re-Release (Survey Time!)

    So... it was already announced that James Cameron mega-grossing hit Titanic is being converted to 3D for a spring 2012 release; now this news drops: Tony Scott’s 1986 classic Top Gun starring Tom Cruise is being converted to 3D for a theatrical release.

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    More On The Experiences Of Black Actors In Europe Versus Black Actors In The USA...

    Recall the series of entries we posted on the black British actor's lament on the lack of onscreen opportunities for black talent in the UK, and the so-called talent drain as some of those actors and actresses are said to be fleeing west to the land of milk and honey, aka Hollywood, where better opp...

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    Terry Dexter & Teyana Taylor Now Attached to Star in Florence Ballard Screen Biopic?

    If you recall, I did a post a little over a month ago; regarding the rumor that Jurnee Smollet was attached to play ex-Supreme Florence Ballard and Beyonce's sister, Solange Knowles was supposedly in the role of Diana Ross, in the screen biopic Blondie: The Florence Ballard Story.

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    Trailer For "Luke Cage" Movie Surfaces... White Luke Cage That Is...

    Let's not give Marvel Studios any ideas shall we. So, funny or not?

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    How Much Influence Do Movie Critics Have On Your Film Selections?

    It's an age-old debate regarding the real impact film critics and reviewers have. There are those that swear up and down getting specific reviewers to co-sign a film can equate, at the very least, critical success of a movie while others think those days are a bygone era.

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    Three Major Studios Rumored To Be On Bidding Battle Over Steve McQueen's "Shame"

    A follow-up to Tambay's story posted today about the "distributor trials" caused by the film's uncompromising sexual content.

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    USA Distributor Trials For Steve McQueen's "Shame" Driven By Controversial Subject Matter

    Word on the street (from articles I read on both Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter) this morning are that, thanks to it explicit depictions of the symptoms of sexual addiction - including "male and female full-frontal nudity, graphic depictions of straight/gay/threeway sex, masturbation, urination...

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    Preview African Immigrant Tragedy "The Invader" + Watch Bold NSFW Opening Scene

    We totally missed this one in our highlighting of titles screening at the Toronto International Film Festival as well as the Venice Film Festival (it's at both festivals); one of a handful of films that explore some angle of the African immigrant's experience in Europe, to put it broadly. And if the...

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    Mos Def Says He's Retiring "Mos Def" Name: "It's Time To Expand & Move On"

    Speaking with MTV this past weekend at Rock The Bells... (aka Yasiin):

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