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    Aretha Franklin On Casting Biopic: “I Think Halle Berry’s Gonna Get It”

    Aretha Franklin's talking about her biopic again... I'm sure you all are getting tired of hearing about it, but don't shoot the messenger. I come bearing gifts :)

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    Interesting Details From The 9/11 Commemorative Screening Of Spike Lee's "25th Hour"

    Recall our post this past Sunday 9/11 about the commemorative screening of Spike Lee's 25th Hour, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and actors. Well, as reported by The Playlist today, Spike Lee, producer Jon Kilik and actors Edward Norton and Philip Seymour Hoffman attended the festivities, whe...

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    Chinua Achebe Forced Title Name Change For 50 Cent's "All Things Fall Apart" (Was Offered $1 Mill)

    In my last post on this a few days ago, I speculated that the reason why the film's title had been changed from Things Fall Apart (what it's been called from the start), to All Things Fall Apart, was that the company distributing the film (Image Entertainment) may have been influenced by the fact th...

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    Will Black People Support "Pariah" ?

    As I mentioned last week, starting this week, Focus Features is taking the unusual step of screening Dee Rees' Pariah for the media, activist and support groups, and just plain regular folks, some 4 months before its release on Christmas Day in NY, Chicago and LA, and the rest of the country on Janu...

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    "The Book Of Mormon" The Movie?

    The creators of The Book of Mormon - the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical that centers on two young Mormon missionaries who are sent off to spread the word in Uganda, hoping to convert more than a few Africans, and which features a significant black cast - say they plan to adapt the stage work fo...

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    Watch 3 Clips From Police Corruption Drama "Rampart" (Ice Cube Co-Stars As Good Cop)

    A Toronto International Film Festival selection this year, anticipation for it was high, however, since it screened at the festival (its debut) reviews have been mixed. Though there's still buzz around it, especially with regards to star Woody Harrelson's performance. Some are talking Oscar.

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    "'Easy' Rawlins" Returning To The Screen As A TV Series For NBC

    Whoa! This is certainly an interesting development. A TV drama series based on Walter Mosley's fictional African American private investigator Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins. Not a film, but a TV series.

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    Rutina Wesley Talks Returning To Stage In Parody About White Playwright Who Pretends To Be Black

    Alerted you to this back in July. Performances have begun, as of September 8 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, here in NYC.

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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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