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    Idris Elba Will Direct Music Video For 1st Single From Angie Stone's Upcoming Album

    Idris Elba has already expressed his interest in directing, with a feature film project already being developed for him to helm some time in the next year, which would be his directorial debut. The BBC-commission film is said to be "a small tale about a young girl" which he's been working on for abo...

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    Vivica Fox Talks Role In "Femme Fatales," Casting Choices, The "Vivica Fox" Brand, New Talk Show...

    Recorded at Comic-Con late last month. Shaky camera work, but I actually enjoyed the 13-minute conversation, and even got to know her a little more - especially when she talks about her motivations in the latter half of the recording.

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    Louis Armstrong Was Born Today... What's Going On With Forest Whitaker's Biopic? Charles Dutton's?

    Today in history... August 4th 1901, jazzman Louis Armstrong (aka Satchmo), one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century, was born in New Orleans, LA, the grandson of slaves.

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    Dee Rees ("Pariah") Signs w/ WME; Hired To Pen Script For Original Thriller Next

    Writer/director of Pariah, Dee Rees has reportedly switched representation, moving from UTA, who initially signed her soon after her film debuted at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, to WME. No particular reasons were given.

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    Seriously, Is New Black Latino Spiderman Getting Live-Action Movie Treatment? Marvel Exec Speaks

    Yesterday's news, which Jasmin posted here, announcing that Marvel Comics is introducing a new Spider-Man, who happens to be a blacktino (I didn't coin the term by the way) teen named Miles Morales, shook the web, with fanboys and girls jeering the, uhh, colorful switch.

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    Preview British Girl Gang Revenge Thriller "SKET"

    It's a British film called SKET and is described as a "girl gang retribution thriller," and stars some of the UK's young black talent, like Ashley Walters, Richie Campbell, Adelayo Adedayo, and Riann Steele.

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    Preview "Massage, Cameroon Style" (Mothers Protecting Their Daughters From Predators)

    Was breezing through the recently announced list of 383 titles (from 70 countries) scheduled to screen at the 2011 Montreal World Film Festival, and came across this one. It's called Massage, Cameroon Style.

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    Warner Bros Starting From Scratch With Next "Green Lantern" Movie; Wants Edgier Film. Any Ideas?

    In case you don't already know, another Green Lantern movie is in development, despite the critical drubbing it received, and lackluster box office ($114 million domestic after almost 2 months in release, on a $200 million budget). But the studio plans major changes to the second film - essentially ...

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    Am I Being Just Mr. Sensitive Again?

    You should well aware know by now how we roll on S & A. Always questioning and stirring up stuff,especially when it comes to the never ending and vexing problem of black images in films and TV.

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