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    "Attack The Block" Star John Boyega On Learning From "The Wire" + Hollywood Calling

    "Mr. Boyega said he learned to play Moses by watching the laconic drug dealers from Season 4 of “The Wire.” He explained, “I knew I wouldn’t have a lot of dialogue, so it means telling the story through your eyes all the time... The film has vastly increased his visibility, helping him land an agent...

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    Open Casting Call For Tyler Perry's "I, Alex Cross" Happening Tomorrow In Cleveland, OH

    Now you too can be in a Tyler Perry movie! A casting call will be held this weekend in Cleveland, OH for I, Alex Cross; these are paid gigs too, by the way.

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    Thandie Newton Will Star In Revival Of "Death And The Maiden"

    Thandie Newton is taking her thespian skills to the stage to star in the first West End (London's equivalent of Broadway) revival of Death And The Maiden.

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    Your Mid-Year In Cinema Review (Survey)

    The above poster says it all doesn't it?

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    Watch The $10 Million Opening Sequence That Was Cut From "Superman Returns"

    I wasn't at all a fan of Bryan Singer's 2006 film of the superhero; would my lack of appreciation for it have been positively influenced if this 5 1/2-minute intro sequence from the extras on the recently-released Superman anthology Blu-ray, wasn't left on the cutting room floor? Uh... no. And it co...

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    Mo'Nique Considering First Post-"Precious" Feature - Indie Dramedy "Bumped"

    Well... it took over 2 years, but it looks like comedienne/actress/host Mo'Nique has found a project she's ready to tackle as her next feature film (the long-in-gestation Hattie McDaniel biopic she's attached to aside).

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    Watch: "People's Champion: The Eli Porter Documentary" (Follow-Up To "Behind The Battle")

    So, the long story short, which some of you may already be familiar with, goes... the 2008 YouTube viral video immediately following, which, so far, has attracted over 3 million views, inspired the 33-minute investigative documentary piece (released earlier today) that follows underneath (Language w...

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    Trey Songz Will Make Big Screen Acting Debut In New "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" 3D Reimagining

    Wait, you mean another version on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is being developed? As my Australian pals would say, Crikey!

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    White Audiences/Black Films And Other Tiresome Tales Of Ignorance & Myopia...

    "Movie producers are often reluctant to cast more than a few minority actors in otherwise race-neutral movies for fear that the White audience will largely avoid such films. Two experiments were conducted to test the idea that the racial makeup of a cast could influence White audiences' selective ex...

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