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Steve McQueen will direct a Tupac Shakur Documentary

Not long ago, we reported on the trailer release for Lionsgate's Tupac Shakur biopic ALL EYEZ ON ME. That film, schedule for a June 16, 2017 release follows Shakur from his early days in New York City to his evolution into being one of the world’s most recognized and influential voices before his untimely death at the age of 25. Against all odds, Shakur’s...
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05.09.2017
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Viola Davis to star in heist thriller Widows from director Steve McQueen

Whatever your thoughts on SUICIDE SQUAD are (and believe me, I have lots), almost no one would deny that Viola Davis was one of the best things in it as the badass director Amanda Waller. She was tough, cold, and commanding. So whatever she does next, I'll at least be curious about. Well, it seems I didn't have to wait long! She has currently signed on to the...
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09.27.2016
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Awesome Art We've Found Around The Net: Academy Awards Special

Some cliche somewhere said that 'a picture is worth a thousand words.' This has proven to be the case for me and especially when it comes to fan art. I have always sought out great fan art and have wanted to share it with as many people as possible. "Awesome Artwork We've Found Around The Net" is the outlet for that passion. In this column I will showcase the kick-ass...
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02.24.2016
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12 Years a Slave screenwriter John Ridley to direct L.A. riots movie

A couple of months ago, there was talk that Ice Cube and his son O'Shea Jackson Jr. might be teaming up for a thriller set during the 1992 Los Angeles riots, and while the report ended up not being true , a different project about the riots is moving forward at Broad Green and Imagine Entertainment. 12 YEARS A SLAVE writer John Ridley has been set to helm the currently...
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10.13.2015
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This Week in Blu-ray / DVD Releases: 12 Years a Slave, Catching Fire...

This week: Your Best Picture winner; the biggest movie of 2013; and an Oldboy remake that got hammered. ► You will likely hate the human race by the end of 12 YEARS A SLAVE . Even with its glimmer of hope and redemption, you will wonder how we ever, at any point in history, resorted to the...
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03.04.2014
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Top 10 Movies of 2013 (JimmyO)

With 2013 coming to an end, I am once again reminded that there is good out there when it comes to cinema. Early in the year it certainly may have seemed as if we were in for some serious trouble. And once summer came around many were disappointed in the big popcorn flick choices. Yet there was fun to be had even if not one single superhero flick made my best of the year list. MAN OF STEEL,...
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12.26.2013
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Top 10 Movies of 2013 (Chris Bumbray)

And so another year is in the books! It can't be denied that 2013 started off badly . The first two months of the year were a wasteland of crap, with us being deluged by some truly horrendous films like GANGSTER SQUAD, MOVIE 43, A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD, and worse. Luckily, the year redeemed itself in a big way, with great movies like THE WORLD’S END, BEFORE MIDNIGHT, UPSTREAM COLOR, BLUE...
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12.23.2013
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Review: 12 Years a Slave

PLOT: The devastating true story of Solomon Northup ( Chiwetel Ejiofor ), a free black man who, in 1853, was kidnapped from his home in Washington D.C, and sold into slavery in the south. REVIEW: At the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of 12 YEARS A SLAVE, Brad Pitt , one of the film's producers and stars (he plays the small, but pivotal part of a Canadian...
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10.18.2013
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Exclusive 1:1 Interview with 12 Years a Slave star Chiwetel Ejiofer

It's hard to truly describe the experience of watching Chiwetel Ejiofer in 12 YEARS A SLAVE. Playing Solomon Northup - whose true, terrifying story this film is based upon - Ejiofer disappears in an all-too-real way into his role as a pre-Civil War free black man who quite literally wakes up one day to discover he has become a slave. To witness this good person's transition from family man...
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10.16.2013
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Exclusive 1:1 Interview with 12 Years a Slave stars Alfre Woodard and Lupita Nyong'o

12 YEARS A SLAVE is Steve McQueen 's harrowing dramatization of Solomon Northup's experience going from a free man to slave in the blink of an eye. And though he's the center of this particular, unforgettable depiction of slavery in America, he's far from the only one who suffers cruelty and inhumanity of the time. Lupita Nyong'o plays Patsy, one of the slaves Northup (Chiwetel...
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10.15.2013
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Exclusive 1:1 Interview with 12 Years a Slave star Sarah Paulson

There are many evils depicted in 12 YEARS A SLAVE, Steve McQueen 's searing depiction of slavery in America, and actress Sarah Paulson is party to quite a few of them. Playing the wife of a merciless plantation owner (portrayed by Michael Fassbender ), Paulson's Mary Epps is as cold and remorseless as her husband, even if she doesn't wield a whip and looks for all the world like a...
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10.14.2013
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2013 Toronto International Film Festival Wrap-Up and Top 10!

It’s hard to believe but the Toronto International Film Festival has already come and gone. This year marked my fifth trip in a row to TIFF, and I gotta say this may well have been the best year ever for the festival. The first half of it was literally packed with gem after gem, and if you read my reviews, you’ll notice I was giving out tons of 8’s, and 9’s, with even a 10 for good measure....
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09.19.2013
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