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15 items from 2017


A Film About the “Black Establishment” – A Look Back at ‘White Man’s Burden’

2 March 2017 9:28 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Over the last week, we’ve been celebrating the 90th birthdays of Sidney Poitier (February 20) and Harry Belafonte (March 1), recalling past work (especially lesser known films) and other clickables, both on this blog and on our social media spaces (see… Continue Reading → »

- Kai Arnold

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Harry Belafonte: “Faced with Oppression, I Had to Act” (Motivational Words from the Actor/Activist on His 90th Birthday

1 March 2017 7:20 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Harry Belafonte: 'Faced with oppression, I had to act' (Watch) Continue Reading → »

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Capturing Harry Belafonte’s Magnetism and Sensuality in Noir Classic ‘Odds Against Tomorrow’

28 February 2017 2:07 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Over the last week, we’ve been celebrating the 90th birthdays of Sidney Poitier (February 20) and Harry Belafonte (March 1), recalling past work (especially lesser known films) and other clickables, both on this blog and on our social media spaces (see… Continue Reading → »

- Sergio Mims

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Links: Atomic Blonde, Underwater Armageddon, La La Lynch,

22 February 2017 4:08 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Pajiba at what point exactly did Dev Patel get hot?

Variety Billy Brown, who previously sexed up Viola on How to Get Away with Murder, will costar with Taraji P Henson in the new thriller Proud Mary which has nothing to do with Tina Turner 

/Film Van Helsing reboot gets a new writer 

Coming Soon Charlize Theron's Coldest City gets a title change. It's now Atomic Blonde

Nyt Whoa. I thought that little kid (Shailene Woodley's boy) on Big Little Lies looked familiar. Turns out he's that child theater critic who does all the popular Broadway Youtube reviews

 

Boy Culture interviews old Hollywood actor Carleton Carpenter who talks Debbie Reynolds, Cary Grant and being bisexual in Hollywood in a new memoir called "The Absolute Joy of Work"

The Playlist has ranked every best picture nominee of the 21st century. Weirdly they made a huge accounting error that kept Moulin Rouge! »

- NATHANIEL R

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Watch: Isaiah Washington & Terri J. Vaughn Are Sidney & Juanita Poitier in Short Film About the Hollywood Blacklist

20 February 2017 7:06 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Throughout the week, we’ll be celebrating the 90th birthdays or both Sidney Poitier (February 20) and Harry Belafonte (March 1), recalling past work (especially their lesser known films) and other clickables, on this blog and on social media (see yesterday’s… Continue Reading → »

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Did You Know… On His 90th Birthday Today, Sidney Poitier Is the Oldest Living Best Actor Oscar Winner

20 February 2017 2:27 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Throughout the week, we’ll be celebrating the 90th birthdays or both Sidney Poitier (February 20) and Harry Belafonte (March 1), recalling past work (especially their lesser known films) on this blog and on social media (see yesterday’s Porgy & Bess… Continue Reading → »

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‘The Slender Thread’ – Sidney Poitier as a Volunteer in a Crisis Center, Scored by Quincy Jones

20 February 2017 11:40 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Throughout the week, we’ll be celebrating the 90th birthdays or both Sidney Poitier (February 20) and Harry Belafonte (March 1), recalling past work (especially their lesser known films) on this blog and on social media (see yesterday’s Porgy & Bess… Continue Reading → »

- Tambay Obenson

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Sidney Poitier Turns 90: Inside the Actor, Activist and Diplomat’s Incredible Life

20 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Legendary filmmaker, activist and human-rights trailblazer Sidney Poitier can now add “nonagenarian” to his list of accomplishments.

The two-time Academy Award winner turned 90 on Monday, and celebrated the milestone with friends and family, including his wife, Joanna Shimkus, whom he married in 1976, as well as six daughters, Beverly, Pamela, Sherri, Gina, Anika and Sydney. He also has eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Poitier, who made a career out of defying expectations, began his life beating the odds. The actor was born two months premature in Miami in 1927 to a pair of poor immigrant farmers from the Bahamas, and the likelihood »

- Mike Miller

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Bob Newhart Likes to Encourage Newcomers

7 February 2017 8:25 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Bob Newhart started out as a standup, and scored massive, award-winning hits with his groundbreaking comedy records. That was before he became a comedy and TV legend, having starred in 1970s hit sitcom “The Bob Newhart Show” and 1980s comedic staple “Newhart” as a Chicago therapist and a New England innkeeper, respectively. While he scored his first Emmy nomination as a writer for the 1962 “The Bob Newhart Show,” incredibly, Newhart didn’t win an Emmy until the 2013 season of “Big Bang Theory” as a guest actor. Although known best for his TV work, he was a memorable Papa Elf in 2003 holiday classic “Elf.” Newhart’s first mention in a Variety was in a review on March 18, 1959, of “Chicago Nightline.” The critic didn’t like the show, but liked him, saying he “has given ample evidence that he can become the No. 1 funnyman on local channels.”

 

How did you get on “Chicago Nightline”?

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- Shalini Dore

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Super Bowl: Fox Sports Addresses Political Division, Patriotism With ‘Ragged Old Flag’ Spot

5 February 2017 4:04 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fox Sports acknowledged the elephant in the stadium — the depth of the nation’s political divide in the Trump era — with the “Ragged Old Flag” segment that led into the final half-hour before the Super Bowl kickoff.

The nearly five-minute short came together at the direction of Fox Sports president Eric Shanks, who was moved after attending the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack in December.

After returning from the event in Hawaii, Shanks heard the 1974 Johnny Cash song on radio as he drove home from the airport. The recording, more a recitation than a musical number, tells the story of one man’s pride in the tattered flag that flies above a small-town courthouse.

The assignment to translate Shanks’ inspiration into a short film for the Super Bowl broadcast fell to Jennifer Pransky, a Fox Sports producer who directed the “Ragged Old Flag” short. She took her cues from the Cash song »

- Cynthia Littleton

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NYC Weekend Watch: ‘Anatahan,’ ‘The King of Comedy,’ ‘Wavelength’ & More

3 February 2017 9:08 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Metrograph

The restoration of Josef von Sternberg’s Anatahan, about which more here, is now playing. Fellini’s Roma also shows on Friday.

Hitchcock, Lucas, and more are highlighted in a ’70s Universal series.

The Land Before Time plays on Saturday.

Museum of the Moving Image

The Martin Scorsese retro continues with The King of Comedy and Taxi Driver. »

- Nick Newman

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Harry Belafonte’s Upcoming 90th Birthday Will Be Celebrated by NYC’s Museum of the Moving Image with a Retrospective

30 January 2017 4:47 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Actor, musician, activist, and humanitarian Harry Belafonte will turn 90-years-old on March 1, 2017. In celebration, Museum of the Moving Image in NYC will pay tribute to his legendary career as an artist and activist, albeit about a month early, this Saturday,… Continue Reading → »

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What Is an Egot? The Grand Slam of Show Business — Explained

24 January 2017 10:17 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It’s the most coveted honor in all of Hollywood: the Egot.

Representing the top awards in television (Emmy), music (Grammy), film (Oscar), and theater (Tony), it’s considered the grand slam of show business — a four of a kind sweep that only the rarest of stars have been able to achieve.

The term was coined by Miami Vice actor Philip Michael Thomas, who first told it to the Associated Press in 1984 at the height of the NBC action show’s success. “That stands for Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony,” he said. “Hopefully in the next five years I will win all those awards. »

- Dave Quinn

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Dennis O’Neil: Ecclesiastes

19 January 2017 5:00 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

 

There, on the mountain and the sky,

On all the tragic scene they stare.

One asks for mournful melodies;

Accomplished fingers begin to play.

Their eyes mid many wrinkles, their eyes,

Their ancient, glittering eyes, are gay.

William Butler Yeats • Lapis Lazuli

Here we are, having our last visit before the big hokey pokey on the Potomac and I am being reminded of post-apocalyptic fiction. If you can’t guess why I’m suffering this brain scratch, maybe you can be excused.

Now, for those of you still with me, hey gang – let’s talk end of the world!

Time was when apocalypses were rare, if not nonexistent, on theater screens and – I’m taking a flyer here – utterly absent from video. Today, though, IMDb’s entry lists 50 films that qualify as post-apocalyptic and surely there are more on the way. Why the deluge?

I can think of only four »

- Dennis O'Neil

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Why Hollywood’s Biggest Stars Are Joining the Women’s March on Washington: We ‘Will Not Be Silenced’

11 January 2017 11:36 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars are joining the tens of thousands of women set to march down the streets of Washington D.C. the day after Donald Trump‘s inauguration.

Katy Perry, Zendaya, Orange is the New Black‘s Uzo Aduba, Scarlett Johansson and more have joined the long list of women expected to participate in the march to “take a stand on social justice.”

“I am marching on Washington to let our next president know that we, men and women alike, will not stand down or be silenced and will fight to protect our bodies and our choices, »

- Char Adams

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