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Barack Obama, John Singleton and the Academy toast 'Do the Right Thing'

28 June 2014 12:12 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Yes, another day, another anniversary. But this one is quite noteworthy. Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing" turns 25 on Monday. It is a film I first saw when I was young, but I wasn't at all ready for it. I saw it again in film school and noticed I had grown with it, but it still whipped up complex feelings (as only the best films can). I've revisited it a number of times over the years and come to cherish it as one of the greatest pieces of cinema ever conjured, but the Academy frankly seemed like it was holding its nose just to give it the two nominations it received a quarter century ago. Kim Basinger had the right idea when the night of the Oscars came. "The best film of the year is not even nominated [for Best Picture] and it's 'Do the Right Thing,'" the "Batman" star said, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Who Should Play Nola Darling In Spike Lee's 'She's Gotta Have It' TV Serial Adaptation For Showtime?

23 May 2014 8:05 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Announced 3 weeks ago, Spike Lee is teaming up with Showtime to develop a half-hour TV series based on his cherished, though problematic feature film debut, She's Gotta Have It - the feature film that essentially introduced Spike Lee to planet earth (Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads aside, his Nyu Master's thesis film, which won the Student Academy Award and got Spike an agent); a film that celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2011. It's also a film that was initially given an X-rating by the MPAA. Why? The exact quote, according to Spike, was that the MPAA said it was "saturated with »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Best of the Week: Memorable Movie Meals, 'Spider-Man' Comic Comparisons, May Geek Guide and More

9 May 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Movie News: Brad Pitt As "Wardaddy" in 'Fury' Photos; Pitt and Jolie Teaming Up on Mystery Project The First Rumored 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Title Is 'The Ancient Fear' Megan Fox in 'Ninja Turtles' (New Photo); Spike Lee Says 'She's Gotta Have It' on TV Hide Your Daughters! 'Spring Breakers' Is Getting a Sequel First Look at 'A Most Violent Year;' Emma Stone and Woody Allen Reunite A New 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers' Movie Is Happening The Murderer Who Inspired 'Bernie' Is Getting Released from Prison and Will Live in Richard Linklater's Garage Apartment Masked 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Photos; New 'Flintstones' Movie Coming Chris Hemsworth Offered Lead in...

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Movie News: Megan Fox in 'Ninja Turtles' (New Photo); First 'Gotham' Trailer; Spike Lee Says 'She's Gotta Have It' on TV

6 May 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: April O'Neil (Megan Fox) looks askance at a table littered with swords and other weaponry in a new photo from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Fox stars with Will Arnett and William Fichtner as the key human characters; Johnny Knoxville and Tony Shaloub will be voicing Leonardo and Splinter. The movie opens in theaters on August 8. [Facebook via Collider] She's Gotta Have It: Spike Lee's first feature, She's Gotta Have It, is coming to the small screen as a television series for premium cable network Showtime. Lee will write and direct the half-hour comedy drama, which will feature a contemporary look at characters living in Brooklyn. The 1985 original followed a woman's complicated love life, involving three very different men...

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Showtime to adapt Spike Lee's 'She's Gotta Have It' for TV series

6 May 2014 9:04 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Spike Lee’s first feature film, She's Gotta Have It, is coming to Showtime in the form of a new series, a rep confirmed to EW.

She’s Gotta Have It premiered in 1986 and had a huge impact on the independent film movement. The movie stars Tracy Camilla Johns as a woman who won’t commit to any of her three boyfriends, instead choosing to enjoy each of their company while still maintaining her independence.

The TV series will be a contemporized take on the film, with Lee set to direct and write. »

- Ariana Bacle

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Spike Lee to adapt She's Gotta Have It for Showtime

6 May 2014 7:55 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Spike Lee is to make a new version of his film She's Gotta Have It for Showtime.

The Hollywood director will write and direct a new half-hour series for the TV network, reports Deadline.

His 1985 debut movie will be updated in the new version, including contemporary characters and Lee's views of race, gender, sexuality and relationships.

Lee's original film was shot in just 12 days on a budget of $175,000.

Tracy Camilla Johns starred as a sexually active Brooklyn resident who dates three men, played by Lee, Tommy Redmond Hicks and John Canada Terrell.

The film grossed over $7,000,000 at the Us box office alone.

Last year, the Oldboy remake director said that his planned Inside Man 2 project had been shelved. »

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She’s Gotta Have It TV Show Coming to Showtime

6 May 2014 6:50 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Showtime and Spike Lee are developing a half-hour TV adaptation of Lee's 1985 breakout movie She's Gotta Have It, according to Deadline. The series, which Lee will write and direct, is a present-day look at the characters from the film and will "explore Lee's unique and provocative points of view about race, gender, sexuality, relationships, and the gentrification in Brooklyn." Finally, a gentrification dramedy! No, really: There's a lot to that idea, and if anyone's going to do a show about it, Spike Lee seems like the natural choice. »

- Margaret Lyons

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TV News: Believe, Veronica, Gotta, Gang

5 May 2014 10:23 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Believe & Crisis

NBC has effectively cancelled its midseason drama series "Believe" and "Crisis", pulling both shows for a "Women of SNL" special on the final Sunday of May sweeps. In their most recent airings this past Sunday, both dramas drew a pitiful 1.0 key demo rating in the fast nationals.

Both shows have four remaining episodes but it's now "highly unlikely" they will be seen at this point. An official verdict by the network won't be announced until NBC's upfront presentation on Monday. [Source: TV Fanatic]

She's Gotta Have It

Spike Lee and Showtime are teaming for a comedy TV series adaptation of his 1986 feature "She's Gotta Have It". Lee is set to write and direct should it move to the pilot stage.

The original film explored various lives in Brooklyn in the 1980s. Lee's new take will be a contemporary look at the characters. [Source: The Live Feed]

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Spike Lee is adapting 'She's Gotta Have It' for a new Showtime TV series

5 May 2014 9:43 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Of all the Spike Lee joints, "She's Gotta Have It" is the one getting a TV series adaptation. Lee is giving his 1985 film a makeover for Showtime, according to Deadline, with the project in development now. The new series' episodes will be a half-hour long, with Lee attached to write and direct this "contemporary look at the characters," to "explore Lee’s unique and provocative points of view about race, gender, sexuality, relationships and the gentrification in Brooklyn." "She's Gotta Have It" was Lee's feature film debut; it was shot in 12 days for $175,000 budget, ultimately grossing more than $7 million at the U.S. box office. It starred Tracy Camilla Johns, Tommy Redmond Hicks, John Canada Terrell and Lee. Showtime has picked up a number of other original scripted comedies/comedy-dramas in the last five years including "Episodes," "House of Lies" and "Nurse Jackie."  »

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Spike Lee Is Remaking She’s Gotta Have It for TV

5 May 2014 9:40 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

According to Deadline, Spike Lee is teaming up with Showtime for a reboot of his 1986 feature film debut She's Gotta Have it. Hailed as a landmark of the '80s indie film movement, the flick — originally shot for $175,000 over a period of 12 days — follows a sexually liberated Brooklyn woman juggling three suitors. Lee is attached to write the half-hour comedy, which will offer a contemporary spin on the film's characters while exploring "Lee's unique and provocative points of view about race, gender, sexuality, relationships, and the gentrification in Brooklyn." No word on whether Lee will be lacing up his Jordans to reprise his role as Mars Blackmon, but we can dream, right? »

- Anna Silman

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News Bites: Megan Fox in 'Ninja Turtles' (Photo); First Trailer for Batman TV Series 'Gotham'

5 May 2014 9:38 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: April O'Neil (Megan Fox) looks askance at a table littered with swords and other weaponry in a new photo from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Fox stars with Will Arnett and William Fichtner as the key human characters; Johnny Knoxville and Tony Shaloub will be voicing Leonardo and Splinter. The movie opens in theaters on August 8. [Facebook via Collider]   She's Gotta Have It: Spike Lee's first feature, She's Gotta Have It, is coming to the small screen as a television series for premium cable network Showtime. Lee will write and direct the half-hour comedy drama, which will feature a contemporary look at characters living in Brooklyn. The 1985 original, photographed in black and white, followed a woman's complicated love...

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A Serial Adaptation Of Spike Lee's 'She's Gotta Have It' Is Coming To Showtime

5 May 2014 6:22 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Whoa! I definitely didn't see this coming!  In short, Spike Lee is teaming up with Showtime to develop a half-hour TV series based on his cherished, though problematic feature film debut, She's Gotta Have It.  This was the film that essentially introduced Spike Lee to the world (Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads aside, which won the Student Academy Award and got Spike an agent); a film that celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2011. It's also a film that was initially given an X-rating by the MPAA. Why? The exact quote, according to Spike, was that the MPAA said it was "saturated with sex." Thus Spike had to re-edit the film three times, and still then it was considered too risque; So he released it first in New York unrated, but was contractually obligated to deliver an R-rated movie, if he wanted to get paid, and eventually did. What was Spike's response to the whole thing? »

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A Serial Adaptation Of Spike Lee's 'She's Gotta Have It' Is Coming To Showtime

5 May 2014 6:22 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Whoa! I definitely didn't see this coming!  In short, Spike Lee is teaming up with Showtime to develop a half-hour TV series based on his cherished, though problematic feature film debut, She's Gotta Have It.  This was the film that essentially introduced Spike Lee to the world (Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads aside, which won the Student Academy Award and got Spike an agent); a film that celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2011. It's also a film that was initially given an X-rating by the MPAA. Why? The exact quote, according to Spike, was that the MPAA said it was "saturated with sex." Thus Spike had to re-edit the »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Spike Lee Will Adapt 'She's Gotta Have It' as a Showtime Series

5 May 2014 5:59 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Spike Lee is updating his 1985 feature film debut "She's Gotta Have It," as a half hour comedy for Showtime. Deadline broke the story, reporting that the project will "explore Lee's unique and provocative points of view about race, gender, sexuality, relationships, and the gentrification in Brooklyn." The last hot button issue aside, this marks a big move for the 57-year-old Lee. As movies continue to move to the small screen in various forms, writers and directors formerly exclusive to film are transitioning with them. Lee has directed moves sent straight to TV before, including "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" and "Bad 25," but this will be his first project written for television.  He also hasn't seen much success, critically or commercially, in almost a decade. Lee's last hit was "Inside Man" in 2006, and his directorial remake "Oldboy" was met with almost universal condemnation last year before bombing at the box office. »

- Ben Travers

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Spike Lee Will Adapt 'She's Gotta Have It' as a Showtime Series

5 May 2014 5:59 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Spike Lee is updating his 1985 feature film debut "She's Gotta Have It," as a half hour comedy for Showtime. Deadline broke the story, reporting that the project will "explore Lee's unique and provocative points of view about race, gender, sexuality, relationships, and the gentrification in Brooklyn." The last hot button issue aside, this marks a big move for the 57-year-old Lee. As movies continue to move to the small screen in various forms, writers and directors formerly exclusive to film are transitioning with them. Lee has directed moves sent straight to TV before, including "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" and "Bad 25," but this will be his first project written for television.  He also hasn't seen much success, critically or commercially, in almost a decade. Lee's last hit was "Inside Man" in 2006, and his directorial remake "Oldboy" was met with almost universal condemnation last year before bombing at the box office. »

- Ben Travers

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Interview: Filmmaker Kiandra Parks Discusses 'Black Girl in Paris', Spike Lee, And Her Feature Film Kickstarter

4 March 2014 5:57 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

S&A recently reached out to filmmaker Kiandra Parks to learn more about her critically-acclaimed short film Black Girl in Paris, her chance encounter with director Spike Lee early in her career, and the current project she's using Kickstarter to help fund, C'est La Vie, a feature film homage to Lee's She's Gotta Have It. Black Girl in Paris, a narrative film about a down-on-her-luck writer living in The City of Lights who experiences personal and sexual awakening thanks to a savvy prostitute, is currently available on HBO Go, until March 31.  The short film stars Tracey Heggins and Zaraah Abrahams.  Written and directed by Parks, Black Girl in Paris is adapted from the »

- Emmanuel Akitobi

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Gentrification tension, New York and London

28 February 2014 3:15 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Gentrification has a mind of its own, but its effects need to be regulated if city neighbourhoods as a whole are to benefit

New York film director Spike Lee has angrily complained at a public debate about his father Bill, an octogenarian jazz musician, being the subject of a string of complaints from a recently-arrived next door resident in his long-time Brooklyn neighbourhood. Late night rehearsing has been Bill's habit for decades, but, he says, the newcomer is the first to complain.

My first reaction on hearing this was surprise. Have you heard Bill's soundtrack for Spike's She's Gotta Have It? I'd be complaining if I couldn't hear him through the walls. But the reason the noise dispute is attracting fresh attention - it's been public knowledge since last May - is that the younger Lee has placed it so firmly within the frame of Brooklyn's gentrification.

"When you move into a neighbourhood, »

- Dave Hill

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