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Exclusive Gila! Clip Stomps In

9 April 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Time to add some giant beastie action to your Hump Day! On tap right now is an exclusive clip from the remake of the '50s film The Giant Gila Monster, known simply as Gila! Check it out.

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"Rock 'n roll is here to stay" despite the best efforts of a giant gila monster in Polyscope's sci-fi comedy movie Gila!, scheduled for release on DVD this April 22nd.

Based loosely on the 1959 sci-fi classic Giant Gila Monster, the revived Gila! features a ferocious, rampaging giant gila monster, classy hot rods, vintage 50's rock 'n roll music, cute co-eds, fist fights, drag racing, and an all-star cast who rally to defend their small town.

"A perfect 'date night' drive-in movie," says producer Bill Dever. "Family fun with music, action, a very scary monster, and a terrific cast. Inspirational sci-fi horror."

It's not all the monster's fault since »

- Steve Barton

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Toni Collette, Gary Ross, Whoopi Goldberg named to Tribeca festival juries

8 April 2014 9:01 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The Tribeca Film Festival announced its jurors for this year’s event, which runs from April 16-27. The list includes Toni Collette, Lake Bell, Whoopi Goldberg, Catherine Hardwicke, Heather GrahamAnton Yelchin, Paul Wesley and 26 other leaders of the filmmaking community.

In addition to the Festival’s main competition juries in seven categories, Tribeca named Delia Ephron, Natasha Lyonne, and Gary Ross to select the second annual Nora Ephron Prize, which awards $25,000 to a female writer or director.

Click below for the entire list of jurors, with biographical information courtesy of the Tribeca festival:

World Competition Categories

The jurors for »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Interview: S & A's Sergio Talks To Film Marketing Pioneer Art Sims Of 1124 Design

31 March 2014 8:28 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

It is literally impossible to not have seen the work of Art Sims - the founder of 1124 Design - in the last 25 years if you just even occasionally go to the movies. The Southern California-based advertising and marketing agency has been responsible for cutting edge ad campaigns for many of the most important black and urban themed films and TV productions, such as Red Tails, HBO’s When The Levees Broke, Do The Right Thing, Malcolm X, Mo Better Blues, Love and Basketball, Clockers, and The Color Purple.  And Sims and his firm also provided creative presentations for many black and mainstream films, such as Unstoppable, Inside Man, I Am Legend, The Best Man »

- Sergio

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'Community' Movie Eyes 'Fast & Furious' Director Justin Lin

26 March 2014 3:36 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

"Six seasons and a movie" has been Community fans' rallying cry ever since Abed (Danny Pudi) uttered that now-famous line in a Season 2 episode, while referencing NBC's short-lived series The Cape. But will the movie actually happen? As NBC executives currently mull the fate of Community's sixth and final season, TV Guide reports that Justin Lin (Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6) is being eyed to direct the feature.

Nothing is set in stone at this time, but the directorial choice would make sense, since Justin Lin directed three Season 1 episodes, the popular "paintball" episode "Modern Warfare", "Interpretive Dance" and "Introduction to Statistics".

Even if Justin Lin isn't available, the show has used several other feature directors throughout its five-season run, such as Captain America: The Winter Soldier's Anthony Russo and Joe Russo. The brothers had previously served as executive producers on the series, with the latter directing last »

- MovieWeb

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Interview: John Ridley on Oscars and Jimi Hendrix pic 'All Is By My Side'

21 March 2014 12:40 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In the same week -- really, the same 24 hours -- he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for "12 Years a Slave," John Ridley flew to Austin to launch into work on the pilot for ABC's "American Crime." That meant, too, he could promote "Jimi: All Is Lost," to which he referred as his "child," his baby, a film fit for the South By Southwest film conference and is creeping toward theatrical release on May. "All Is By My Side" and "12 Years a Slave" both made their debut at the Toronto International Film Festival last year; but it's the former that he wrote, directed and executive produced. Touching on one year of rocker Jimi Hendrix's early career, Ridley also had to work-around the notoriously difficult Hendrix estate, which denied the film any usage of Hendrix's recorded work, and long timeline conversations with people producing the film. I thought that »

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Adult Swim Gives a Series Order to 'Black Jesus,' a Live-Action Comedy From 'Boondocks' Creator Aaron McGruder

11 March 2014 8:51 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Adult Swim just announced that it's given the greenlight to a new scripted, half-hour live-action comedy to arrive later this year. Not to be confused with "Black Nativity," "Black Jesus" is about exactly what the title suggests -- Jesus, played by Gerald "Slink" Johnson, is out to spread love and kindness in present-day Compton, CA, supported by a small band of loyal locals. Aaron McGruder ("The Boondocks," "Red Tails") created the series and will serve as executive producer alongside director Mike Clattenburg ("Trailer Park Boys"). The series also stars Charlie Murphy ("Are We There Yet"), Corey Holcomb ("The Cleveland Show") and John Witherspoon ("The Boondocks"). Adult Swim specializes in animated and live-action series for young adults. Production has already begun on the series in Los Angeles. "The Boondocks," the animated series based on McGruder's comic strip of the same name, will return for a fourth season on Adult Swim on »

- Taylor Lindsay

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Adult Swim Gives a Series Order to 'Black Jesus,' a Live-Action Comedy From 'Boondocks' Creator Aaron McGruder

11 March 2014 8:51 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Adult Swim just announced that it's given the greenlight to a new scripted, half-hour live-action comedy to arrive later this year. Not to be confused with "Black Nativity," "Black Jesus" is about exactly what the title suggests -- Jesus, played by Gerald "Slink" Johnson, is out to spread love and kindness in present-day Compton, CA, supported by a small band of loyal locals. Aaron McGruder ("The Boondocks," "Red Tails") created the series and will serve as executive producer alongside director Mike Clattenburg ("Trailer Park Boys"). The series also stars Charlie Murphy ("Are We There Yet"), Corey Holcomb ("The Cleveland Show") and John Witherspoon ("The Boondocks"). Adult Swim specializes in animated and live-action series for young adults. Production has already begun on the series in Los Angeles. "The Boondocks," the animated series based on McGruder's comic strip of the same name, will return for a fourth season on Adult Swim on »

- Taylor Lindsay

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Adult Swim Orders ‘Black Jesus’ Series from ‘Boondocks’ Creator

10 March 2014 3:59 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Jesus is alive and living in present-day Compton, Calif. — at least according to the premise of the new live-action Adult Swim show “Black Jesus.”

Created by Aaron McGruder (“The Boondocks,” “Red Tails”), the comedy stars newcomer Gerald “Slink” Johnson as the man on a mission to spread love and kindness throughout the neighborhood with the help of his small, but loyal group of downtrodden followers. The series also stars Charlie Murphy (“Are We There Yet?”), Corey Holcomb (“The Cleveland Show”), John Witherspoon (“The Boondocks”), Kali Hawk (“Couples Retreat”), and Andra Fuller (“L.A. Complex”).

The Turner-owned network will premiere the series later this year.

McGruder will serve as executive producer through his 5 Mutts Productions, along with writer-director Mike Clattenberg (“Trailer Park Boys”) and Leg’s Norman Aladjem and John Bravakis.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported this deal.

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- Whitney Friedlander

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Black Jesus is Coming to Adult Swim

10 March 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Adult Swim has announced that they have greenlit a new half-hour live-action scripted comedy called "Black Jesus" from award-winning writer/producer, Aaron McGruder ("The Boondocks," Red Tails ). The show finds Jesus living in present day Compton, CA on a daily mission to spread love and kindness throughout the neighborhood with the help of his small but loyal group of downtrodden followers. The series stars newcomer Gerald "Slink" Johnson ( Grand Theft Auto V ) as Black Jesus, and also stars Charlie Murphy ( Are We There Yet ), Corey Holcomb ("The Cleveland Show"), and John Witherspoon ("The Boondocks," "The First Family"). Production has begun on the new series in Los Angeles, CA, which will premiere later this year. »

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Tsr Blog: ‘Non-Stop’ and Why It’s Safe for Movie Planes to Crash Again

7 March 2014 11:43 AM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

Through films like Flightplan, Soul Plane, and White House Down, it has taken over a decade for Hollywood to arrive at Non-Stop.

Showing the vitality of Liam Neeson carrying a gun and a broken heart, Non-Stop recently gave the new action hero one of his biggest box office weekends so far. Involving an air marshal using a particular set of skills to hunt and kill someone threatening his plane (to paraphrase Taken), the film may seem like a generic Neeson actioner. But while his character might be a composite of previous roles, the anxiety he tackles within this film is fresh. Considering its box office success (and my mother’s intense experience in watching the movie), Non-Stop works efficiently as a thriller in 2014 because it provides viewers with imagery of in-flight chaos not seen since before 9/11. It is also the indication of a natural progression for how Hollywood films are »

- Nick Allen

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Oscar Script Win for ’12 Years A Slave’ Completes Two-Decade Journey for John Ridley

2 March 2014 8:40 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

John Ridley’s Oscar win for adapted script for “12 Years a Slave” culminates more than two decades in Hollywood for the Milwaukee-born writer.

Ridley began his thank-yous by singling out a sitcom script supervisor when he started in Hollywood, “Mr. Brad Pitt” and producer Jeremy Kleiner. It was Ridley’s first nomination and he became only the second black person to win an Oscar in the writing category, after Geoffrey Fletcher for “Precious.”

However, Ridley and producer-director Steve McQueen did not acknowledge each other during the acceptance speeches, indicating a possible rift between the two.

Backstage, Ridley gave tribute to his parents — “who simply would not let me settle for second best” — and said he gets much of his writing done while parked in his car at his children’s school.

The “12 Years” script, based on the autobiography by Solomon Northup, is Ridley’s seventh dating back to 1997′s “U-Turn. »

- Dave McNary

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The Monuments Men – The Review

7 February 2014 8:54 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Once again World War II provides Hollywood with another tale of bravery and sacrifice that was somewhat overlooked in the shadow of the great battles (like D-Day) and the dropping of the atomic bomb. A couple of years ago the story of the Tuskegee airmen got the full blockbuster treatment with Red Tails. There have also been many stories concerning the efforts to save the lives of those targeted for extinction by Nazi Germany such as last year’s The Book Thief. Now George Clooney brings us the true tale of the special forces group charged with rescuing…art. Yes, paintings and sculptures, not people. Seems that Hitler went on quite the art-acquiring binge. Many felt that this pursuit to protect these piece was frivolous. But these curators and historians believed that these works were the culture if not the soul of their native lands. That’s why they proudly dubbed themselves The Monuments Men. »

- Jim Batts

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Blu-ray, DVD Release: 12 Years a Slave

5 February 2014 1:58 PM, PST | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 4, 2014

Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray $39.99

Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Highly acclaimed drama movie 12 Years a Slave has received a lot of awards attention, and critics think it deserves every one.

Based on real life, the biography film tells the story of Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor, Salt), a free New York citizen who, in 1841, is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Stripped of his identity and dignity, Northup is sold to ruthless plantation owner Edwin Epps (Michael Fassbender, The Counselor) and forced to find the strength to survive.

The cast also includes Benedict Cumberbatch (War Horse), Alfre Woodard (Steel Magnolias), Paul Giamatti (Win Win) and Brad Pitt (World War Z). Steve McQueen (Shame) directs, from a screenplay by John Ridley (Red Tails) based on the memoir by the real Northup about his life.

12 Years a Slave grossed $46 million in theaters and wowed every moviegoer. Critics gave the film a whopping 96% approval, »

- Sam

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Kristen Bell And Michael B. Jordan To Host The Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards on February 15

30 January 2014 1:44 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Michael B. Jordan/credit: Jennie Warren Photography

Actors Kristen Bell and Michael B. Jordan will host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards on Saturday, February 15, at The Beverly Hills Hotel.  They will present 19 awards to 52 individual recipients during the evening.

“We are thrilled to have Kristen and Michael join us as hosts for this year’s Sci-Tech Awards,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs.  “They are bright, young talents in the film community and will be a great addition to a night that honors the industry’s technical achievements.”

Bell recently lent her voice to the Oscar®-nominated Disney animated feature “Frozen.”  She also will be seen in the title role of the upcoming feature “Veronica Mars,” in theaters this March.  Bell’s other film credits include “The Lifeguard,” “Hit & Run,” “When in Rome” and “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.”

In 2013, Jordan appeared in his first »

- Michelle McCue

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Great Premise Wasted; 5 Great Stories That Deserved Better Movies

24 January 2014 10:39 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Where others may diagnose death for a failed film, a certain cinematic surgeon endeavors to breathe new life into moribund movies through extreme and invasive procedures. Whether it be rescuing invaluable elements from train wrecks for transplant, identifying cause of symptoms or resurrecting doomed patients with wholesale rewrites, Cinematic Surgery aims to show that even the most tragic or insolvable cases can be saved in the operating/editing room.

Such is the current culture in the filmmaking world that the very notion of suggesting ‘remake’ is considered sacrilege, a soul selling throw down to the cynical moneymakers bleeding dry a stable of beloved movies of the past in pursuit of sales through nostalgia and association, all to the detriment of goodwill and creativity. But the problem isn’t in the concept, it’s in the choices.

On occasion, there has been a film put out that sells itself through the strength of its tantalizing premise, »

- Scott Patterson

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12 Years a Slave's John Ridley wrote script 'for free'

24 January 2014 3:30 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Oscar nominated scriptwriter received no fee for first four years of development, until Hollywood finally stepped in

• Will Steve McQueen be first black film-maker to win best director Oscar?

• Oscars 2014: 12 Years a Slave must clean up. But that doesn't mean it will

12 Years a Slave scriptwriter John Ridley revealed that he worked unpaid on the script for the Oscar nominated film for four years.

Ridley, who had previously written scripts for Red Tails, Three Kings and U Turn told the Press Association: "There was no development money whatsoever for this project, so I said I'd take it on as a spec project, which means I'll write it for free."

12 Years, adapted from Solomon Northup's 1853 memoir of kidnap and slavery on a plantation in Louisiana, was initially spotted by director Steve McQueen's partner Bianca Stigter, and Ridley agreed to write a script well before any financial backing arrived. »

- Andrew Pulver

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2-Hour Doc On Impact Of World War II & Aftermath On Civil Rights Movement On Smithsonian 2/17

23 January 2014 10:27 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Complete details on the 2-hour documentary narrated by Cuba Gooding, Jr, via press release from Smithsonian Channel below: New York, January 23, 2014 - They fought for democracy in a segregated army and marched as conquerors into a country in ruins. Finding a "breath of freedom" in post-World War II Germany, African-American soldiers experienced for the first time what it felt like to be treated as equals - and returned home determined to change their country. This largely unknown chapter in American history is told in Breath Of Freedom, a new two-hour documentary narrated by Academy-Award winner Cuba Gooding, Jr. (Red Tails, Men of Honor) premiering Monday, February 17 at 8pm Et/Pt on Smithsonian Channel. Featuring interviews with former Secretary of State General Colin Powell and Congressman John Lewis, this is the remarkable story of how World War II and its aftermath played a huge role in the Civil Rights Movement. It's »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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2-Hour Doc On Impact Of World War II & Aftermath On Civil Rights Movement On Smithsonian 2/17

23 January 2014 10:27 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Complete details on the 2-hour documentary narrated by Cuba Gooding, Jr, via press release from Smithsonian Channel below: New York, January 23, 2014 - They fought for democracy in a segregated army and marched as conquerors into a country in ruins. Finding a "breath of freedom" in post-World War II Germany, African-American soldiers experienced for the first time what it felt like to be treated as equals - and returned home determined to change their country. This largely unknown chapter in American history is told in Breath Of Freedom, a new two-hour documentary narrated by Academy-Award winner Cuba Gooding, Jr. (Red Tails, Men of Honor) premiering Monday, February 17 at 8pm »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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After 'Precious,' 'The Help,' 'Django,' '12 Years' Etc, Candidates For 2014's Most Contentious Black Film?

16 January 2014 9:48 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

It's like clockwork, isn't it? It seems like every year (especially in recent times), there's always that one *black film* that's heavily discussed/debated by us (black audiences and critics alike). In 2012, even though it didn't open until the last week of the year, it was Django Unchained; From the script review, to the first trailer, to all the quotables from the cast and crew leading up to the film's release, etc. That's why it was the number 1 most discussed topic on S&A in 2012, with the conversation continuing into 2013. I'd even toss Red Tails into that hat, for consideration, because it was also heavily debated, although that was much earlier in the year. In 2011 »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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12 Years a Slave writer for ABC pilot American Crime

15 January 2014 1:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

ABC has greenlit a pilot from 12 Years a Slave writer John Ridley.

Set in California's Central Valley, American Crime follows the lives of those involved in a racially-charged trial after a murder.

Michael McDonald, former head of drama at ABC and now a producer at Stearns Castle, will be an executive producer on the ABC Studios project.

The project was first put into development last October.

12 Years a Slave is a big contender for Best Picture at this year's Oscars, having already won the Best Drama prize at last weekend's Golden Globes.

Ridley's past film work includes credits for David O Russell's Three Kings and George Lucas's Red Tails.

Watch a trailer for 12 Years a Slave below:

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