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Melvin Van Peebles Remembered by Son Mario: “A Pioneer, a Maverick and One Cool Cat”

Melvin Van Peebles Remembered by Son Mario: “A Pioneer, a Maverick and One Cool Cat”

9/26/2021 4:42:00 AM

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Van life looks idyllic on social media. But for couples, it can be challenging

While van life looks seemingly idyllic on social media, it presents unique challenges for couples

9/25/2021 7:31:00 PM

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“Just Because It’s A Tragedy Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Have A Good Time,” ‘Macbeth’ Helmer Joel Coen Tells Elated New York Film Festival Opening Night Crowd

“Just Because It’s A Tragedy Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Have A Good Time,” ‘Macbeth’ Helmer Joel Coen Tells Elated New York Film Festival Opening Night Crowd

Joel Coen ? Please don't make this one of those subtle comedies he and his brother make. More true to a Koepp or Ruben, psych or plain suspense thriller.

9/25/2021 8:39:00 AM

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‘Beautiful exit’: Mario Van Peebles reflects on his iconic father’s film and civil rights legacy

‘Beautiful exit’: Mario Van Peebles, the son of the late Melvin Van Peebles, reflects on his iconic father’s film and civil rights legacy

9/25/2021 8:32:00 AM

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Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand in Joel Coen’s ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’: Film Review | NYFF 2021

Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand in Joel Coen’s ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’: Film Review | NYFF 2021

9/24/2021 7:06:00 PM

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Chris Cuomo's Former Boss Says He Sexually Harassed Her in 2005

BREAKING: Chris Cuomo's former boss has accused him of sexual harassment.

9/24/2021 6:54:00 PM

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Frances McDormand and Joel Coen Say They Never Witnessed Misconduct With Scott Rudin, But “Didn’t Doubt the Stories”

Frances McDormand and Joel Coen say they never witnessed any bullying behavior by producer Scott Rudin, who has been accused by ex-staffers of workplace misconduct, though Coen acknowledges he was aware of Rudin’s fearsome reputation in the industry

9/24/2021 2:18:00 PM

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Influential filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles dies at 89

Influential filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles, whom many consider the godfather of modern Black cinema, has died. He was 89.

9/24/2021 6:38:00 AM

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Melvin Van Peebles, Filmmaker, Playwright and Options Trader, Dies at 89

Obituary: Melvin Van Peebles, an independent filmmaker known for the film “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song,” died Tuesday in Manhattan. He was 89.

9/24/2021 5:30:00 AM

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Someone Must Answer for the Mario Movie's Casting Choices

Someone Must Answer for the Mario Movie's Casting Choices

9/24/2021 4:09:00 AM

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Chris Pratt to Voice Iconic Mustachioed Plumber Mario

All-star Super Mario Bros. voice cast includes Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Jack Black, and Seth Rogen

9/24/2021 3:02:00 AM

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Super Mario Bros. Movie Lands All-Star Voice Cast: Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogen

The official title of the SuperMarioBros movie is... “Mario”

9/24/2021 2:02:00 AM

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Frances McDormand & Joel Coen Answer All Questions On Eve Of New York Film Festival Opener ‘The Tragedy Of Macbeth’

Frances McDormand & Joel Coen Answer All Questions On Eve Of New York Film Festival Opener ‘The Tragedy Of Macbeth’

9/23/2021 11:36:00 PM

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Melvin Van Peebles Will Receive Special Dedication in ‘Ain’t Supposed To Die A Natural Death’ Broadway Revival

Melvin Van Peebles Will Receive Special Dedication in ‘Ain’t Supposed To Die A Natural Death’ Broadway Revival

9/23/2021 10:26:00 PM

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“A Life That Would Seem Beyond Belief If It Were Not All True”: Documentarian Remembers Melvin Van Peebles

“A Life That Would Seem Beyond Belief If It Were Not All True”: Documentarian Remembers Melvin Van Peebles

9/23/2021 9:09:00 PM

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Melvin Van Peebles, godfather of Black cinema, dies at 89

Melvin Van Peebles, a Broadway playwright, musician and movie director whose work ushered in the “blaxploitation” films of the 1970s, has died

9/23/2021 11:16:00 AM

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Melvin Van Peebles, Pioneer of Black Cinema, Dead at 89

Van Peebles died on Tuesday.

9/23/2021 4:47:00 AM

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Melvin Van Peebles, Groundbreaking Filmmaker & Musician, Dies at 89

RIP Melvin Van Peebles: The groundbreaking filmmaker, playwright and musician whose work ushered in the “blaxploitation” wave of the 1970s has died at age 89

9/23/2021 4:40:00 AM

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Melvin Van Peebles, Pioneering Black Filmmaker, Dead At 89

The groundbreaking director ushered in the “Blaxploitation” wave of the 1970s and influenced many filmmakers.

9/23/2021 4:07:00 AM

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Melvin Van Peebles, trailblazing director and Black cinema champion, has died

Melvin Van Peebles, a trailblazing director who helped champion a new wave of modern Black cinema in the 1970s, has died, his son says. He was 89.

9/23/2021 3:35:00 AM

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Pioneer filmmaker of the Blaxploitation genre Melvin Van Peebles dies aged 89

Pioneer filmmaker of the Blaxploitation genre Melvin Van Peebles dies aged 89.

9/23/2021 3:16:00 AM

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Ava DuVernay, Barry Jenkins, David Alan Grier Remember Melvin Van Peebles: “The Blueprint and Inspiration for Multiple Generations of Filmmakers”

Ava DuVernay, Barry Jenkins, David Alan Grier Remember Melvin Van Peebles: “The Blueprint and Inspiration for Multiple Generations of Filmmakers”

It is only fair to note that the opening scene of Sweet Sweetback featuring naked 13-year-old Mario VP w/adult woman cannot be shown in the UK under child porn laws, and that if anyone else had done that, Ava DuVernay would cancel their ass so fast it would make your head spin.
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9/23/2021 2:05:00 AM

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Melvin Van Peebles Remembered: David Alan Grier, Barry Jenkins & Ava DuVernay Among Those Paying Tribute To Cinema’s “True Revolutionary”

Refresh for updates… Hollywood paid fast and heartfelt tribute to director Melvin Van Peebles today, with news of his death eliciting words of praise for the filmmaker from such industry figu…

9/23/2021 1:21:00 AM

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Melvin Van Peebles, Pioneering Black Filmmaker, Dead At 89

The groundbreaking director ushered in the “Blaxploitation” wave of the 1970s and influenced many filmmakers.

9/23/2021 1:12:00 AM

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Melvin Van Peebles, influential director, actor and writer, dies at 89

Van Peebles was the pioneering filmmaker behind 'Sweet Sweetback's Baadassss Song' and father of director and actor Mario Van Peebles.

9/23/2021 1:05:00 AM

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Melvin Van Peebles, Godfather of Black Cinema, Dies at 89

He directed 'Watermelon Man,' did everything on 'Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song' and wrote a pair of Broadway musicals.

9/23/2021 12:17:00 AM

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Melvin Van Peebles, Influential Director, Actor and Writer, Dies at 89

Melvin Van Peebles, Influential Director, Actor and Writer, Dies at 89

9/23/2021 12:04:00 AM

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‘My whole life in a van’: Islanders flee Spanish volcano

Slow-motion footage shows lava from the La Palma volcano illuminating the night sky.

9/22/2021 3:31:00 PM

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Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall, Mario Cantone and More Pay Tribute to Willie Garson: ‘You Were a Gift From the Gods’

'Such sad news and a terribly sad loss to the SATC family,' Kim Cattrall wrote of Willie Garson

9/22/2021 5:15:00 AM

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Cynthia Nixon, Mario Cantone, Ben Stiller and More Pay Tribute to Willie Garson: “A Dear, Funny, Kind Man and Delightful Actor”

Hollywood Pays Tribute to Willie Garson: “A Dear, Funny, Kind Man and Delightful Actor”

9/22/2021 4:37:00 AM

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Cynthia Nixon, Mario Cantone and More Pay Tribute to Willie Garson: ‘You Were a Gift From the Gods’

Cynthia Nixon, Mario Cantone and More Pay Tribute to Willie Garson: ‘You Were a Gift From the Gods’

9/22/2021 4:13:00 AM

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