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June 12, 2014

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Ruby Dee, RIP

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Ruby Dee died peacefully in her sleep at 91 years old. Thanks to Natasha for the news. Dee was nominated for American Gangster, though not Do the Right Thing, a major oversight.

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New Birdman Teaser and Poster, Bodes Well for 2014′s Slate

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The movies this year are already looking like a brilliant array of creative risks. Birdman!

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Dreamworks Broadens Horizons of Animation with Home

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Home actually has — brace yourselves — a black female in the lead. This is a beautifully risky endeavor for a genre that devotes itself almost entirely (give or take an hispanic tie-in here or there) to white folk. Rihanna voices the lead, Jim Parsons plays the sidekick. Hat tip to First Showing.