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Actor Amiri Starr, launches online campaign in bid for role as Tupac Shakur

Actor Amiri Starr, launches online campaign in bid for role as Tupac ShakurSan Diego, CA- If Amiri Starr has his way, he'll realize his dream of starring as the late, legendary rap artist Tupac Shakur on the big screen in Antoine Fuqua's upcoming cinematic version of his life.

Shakur's upcoming biopic was last reported to begin shooting in September, and will be directed by Antoine Fuqua ("Training Day," "Tears of the Sun," "Brooklyn's Finest" ). In a recent interview, Fuqua stated he is looking to find a new face to fill the role. "I want to discover someone new. I want to go to the streets and find him anywhere he might be in the world," stated Fuqua.
Amiri Starr wants to take advantage of the once in a lifetime opportunity, and has launched a grassroots, online campaign to attract Fuqua's attention. In a riveting and realistic YouTube video performance, posted on his Facebook page, he passionately portrays the famous rap star.
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Climate Change Documentary Chronicles Effect of Global Warming

Climate Change Documentary Chronicles Effect of Global WarmingBeautiful Islands

Do you believe in global warming? If not, you probably shouldn’t move to Venice, Italy, Shishmaref, Alaska or Tuvalu, Polynesia, the islands which are the focus of this daunting documentary chronicling the fallout visited upon the planet as a consequence of climate change.

The visually-captivating movie marks the directorial debut of Tokyo’s Kana Tomoko, who mostly lets the pictures do the talking in a film featuring precious little in terms of dialogue. In fact, rather than having experts weigh-in, most of the speaking here is in anecdotal observations of indigenous people from the affected areas, especially children, the future generation about to inherit mammoth ecological challenges.

For instance, Tuvalu, a Polynesian paradise located in the South Pacific, is a virtually flat country which is apparently on the verge of literally sinking into the sea. As one local observes, water is encroaching from every direction, even from below, so nobody knows where to reinforce the soil. The traditional way of life is threatened in Venice, too, where everything from public piazzas to shopping malls routinely get swamped during high tide. There, we’re introduced to 13 year-old Claudio, the forlorn son of a gondolier who frets that he won’t be able to follow in his father’s footsteps.
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Adorable Orphans Charm Diabolical Villain in Heartwarming Animated Adventure

Adorable Orphans Charm Diabolical Villain in Heartwarming Animated Adventure Despicable Me

Despite the fact that the title character at the center of Despicable Me might sound a little bit like Shrek, don’t let any superficial similarities discourage you from catching this equally-delightful animated adventure. Yes, at first blush, its ugly antihero is reminiscent of the much-beloved ogre, but it doesn’t take long for this variation on the theme to blossom into a thoroughly original persona.

Gru (Steve Carrell) is a hook-nosed hunchback with a vaguely Transylvanian accent who has singlehandedly ruined the otherwise idyllic slice of suburbia where he resides. Everyone on the block has learned to give the gruesome-looking misanthrope a wide berth; after all, his house is not only painted black but surrounded by a dead lawn. Plus, whenever he ventures into town in his road-hogging, jet-propelled tank, he tends to cause minor disturbances, like when he used one of his inventions to freeze everyone on line in front of him at the local coffee shop.
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Chilling Expose’ Highlights TSA’s Failings

Chilling Expose’ Highlights TSA’s FailingsPlease Remove Your Shoes

In response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11, President Bush quickly signed into law a bill creating the Transportation Security Agency (TSA), a new federal bureaucracy entrusted with the task of preventing further hijackings. This ill-advised move was ostensibly a knee jerk reaction to the failure of the FAA to avert the tragedy. However, anybody who follows national news knows that the TSA has had a pretty spotty record.

Consider the underwear and shoe bombers who both subsequently made it past screeners and no-fly lists to board planes where their suicide attempts were only aborted by the heroic efforts of alert passengers. How could such close calls still be occurring when this much-heralded division of Homeland Security is spending billions of dollars annually on everything from x-ray machines to surveillance cameras to air marshals?
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Bella’s back and still torn between two supernatural suitors

Bella’s back and still torn between two supernatural suitorsThe Twilight Saga: Eclipse

There’s really not much reason for me to go on at length about this third (of four) installments in the review-proof Twilight series, given that the diehard fans of the franchise are second only to Harry Potter’s in terms of brand loyalty. The movie is based on the Stephenie Meyer best seller which in turn was ostensibly-inspired by Emily Bronte’s gothic novel “Wuthering Heights.”

At the point of departure, the end of senior year is fast approaching at Forks High School. But where valedictorian Jessica (Anna Kendrick) is concentrating on practicing her graduation speech, her good friend Bella (Kristen Stewart), our human heroine, basically still finds herself torn romantically between vampire Edward (Robert Pattinson) and werewolf Jacob (Taylor Lautner).
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Prince and The Steele Family among 2010 Minnesota Black Music Award Legacy recipients

Prince and The Steele Family among 2010 Minnesota Black Music Award Legacy recipientsThe producers of the 2010 Minnesota Black Music Awards announce the selection of recipients recognizing contributions to music, arts, communications, business, education and community service. Prince, the father of The Minneapolis Sound and whose contributions to music is second to none and Minnesota’s first families of music, The Steele Family of brothers and sisters J.D, Jearlyn, Jevetta, Fred and Billy Steele are slated to receive the first 2010 MBMA Life Time Achievement and Legacy award commemorating thirty years of music excellence.
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Average Joe Dates a Perfect Ten in Charming, if Raunchy Teensploit

Average Joe Dates a Perfect Ten in Charming, if Raunchy TeensploitShe's Out of My League

Kirk (Jay Baruchel) suffers from a bad case of low self-esteem, between being dumped by his condescending girlfriend, Marnie (Lindsay Sloane), and his dwindling dream of becoming a pilot. Sadly, he’s had to settle for a job as a baggage screener at Pittsburgh International Airport and for spending most of his free time with three of his co-workers (TJ Miller, Nate Torrence and Mike Vogel) instead of dating.

This Average Joe’s fortunes finally start to change the day an attractive passenger (Alice Eve) accidentally leaves her phone behind after passing through security. For when Molly later dials her own cell to locate it, Kirk answers and agrees to return it at a party she’ll be hosting upon her return to town. He has no idea that despite being gorgeous, she’s insecure because her hunky ex-boyfriend (Geoff Stults) had cheated on her. Consequently, she’s now willing to consider a nice guy even if he’s not exactly handsome.
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