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‘Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story’ should be ‘required viewing’

Paramount Network is to be lauded for its recent documentary series “Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story.” Jay Z produced this critically acclaimed in-depth exploration of the background and story of the murder that ignited the Black Lives Matter movement. Martin was just 17 when he was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch member in the Sanford, Florida community on February 26, 2012. He had been there with his father to visit a family friend. George Zimmerman was acquitted of a second-degree murder charge after claiming he shot Martin in self-defense.

Recently, we’ve experienced a rise in black horror in cinema, including last year’s Oscar winner “Get Out” to this year’s sci-fi hit “Sorry to Bother You. As Robyn Bahr of The Hollywood Reporter observes “Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story” tells a harrowing tale of real-life horror and that’s what makes this film so affecting.
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Kees van Oostrum re-elected Asc president

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Kees van Oostrum re-elected Asc president
Cinematographers guild board also votes in officers for 2017-18 term.

The American Society of Cinematographers (Asc) has re-elected Kees van Oostrum for a second term as president.

The Asc board met on Monday night and also voted in the officers for the 2017-18 term.

They are: Bill Bennett, John Simmons and Cynthia Pusheck as vice-presidents; Levie Isaacks as treasurer; David Darby as secretary; and Isidore Mankofsky as sergeant-at-arms.

“As an organisation, we are focused on education, international outreach, diversity and preservation of our heritage,” van Oostrum said. “Over the past year, we expanded our Master Class programme internationally to Toronto and China. We launched a Chinese version of American Cinematographer magazine. We are preparing for a third International Cinematography Summit, which sees attendees from several other societies around the world.

“And our Vision Committee has many initiatives planned after presenting two very successful ‘Day of Inspiration’ events in Los Angeles and New York, which were designed
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Bake Off: the bite-back begins – what we learned from bread week

Our bakers gave Paul and Mary a whole lot of sass, Val was scandalously drinking on the job – and Kate came over all Wicker Man

The burden of proof is the easy bit. First you knead to activate your gluten, until your dough resembles a window, or something, then add ingredients to make the thing worth being on TV, but not so much that it adds weight and stops it rising. Then you’ve got to proof for about five hours – time being a quantity the contestants famously have too much of – then knock it back, shape and proof it again, then bake it perfectly so Mary Berry won’t describe it as “informal”. You’ll never think of toast as an easy option ever again.

Related: The Great British Bake Off 2016, episode three – as it happened

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Rizzoli & Isles Fifth Season DVD Release Hits June 9th

Rizzoli & Isles has been around for five seasons, and the 18-episode release of the latest season is headed your way. It hits June 9th, and has some interesting bonus features.

The show has had some ups and downs, with some episodes feeling decidedly clunky, but it hasn’t hurt the ratings, and the show has become the hit of TNT.

The release puts this one in your hand in time for the sixth season premiere, in case you need to do any catching up and/or revisiting.

Check out all the info below, and make sure to pick up your copy.

Four-Disc Set Includes All 18 Episodes from the Show’s Fifth Season

Plus Never-Before-Seen Bonus Material

Get set for another exciting season of the chartbusting, suspenseful hit cable series Rizzoli & Isles, with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s (Wbhe) release of Rizzoli & Isles: The Complete Fifth Season, available June 9, 2015. Angie Harmon
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Jesse Ventura Presses On With Lawsuit Against Late 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle

Jesse Ventura, the former professional wrestler and 38th Governor of Minnesota, appeared in court Tuesday for his defamation lawsuit against slain former Navy Seal and author Chris Kyle.

Jesse Ventura Sues 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle

In his suit, which was filed when Kyle was still alive in 2012, Ventura claims that Kyle fabricated a story about him in his bestseller American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History, reported the Star Tribune. The story in question indicates that Ventura made an insensitive remark about servicemen, which Kyle responded to with a punch to the sometime-actor’s face.

“You deserve to lose a few,” Kyle quoted a man named “Scruff Face” as saying in a bar. After hearing the remark, Kyle says he punched “Scruff Face,” knocking him to the ground. Though he’d used discretion in the book, Kyle went on to
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Glenn Beck conspiracy theory claims Boston Marathon bombing cover-up

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Glenn Beck's conspiracy theory about the Boston Marathon bombing is making waves this week. He claims that there is a Saudi connection to the attack on April 15 despite those claims already being debunked by the Department of Homeland Security.

Saudi national Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi was initially a suspect of the bombings after he was reportedly in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Alharbi was later dropped as a suspect, but he is still being deported because his United States visa has expired. Beck claims there is a deeper conspiracy going on here.

You can watch Beck's claims above. "The burden of proof is on the federal government, and so far they have not presented one shred of evidence that refutes what the Blaze has reported," he says.
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Trayvon Martin's Death 'An Assassination,' Killer Mike Says

'He was killed by a terrorist,' Atlanta Mc declares on 'RapFix Live,' while Prodigy adds, '[Zimmerman] murdered that kid for no reason.'

By Rob Markman, with reporting by Sway Calloway

Killer Mike on "RapFix Live"

Photo: Natasha Chandel/ MTV News

Speculation over what happened the night of February 26 when 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was tragically shot dead continues to run rampant. On Wednesday, police surveillance video emerged showing the gunman, George Zimmerman, in handcuffs. The fact that he wasn't charged with a crime that night and was release has fueled a public outcry for justice.

Among the outraged are rappers Killer Mike and Mobb Deep's Prodigy, who both appeared on Wednesday's "RapFix Live" to discuss Trayvon's death.

Killer Mike called the shooting "an assassination." "He was killed by a terrorist; there is no other way to put it," Mike said, as he and "RapFix" host Sway wore
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Was Hoover Gay? ‘J. Edgar’ Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black Opens His Files

Was Hoover Gay? ‘J. Edgar’ Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black Opens His Files
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When Dustin Lance Black saw a list of Hollywood producer Brian Grazer’s interests for potential films, he called his agent. “I saw ‘Hoover’ and I wasn’t sure if they meant the FBI director, the president, or the vacuum cleaner company,” he says, adding that he was hoping it was referring to the controversial “G-man” J. Edgar Hoover. (It was.)

Starting in 2009, Mr. Black met with former FBI agents, went to Washington and read everything he could about Hoover.
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Author Scott Turow: Some law-show scenes 'couldn't happen'

Scott Turow is seeing another of his best sellers adapted by television, but he admits he doesn't watch many law-and-order series.

The author of such best sellers as "Presumed Innocent," "The Burden of Proof" and "Reversible Errors" tells Zap2it, "Somebody may beat me with a wet noodle for this, but the truth of the matter is that I don't watch any show every week. I catch them periodically. I happen to be a big viewer of TNT because I do watch basketball, so I saw that [the law show] 'Franklin & Bash' was heavily advertised.

"My mother, may she rest in peace, loved 'Law & Order'," Turow adds of another element of TNT's lineup, "so I saw an enormous amount of that show when I visited her. People talk about 'The Good Wife,' and it's set here in Chicago, so I've certainly seen that. But can I tell you that I've seen
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Dustin Hoffman Talks To Scott Turow For Charity

Dustin Hoffman will lead a special charity event in Los Angeles tonight to raise money for 826La.

The event will see the actor take part in a conversation with author Scott Turow. Turow is the author of eight bestselling works of fiction, including Presumed Innocent and The Burden of Proof, and two nonfiction books that include One L, which describes his experience as a first-year law student. Turow’s books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages, have sold more than twenty-five million copies worldwide, and have been adapted for film and television. He also frequently contributes essays and op-ed pieces to such publications as the New York Times, Washington Post, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Playboy, and The Atlantic.

Net proceeds from this event will support the wonderful work of 826La, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and
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'Bones' Creator Hart Hanson Brought Onto New Fox Pilot

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'Bones' Creator Hart Hanson Brought Onto New Fox Pilot
According to the Hollywood Reporter, 'Bones' creator Hart Hanson is now attached to the pilot for 'Pleading Guilty,' a drama on Fox that already has an impressive roster of names. Hanson will serve as an executive producer on the show, which is based on the Scott Turow novel of the same name.

Turow's books have been adapted before -- the big screen adaptation of 'Presumed Innocent' starred Harrison Ford and Brian Dennehy, 'Reversible Errors' was adapted for TV with William H. Macy and Tom Selleck, as was 'The Burden of Proof' with Hector Elizondo and Brian Dennehy.

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DVD Round Up, Dec. 31, 2009: ‘Beyond a Reasonable Doubt,’ ‘Sita Sings the Blues’

Chicago – The DVD Round-Up has traveled the globe this week to bring you a diverse slate of under-the-radar titles received in the offices this holiday season. With so many major releases this time of year, it’s hard to cover everything, but we wanted to make sure you knew these were out there in case you have a gift card burning a hole in your pocket.

One quick note: We don’t usually inject opinion into the DVD Round-Up. It’s a recurring column merely designed for informational purposes regarding some lower profile titles new on shelves. We’d like to make a rare exception for “Sita Sings the Blues,” a simply wonderful animated film that we only wish we had more time to spotlight but that we wanted to make sure you knew was available before the end of the year. Don’t just go rent it.
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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Comes to DVD and Blu-ray on December 22nd

You can bring home the latest film from screen legend Michael Douglas on both DVD and Blu-ray right before the holidays. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on December 22. The standard DVD will be priced at $29.98 Srp while the Bd will cost $34.98 Srp. The film stars Michael Douglas, Jesse Metcalfe and Amber Tamblyn.

In Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, high profile District Attorney Mark Hunter (Michael Douglas) has an impeccable record putting criminals behind bars and is a shoo-in for governor in the upcoming election. But when ambitious rookie journalist, C.J. Nicholas (Jesse Metcalfe) begins investigating Hunter for tampering with evidence to secure his convictions, the district attorney's perfect record is up for scrutiny. Commencing a risky game of cat and mouse with Hunter, C.J. frames himself as a murder suspect to catch the corrupt D.A. in the act. Romantically involved with C.
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