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Thandie Newton Says She's Working On Adaptation Of Novel Set During 1960s Civil Rights Struggle

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 1, 2012 11:12 AM
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About halfway throughnthe below 28-minute video interview with Thandie Newton, on The Ayo Show, uploaded to YouTube about a week ago, Newton is asked whether she'd like to be on the other side of the camera, as a director. 

New In Theaters This Weekend: 'Restless City' Expands To Denver + 'Battlefield America' Debuts

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 1, 2012 10:08 AM
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New in theaters this weekend...

Beyoncé Joins Colin Farrell, Amanda Seyfried In 3D Animated 'Epic' + Thoughts On Celebs As Voice-Actors...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 31, 2012 8:01 PM
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In what will be her first movie project since taking time off for maternity leave, Beyoncé has signed up to voice-act in the 20th Century Fox 3D CG-animated picture titled Epic.

VH1 To Air 'The Story of Yo! MTV Raps' Next Week; Remember When Tupac Assaulted The Hughes Bros?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 31, 2012 7:24 PM
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Next week Thursday, June 7 at 10 PM EST, VH1 will premiere Yo: The Story of Yo! MTV Raps, which, as the title suggests, will take audiences on a trip down memory lane, looking at the popular series which ran from 1988 to 1995 with its original Yo! MTV Raps name, then later as simply Yo! until 1999. It was the first hip-hop music show on the network.

Watch Trailer For Season 2 Of 'Boss' (Sanaa Lathan, T.I. Join Cast; Rotimi, James V. Meredith Return)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 31, 2012 6:24 PM
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I guess I should start watching Boss with season 2 set to premiere on Friday, August 17, on Starz; a few black actors of note on this show, as the below trailer for the upcoming new season shows, including the divine Sanaa Lathan, who joined the cast of the Golden Globe-winning drama series earlier this year (star Kelsey Grammer won the Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama).

Kimberly Elise Talks Role In New Western 'Hannah's Law' + Compares VH1's 'Bounce' To 'Black Swan'

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  • May 31, 2012 5:08 PM
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Time flies... The Hallmark Movie Channel original movie we told you about last October, with Danny Glover and Kimberly Elise co-starring, will premiere on Saturday, June 9 at 8PM ET/PT.

Fox Will Re-Release 'Independence Day' In 3D + Dates For 'X-Men: 1st Class' & 'Apes' Sequels

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 31, 2012 4:16 PM
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Announced via press release moments ago... Twentieth Century Fox unveiled several new additions to its 2013-14 release slate, including a 3D version of the film that we could say helped launch Will Smith to superstardom status - Independence Day (or ID4).

2012 New Projects We're Excited About #9: Djinn Carrénard's 'Faire l’amour' (or 'Making Love')

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  • May 31, 2012 3:29 PM
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Sundance Selects Acquires Tribeca Multiple Award Winner 'Una Noche' For North America

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  • May 31, 2012 2:27 PM
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It finally lands an American distributor, after Fortissimo Films announced it had acquired international rights to US/Cuban production Una Noche, which won 3 major awards at last month’s Tribeca Film Festival, including Best Director, Best Actor and Best Cinematography. 
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ABFF 2012 To Host Special Event Celebrating Success Of 'Think Like A Man' (Cast, Crew Present)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 31, 2012 2:03 PM
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Throw in the already announced "Conversation w/ Salim And Mara Brock-Akil" event, as well as other celebrations planned, and your American Black Film Festival (ABFF) experience this year should be an informative and entertaining 4 days in South Beach, FL (June 20 to 23).

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