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Jerry LaMothe ('Blackout') Prepping Brooklyn/Haiti-Set ''The Promise Keeper' As His Next Feature Film

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 31, 2012 1:10 PM
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His short film, The Tombs, has been traveling the film festival circuit all year, and now award-winning director Jerry LaMothe is prepping to begin production on his next feature film, titled The Promise Keeper.

Kerry Washington To Test Primetime Emmy History With 'Scandal' (A Drought For Black Actresses)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 31, 2012 12:18 PM
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It's Thursday, and you know what that would've meant if Scandal season 1 wasn't yet over. I'm sure some of you will soon start showing symptons of Scandal withdrawal. My cure? I say give Damages a try if you haven't watched any of that FX series yet. It's one hell of a show, and worthy of all the accolades; and dare I say, it's what Scandal COULD be, if the envelope was pushed a bit more, and the show took more risks.

AMC Announces 'The Walking Dead' Season 3 Preview Weekend

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 31, 2012 11:45 AM
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Woo-hoo! Here ya go fans of The Walking Dead (I'm one), via press release; I especially like the part about giving fans a first-look at season 3:

Watch Trailer For 'The Love Section' With Mekhi Phifer, Brian Hooks, Tangi Miller, Kellita Smith

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 31, 2012 11:18 AM
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You'll recognize a lot of the names and faces in this trailer for the upcoming feature film The Love Section, which is described as "a feel good romantic dramedy" slated for a fall 2012 release; I'm just not sure any of that will matter, after you watch the below trailer embedded.

Usher Opts For Digital Dancers At Next Concert; Actors Next? Let's Talk...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 31, 2012 10:51 AM
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I almost glossed over this with nothing more than a head shake, but then a thought came to me...

Moussa Touré’s Acclaimed Immigrant Survival Tale 'La Pirogue' Gets An Official Poster + Clips

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 31, 2012 10:00 AM
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A film that's high on my to-see list, assuming it comes my way this year, or soon thereafter; screening in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival, Senegalese filmmaker Moussa Touré’s La Pirogue (The Pirogue), left Cannes without any distribution, which I'm not terribly shocked by. The filmmaker isn't exactly a household name on the international film scene, even though he's been making films for over 20 years; and the subject matter and POV the film takes are likely of little interest to audiences outside of continental Africa.
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'Red Tails" Tops The DVD Sales List

  • By Sergio
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  • May 31, 2012 9:45 AM
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Red Tails wasn't the burst-out box office hit as was hoped for, but it's doing extremely well on the home media front.

Mekhi Phifer Talks Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee As Influence In New Clip From Doc In Development

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 31, 2012 9:45 AM
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When I first profiled this doc and its fundraiser, it was one of the most *liked* posts that week, and was shared countless times on Facebook, retweeted on Twitter, talked about, etc; and yet, despite ALL THAT excitement over it, and the idea of it actually becoming a completed reality, the campaign has only raised 10% of its goal, with less than 30 days to go.

What It Means To Be Black - Acclaimed Feature Doc 'Colour Me' Now Available On DVD

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 31, 2012 9:20 AM
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It's been traveling the film festival circuit for about a year now, and it's been almost a year since we profiled it.

Bow Wow Military Drama/Thriller 'Recalled' To Make World Premiere At Seattle International Film Fest

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 31, 2012 9:05 AM
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