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Beyonce In Talks To Join Cast Of Musical-Comedy "One Hit Wonders"

  • By Sergio
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  • March 1, 2012 8:56 PM
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It's being reported that Beyonce is in talks to join (one assumes once she loses the baby weght)  Resse Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cameron Diaz and Andy Samberg in the musical comedy One Hit Wonders.

Review - South African Drama Centered On Poet Ingrid Jonker "Black Butterflies" (Opens This Weekend)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 1, 2012 8:30 PM
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Dateline: Cape Town, South Africa, under Apartheid, the 1960s. Racial segregation enforced by the National Party government of South Africa, under which the rights of the majority 'non-white' inhabitants of South Africa were curtailed, while minority “white” rule was maintained.
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Blush Poster For Ya'Ke Smith's SXSW 2012 Drama "Wolf"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 1, 2012 8:05 PM
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Check out the poster below for Ya'Ke Smith's Wolf, his feature film debut and SXSW 2012 official selection, which stars Irma P. Hall, Mikala Gibson, Jordan Cooper, Shelton Jolivette, and Eugene Lee in a story about a family...

Acclaimed Doc "Family Affair" Premieres On OWN Documentary Club Tonight @ 8pm ET/PT

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 1, 2012 7:49 PM
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I wish my cable provider included Oprah's OWN Network right about now...

Andrew Dosunmu's Visually Intoxicating "Restless City" Announced As 3rd AFFRM Release; April 27th Debut Scheduled

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 1, 2012 6:16 PM
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Wonderful news! Extremely pleased to see this film - one of my Sundance 2011 favorites - finally get an official release; a theatrical one too, which it so deserves, if only because of Bradford Young's extraodinary cinematography; easily one of the best shot films I saw during all of 2011.

Another Shirley Bassey Bio-Pic Is In The Works; Filmmakers Looking For "Unknown" To Play Welsh Music Icon; Suggestions?

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • March 1, 2012 4:52 PM
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Known by most for her musical contributions to the James Bond film legacy, with songs like 'Goldfinger', 'Diamonds Are Forever' and 'Moonraker', Nigerian-Brit Dame Shirley Bassey is considered music royalty not only in her native Wales, but globally.
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1st 10 Films Selected For Sundance Institute Artist Services Program Premiere Today on Netflix ("Lord Byron" Included)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 1, 2012 3:53 PM
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Recall my post from in January announcing a new distribution initiative from Sundance, offering new streaming distribution options for all Sundance-stamped films, giving life to buried works that may otherwise go unseen?
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Yvette Nicole Brown To Join Brandon T. Jackson In "Percy Jackson & The Olympians: Sea Of Monsters"

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • March 1, 2012 3:38 PM
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The original 2010 film, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, is said to have grossed $226.5M at the worldwide box office.  Community actress Yvette Nicole Brown will join original star Brandon T. Jackson for the next installment of what's shaping up to be a lucrative franchise, in Percy Jackson & The Olympians: Sea Of Monsters.
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Forest Whitaker Named Co-Chair of JuntoBox Films (Indie Film Studio w/ $2.5 Mill in Financing)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 1, 2012 3:25 PM
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Actor, writer, director, producer, now add studio chair to his resume...

New On DVD - Acclaimed Egyptian Ripped-From-The-Headlines Drama "Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 1, 2012 3:05 PM
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Courtesy of and exclusively from AfricanDiasporaDVD.com, pick up a copy of the award-winning drama Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story (also known as Ehky ya Scheherazade in Arabic), the "bold and brave" (according to Variety) drama from Egyptian filmmaker Yousry Nasrallah.

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