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Yaya DaCosta Joins Cast of New Roland Emmerich ABC Pilot

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 14, 2012 10:00 PM
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Some quickie TV casting news...
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Watch Premiere Episode of Dennis Dortch's Series "The Couple" Titled "Exes and Texts"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • February 14, 2012 8:41 PM
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Here's the Valentine's Day premiere of The Couple: Exes and Texts; the new mini-series that amusingly explores relationship dynamics created by Jeanine Daniels, Dennis Dortch and Numa Perrier via the "Black And Sexy" brand.

A Young Viola Davis Thought Experiment (An "Open Letter..." Rebuttal)

  • By Charles Judson
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  • February 14, 2012 6:42 PM
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It’s been fascinating to read all the dissection of THE HELP and Viola Davis’s statements and career; a dissection that’s been filtered through mostly a 2011/2012 lens.

Watch Trailer: Doc "The Contradictions of Fair Hope" Explores Past & Present Rural Alabama 'Benevolent' Society (PAFF '12)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • February 14, 2012 6:27 PM
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First Look At Jaden Smith In Costume From "1000 A.E." Set

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 14, 2012 5:24 PM
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As already reported, shooting is underway for the sci-fi/adventure project 1000 A.E., starring father/son pairing Will Smith and Jaden Smith, directed by M. Night Shyamalan. 
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"The Interrupters" Now On DVD/Blu-ray + TV Debut On PBS Tonight! + Star Ameena Matthews On "Colbert"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 14, 2012 4:45 PM
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So you say you missed it when it was in theaters and you really want to see it?

Watch Now! Critically Acclaimed Doc "Joe Frazier: When The Smoke Clears"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • February 14, 2012 4:22 PM
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We've profiled the documentary Joe Frazier: When The Smoke Clears a few times on S&A and you can watch this critically acclaimed and revealing film now courtesy of Hulu. I had a chance to view it and I certainly appreciated the enlighting perspective it gave.

"David is Dying" Director Says He Like's To Go In And Out, Up And Down, Take your Emotions Everywhere!

  • By Monique
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  • February 14, 2012 4:02 PM
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It’s Valentine’s Day and what better way to continue the love fest than to talk about a recent film that depicts the sometimes ugly side to romance? SAR Productions, the company that produced last year’s indie film, David is Dying, announced that David…will be released on DVD later this year. David is Dying, a multi-layered psychological study of a man and his tumultuous relationship with his fiancé, has sparked interesting debate from those who’ve seen it. Audiences are either intrigued by the film’s aesthetics and depth (mainly accentuated by the impressive performance of Lonyo Engele  as David) or they find it confusing and weighed down with too many abstract layers. I was granted the opportunity to chat with the film’s director, Stephen Lloyd Jackson, during the Chicago Int’l Film Festival and again late last month.  Here’s a bit of what we talked about during that in-depth and fascinating discussion:

Nicole Beharie Will Play Jackie Robinson's Wife In Brian Helgeland's Biopic "42"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 14, 2012 2:26 PM
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We've known this for a little while, but it wasn't public yet, and now it is, so I'm posting it.
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Comedy Central Renews "Key & Peele" For Second Season

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 14, 2012 2:12 PM
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It made its debut on January 31 an apparently has been doing very well;  I recall a survey I posted asking you folks what you thought of it, and most of you seemed to dig it.
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