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"Spartacus'" Peter Mensah Joins Cast Of HBO's "True Blood"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2012 7:08 PM
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I profiled Peter Mensah in December focusing specifically on his role in the Spartacus franchise on the Starz network? 
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Omar Sy Joins "Amelie's" Audrey Tatou In Michel Gondry's Adaptation Of Fantastical French Novel "Mood Indigo"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2012 6:28 PM
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Quite possibly the most popular black man in France right now, actor/comedian Omar Sy has joined the cast of Michel Gondry's upcoming adaptation of the late French author Boris Vian's sci-fi/fantasy novel Mood Indigo (also known as Froth on the Daydream and Foam of the Daze).
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Exclusive! Neema Barnette Talks "On The 7th Day" Re-Writes, Casting Nicole Beharie + New Film on Boy Reincarnated as Dalai Lama

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • February 13, 2012 4:40 PM
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Writer/director Neema Barnette’s enthusiasm for her latest directorial effort Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the Seventh Day was evident in our very candid and lively interview. On The Seventh Day, premiering at the Pan African Film Festival this month as the closing night film, will hit theaters this upcoming April 13th.

Hip-Hop Industry-Set Crime Drama "You’re Nobody ’til Somebody Kills You" Exec Prod By Spike Lee Sold To Distributor

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2012 3:38 PM
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First wrote about this about a year ago and have been keeping tabs on it since then, although I haven't seen anything of it, except for the trailer and clips posted last year, which don't seem to be available anymore. So I have nothing to show you.

Making Its TV Debut Tonight - "Slavery By Another Name" (An Eye-Opening Account Of *Lost* American History)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2012 3:19 PM
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Slavery By Another Name should be required viewing; although I imagine the book, which I haven't read, is even more comprehensive, incisive and inciting.
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Brand New Trailer For Halle Berry's "Dark Tide" Surfaces (With New Footage); March 30th Release Scheduled

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2012 3:02 PM
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As I guessed would happen, after a new poster was unveiled over the weekend (see it at the bottom of this post if you haven't), an official new trailer for Halle Berry's shark thriller Dark Tide has surfaced, ahead of its March 30th release.
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Listen Now: S&A Podcast w/Ashley Akunna, The Creator Of The Petition Against Casting Thandie Newton In "Half Of A Yellow Sun"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • February 13, 2012 2:48 PM
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Yesterday's live S&A podcast was a HOT one!  We kicked things off with a very "heated," but insightful conversation with Ashley Akunna, the creator of the petition against Thandie Newton's casting for the film adaptation of the popular novel Half Of A Yellow Sun. She explained her reasonings for developing the petition as well as informed us about the filmmakers very revealing response to it.  Take a listen and tell us, do you think she's correct?  Is this petition an effective way to deal with "colorism" in films?
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Today At The Pan African Film Festival: Join S&A For A Panel Discussion On Diversity In Film Criticism

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2012 2:13 PM
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A reminder for later on today for those of you in LA...
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Watch Trailer For Nollywood's Most Anticipated 2012 Film - Disaster Thriller "Last Flight To Abuja"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2012 2:02 PM
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It's being called one of Nollywood's most anticipated films of 2012 - Obi Emelonye's follow-up to his 2011 fantasy/adventure hit The Mirror Boy.

Denzel Washington Says He's "Hovering Around A Comedy" & Has A Thelonious Monk Film He Wants To Star In

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2012 1:16 PM
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At the moment he's "hovering" around a comedy, having not done a great many of those in his career (although, he jokes, "I've done some that have turned out to be tragedies!"). The role he'd really like to play is that of jazz legend Thelonious Monk; he has a script, and ponders that "I'm talking about it more, so maybe I'm talking myself into it."

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