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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."

Oprah Will Honor Whitney Houston With 2-Hour OWN Tribute This Thursday

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2012 12:36 PM
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As part of a 2-hour tribute to the late singer titled Remembering Whitney: The Oprah Interview, Oprah Winfrey will re-broadcast her 2009 interview with Whitney Houston on Thursday on her cable channel OWN.
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Angela Davis Documentary Nearing Completion From Director Of "Chisholm '72: Unbought And Unbossed"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2012 12:02 PM
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We've actually never written about this, and I think a post is long-overdue, as I was just reminded of it thanks to THIS New York Times profile of Shola Lynch that mentions it.

Trailer For "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" Debuts (Let's Play The "Spot Anthony Mackie Game")

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2012 11:13 AM
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As we all should already know, Anthony Mackie is co-starring with Benjamin Walker in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter for 20th Century Fox.
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About That Whitney Houston Biopic That's Supposed To Be In Development...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2012 11:00 AM
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Soooo... as we saw after Michael Jackson died, there was an immediate rush to capitalize on the man's death, with song and film. I'm FULLY expecting a similar thing to happen with Whitney Houston throughout this year, going into next year.

BET Greenlights Hour-Long Series From Mara Brock & Salim Akil Titled "Single Black Female"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2012 10:19 AM
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Last May we announced the mega mutil-year production deal between BET/Viacom and husband/wife team, Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, the brains behind the network's hit series, The Game, the movie Jumping The Broom and the upcoming Sparkle remake.

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