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Exclusive: David Oyelowo Discusses His Roles in "96 Minutes," "The Butler," and More

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • April 19, 2012 10:18 AM
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It’s a good time to be David Oyelowo. After appearing in several projects that have received recent attention on this site, including George Lucas’ Red Tails and The Help, he’ll be seen in five more films this year, including Ava DuVernay’s Middle of Nowhere, Lee Daniel’s The Paperboy, crime drama One Shot opposite Tom Cruise, and Steven Spielberg’s historical drama Lincoln.

Cannes Film Fest 2012 Official Selections Announced (Lee Daniels, Moussa Touré, "Beasts" Make The Cut)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 19, 2012 8:56 AM
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Well, I just didn't have time to put together my Cannes 2012 *black films* predictions list yesterday as I said I would; but if I did, I can say with certainty that Lee Daniels' The Paperboy was guaranteed to be on that very short list; as well as Senegalese filmmaker, Moussa Touré’s 3rd feature film in 20 years, La Pirogue (The Pirogue), which I profiled on this site many months ago, and will profile again with today's news.

Facing Increased Competition, BET Attempts To Win Back Audiences & Advertisers w/ Original Programming

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 18, 2012 9:54 PM
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I've already given props to BET for its latest original programming efforts, as next season's lineup was revealed publicly about a week ago, getting many of you excited about the potential.

On DVD: Hunted House Horror Flick "7 Below" Starring Ving Rhames, Val Kilmer

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 18, 2012 9:32 PM
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Just released on DVD this past Tuesday! So cop your copy today! :)
More: New On DVD

The Forbes Five: Hip-Hop's Wealthiest Artists 2012 (Where Financing For Your Film May Come From... Or Not)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 18, 2012 8:50 PM
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Whenever I read these lists, my reaction is always the same; and when I share that reaction publicly, I usually get shuffled off the stage, dodging darts.

Tristan Wilds, Melonie Diaz Join Octavia Spencer, Michael B. Jordan In Oscar Grant Feature Project

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 18, 2012 8:08 PM
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Rooftop Films Unveils 16th Annual Summer Series ("Oversimplification of Her Beauty," "Detropia" & "Welcome To Pine Hill")

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 18, 2012 7:24 PM
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Rooftop Films just unveiled the lineup for its 16th Annual Summer Series presented by AT&T, which includes some of the films at S&A. Among them are Terrence Nance's impressive feature debut An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, which Tambay reviewed HERE, and Detropia, described as a "cinematic tapestry of a city and its people who refuse to leave the building, even as the flames are rising," (see Tambay's Sundance review HERE).

Tribeca 2012 Highlights - "Una Noche" (Cuban Teens Attempt To Flee To Miami)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 18, 2012 6:23 PM
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Premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival, Lucy Mulloy's Una Noche, about two Cuban teens "tantalized by the promise of a new life in Miami," will begin screening tomorrow night at 9pm.
More: Festivals

Oprah Confirmed To Play Forest Whitaker's Wife in Lee Daniels' "The Butler"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 18, 2012 5:35 PM
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We've been posting new developments as they come regarding Lee Daniels' long-awaited upcoming production The Butler.

Guess The Opening Weekend Box Office Take For "Think Like A Man" & Win Amazon Gift Cert.

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 18, 2012 4:11 PM
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As already noted, box office expectations appear to be high for the upcoming ensemble comedy, Think Like A Man, which opens in theaters 2 days from today, April 20, 2012. 

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