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James McBride (Co-Writer Of "Red Hook Summer") Pens Open Letter Addressing Spike Lee/Sundance Fuss

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 26, 2012 2:01 PM
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Several people, including the folks at 40 Acres, sent this to me this morning; and I've since noticed that it's been traveling the web, usually with lots of "hoo-hah" accompanying it by those sharing it, as well as within the comments that follow.

Sequel To "Think Like A Man" Coming?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 26, 2012 12:21 PM
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Pres of Sony/Screen Gems just announced a sequel to @ThinkLikeAMan on @IAmSteveHarvey!!!!!

Octavia Spencer, Pam Grier, Kerry Washington, Shonda Rhimes To Be Honored By Essence

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 26, 2012 11:58 AM
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Announced earlier today...
More: Awards

Watch Denzel Washington & Ryan Reynolds Tango In A Moving BMW In Clip From "Safe House"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 26, 2012 10:39 AM
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Quickie recap... Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds star in the thriller Safe House, in which Ryan plays a CIA agent who must protect a rogue ex-agent (Washington) from assassins.

"Exit Strategy" The Indie "Un-Romantic Comedy" Opens In NJ & PA Cities February 10th (Details)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 26, 2012 10:31 AM
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A film Sergio profiled about a month ago will make its official theatrical debut on February 10th, in Cherry Hill, NJ and Philadelphia, PA theaters, for our readers in those 2 cities.

Berlinale 2012 Preview - "Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 26, 2012 10:05 AM
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Scheduled to make its world premiere in the Panorama Documentary section is Dagmar Shultz's Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992 is an untold chapter (the Berlin years) of the late writer, poet and activist, Caribbean child of immigrants from Grenada, who died rather young at 58 years old in 1992.
More: Festivals

Charlize Theron Doesn't Understand What's Viola Davis' Problem

  • By Sergio
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  • January 25, 2012 8:09 PM
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I confess that orginally I was going to call this post "Charlize Theron is a dingbat" but why make the obivous so...obvious?

Berlinale 2012 Preview - South African Crime Drama "Man On Ground"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 25, 2012 7:47 PM
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The 2012 Berlin International Film Festival continues to gradually unveil its lineup of films, with the festival just a few weeks away, beginning on February 9, 2012.

Apply Now To IFP Independent Filmmaker Labs (Deadlines Imminent)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 25, 2012 6:29 PM
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All (though not everything) you need to know is on the poster below; click on it to head over to the IFP's website for further info.
More: Contest

Trailer/Video: "Filly Brown" LA Street Poet/Hip Hop Prodigy Chases Her Dream (Sundance '12)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • January 25, 2012 6:26 PM
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The urban Hip Hop drama Filly Brown premiered this year at the still ongoing Sundace Film Festival and has been received with fairly warm reviews, especially for the star turn of its relatively unknown lead Gina Rodriguez (Our Family Wedding), a performance that THR calls "magnetic" and a "dynamic breakout". Filly Brown, about a Latina rapper struggling with family troubles and aspiring to make it in the music industry, is written by Youssef Delara and directed by Delara and Michael D. Olmos. The film also stars Jenni Rivera, Lou Diamond Phillips and Edward James Olmos.

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