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Cities/Theaters Revealed For Theatrical Debut Of Tragedy-To-Triumph Drama "Life, Love, Soul"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 30, 2012 2:56 PM
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It premiered at the Urbanworld Film Festival last fall (when we first profiled it), and will have its theatrical premiere on April 13th in select markets - specifically, Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, D.C., Los Angeles, New Jersey and New York. And I've now got the exact theaters in those cities the film will play in.

Disney's 2012-14 ABC DGA Directing Program Finalists Announced (Karamuu Kush, Tina Mabry, Others Make The Cut)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 30, 2012 2:31 PM
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I once applied to this program years ago, but didn't get selected; I haven't applied since, mostly because of this whol blogging thing that's taken over my life in recent years :)

1 Week Of French Cinema In LA (Angelinos See "Zarafa" & "Intouchables" Early)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 30, 2012 1:56 PM
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Billed as the largest festival in Hollywood dedicated to foreign film, the City of Lights, City of Angels (COL•COA) Festival will be bringing the best in contemporary French cinema from Paris to Los Angeles in what will be its 16th year.

17th Annual International Screendance Festival Call For Entries

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 30, 2012 1:39 PM
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A film festival that I don't think a lot of folks know about and that I think deserves your attention based on all I've seen and heard... the Bill T. Jones documentary we've covered, A Good Man, screened there last year.

Tyler Perry Gives Whitney Houston's Daughter Bobby Kristina Role In "For Better Or Worse"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 30, 2012 12:47 PM
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Following the well-publicized tragic death of her mother Whitney Houston, and its aftermath, 19-year-old Bobbi Kristina has reportedly been offered a part in the upcoming season of Tyler Perry’s TBS sitcom, For Better Or Worse, which stars Tasha Smith and Michael Jai White - based on the characters from Perry's Why Did I Get Married franchise of flicks.

MTV2 launching Hip-Hop Version Of "Hollywood Squares" Titled "Hip-Hop Squares"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 30, 2012 12:09 PM
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MTV2 has secure rights to reboot the classic game show Hollywood Squares... but with one major switch: it'll be called Hip Hop Squares.

F. Gary Gray On Short List Of 3 Directors To Helm "Captain America" Sequel; What Are His Chances?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 30, 2012 11:38 AM
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I love that some of the directors whose names I mentioned in my "Pondering The Dismal Outlook For Black Directors In Hollywood" piece a couple of weeks ago (read it here), have been announced as being attached, or in consideration for feature projects since that piece ran; like Gina Prince-Bythewood, Kasi Lemmons, and now F. Gary Gray!

New To See In Theaters This Weekend: Controversial & Acclaimed Doc "Scenes Of A Crime"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 30, 2012 11:09 AM
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Really intriguing documentary project here titled Scenes Of A Crime, which is opens today in New York for a 1-week run at Cinema Village East; and will open in Los Angeles on April 13.

Watch Samuel L. Jackson In Action In new Clip From Suspense Thriller "Meeting Evil"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 30, 2012 10:18 AM
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The story goes... When John Fleton, a depressed suburban family man and recently fired realtor, offers to help a stranger, Richie, with his car, John is sucked into a surreal, nightmarish murder spree that forces him to question everything about his life, his mode of behavior, and the very nature of evil...

Review - Halle Berry In A Skimpy Bikini Wasn't Enough To Keep Me Interested In "Dark Tide"

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  • March 30, 2012 9:48 AM
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It opens in limited theatrical release today; reposting my review...

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