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David Oyelowo To Be Honored With RiverRun's Inaugural Spark Award

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 12, 2012 11:28 AM
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The 2012 installment of the RiverRun Film Festival in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, will honor David Oyelowo in an April 20 ceremony (the festival runs from April 13 - 22).

Bane's Caribbean Origin & Accented Voice In "The Dark Night Rises" (Things That Make You Go Hmm...)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 12, 2012 10:55 AM
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I was over on Entertainment Weekly's website this morning, checking out this week's cover story on The Dark Knight Rises (TDKR) and a preview of the 2012 summer movie season, and in a short feature on TDKR, I read this:

First Official USA Poster For "Django Unchained" Revealed (Compare It To These Fan-Made Originals)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 12, 2012 10:05 AM
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Vanessa posted the Spanish-language teaser poster for the film last night, which was released by Sony Pictures International, the studio handling foreign distribution of the film.

Watch New Clip From "Marley" (The Definitive Documentary On The Life Of Bob Marley)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 12, 2012 9:44 AM
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Magnolia Pictures will release Academy Award-winner Kevin Macdonald's Bob Marley documentary Marley, on Friday, April 20th, launching day and date on all VOD and digital platforms - including Facebook, as was announced earlier this week.

The Civil War Started Today; A Look At The Many New Civil War Projects & The Black Actors In Them

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 12, 2012 9:39 AM
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Today in history... April 12th, 1861... the American Civil War began as Confederate forces fired on the Union garrison at Fort Sumter in Charleston, SC.

Kevin Hart In Talks To Play Escaped Convict Turned College Frat Student in "Con Ed;" Will Packer Produces

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 11, 2012 9:23 PM
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Kevin Hart is currently in negotiations with Alcon Entertainment to star in its long-in-gestation comedy Con Ed, directed by Drumline helmer Charles Stone III, who last directed 2004's baseball comedy Mr. 3000, which starred the late Bernie Mac.
More: casting

Wendell Pierce Responds To B.B. King Lawsuit Over "B.B. King & I" Project He's Attached To

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 11, 2012 9:11 PM
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As I prepare to portray BB King in the film,"BB King & I", producers & Mr. King are in dispute. I would never work on a project depicting his life without Mr. King's approval. He is an American Icon that deserves my respect & admiration. I look forward to working closely with one of my heroes, BB King, but will never go forward without the King of the Blues leading the way.

Watch: Blaxploitation Icon Ron Van Clief In "The Black Kung Fu Experience"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • April 11, 2012 8:49 PM
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If you're a big fan of kung fu flicks from the 70's like I am, you'll enjoy this interview clip (posted below) with Ron Van Clief of The Black Kung Fu Experience documentary.

Spanish Language Teaser Poster for "Django Unchained" Surfaces

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 11, 2012 7:54 PM
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A first teaser poster for Quentin Tarantino's slavery spaghetti western Django Unchained surfaced online today. The Spanish-language poster was released by Sony Pictures International, who will handle foreign distribution for the film.

Screen Gems Hoping Crossover Appeal for "Think Like A Man" + First Reviews and Tim Story Interview

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 11, 2012 6:23 PM
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Will Packer and Screen Gems are working overtime in their marketing and campaigning efforts for Tim Story's Think Like A Man, out in theaters next Friday 4/20.

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