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SXSW '12 Review: "Gimme The Loot" Charismatic Duo Goes For Mischievous Ride, But It Runs Out Of Steam

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 11, 2012 7:25 PM
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Gimme The Loot Premiered at the SXSW Film Festival last night, when I was able to catch the screening.

Weekend B.O. (March 9-11) Disney's Slight Sigh Of Relief

  • By Sergio
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  • March 11, 2012 1:21 PM
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The sound somewhere in the distance of a slight sigh of relief that you faintly hear is from all those Disney execs relieved that their $300 million sci-fi epic John Carter didn't do as disasterously as been been feared and predicted by many insiders.

SXSW '12 Review: "The Last Fall" Delivers An Earnest Look At Life After Football

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 11, 2012 1:07 PM
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Matthew Cherry’s directorial debut effort The Last Fall is one that we have followed from its inception on this site via our S&A Filmmaker’s Diary.  It’s almost surreal that almost a year later the film is screening at SXSW Film Festival!

Tom Cruise To Join Beyonce In "A Star Is Born" Remake?

  • By Sergio
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  • March 11, 2012 12:37 PM
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According to media sources, Warner Bros and director Clint Eastwood are currently in talks with Tom Cruise to be the male lead with Beyonce for their planned  A Star is Born remake scheduled to start shooting soon.

Today's Live Podcast Show Canceled But We'll Be Back Next Sunday

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • March 11, 2012 10:23 AM
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Unfortunately, today's scheduled live podcast show had to be canceled but don't worry...We'll be back next Sunday (4:00pm/ET) to cover what's going on in the world of black cinema.
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Beverly Johnson's Reality Show Premieres On OWN March 31st

  • By Sergio
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  • March 11, 2012 10:14 AM
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I don't know why they call them "reality" shows when there's nothing real about them? You realize, of course, that they're just as planned out in advanced, scripted and rehearsed as any drama or sit-com? The big difference is that they're WAY cheaper to make than one episode of the average sit-com 

SXSW 2012 Review - "In Our Nature" (Strong Performances & Camera Work, But Ultimately Too Familiar)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 11, 2012 3:10 AM
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Not a lot I was particularly moved by here; and, to be frank, my sole reason for seeing the film was due to Gabrielle Union's (though mostly supporting) presence in it, so I'll make this one short and sweet.

"A Thousand Words" Makes Rotten Tomatoes History

  • By Sergio
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  • March 10, 2012 9:00 PM
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I know beating up on Eddie Murphy's latest disaster A Thousand Words is like kicking a dead horse. What's the point? It's suffered enough already. And yet it's like a guy with a "Kick Me" sign taped to his back. You just can't help yourself. You have to kick it

Angela Bassett To Co-Star In Untitled Fox Pilot

  • By Sergio
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  • March 10, 2012 3:09 PM
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As I've stated before, this is the time of year when alll the commerical TV networks announce casting picks for pilot projects for next season. And from the numerous postings we've made lately on S & A, it seems that a lot of black actors and especially actresses are getting cast in important roles in pilots now in development or about to begin shooting

Work-In-Progress Screening Of "Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth" At BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Fest

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 10, 2012 11:00 AM
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Updates on a project we've been following for about a year now since its IndieGoGo campaign was posted here... award-winning British filmmaker, Pratibha Parmar's documentary feature film by about writer and activist Alice Walker, titled Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth.

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