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The Top 10 Most Pirated TV-Shows Of 2011 + Illegal Download Trends

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 21, 2011 11:26 AM
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Torrent Freak's annual roundup of the most pirated television shows of the year (full list below) has been making the rounds across the web this morning, and while non of the titles on the list are what we'd call *black shows*, a few feature black characters in significant roles.

Inaugural Shadow And Act Annual Black Cinema Toasts! 2011 Honorees #3 - Anthony Mackie

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 21, 2011 10:06 AM
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Continuing on as promised with the S&A 2011 toasts proposals to, as I stated in the first honoree post last week Friday, all the brave, passionate black men, women and institutions in this ruthless, monocratic industry we cover here on S&A, who were, as the late Steve Jobs put it in that famous ad for Apple, the crazy ones.
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First Trailer For Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit' Arrives. One Of Your Most Anticipated 2012 Movies

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 20, 2011 10:14 PM
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When I asked you folks for your short lists of most antipated 2012 films, this one was mentioned by several folks; so, I'm sure you'd like to see a first glimpse at what's coming about a year from now - December 14th, 2012 to be exact.
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Jennifer Hudson Reveals That She Was Offered Lead Role In "Precious" Before Gabby Sidibe But Turned It Down

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 20, 2011 10:00 PM
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Well, well, well... whadaya know?

Watch Sundance 'Meet The Artists '12' Video with Ava Duvernay

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • December 20, 2011 9:41 PM
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In anticipation to the Sundance Film Festival, which runs this upcoming January 19-29, Sundance.org released a video earlier today called Meet The Artists '12: Ava Duvernay, in which our much celebrated, and rightly so African American Film Releasing Movement (AFFRM) founder talks about her inspiration for getting into filmmaking and provides a few details on her new film Middle of Nowhere, which has been accepted into the festival's U.S. dramatic feature film competition lineup.

Vin Diesel Confirms A 7th "Fast & Furious" Movie - The 6th Will Be Split Into 2 Movies, Tie Up Loose Ends

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 20, 2011 8:58 PM
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Just in case you were wondering, as I'm sure you all were... from The Hollywood Reporter:

"Homegoings" (Doc That Explores African American Funeral Homes) 1 Of 10 Films To Receive Tribeca Funds

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 20, 2011 6:45 PM
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Congratulations to Christine Turner whose feature documentary titled Homegoings, was one of 10 projects selected to receive a total of $150,000 in grants towards completing their projects, from the Tribeca Documentary Fund.
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New "Blade" Anime Series (Voiced By Harold Perrineau) Gets Official Premiere Date & Synopsis

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 20, 2011 6:24 PM
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Something to look forward to next month...
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Have You Seen Post-Hurricane Katrina, Road Trip Flick "A Thing As Big As The Ocean"?

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • December 20, 2011 5:59 PM
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You know, occasionally I come across film titles I haven't seen but suspect a well-informed S&A reader has and that's the case with the post-Hurricane Katrina, road trip flick A Thing As Big As The Ocean.

John Boyega, "Shame" And A Few More Among London Film Critics Circle Nominees

  • By Sergio
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  • December 20, 2011 4:40 PM
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The London Film Critics Circle nominations were announced today, and John Boyega of Attack The Block was nominated for a Young British Performer Award for his lead role in the film.
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