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New On DVD/VOD - “Dreams Of A Life” (An Investigation Into The Mysterious Life & Death Of Joyce Vincent)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 21, 2012 2:40 PM
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Now on DVD (but only for UK audiences - at least at this moment) - Carol Morley's critically-acclaimed docu-drama Dreams of a Life, which stars Zawe Ashton - a British film that we've talked about ad naseam here on S&A, which I reviewed; Emmanuel interviewed its star a little bit ago; so most of you should be familiar with the film at this point.

Tyler Perry's "Alex Cross" Gets A Rating From The MPAA (Expect Sexual Content & Nudity)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 21, 2012 2:21 PM
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OMG I'm absolutely shocked! I didn't at all see this coming AT ALL!

John Akomrah Given Princess Margriet Award + Details On His Next Film Project "Peripeteia"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 21, 2012 2:04 PM
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The man probably has a basement full of these awards by now; here's another to add to his stash.

Pancreatic Cancer Claims Life Of ActNow Foundation Founder Aaron Ingram; Memorial Service This Friday

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 21, 2012 1:14 PM
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Most of you who knew him, whether personally or professionally, and/or the non-profit black film organization he created, likely have already heard the news of his passing on Monday, March 19th, after battling pancreatic cancer for 2 years.

Filmmaker, Actor, "Global Advocate" Masha Dowell Tells Her Story; What's Yours?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 21, 2012 11:45 AM
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Eriq La Salle, Andre Holland Join Casts Of CBS, NBC Pilot Drama & Comedy

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 21, 2012 11:18 AM
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Some more TV pilot casting news...

New Chapters Of R. Kelly's "Trapped In The Closet" To See The Light Of Day (Thanks A Lot, IFC)

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • March 21, 2012 11:00 AM
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I don't know who in the world greenlighted this move, but the Independent Film Channel (IFC) unveiled its 2012 - 2013 original programming line-up this week, and surprise, surprise--  it includes a new installment of singer R. Kelly’s “hip-hopera”, Trapped In The Closet.
More: R. Kelly

Kym Whitley Books Two NBC Pilots; "Bad Girls" + "Animal Kingdom"

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • March 21, 2012 10:36 AM
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Deadline is reporting that funny lady Kym Whitley has booked guest-starring roles in two NBC pilots-- prison drama Bad Girls and vet hospital comedy Animal Kingdom.

Review - Flavorless "Blue Like Jazz" Falls Flat

  • By Monique A. Williams
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  • March 21, 2012 10:35 AM
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Blue Like Jazz is a run of the mill coming of age story where white kids search for the meaning of life through debauchery, pontification, and tomfoolery.

ND/NF 2012 Starts Today ("An Oversimplification Of Her Beauty," "Omar Killed Me," "Donoma," More On Schedule)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 20, 2012 10:08 PM
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Ahhh yes, it's that time of the year, when the early film festivals debut/premiere some of the films that we'll be talking about later on in the year.

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