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Sundance 2012 - Luther Campbell Heading To Park City w/ "The Life And Freaky Times of Uncle Luke" (Inspired By "La Jetée")

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 7, 2011 1:39 PM
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Looks like Uncle Luke of 2 Live Crew will be leaving the warm sunny beaces of Miami for the frigid temps of Park City, UT next month, when a short film he stars in, titled The Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke, produced by Miami’s Borscht Corp. (the organization behind the Borscht Film Festival which Barry Jenkins also made a short film for), in collaboration with Miami production company Rakontur, will screen in the 2012 Sundance Film Festival’s Short Film Program.

Wyatt Cenac to Host And Produce New Series On Comedy Central

  • By Sergio
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  • December 7, 2011 1:36 PM
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Wyatt Cenac, who, along with Donald Glover, is currently at the forefront of the latest trend in comedy that I like to call "berd"  (i.e. black nerd) comedy (Personally I'll stick with Rudy Ray Moore with his pimps and ho's) has a deal to host, write and produce a new show for Comedy Central.
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Watch Jennifer Hudson As Singing Sister Rosemary In First Trailer For "The Three Stooges"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 7, 2011 1:18 PM
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I have absolutely zero interest in seeing this movie... none whatsoever... even if Sofia Vergara gets completely naked in it! (Does she?)
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Watch: Viola Davis & Adepero Oduye Are "Nefarious Icons" In New Awards Season Performance Promos

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 7, 2011 12:43 PM
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"A video gallery of cinematic villainy, inspired by nefarious icons and featuring the best performers from the year in film."
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African Diaspora International Film Fest 2012 - Review Of Psychodrama "David is Dying"

  • By Jasmin
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  • December 7, 2011 12:29 PM
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When I think of a character being diagnosed with a terminal illness in a movie, especially HIV/AIDS, I think of sorrow. I expect to see the illness take center stage, to spend the rest of the film rooting for the victim to overcome whatever physical and personal obstacles lie ahead, and to weep when he or she finally passes (think Philadelphia, And the Band Played On, Rent, even Precious). Maybe it’s because HIV/AIDS has become such an epidemic within the black community, or because of the way it’s typically portrayed on film. But when I recently attended the NYADIFF screening of David is Dying, the second feature film by UK director Stephen Lloyd Jackson, it quickly became clear that this wasn’t going to be a typical HIV-themed film, and that David was definitely not a typical patient.

Sundance 2012 - Watch Trailer For "Fishing Without Nets" (Film About Somali Pirates Told From The Perspective Of The Pirates)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 7, 2011 11:55 AM
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What happened to all those "Somali pirate" movies that were announced when Somali pirate stories were seemingly all the rage 2 years ago, in what I thought would likely be the beginning of a deluge of pirate movies, all fashioned after the recent stories the media fell in love with, but failed to properly vet.

Watch: Kim Wayans Talks "Pariah," Taking On Dramatic Roles, What She's Been Up To Since "In Living Color," And More...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 7, 2011 11:14 AM
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Video number 2 from my time with the Pariah cast and crew last week on the film's NYC press day... this one features Kim Wayans, who was a lot of fun to chat with.

Trailer Watch: See Omarosa In "We Are Family"

  • By Sergio
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  • December 7, 2011 10:59 AM
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Now wait, don't roll your your eyes. You gotta admire Omarosa (real name Omaroseonee) Manigault-Stallworth (WOW! What a mouthful! Why didn't she change her name to Mary Johnson?). Normally her 15 minutes of fame, after she became, by her design, the "B" you love to hate on The Apprentice back in 2004, would have been over a long, long time ago; but not our girl. She's going to extend it for another 15, maybe even 20, minutes, fighting and clawing her way for every second, even if it kills her, or us, or all of us.
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Plan To Bring 24/7 Adult Ent.To South African TV Meets Immediate Opposition

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • December 7, 2011 10:13 AM
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If African Satellite Installations (ASI) gets its way, starting next month, millions of South Africans will be able to tune in to Porn Satellite TV (PSat) at any time of the day for a dose of visual stimulation.  But not if satellite broadcaster Top TV has anything to say about it.
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South African Director Eric Miyeni Bets It All On "Stolen Time"

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • December 7, 2011 9:33 AM
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South African director Eric Miyeni, a well-known (and sometimes controversial) writer, actor, and radio & television personality, believes so much in his upcoming film Stolen Time, that he spent his life savings to get the film made.

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