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SXSW 2012 Review - Ya'Ke Smith's "Wolf" (What Spike Lee's "Red Hook Summer" Should Have Been)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 13, 2012 8:30 AM
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The cinematic punch in the gut I so desperately needed before leaving SXSW and Austin, TX tomorrow morning, Ya’ke Smith’s feature film directorial debut Wolf is an audacious, potent drama that will likely elicit extreme reactions from viewers when it’s eventually in general release – reactions that will undoubtedly lead to fiery discussion centered around the central themes the film tackles.

SXSW '12 Doc Review: Teens Aimlessly Wonder Through The Night In "Tchoupitoulas"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 13, 2012 1:33 AM
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There seems to have been mostly documentaries featured this year at SXSW for the films pertaining to our site. One of them, Tchoupitoulas, helmed by brothers Bill and Turner Ross, began promisingly. The beginning sequences instantly hooks the viewer; the film introduces our teen protagonists in their New Orleans home, as they partake in domestic sibling rivalry, showcasing a palpably real, amusing and bittersweet dynamic between the youngest and one of the oldest brothers.

Berlinale 2012 Review: Sub-Saharan African Drama "Rebelle (War Witch)"

  • By Jasmin
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  • March 12, 2012 8:42 PM
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A review from S&A reader Karina Griffith, from the 2012 Berlinale Film Festival:

Forest Whitaker Discusses New Film Collaborative JuntoBox Films at SXSW (Video)

  • By Jasmin
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  • March 12, 2012 8:31 PM
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Actor and Filmmaker Forest Whitaker sat down at SXSW this week to discuss JuntoBox Films, a new film collaborative that unites social development with traditional film production, including financing and distribution, to ultimately create successful low-budget features.

SXSW Hit "Brooklyn Castle" Set for Remake by Sony Pictures, Scott Rudin

  • By Jasmin
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  • March 12, 2012 8:08 PM
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Sony Pictures and producer Scott Rudin (Searching For Bobby Fischer) have purchased the remake rights to Brooklyn Castle, the documentary that premiered at SXSW yesterday. You can find Tambay's review of the film here.

"Re:Generation Music Project" (Five DJs on Mixing Music) Now Available on Hulu

  • By Jasmin
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  • March 12, 2012 7:30 PM
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The Re:Generation Music Project, a new documentary produced by Hyundai and Greenlight Media/Marketing, is available exclusively on Hulu.com, starting today! The film captures how five DJ's - DJ Premier, The Crystal Method, Pretty Lights, Mark Ronson and Skrillex - use technology to mix musical styles and genres to create original tracks.

Codeblack and T.D. Jakes Partner with Black & Missing Foundation for "On the 7th Day" Release

  • By Jasmin
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  • March 12, 2012 6:16 PM
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Must have missed this when it was announced a few days ago. In anticipation of the abduction-themed Woman Thou Art Loosed!: On the Seventh Day, Codeblack Entertainment and Bishop T.D. Jakes have joined in support of the Black and Missing Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit organization that raises awareness about missing people of color.

Eddie Murphy's "A Thousand Words" - First Weekend Tally

  • By Jasmin
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  • March 12, 2012 5:24 PM
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If the critics were any indication, we all knew this was coming. A Thousand Words, the new Eddie Murphy comedy ("new" insofar as the 2008-shot film hadn't yet had a theatrical release), opened this weekend to a disappointing $6.2 million at the box office.

No Surprise! Oprah's Interview With Whitney Houston's Family Most Watched OWN Show Ever

  • By Sergio
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  • March 12, 2012 3:38 PM
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Safe to say that it was very much expected and it came true that Oprah's primetime interview special with Whitney Houston's family and her daughter Bobbi Kristina was, far and away, the most watched show ever on the OWN network

But Does Anyone REALLY Want To See A Movie About Barbara Jordan?

  • By Sergio
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  • March 12, 2012 2:15 PM
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Here I go again!. Being the obnoxious, repulsive bad boy that you love to hate,  I have to confess that when word came out that a bio-pic about Barbara Jordan was being developed with Viola Davis in the lead, I had to let out a yawn and rolled my eyes. 

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