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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.

Zoe Kravitz And "Mad Max 4: Fury Road" Cast To Begin Filming In Namibia Next Spring

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • December 7, 2011 9:00 AM
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Film Contact is reporting that director George Miller and his Mad Max 4: Fury Road cast will not be filming that series' reboot in Broken Hill, Australia as originally planned, and as originally reported here by Tambay.  Instead-- due to that area's heaviest rainfall in 75 years-- supporting star Zoe Kravitz (along with leads Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy) will be in Namibia when cameras start rolling in March or April of next year.

Sundance 2012 - Promo Clip For Sam Pollard's "Slavery By Another Name," Some Still Images & Poster

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 6, 2011 8:00 PM
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Long-time Spike Lee editor (as well as director and producer in his own right) Sam Pollard's feature documentary for PBS, titled Slavery by Another Name, will make its debut at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, in the documentary competition section.

First Look At Tyler Perry And Gabrielle Union In "Good Deeds"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 6, 2011 6:58 PM
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Nothing special (above)... posted earlier today on the film's Facebook page (HERE). I'm sure a few more will pop up shortly, with a trailer for the film in the next few weeks, given that it's scheduled to open fairly soon, February 2012, in what should be a big year for Tyler Perry, with at least 4 films expected to open in theaters - this one (Good Deeds), his take on Alex Cross, The Marriage Counselor (which he's directing but not starring in), and a Madea movie (though no word on where the gun-carrying grandmother will turn up this time).
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