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Watch Trailer For Nollywood's Most Anticipated 2012 Film - Disaster Thriller "Last Flight To Abuja"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2012 2:02 PM
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It's being called one of Nollywood's most anticipated films of 2012 - Obi Emelonye's follow-up to his 2011 fantasy/adventure hit The Mirror Boy.

Denzel Washington Says He's "Hovering Around A Comedy" & Has A Thelonious Monk Film He Wants To Star In

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2012 1:16 PM
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At the moment he's "hovering" around a comedy, having not done a great many of those in his career (although, he jokes, "I've done some that have turned out to be tragedies!"). The role he'd really like to play is that of jazz legend Thelonious Monk; he has a script, and ponders that "I'm talking about it more, so maybe I'm talking myself into it."

Oprah Will Honor Whitney Houston With 2-Hour OWN Tribute This Thursday

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2012 12:36 PM
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As part of a 2-hour tribute to the late singer titled Remembering Whitney: The Oprah Interview, Oprah Winfrey will re-broadcast her 2009 interview with Whitney Houston on Thursday on her cable channel OWN.
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Angela Davis Documentary Nearing Completion From Director Of "Chisholm '72: Unbought And Unbossed"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2012 12:02 PM
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We've actually never written about this, and I think a post is long-overdue, as I was just reminded of it thanks to THIS New York Times profile of Shola Lynch that mentions it.

Trailer For "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" Debuts (Let's Play The "Spot Anthony Mackie Game")

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2012 11:13 AM
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As we all should already know, Anthony Mackie is co-starring with Benjamin Walker in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter for 20th Century Fox.
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About That Whitney Houston Biopic That's Supposed To Be In Development...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2012 11:00 AM
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Soooo... as we saw after Michael Jackson died, there was an immediate rush to capitalize on the man's death, with song and film. I'm FULLY expecting a similar thing to happen with Whitney Houston throughout this year, going into next year.

BET Greenlights Hour-Long Series From Mara Brock & Salim Akil Titled "Single Black Female"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2012 10:19 AM
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Last May we announced the mega mutil-year production deal between BET/Viacom and husband/wife team, Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, the brains behind the network's hit series, The Game, the movie Jumping The Broom and the upcoming Sparkle remake.

Ruth Negga Wins Best Television Actress Award For "Shirley", At 2012 Irish Film And Television Awards

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • February 13, 2012 9:01 AM
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She was nominated for two 2012 Irish Film And Television Awards; Best Actress in a Lead Role-TV, and Best Actress in a Supporting Role-TV.  Ethiopian-Irish actress Ruth Negga managed to walk away with the award for the former this past Saturday night, for her portrayal of Nigerian-Brit music legend Shirley Bassey in the TV-movie Shirley.
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"Hit!" With Richard Pryor and Billy Dee Williams Coming Out On Blu-Ray DVD

  • By Sergio
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  • February 12, 2012 8:15 PM
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Last May, I wrote about this film (HERE) as an example of a film that might make a good remake; that is, a film with a great premise, but with a very disappointing execution.

Could "The Compton Cricket Club" Signal A Changing Of The Guard For Hollywood's Leading Men?

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • February 12, 2012 3:37 PM
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