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Thanks To "Overwhelming Popularity & Demand" Broadway Revival Of "Porgy & Bess" Gets 3-Month Extension

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 2:26 PM
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The revival of Porgy & Bess on Broadway is apparently doing incredibly well at the box office, so much that the producers of the show announced today that they will extend the musical's run, which was originally scheduled to end on July 8, to September 30!
More: Theater

What's the Most Romantic Scene in Black Cinema?

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • February 9, 2012 2:25 PM
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Month’s ago as we were selecting films for next week’s New Voices in Black Cinema Festival here in Brooklyn, we were deluged by a number of relationship films. 

Osama Bin Laden Returns From The Dead To Lead A Zombie Jihad Against The USA? Why Didn't I Think Of That?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 2:08 PM
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File this one under "the most ridiculous item of the day" to borrow from Bill O'Reilly... or maybe WTF? would be more appropriate.
More: WTF?

Morgan Freeman Joins Tom Cruise In Post-Apocalyptic Thriller "Oblivion" (UPDATE)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 1:36 PM
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God... uh, I mean Morgan Freeman will has signed on to star alongside Tom Cruise in the post-apocalyptic thriller Oblivion, to be directed by Joseph Kosinski for Universal Pictures.
More: casting

Watch Now: Viola Davis On Contending With The Scripts She Gets From Black Filmmakers

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • February 9, 2012 1:32 PM
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If you haven't figured it out by now, S&A is a big fan of Viola Davis and that admiration started long before the The Help which has catapulted her career.  In this recent spotlight interview with Nightline, she talks about her background and why she decided to accept the role as a maid. 

Sean Combs Signs On As Exec Producer Of Oscar Contender Doc "Undefeated" & Its Feature Film Remake

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 1:25 PM
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Sean Combs aka P. Diddy (or whatever he's calling himself these days) has jumped on the bandwagon for Oscar nominated documentary Undefeated as executive producer (it opens February 17), and he'll also be exec produce the faeture film remake that The Weinstein Company is reportedly developing.

Gaumont Unveils Projects At European Film Market Including Comedy "Porn In The Hood"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 1:04 PM
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A number of new projects up for sale have been (and continue to be) announced at the the European Film Market (EFM) which is now underway in Berlin; including this one titled Porn In The Hood, a French film from French production company Gaumont, so I assume Porn In The Hood is the English title.

2011 Mexican Cannibalism Drama "We Are What We Are" Getting English-Language Remake

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 12:31 PM
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No surprise here...

Summary Of Spike Lee's CSU Lecture (Hasn't Made His Best Film Yet; Biopics On His List + More)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 12:05 PM
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As was announce last month, and then again a couple of days ago, last night, Spike Lee gave a 1 1/2 hour lecture at Chicago State University that was free and open to the public.
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Upcoming Controversial Austrian-Produced Drama "Paradise" Tells Story Of Sex Tourism In Kenya

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2012 11:35 AM
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I've been following this project but just haven't written about it yet, mostly because information on it has been sparse. But a new development today prompted me to finally post something about it.

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