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Watch Now! Critically Acclaimed Doc "Joe Frazier: When The Smoke Clears"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • February 14, 2012 4:22 PM
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We've profiled the documentary Joe Frazier: When The Smoke Clears a few times on S&A and you can watch this critically acclaimed and revealing film now courtesy of Hulu. I had a chance to view it and I certainly appreciated the enlighting perspective it gave.

"David is Dying" Director Says He Like's To Go In And Out, Up And Down, Take your Emotions Everywhere!

  • By Monique
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  • February 14, 2012 4:02 PM
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It’s Valentine’s Day and what better way to continue the love fest than to talk about a recent film that depicts the sometimes ugly side to romance? SAR Productions, the company that produced last year’s indie film, David is Dying, announced that David…will be released on DVD later this year. David is Dying, a multi-layered psychological study of a man and his tumultuous relationship with his fiancé, has sparked interesting debate from those who’ve seen it. Audiences are either intrigued by the film’s aesthetics and depth (mainly accentuated by the impressive performance of Lonyo Engele  as David) or they find it confusing and weighed down with too many abstract layers. I was granted the opportunity to chat with the film’s director, Stephen Lloyd Jackson, during the Chicago Int’l Film Festival and again late last month.  Here’s a bit of what we talked about during that in-depth and fascinating discussion:

Nicole Beharie Will Play Jackie Robinson's Wife In Brian Helgeland's Biopic "42"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 14, 2012 2:26 PM
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We've known this for a little while, but it wasn't public yet, and now it is, so I'm posting it.
More: casting

Comedy Central Renews "Key & Peele" For Second Season

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 14, 2012 2:12 PM
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It made its debut on January 31 an apparently has been doing very well;  I recall a survey I posted asking you folks what you thought of it, and most of you seemed to dig it.
More: Television

NVBC Festival 2012 Event: Discover How to Become a Actual Working Actor with Winsome Sinclair

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • February 14, 2012 1:37 PM
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Fox Says "Waiting To Exhale" Sequel To Go On Without Whitney Houston + Oprah Might Replace Her

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 14, 2012 12:27 PM
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With all the emphasis on whether the upcoming Sparkle remake release will at all be affected by star Whitney Houston's passing, I forgot all about that sequel to Waiting To Exhale that was officially announced in 2010, when author Terry McMillan's book (which the sequel will be based on) Getting To Happy hit bookstore shelves.

Listen To Great Interview w/ Whitney Houston & Producer Debra Martin Chase On The "Sparkle" Remake

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 14, 2012 11:31 AM
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Last November, a group of media outlets apparently spent an entire day on the Sparkle set, hald of which was reserved for interviews with the cast and crew, including Whitney Houston and producer Debra Martin Chase.
More: Interview

The National Enquirer Gets Into Filmmaking Biz; Producing Whitney Houston Documentary

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 14, 2012 10:24 AM
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And it'll be a classy piece of non-fiction cinema I'm sure :-/

UPDATES On Forest Whitaker/Rachid Bouchareb Feature Collaboration On USA Anti-Arab Paranoia

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 14, 2012 10:04 AM
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A project I profiled last August is now pushing ahead, and some new info about it has surfaced... Forest Whitaker teaming with Oscar-nominated Algerian filmmaker Rachid Bouchareb to star in one of a trilogy of English-language films that will explore the complex relationship between the west and the Arab world.

NVBC Festival 2012 Preview - Magical Realist Drama "Let's Stay Together" + Video Interview With Director

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 14, 2012 9:45 AM
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Another highlight from the upcoming New Voices In Black Cinema Film Festival (NVBC) in Brooklyn, NY, is Let's Stay Together, directed by Joshua Bee Alafia - a work-in-progress screening the filmmaker describes as a work of magical realism. 

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