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Dennis Dortch's Black & Sexy TV Relaunches With New Series Titled "The Number;" Watch Episode 1

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 9, 2011 3:14 PM
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From Dennis Dortch, writer and director of 2008's A Good Day To be Black & Sexy (I suspect a lot of you are familiar, even though it's been some time since Dennis' name, and/or the name of his feature film debut have been mentioned here on S&A).
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Eddie Murphy Exits As Oscar Host

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 9, 2011 2:29 PM
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Really Eddie? Really? All because that douche Brett Ratner had to step down thanks to a series of dumb-ass comments? This may be one of the worst career decisions you've made lately; worse than Norbit.
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Faith-Based Film "Pastor Brown" Starring Salli Richardson Gets Distribution

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • November 9, 2011 2:06 PM
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We first profiled film Pastor Brown back in 2009 and now, based on an interview actor Rockmond Dunbar recently had with Collider, the faith-based film will receive distribution under Arc Entertainment and will be released next year.
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New On DVD/Blu-ray/VOD This Week - "13," "The Upsetter: The Life and Music of Lee Scratch Perry," "A Good Man"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 9, 2011 1:22 PM
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All films we've covered on S&A; first 13, a remake of the 2006 French film of the same name - a minimalist, black and white, atmospheric, tense thriller that I enjoyed, the feature film debut for Géla Babluani, the young French filmmaker of the original, who also wrote and directed this remake, which I hear is terrible; at least, so says one of its stars, Mickey Rourke.
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"Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey" & "The First Grader" Top 5 Finalists For Gotham Awards Audience Award. Vote Now!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 9, 2011 12:18 PM
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And we're down to 5! Did you vote, as I asked you to about 3 weeks ago? If so, pat yourself on the back, because of the 5 titles that made the final cut, 2 are films we've covered quite extensively on S&A - Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey, and The First Grader.
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More To Look At From That "Gang Of Roses" Sequel Somebody Must Have Asked For...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 9, 2011 11:48 AM
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Don't look at me... it certainly wasn't me.
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Director Anthony Hemingway Gets Emotional About "Red Tails" & The Tuskegee Airmen

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 9, 2011 11:26 AM
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I heard that there's a test screening of the film tonight, here in NYC, but I don't have any passes to attend. It's not a press screening, but an audience test screening. I know at least one person who's going. If anyone else reading this is, let me know. I'd love to get some super early reactions to the film, preferably several and diverse.
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Preview Doc "Joe Frazier: When the Smoke Clears"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 9, 2011 10:49 AM
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Timely, given that he just passed away. Though it was made long before he died.
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Brits Noel Clarke & Ashley Walters Planning UK Version Of "Bad Boys;" Script Written

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 8, 2011 10:33 PM
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Things that make you go hmmm... from a UK Telegraph profile of/interview with Brit star Ashley Walters, whose name has come up a number of times here on S&A in recent months:

Watch Trailer For Hostage Thriller "Special Forces" Co-starring Djimon Hounsou

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • November 8, 2011 8:21 PM
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Here's a look at the new hostage thriller Special Forces.  The film stars Dianne Kruger (Inglorious Basterds) as a French journalist in Afghanistan who is kidnapped by the Taliban.  Faced with her imminent execution, a Special Forces unit is dispatched to free her.

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