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First Locally Produced Telenovela, "Inkaba", To Air On South African TV In March; Film & Stage Vet John Kani To Star

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • February 1, 2012 9:05 AM
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Screen Africa is reporting that South African film and stage veteran John Kani will star in that country's first locally produced telenovela, Inkaba, when pay-TV channel Mzansi Magic begins airing the program on March 19.
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Watch Idris Elba Leap, Twist And Shoot In New Clip From "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 31, 2012 9:02 PM
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Here's your first good look at Idris Elba as Moreau, the French alcoholic monk in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (I can already hear the cries of some of you folks who'll ask, "why does the black man have to be an alcoholic?" See, I'm one step ahead of ya; I already asked the question, so you don't have to ask it again :))

Common Joins Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Woody Harrelson In Heist Thriller "Now You See Me"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 31, 2012 7:15 PM
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I did this film called Pawn, an independent starring Michael Chiklis, Forest Whitaker, and Ray Liotta. It’s a cool suspense thriller about these people who hijack a diner, and I play a negotiator. I’m about to film this movie called Now You See Me, which stars Jesse Eisenberg and Isla Fisher and Michael Caine and Mark Ruffalo – I’d say it’s an action movie, about these magicians. It’s dope. I’m going down to film that soon. And I’m looking to do more great, quality films – independent, studio, action, drama, comedy, animated…
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"Espoir Voyage" By Burkinabe Director Michel Zongo Gets Poster & Full Synopsis Prior To Berlin Debut

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 31, 2012 6:49 PM
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Titled Espoir Voyage (direct translation would be Hope Voyage, or Hope Travel, or more than likely, Voyage Of Hope) by Burkinabe filmmaker Michel K Zongo, it'll make its international debut at the Berlin International Film Festival next month, in the Forum section... as I announced in my initial profile of the film a little while ago.

Brazilian Martial Arts/Capoeira Actioner "Besouro" Will Screen At Pan African Film Festival In LA In February

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 31, 2012 6:09 PM
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Besouro was a Shadow And Act Film Find feature in 2009, with a trailer that thrilled just about everyone who saw it – or at least, peaked interest. So, we’ve been on this one for awhile now, alerting you to any and all opportunities to see the film, which never received a stateside release, aside from festival screenings here and there; and you’ve had a few opportunities to watch it over the last 2+ years.

Adepero Oduye, Paula Patton Grace Cover of Vanity Fair's Hollywood Issue

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • January 31, 2012 5:58 PM
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Adepero Oduye, Paula Patton and six other Hollywood starlets grace this month's issue of Vanity Fair. Also on the cover, Oscar-nominated Girl with the Dragon Tattoo star Rooney Mara, Jennifer Lawrence, Mia Wasikowska, The Help's Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain, Elizabeth Olsen, Shailene Woodley, Felicity Jones, Lily Collins and Brit Marling.
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Bounce TV Set To Launch First Black History Month Campaign Starting Tomorrow 2/1

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 31, 2012 5:19 PM
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Documentaries on slavery, the Civil Rights movement and the explosion of Hip Hop lead the charge, along with specially-produced vignettes titled Our History, which will feature several African American celebs, including Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union, Regina King, Tim Story and Will Packer.
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Spike Lee's "Malcolm X" Finally Arrives On Blu-ray; 2-Disc Set Now Available For Purchase

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 31, 2012 3:54 PM
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FINALLY on Blu-ray... Spike Lee's Malcolm X. 
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Trailer Watch: "Red Tails" Actor Nate Parker Producing Powerful Racial Doc "Resurrecting Love: The Cemetery That Can Heal A Nation"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • January 31, 2012 3:53 PM
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Actor Nate Parker, who's recently received high marks for his performance in Red Tails and Red Hook Summer, can now add the title "executive producer" to his resume since he's joined award-winning author China Galland to release a powerful documentary based on Galland's book, Love Cemetery, Unburying The Secret History of Slaves, dealing with the illegal lockout of African American descendants from their family burial grounds.

Will Smith/Jaden Smith Sci-Fi Adventure "1000 AE" Begins Shooting February 6 For June 2013 Release

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 31, 2012 3:11 PM
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Crew leaving for Costa Rica already. A year and half of writing and prep is coming to an end. #AfterEarth will begin shooting on Feb. 6th.

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