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Magnolia Pictures Acquires USA Rights To Kevin Macdonald's "Marley" To Release In April

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 6, 2012 1:43 PM
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Magnolia Pictures announced today they have acquired US rights to Academy Award-winner Kevin Macdonald's long-in-development Bob Marley documentary Marley, described as the definitive documentary about legendary musician, from his earliest days, to his rise to international superstardom.

George Lucas To Be Honored With Prestigious Vanguard Award At 43rd NAACP Image Awards

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 6, 2012 1:31 PM
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No comment on this one from me; but given how much the man (George Lucas) and the film (Red Tails) have been discussed on S&A in recent weeks, I'm sure you folks will have something to say about it, so don't let me stop you :)
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Might Denzel Washington Be Pairing Up With Al Pacino for "Othello"?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 6, 2012 11:37 AM
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He played Othello on stage in college many years ago at Fordham University, and he just might be doing it again, this time teaming up Al Pacino as Iago.

Release Date For "Sparkle" Remake Gets Pushed Back

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 6, 2012 10:32 AM
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Originally slated to open on August 10, 2012, the release date for Sony Pictures' Sparkle remake, which stars Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Derek Luke, and Mike Epps, shepherded by Salim and Mara Brock Akil, (with original music composed by R. Kelly), has been pushed back a week to August 17th, 2012 instead.

A Shadow & Act Chat w/Pan African Film Festival Founder/Director Ayuko Babu

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 6, 2012 9:57 AM
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The Pan African Film Festival begins this week in Los Angeles with an eclectic lineup of films from across the Diaspora scheduled to screen this year, its 20th anniversary by the way; and I'm looking forward to finally seeing a number of films we've covered here on S&A that'll be making their world premieres at the festival, like Russ Parr's The Under Shepherd, Philippe Niang's Toussaint L'Ouverture, and Neema Barnette's On The Seventh Day; as well as films that have screened previously elsewhere but that I'll be seeing for the very first time like Alfons Adetuyi's High Chicago, Bill Duke's Dark Girls, and several other titles. 

Today's S&A Live Podcast Postponed But Join Us Next Sunday!

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • February 5, 2012 1:49 PM
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Since most of you will be celebrating the "unofficial" holiday known as The Superbowl today, the S&A crew figured we'd postponed today's show so that you can enjoy this day without any worries.  We'll be back next Sunday with a new time slot...4:00pm/ET.
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Weekend Box Office Feb. 3-5

  • By Sergio
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  • February 5, 2012 12:53 PM
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It was neck and neck between Chronicle and The Woman in Black with the former just edging out the latter for the No.1 slot this weekend.
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Steve Harris Co-Stars In NBC's Ridiculously Confusing New Police Drama "Awake"

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • February 5, 2012 11:58 AM
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Veteran TV-actor Steve Harris plays a police detective on the new NBC drama Awake, which seems like that network's small-screen take on films like Inception and Shutter Island.

Watch: NYC "Soul Train" Flash Mob Tribute To Don Cornelius...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 5, 2012 11:19 AM
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Ahhh... gotta love my city :)
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"Une Femme Pas Comme Les Autres (An Uncommon Woman)" To Screen At 15th Annual Festival Of Films In French (Feb. 3 + 11)

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • February 5, 2012 9:03 AM
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Director Abdoulaye Dao's Une Femme Pas Comme Les Autres (An Uncommon Woman) is a film that Tambay first told us about last summer.  You can see it this week when it's screened at the 15th Annual Festival of Films In French, being held at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
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