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Sundance 2012 Review - "Red Hook Summer" (An Attempt To Make Sense Of Spike Lee's Trip To Wonderland)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 24, 2012 9:17 AM
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I agonized over this for awhile, and actually almost decided not to even write anything about the film; but I eventually reached a compromise.

Didya Hear About Spike's Profanity Laden Rant At Sundance?

  • By Sergio
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  • January 24, 2012 12:03 AM
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Oh that Spike! Can't live with him, can't live without him (Or is it can't live with him, can't shoot him?)

If You Missed It...Watch The Spike Lee And Dee Rees Conversation w/David Carr At Sundance

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • January 23, 2012 8:04 PM
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So, if you haven't heard already, Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer practically caused shock waves with its debut at Sundance yesterday.  Critics seemed evenly split on whether or not it's a good film.  A word that seems to pop up consistently...polarizing.  Hmmm...we'll just have to wait for Tambay's colorful review.  Until then, check out this conversation he had, along with Dee Rees, with David Carron Sunday afternoon.

Director Anthony Hemingway Gives Details On What To Expect For Season 3 Of "Treme"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • January 23, 2012 5:25 PM
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He's been out on the media circuit promoting his directorial debut RedTails but, in a recent interview with Moviefone, Anthony Hemingway also hinted at what to expect for the new season of another production he directs...Treme.

Sundance 2012 Review - "Middle Of Nowhere" (aka "Nothing But A Woman")

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 23, 2012 4:14 PM
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It's an unfortunate testament of the time we live in when a film that takes an adult, mature, sincere, if realistic look at relationships between black men and black women could be viewed as dare I say radical.

Sundance 2012 Review - "An Oversimplification Of her Beauty" (A Complex Exploration Of The Dance Between Id, Ego & Super Ego)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 23, 2012 1:12 PM
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They say that there's something of every artist in the work they create, whether a conscious decision or not; and the act of creating with the intent to surrender your creation (and in essence a piece of yourself) to a potentially scrutinizing audience, requires some degree of courage on the part of the artist; but I would further say that it takes a certain amount and kind of bravery to intentionally insert oneself (both literally and figuratively) completely naked (physically and emotionally) into one's work, and then publicly present the completed work to not only family, friends and acquaintances, but also perfect strangers.

First Black Man In Space (In The Movies That Is...) Flashback

  • By Sergio
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  • January 23, 2012 10:54 AM
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So all this talk and discussion we've been having for the last few weeks on S & A about Red Tails I thought it was the right time to go back and repost an item I wrote last year back in June about the first black astronaut in the movies.

First-Look At Whitney Houston And Jordin Sparks In "Sparkle" Remake

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 23, 2012 9:08 AM
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Above is your first official photo (courtesy of People magazine) from Sony Pictures' Sparkle remake, which stars Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, and others, shepherded by Salim and Mara Brock Akil.
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First Trailer For T.D. Jakes' "On The 7th Day" (Starring Blair Underwood, Sharon Leal) Surfaces

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 23, 2012 8:59 AM
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Here's the first official trailer for the T.D. Jakes-produced thriller Woman Thou Art Loosed On The Seventh Day, which Codeblack Entertainment will release on April 13th via its new AMC Independent agreement, after the film premieres at the Pan African Film Festival next month as its closing night film.
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Sundance 2012 Review - "The Art Of Rap" (An Unfocused Ode To A Music That's Inspired Generations)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 23, 2012 2:39 AM
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In an interview posted on this site about a week ago, Ice-T said of his directorial debut, Something For Nothing - The Art Of Rap, that his intent with the film was to document the craft of rapping, and not all the crass excesses the music has become emblematic of. His goal, as he suggested, was to produce a kind of rap masterclass for audiences of the music, teaching them how the music's best and most respected, both old and young, create - specifically, how the pen their rhymes.

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