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New York Film Festival 2011 Entry #3 - Quickie Review Of David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 6, 2011 2:27 AM
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Alright... moving right along. As I promised, here are my brief thoughts on David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method; might do a fuller review closer to its general release date (November 23rd) after I've seen it again, and had more time to ponder it.

Tracy Morgan Plays It Straight In Cop Drama "Son of No One" (Trailer + Release Date)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 5, 2011 12:47 PM
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Well, he gets top billing in the credits, as you can see in the poster (and the trailer below) but he's barely featured in it. First announced in spring 2010, Tracy Morgan joins Channing Tatum, Al Pacino, and Ray Liotta in the ensemble cop drama Son of No One.

Octavia Spencer "In Talks" To Play Casino Card Dealer In Diablo Cody's Next Project

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • October 5, 2011 12:44 PM
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This just in from Variety....Octavia Spencer is in negotiations to star as a Las Vegas casino card dealer in Oscar winning screenwriter (Juno) Diablo Cody's next film. Cody is set to make her directing debut from a script penned by her.
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"Tower Heist" Will Be Available On VOD For $59.99 Three Weeks Before Theatrical; Will You Bite?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 5, 2011 12:00 PM
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I believe it was about a year or so ago when the possibility of this was announced, with theaters owners balking at the idea, and with good reason. I believe we even performed a random survey, asking you all who were readers at the time whether you found this new option appealing and if you'd take advantage of it; many of you said you would.

Trailer for Lionsgate’s Holiday Release of "A Madea Christmas": On Blu-Ray and DVD Nov. 22nd

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • October 5, 2011 10:35 AM
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Helleur!

2012 New Voices in Black Cinema Festival In Search Of More Films

  • By Curtis
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  • October 5, 2011 8:35 AM
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Talented filmmakers –we need your movies! ActNow: New Voices in Black Cinema Festival, the film festival that both Tambay and I curate, is soliciting feature length and short films for our February 2012 edition.

Watch Revealing Trailer For Boxing Documentary "Joe Frazier: When the Smoke Clears"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • October 5, 2011 8:31 AM
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Making it's debut at the Philadelphia Film Festival (October 20 - November 3, 2011) is the boxing documentary Joe Frazier: When the Smoke Clears. In development for over three years, the film gives a detailed look at the former champion revealing his roots in South Carolina’s Gullah community to his international fame as a sports icon.

Julie Dash On "Daughters," Tyler Perry + 2 Projects She's Developing (Mini Series & Cyber Thriller)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 5, 2011 7:41 AM
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Nice convo with Julie Dash posted today, courtesy of Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal on his Left of Black series. This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the release of Dash’s ground-breaking film Daughters of the Dust.

Will and Jada Pinkett Smith Sell Comedy About Dominican American to ABC

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • October 5, 2011 7:24 AM
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According to Hollywood Reporter, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith have sold an Untitled Romeo Project to ABC along with business partner James Lassiter. The comedy will center around a young charismatic Dominican man (played by Anthony "Romeo" Santos) from Washington Heights "who tries to please his very traditional, immigrant father while also creating a life that reflects his new vision of the American Dream." In real life, Santos is the lead singer for popular Dominican Bachata group Aventura. The show is slightly based on Santos' real life relationship with his father.

Watch Trailer For Poetic Documentary "Sonia Sanchez: Shake Loose Memories"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • October 5, 2011 6:18 AM
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Here's an insightful documentary that screened last month at the Urbanworld Film Festival. It's called Sonia Sanchez: Shake Loose Memories and is described as..."a musical and poetic journey through the life, art and activism of black arts movement icon, Sonia Sanchez."
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