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First Teaser For "Game Of Thrones" Season 2

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2011 3:09 AM
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I know a lot of you are fans of the series, if comments in previous posts are any indication; and I'm sure it'll gain even more fans with recent casting news of the hit HBO show (black Brits Lucian Msamati and Nonso Anozie), Game Of Thrones, and all the debate that accompanied those posts about black British versus black American actors.

Watch Anthony Mackie Get Ready To Rumble With Hugh Jackman In Clips From "Real Steel"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2011 2:59 AM
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Clips from DreamWorks’ Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots Real Steel Real Steel, the Shawn Levy-directed sci-fi flick, starring Hugh Jackman as “a former boxer who teams up with his long-lost son to train a robot for a championship fight.”
More: Watch Now

Wangari Maathai, First African Woman To Win Nobel Peace Prize, Dies... Get To Know Her On Film

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2011 2:52 AM
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We've written about her twice on S&A, so some may be familiar already. In 2004, she became the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize; Kenyan political and environmental activist Wangari Maathai has died at age 71, losing a lengthy battle with cancer.
More: Watch Now, RIP

Exclusive! Isaiah Washington and Michael K. Williams To Star In Indie Thriller "The Suspect"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 26, 2011 2:43 AM
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I had the pleasure to interview actor Isaiah Washington yesterday, an interview which I will post later this week, and he provided some details on a project he and The Wire star Michael Kenneth Williams are both set to produce and star in.
More: casting

Updates On "Transfer" (Film About Whites Paying To Have Their Souls Deposited Into Black Bodies)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 25, 2011 12:43 PM
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A German film I initially profiled back in September 2010, when it was selected for Fantastic Fest 2010. It's since screened at a number of film festivals across the globe, and, as I learned over the weekend, officially opened in theaters in Germany on September 22nd, just last week Thursday, although I was under the impression that it had already played there.

Watch Teaser Promo For Don Cheadles' New Showtime Drama Series "House Of Lies"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 25, 2011 12:19 PM
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Don Cheadle's new dark comedy TV series for the Showtime network, titled House Of Lies (based on the book House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Tell You the Time by Martin Kihn) debuts on Sunday, January 8th, 2012, at 10PM.
More: Television

"Black Lifestyle" In Japan (Random Sunday)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 25, 2011 12:05 PM
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What did Paul Mooney say? "Everyone wants to be a nigga but nobody wants to be a nigga..." (h/t Bombastic E.)

Lady Blockbuster

  • By Sergio
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  • September 25, 2011 11:43 AM
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I came across recently a terrific film wesbite (that is other than S & A) called Obscure One Sheet which chronicles and discusses posters and promo material for films of the 60's and 70's - the stuff I grew up with. And a few months ago, the site posted a Variety promo ad for Warner Bros' Cleopatra Jones, announcing the film was set to come out that summer of 1973.

Weekend Box Office Sept 23 - 25 ("The Lion King" Is #1, While Singleton's "Abduction" Hangs On)

  • By Sergio
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  • September 25, 2011 5:26 AM
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WHAT AGAIN? The 3D reformatted version of Disney's The Lion King was No. 1 again this weekend. Hey folks, didn't you hear me last week? It's coming out on standard and 3D blu-ray next Tuesday October 4. The DVD is hell of lot cheaper than spending $100 to take the family to see the damn movie in the theaters. Oh well... no one listens to me.

"Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth" Indiegogo Campaign

  • By MsWOO
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  • September 25, 2011 4:20 AM
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A few months ago I mentioned Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth an upcoming documentary feature film by award-winning British filmmaker, Pratibha Parmar, about the titular writer and activist.

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