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S & A's Own MsWOO In Conversation At Cannes

  • By Sergio
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  • September 24, 2011 6:55 AM
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You will recall that our own London based contributor Wendy Okoi-Obuli (AKA MS WOO - Get it?) traveled to the Cannes Film Festival this past May to report on the event for us. Well, while she was there, she did a video interview for Hyphenation Nation Productions about the festival, and tips for filmmakers, so we thought we'd share it with our readers.

Official Poster For Jennifer Hudson's Winnie Mandela Biopic

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 24, 2011 2:10 AM
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Jennifer Hudson's long-awaited Winnie Mandela biopic, Winnie, co-starring Terrence Howard as Nelson Mandela premiered at TIFF to mixed reviews as I already noted in a previous post.

Watch Sherri Shepherd & Daniel Sunjata In Trailer For "One For The Money"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 24, 2011 1:43 AM
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I couldn't tell you much about this; we've probably written about it, likely when Sherri Shepherd & Daniel Sunjata were added to the cast. Other than that, nada. But I'm trying to stick to the "knee-jerk 2011" agreement I made with myself, so I'll say nothing instead :)
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New York Film Festival 2011 Entry #1 - Bits On "Le Havre" & "Shame" Plus "Melancholia" Review

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 24, 2011 1:25 AM
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Press screenings for the 2011 New York Film Festival are underway - a full week in actually; still a month to go of Monday to Friday morning events, so I'll be busy for a bit.

Cee-lo Green, Carmen Ejogo, Omari Hardwick & Tika Sumpter Join Cast of "Sparkle" Remake

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 23, 2011 12:42 PM
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According to Variety, singer Cee-lo Green, Carmen Ejogo, Omari Hardwick and Tika Sumpter have joined the ensemble music-themed drama Sparkle, directed by Salim Akil from a script by Mara Brock Akil. As reported on the site previously, the new additions will join Jordin Sparks in the title role, Whitney Houston, Mike Epps and Derek Luke.
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Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr & The Importance Of The Success Of George Lucas' "Red Tails"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 23, 2011 9:42 AM
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Had second thoughts about posting this, given how fiery debates on these issues tend to get on S&A; also, what both actors say here is redundant, as we've heard this all before. But, what the hell, it's Friday. Bring it :)

Today's Birthdays - 9/23/11 (Anthony Mackie, Chi McBride and LisaRaye)

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • September 23, 2011 8:36 AM
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New Orleans native Anthony Mackie welcomes 32 today. The stage and screen actor has appeared in 8 Mile, Brother To Brother, She Hate Me, Law & Order, The Manchurian Candidate, Half Nelson, We Are Marshall, American Violet, The Hurt Locker, Notorious, Desert Flower, Night Catches Us and The Adjustment Bureau. He currently can be seen in What's Your Number?, Man On A Ledge and Real Steel.Chi McBride says "hello" to 50. The Chicago native's impressive list of film and tv credits include The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Revenge Of The Nerds 3, Married With Children, Gone In Sixty Seconds, The Practice, Max Steel, Undercover Brother, Boston Public, The Terminal, I, Robot, House M.D., Roll Bounce, First Sunday, Pushing Daisies, The Family Tree, Psych, Hawthorne and How I Met Your Mother among others.
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"Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey" Gets A Trailer (In Theaters October 21)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 23, 2011 7:45 AM
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A documentary both Sergio and I have seen and gave thumbs up to. I saw it at Sundance; he at Black Harvest; We both thought it was charming, funny and inspirational. So, now you know you have to see it as well, when it officially opens in limited release, on October 21st.
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Trailer & Poster For "Joyful Noise" Arrives (Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, Music, Duels & More...)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 23, 2011 7:06 AM
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I'd almost completely forgotten about this flick; In theaters January 13, 2012, Joyful Noise is an upcoming musical dramedy, Joyful Noise, which stars Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton, as two dueling choir members of a small-town’s Gospel Choir, who have differing opinions on how to win the national choir competition; sparks fly when Dolly’s grandson proposes big changes to the choir and falls in love with Queen Latifah’s daughter!
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3 Months Left In 2011, What's Left To Look Forward To This Year In Black Cinema?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 23, 2011 5:28 AM
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With the summer movie season officially over, I thought I'd take a quick look at what's left in the "black cinema" department expected to debut in the next 4 1/2 months.

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