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Brian Helgeland Has Found His Jackie Robinson For Biopic Titled "42"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 9, 2011 6:33 PM
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  • 27 Comments
Announced a few months ago, Brian Helgeland and Legendary Pictures are developing a new film based on history’s most celebrated baseball figure, Jackie Robinson, in collaboration with Robinson’s widow, Rachel Robinson.
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50 Cent's Indie Sports Drama "All Things Fall Apart" Heading To Blu-ray/DVD next February (No Theatrical?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 9, 2011 6:10 PM
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  • 7 Comments
I guess this isn't going to get a theatrical release after all.
More: On Blu-Ray

Watch Video: Common is Inspired By Mos Def's Acting Talent

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • December 9, 2011 6:04 PM
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  • 9 Comments

Watch Trailer for "RasTa: A Soul's Journey" A Doc About The World of Rastafari

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • December 9, 2011 5:27 PM
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  • 0 Comments
Directed by Stuart Samuels, the feature length documentary RasTa: A Soul's Journey follows Donisha Prendergast, the lovely 25-year old granddaughter of the late reggae icon Bob Marley and his wife Rita Marley, as she meets men and women in different parts of the world who have adopted a Rastafari lifestyle. In the documentary, Predregast explores how the movement evolved in those places and ultimately hopes to find her purpose in life as she honors her grandparents' legacy.

African Diaspora International Film Festival 2011 Event: Monetizing Independent Cinema (Saturday, 12/10, NYC)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 9, 2011 4:55 PM
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  • 3 Comments
Here's the gist of it...
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Anika Noni Rose Will Haunt Pierce Brosnan This Sunday Night In Adaptation Of Stephen King's "Bag Of Bones"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 9, 2011 4:19 PM
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  • 5 Comments
A reminder to catch Anika Noni Rose in part one of A&E's 4-hour miniseries, Bag of Bones (an adaptation of Stephen King's award-winning 1998 novel), this Sunday, December 11; at 9pm EST; the 2-hour conclusion will air the following night.
More: Television

"Mama I Want To Sing" Coming Out On DVD In February

  • By Sergio
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  • December 9, 2011 1:44 PM
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  • 8 Comments
I completely forgot there was film version made based on the long running "urban" play Mama I Want to Sing.
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Watch 2 New Clips From UK Docudrama "Dreams Of A Life" + Director Says USA Release Is Planned

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 9, 2011 1:32 PM
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  • 4 Comments
Carol Morley's critically-acclaimed docu-drama Dreams of a Life, which stars Zawe Ashton, is scheduled for a limited December 16th release in London, and will expand to several more cinemas through March 2012, though only in the UK; good news for our readers across the pond; the rest of us will have to wait and hope that the film travels.

Official Trailer For "Think Like A Man" Arrives!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 9, 2011 1:28 PM
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  • 21 Comments
Scratch the CBS Insider report on the film I posted earlier today, which aired last night; here's the real thing, in full...
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Peter Berg Says He Cast Rihanna In "Battleship" Because Of Her "Urban Swagger"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 9, 2011 1:00 PM
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  • 17 Comments
“I spent a lot of time in the Navy thinking about who would make sense and who would bring an urban swagger to this character,” Berg explained of his idea to cast Rihanna. “Put a call in, had a great couple of meetings, and she’s a great girl, really hard-working, very smart, wants to be good, really strong work ethic, no attitude, no diva nonsense. She was great.”

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