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Watch Trailer For Acclaimed Thriller "96 Minutes" (Evan Ross & David Oyelowo Co-Star)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 13, 2011 9:45 AM
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We completely missed this trailer for 96 Minutes, a film we profiled back in March, soon after its debut at the SXSW Film Festival. Nothing more about it has crossed my virtual desk since then, and I obviously missed the posting of this trailer on the film's Facebook page, even though I'm a Facebook *fan.*

Gordon Parks' "The Super Cops" Now Available On Warner Archive DVD

  • By Sergio
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  • September 13, 2011 9:02 AM
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Back during the early 1970's, after Shaft and Shaft's Big Score, aside from Melvin Van Peebles, Gordon Parks just might have been the biggest black film director working at the time. As a result, he branched out into doing other types of films and his 1974 MGM action/comedy cop movie The Super Cops is a prime example.
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Interesting Details From The 9/11 Commemorative Screening Of Spike Lee's "25th Hour"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 13, 2011 8:57 AM
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Recall our post this past Sunday 9/11 about the commemorative screening of Spike Lee's 25th Hour, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and actors. Well, as reported by The Playlist today, Spike Lee, producer Jon Kilik and actors Edward Norton and Philip Seymour Hoffman attended the festivities, where Spike Lee uncovered a few interesting details from 10 years ago.

Kickstarter Campaign: A Film Produced by Arthur Jafa About Love and Transitions "In The Morning"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 13, 2011 8:01 AM
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A narrative film by Nefertite Nguvu, In The Morning, is produced by Arthur Jafa, who will also serve as the Director of Photography. Jafa is known best for his cinematography work in Julie Dash's critically acclaimed Daughters of the Dust and Spike Lee's Crooklyn.

Chinua Achebe Forced Title Name Change For 50 Cent's "All Things Fall Apart" (Was Offered $1 Mill)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 13, 2011 6:50 AM
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In my last post on this a few days ago, I speculated that the reason why the film's title had been changed from Things Fall Apart (what it's been called from the start), to All Things Fall Apart, was that the company distributing the film (Image Entertainment) may have been influenced by the fact that the original title is also the name of a seminal, well-known piece of literature by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, and wanted to avoid further confusion or hassle.

New On DVD/Blu-ray/VOD: Julie Taymor's "The Tempest" (Djimon Hounsou As *Deformed Beast*) + Review

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 13, 2011 6:23 AM
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It took almost a year for this to finally make its way to home video - Julie Taymor's modern retelling of William Shakespeare's The Tempest, which stars Helen Mirren, Russell Brand, Alfred Molina, Djimon Hounsou, Alan Cumming, Chris Cooper, David Straitharn, amongst others.

Dramaville Presents "Luther" Season 2 Launch Trailer With New Footage (Debuts In 2 Weeks)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 13, 2011 5:52 AM
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So far, all we've seen are short promos for the second season of Luther, the critically acclaimed psychological crime drama starring one Idris Elba. The below trailer gives us a full minute of new footage most of us haven't yet scene (unless you're in the UK where season 2 already aired, or you're one of those Stateside folks who watched pirated copies of it online).

Watch An Exclusive Clip From 50 Cent/Bruce Willis/Ryan Phillippe Heist Film "Setup"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 13, 2011 4:54 AM
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Posted on earlier today; now here's another, just for you :) The film will be released on both formats, as well as on VOD and as a digital download, on September 20th.
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Five Minutes With Steve McQueen About "Shame"

  • By Sergio
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  • September 13, 2011 4:52 AM
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Since he's apparently the man of the moment with the film that has everyone talking (both pro and con - well two con and they haven't even seen the bloody thing yet), here's a brief interview with filmmaker and visual artist Steve McQueen dicussing his film Shame:

NBC Sets Official Debut Date For "The Playboy Club" + Watch New Preview w/ Naturi Naughton

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 13, 2011 4:33 AM
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Next week Monday, September 19 at 10 PM ET, when the little ones are tucked in I suppose. So if this is a new series you are interested in watching, mark your calendars.

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