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First Posters Arrive for "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" Co-Starring Anthony Mackie

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • December 21, 2011 5:33 PM
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The Fox film production Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter released a first set of posters (distinct backdrops) a few days ago; which gives us a first look at Abraham Lincoln, played by Benjamin Walker. The film by Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov, as most of you our aware by now, co-stars Anthony Mackie as William H. Johnson, Abe Lincoln's best friend (BBF), and Jacqueline Fleming in the role of Harriet Tubman.

R. Kelly Says He's Written 32 New Chapters Of "Trapped In The Closet;" Looking For Investors To Bankroll

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 21, 2011 5:15 PM
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Fans of the series will remember that the original saga was 22 chapters long (anyone actually get through them all? I didn't). So what kind of epic-ness might he have planned with 32 new chapters?

Former Tyler Perry Studios Exec Roger Bobb To Make Feature Directorial Debut With "Raising Izzie" For GMC

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 21, 2011 4:35 PM
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Former Executive Vice President of Tyler Perry Studios Roger Bobb, who left the company earlier this year to start his own film production company called Bobcat Films, will make what I believe will be his feature film directorial debut with a project titled Raising Izzie - a film that will premiere on the GMC (Gospel Music Channel) next July.

Watch: 10 Questions With Dee Rees (Writer/Director Of "Pariah")

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 21, 2011 3:20 PM
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More footage from Pariah press day in New York City was a few weeks ago, and, in the rush of it all, I was able to chat with some of its starring cast (Adepero Oduye, Kim Wayans and Pernell Walker), its director (Dee Rees), and producer (Nekisa Cooper).
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RZA Talks "Man With The Iron Fist," Says There'll Be A Blaxploitation Homage Within + More...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 21, 2011 2:06 PM
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RZA's been awfully quiet about his feature debut, the $20 million The Man With The Iron Fists, which wrapped principal photography 8 or 9 months ago, and, per recent interviews with cast members, is mostly cut, as RZA puts the soundtrack together.

Watch: Hip-Hop's Fading "Über-Masculine" Bent? Jump Off TV UK Discusses

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 21, 2011 1:04 PM
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Meanwhile... across the pond...
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The Top 10 Most Pirated TV-Shows Of 2011 + Illegal Download Trends

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 21, 2011 11:26 AM
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Torrent Freak's annual roundup of the most pirated television shows of the year (full list below) has been making the rounds across the web this morning, and while non of the titles on the list are what we'd call *black shows*, a few feature black characters in significant roles.

Inaugural Shadow And Act Annual Black Cinema Toasts! 2011 Honorees #3 - Anthony Mackie

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 21, 2011 10:06 AM
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Continuing on as promised with the S&A 2011 toasts proposals to, as I stated in the first honoree post last week Friday, all the brave, passionate black men, women and institutions in this ruthless, monocratic industry we cover here on S&A, who were, as the late Steve Jobs put it in that famous ad for Apple, the crazy ones.
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First Trailer For Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit' Arrives. One Of Your Most Anticipated 2012 Movies

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 20, 2011 10:14 PM
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When I asked you folks for your short lists of most antipated 2012 films, this one was mentioned by several folks; so, I'm sure you'd like to see a first glimpse at what's coming about a year from now - December 14th, 2012 to be exact.
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Jennifer Hudson Reveals That She Was Offered Lead Role In "Precious" Before Gabby Sidibe But Turned It Down

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 20, 2011 10:00 PM
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