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Trailer Watch - "We Bought A Zoo" With J.B.Smoove

  • By Sergio
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  • September 15, 2011 1:18 AM
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Here's the trailer for the Christmas holiday, heartwarming family film We Bought A Zoo, with Matt Damon and Scatlett Johansson, written and directed by Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire, and the soon to be relased rock documenatry Pearl Jam Twenty).
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Snoop Dogg Will Play Bluesman/Renowned 70s Pimp Fillmore Slim In Biopic

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 15, 2011 1:14 AM
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Score another one for the raptors (rappers turned actors)... this time it's the Dogg-Father himself, Snoop D-O-Double G-Y Dogg, who's now reportedly attached to star in a biopic on the life of Fillmore Slim (born Clarence Slim), the blues vocalist and guitarist, who was also a well-known pimp in San Francisco in the 60s and 70s, often referred to as "The West Coast Godfather of the Game" and "The Pope of Pimping."
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Morris Chestnut Joins Cast Of New FX Series "American Horror Story"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 14, 2011 12:27 PM
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Morris Chesnut's name is one I haven't heard much of later; scanning his IMDB resume... the last time he appeared on any screen was in ABC's re-imagining of the 1983 sci-fi miniseries V , which was cancelled in May this year. He was on it for the 2 seasons it aired.

David Oyelowo In Talks To Join Tom Cruise In Crime Thriller "One Shot"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 14, 2011 11:51 AM
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Fresh off the success of maybe this summers strongest flick, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, British thespian David Oyelowo is in talks to join Tom Cruise in the thriller One Shot, which is based on the series of books by Lee Child, which "follows Jack Reacher, a former military policeman turned drifter..." investigating ... a case where a sniper is accused of murdering five people before being captured."
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Urbanworld 2011 Review - Victoria Mahoney's "Yelling To The Sky" (Blowing Up *The Box*)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 14, 2011 9:31 AM
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It’s a rare occurrence that a film is able to create a world that’s so vivid and raw that I’m sucked in and totally immersed in the world the characters live in, experiencing every moment as if I really am right there with them; So immersed that when the film ends, it’s only then that I realize how involved I was, and, given the roller-coaster of emotions the 90-minute Yelling To The Sky (Victoria Mahoney’s feature film directorial debut) is, from one extreme to another, the numbness I felt immediately after seeing the film makes total sense!

Urbanworld 2011 Review - Andrew Dosunmu's Enchanting "Restless City"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 14, 2011 8:32 AM
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I challenge any film lover to watch Andrew Dosunmu's stylized feature-film debut, Restless City, and not be captivated by Bradford Young's hypnotic cinematography. Even the filmmaker himself has repeatedly tipped his hat to Young's efforts (he also shot Pariah by the way), helping (along with Dosunmu's laconic script) to turn what might otherwise have been a routine new-gen immigrant tale into much more compelling viewing.

Andrea Arnold's "Wuthering Heights" Acquired For North American 2012 Release

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 14, 2011 7:22 AM
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When it rains it pours... first Shame, then Yelling To The Sky, and now, Wuthering Heights... from The Hollywood Reporter:

"Dark Girls" & "The Invader" Premiere At TIFF Today Making Cameron Bailey's Daily Picks List

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 14, 2011 7:05 AM
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2 films we've written about on the site, and which elicited healthy numbers of comments cumulatively from you folks will make their world premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) today: Bill Duke's Dark Girls documentary, and Belgian immigrant drama/erotic-thriller The Invader, which stars Burkinabé actor Issaka Sawadogo. So I'm hoping to get some firsthand reactions to both films within the next 24 hours, which I'll share here.

Watch - A Day In The Life Of Misty Copeland (Doc Short)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 14, 2011 6:47 AM
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Nice short (22-minute) profiling Misty Copeland - one of 3 African American female soloists for the American Ballet Theatre in 2 decades; As of 2008, she's been the only African American woman in the dance company for her entire American Ballet Theatre career; there hasn't been a male African American in the company since 2005. I figure it's only a matter of time before she's in the movies... maybe Black Swan 2. She's black after all :) (thanks Emmett):
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Watch “Water Pest”, A Short Film From Writer/Director Corey A. Burkes

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • September 14, 2011 6:43 AM
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I happened upon a review of this fun short film on FilmThreat.com, and was instantly intrigued by its simplicity and overall effectiveness. For what it’s worth, Water Pest shows promise, and offers a look at what could be-- with the right amount of development-- a colorful spin on the norm.

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