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Looking Back On "J.T." And The Other Holiday Films Of Yesteryear

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • December 22, 2011 9:50 AM
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In the past decade or so, Hollywood has chucked out a few so-called holiday films, like Last Holiday and This Christmas.  And while those films may satisfy the holiday film appetite of some, I'm still a sucker for that old-school; those holiday films from a more simple time-- you know . . . the 70's, 80's, and 90's.  You're probably saying, "That wasn't that long ago."  But trust me when I tell you that they don't make them like they used to.  Take the 1969 TV movie J.T. for example . . .

Primetime Special "Oprah And The Legendary Cast Of 'Roots' 35 Years Later" Airing On OWN In January

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • December 21, 2011 9:26 PM
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Coming in January, the OWN network will be airing the special event Oprah And The Legendary Cast Of 'Root' 35 Years Later in honor of the anniversary of the groundbreaking series.
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Would You Buy A Suit From The Blair Underwood Collection?

  • By Sergio
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  • December 21, 2011 8:13 PM
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This is nothing actually to do about black cinema but definitely about the black image and how it's portrayed in the media. But I'll get to that in a second.. Last time we saw Blair Underwood he was the POTUS trying to save the world from alien conquest in NBC's The Event last season. Now he's selling suits.

Watch Two New Featurettes For Steve McQueen's "Shame"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • December 21, 2011 7:28 PM
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Fox Searchlight has released two new video featurettes for Steve McQueen's NC-17 rated drama Shame; which, by the way, I finally got the chance to see last week and highly recommend :-).
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Octavia Spencer Feels Overwhelmed By Golden Globe and SAG Awards Nominations

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • December 21, 2011 6:55 PM
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Octavia Spencer spoke recently about her recognition for her supporting role in this year's controversial hit The Help, which has been nominated for best picture and best ensemble by the Golden Globes and SAG Awards respectively.
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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.

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