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Bill Duke's "Dark Girls" Documentary To Screen In Chicago In Oct.

  • By Sergio
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  • September 9, 2011 2:47 AM
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We've have certainly covered Bill Duke's and D. Channsin Berry's documentary Dark Girls about "color consciousness" in the black community, and especially how it effects black women; and it's gotten its fair share of controversy - both pro and con; which, of course, was the filmmakers' intention.

"13" Finally Gets A Distributor (50 Cent, Mickey Rourke & Jason Statham Play Russian Roulette)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 9, 2011 2:12 AM
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I'd forgotten all about this flick previously which we covered a few times last year, and I believe the year before. Yup, it's been around, though no one's really seen it, which might tell you something about it. Well, co-star Mickey Rourke certainly wasn't shy with his feelings about it (see the bottom of this post for more on that).

Sanaa Lathan Talks Steven Soderbergh's "Contagion" and Voodoo-Themed Thriller "Vipaka"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 9, 2011 2:06 AM
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In a recent interview with BET, Sanaa Lathan discussed Steven Soderbergh's Contagion, and the upcoming thriller Vipaka, co-starring Anthony Mackie, Forest Whitaker and Mike Epps.
More: Quote

Watch Danny Glover In Trailer For Indie Psychological Thriller "Donovan's Echo" + Screening Dates

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 8, 2011 9:25 AM
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And I just interviewed the man yesterday...

Trailer For Civil War-Set Escaped Slave Tale "Dog Jack" + Release Info

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 8, 2011 8:25 AM
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It's titled Dog Jack, a film said to be inspired by Florence Biros's 1999 YA (Young adult) novel of the same name. Written and directed by Edward T. McDougal, and set during the Civil War, the film centers on "an escaped slave boy and his faithful dog who join the Union Army, never expecting to see his master again." But he does... on the battlefield.

Trailer For Doc "Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon" + Official Release Dates

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 8, 2011 7:44 AM
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In case you haven't already heard, a new feature documentary on the life and death of Michael Jackson has been in development and is now close to its actual release date.... on DVD & Blu-ray.

How Much Influence Do Movie Critics Have On Your Film Selections?

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • September 8, 2011 7:07 AM
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It's an age-old debate regarding the real impact film critics and reviewers have. There are those that swear up and down getting specific reviewers to co-sign a film can equate, at the very least, critical success of a movie while others think those days are a bygone era.

"Raisin In The Sun"-Inspired Race/Class Struggle Drama "Clybourne Park" Coming To Broadway In 2012

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 8, 2011 5:24 AM
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The Mountaintop, Porgy & Bess, Stick Fly, A Streetcar Named Desire, and now add Bruce Norris' play titled, Clybourne Park, which examines race relations in the 1950s and in modern-day Chicago, to the list of new (or revival) plays/musicals coming to Broadway in the next 12 months that prominently feature black characters in leading roles.
More: Theater

Watch Anthony Mackie and Rosario Dawson in First Clip for "Ten Year"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 8, 2011 5:12 AM
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Ten Year, screening at the Toronto International Film Festival next Monday, also stars Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan, Kate Ma Oscar Isaac, Chris Pratt, Ari Graynor and Max Minghella.

50 Cent's "Things Fall Apart" Gets A Title Change + Has Been Added To Urbanworld's 2011 Lineup

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 8, 2011 3:57 AM
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Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s Mario Van Peebles-directed sports drama, Things Fall Apart, has received quite a bit of ink on S&A, so I won't rehash.

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