Shadow and Act

Stuntman for Will, Denzel and Jamie Makes Directorial Debut With “Akwantu: The Journey”

  • By Jasmin
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  • September 6, 2011 7:35 AM
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For more than twenty-five years Roy T. Anderson, based in hometown Toronto and New York, has performed stunts for such Hollywood stars as Will Smith, Denzel Washington and Jamie Foxx.

New On DVD: Otto Preminger’s “Hurry Sundown”, Starring Diahann Carroll, Robert Hooks

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • September 6, 2011 7:06 AM
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Quietly released on DVD this past spring, Viennese director Otto Preminger’s (Carmen Jones, Porgy and Bess) 1967 film, Hurry Sundown, has been called "one of the worst films of all-time."

Watch Now: Teen Web Series "The Girls' Bathroom"

  • By Jasmin
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  • September 6, 2011 6:50 AM
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Chapter 3 TV, a collaboration of writer/producer Darralynn Hutson and co-producer Michael Negri, has recently launched its first web series, The Girls' Bathroom.
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It's Official! Eddie Murphy Will Host 2012 Oscars

  • By Sergio
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  • September 6, 2011 6:48 AM
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When I reported the news a few days ago I stated that talks were still going on. But now those talks are over and now it's official - Eddie Murphy will host the 2012 Academy Awards show, with the official announcement from the Academy coming any minute now.
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Public's Choice for "Pariah" Movie Poster Announced, and Official Release Dates

  • By Jasmin
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  • September 6, 2011 5:50 AM
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The people have spoken. Focus Features has revealed the moviegoing public’s choice of the official theatrical release poster for Dee Rees' Pariah.

Keke Palmer Cast in Indie Teen Film "Virgin Mary"

  • By Jasmin
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  • September 6, 2011 5:00 AM
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Keke Palmer will soon co-star in Virgin Mary, an independent film described as a coming-of-age story in the tradition of Sixteen Candles.
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Today's Birthdays - 9/06/11 (Idris Elba, Anika Noni Rose, Naomie Harris and Rosie Perez)

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • September 6, 2011 4:23 AM
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Idris Elba welcomes 39 today. The London native, who also deejays under the name "Big Driis the Londoner," has appeared in numerous film and tv productions which include Family Affairs, Ultraviolet, Law & Order, Dangerfield, CSI: Miami, Soul Food, The Wire, Sometimes In April, The Gospel, The Reaping, 28 Weeks Later, Daddy's Little Girls, This Christmas, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Obsessed, Prom Night, The Office, Legacy, Takers and Losers among others. Currently, he stars in the hit tv series Luther and will appear in the upcoming films Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance as well as Prometheus.
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Preview "SEED", a New Play Tackling Issues of the 1980s Crack Epidemic

  • By Jasmin
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  • September 6, 2011 3:48 AM
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This month, Classical Theatre of Harlem and Hip-Hop Theater Festival present the Off-Broadway premiere of SEED, an award-winning play exploring themes of abandonment, poverty, class differences and byproducts of the crack epidemic that swept through Harlem in the 1980s and 1990s.
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The Greatest Lie Ever Told To The Black Filmmaker

  • By Andre Seewood
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  • September 6, 2011 2:24 AM
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It would seem that the more different people tell the same lie, the easier it is for others to believe it as the truth. I have already discussed in several articles and in my book, SLAVE CINEMA: The Crisis of the African-American in Film, that there is a segregated relationship between how African-American films are funded, distributed and exhibited vis-à-vis how white American films are funded, distributed and exhibited.
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New In Theaters This Week: "The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975" (Plus VOD Release Date)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 5, 2011 8:49 AM
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If you live in New York, and can only see one movie opening this coming weekend, see this (assuming it plays in a theater near you).

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