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Luke Cage Likely Coming To TV Screens Before Movie Theaters; Here's Why...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 16, 2011 4:22 PM
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In an interview with Hitfix, posted today, Melissa Rosenberg (Twilight screenwriter), who, as we've been following, is reportedly writing and executive producing the Jessica Jones TV series, has confirmed that not only will Luke Cage be "worked into the series" (which Marvel Head of Television Jeph Loeb revealed at Comic-Con earlier this year), but he'll in fact be a primary series character, and will be 1 of 3 central characters in the narrative - the other 2 being Jessica Jones (of course), and Carol Danvers (better known as Ms. Marvel, one of the most powerful members of The Avengers).

On DVD/Blu-ray/VOD This Week - "The Weird World of Blowfly" (The Original Dirty Rapper)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 16, 2011 3:42 PM
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He's known as the original dirty rapper! Blowfly - the stage name for Clarence Reid, who wrote songs for several hit R&B groups in the 1960s and '70s. But he also recorded albums as Blowfly, his alter-ego usually seen in an ostentatious superhero costume, known especially for his x-rated raunchy raps, starting with a track called Rapp Dirty released in 1965.

Michael K. Williams Will Be Narcotics Kingpin Opposite Dwayne Johnson In Thriller "Snitch" + "Django" Role

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 16, 2011 2:53 PM
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UPDATE: Deadline just added that his Django Unchained role has been scrapped completely, due to scheduling conflicts with Boardwalk Empire.
More: casting

Giving Away 2 Premium All-Access Passes To 2011 African Diaspora International Film Festival

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 16, 2011 2:02 PM
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The African Diaspora International Film Festival kicks off its 2011 festivities next week Friday, November 25th, right here in New York City, and I'll be covering it.
More: Contest

Ice Cube & New Line Cinema Prepping Another "Friday" Movie... And The World Asks "Why?"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 16, 2011 1:35 PM
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Really? I mean... REALLY Ice Cube? I guess I really shouldn't be that surprised.

Brazil Celebrates "Black Awareness Day" This Week With Federal Film Screening Series; Recalling "Quilombo"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 16, 2011 12:27 PM
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In celebration of Brazil's Black Awareness Day ("Dia da Consciência Negra" in Portuguese), which has been celebrated every year, since 1960, on November 20, as the injustices of slavery are reflected on, and contributions by Brazilian of African descent are celebrated... starting today, November 16th, through the 20th, a FREE exhibition of films, followed by discussions with the filmmakers, will travel to venues around the country's Federal District.
More: Event

"The First Grader" Coming Out On DVD In December

  • By Sergio
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  • November 16, 2011 12:08 PM
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Because it didn't get a major theatrical release, many people who were interested didn't get a chance to see The First Grader starring Naomie Harris and Oliver Litondo, who plays Kimani N'gan'ga Maruge, a former Mau Mau fighter in his mid-80's who attends school for the first time in his life.

Martin Scorsese/HBO To Explore 1970s New York City Music Scene, When Rock, Disco & Hip-Hop Collided

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 16, 2011 11:20 AM
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Initially announced back in October, though we missed it, Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger are teaming up to produce a yet-untitled 1970s rock 'n' roll drama series for HBO.

Watch Teaser For Dennis Dortch's New Black & Sexy TV Series "The Couple"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 16, 2011 10:35 AM
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Mr Dennis Dortch continues to explore the realities of relationships via his "Black And Sexy" brand - taken from the name of his feature film debut, A Good Day To Be Black & Sexy - using the web as his release platform at BLACK&SEXY.TV.

Brit Drama/Thriller "Top Boy" Gets Another 4-Episodes Order For 2012, Thanks To Acclaim

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 16, 2011 9:56 AM
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