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Steven Spielberg Admits That He Softened Lesbian Sex In "The Color Purple"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 6, 2011 1:38 PM
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And this should come as absolutely no surprise to anyone who's read Alice Walker's original novel... but just in case you haven't... Mr Speilberg says, "yeah, I toned things down, now what?"

Halle Berry Will Play "A Jewish Woman In The 1930s" & "An Old Tribal Woman" In Wachowski/Tykwer "Cloud Atlas" Adaptation

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 6, 2011 12:49 PM
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Some interesting tidbits about the upcoming, highly anticipated film, from a profile in yesterday's New York Times...

The New Steel (The African American Superhero) Debuts... Maybe We'll Get Another (Better) Movie

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 6, 2011 11:20 AM
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Comic books fans may have something to say about this I'm guessing... from Black Superhero Fan:
More: Comics

Watch Now: Director David Felix Sutcliffe's "Adama" (Online For Only 1 More Day)

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • December 6, 2011 11:14 AM
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Producer/Director David Felix Sutcliffe and produer Su Kim's documentary, Adama, about a 16 year-old East Harlem teen suspected of connections to terrorism, premiered on public television networks last month.  For those of you who missed it, there is only 1 day left to catch it online thanks to ITVS and WORLD Compass.

Pics Of Naomie Harris In Character On "007: Skyfall" Set

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 6, 2011 10:44 AM
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Ok, so it's not much, and I suspect there'll be more of these on-set shots popping up on the web throughout the film's production, some that will likely include Naomie Harris, but, not to worry, I won't post them all :)
More: Pics

African Diaspora Film Fest Review - "The Story Of Lovers Rock" Educates And Inspires

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 6, 2011 10:25 AM
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I'll be posting some quickie reviews of films screening at the ongoing African Diaspora Film Festival here in New York City... starting with Menelik Shabazz's The Story Of Lovers Rock, which opened the festival, but is also currently on a 1-week run at Quad Cinemas in lower Manhattan, though I believe this is its last week, so see it if/while you can. You may not get another opportunity for sometime.

Watch: 10 Questions With The Star Of "Pariah" Adepero Oduye

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 5, 2011 10:08 PM
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Pariah press day in New York City was last week, 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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Ice Cube to Star and Exec Produce New Dramatic Series For FX Network

  • By Sergio
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  • December 5, 2011 9:55 PM
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Ice Cube has made a deal to star in and exec produce a new dramatic series titled Eye for An Eye, for the FX cable network.
More: Television

Zoe Kravitz & Sophie Okonedo In Talks To Join Will & Jaden Smith In "1000 A.E." Directed By M. Night Shyamalan

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 5, 2011 8:55 PM
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Zoe Kravitz and Sophie Okonedo are reportedly both in talks to join Will Smith and Jaden Smith in 1000 A.E., the scifi action/adventure movie that M. Night Shyamalan is attached to direct.
More: casting

2011 Bahamas Int'l Film Fest Winners (Tall Tale of An Accidental Tourist, Better Mus' Come, Restless City, Amos)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • December 5, 2011 8:38 PM
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The 8th Annual Bahamas International Film Festival announced its winners last night at a ceremony held at the Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island. As I mentioned in my previous post today, Zoe Kravitz was in attendance to accept the Rising Star Award.

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