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Watch Interview with Real Tuskegee Airmen Pilot Daniel Keel

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 22, 2011 6:00 AM
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Somewhat of a diversion, but since there's been so much talk lately about George Lucas' Red Tails, in theaters early next year, it's somewhat fitting. Real life pilot for the Tuskegee Airmen, Daniel Keel is interviewed here by Larry Blucher. Blucher is a New Media Journalism classmate of mine; I liked his video and thought I'd share. Keel talks about the racism he faced while serving in World War II. You can find the full article in his website Questionable Things. :-)

Hey New York - You're Getting Another Chance To See "Yelling To The Sky" This Week!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 22, 2011 4:53 AM
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A film that probably doesn't need much of an intro around here, given how much we've already written about it, will screen again in New York City this Thursday evening, the 25th of August; so all you New Yorkers who've missed the precious few past screenings of Victoria Mahoney's impressive and, dare I say, *controversial* (given some of the reactions to it I've read thus far), feature film debut, Yelling To The Sky, will have another opportunity to do so.

Giancarlo Esposito On Next Film "This Is Your Death" + His Role As Crime Lord In "I, Alex Cross"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 22, 2011 4:46 AM
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A worthwhile listen... Giancarlo Esposito chats with local TV anchors in Albuquerque, New Mexico, about the Albuquerque Film Festival, an initiative he heads called Film For Change, his role in Breaking Bad, his process/method in tackling roles, and more... including what he's currently working on... a film titled This Is Your Death, which he describes as "an unflinching look at reality TV"

Watch Trailer for Social Documentary About Cuba "El Sofa de La Habana" (Havana's Sofa)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 22, 2011 4:38 AM
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El Sofa de La Habana (Havana's Sofa) is currently making its rounds at film festivals in Spain and France. The 52-minute documentary, written, directed and produced by Magda Wodecka and Grégory Szeps, was inspired by the filmmakers first visit to Cuba and their interaction with inhabitants along a stretch in its sea front, also known as "Havana's Sofa" during a period of political change in Cuba.

Isaiah Washington Will Star As Washington DC Sniper In Upcoming Film "Blue Caprice"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • August 22, 2011 4:18 AM
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Don't know how we missed this tidbit but looks like actor Isaiah Washington will be starring in Blue Caprice, a film based on the sniper that terrorized the Washington DC area and Virginia back in 2002.

Huey P. Newton Died Today... Watch Roger Guenveur Smith Embody Him On Film

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 22, 2011 3:48 AM
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Today in history... August 22nd, 1989... Black Panthers' co-founder Huey P. Newton was shot to death in Oakland, CA. He was just 47 years old.

Codeblack Entertainment Takes On African Market w/ "Laugh At My Pain" & "On The 7th Day"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 22, 2011 3:04 AM
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Not only will Kevin Hart's concert tour movie Laugh At My Pain open in several AMC theaters across the country, beginning on September 9th, Codeblack Entertainment will also release the film theatrically in a few African countries (including Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and others), in a new partnership with Silverbird Cinemas - a dominant theater chain serving those territories.

Watch Daniel Kaluuya In Trailer For James Bond Spoof "Johnny English"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 22, 2011 3:04 AM
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Never really been much of a Rowan Atkinson fan. Just not my kind of humor. I can only tolerate him in doses. I didn't see the first Johnny English movie, which was released stateside in 2003; and while it managed just over $28 million in US box office, it raked in over $130 million internationally. So, clearly there's an audience out there for this 007 spoof - particularly in Europe, which shouldn't be a big surprise.

Updates On Tykwer/Wachowski "Cloud Atlas" Project That Halle Berry Is Starring In

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 22, 2011 2:05 AM
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This is one of a few future projects that I'm genuinely excited about... the big screen adaptation of David Mitchell's challenging tome Cloud Atlas, which is being written and co-directed by Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run), and The Wachowskis, with Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, Hugo Weaving, Susan Sarandon, Ben Whishaw and Jim Broadbent confirmed in starring roles.

Character Posters For "Red Tails"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 22, 2011 1:19 AM
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I should have posted these already, but forgot to do so... here they are now... our heroes in gear.

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