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Watch Trailer for Cuban Documentary about Kid Boxers "Sons of Cuba"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 9, 2011 11:40 AM
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Sons of Cuba will be featured at the 2011 Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, occurring September 26th through October 4th. It is available on DVD for purchase through their website.

Watch Trailer for Dominican Documentary "Return to the Big Leagues"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 9, 2011 10:58 AM
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Untold Productions Return to the Big Leagues is directed by Jared Goodman and Mike Anderson. Watch the trailer, which I found on their website.

New On DVD/Blu-ray - "Jumping The Broom" & "Battle Of Algiers"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 9, 2011 8:58 AM
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Family/wedding dramedy Jumping The Broom hits the home video market (DVD & Blu-ray) today, so, if you didn't catch it in theaters, you can give it a go as a rental or purchase.

Tyler Perry Gives "The Help" His Stamp Of Approval! Reviews Are Coming In...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 9, 2011 7:51 AM
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I saw a movie called, THE HELP that opens this Friday. I must say, I really enjoyed it! I love looking back and seeing how far we've come. And the performances in this film are stellar. Ms. Cicely Tyson was exceptionally Cicely. Viola Davis, this woman is remarkable. Octavia Spencer, she was like watching joy rise on the screen. You know I don't recommend a lot of movies, so this one has to be special, right? Well it is! Go see it if you can this weekend. THE HELP! I really enjoyed it.

Watch Episode 1 & 2 Of New Web Series "Black Folks Don't"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 9, 2011 7:08 AM
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Anyone been keeping up with documentary filmmaker Angela Tucker's Black Folk Don't documentary web series? We profiled it a couple of weeks ago, before its premiere, and, well, it's premiered... now on episode 2 titled Black Folk Don't: Go to Therapy.
More: Watch Now

Director's Spotlight: Ty Hodges Gives New Meaning To Urban Films

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • August 9, 2011 6:58 AM
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It's a tune we're familiar with hearing at S&A...Actor or actress can't find work or they're unhappy with what's being offered so they create their own films. Actor Ty Hodges is now a part of that special club and boldly hopes to carve his own new genre of films.

Character Posters For "Contagion" Instruct You Not To Touch Or Talk To Anyone

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 9, 2011 6:19 AM
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The first trailer for Steven Soderbergh’s ensemble action-thriller Outbreak Contagion, about an international team of doctors hired by the CDC to prevent the global outbreak of a deadly virus, dropped about 3 weeks ago, and was met with mostly unimpressed reactions from you folks.

Michael Jai White's Directorial Debut "Never Back Down 2" Kick-Boxing To DVD September 13th

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 9, 2011 5:58 AM
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My last post on this, back in May, included an announcement that the film would be released in theaters on June 10th; I don't believe that ever happened, unless it was some really small-scale release that I knew absolutely nothing about.

Salli Richardson-Whitfield on Lena Horne 'Dream Role' in Screen Biopic

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 9, 2011 5:18 AM
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Salli Richardson-Whitfield expressed her desire to portray legendary singer, actress and activist Lena Horne in her latest eur web interview with Ricardo Hazell. Whitfield, whose show Eureka was just cancelled by SyFy (see post here), will be seen next in Mario Van Peebles' We the Party along Michael Jai White.
More: FYI, Quote

"The Misadventures of AWKWARD Black Girl" Thanks to You... Close to $43,000 Raised & Counting...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 9, 2011 4:41 AM
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There's certainly something to be learned from the success of Issa Rae's web series The Misadventures of AWKWARD Black Girl, and the overwhelming amount of support its received - specifically, in its fundraising campaign, which, as of today, with about 2 days left until it ends, has attracted almost $43,000 in contributions! What's even more thrilling about that number is that she asked for $30,000. So, the additional $13,000 (thus far and counting) is the proverbial icing on the cake. Or maybe the cherry ontop of the icing on the cake.

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