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Watch Trailer For Jean-Jacques Annaud's "Black Gold"; Co-Starring Eriq Ebouaney, Liya Kebede

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • November 1, 2011 4:32 AM
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An adaptation of Hans Reusch's novel The Great Thirst, Jean-Jacques Annaud's epic adventure film, Black Gold, tells the story of the rivalry between two Emirs in Arabia in the 1930's just as oil is being discovered, and the rise of a young, dynamic leader who unites the various tribes of the desert kingdoms.

Official Synopsis For Spike Lee's "Oldboy" Revealed

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 1, 2011 4:08 AM
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This official synopsis below was revealed by Lionsgate in preparation for the AFM (American Film Market) which starts tomorrow, November 2.

New On DVD - "Rejoice And Shout" (A Definitive History Of Gospel Music)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 1, 2011 3:47 AM
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Rejoice And Shout, a Shadow And Act recommend, which we've been following since it's festival and series circuit run over the last year, through its limited theatrical release across the country, is now out on DVD.
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Algerian Rebellion Against French Colonial Rule Began Today... ("Battle Of Algiers")

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 1, 2011 3:28 AM
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Today in history, November 1, 1954, in North Africa, Algerian nationalists began their successful 8-year rebellion against French rule - a period that's realistically and rivetingly documented in Gillo Pontecorvo's landmark 1966 film, Battle Of Algiers; a film we've mentioned a number of times previously on this site, and strongly recommend you see NOW if you haven't already!

Watch: KiD CuDi Directed By Shia Labeouf In Violent Short Film Titled "Maniac"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 1, 2011 1:45 AM
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What the eff to make of this, other than to note the obvious nod to the violent 1992 French dark comedy Man Bites Dog.
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Watch “The Misadventures of AWKWARD Black Girl” Episode 10 (Web Series)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 31, 2011 12:37 PM
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No intro necessary at this point; I'm sure everyone's familiar. Here's episode 10 which debuted moments ago, titled The Unexpected (Part 1):
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Another New African American TV Network to Launch In 2012: Soul Of The South Network

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 31, 2011 12:29 PM
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Another one? Must be something in the air... First Bounce TV, then MGM announced plans for its KIN TV, and now comes Soul Of The South Network... from the press release:

Donald Glover Is A Ghost From Lynching-Past In Video For "Bonfire"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 31, 2011 12:20 PM
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I've never really been much of a Donald Glover fan (his humor specifically); but I'm kinda digging this whole get-up: the music video for the 1st single (titled Bonfire), from his upcoming new album, Camp, which drops on November 15th.

Vin Diesel's "Chronicles Of Riddick" Sequel Shut Down Over Money

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • October 31, 2011 10:06 AM
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TMZ is reporting the new Chronicles Of Riddick sequel, being filmed in Montreal, was recently shut down due to money issues.

Watch Global Documentary Experiment "Life In A Day" For Free Now!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 31, 2011 9:11 AM
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A project that was announced back in July 2010, and that we've been covering since; It’s called Life In A Day, produced by Sir Ridley Scott, and directed Kevin Macdonald in what they called a historic global experiment to create the world’s largest user-generated feature film: a documentary, shot in a single day, by YOU.
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