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Watch "The Last Fall" On Set Coverage...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2011 9:45 AM
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If the resources were available, we'd be doing stuff like this (though if you're in the Los Angeles area, are interested in this kind of coverage, and are already equipped with the necessary team and tools, email me, and we can chat; maybe come up with a quid pro quo kind of arrangement):
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From "Moloch Tropical" To "Midnight In Paris" Get To Know France's Halle Berry - Sonia Rolland

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2011 9:07 AM
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If you follow Sergio's weekly weekend box office reports, you'll know already that Midnight In Paris is now officially Woody Allen's highest grossing film in North America, with a total box office take of about $47 million as of this past weekend, overtaking his previous best, Hannah and Her Sisters, which grossed roughly $40 million.
More: casting, FYI

Black Surfer Documentary "Whitewash" Narrated By Ben Harper, Black Thought Gets Release Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2011 7:00 AM
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Narrated by Ben Harper and Tariq "Black Thought" of The Roots, the 75-minuted documentary film Whitewash will be available on DVD and VOD on October 4, 2011.

Can You Name The Rising Young Stars We Should Keep An Eye On? (Survey)

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • August 1, 2011 7:00 AM
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We don't often get to profile young talent as much as we would like but with all the buzz surrounding Attack The Block's John Boyega--Tambay compared him to a young Denzel Washington--I wondered about some of the kiddies we should be following. So I wanted to pose the question to you. Can you name talented kid actors and actresses we should be watching out for?

Cannes 2011 Ingenious Thievery Entry "Play" Is 1 Of 3 Films Competing For 2011 LUX Prize

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2011 6:29 AM
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The European Parliament has officially announced the three European feature films that will compete for this year's LUX Prize; and one of those 3 films is the Swedish feature titled, simply, Play, which screened in the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs (Directors' Fortnight) section of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival - a film we've covered on this site.

John Akomfrah's "The Nine Muses" Gets Limited Theatrical Release

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2011 5:17 AM
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The Nine Muses, the latest offering from award-winning Ghanaian-born Brit director, John Akomfrah's, will get a 1 week theatrical run here in New York City at the theaters at the Museum Of Modern Art.

Watch Octavia Spencer In Trailer For Award-Winning Comedy "Herpes Boy"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2011 4:57 AM
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Not really sure what to make of this trailer for a film called Herpes Boy, which Octavia Spencer from The Help co-stars in.

Samuel L. Jackson Gets Jiggy In Trailer For Modern-Day Gladiator Fighting Drama "Arena"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2011 4:21 AM
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Samuel L. Jackson co-stars in this indie action movie that was intially titled Deathsport, when it was announced over a year ago.

In Theaters This Week - Rashaad Ernesto Green's Acclaimed Drama "Gun Hill Road"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2011 3:52 AM
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Shadow And Act 2011/2012 Black Filmmaker To Watch, Rashaad Ernesto Green's feature film debut Gun Hill Road - a film we've been talking about for about a year now, will finally make its stateside theatrical debut this weekend, when it opens on Friday in select cities.

"Viva Riva!" Coming To DVD & Blu-ray Next Month!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2011 3:39 AM
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In my review of Djo Tunda Wa Munga's crime drama, Viva Riva!, I highlighted the film's audacious depictions of the kind of orchestrated sexuality and violence rarely seen in African cinema (specifically cinema of the DRC - the Democratic Republic Of The Congo, where such scenes are taboo); a kind of "fuck-you" to the status quo in a country that hadn't seen a feature film produced in over 2 decades.

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