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New in Theaters this Weekend "The Thing" and "Oka!"

  • By Monique
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  • October 14, 2011 8:48 AM
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Opening in limited theatrical release this Friday, October 14th...is Lavinia Currier's Oka! starring the talented and always interesting, Isaach de Bankole. We've covered the film before at S&A, but if you're interesed in a refresher, check out the synopsis below or read Tambay's write-up from last month...

"Video Girl" Starring Meagan Good, Ruby Dee On DVD and Blu Ray This Week

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • October 14, 2011 7:37 AM
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Video Girl, written by Datari Turner and directed by Ty Hodges, has been released on DVD on Blu Ray this week. The film also premiered in BET last week on Tuesday, Oct 4th. The project, produced by lead actress Meagan Good, had been in the works for several years before coming into fruition and released in May of this year.

ABC Cancels "Charlie's Angels" Reboot

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • October 14, 2011 6:59 AM
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ABC's Charlie's Angels, featuring a first "black angel" (actress Annie Ngosi Ilonzeh), has been canceled and its production shut down, according to Deadline.
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Listen Now! S&A Podcast ("Dark Girls" Review + Interview w/"From The Rough" Director Pierre Bagley)

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • October 14, 2011 6:21 AM
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Did you miss our fantastic podcast yesterday? Shame on you! Well you get to check it out below. New S&A contributor Emmanuel joined us for the show and here's what you missed:
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Videos: Lessons in Sound Mixing/Design ('Real Steel' and 'You're Nobody Til Somebody Kills You')

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • October 14, 2011 6:17 AM
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Here's a couple of videos we thought some of you out there may appreciate, especially filmmakers.
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New Poster For “Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey” (In Theaters Oct 21)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • October 14, 2011 5:42 AM
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Opening in limited release on October 21st, The Constance Marks-directed documentary Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey, will introduce you to the unlikely man behind the puppet – the heart and soul of Elmo – Kevin Clash.

Kenny Leon Talks "The Mountaintop", "Steel Magnolias" and Why He Doesn't Listen To The 'Haters'

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • October 14, 2011 5:06 AM
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In an exclusive interview with The Huffington Post, director Kenny Leon talks about casting Angela Bassett as Halle Berry's replacement and the motivations behind his latest directorial effort in Broadway's The Mountaintop. He also delves into the African American remake of Steel Magnolias in the works for Lifetime TV, and why he doesn't listen to the "haters" when it comes to The Mountaintop's depiction of MLK Jr., and the negative reactions to the remake news. Here are a few interesting bits of the interview below.
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TEASER: First Look at "BAG OF BONES" Starring ANIKA NONI ROSE

  • By Monique
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  • October 14, 2011 4:58 AM
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Deadline gives us a much anticipated first look at novelist Stephen King's small screen adaptation of his book, Bag of Bones! The mini-series stars Anika Noni Rose; you can read Tambay's original write-up about the series, HERE. In the meantime, follow the happy trail to view both teasers...

The QUEEN Unveils First Film: Thugs on The Run in "PERCENTAGE"

  • By Monique
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  • October 14, 2011 4:27 AM
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Hot off the presses,Queen Latifah's production company, Flavor Unit, unveiled their first feature entitled Percentage. According to Deadline, the film is "a drama scripted by Elya Ottenberg that marks the first film shot in Flavor Unit Studios"....

SOLOMON GLAVE on his role as HEATHCLIFF in WUTHERING HEIGHTS "I wouldn't want to live like that!"

  • By Monique
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  • October 14, 2011 3:51 AM
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Emerging 14 year old British actor, Solomon Glave gives Time Out London some insight into his experience working on Andrea Arnold's reinvented take on Wuthering Heights. In the interview he discusses the harsh conditions he had to endure while shooting...
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