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Look Out Tyler Perry! You've Got Competition With "Grandma Deondra's Apartment"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • September 29, 2011 4:38 AM
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Tyler Perry better watch his back! Competition is coming...
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Exist In A State Of Vainglorious...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 29, 2011 2:42 AM
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My parting shot for today... in case you needed to be reminded of this, here you go :)

Trailer For "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" (Viola Davis, Jeffrey Wright Co-Star)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 29, 2011 2:06 AM
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Viola Davis and Jeffrey Wright have supporting roles in this; see if you can spot them in the below trailer, which just dropped (the film opens on December 25th, 2011):

Yann Demange, Director of Ch. 4’s “Top Boy”, Wants More Opportunities For Black Actors In U.K.

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • September 29, 2011 1:00 AM
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Yesterday we told you about the forthcoming four-part mini-series Top Boy, set to air in November on the U.K.’s Channel 4, and featuring rising star Ashley Walters. A majority of the program’s cast is comprised of black actors, as its story focuses on the drug-dealing inhabitants of a public housing estate. StereoTypical-- I know. But, sadly, Top Boy will be one of the rare occurrences where U.K. viewers will get to see that many black actors on screen at once.

Watch Episode 1 Of New Sci-Fi Web Series "Osiris"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 28, 2011 12:32 PM
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  • 12 Comments
Earlier this year, we featured a Kickstarter fundraising campaign for the then upcoming 10-episode web series titled Osiris, described as a "science fiction... action/thriller... featuring mystery, espionage and gritty crime fiction."

Rooney Mara Wanted For Spike Lee's "Oldboy"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 28, 2011 12:02 PM
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Courtesy of our friends at Twitch:

Top 5 Films - Nikyatu Jusu

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 28, 2011 11:16 AM
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Nikyatu Jusu - the first Shadow And Act Black Filmmaker Challenge winner, who also claimed her rightful spot on the Shadow And Act Black Filmmakers To Watch list, lists her 5 favorite films. It's a few months old, but I'm only just finding out about it *ahem.*

4-Part British Thriller "Top Boy" Starring Ashley Walters Coming To UK Screens In November

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 28, 2011 9:36 AM
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Coming to UK TV screens (Channel 4) in November... a new four-part thriller titled Top Boy, starring Ashley Walters, whose name has come up a bit here on S&A, which usually means we probably should be keeping an eye on him; from the 2009 BBC adaptation of the award winning novel Small Island, in which he starred alongside a host of other shining UK black acting talent, like Naomie Harris and David Oyelowo; to Demons Never Die, the teen horror flick being produced by Idris Elba, girl gang retribution thriller SKET, and Dominic Savage’s dramatic/improvisational BBC serial Love Life, most recently.
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All 7 Seasons Of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" Coming To HD In 2012 ("Make It So")

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 28, 2011 9:00 AM
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LOS ANGELES – September 28, 2011 – The beloved series STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION® will be transferred to high-definition for the first time ever and released on Blu-ray™, it was announced today by Ken Ross, Executive Vice President and General Manager of CBS Home Entertainment. All 178 episodes from seven seasons will be transferred to true high-definition 1080p for release on Blu-ray and eventual runs on television and digital platforms both domestically and internationally.

Exclusive w/ Bill Duke On "Dark Girls" & Black Film Distribution: "It's Chitlin Time" + More...

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • September 28, 2011 8:26 AM
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"Alchemy is a science and I think all poor people, including black people, have from time to time in difficult situations become alchemists. Alchemy is the science of turning one substance into another. When we were slaves they threw us bones and we turned it into spare ribs. When we were slaves they threw guts at us and we turned them into chitlins. It's chitlins time."
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