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"A Time To Kill" Heading To Broadway; Justin Timberlake To Play Brigance? What About Carl Lee?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 28, 2011 1:37 AM
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John Grisham's racially-singed 1989 debut novel, A Time To Kill, which was later made into a movie in 1996, is one step closer to a Broadway berth.

Restored Print Of Seminal South African Realist Classic "Come Back, Africa" To Be Released

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 27, 2011 12:25 PM
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This I need to see... because I've actually never seen it. From Africa Is A Country:

Watch A Recap Of "Luther" Starring Idris Elba Before Wednesday's Season Debut

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • September 27, 2011 11:55 AM
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The new season starts tomorrow for an S&A favorite, Luther. The show stars Idris Elba as maverick Det.John Luther and in each episode of this suspenseful series, the murderer's identity is known from the start, focusing the drama on the psychological duel between predator and prey.
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Rewriting "Sparkle" - Whitney Houston's "Effie" Will Not Be A Maid

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 27, 2011 11:37 AM
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The remake of “Sparkle” is on the road to starting next month. Whitney Houston, already announced, will play Jordin Sparks‘s mother. In this version, Whitney’s character will not be a maid but a former R&B star who’s gone back to the church. I am told that Whitney will sing two gospel songs in the film.

Philadelphia Film Festival Announces Lineup; "Shame," "Le Havre," "Being Elmo" & Others Make The Cut

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 27, 2011 11:08 AM
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I don't think we've ever really covered the Philadelphia Film Festival, so this might be our first mention; maybe because, this year, they'll be showing a number of films we've highlighted on Shadow And Act; which means, if you live in the Philly area, you'll get your chance to see them all, before much of the rest of the country does.

New On DVD/Blu-ray/VOD Today - "Viva Riva!"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 27, 2011 10:35 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.

Watch Trailer For New Season of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • September 27, 2011 9:57 AM
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Here's the new season 4 trailer for The Real Housewives Of Atlanta, a Bravo network reality show that most people seem to hate or love.
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Tamera Mowry to Guest Star with Twin Sister Tia on BET's "The Game"

  • By Jasmin
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  • September 27, 2011 9:15 AM
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Twins Tamera Mowry [Housley] and Tia Mowry [Hardrict] will soon bring their "Sister, Sister" act to BET series The Game as Tamera guest stars in the upcoming season.
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More Developments with Forthcoming Dwayne Johnson Thriller "Snitch"

  • By Jasmin
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  • September 27, 2011 7:45 AM
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In yesterday's post on Michael K. Williams, the actor made mention of being cast in Snitch, the new thriller starring Dwayne Johnson and Susan Sarandon.
More: casting, FYI

Antoine Fuqua Set to Direct Suge Knight Doc for Showtime

  • By Jasmin
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  • September 27, 2011 7:29 AM
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Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) is set to direct and produce a new documentary project based on the life and exploits of Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight.

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