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Michael Jai White's "Blood And Bone" Screening In NYC This Sunday; He & The Director Will Be There!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 8, 2011 7:36 AM
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An addendum to a post from a couple of days ago... in addition to all that follows below (from my previous entry), I learned earlier today that both star Michael Jai White and director Ben Ramsey will be at the screening, with a Q&A to follow. I actually might attend with that piece of news, even though I've seen the film already.

"Jumping The Broom" Opens In The UK This Weekend!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 8, 2011 7:23 AM
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And who says black films don't travel... *wink*

"Jungle Fever" 20 Years Later...

  • By Sergio
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  • June 8, 2011 7:18 AM
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WOW! Times really does fly by! It was exactly 20 years ago - June 7, 1991 - that Spike Lee's Jungle Fever first opened. Made at the time when Spike was THE director of the moment, and a film, like other films that Spike made during that period, which had its staunch defenders and detractors.
More: FYI

Laurence Fishburne Says Bye-Bye To "CSI"

  • By Sergio
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  • June 8, 2011 3:58 AM
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CBS announced today that Laurence Fishburne will leave CSI at the end of the season, after two and half seasons. Quite simply, Fishburne was tired of the TV grind and wanted to return to feature film work.
More: Television

Denzel Officially Confirmed To Star As Alcoholic Hero Pilot In Robert Zemeckis-Directed "Flight"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 8, 2011 3:54 AM
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I'm fairly busy today folks, so entries from me will be sporadic for a little bit...

Los Angeles Film Festival 2011 Preview - "Elevate"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • June 8, 2011 1:36 AM
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Exclusive: Djo Tunda Wa Munga Talks "Viva Riva!," Burden Of Representation + His Next Project

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 7, 2011 12:54 PM
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I had the pleasure of chatting with Congolese director Djo Tunda Wa Munga, whose stock has quickly risen over the last 9 or so months, since his new crime drama Viva Riva! made its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall; a film he told me Cameron Bailey, director of TIFF, selected for the festival based on a rough cut he saw, while the film was still in post-production! He took a chance on a film that may not have seen the success it's enjoyed thus far (its director as well) if it wasn't for the TIFF selection. Cameron Bailey, for those who aren't aware, is black by the way.

Nicki Minaj: "My Long-Term Goal Is To Act. I Want To Work With Will Smith & Tim Burton"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 7, 2011 9:54 AM
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“I went to school to be an actress. I never expected to be a rapper. It just fell in my lap... So I would like to get an acting gig. I hope that when I am done with the tour I can go back and do some acting. That is my long-term goal... I want to work with Will Smith, because he’s a very successful rapper turned actor and therefore a role model... And Tim Burton because I love his crazy imagination. He comes up with these characters that are just so fascinating and the costumes and just creates these whole worlds.”

King Kong Reboot In Animated Form In Development; Will Tell Story From Ape's POV

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 7, 2011 9:04 AM
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Considering the well-analyzed and explicated notion of the film as a racial metaphor... so the oppressed finally gets to tell his story? :)

"Miracle At St Anna" Finally Getting UK Home Distribution

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 7, 2011 8:35 AM
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So... for some reason, Spike Lee's 2008 WWII drama, Miracle At St Anna is only just now getting a proper DVD release in the UK. Until now, folks across the pond have had to watch it illegally apparently.

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