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New In Theaters – Review Of “Viva Riva” (A Pulsating Look At A Post-War City)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 10, 2011 4:34 AM
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It opens in limited release today, specifically in New York and Los Angeles. I saw it earlier this year, and reviewed it back then. I figured I'd share my review again, since it's opening weekend. Also, worth noting, I interviewed director Djo Tunda Wa Munga a little bit ago; you can read that interview HERE if you haven't seen it.

Ice-T Locks In Deal To Stay On "Law & Order: SVU: For At Least 2 More Seasons

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 10, 2011 4:06 AM
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Fans of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit may be pleased to know that one of its co-stars, Ice-T (who recently jumped into the reality TV show game) has signed a new deal that will see him remain on the series for at least 2 more years.
More: Television

Did You Know A Musical Version Of "Ghost" Was In The Works? Watch A Preview

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 10, 2011 3:59 AM
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As we already know, Whoopi Goldberg won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance in the film version... does this work for anybody? :)
More: WTF?, Theater

"The Black Power Mixtape" Is Getting A Theatrical Release!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 10, 2011 3:21 AM
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It's been awhile it seems since I last wrote about this film; Goran Hugo Olsson’s The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975, the documentary that premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and was recently acquired for distribution by Sundance Selects.

Review Of "Yelling To The Sky" (Call It The Cinematic Equivalent Of Miles Davis' "Bitches Brew")

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 10, 2011 3:03 AM
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Soon after last night’s NYC premiere of Victoria Mahoney’s feature film directorial debut, Yelling To The Sky, I congratulated Victoria on the accomplishment, and in an attempt to summarize my thoughts on the work, I told her that my immediate reaction was, after a very brief hesitation, “positive,” with an obvious uncertainty. She laughed! I followed :)

Jennifer Hudson In George Tillman Jr's. "Mister and Pete"

  • By Sergio
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  • June 9, 2011 11:56 AM
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You may recall a couple of weeks ago the S & A post about Jennifer Hudson's lack of a film career. Well, maybe she read it because, lately she's been working hard to prove us wrong.
More: casting

Brooklyn Film Festival 2011 Preview - Short Films "Little White Lies" And "Gowanus 83"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • June 9, 2011 11:07 AM
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The Brooklyn Film Festival (June 3-12) is still taking place and if you live in the New York City area, you still have time to check out some films previewed on S&A including My Last Day Without You starring Nicole Beharie, The Athlete and Snow On Da Bluff. Below are trailers for two short films, Little White Lies and Gowanus 83, screening at the festival as well.

Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment Teaming With Sony To Produce Big Screen Adaptation Of "Risk"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 9, 2011 10:32 AM
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And the beat goes on...

Watch Glynn Turman Get Assaulted By The "Super 8" Alien

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 9, 2011 9:51 AM
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SPOILER ALERT!! If you've been paying attention, you'll know that, in the movie, Glynn Turman is responsible for freeing the nasty extraterrestial... who's rushing to see this tomorrow?

Trailer for "Flesh Wounds" With Bokeem Woodbine

  • By Sergio
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  • June 9, 2011 9:21 AM
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Here's the trailer for the super low budget absolutely no shame about it rip off of Predator, titled Flesh Wounds, starring Kevin Sorbo (you know that guy who played Hercules in the cheap syndicated show awhile back), and our guy Bokeem Woodbine. If it's not obvious, the film will be released exclusively on DVD on July 26th.

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