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UPDATES (New Titles Added)... Identifying Trends In Novels About Black People Made Into Films

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 16, 2011 8:51 AM
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I've decided that I'll continue to update this post every time a new novel adaptation is announced; instead of waiting another year as I did the last time, and end up missing a few.

Several New Photos From J-Hud's "Winnie" & Andrea Arnold's "Wuthering Heights"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 16, 2011 7:56 AM
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With today's announcement that both films will screen in the Gala section of next month's Toronto International Film Festival, come some media from both camps in the form of still photos, all of which I embedded below.
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Chiwetel Ejiofor & Steve McQueen Will Explore "12 Years A Slave" With Brad Pitt Producing

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 16, 2011 6:38 AM
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Breaking from Variety:

Thoughts On Affion Crockett's New Sketch Comedy Series "In The Flow"...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 16, 2011 6:28 AM
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It debuted on Sunday night on Fox. I didn't catch it, although my Twitter and Facebook feeds were full of conversation about it. I couldn't quite gauge overall reactions to it, and I haven't heard much conversation about it since Sunday night, so I'm guessing its taste didn't linger, giving folks something to talk about around office water-coolers, real and virtual...?
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Shaquille O'Neal Graduating From New York Film Academy; Wants To be A Director

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 16, 2011 5:27 AM
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Ok, so back in June, his eminence Shaquille O'Neal shared with the world his retirement from the NBA, and his plans to conquer Hollywood next!

Watch Episode 3 Of New Documentary Web Series "Black Folks Don't" ("Black Folk Don't Travel")

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 16, 2011 4:30 AM
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Here's the just-released episode 3 of documentary filmmaker Angela Tucker's Black Folk Don't web series; this one is titled Black Folk Don't: Travel.
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First Look At Dwayne Johnson As Roadblock In "GI Joe: Cobra Strikes"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 16, 2011 4:17 AM
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Tweeted by The Rock himself. Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock in G.I. Joe 2, aka GI Joe: Cobra Strikes, currently shooting.
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NBC's "Playboy Club" Casting Call For Paid Extras This Weekend In Chicago

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 16, 2011 4:04 AM
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The controversy-starter that is NBC's upcoming new drama, The Playboy Club, which Naturi Naughton co-stars in, will be holding an open casting call for PAID extras this Saturday, the 20th, from 11am to 3pm, at the Academy of the Arts, in Chicago.

Watch Trailer for "Color of the Ocean" Premiering at TIFF

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 16, 2011 3:45 AM
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Written and directed by Maggie Peren, Color of the Ocean will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month. The film stars Alex Gonzalez, Houbert Kounde and Sabine Timoteo.

Geoffrey Fletcher's Directorial Debut "Violet & Daisy" Will Premiere At TIFF + 1st Look

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 16, 2011 3:40 AM
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Well... we have an answer for one of the films featured in my "what happened to these 2010 projects that haven't debuted yet?" post last week.

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