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Ice Cube On Why He Does Mostly Comedies: "It's The Path Of Least Resistance"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 12, 2011 4:49 AM
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It's the path of least resistance... I don't want to be a dude like Stanley Kubrick, pop out every five or six years... They know I can make comedies work, so that's what they want. It's not like you go to McDonald's and ask for a taco... It's not easy.. they want comedies. And if they do a drama, it won't deal with race issues, it will deal with family issues, like Precious.

Armond White Has Seen "The Help" And His Verdict Is...

  • By Sergio
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  • August 12, 2011 4:06 AM
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Our Lord and Savior and enfant terrible New York Press film critic Armond White has seen and cast his judgment on The Help and it's... a cop out!

Viola Davis Options Rights To Award-Winning Novel "The Personal History of Rachel DuPree"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 12, 2011 2:46 AM
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A follow-up to my post a few days ago on Viola Davis creating a production company with her husband, and the projects she plans to produce with it, specifically one that she described as "a period piece about African-American homesteaders."

The 6th Annual African Diaspora International Summer Film Series Aug 12 - 21

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 12, 2011 2:25 AM
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As the title of this post says, it begins tomorrow, Friday, August 12, and runs through the 21st.

Review - "The Help" (Well... It's Certainly Not "Black Girl;" Though It's Not Trying To be)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 12, 2011 1:48 AM
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It opened on Wednesday, the 10th, though I suspect most interested in seeing it will be seeing it over the weekend. In light of that, and the spirited discussion that continues, I figured I'd re-post my review of it.

Fittingly, For A Film About The Facts of Life, "What To Expect . . ." Adds Kim Fields To Cast

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • August 12, 2011 1:18 AM
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According to several news outlets, including The Hollywood Reporter, TV star Kim Fields (Diff'rent Strokes, The Facts of Life, Living Single) has reportedly joined the cast of the upcoming Lionsgate film adaptation of the best-selling book What To Expect When You're Expecting. The project also features Chris Rock, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Brooklyn Decker and Anna Kendrick, with Kirk Jones directing.
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"Colombiana" Star Zoe Saldana Opens Up About Breaking Down

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • August 12, 2011 1:17 AM
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As we await the August 26th opening of Zoe Saldana's highly-anticipated star turn in the action film Colombiana, Saldana has been out and about, steadily promoting herself and the film.

Trailer Watch - John Singleton's "Abduction"

  • By Sergio
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  • August 12, 2011 1:03 AM
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Below is the trailer for John Singleton's new Bourne Indentity for high schoolers movie Abduction , which opens Sept. 23rd , with that guy who walks around bare chested in those Twilight movies.
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Watch New Full Trailer For "The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975" + New Poster & Release Dates

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 11, 2011 12:58 PM
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If you see The Help and you don't see this (assuming it plays in a theater near you), please don't come to S&A and post comments about how limited Hollywood's purview is when it comes to the representation of African Americans on screen, especially with regards to historical accounts like this.

Actor/Comedian Garrett Morris Set To Return To TV This Fall-- In New "Racist" CBS Sitcom?

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • August 11, 2011 12:07 PM
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According to HitFix.com, actor/comedian Garrett Morris (Saturday Night Live, Martin, The Jamie Foxx Show) has signed on to co-star in the new CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls, scheduled to air this upcoming fall season.

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