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Ridley Scott Is Rebooting "Blade Runner" For Some Reason...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 18, 2011 4:33 AM
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Happy Birthday Marcus Garvey! To Celebrate, Watch Doc Biopic "Look For Me In The Whirlwind..."

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 18, 2011 3:39 AM
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Today in history... Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr. was born today, August 17th, 1887, in St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica.

Actor Wendell Pierce Isn't Exactly Thrilled With "The Help"

  • By Sergio
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  • August 18, 2011 2:55 AM
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Actor Wendell Pierce (Treme, The Wire and nearly 80 other film and TV roles) may be many things, but one thing he is definitely is not, is a fan of the film The Help. This week he Tweeted a dialogue after seeing the film, and while he had praise for both Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, he said that the film was "a passive version of the terror of Jim Crow South."

2011 "DC Shorts" Film Festival & Screenplay Competition To Open Next Month (Trailers Inside)

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • August 18, 2011 2:26 AM
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With the 145 films that are scheduled to be screened during its run, the 2011 DC Shorts Film Festival & Screenplay Competition is sure to have a little something for everyone when it opens next month.

Listen Now If You Missed It - Conversations w/ Nelson George, Cynthia Stafford & Lanre Idewu

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 18, 2011 2:03 AM
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The conversation ended up running into overtime, past the 9pm mark, so those who were listening live got caught off after the first hour was over; but we continued on for another 30 minutes. But you can listen to the rest of it below, since the entire 90 minutes were recorded.
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Trailer For "Underworld: Awakening" Arrives (Michael Ealy Is In It)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 18, 2011 1:53 AM
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If you blink, you'll miss Michael Ealy. And even though I'm not the biggest fan of the franchise, I'd be remiss if I didn't give some recognition to Kevin Grevioux who's been involved with every film in the 4-film series (thus far), as a writer and/or actor. He actually created the original concept/premise and wrote the first screenplay with director Len Wiseman, which launched the franchise.
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What Was The Last Film You Paid To See In Theaters? (Unscientific Survey Thursday)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 18, 2011 1:37 AM
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A Thursday morning survey just because... well, because I'm working on something and this info will assist.

2 More Highlights From New York Film Festival 2011 Slate ("Play" & "Sleeping Sickness")

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 17, 2011 11:04 AM
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As Homer Simpson would say D'oh! I don't know how I missed these 2 titles when I went over the main slate of the 2011 New York Film Festival, which was announced earlier today (you can read that post HERE). In it, I highlighted Steve McQueen's sophomore effort, Shame, and Aki Kaurismäki's Le Havre.

(Relatively) New On DVD-- "Take A Giant Step" Finally Gets Its Official Release

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • August 17, 2011 10:49 AM
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You know a b/w film released in 1959 must be something serious when there are bootlegged copies for sale on the internet and numerous on-line petitions begging for its official release floating about.
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Are African Americans Capable Of Tolerating Cinema That Questions Our POV Of Ourselves As A Race?

  • By Andre Seewood
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  • August 17, 2011 9:04 AM
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The Realist Tendency in African-American Film Aesthetics (Part one)

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