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A Look At The Black Actors Who Might Contend For The Best Actor Oscar + Some Interesting History

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 15, 2012 4:33 PM
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It's that time of the year, as prognosticators at every level start handicapping the Academy Awards, which are set to take place on February 24 (nominations will be announced on Januray 15, 2013).

2 Of The Central Park Five Talk The Tension-Filled Interrogation They Underwent In New Clip From The Film

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 15, 2012 2:44 PM
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Surely, this doesn't need an intro at this point, given how much we've talked about it. I saw it a couple of weeks ago, and reviewed it enthusiastically HERE.

Calling All New York-Based Actors: Interested In Being Featured In A Shadow & Act Video Series?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 15, 2012 2:00 PM
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In an effort to incorporate other types of media on the site, notably video, I'm going to slowly introduce some new features that I think readers will appreciate, given the content of your many comments over the years; these are ideas that I've always wanted to implement, but without the necessary resources to make them realities, they've remained just ideas; which is why I say that my approach will be slow and deliberate, and see where it all goes. 

First Trailer For Alain Gomis' Drama 'Tey' Debuts (Saul Williams, Aissa Maiga Star)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 15, 2012 12:42 PM
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Senegalese director Alain Gomis' 3rd feature film titled Tey (previously titled Aujourd'hui, or Today in English), made its world premiere in competition at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival, and has continued to tour the international film festival circuit since then (February).

ADIFF 2012 Preview: Doc 'RE-EMERGING: The Jews of Nigeria' Explores Igbo Identity & Roots in Judaism

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 15, 2012 12:13 PM
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Continuing with pre-festival highlights of films scheduled to screen at the upcoming African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) - the festival's 20th edition, to be held in Manhattan from November 23 to December 11... Here's another title that I'm really intrigued by

Antonia Thomas Co-Stars in Film Version Of Musical 'Sunshine On Leith'

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • November 15, 2012 11:56 AM
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British actress Antonia Thomas will co-star in the film adaptation of the musical Sunshine On Leith, which is inspired by, and features the music of Scottish duo The Proclaimers' album of the same name.

Magnolia Pictures Acquires North American Rights To Somali Pirate Thriller 'A Hijacking'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 15, 2012 11:36 AM
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Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to Danish filmmaker Tobias Lindholm's feature film, A Hijacking, which was first profiled on this site over the summer, for a mid-2013 release.

Samuel L. Jackson Eyed To Play Tarzan's Sidekick In Big Screen Adaptation Of Burroughs' Novel

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 15, 2012 11:06 AM
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It looks like Mr Hustle & Flow, Craig Brewer is no longer attached to write and direct this, as was announced late last year. I was actually kind of curious to see how he would approach to material, given some of his comments about it around the same time - like the fact that it was a "passion project" for him, with the plan being to tell the Tarzan story over three (3) films; and finally, he had this to say, with regards to the potentially explosive racial subtext in the material...

Missed Spike TV's 'Eddie Murphy: One Night Only' Special? Watch 12 Clips From The Event

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 15, 2012 10:39 AM
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Oprah Winfrey Intros New Groundbreaking OWN Docu-Series 'Married To The Army' (Preview)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 15, 2012 10:04 AM
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Might this be another title to add to the network's fledgling list of hit new shows? Will you be watching? Details below from OWN...

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