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Firefighters Battling Second Blaze In 3 Months At Tyler Perry Studios In Atlanta

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 27, 2012 12:11 PM
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This is truly bizarre.

UK & USA Rights To Nigerian Kunle Afolayan's Rom-Com 'Phone Swap' Acquired By OHTV

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 27, 2012 11:45 AM
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Rehashing Emmanuel's March 23rd post on the project, when it was announced that it would be seeing theatrical releases in Nigeria and Ghana...

Exclusive: Omari Hardwick Raw (Career Evolution, Transition, Testimony Of Faith In Hollywood, 'Kick-Ass 2,' More)

  • By Masha Dowell
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  • August 27, 2012 11:18 AM
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I really doubt that an introduction to the intelligent, spiritual, smoking hot Omari Hardwick is necessary for S&A readers; so I'll skip the formalities and, instead, let the man speak for himself.

Preview - 'Là-bas: A Criminal Education' (A Working Peace Disrupted By A Massacre Of Immigrants)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 27, 2012 10:45 AM
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After it premiered at the 68th Venice International Film Festival last fall, it opened in Italy in March of this year, and also screened in the UK at the Italian Film Festival in London; I only just learned that it screened right here in NYC in June, at the Open Roads: New Italian Cinema series at Film Society (Lincoln Center). Obviously I missed it!

Principal Photography Underway On 'David Is Dying' Director's Next In 'Sex & Race' Trilogy

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 27, 2012 10:19 AM
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With Stephen Lloyd Jackson's last film, the acclaimed award-winning 2011 drama David Is Dying, behind him, the British writer/director is moving ahead with his next feature, said to be part of his "Sex And Race" trilogy of films, titled Sable Fable.

Casting Notice For Nina Simone Project Reveals More About What To Expect...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 27, 2012 10:03 AM
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Seeking—Young Nina Simone: girl, 8-11, African-American, must look like a young Nina, talented, able to play the piano with ease, grace, and guts, a tough cookie who has something to show the world.

Nickelodeon Cancels Cymphonique Miller Series 'How To Rock' After One Season

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 27, 2012 9:32 AM
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That was fast!

Would 'Sparkle' Have Done Better If It Was Released Earlier?

  • By Sergio
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  • August 26, 2012 9:16 PM
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It's no secret that the new remake of Sparkle is a box office disappointment, falling far short of what was hoped for at the box office.

Chris Rock Working On 'CB4' Sequel; Wants To Approach From 'Grown Man Rapper' POV

  • By Courtney
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  • August 26, 2012 2:28 PM
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It's been a very long time since I last saw Chris Rock's This Is Spinal Tap-esque satire of gangsta rap music.
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Weekend B.O. Aug 24-26 ('Sparkle' Drops Big Time)

  • By Sergio
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  • August 26, 2012 12:44 PM
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I'm not going to deal with that 2016: Obama's America film which did so well this weekend, since Courtney below has done an excellent piece below on the film. Well except to allow me to say that if anyone had made a film on Willard (his real first name - like the rat) Romney and that cult he belongs to that believed that black people were the devil (as Chris Rock accurately said) until recently (and probably still do), who would go see it? 

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