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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? 

Incendiary Anti-Obama Doc '2016: Obama's America' Shocks Box Office Newbies

  • By Courtney
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  • August 25, 2012 1:26 PM
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The box office news that will likely be on everyone's lips once the weekend is over, is the strength of the performance of incendiary anti-Obama documentary, 2016: Obama's America, compared to this weekend's opening titles.

Watch Kevin Hart Accuse Taylor Swift of Denying Courtship In New Promo For MTV VMA's

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 25, 2012 1:21 PM
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A new very humorous promo featuring Taylor Swift and Kevin Hart has been released for the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards, which Hart is hosting.
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Trailer Watch - 'Ikland' (The Doc Putting Truth To The Lie)

  • By Sergio
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  • August 25, 2012 12:36 PM
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Below is the trailer for the new documenatry Ikland directed by the filmmaking team of Cevin Soling and David Hilbert, which is soon to be released on DVD (both standard and Blu-ray) and  which, in effect, puts right a lie that had been perpetrated years ago.

Watch 'Something To Believe' Directed By Terence Nance (Short Shouts!)

  • By Courtney
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  • August 25, 2012 12:29 PM
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At least 2 years before he wowed us with his feature film debut An Oversimplification Of Her Beauty (which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival this year, where Tambay saw it and reviewed it very positively HERE), writer/director Terence Nance directed and also edited this 8-minute piece starring Ghanaian-American hip-hop and visual artist, Blitz the Ambassador, titled Something To Believe, the name of a track from his 2009 studio album, Stereotype.

Terry Crews Says He's Returning For Fourth 'Friday' Movie + Cast In 'Scary Movie 5,' 'Cloudy 2'

  • By Courtney
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  • August 25, 2012 11:53 AM
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Nelsan Ellis ('True Blood') To Direct Katori Hall's 'HooDoo Love'

  • By Courtney
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  • August 25, 2012 11:09 AM
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Nina Simone's Biopic Moving Full Speed; Screenwriter Talks Zoe Saldana, Love Story & Challenges

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 25, 2012 10:49 AM
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  • 31 Comments
I just found this interview with Cynthia Mort, screenwriter of the upcoming Nina Simone biopic, which has been the focus on several of our posts in the past two weeks.

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