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Rutina Wesley Circling 2 Features: A Drama ('Last Weekend') & A Thriller ('Angry Little Gods')

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  • October 2, 2012 5:55 PM
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A double-shot of True Blood's Rutina Wesley in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...

TIFF 2012 Film Roundup/Recap - A Look At Feature Doc 'Venus And Serena'

  • By Lisa Harewood
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  • October 2, 2012 5:12 PM
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I’m a huge fan of tennis and a huge fan of the Williams sisters. So when I discovered that TIFF had programmed a feature length documentary about them in the 2012 line-up I was eager to see it.  

The DC Sniper Attacks, 10 Years Later & The Upcoming Isaiah Washington Film Adaptation

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  • October 2, 2012 5:03 PM
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The Washington Post remembers the so-called Beltway (Washington D.C. area) sniper attacks, which begun exactly 10 years ago today, October 2, 2002.

Original 'Steel Magnolias' Producer Files Suit To Stop Release Of All-Black Remake (Rights Issues)

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  • October 2, 2012 4:22 PM
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Untold Story Of Activist, Political Prisoner, Founder Of Pan Africanist Congress, Robert Sobukwe

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 2, 2012 3:48 PM
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Titled Sobukwe: A Great Soul, the 2012 100-minute film is directed by Mickey Madoda Dubeis, and tells the story of philosopher, activist and political prisoner, the late Robert Sobukwe, asking why there isn't a single surviving archive of a man who was once... "one of the most watched, most recorded, most vocal, most feared, most revered, most visionary - the most popular political prisoner in the world before Nelson Mandela?"

Exciting Cinema Of The America's Program Lineup At 48th Chicago International Film Festival

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 2, 2012 2:47 PM
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I'll return to highlight specific titles; some we've already profiled and are tracking, like the Colombian coming-of-age drama La Playa DC, from director Juan Andres Arango.

Trailer For Picturesque, Evocative Drama On Religious Tolerance 'Walking At Dawn'

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  • October 2, 2012 1:59 PM
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Here's the trailer for a 20-minute short film titled, Walking At Dawn, from writer/director Onyinye Egenti. 

TNT Reveals Season Premiere Dates & Times For 'Southland,' 'Leverage,' 'Monday Mornings'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 2, 2012 1:26 PM
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TNT revealed its Winter 2012-13 premiere dates lineup, via press release, which includes returning hits like Southland (Regina King, Dorian Missick) and Leverage (Aldis Hodge); as well as the launch of its new medical drama Monday Mornings, from David E. Kelley and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, which stars Ving Rhames.

TV One Adds New Title To Successful Docu-Series Line Up: 'Celebrity Crime Files' Premieres 10/15

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 2, 2012 12:43 PM
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TV One is planting its flag in the docu-series land of TV broadcasts. It's already home to popular docu-series like Unsung, Life After and Find Our Missing; and now it's adding Celebrity Crime Files to that lineup - a new original investigative series premiering Monday, October 15 (10 pm ET), that will delve into what it calls some of the most controversial crimes of our generation - specifically, the rise and fall of the entertainment, sports and literary world's most prominent and promising figures including Rae Carruth, Marvin Gaye, Jam Master Jay, Bison Dele aka Brian Williams, Merlin Santana, Donald Goines and Peter Tosh.

Meet Your S.H.I.E.L.D Agents For Joss Whedon's Upcoming TV Series

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 2, 2012 12:21 PM
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