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Preview 3D Animated Feature Film 'Zambezia' Set 'Far Away In The Heart Of Africa'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 17, 2012 11:47 AM
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Ahh yes... the familiar "far away, in the heart of Africa..." the trailer begins, and immediately I sigh. This doesn't look good. 

Steve Harvey Says "Think Like A Man" Sequel Won't Become "Buffoonery"

  • By Sergio
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  • July 17, 2012 11:17 AM
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A minor story, perhaps, but an interesting quote nevertheless. Steve Harvey, in a recent interview on Access Hollywood, said that he's very protective about his Think Like A Man franchise and has strong opinions on how it should be presented and that includes a NO BUFFOONERY clause as sorts

Tanya Wright's 'Thelma & Louise' Drama 'Butterfly Rising' Heading To Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Fest

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 17, 2012 11:14 AM
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The opening night film at this year's Run & Shoot Filmworks Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival next month, which runs from August 7 to August 11, Tanya Wright's Butterfly Rising (which she describes as "Thelma + Louise + Magic") is a drama that centers on singer Lilah Belle, who sets out to escape her grief after her brother dies, and embarks on a road trip, but not before coaxing the new-to-town, most scandalous woman in Artesia - Rose Johnson - to go with her. These two broken souls steal a vintage truck and head out on the open road to a fated encounter with the mythical, magical ‘Lazarus of the Butterflies.’ What occurs with the strange man transforms their destinies and binds the women together—forever.

New In Theaters This Week - Ensemble Dramedy '30 Beats' Co-starring Condola Rashad

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 17, 2012 10:36 AM
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Other than that movie about the grown man in a bat suit who does stuff...

'Finding the New Black' Interview with 'More Than a Month' Director Shukree Tilghman

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • July 17, 2012 10:23 AM
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"Many times, funders are looking for different approaches, new ways to think about documentaries. They’ve seen a lot of talking heads and long pans over black-and-white photos. So I think being a fresh voice, and a person with a narrative storytelling background was an advantage."

Cedric Stewart Joins Alan Ball's HBO/Cinemax Drama 'Banshee'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 17, 2012 10:11 AM
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New York, NY (July 17, 2012)-- Cedric Stewart (Tyler Perry's 'For Better or Worse') has been added to the cast of Alan Ball's new drama series 'Banshee.' The highly anticipated new series (currently filming) is slated to premiere in January 2013 and will feature such actors as Ben Cross (Star Trek), Antony Starr (Wish You Were Here) and Ivana Milicevic (Casino Royale).

On Actors Publicly Campaigning For Roles - Ephraim Benton Wants To Be Eazy E

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 17, 2012 9:53 AM
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This one's for the actors... can we talk?

Thoughts On 'Black Dynamite' Animated Series Debut? Is Michael Jackson Turning In His Grave?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 16, 2012 9:01 PM
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After many months of anticipation, Black Dynamite the animated series, based on the cult 2009 feature film by Scott Sanders, starring Michael Jai White, made its debut on Adult Swim last night, Sunday, July 15th, at 11:30PM.

'Son Shine' Explores Effects Of 1992 Los Angeles Uprising On 13 Year Old Boy & Father

  • By Katrelle Kindred
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  • July 16, 2012 8:08 PM
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Taking place in April of 1992, Son Shine, follows the story of 12 year old Hakeem Brown. On the heels of his thirteenth birthday, Hakeem is anxious to leave childhood behind and enter young adulthood. Known in his neighborhood as the “good kid,” Hakeem is a honor student, good brother to his younger sister, and an obedient son. However, things begin to change for Hakeem as he becomes aware of the political climate in his South Los Angeles Neighborhood during the announcement of the Rodney King verdict. Watching his neighborhood erupt into flames from his bedroom window, Hakeem disobeys his parents by joining the chaos of the riots. Now face to face with the realities of the uprising, Hakeem has to make the decision to be a part of the solution or to become a part of the problem.

Full Synopsis + Pic For David Oyelowo's 'Complicit' + Projects w/ Black Stars In Channel 4's 2012/13 Lineup

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 16, 2012 7:28 PM
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Some UK TV news for next season...

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