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SXSW Award Winning Doc 'Brooklyn Castle' Set For October Theatrical Debut

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 19, 2012 12:06 PM
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As announced earlier this year, Sony Pictures and producer Scott Rudin (Searching For Bobby Fischer) purchased the remake rights to Brooklyn Castle, the documentary that premiered at SXSW this year, where it won the audience award for best documentary.

Controversy At 2012 Belize International Film Fest Awards; Get The Facts + Watch The Film At Root Of It All

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 19, 2012 11:45 AM
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The 2012 Belize International Film Festival ended yesterday, with the announcement of the winning films and filmmakers - an event that apparently was met with some controversy,

Preview Upcoming South African Buddy Cop Comedy 'Blitz Patrollie'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 19, 2012 10:38 AM
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Written by South African comedian Kagiso Lediga, Blitz Patrollie is a buddy cop comedy set in Johannesburg.

Whitney Houston's "The Bodyguard" Costume Up For Auction

  • By Sergio
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  • July 19, 2012 10:06 AM
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If you have an extra $20,000-$30,000 laying around the house you might want to use it to get Whitney Houston's "Queen of tha Night" costume (pictured above) that she famously wore in the film The Bodyguard.

And The Nominees Are? (64th Primetime Emmy Awards)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 19, 2012 9:17 AM
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Congrats to Idris Elba (Leadest Actor In A Mini Series Or Movie), Don Cheadle (Lead Actor In A Comedy Series), Giancarlo Esposito (Supporting Actor In A Drama Series), and Luther (Mini Seires Or Movie), for their Primtetime Emmy nominations (specific categories in parentheses), announced just moments ago.

Jeremiah Trotter Making Acting Debut In Lead Role As Escaped Slave Big Ben Jones (Lynn Whitfield, Michael Jai White Co-Star)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 18, 2012 9:27 PM
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Things that make you go hmm... slave movie fever in full effect - Django Unchained, 12 Years A Slave, and others I'm probably forgetting right now.

Ahead Of Tomorrow's Emmy Announcements - Thoughts On Who'll Be Nominated & Who'll Win

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • July 18, 2012 8:52 PM
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Ahead of tomorrow morning's 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards nomination announcements.... 

The President Of Fox Animation Studios Is A Black Woman (Started Out As An Intern 18 Years Ago)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 18, 2012 8:27 PM
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Erika Alexander & Husband Tony Puryear Create & Release New Sci-Fi Graphic Novel (Movie Next?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 18, 2012 7:50 PM
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How many of you already know that the co-story/spec/screenwriter for the Arnold Schwazenegger thriller Eraser (co-starring Vanessa Williams) was African American? Or that he has since penned scripts for Mel Gibson (the remake of Fahrenheit 451), and worked on projects with Oliver Stone, Jerry Bruckheimer and Will Smith? Or that he's also a graphic artist, married to Living Single actress Erika Alexander? Or that he and Alexander (and her brother Robert Alexander) have created a new graphic novel titled Concrete Park, which made a bit of a splash at Comic-Con last week?

Haunting, Painterly 'Detropia' Gets A New Theatrical Trailer & Release Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 18, 2012 6:56 PM
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This incredibly moving, beautiful piece of documentary cinema tells the story of one city in economic decay; but really, as the real people in the film repeatedly state, this isn't just a Detroit problem; it's an American problem, and other cities within the country will eventually experience a similar fate; that is unless something is done to reverse trends brought about by what we call globalization, as captains of industry make decisions based almost entirely on the need to generate profit.

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