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New On DVD - Spike Lee Exec Produced 'You’re Nobody ’til Somebody Kills You'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 5:20 PM
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POV Short Cuts Presents 5 New Docs Debuting On PBS (Stories On Civil Rights Heroes, Deportation, More)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 5:04 PM
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POV (Point of View), the award-winning nonfiction film series celebrating its 25th year on PBS in 2012, brings the popular POV Short Cuts back to the schedule with a new collection of short documentaries. These diverse films tell stories of hard-fought and hard-won civil rights battles, a family’s separation after deportation and lessons learned from parents. The five short films include an Academy Award® nominee, The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement; a Student Academy Award® winner, Sin País (Without Country); and three new animated shorts—Eyes on the Stars, Facundo the Great and A Family Man—from the Peabody Award-winning StoryCorps oral-history project.

For The 1st Time In North America, BBC Announces 'Misfits: Season 1' On DVD July 31

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 3:43 PM
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Great news for USA fans of the series... not sure where the previously-announced Hollywood remake of the series stands.

New On DVD Today - 'Kassim The Dream' (From Child Soldier To Champion Boxer)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 3:08 PM
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It actually had a limited theatrical run in 2009, but it's only now getting a DVD release, 3 years later.

Is American TV Ready for Trisha Goddard's Talk Show?

  • By Sergio
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  • July 10, 2012 2:59 PM
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How this slipped past us, I have no idea. But along with all the new syndicated talk shows premiering this fall, from folks like Katie Couric, Jeff Probst, Ricke Lake (WHAT AGAIN?), Marie Osmond and, of course, the ladies' favorite Steve Harvey (which is already getting a major PR push from NBC Universal who is producing his show), there's another one set to make its premiere this September.

Lennie James To Play Former Heroin Addict Trying To Rebuild His Life In Gritty New Drama Series

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 2:42 PM
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Lennie James has signed up to play a former heroin addict trying to stay clean and rebuild his life, in a gritty new Channel 4 (UK) 4-part drama series titled Run.

The New Head Of Drama Programming At NBC Is A Black Woman

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 2:14 PM
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What this means in the larger scheme of things remains to be seen; I just don't have enough info currently to make any assessments. But it's good news, and certainly great for Pearlena Igbokwe. 

Watch Season2/Episode 3 Of Doc Series 'Black Folk Don't' ('Have Eating Disorders')

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 1:50 PM
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Created by director/producer Angela Tucker, we featured season 1 of this series last year; fans will be pleased to know that season 2 is in full swing, with episode 2 embedded below; this one titled Black Folk Don't: Have Eating Disorders.

New In Theaters this Weekend: 'The Obama Effect' (Charles Dutton, Vanessa Calloway, Megan Good)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 1:21 PM
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It's titled The Obama Effect, directed by Charles S. Dutton (he also stars it by the way), and co-stars Vanessa Bell Calloway, Katt Williams, Megan Good, Wesley Jonathan and Glynn Turman.

Nonso Anozie Will Be Samson The Israelite Whose Strength Lay In His Hair

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 12:53 PM
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I recall when I interviewed him in May, he mentioned that he had a handful of projects on the horizon that he couldn't quite talk about back then, for any number of reasons; I assume this may have been one of those projects.

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