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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.

New On Blu-ray Today: The Centerpiece Of The 'Blade' Trilogy - 'Blade II' ('Can You Blush?')

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 12:00 PM
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With all the talk about a yet-to-be-seen Black Panther movie, let's not forget about Wesley Snipe's Blade trilogy - with Blade 2 being the best of the 3 in my not-so humble opinion. Guillermo del Toro made what I think was the highlight of the trio of films, and it still ranks highly on my list of superhero action movies. The entire "House Of Pain" sequence still gets me giddy everytime I watch the film, even though I've seen it countless times. 

New In Theaters This Week: 'Ballplayer: Pelotero' (Exposé On MLB Training Camps In Dominican Republic)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 11:20 AM
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Scheduled for release this Friday, July 13, 2012, both theatrical and VOD, courtesy of Strand Releasing, is Ballplayer: Pelotero - a documentary film that provides a gritty and never before seen look inside the world of Major League Baseball (MLB) training camps in the Dominican Republic.

Manthia Diawara And John Akomfrah Co-Directing Feature Doc On Kathleen Cleaver

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 10:50 AM
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Whoa! Talk about an intriguing director pairing.

DirecTV To Drop 26 Viacom Channels At Midnight Tonight, July 10 (BET, Centric, VH1, TV Land, Etc)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 10:04 AM
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I'm not a customer of the provider, but, looking around my Brooklyn neighborhood, I can tell that lots of folks are, and maybe you're a customer yourself, wherever you reside. And if so, then you probably should be aware of this, if you're not already.

Tonight: A FRONTLINE Special 2-Hour Presentation, 'ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 9:32 AM
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As expected, it's already inspiring debate across the black blogosphere (from the topic it tackles, to whether the program/presentation should even exist), and I'm sure that will continue after it airs tonight (July 10); you're asked to check your local listings for when exactly it'll air in your are; click HERE to do so.

New Doc By African American Producers Chronicles Real Lives Of Actresses On Path To Stardom

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 9:14 AM
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Details in the press release below... I haven't seen the film, but it's apparently been on DVD since December, according to Amazon.com. It's also on VOD.

Filmmakers: Sometimes It's Good If They Don't Like Your Film!

  • By Al Robbins
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  • July 10, 2012 8:50 AM
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So... on 5/18/12 I finally had the opportunity to see my film “The Next Day” with an audience thanks to Mike D. and Reelblack.com. I was in and out during the screening so I didn’t have the opportunity to see the total reaction, but folks seemed to laugh where they were supposed to and no one walked out, which is always a good sign.

Preview Brooding, Atmospheric Short Film 'The Bluest Note' (Teaser Trailer, Poster)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 9, 2012 8:45 PM
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Teaser for what I thought was a well-made, engaging, melancholic 15-minute short film I had the opportunity to watch over the weekend, titled The Bluest Note, directed by Marques Green, from a script penned by Oliver Webb.

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