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Ahead Of USA Theatrical Release, 'Sparkle' Singing Challenge To Sweep Nation This Sat 7/14

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 9, 2012 9:58 AM
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Sony Pictures and Myspace are hosting a Sparkle Singing Challenge this Saturday, July 14 in various cities across the USA - Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C.
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Notes On Working Towards A Fanboy/Girl Culture In Black Indie Cinema Part 3 (Who Excites You?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 9, 2012 9:44 AM
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I actually posted this on Friday, early afternoon, but got very few responses, which I find baffling. It either means most of you aren't excited about ANY black filmmakers (whether at the studio level, or indie), which I find hard to believe; or you just didn't see/read the post.

First Poster For Guillermo del Toro's 'Pacific Rim' Gives Glimpse Of The Jaegers (Idris Elba Co-Stars)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 9, 2012 9:27 AM
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Here's your first official poster for the Warner Bros. Guillermo del Toro-directed epic sci-fi adventure film Pacific Rim, which will be released on July 12th, 2013.

'The Cleveland Show' Season 4 Premiere Will *Expose* Hip-Hop Secret Society (First Look)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 9, 2012 9:17 AM
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I gave The Cleveland Show a try (several actually, from one season to the next) and just never really got into it. So I can't call myself a follower. 

'Fela!' The Musical Returns To Broadway TODAY For 4-Week Engagement

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 9, 2012 9:02 AM
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Just a reminder since it was a month ago when this was first announced, and today is the day it returns...

German Film Studio Sets Up Low Budget Label, Seeks Indie Projects w/ $1 Million Budgets To Back

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 9, 2012 8:49 AM
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Award-Winning Director Of 'Hoop Dreams' & 'The Interrupters' Tackling Global Food System Next

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 9, 2012 8:15 AM
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He directed 2 of the most reverred documentaries made in the last 20 years (you'll likely find both of them on many lists of top documentaries of all time - 1994's Hoop Dreams and 2011's The Interrupters), and now director Steve James will continue his exploration of class, economic division, education, values in a new documentary with British economist, writer, activist Raj Patel that will focus specifically on what they describe as "fixing a broken food system today so that everyone can eat tomorrow."

Watch: 13-Minute 'The Dark Knight Rises' Featurette (Interviews, Clips, Behind-The-Scenes Footage)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 8, 2012 6:14 PM
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And if you're not already psyched to see this movie, and/or you haven't tired from the marketing blitz, how about this newly-released 14-minute featurette which includes lots of interviews with the cast, behind the scenes footage, and clips from the film itself, which will be out soon - July 20th.

Weekend B.O. July 6-8 (Beasts Still Impresses At B.O.)

  • By Sergio
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  • July 8, 2012 12:46 PM
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No surprise that The Amazing Spider Man was No. 1 this weekend and that Seth MacFarlane's rude comedy Ted held up pretty strong for the second place.

"Cool Breeze" - Another Blaxploitation Classic Coming Out On DVD

  • By Sergio
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  • July 7, 2012 11:40 PM
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Slowly but surely, those wonderful blaxploitation classics from yesteryear (the early to mid 1970's) are being released on DVD and soon the 1972 MGM heist film Cool Breeze will join the list.

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