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56th BFI London Film Festival Unveils 225-Film Lineup ('Free Angela,' 'Beasts' Make The Cut)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 5, 2012 12:36 PM
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We'll be scrubbing the entire lineup of films to highlight any films of specific interest to this blog; some you're already familiar with, like Shola Lynch's Free Angela & All Political Prisoners and Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild - both making their UK premieres.

TTFF '12 Preview - Cuban Doc 'Motherland or Death' Tackles Country's Fading Revolutionary Mantra

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 5, 2012 12:26 PM
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A documentary that we profiled last year, but haven't heard much about since then. Although it continues to travel internationally, winning accolades along the way...

Thoughts On Steve Harvey's New Daytime Talk Show?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 5, 2012 11:51 AM
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It premiered yesterday, in case you forgot. Did anyone watch? And if so, thoughts on what you saw and heard?

Sanaa Lathan Prepping Poker Drama 'All In' To Star & Produce From 'The Wire,' 'Homicide' Writer

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 5, 2012 11:28 AM
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File this one under "unconfirmed" for now; although my sources haven't let me down so far, so I'm sharing what I've got on the project.

Isaiah Washington Chats w/ Shadow & Act About Starring In 'Suddenly Single,' His Book, More

  • By Masha Dowell
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  • September 5, 2012 10:56 AM
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Just like the saying goes “An apple does not fall far from the tree,” one can tell a prolific acting teacher by its students.

S&A's Look At Noteworthy Fall Primetime TV Premieres, Including Calendars For Each Month

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • September 5, 2012 10:26 AM
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With new primetime TV series debuting this fall, and old shows returning, who has the time to watch them all? I have my old favorites as well as a busy life, and deciding to watch something new means that a show must look really interesting to me, based on marketing materials, and when I do eventually tune in, engages me, almost immediately.  

What to See - Summary of Black Films Screening at TIFF 2012

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • September 5, 2012 10:18 AM
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New On DVD, Blu-ray, VOD - 'Woman Thou Art Loosed: On The 7th Day'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 5, 2012 9:34 AM
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Directed by Neema Barnette, the second film in Pastor TD Jakes' Woman Thou Art Loosed! series, sub-titled On The Seventh Day, stars Blair Underwood, Sharon Leal, Nicole Beharie, and Pam Grier.

Watch Ruth Negga In The BBC Bio-Pic 'Shirley'

  • By Sergio
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  • September 5, 2012 7:51 AM
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Thanks to Emmanuel, who's becoming the S & A go-to guy for mixed race actresses with career issues - Ethiopian/Irish actress Ruth Negga has become the hot topic lately (HERE). So I wanted to see her 2011 BBC bio-pic, Shirley, about the early years in the life and career of British singer Shirley Bassey.

Trailer - Garcelle Beauvais In Haiti-Set Drama 'Eyes To See'

  • By Sergio
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  • September 4, 2012 9:28 PM
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Here's the trailer for a Haiti-set drama titled Eyes to See, which has just been relased on DVD; it co-stars Garcelle Beauvais, who will soon be seen in the Denzel Washington/Robert Zemeckis drama, Flight.

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