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2012 ABFF Review: Must-See 'Soul Food Junkies' Is An Amusing, Enlightening, Important Doc

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • June 24, 2012 9:13 PM
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Definitely a highlight at the American Black Film Festival, where it premiered and picked up the Best Documentary award, Byron Hurt's Soul Food Junkies is also a film we highlighted two months ago as a new project we’re excited about.

Speaking Of Movies About Winnie Mandela...

  • By Sergio
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  • June 24, 2012 5:07 PM
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After my item earlier today about yet another new trailer for that that problematic Winnie Mandela film starring Jennifer Hudson (can we all agree that she's miscast in the role?), one of our sharp readers reminded me about that other Winnie Mandela bio-pic which comepletely slipped my mind.

2012 ABFF Winners: Russ Parr's 'The Undershephard,' Byron Hurt's 'Soul Food Junkies' & Matthew Cherry's 'Last Fall'

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • June 24, 2012 3:13 PM
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The 16th Annual American Black Film Festival announced its Grand Jury winners in last night's ceremony. Russ Parr's The Undershepherd won Best Director and Best Narrative. Matthew Cherry's The Last Fall was awarded Best Screenplay.
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Gems Of The African Diaspora International Film Festival Screening Series Starting 6/29

  • By Courtney
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  • June 24, 2012 12:50 PM
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The details drom the press release below:

Weekend B.O. June 22-24 - 'Brave' Is On Top

  • By Sergio
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  • June 24, 2012 12:36 PM
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Despite the fact that it got disappointing reviews, calling it the weakest Pixar entry since Cars (and maybe even weaker than that), Brave (a film I admit I couldn't even feign an interest in watching, like curling) was, no surprise, the No. 1 film this weekend, and is expected to do extremely well at the box office like all other Pixar films.

Watch Full Pilot Episode Of 'Hollywood Exes' Starring Ex-Wives Of Eddie Murphy, Will Smith, Prince, R. Kelly

  • By Courtney
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  • June 24, 2012 12:00 PM
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You say you have nothing better to do on a Sunday afternoon?

Comedian And Radio Show DJ Rickey Smiley To Get Sit-Com On TVOne

  • By Sergio
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  • June 24, 2012 11:13 AM
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I'm the first to admit that I'm not current on what's going on, and never have been; but what I do know about comedian and radio show DJ Rickey Smiley, is that he's a really big deal south of the Mason/Dixon line.

ABFF 2012 Exclusive Video: Russ Parr Talks 'Undershepherd' Reception & Distribution Hopes

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • June 24, 2012 10:19 AM
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I had the pleasure of meeting Russ Parr, the big winner at the 2012 American Black Film Festival this weekend. His film The Undershepherd won Best Director and Best Narrative; official winners will be announced later.

Michael K. Williams To Play Rebellious Slave in Steve McQueen's '12 Years A Slave'

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • June 24, 2012 8:47 AM
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Watch New 5-Minute 'Winnie' Promo Presented By T. D. Jakes (Jennifer Hudson, Terrence Howard)

  • By Sergio
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  • June 24, 2012 8:21 AM
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To say that Winnie, the Winnie Mandela bio-pic starring Jennifer Hudson in the lead role and Terrence Howard as Nelson, has been a "troubled" production is putting it mildly.

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