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New 'Cloud Atlas' 2-Minute Trailer Surfaces

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • September 6, 2012 12:38 PM
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A new two and half minute Cloud Atlas Trailer has surfaced.  After viewing the 6 minute Trailer released earlier by The Wachowski's and Twyker I wondered how they would provide the same dept of understuding, or confusion, in a traditional trailer.  After viewing I am even more intrigued.  The new trailer provides a bit more insight into the story, characters and themes.

'Bodyguard' Musical Teasers Released

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • September 6, 2012 11:52 AM
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Previews for The Bodyguard the musical are set to start November 6 with its official opening on December 5 at the Adelphi Theater in Londons West End.  As previously reported the musical will star Tony winner Heather Headley as Rachel Marron and Lloyd Owens as Frank Farmer in the roles made famous by Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner.

What's Academy Award-Winning Actress Mo'Nique Up To These Days?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 6, 2012 10:56 AM
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In case you're wondering what comedian, actress, talk show host Mo'Nique has been up to lately...
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Will Smith's 'Redemption Of Cain' Is Moving Forward At Sony; Gets July 13 Start Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 6, 2012 10:34 AM
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Officially confirming what we've previously announced, and now with a definite greenlight and production start date...
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Call For Proposals For Production Of South Africa's NFVF Women Filmmaker Project

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 6, 2012 9:58 AM
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NOTE: This is only open to South African citizens or residents of South Africa. So for our readers in the country (and I know we have a strong presence there), or if you know anyone who qualifies, read on from the press release:

Trailer - Ving Rhames In 'Death Race 3: Inferno'

  • By Sergio
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  • September 6, 2012 9:55 AM
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Truth be told, I genuinely admire actors like Ving Rhames and Vivica A. Fox. Sure it's easy to mock them for their choices, their presumed limited acting talent, and to call them C-List actors. But the fact of the matter is that, they're two very rare actors in Hollywood.

Watch New Web Series 'Mommy Uncensored' (Based On Real-Mommy Experiences)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 6, 2012 9:45 AM
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Described as The Bernie Mac Show meets The New Adventures Of Old Christine, this new web series chronicles Karen Wright’s uncharted journey through the crazy realities of being a stay-at-home mom.

BFI '12 Preview: Shocking South African Drama 'Accession' (HIV-Positive Man Seeks Virgin For Cure Myth)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 6, 2012 9:29 AM
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The uncompromising, documentary-style South African drama Accession, directed by Johannesburg native Michael J. Rix (Tengers), will screen at this year's BFI London Film Festival (October 10-21) as part of its Dare section. The film, which premiered at the Durban International Film Festival this past July, will compete next at the 25th Tokyo International Film Festival in October.

'No Love in the Wild' - bell hooks' 'Beast Of The Southern Wild' Critique

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 6, 2012 9:00 AM
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If you've been reading this blog long enough, you'll know that we're fans of bell hooks' critiques, essays, analyses, etc, on all things *black cinema.* We've referenced her words from time to time. When bell speaks, we pay attention, whether we agree with her or not.

SyFy Picks Up Stateside Rights To Sky 1's 'Sinbad' (Sophie Okonedo, Ashley Walters, George Harris)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 6, 2012 8:45 AM
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Our readers in the UK have already seen the some if not all of the new series - the BBC/Sky 1 HD production of Sinbad - that features performances from the likes of Elliot Knight, Sophie Okonedo, George Harris, Ashley Walters and Estella Daniels. It began airing July 8.

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