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Sundance Institute Reveals 2012 Documentary Edit & Story Labs Projects ('Sembene!' Makes The Cut)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 19, 2012 9:33 AM
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A few projects on this list immediately caught my eye, and I'll further investigate each and profile here later (the Ousmane Sembene doc definitely is one to watch from here on, and I'm glad it's receiving the kind of broader attention).

Meet Bolaji Badejo - The 7ft 2in Nigerian Actor Who Played The Alien In 1979's 'Alien'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 18, 2012 9:00 PM
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It never occurred to me to browse through the credits of Ridley Scott's 1979 classic sci-fi/horror flick Alien, to find out who was underneath that monstrous Alien suit.

Official Poster Debut For Spike Lee's 'Red Hook Summer'

  • By Courtney
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  • June 18, 2012 7:02 PM
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Here's the poster debut for Spike Lee's much-talked about upcoming next joint, Red Hook Summer, which will be released on August 10 in the USA.

Tonight: Bounce TV Premiering Network's First Two Original Series, Starting at 9PM

  • By Courtney
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  • June 18, 2012 6:35 PM
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A reminder for tonight; but first check out Nijla's interviews (posted earlier today) with the stars of both new sereis, Omar Gooding (Family Ties) HERE; Joe Torry (Uptown Comic) HERE.

Watch 5-Minute Preview Of 'Hollywood Exes' Starring Ex-Wives Of Eddie Murphy, Will Smith, Prince, R. Kelly

  • By Courtney
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  • June 18, 2012 6:01 PM
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Lord help us.

It's Official! Arsenio Hall Is Returning To Late Night TV! (And Going For The Old Folks)

  • By Courtney
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  • June 18, 2012 5:46 PM
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It's done! After all the rumors that it might happen.

Jamie Foxx, Chris Rock, Idris Elba Reportedly Circling Lead Role In 'Intouchables' Remake

  • By Courtney
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  • June 18, 2012 5:10 PM
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We already know that The Weinstein Company (TWC) is moving full speed ahead with a remake of the French blockbuster hit The Intouchables, with Bridesmaids director Paul Feig is in early negotiations to direct the English-language remake for The Weinstein Company, and Colin Firth in early talks to star in the role played by François Cluzet.

On Rodney King And Finding Your Writing Voice...

  • By Tanya Steele
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  • June 18, 2012 3:55 PM
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America should legislate a 'moment of silence' for Rodney King on the day that he was brutally beaten. And, the moment of silence should be -one minute for every hit he endured. The media is running that vile beating, repeatedly. After the reporter headlines with, "Rodney King's troubled life." Reporting that, "Mr. King's fiance is stating that, "he was drinking all day Saturday and smoking marijuana." What if the reporter said, "Rodney King, who endured a violence that black americans have been subjected to, for centuries. We are, forever, indebted to him."

LAFF 2012 Review: Award-Winning Documentary 'Call Me Kuchu' Captures Humanity Amidst Hysteria

  • By Nijla Mumin
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  • June 18, 2012 3:55 PM
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That feverish pitch, or air of mass belief that I experienced during the missionary rally is the same thread brought out in the documentary, Call Me Kuchu, where co-directors Malika Zouhali-Worrall and Katherine Fairfax Wright examine religious fundamentalist fervor, much of it imported from abroad, and how it morphs into a kind of homophobic hysteria that both enables and fuels the Ugandan government to consider passing the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which would make homosexuality punishable by death.

Must-Watch: Poignant 'Sugar' Explores Struggles Faced By Dominican Ball Player w/ Subtlety & Realism

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • June 18, 2012 3:32 PM
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Here’s a film I should’ve watched three years ago upon its limited theatrical release; although it was indeed limited to only NY and LA. Sony Film Classics' 2009’s Indie Sugar is not your average sports flick; it avoids the usual for the love of the game and the glorious champion cliché’s so common among this genre.

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