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Get Familiar With Lupita Nyong'o's Work Before Seeing Her In '12 Years A Slave;' Watch 'Shuga'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 15, 2012 10:04 AM
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The announcement that she'd been cast in quite a meaty role in Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave naturally led some to wonder about her past work, given that, as I noted in that post, looking over her IMDB page, the Kenyan actress has primarily crew credits on a few projects, but little in the acting department. Although on her Twitter page, she lists herself as an actor first, a graduate of Yale School of Drama.

Neil deGrasse Tyson On The Science In This Summer's Blockbuster Movies

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 15, 2012 9:32 AM
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It's Friday...

'Awkward Black Girl' Returns - Watch Season 2, Episode 1 Now!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 14, 2012 9:25 PM
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Well, here ya go... all of you who've been suffering from Awkward Black Girl withdrawal. Issa Rae returns... season 2 has officially begun.

ABFF Announces 'Talk Series': Master Classes, Panels & Celebrity Conversations

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • June 14, 2012 7:59 PM
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The American Black Film Festival has just announced its Talk Series lineup, which will run at the festival next week in Miami, Florida from June 20-23.
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Spike Lee Exec Produced 'You’re Nobody ’til Somebody Kills You' Gets Release Date, Trailer

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 14, 2012 6:22 PM
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Watch: A Glimpse Of The Mythical Beasts In 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 14, 2012 5:46 PM
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Fox Searchlight is obviously in full marketing mode, leading up to the release of Benh Zeitlin's Beasts Of The Southern Wild, which opens theatrically on June 27 - just 2 weeks from now.

What To Do About Kickstarter And IndieGoGo Fundraising Campaign Fatigue...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 14, 2012 5:18 PM
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I don't know about the rest of you folks, but I think I'm beginning to experience Kickstarter and IndieGoGo fatigue, but I don't know what the cure is.

So much for being 'Unchained.' Adidas Intros JS Roundhouse Mids With Shackles

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 14, 2012 4:20 PM
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I normally wouldn't post an item like this, but this one I just couldn't pass up for what should be obvious reasons.

Tyler Perry Wants You (Talent Search To Win Role In Upcoming Movie)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 14, 2012 2:27 PM
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So you say you've always wanted to be in a Tyler Perry movie? You're in luck! 

Trailer For "Ballplayer: Pelotero" Arrives (The Dominican Republic's Most Valuable Export)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 14, 2012 1:52 PM
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Scheduled for release on July 13, 2012, both theatrical and VOD, courtesy of Strand Releasing, here's your first good look, via the film's first trailer, for Ballplayer: Pelotero - a documentary film that promises a gritty and never before seen look inside the world of Major League Baseball (MLB) training camps in the Dominican Republic.

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