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Kelly Rowland Lands Lead Role In New Scripted BET Pilot From 'Buppies' Creator

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 17, 2012 1:27 PM
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Kelly Rowland has signed up to star in a comedy pilot for BET, exec-produced by The Bernie Mac Show's Warren Hutcherson, and written and co-executive produced by Julian Breece (remember him? He created that Tatyana Ali web series we featured on the old S&A site called Buppies).

In 'Griffin' 4 Inner City Teens Struggle To Survive, As They Become Father Figures To Each Other

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 17, 2012 1:03 PM
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I like what the filmmaker did with the promo trailer; it's convincing. One thing I always encourage filmmakers taking the crowd-funding route to do, is, if you can, giving your potential donors something to look at. Words can only do so much. Especially if few are familiar with your ability, or what you've done previously, if anything.

New In USA Theaters This Weekend: 'Sparkle' Revived & Tracy Morgan As Hapless Drug Dealer

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 17, 2012 11:35 AM
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Revisiting 'Hancock' - What The Last Black Superhero Movie Could Have Been...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 17, 2012 11:08 AM
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Well, if the movie is done well. Will Smith did one [Hancock] that was kind of silly. I don’t know why they even did that movie. But if they do Black Panther with some class and some creativity, I think it would go over big-time.

Exclusive: Haile Gerima Talks 'Teza,' 'Sankofa,' and His Concern for the Future of Black Indie Cinema

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • August 17, 2012 11:08 AM
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"And for me it is not only wanting to tell your story, but to also tell it your way that’s part of the struggle. I am not interested only in telling a story, but I want to tell it my way."

Sanaa Lathan Talks About Plans For A 'Best Man' Sequel

  • By Sergio
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  • August 17, 2012 10:20 AM
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I know a lot of people have been begging for one. Why, I honestly don't know. Was the first one THAT great? I barely remember a damn thing about it. But nevertheless, there are people anxiously waiting for a followup.

Cast This: What If 'The Expendables' Were Women? Sequel Director Would Love To Do It...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 17, 2012 9:59 AM
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Expendables 2 director Simon West is reportedly eyeing Angelina Jolie, Cameron Diaz and Milla Jovovich for an all-female spin-off of the The Expendables franchise, telling E! Online, "I like the idea of the Expenda-Belles where it's seven or eight women mercenaries. It would be Angelina Jolie, Cameron Diaz, Milla Jovovich, the list goes on. Helen Mirren, Jamie Lee Curtis would be great... It would be running parallel. They would meet up and then they would fight and they would join up and save each other."

Review - 'Sparkle' (A Remake That Doesn't Live Up To The Original)

  • By Masha Dowell
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  • August 17, 2012 9:34 AM
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It's rare that I vouch for a film greatly before I’ve seen it. I love cinema way too much to do that. However, that is not the case with Tri-Star’s “Sparkle.”
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Trailer Watch - Forest Whitaker In Hardcore Action Flick 'The Last Stand'

  • By Sergio
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  • August 16, 2012 10:58 PM
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NOW we're talking! Here's the just-released trailer for the upcoming hardcore action flick, The Last Stand, marking the return to the screen, in a lead role, for Arnold Schwarzenegger, doing what he knows best: knocking heads and creating mayhem.

We Need To Educate Ourselves On Race vs. Ethnicity (And Other Things I Learned From The Ongoing Zoe Saldana/Nina Simone Conversation)

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • August 16, 2012 10:17 PM
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The widespread public reaction to this week's news that actress Zoe Saldana has replaced singer Mary J. Blige in the planned Nina Simone biopic has been very interesting-- if not troubling.

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