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Preview Somali Pirate Thriller 'A Hijacking' (Takes Tragic Global Economic Disparities Into Consideration)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 15, 2012 12:24 PM
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The Somali pirate movie bomb-rush I expected to come over the last couple of years never did quite materialize, despite the few related projects that were announced.

First Look At Tatyana Ali, Lyriq Bent, Stephan James In Sudz Sutherland's Indie Drama 'Home Again'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 15, 2012 11:53 AM
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The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) lineup at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival includes premieres of three new feature films by acclaimed Toronto directors, showcasing the NFB’s role in unique and innovative Canadian cinema.

Two Jay-Z Docs Reportedly Coming: One From Will & Jada Smith; The Other, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 15, 2012 11:31 AM
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First, the New York Daily News (NYDN) reported that Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith were producing a Watch the Throne documentary, via their Overbrook Entertainment company. A portion of that doc was reportedly leaked onto the web last week, and according the the NYDN, the documentary film will give fans a look at the highly successful album’s recording process, and will make its premiere in full at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, Sept. 9.

Morris Chestnut Will Play Halle Berry's Love Interest In 'The Hive" + Joins 'Kick-Ass 2' Cast

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 15, 2012 11:05 AM
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Is it just me, or does it feel like Morris Chestnut has been on the quiet side lately? I know he was last in Think Like A Man, but his role wasn't a significant one (he wasn't in the starring cast, in the kind of film that he'd usually be on the short list of black actors being considered to star in).

Lennie James To Play 'Part Cop, Part Perp' In New Dark Crime Drama Series On AMC

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 15, 2012 10:43 AM
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Lennie James may not be a household name (yet - especially here in the USA), but the man stays employed, both here in the USA, and in the UK; plus he's very good at what he does, so you should know him and his work.

First Look At, And New Info On John Akomrah's 'Peripeteia' (Based On 16th Century Dürer Painting)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 15, 2012 10:16 AM
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One of several S&A 2012 Toronto Interntational Film Festival highlights... British/Ghanaian filmmaker John Akomfrah's latest work, titled Peripeteia. 

Nathan Stewart-Jarrett ('Misfits') Headlines Cult Conspiracy 6-Part Drama Series 'Utopia'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 15, 2012 9:57 AM
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Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Misfits) has been cast alongside Paul Higgins, Alexandra Roach and Neil Maskell to headline an ensemble cast for a new C4 6-part, 6-hour series titled Utopia.

Watch Episode 2 Of New Docu-Series From Black Public Media - 'Ask A Muslim'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 15, 2012 9:40 AM
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BlackPublicMedia.org and the National Black Programming Consortium present their first episode of the new Ask A Muslim series.

Trailer Watch - Gabourey Sidibe In 'Seven Psychopaths'

  • By Sergio
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  • August 15, 2012 12:53 AM
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Here's the trailer for writer/director Martin McDonagh's violent action comedy, Seven Psychopaths, which will premiere as a Midnight Madness selection at the Toronto International Film Festival, next month, before it opens threatically on October 12.

Trailer: Feature Doc '9.79*' (1988 Olympic 100m Final That Resulted In Ben Johnson's Gold Medal Strip)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 14, 2012 8:43 PM
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