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"Remember Us?" Leading Ladies Of Color In British Cinema History

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • June 5, 2012 9:50 PM
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There's been a lot of recent Internet chatter about the upcoming sports drama Fast Girls, and how it features the first lead performance by a black actress in a British film.  Not to take anything away from actress Lenora Crichlow, but that just isn't so.

After Years Of Rumors Of A Feud, Oprah Winfrey Chats w/ 50 Cent This Sunday On OWN

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 5, 2012 8:56 PM
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This could be worth watching; I wonder what she's going to ask him... what they're going to talk about.

Watch: First Bits Of Footage From "Django Unchained"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 5, 2012 6:20 PM
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Quentin Tarantino says his highly-anticipated Django Unchained will make audiences uncomfortable, stating that he wants to show us how fucked up America was back then (it's still fucked up now); Star Jamie Foxx calls it a love story at its core.

Say Hello To Little Hushpuppy In First Clip From 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 5, 2012 6:05 PM
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I'll skip the intro; you folks should know all about this film's journey already; we've written about it enough times :)

Official Poster For 'Soft Focus' + Premiere Event Details (2nd S&A Black Filmmaker Challenge Winner)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 5, 2012 5:47 PM
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Watch: 'Ladies & Gentlemen, Jordan Rock' (A Glimpse Into The World Of The 20-Year-Old Comedian)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 5, 2012 5:22 PM
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The backstory from the press release follows immediately below; and underneath, you'll find the entire 25-minute film embedded for your viewing pleasure...
More: Chris Rock

T’challa aka Black Panther Coming Soon To A Theater Near You?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 5, 2012 5:09 PM
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Things that make you go hmm... our friends at Latino Review are reporting that Marvel Studios is finally prepping a Black Panther movie.

Hand-Drawn Animation Adventure Feature "Zarafa" Acquired For US Distribution

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 5, 2012 4:20 PM
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Independent distributor GKids has picked up US distribution rights to the French animated feature Zarafa.

More Join Cast Of "12 Years A Slave" + We Now Know Who Will Play Edwin Epps

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 5, 2012 4:02 PM
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Speculate no more; after months, and several posts wondering what role Michael Fassbender would play in Steve McQueen's adaptation of Solomon Northup's 12 Years A Slave - specifically, whether he'll play the narrative's main "villain" the incredibly cruel plantation owner, Edwin Epps (who Northup spends a significant portion of his 12 years in bondage with) - we have our answer.

Michael Jai White, Lynn Whitfield Star As Terminally Ill Mother & Son In "Somebody's Child"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 5, 2012 3:11 PM
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Michael Jai White and Lynn Whitfield have signed on to star in the GMC original TV movie titled Somebody's Child.

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