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Watch: Steve Harvey's Tearful Goodbye To Stand-Up At His Final Show

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 9, 2012 5:13 PM
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Well, he HAS been at it for over a quarter of a century, and with the immense success he's enjoying in other areas - books, radio, TV, film, and probably more, it makes sense.

'Luther' Creator Says Alice Is Getting A Spin-Off Series + There's Lots Of Interest In 'Luther' Movie

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 9, 2012 4:39 PM
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It should be absolutely no secret to anyone reading S&A that we love the BBC detective series Luther, which stars Idris Elba. It's the kind of series that we wish existed, and was grown right here, Stateside, on American TV (although Luther does air on BBC America, and BET did recently air a marathon of the series on its cable TV channel). 

World Premiere Of 'Flight' Announced As Closing Night Film For 2012 New York Film Festival

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 9, 2012 3:37 PM
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I'll be there, as I am every year at the New York Film Festival, which is always a treat for film lovers, boasting an international cinema feast, including some of the best new work from around the world; so this is most exciting!

Review - 'Red Hook Summer' (An Attempt To Make Sense Of Spike Lee's Trip To Wonderland)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 9, 2012 3:23 PM
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Well, after first seeing the film at the Sundance Film Festival in January, I wrote a lengthy piece sharing my many reactions to what I saw then; skip ahead almost 8 months later, when I saw the revised cut of the film at a press screening about 2 weeks ago, and, despite it being 15 minutes shorter, my reactions were still exactly the same as the first time I saw the film.

Naomi Campbell 'Too Nice' For A Reality Show?

  • By Sergio
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  • August 9, 2012 3:18 PM
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Well if this doesn't beat all. Naomi Campbell may be too nice for her own reailty show?

All New Naomie Harris As 'Eve' 'Skyfall' Character Poster

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 9, 2012 2:21 PM
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To be frank, if it weren't for Naomie Harris' involvement in this, I probably wouldn't be much interested in seeing it. I'm ready for another 007 redo.

Salim Akil On 'Sparkle' Studio Input: "Was A Nice, Small, Fun Movie Until Whitney Died & Then It Was Crazy"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 9, 2012 1:48 PM
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Well, one day S&A will be big enough to get a sit-down interview with Salim and Mara Brock Akil. Until then, we'll have to pinch from those who are big enough, like The Hollywood Reporter, who published a lengthy piece on the dynamic duo, today, on its website.

Maysles Cinema Introduces Monthly Film Series Exploring Integral Elements Of Hip Hop Culture & Influence

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 9, 2012 12:56 PM
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Tomorrow night, August 10th, starting at 7:30pm... titled The 5th Element?, Maysles Cinema here in NYC introduces a monthly film series exploring the integral elements of hip hop's culture and influence beyond the traditional four: the MC, DJ, Bboying, and Graffiti.

Chris Rock-Produced Late Night Series Starring W. Kamau Bell Premieres TONIGHT On FX!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 9, 2012 12:26 PM
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Time flies...

Steven Barnes' 'Zulu Heart' & Other Sci-fi, Fantasy Novels About Black People In Need Of Film Adaptations

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 9, 2012 11:55 AM
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Almost on the heels of Andre Seewood's thoughtful and informative Freeing (Black) Science Fiction From The Chains Of Race piece (read it HERE), I thought I'd revisit a topic we've tackled before - novels by and about people of African descent that you'd like to see adapted for the screen.

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