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Exclusive Clip From Poignant, Painterly, Critically-Acclaimed Doc 'Detropia' (Opens 9/7)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 27, 2012 4:48 PM
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This incredibly moving, beautiful piece of documentary cinema tells the story of one city in economic decay; but this isn't just a Detroit problem; it's an American problem, and other cities within the country will eventually experience a similar fate; that is, unless something is done to reverse trends brought about by what we call globalization, as captains of industry make decisions based almost entirely on the need to generate profit.
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Revisiting Taye Diggs In 2006 Canceled ABC Series 'Day Break'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 27, 2012 4:32 PM
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I didn't watch this TV series when it originally aired in 2006, and I stumbled across it this weekend, while browsing through Netflix titles. And, remembering it, I decided to watch it, and ended up watching all 13 episodes over the weekend. 

Lifetime Releases Glam Cast Posters For All-Black 'Steel Magnolias' Cast

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 27, 2012 3:24 PM
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Lifetime has set October 7, at 9pm for the world premiere of its remake of the 1989 tear jerker drama, Steel Magnolias, with an all-African American cast that includes: Queen Latifah (she's also executive producer) as M'Lynn, Alfre Woodard as Ouiser, Phylicia Rashad as Clairee, Jill Scott as Truvy, Adepero Oduye as Annelle and Rashad’s daughter, Condola Rashad as Shelby. 

Anika Noni Rose Heading to CBS' New Sherlock Holmes Series, 'Elementary'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 27, 2012 3:13 PM
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Anika Noni Rose, who recently completed shooting on the film adaptation of Half Of A Yellow Sun, will guest-star on CBS's Sherlock Holmes adaptation titled, Elementary.

Berry Gordy Motown Musical Finds Its Berry Gordy, Diana Ross + Sets Opening Date, Synopsis

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 27, 2012 2:59 PM
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French, Rwandan Actress, Sonia Rolland, Making Directorial Debut w/ Drama 'An Ordinary Life'

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  • August 27, 2012 2:33 PM
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Loretta Devine Will Play Cedric The Entertainers Mother On 'The Soul Man'

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  • August 27, 2012 2:08 PM
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Loretta Devine is heading to the TV Land this week for a 2-episode arc in its freshman half-hour comedy series, The Soul Man.

How Do We Turn Our 'Rage' w/ Hollywood's Myopia Into Power, Influence, Action...?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 27, 2012 1:42 PM
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A quick editor's note...

Marvel Head All-But Confirms Thanos In 'Guardians Of The Galaxy;' Will Damion Poitier Play Him?

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  • August 27, 2012 12:40 PM
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According to the good folks at ComicBookMovie.com, Marvel head Kevin Feige all-but confirmed that Thanos - seen in the end credits of The Avengers - will be a part of the Guardians of the Galaxy film that is currently in development.

Watch 'Outrageous' TV Commercial Parody 'Voodoo Mama'

  • By Sergio
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  • August 27, 2012 12:40 PM
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A close friend of mine who felt this short was "outrageous" sent me this mock TV commerical for a fictional hot sause called Voodoo Mama. It stars Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider Man, Harry Potter films and Notting Hill) and Bilonda Mfunyi.

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