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Robbie Morgan To Play Miles Davis In Monica Zetterlund Biopic; Amelia Fowler As Ella Fitzgerald

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 6, 2012 5:17 PM
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Well, it's not Don Cheadle's Miles Davis project, or even a Miles Davis-centered film, but you should know that production is in full swing in Trollhättan, Sweden on a feature film titled Monica Z (full title Monica – A Lingonberry in a Cocktail) based on the life of the famous Swedish jazz vocalist and actress, Monica Zetterlund, whose career ran from the late 1950s until 2005, when she passed.

Watch A New Clip From Noel Clarke's Sport's Dramedy "Fast Girls" Starring Lenora Critchlow

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 6, 2012 4:07 PM
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Written by and co-starring Noel Clarke (Kidulthood, 4.3.2.1), the forthcoming drama Fast Girls stars a multi-racial cast, and centers on a "street-smart" runner who forms a rivalry with an equally ambitious wealthy athlete.

Watch: First Full Trailer For Quentin Tarantino's Slave Revenge Pic 'Django Unchained'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 6, 2012 3:33 PM
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I figured it would leak online before tonight's Entertainment Tonight official premiere.

South African Cinema Getting More Adventurous With Genres With "Copposites"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 6, 2012 2:46 PM
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A hat tip to our friends at Twitch for this one.

Premiere Brazil! Teases 2012 Lineup (Introducing Audiences To New Brazilian Cinema)

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  • June 6, 2012 2:01 PM
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Fascinating New Documenatry 'Harlem USA' Makes Its U.K. & North American Premieres This Month

  • By Sergio
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  • June 6, 2012 1:51 PM
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After watching the two trailers for this new documentary, Harlem USA, I was totally hooked; and I'll wager to bet you will be too.

Flaming Lips, Erykah Badu Respond To Fan Outrage Over Controversial Video

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 6, 2012 1:31 PM
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OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM - WAYNE COYNE / FLAMING LIPS "The video link that was erroneously posted on Pitchfork by the Flaming Lips of the Music Video 'The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face', which features Erykah Badu, is unedited and unapproved.. Sorry!! We, the Flaming Lips, accept full responsibility for prematurely having Pitchfork post it. It has outraged and upset a segment of fans and we apologize if we offended any viewers!!! This is a Flaming Lips video which features Erykah Badu and her sister Nayrok and is not meant to be considered an Erykah Badu or Nayrok statement, creation, or approved version.”

Review - Morgan Freeman Looks Bored In The Sterile "The Magic Of Belle Isle"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 6, 2012 1:00 PM
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A question that filmmakers are sometimes told to ask themselves before deciding to embark on any project is whether it's a film that just has to be made - maybe because it's filling some need that's been relatively ignored. Rob Reiner's The Magic Of Belle Isle is as conventional and predictable a narrative as you can get in 2012, which left me wondering why it was made in the first place. 

Marvel In The Civil Rights Era: A Noble Panther, A Gritty Cage

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 6, 2012 12:01 PM
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Perfectly timed, this essay penned by mystery writer Gary Phillips, was actually posted on the LA Times' Hero Complex site a day BEFORE last night's report that Marvel Studios might be pushing forward with a Black Panther movie.

THE GAME season finale - What Did You All Think?

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • June 6, 2012 11:40 AM
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Well the season finale for The Game went down last night and it was…well, it was just okay. 

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