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Black Panther, Storm A Couple No More; Marriage Annulled (Set Up For Black Panther Movie?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 2, 2012 6:56 PM
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Two comic book-related stories posted on the same day on S&A, and both have something to do with Storm; has to be a record! Although, this story doesn't have a movie attached to it... not yet anyway.

Exclusive Brooklyn Theatrical Engagement Of 'Red Hook Summer' w/ Spike Lee In Person!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 2, 2012 5:47 PM
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I've seen it twice already - the original cut at the Sundance Film Festival in January, and again about a week ago, at a press screening here in NYC.
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Watch 'FiGHT DANCE SiNG: a Capoeirista's story' (Filmmaker Releases Feature Online For Free)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 2, 2012 4:48 PM
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Titled, FiGHT DANCE SiNG: A Capoeirista's story, it's a film that was sent to me by the filmmaker early last month, a feature, his debut, which he made for virtually nada, and has uploaded it to YouTube for audiences to discover and watch for free!

Octavia Spencer Joins Paula Patton, Derek Luke In Rom-Com 'Baggage Claim'

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  • August 2, 2012 3:44 PM
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Octavia Spencer continues to rack up the projects... certainly no post-Oscar curse here!

Andre Royo, Yasiin Bey (Previously Known As Mos Def) Join Casts Of Separate Projects

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 2, 2012 3:26 PM
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Some quickie casting news... First, Andre Royo has joined Dayo Okeniyi (Thresh in The Hunger Games) in the indie coming-of-age drama titled The Spectacular Now, an adaptation of a novel by Tim Tharp, to be directed by James Ponsoldt (Smashed), which centers on "a charismatic high school senior who lives only for the moment."

Showtime Sets Air Date For Larry Wilmore's 'Race, Religion & Sex' (Could Lead To Series)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 2, 2012 2:42 PM
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As was announced in February, funnyman Larry Wilmore (known most as The Daily Show's "Senior Black Correspondent") has a few new TV projects on the horizon.

Marla Gibbs Will Be Feisty Rose Price In Indie Feature 'Grantham And Rose' (Tessa Thompson, A Maybe)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 2, 2012 2:09 PM
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Marla Gibbs has been cast in Kristin Hanggi's feature film directorial debut Grantham And Rose, which follows the story of 17-year-old Grantham Portnoy (to be played by Jake T. Austin) learning to become a man, with some challenges.

James Baldwin Was Born Today; No Biopic Yet, So Watch 'Take This Hammer'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 2, 2012 1:39 PM
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James Arthur Baldwin was born on this day, August 2, in 1924. He would have been 88 years young, were he still alive today.

Danish-Produced Documentary ‘The Ambassador’ vs. The Liberian Government

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 2, 2012 12:59 PM
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A film we've been following here on S&A as it travels the film festival circuit, but I haven't had a chance to see yet (I finally will next week Tuesday), titled The Ambassador - provocative Danish director Mads Brügger's said to be darkly comic, genre-bending piece of journalism, in which he rips the corroded lid off the global scheme of political corruption and exploitation happening in "one of the most dangerous places on the planet," the Central African Republic.

Nelsan Ellis Is 'Wainwright' In Mira Nair's International Thriller 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 2, 2012 12:12 PM
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Lots of Nelsan Ellis news this week; this is the third project announcement we've made since Monday (the other 2 being a feature documentary he's directing called Damn Wonderful and being cast as Martin Luther King Jr in Lee Daniels' upcoming bio The Butler.

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