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Forget HBO's "Girls" & Watch Issa Rae's "Awkward Black Girl" Instead; Season 2 Promo Arrives

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 25, 2012 4:49 PM
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Go ABG! She's already hung out with Donald Glover (he featured in one episode of ABG); and now guess who dropped by to say hello?

Don Cheadle Taking Miles Davis Project To Broadway w/ Kevin Navayne Starring; Film To Follow

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 25, 2012 3:30 PM
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Whoa! Well... maybe it's not such a surprise actually; I remember Jesse L. Martin saying that his Marvin Gaye film project might actually end up on stage before it becomes a film, given all the difficulties the project has faced in getting financed and produced. So it looks like Don Cheadle may be thinking along the same lines.

This Week in Black Television - Not So Common...

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • May 25, 2012 2:46 PM
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Let’s start with a review for the new USA Network series Common Law which stars an actor that the ladies swoon for, Jack McGee.  Um, just kidding, unless the ladies have blue hair.  I’m talking about Michael Ealy, most recently the co-star of Think Like A Man and best known as Ricky in the Barbershop movies, as well as for his charming looks and rugged (yet oddly often boyish) personality.  In Common he plays Travis Marks, a Los Angeles cop (yes, ANOTHER cop show) whose police captain (the aforementioned Jack McGee) forces him into couples therapy with his longtime partner Wes (Warren Kole) that he no longer gets along with to the point that it’s affecting their cases.  The two do indeed bicker like an old married couple, quick to expose each other’s insecurities and such.  Sorta like The Odd Couple if they were cops, with Ealy being Oscar Madison if Oscar could really get those attractive women he was always seen with.  So after two episodes how does the show stand up? 

"Queen Of The Damned" With Aaliyah Coming Out On Blu-Ray DVD In Sept

  • By Sergio
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  • May 25, 2012 2:29 PM
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Warner Home Video has been throwing caution to the wind lately, and has been pretty aggressive announcing new blu-ray DVD releases of their older titles, from the 1970's to the early 2000's.

David E. Talbert's "A Fool And His Money" Coming Out on DVD

  • By Sergio
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  • May 25, 2012 2:10 PM
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I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I always wonder if David E. Talbert is always kicking himself for letting Tyler Perry beat him to the punch.

"Black Filmmakers Are (Or Should Be) Obligated To Tell Stories Primarily About Black People" (Discuss)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 25, 2012 1:19 PM
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Slow news day, so how about a survey? :)

"The French Connection" - A Film Series About "The Other France" Presented By ADIFF

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 25, 2012 12:42 PM
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For a full lineup of all the films scheduled to screen in the series, click HERE - including documentaries on Frantz Fanon, Sotigui Kouyate, and Josefine Baker. 

2012 Brooklyn Film Festival Announces Line-Up For "Decoy" Edition ("Brooklyn Castle" Makes Cut)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 25, 2012 12:15 PM
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S&A highlights of relevant films are forthcoming - especially those we haven't covered previously. 

Gabrielle Union Talks "Being Mary Jane": Pilot Episode Wrapped + Character & Plot Breakdown

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 25, 2012 11:27 AM
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I know some of you expressed some concern for what the focus (or foci) would be in the new BET hour-long drama from the Akils, Being Mary Jane, starring Gabrielle Union.

In Theaters This Weekend: Will Smith Bets On "Black" + Omar Sy Is One Of The "Intouchables"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 25, 2012 11:01 AM
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Men In Black 3 opens today in the USA, in case you've had your head buried in the sand all week. I've seen it, and I'm guessing Sergio has as well. 

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