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Danny Glover's Toussaint L'Ouverture Film That Never Was, But Could Still Be

  • By Courtney
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  • July 27, 2012 6:34 PM
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When Tambay spoke to Danny Glover about his long-in-development Toussaint L'Ouverture film last fall, this is what he had to say:

Mitt Romney's TV Ad For Black Folks (... No Seriously)

  • By Sergio
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  • July 27, 2012 5:50 PM
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Honestly, I had some very serious doubts about posting this. Really.

This Week In Black Television - Vampires, Mutants and Hackers - OH MY!

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • July 27, 2012 2:58 PM
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This week I recap and explore returning shows like Leverage, Alphas and The Closer as well as touch on True Blood and The Newsroom!

Watch Spike Lee Resurrect Mookie In New Clip From 'Red Hook Summer'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 27, 2012 1:05 PM
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Earlier this week, I attended a press screening of the recut version of Spike Lee's much-discussed and debated Red Hook Summer; and even though I saw it at the Sundance Film Festival in January, and reviewed it soon after, I plan to write a new review of the film, based on the new edit I saw this week. 

Celebrating 20 Years Of African Cinema At ADIFF This Weekend (NYC)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 27, 2012 12:50 PM
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Starting today, Fri, July 27, throughout the rest of the weekend, the African Diaspora International Film Festival TC Series will celebrate 20 years of African films, featuring film screenings and speakers from countries within the continent.

'Devil Wears Prada' Screenwriter Hired To Pen Script For Willow Smith's 'Annie' reboot

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 27, 2012 10:53 AM
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Whoopi Goldberg's Kickstarter Campaign To Fund Moms Mabley Doc A Resounding Success!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 27, 2012 10:14 AM
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Despite some criticism of her use of the online crowd-funding website to raise funds for her Moms Mabley documentary (especially in light of what I referred to in a previous post as "Kickstarter Fatigue"), Whoopi Goldberg has reached her campaign goal; she actually surpassed it, raising over $73,000, when her goal was to raise $65,000.

Laurence Fishburne Will Play Tough Cop Born To Hunt Serial Killers In NBC's 'Hannibal'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 27, 2012 9:38 AM
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Laurence Fishburne is no longer "circling," and is now confirmed to play the pivotal role of Jack Crawford, the agent-in-charge at the Behavioral Science Unit of the FBI, who is tasked with tracking down a certain flesh-eating serial killer - a role played by Dennis Farina in Manhunter, Scott Glenn in The Silence of the Lambs and Harvey Keitel in Red Dragon. 

Exclusive: Kimberly Elise Talks Working w/ African Filmmakers, VH1's 'Bounce', Upcoming Projects & More!

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • July 27, 2012 9:00 AM
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Prior to her acting debut in 1996’s Set It Off, Kimberly Elise arrived in L.A. as a writer/director. At that time, thanks to a short film she helmed, Elise was admitted to the Graduate Director’s Program at The American Film Institute. “I made 3 films and had the most educational year of my life up to that point,” says the four time NAACP Award winner, who switched gears to full-time actress after she was offered the role of a single mom set to execute a bank robbery alongside three other women in F. Gary Gray’s action crime thriller.
More: Interview

New In USA Theaters - Award-Winning Drama 'Falling Overnight' By Conrad Jackson

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 27, 2012 8:58 AM
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I interviewed writer/director Conrad Jackson (photo above) 2 days ago, and will be posting a summary of that conversation later today, as his feature film debut, Falling Overnight, makes its theatrical debut today - Friday, the 27th of July, at Cinema Village in NYC.

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