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New On DVD: Groundbreaking 1986 Hip-Hop Doc Available Commercially For The 1st Time Ever

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 22, 2012 1:38 PM
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I received a screener copy of this and watched it recently; it's about an hour long, and I'd say not meant to be received as an all-encompassing history of hip-hop. But serves as a time capsule and the story behind its making deserves a documentary of its own, based on what I read.

Film By Jamaican-Born Hollywood Stuntman Showcases History Of Legendary Maroons Of Jamaica

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 22, 2012 1:22 PM
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Titled Akwantu: the Journey, the feature doc is directed by Roy T. Anderson, award-winning Hollywood stuntman to the stars (like Will Smith, Denzel Washington and Jamie Foxx).

Photos From Spike Lee's Brazil Documentary On Country's Advances, "Go Brazil, Go!"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 22, 2012 1:08 PM
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A pictorial update on Spike Lee's documentary titled Go Brazil GO!, which will focus on the rise of that country (on the move particularly politically and economically) on the international scene, as one of the BRIC countries, an acronym that refers to Brazil, Russia, India and China, all gradually shifting global economic power away from the so-called long-dominating developed G7 economies. It is estimated that BRIC economies will overtake G7 economies by 2027, as the balance of power shifts.

Ossie Davis/Ruby Dee Feature Documentary In Development (Fundraising)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 22, 2012 12:24 PM
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Now here's a project to get behind, if there ever was one!

"Red Tails" Arrives On Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Download Today, Loaded w/ Special Features

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 22, 2012 11:43 AM
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I'd say this has been 2012's most polarizing black film thus far.

T.I. Will Play Bounty Hunter On The Hunt In Universal Pictures "Identity Thief"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 22, 2012 11:24 AM
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Rapper-turned-actor (raptor) T.I. has signed up to play a bounty hunter in a Universal Pictures action/comedy titled Identity Thief.

Lee Daniels Talks Getting Back Into The Groove After 3-Year Drought

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 22, 2012 11:06 AM
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As he notes himself in the interview, he’s certainly been stacking up the projects over the last couple of years, since Precious, and with each one, I've wondered when Lee Daniels was going to actually, finally get the chance to make one of them? Since the theatrical release of Precious, Daniels’ name has been attached to quite a few projects – Selma, Miss Saigon, Iced, Anna In The Tropics, The Butler, and more, including, most recently, The Paperboy, based on an award-winning novel of the same name, written by Pete Dexter - a film that's making its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this week.

Brit Prison Drama "Screwed" Starring Noel Clarke Picked Up By USA Distributor

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 22, 2012 10:32 AM
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Screwed - the British prison drama that stars Mr Noel Clarke and James D’Arcy (Master And Commander) - will get a USA release, as it's been announced that Santa Monica, CA-based Inception Media Group, has acquired North American rights to the film.

Black & Sexy Sundays: Watch "Shut Up!" - Episode #6 Of "The Number"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 22, 2012 10:13 AM
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Cannes 2012 - South African Cinema Getting More Adventurous w/ Genres With "The Adventures Of Supermama"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 22, 2012 9:57 AM
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As we announced last week, the South African National Film & Video Foundation (NFVF) in association with the Department of Arts & Culture (DAC), is leading a South African delegation to the 65th Cannes Film Festival (which is currently underway, with about 5 days left until it ends).

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