Shadow and Act

S. Epatha Merkerson's Directorial Debut "The Contradictions of Fair Hope" Hits Summer Festival Circuit

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 17, 2012 4:20 PM
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A film we first profiled in February this year is now prepping to make its official debut; here's further info on the project via press release:

Bounce TV To Honor Donna Summer w/ "Soul Train" Episode & "Thank God It's Friday" Broadcast

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  • May 17, 2012 4:07 PM
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I'm sure everyone has heard the sad news by now... RIP Donna Summer.

Cannes 2012: Cuba Gooding Jr. Actioner "Deception" Acquired By Voltage Pictures, Shopped At Market

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  • May 17, 2012 3:49 PM
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More Cannes film market deals... Voltage Pictures has acquired international sales rights to the Cuba Gooding Jr. action flick titled Deception, which it will shop to buyers at the Cannes film market this week.

Africa First 2012 Profile: Advisor Keith Shiri On The Program's Pressures & Successes

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  • May 17, 2012 3:21 PM
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Isaiah Washington, Nikki M. James, Evan Ross Join Casts Of 3 Separate Film Projects

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  • May 17, 2012 2:16 PM
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Some quickie film casting news...

Cannes 2012: Marlon Wayans' Directorial Debut, Co-Starring Essence Atkins, Looking For A USA Home

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 17, 2012 1:40 PM
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Announced on this site in early February... Essence Atkins and Marlon Wayans star in the indie comedy/spoof titled Smart Ass, which is decribed as a spoof of all those found-footage flicks that have been released quite a bit in recent years.

"A Walk Among The Tombstones" Gets Some Life Again; Will TJ Come Along For The Ride?

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  • May 17, 2012 1:18 PM
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Liam Neeson isn't at all the face I pictured when I read this novel awhile ago. For starters, I imagined someone younger actually - maybe early to mid-40s. Neeson will be 60 next month.

Does The New "Prometheus" International Poster Reveal Idris Elba's Character's Fate?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 17, 2012 12:29 PM
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A week or so ago, Sergio asked for your thoughts on whether Idris Elba's character in the film lives until the end, or if he succumbs to the "Brotha Rule" - token black guy whose purpose really is to be sacrificed so that the others (the white characters) can live.

3 UK *Urban-Themed* Productions Hit US Shores: "Shank," "Anuvahood," & "Sket"

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  • May 17, 2012 12:02 PM
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2 British films we've covered are now available here in the USA on DVD/Blu-ray/VOD, with a third one on the way, scheduled for an end-of-the-month Stateside release.

French Rapper-Turned-Actor Joeystarr Co-Stars In "Polisse" (Criticize His Performance At Your Own Risk)

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • May 17, 2012 8:59 AM
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The feature-length French police procedural Polisse, from director/writer Maïwenn, has been garnering acclaim since 2011, when it took home the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.  This year, it received an impressive 13 César Award nominations; including a Best Supporting Actor nod to rapper/actor Joeystarr.

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