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African Film Series Launches In Philadelphia

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 23, 2012 5:34 PM
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PHILADELPHIA, PA ‐‐‐ Cinémathèque Internationale of Philadelphia (www.cinemathequip.com) has launched a new film series in collaboration with the African American Museum of Philadelphia (http://aampmuseum.org/). Beginning in July 2012, Cinémathèque will present one film every third Thursday of the month to be screened at the museum, located at 701 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19106.

George Tillman Jr.'s 'The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete' Casts Up, Starts Production

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • July 23, 2012 5:16 PM
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A project we've been following since the initial announcement last summer, George Tillman Jr., director 1997's Soul Food, 2000's Men of Honor with Robert Deniro and Cuba Gooding Jr., 2009's Notorious and 2010's Faster starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, is set to direct State Street Pictures' The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete.

Unaccompanied Minors: Views of Youth in Films from the Collection (MoMA, NYC)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 23, 2012 4:38 PM
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The lineup includes films like Hollow, an Angolan feature film that tells the harrowing tale of N'dala, an orphan in Angola who becomes a drifting refugee in the beach shantytowns of Luanda, Angola's capitol, where he forms a ragtag group of family and friends, all trying to survive the desolate reality of a country ravaged by civil war.

Nigeria Demands Return Of Looted Benin Artifacts From Boston's Museum of Fine Arts

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 23, 2012 4:11 PM
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The National Commission for Museums and Monuments in Nigeria is demanding the return of 32 artifacts from Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, which were said to have been illegally taken by the British during the Benin Massacre of 1897.

Mike Epps Returning To 'The Hangover 3' As 'Black Doug'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 23, 2012 3:21 PM
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Mike Epps is "in negotiations" to return for the completely unnecessary 3rd installment of The Hangover franchise, helmed again by Todd Phillips.

Watch Cory Hardrict In Trailer For Apocalyptic Thriller 'The Day'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 23, 2012 2:54 PM
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He's also husband to actress Tia Mowry, for those who didn't know.

Polarizing *African Corruption* Doc 'The Ambassador' Gets New Trailer, Poster

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 23, 2012 2:20 PM
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I've yet to see this yet, but reviews I've read since its Sundance Film Festival debut earlier this year, have been decidedly mixed.

Chris Brown, Laz Alonso Dance Drama 'Planet B-Boy' Gets New Title, Trailer, Release Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 23, 2012 2:04 PM
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Trailer for a dance drama called Battle of the Year: The Dream Team, which stars Josh Holloway, Chris Brown, Laz Alonso, and Josh Peck.

'Girlfriends' Alum Golden Brooks Will Play a New Girlfriend In 'Hart of Dixie'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 23, 2012 1:38 PM
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Golden Brooks (likley most known for her work on Girlfriends years ago) has joined the cast of the CW's Hart of Dixie for its upcoming second season.

Keenan Ivory Wayans' Ex-Wife Joins Cast Of VH1's 'Hollywood Exes'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 23, 2012 1:23 PM
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Anyone keeping up with VH1's Hollywood Exes reality TV show?

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