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Beyoncé Knowles, Director? Multi-Hyphenate Shopping Non-Fiction Feature Project To Studios

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2012 7:49 PM
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Why not, right? She's done (and continues to do) just about everything else - acting, singing, dancing, producing, clothing line, perfume... and maybe the toughest of them all - mother. She can do anything she wants, and given her international popularity, I doubt that she'll have much trouble attracting interest from the studios she's said to be shopping this upcoming documentary to.

First Look At Aunjanue Ellis As Baby-Snatcher Ann Pettway In 'Abducted: The Carlina White Story'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2012 7:09 PM
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Get Familiar w/ Actress/Screenwriter & '12 Years A Slave' Co-Star Kelsey Scott + Watch Reels

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 1, 2012 7:05 PM
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We now know actress/screenwriter Kelsey Scott is co-starring in Steve McQueen's hightly anticipated 12 Years A Slave. Tambay posted a first our first look at the Solomon Northup film earlier today. In the pic, shot from the set in NOLA, where it's currently filming, Scott is seen along side leading actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, rising star Quvenzhane Wallis and 5 year old actor Cameron Zeigler.  

Heartbreaking, Picturesque Colombian Drama 'Chocó' Gets A Trailer

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2012 6:32 PM
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It's titled simply Chocó, a film set in Colombia, which centers on the struggles of a 27-year-old mother of 2 (the titular Chocó), working a poorly-paid job in a gold mine, living in a tiny wooden hut, who's married to a reckless and abusive man named Everlides, a marimba player who gambles away their life savings.

Anna Maria Horsford Will Play Winston's Mother On 'New Girl'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2012 5:45 PM
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Anna Maria Horsford (an actress who's worked consistently since the late 1970s, in both film and on TV) is joining the cast of the Fox Comedy, New Girl, playing the mother of Lamorne Morris's character, Winston Bishop.

Coming To Showtime: 'Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic' & 'Suge Knight: American Dream-American Knightmare'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2012 5:25 PM
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Showtime is launching a new documentary series showcase titled Closeup, which will give measured and complex looks at the lives of several notable public figures, with Richard Pryor being among the first to be profiled.

Watch Trailer For Venezuelan Sports Drama 'Hermano' (Brother) - In Select Theaters August 24

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 1, 2012 5:17 PM
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The 2010 acclaimed Venezuelan film Hermano (Brother), directed by Marcel Rasquin from a script penned by Rasquin and Rohan Jones, will have a limited theatrical release starting Friday, August 24 at the AMC Empire 25 and Cinema Village theaters in New York City, and in several cities across the country including Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Diego and San Francisco (see venue information below).
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The Sound And Music Of 'The Dark Knight Rises' (Film School)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2012 4:58 PM
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I'm probably in the minority when I say that The Dark Knight Rises may be the least interesting and messiest of the Christopher Nolan trilogy of films; I especially didn't care for the unrelenting soundtrack that just seemed to overwhelm scenes; as I watched the film, I cherished those few moments of quiet, in which human voices were all my ears had to tolerate.

Chris Rock Talks Returning To Stand-up + Acting + Why He Turned Down 'Behanding in Spokane'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2012 3:47 PM
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“I haven’t done any dirty work in a while... I’m ready to curse. I’m ready to really, really be a bad boy. I’m ready to actually be Chris Rock... It’s time for me to hit the stage or something.”

Everyone's Gone Mad In First Full Trailer For Lee Daniels' Polarizing 'The Paperboy'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2012 3:10 PM
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A veteran industry writer recently told me that he's thinking of penning an essay comparing Lee Daniels to Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Food for thought... I'm looking forward to reading that piece.

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