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Filmed Stage Plays With Hollywood Stars - Who’s Watching?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 2, 2012 10:40 AM
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Maybe I've just had my head in the sand (or clouds), and have only recently begun to recognize what feels like a proliferation of these filmed stage plays, some with and others without a live audience.

Nelson Mandela Became South Africa's President Today... Watch "The Life & Times of Nelson Mandela"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 2, 2012 10:04 AM
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Court Rules On "Tintin In Congo" Suit Claiming It "Commercializes Racial Superiority"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 2, 2012 9:42 AM
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Remember this case we told you about last fall... as I noted back then, if the court ruled in his favor, this could certainly open a Pandora's Box, as suggested by the attorney for the defendants.

Watch: BBC Drama "My Murder", Starring John Boyega

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • May 2, 2012 9:05 AM
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Tambay first told us about the BBC's based-on-real-life drama, My Murder, which stars John Boyega, in March.

Dana Verde Talks To S&A About Challenges Of Shopping Her 1st Feature, Being Afro-Latina, Unifying Diaspora & More!

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • May 2, 2012 9:00 AM
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Filmmaker Dana Verde has left her home in Brooklyn, NY to shop her very first feature in L.A., where she has been for the past few months. The Brooklyn-set rom-com, to be titled Jump-off, follows a commitment phobic man coming to terms with his issues of emotional unavailability, which stem from witnessing his mother’s unstable relationships and his womanizing father.
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FLASH! Four Alarm Fire At Tyler Perry Studios

  • By Sergio
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  • May 2, 2012 8:03 AM
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Investigators are current trying to determine what was the cause of a four alarm fire that struck Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta late Tuesday night. The fire bought over 100 firefighters who responded to battle the blaze which took about an hour to put out.

Watch Now: Tina Mabry's Compelling Futurestates Short "Crossover"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • May 1, 2012 9:12 PM
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We've covered some very thought-provoking short films, such as Remigration by Barry Jenkins and White by Sayeeda Clarke, from the popular Futurestates series and today we get to add another one to the list.  Crossover, directed by Tina Mabry (Mississippi Damned), was just released and -- as expected -- does not disappoint.

Doc "Uprising: Hip Hop & The LA Riots" Airing Tonight at 9pm ET on VH1 (Snoop Dogg Narrates)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • May 1, 2012 7:02 PM
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A quick reminder...

7 Black Superhero Movies (The Good, The Bad & The Ugly)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 1, 2012 6:44 PM
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I watched the double-bill of Meteor Man and Blankman last night (talk about torture), as part of my research for an entry I was going to post on the dearth of black Superhero movies; further googling on the matter led me to this 7-minute piece from Korey over at the Black Superhero Blog that humorously sums it up.

LAFF 2012 - First Look At Wendell Pierce, Aja Naomi King, Emory Cohen, E.J. Bonilla In "Four"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 1, 2012 6:28 PM
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It was one of several projects I included on my Sundance 2012 Film Festival predictions list, although it didn't debut at that festival.

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