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Wanna See Mike Tyson's Odd Polish Energy Drink Commercials?

  • By Sergio
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  • July 1, 2012 11:49 PM
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It's obvious that Mike Tyson has gone through a major image change. Once one of the most dangerous and feared men of them all, he's now seen more as comic relief.

Spike Lee Is TCM's Guest Programmer This Thursday July 5th

  • By Sergio
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  • July 1, 2012 11:09 PM
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Anyone who regularly watches the Turner Classic Movie cable channel (and if not, why aren't you?) knows that every week on a special night, they like to have some celebrity (usually an actor, director, film critic or writer) as the guest programmer, to choose and discuss the films for that evening's broadcast.
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Box Office For 6/29 To 7/1 - Madea Is Clearly Here To Stay; 'Beasts' Rules The Averages

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 1, 2012 7:18 PM
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I'd say that the big story this weekend is how well Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection did at the box office, with its predominantly Caucasian cast - a rarity for a Madea movie.

Note From The Editor - Technical Difficulties...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 1, 2012 11:07 AM
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Hey folks - just a quickie to let you all know that we've been experiencing server outage issues all weekend, and the IndieWire techies have been working diligently to resolve them.

Tyler Perry's 'Madea's Witness Protection' His Worst-Reviewed Movie Ever? Fans Strongly Disagree

  • By Courtney
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  • June 29, 2012 7:16 PM
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The above image tells the whole story; the disconnect between critics and fans; particularly of Tyler Perry's movies; even more particularly of Tyler Perry's Madea movies, which, on average, are his best performing films. 

Watch: Hip-Hop On Trial: Hip-Hop Doesn't Enhance Society, It Degrades it (1st Global Debate On Hip-Hop)

  • By Courtney
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  • June 29, 2012 6:50 PM
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I'd been waiting to watch this.

Tamron Hall In Talks To Become "The Today Show" Third Hour Co-Host

  • By Sergio
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  • June 29, 2012 4:59 PM
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So here's a lesson on how cutthroat the television business is. As you know, Ann Curry, the 15 year veteran of The Today Show and the program's official co-host with Matt Lauer since June 2011, got a shiv in the back by NBC this week.

This Week In Black Television: Illusion of Inclusion? The State of Black Television

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • June 29, 2012 1:28 PM
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With all the updates to the Fall TV season and the long reviews of summertime shows, my recent columns have all been comprised mostly of lists.  This week I change things up a bit by delving into a repeated topic of discussion in this S&A feature: What is Black television? Should Black television shows be defined the same as Black movies?  And why aren’t there more shows by Black creators with a mostly Black cast on the air, obviously excluding S&A’s favorite creator, who we’ll just call T.P. 

Notes On Working Towards A Fanboy/Girl Culture In Black Indie Cinema Part 2: Media Coverage

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 29, 2012 1:22 PM
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I was going to call this something else entirely, but the more I thought about it, the more I felt it fit nicely into the "Notes On Working Towards A Fanboy/Girl Culture In Black Indie Cinema" series that myself and Charles Judson have both addressed in separate posts. 

Gems Of The African Diaspora International Film Festival Screening Series Starting TODAY

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 29, 2012 12:17 PM
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A selection of other films you can see this weekend... if you live in NYC anyway.

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