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Giving Away 10 Tickets To This Weekend's Theatrical Opening Of "Restless City" In NYC

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 23, 2012 11:15 AM
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"How 2 Steal 2 Million" Tops Winners At The 8th Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 23, 2012 10:40 AM
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Among the highlights of last nights celebration in Lagos, Nigeria, which was hosted by Jimmy Jean-Louis, South African Charlie Vundla picked up the Best Director trophy for his feature film debut, the film noir thriller How 2 Steal 2 Million (photo above), which we've written about quite a bit on S&A.

Let Them Eat "N*gg*r" Cake!

  • By Tanya Steele
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  • April 23, 2012 10:00 AM
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When I first saw this "performance Art" piece, I was horrified. Here we go again, another irresponsible product that uses the black female body as a playground. And then, a Facebook friend gave me a link to the Artist's work.

David Oyelowo Shooting MI5 Torture Drama "Complicit" For UK's Channel 4 Next

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 23, 2012 9:45 AM
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With his next starring project, Lee Daniels' The Paperboy, officially on its way to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, Brit actor David Oyelowo (who we recently interviewed HERE) will star in the Channel 4 (UK) drama titled Complicit.

Tribeca 2012 Review: "Supporting Characters" Explores Work Partnerships & Friendships w/ Clever Authenticity

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 23, 2012 9:30 AM
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Premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival this past weekend, Supporting Characters written by Daniel Schechter and Tarik Lowe and directed by Schechter, is described by the festival’s write up as a “masculine romantic comedy.” After having seen the film, I can understand how that statement fits the bill when it comes to this quirky-contemporary charmer.

U.K.'s Aml Ameen Talks To S&A About U.S. Transition, Production Co., Upcoming Work & More

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 23, 2012 9:00 AM
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At age 26, Rising British star Aml Ameen has his own London-based production company, AmeenDream Entertainment, with five short films helmed by the young actor and filmmaker under its umbrella. Ameen, who learned his acting craft at the Barbara Speake stage school, has been making strides in the U.S. for the past two years. He is best known stateside for his role in Harry's Law as Malcolm Davis, a troubled young man who becomes the firm's assistant paralegal with the help of Harry (Kathy Bates character). Ameen was brought back for season two of the NBC crime drama series.
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Solid Weekend Debut For "Marley" + 2nd Weekend Numbers For "Woman Thou Art Loosed: On The 7th Day"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 22, 2012 10:43 PM
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In the so-called "specialty box office" category... another film that also opened this weekend to strong numbers was Magnolia Pictures's Kevin Macdonald-directed Bob Marley documentary, titled, simply, Marley - a film we've given lots of coverage to on S&A.

Review: "Raisin In The Sun"-Inspired "Clybourne Park" Is A Well-Constructed, Witty Powder-Keg Of A Play

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 22, 2012 9:49 PM
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My first impressions after the first half of Bruce Norris' Pulitzer Prize winning play, Clybourne Park - which I saw on Friday night at Broadway’s Walter Kerr theater - were just how strong and seamless the writing and performances were, so much that I was thoroughly engaged for that first hour, which didn’t at all feel like an hour, and was anxious for the second half, hoping that it would continue along just as enthrallingly.

"Think Like A Man" Producer Will Packer Talks To S&A About The Film's Strong Opening Weekend + "No Good Deed"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 22, 2012 7:22 PM
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Unless you've had your head buried in the sand somewhere, I'm sure that, by now, most of you have heard that the ensemble dramedy Think Like A Man, routed the competition, taking this weekend's box office crown, raking in around $33 Million, based on industry estimates. I'm hearing that the actual figure could very well be higher once the official count is in, some time tomorrow.

Weekend B.O. April 20-22 ("Man" Beats "Games" By A Mile)

  • By Sergio
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  • April 22, 2012 12:47 PM
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I predicted two weeks ago that Think Like A Man would be the film to knock The Hunger Games off of its No.1 box office perch where it's been sitting comfortably for the last month. But does anyone listen to me?

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