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Lynn Whitfield, Morris Chestnut Headline 2012 African Movie Academy Awards This Weekend

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 19, 2012 12:49 PM
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This Sunday, April 22, Lagos, Nigeria  hosts the eighth Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), at the Expo Centre, Eko Hotel & Suites. Actors Lynn Whitfield, Morris Chestnut, Rockmond Dunbar and Maya Gilbert will appear for the ceremony, which honors films in 26 categories from 53 African countries.

More Advanced Screening Dates for Laurens Grant's "Jesse Owens" Documentary (NYC)

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • April 19, 2012 12:01 PM
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Here are a few more chances to see Laurens Grant's acclaimed documentary on 1936 Olympic champion Jesse Owens on the big screen, ahead of its PBS premiere.

Fox To Release "I, Robot" On 3D Blu-ray

  • By Sergio
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  • April 19, 2012 10:58 AM
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In the first of what will be many Fox catalogue titles to go through the same process, Fox Home Video announced this week that they will release Will Smith's 2004 sci-fi film I, Robot in a new reconverted 3D Blu-ray DVD version later this year, despite the fact that the film has been available on standard Blu-ray for some time.

Cannes 2012 Preview - Moussa Touré’s "La Pirogue" (On The Deadly Trip To Lands Of Opportunity)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 19, 2012 10:27 AM
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And we're off... Cannes 2012 profiles begin, starting with this one, which I actually first wrote about in December.

Exclusive: David Oyelowo Discusses His Roles in "96 Minutes," "The Butler," and More

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • April 19, 2012 10:18 AM
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It’s a good time to be David Oyelowo. After appearing in several projects that have received recent attention on this site, including George Lucas’ Red Tails and The Help, he’ll be seen in five more films this year, including Ava DuVernay’s Middle of Nowhere, Lee Daniel’s The Paperboy, crime drama One Shot opposite Tom Cruise, and Steven Spielberg’s historical drama Lincoln.

Cannes Film Fest 2012 Official Selections Announced (Lee Daniels, Moussa Touré, "Beasts" Make The Cut)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 19, 2012 8:56 AM
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Well, I just didn't have time to put together my Cannes 2012 *black films* predictions list yesterday as I said I would; but if I did, I can say with certainty that Lee Daniels' The Paperboy was guaranteed to be on that very short list; as well as Senegalese filmmaker, Moussa Touré’s 3rd feature film in 20 years, La Pirogue (The Pirogue), which I profiled on this site many months ago, and will profile again with today's news.

Facing Increased Competition, BET Attempts To Win Back Audiences & Advertisers w/ Original Programming

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 18, 2012 9:54 PM
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I've already given props to BET for its latest original programming efforts, as next season's lineup was revealed publicly about a week ago, getting many of you excited about the potential.

On DVD: Hunted House Horror Flick "7 Below" Starring Ving Rhames, Val Kilmer

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 18, 2012 9:32 PM
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Just released on DVD this past Tuesday! So cop your copy today! :)
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The Forbes Five: Hip-Hop's Wealthiest Artists 2012 (Where Financing For Your Film May Come From... Or Not)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 18, 2012 8:50 PM
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Whenever I read these lists, my reaction is always the same; and when I share that reaction publicly, I usually get shuffled off the stage, dodging darts.

Tristan Wilds, Melonie Diaz Join Octavia Spencer, Michael B. Jordan In Oscar Grant Feature Project

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 18, 2012 8:08 PM
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