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With Ernest Borgnine's Death, Sidney Poitier Becomes Oldest Best Actor Oscar Winner Alive

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 9:56 PM
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Not necessarily something to celebrate (given what happened that led to it), but I thought it was worth mentioning that, with the recent death of the great Ernest Borgnine on Sunday, Sidney Poitier became the oldest Best Actor Academy Award winner alive.

Reggie Gaskins' Feature Film 'The Lying Truth' To Open Theatrically This Month

  • By Sergio
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  • July 10, 2012 9:55 PM
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Actor/screenwriter/director Reggie Gaskins' second feature film, The Lying Truth (is it just me or doesn't that sound like the title for an Oscar Micheaux film?) will make its first limited threatical run, starting on July 27 at the Nova Cinemas in Fort Pierce, FL.

Submission Deadline For 2012 BronzeLens Film Fest Extended To July 16

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 8:33 PM
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A little late on this, but you've got 6 more days to send your entries in for consideration if you haven't already, and are interested:

Watch Episode 1 Of New Superhero Web Series 'Heroic Daze'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 7:54 PM
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Unloading some more new web series this week; Here's the first of several.
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Tyler Perry Celebrates 20 Years In Show Business Today - Join Him!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 6:41 PM
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I actually had a moment when I thought, wait a minute, his first film was released in 2005, so either his math is faulty, or I'm missing something. Then I realized, oh yeah, he's been on the black theater circuit for a long time now - since 1992, when he was just a young 22 years old who'd bought into the so-called Horatio Alger myth, hustling like a beaast in Atlanta, trying to make something of himself, and climb society's socioeconomic ladder.

New On DVD - Spike Lee Exec Produced 'You’re Nobody ’til Somebody Kills You'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 5:20 PM
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POV Short Cuts Presents 5 New Docs Debuting On PBS (Stories On Civil Rights Heroes, Deportation, More)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 5:04 PM
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POV (Point of View), the award-winning nonfiction film series celebrating its 25th year on PBS in 2012, brings the popular POV Short Cuts back to the schedule with a new collection of short documentaries. These diverse films tell stories of hard-fought and hard-won civil rights battles, a family’s separation after deportation and lessons learned from parents. The five short films include an Academy Award® nominee, The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement; a Student Academy Award® winner, Sin País (Without Country); and three new animated shorts—Eyes on the Stars, Facundo the Great and A Family Man—from the Peabody Award-winning StoryCorps oral-history project.

For The 1st Time In North America, BBC Announces 'Misfits: Season 1' On DVD July 31

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 3:43 PM
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Great news for USA fans of the series... not sure where the previously-announced Hollywood remake of the series stands.

New On DVD Today - 'Kassim The Dream' (From Child Soldier To Champion Boxer)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 3:08 PM
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It actually had a limited theatrical run in 2009, but it's only now getting a DVD release, 3 years later.

Is American TV Ready for Trisha Goddard's Talk Show?

  • By Sergio
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  • July 10, 2012 2:59 PM
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How this slipped past us, I have no idea. But along with all the new syndicated talk shows premiering this fall, from folks like Katie Couric, Jeff Probst, Ricke Lake (WHAT AGAIN?), Marie Osmond and, of course, the ladies' favorite Steve Harvey (which is already getting a major PR push from NBC Universal who is producing his show), there's another one set to make its premiere this September.

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