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Spike Lee's 'Red Hook Summer' Will Screen For The National Association Of Black Journalists On 6/23

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 20, 2012 5:34 PM
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Well... it'll be one busy day of film screenings for members of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) this Saturday, June 23, with 2 of this year's high-profile black films scheduled to screen during the NABJ's annual convention in New Orleans this weekend! 

20th Century Fox Digs Into Archives To Release 'The Foxes Of Harrow' On DVD For 1st Time Ever

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 20, 2012 5:04 PM
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Maybe someone at 20th Century Fox reads S&A; specifically, maybe they read THIS April post titled The First Book By A Black Author Adapted To Film By A Hollywood Studio Was...?, in which I talked about the adaptation of a 1946 book by African American author, Frank Yerby, titled, The Foxes of Harrow, which was the answer to the post's title question.

Another Somali Pirates Movie In The Works Titled 'High Value Target'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 20, 2012 4:33 PM
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The last one we wrote about (an adaptation of Wilbur Smith’s novel Those In Peril) was in March; today brings word of what is being described as a "Somali piracy actioner" titled High Value Target.

Actors Against Acting Athletes w/ Gary Oldman (Hump Day Humor... But Not Really)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 20, 2012 4:01 PM
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I'm sure actors will love this; one could also target to video at other groups like... musicians.

Lee Daniels' Polarizing 'The Paperboy' Picked Up, Gets Stateside Theatrical Release Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 20, 2012 3:25 PM
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Lee Daniels' The Paperboy, which screened at the Cannes Film Festival last month - its world premiere, will be released by Millennium Entertainment in USA theaters on October 5.

'Think Like A Man' Heading To Blu-ray/DVD On August 28 w/ 5 Featurettes, Gag Reel

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 20, 2012 3:12 PM
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It didn't reach the $100 million box office figures we were pushing for, but still a more than respectable (if not surprising) $90.6 million box office take thus far. It looks like it's settling into what will be its final tally.

RIP Influential Film Critic Andrew Sarris (Revisit His 'Mildly Unpleasant Encounter' w/ Spike Lee + Black Cinema Thoughts)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 20, 2012 2:31 PM
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I was on a program one time with Spike Lee, and we got into it. I said he has a problem. Very often right in the middle of a movie he's making he tries to make an aesthetic statement. There's a kind of pretentiousness in what he does sometimes. I think the best film by an African-American director... is Carl Franklin. I thought One False Move was one of the best movies by an African-American director. Singleton is interesting. Years ago, when the first Shaft movies came out and the Superfly movies came out, I was very much for them, because I felt that this was a possibility for the African-Americans to take over... and then the African-American intellectuals came out against these movies... And I thought that that was a mistake. So consequently what you have now is all these excellent African-American actors playing second banana to the white action heroes... I think Spike Lee is in a unique position. He's become an official spokesman, and he has a political significance. He is important. His first movie was quite fantastic. I think personally he's a better actor then he is a director. I think he's a very good actor, a very interesting actor, and I wish he'd do more acting then directing. That's just my opinion.

F. Gary Gray Announces Open Casting Call For His NWA Biopic (Details)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 20, 2012 1:21 PM
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Yes, it really is happening folks, with F. Gary Gray directing - the NWA biopic project, Straight Outta Compton - another one of those "in limbo" biopics I wrote about a little bit ago that just may be on its way to becoming realized.

Michonne Will Make Her Action Figure Debut At Comic-Con

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 20, 2012 1:09 PM
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Watch Condola Rashad & Kenny Leon Talk 'Steel Magnolias' Remake In Behind-The-Scenes Clip

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 20, 2012 12:47 PM
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