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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.

Lennie James To Play Former Heroin Addict Trying To Rebuild His Life In Gritty New Drama Series

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 2:42 PM
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Lennie James has signed up to play a former heroin addict trying to stay clean and rebuild his life, in a gritty new Channel 4 (UK) 4-part drama series titled Run.

The New Head Of Drama Programming At NBC Is A Black Woman

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 2:14 PM
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What this means in the larger scheme of things remains to be seen; I just don't have enough info currently to make any assessments. But it's good news, and certainly great for Pearlena Igbokwe. 

Watch Season2/Episode 3 Of Doc Series 'Black Folk Don't' ('Have Eating Disorders')

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 1:50 PM
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Created by director/producer Angela Tucker, we featured season 1 of this series last year; fans will be pleased to know that season 2 is in full swing, with episode 2 embedded below; this one titled Black Folk Don't: Have Eating Disorders.

New In Theaters this Weekend: 'The Obama Effect' (Charles Dutton, Vanessa Calloway, Megan Good)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 1:21 PM
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It's titled The Obama Effect, directed by Charles S. Dutton (he also stars it by the way), and co-stars Vanessa Bell Calloway, Katt Williams, Megan Good, Wesley Jonathan and Glynn Turman.

Nonso Anozie Will Be Samson The Israelite Whose Strength Lay In His Hair

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 12:53 PM
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I recall when I interviewed him in May, he mentioned that he had a handful of projects on the horizon that he couldn't quite talk about back then, for any number of reasons; I assume this may have been one of those projects.

New On Blu-ray Today: The Centerpiece Of The 'Blade' Trilogy - 'Blade II' ('Can You Blush?')

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 12:00 PM
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With all the talk about a yet-to-be-seen Black Panther movie, let's not forget about Wesley Snipe's Blade trilogy - with Blade 2 being the best of the 3 in my not-so humble opinion. Guillermo del Toro made what I think was the highlight of the trio of films, and it still ranks highly on my list of superhero action movies. The entire "House Of Pain" sequence still gets me giddy everytime I watch the film, even though I've seen it countless times. 

New In Theaters This Week: 'Ballplayer: Pelotero' (Exposé On MLB Training Camps In Dominican Republic)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 11:20 AM
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Scheduled for release this Friday, July 13, 2012, both theatrical and VOD, courtesy of Strand Releasing, is Ballplayer: Pelotero - a documentary film that provides a gritty and never before seen look inside the world of Major League Baseball (MLB) training camps in the Dominican Republic.

Manthia Diawara And John Akomfrah Co-Directing Feature Doc On Kathleen Cleaver

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 10:50 AM
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Whoa! Talk about an intriguing director pairing.

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