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Polarizing *African Corruption* Doc 'The Ambassador' Acquired For USA Theatrical, VOD, Digital Release

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 9, 2012 1:09 PM
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I've yet to see this yet, but reviews I've read since its Sundance Film Festival debut earlier this year, have been decidedly mixed. I missed its Sundance screening, and hope I'll get to see it with today's news that Alamo Drafthouse Cinema’s Drafthouse Films has acquired USA rights to The Ambassador, with plans to release the film on VOD and digital platforms on August 4, to be followed by a theatrical release at the IFC Center in NYC on August 29, as then at The Cinefamily in L.A. and Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, on August 31.

Kenny Leon Planning 'Fatal Attraction' Broadway Adaptation (With An All-Black Cast?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 9, 2012 12:49 PM
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Lately, announcements of new Broadway shows centered on stories about black people, are usually accompanied with the words "directed by Kenny Leon," who seems to have emerged as the go-to black director for black shows on Broadway.
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Watch Danai Gurira As Michonne Decapitating Zombies In 1st 'Walking Dead' Season 3 Clip

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 9, 2012 11:38 AM
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Making Sense Of New Japanese Comedy 'Afro Tanaka' That Seems To Revere & Ridicule The Afro

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 9, 2012 11:26 AM
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I was browsing through the newly-unveiled list of fantastical films announced in this year's Fantasia Festival lineup, and this one immediately got my attention, for what should be obvious reasons.

Black & Sexy TV: Watch Episode #5 Of 'The Couple' Titled 'Man Of The House'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 9, 2012 10:22 AM
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Ahead Of USA Theatrical Release, 'Sparkle' Singing Challenge To Sweep Nation This Sat 7/14

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 9, 2012 9:58 AM
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Sony Pictures and Myspace are hosting a Sparkle Singing Challenge this Saturday, July 14 in various cities across the USA - Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C.
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Notes On Working Towards A Fanboy/Girl Culture In Black Indie Cinema Part 3 (Who Excites You?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 9, 2012 9:44 AM
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I actually posted this on Friday, early afternoon, but got very few responses, which I find baffling. It either means most of you aren't excited about ANY black filmmakers (whether at the studio level, or indie), which I find hard to believe; or you just didn't see/read the post.

First Poster For Guillermo del Toro's 'Pacific Rim' Gives Glimpse Of The Jaegers (Idris Elba Co-Stars)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 9, 2012 9:27 AM
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Here's your first official poster for the Warner Bros. Guillermo del Toro-directed epic sci-fi adventure film Pacific Rim, which will be released on July 12th, 2013.

'The Cleveland Show' Season 4 Premiere Will *Expose* Hip-Hop Secret Society (First Look)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 9, 2012 9:17 AM
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I gave The Cleveland Show a try (several actually, from one season to the next) and just never really got into it. So I can't call myself a follower. 

'Fela!' The Musical Returns To Broadway TODAY For 4-Week Engagement

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 9, 2012 9:02 AM
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Just a reminder since it was a month ago when this was first announced, and today is the day it returns...

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