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Alfre Woodard, Lupita Nyong'o Join Cast Of Steve McQueen's '12 Years A Slave' (We Have Our Patsey!)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 11, 2012 4:53 PM
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  • 76 Comments
Boy... the cast of Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave continues to impress! Even if I had absolutely no idea what the project was about, with this cast, and director, I would definitely be interested to see whatever it was they were cooking up.

2 New Clips, Poster, Release Date For 'The Obama Effect' (Charles Dutton, Vanessa Calloway, Megan Good)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 11, 2012 4:10 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.

Sci-Fi Comedy 'Iron Sky' Gets UK DVD Release (Christopher Kirby Stars As First Black Man On The Moon)

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • June 11, 2012 4:09 PM
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After making its global debut at this year's Berlin Film Festival, director Timo Vuorensola's science-fiction comedy film, Iron Sky, can finally be seen by the masses, now that it's gotten a region-2 DVD release in the U.K.  U.S. actor Christopher Kirby stars in the film as the first black man to step foot on the moon . . . only to find if inhabited by Nazis.
More: New On DVD

Usher Confirms He's Set To Play Sugar Ray Leonard, Calls It 'Proper Casting,' Talks Oscar Potential

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 11, 2012 2:40 PM
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  • 14 Comments
Well, one thing you can't say he lacks is confidence... it hasn't been officially announced as of our last post on it, but I'd say that this is as good as a confirmation as we can get.

"Blue Caprice" Selected For 2012 IFP Narrative Labs + Official Synopsis + New Pic

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 11, 2012 2:07 PM
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Just about every time we've written about this project, the comments sections have been active with discussion/debate.

Oprah Winfrey And 50 Cent Kiss And Make Up - Watch Sunday Night's Interview

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 11, 2012 1:15 PM
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Anybody catch this last night? I'm listening to it as I write this; and of course, within the first few minutes, soon after the initial meet-and-greet, Oprah jumped right into their alleged quarrel, as well as the sexism, misogyny and violence in his music.

Rod Gailes OBC Talks To S&A About 'Soft Focus,' His Body Of Work, Artistic Motivations, More...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 11, 2012 12:30 PM
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'Scandal' Season 2 Loses Henry Ian Cusick; Promotes Joshua Malina To Series Regular

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 11, 2012 11:30 AM
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Since we've covered Scandal so closely here on S&A, given how popular that series was, fans should be aware that, as was announced on Friday, Henry Ian Cusick will not be returning to the hit ABC drama for Season 2.

Cinema Activism: A Conversation with Blackhouse Foundation Chair Brickson Diamond

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • June 11, 2012 11:24 AM
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The Blackhouse Foundation works to “expand opportunities, increase knowledge and provide support for black filmmakers through partnerships with the world's most prominent film festivals.” At the LA Film Festival beginning this Thursday, Blackhouse will present a full weekend of programming including panels, networking, and a brunch in celebration of black documentary film.
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A Crisis of Culture: Exactly What Type of Cinematic Disapora Are We Creating?

  • By Charles Judson
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  • June 11, 2012 11:07 AM
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