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Cannes 2012: "Beasts Of The Southern Wild" Picks Up FIPRESCI Prize

  • By Courtney
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  • May 26, 2012 2:38 PM
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As the festival comes to a close, wrapping up another year, the award winners will be announced throughout the weekend, starting with S&A favorite, Ben Zeitlin’s feature film debut, Beasts Of The Southern Wild, which continues its streak of accolades, picking up the FIPRESCI prize at the grandest stage in all of film-land, the Cannes Film Festival.

Miles Davis Was Born Today... Who'll Get To Play Him First On Film? Don Cheadle Or Snoop Dogg?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 26, 2012 12:29 PM
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Today in history... Miles Dewey Davis was born on May 26, 1926 in Alton, Illinois, to Dr. Miles Henry Davis, a dentist, and Cleota Mae (Henry) Davis.

Yolonda Ross, LisaGay Hamilton Will Headline John Sayles' New Drama "Go For Sisters"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 26, 2012 12:00 PM
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Meet The Team - Watch New Clip From Noel Clarke's Sport's Comedy "Fast Girls"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 26, 2012 11:03 AM
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Written by and co-starring Noel Clarke (Kidulthood, 4.3.2.1), the forthcoming drama Fast Girls stars a multiracial cast, and centers on a street-smart runner who forms a rivalry with an equally ambitious wealthy athlete.

Coming Soon: "Brixton Hill Cop" U.K. Series

  • By Sergio
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  • May 26, 2012 10:58 AM
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Just got word from the London based Triple Threat Media production company about their new 12-part series, Brixton Hill Cop, which is currently in the works, and set to premiere later this year.

New York Legislators Introduce New Bill That Will Outlaw All Anonymous Comments Online

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 26, 2012 10:43 AM
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This is interesting, and the first I'm hearing of this... right in my own backyard too.

Forget HBO's "Girls" & Watch Issa Rae's "Awkward Black Girl" Instead; Season 2 Promo Arrives

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 25, 2012 4:49 PM
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Go ABG! She's already hung out with Donald Glover (he featured in one episode of ABG); and now guess who dropped by to say hello?

Don Cheadle Taking Miles Davis Project To Broadway w/ Kevin Navayne Starring; Film To Follow

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 25, 2012 3:30 PM
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Whoa! Well... maybe it's not such a surprise actually; I remember Jesse L. Martin saying that his Marvin Gaye film project might actually end up on stage before it becomes a film, given all the difficulties the project has faced in getting financed and produced. So it looks like Don Cheadle may be thinking along the same lines.

This Week in Black Television - Not So Common...

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • May 25, 2012 2:46 PM
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Let’s start with a review for the new USA Network series Common Law which stars an actor that the ladies swoon for, Jack McGee.  Um, just kidding, unless the ladies have blue hair.  I’m talking about Michael Ealy, most recently the co-star of Think Like A Man and best known as Ricky in the Barbershop movies, as well as for his charming looks and rugged (yet oddly often boyish) personality.  In Common he plays Travis Marks, a Los Angeles cop (yes, ANOTHER cop show) whose police captain (the aforementioned Jack McGee) forces him into couples therapy with his longtime partner Wes (Warren Kole) that he no longer gets along with to the point that it’s affecting their cases.  The two do indeed bicker like an old married couple, quick to expose each other’s insecurities and such.  Sorta like The Odd Couple if they were cops, with Ealy being Oscar Madison if Oscar could really get those attractive women he was always seen with.  So after two episodes how does the show stand up? 

"Queen Of The Damned" With Aaliyah Coming Out On Blu-Ray DVD In Sept

  • By Sergio
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  • May 25, 2012 2:29 PM
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Warner Home Video has been throwing caution to the wind lately, and has been pretty aggressive announcing new blu-ray DVD releases of their older titles, from the 1970's to the early 2000's.

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