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L.A. Rebellion 2013 Retrospective Reviews: "Illusions," "Fragrance," and "Rain"

  • By Nijla Mumin
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  • January 10, 2013 1:02 PM
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EDITOR'S NOTE: The retro is being rebooted for runs in Philly, Toronto and New York through February. Over the next few weeks, we'll be revisiting our reviews/write-ups/interviews on the series (from Brandon Wilson and Nijla Mumin) when it begun in Los Angeles a year ago... here's another.

Steve Harvey's Daytime Talkshow Renewed for Second Season

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 10, 2013 12:34 PM
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I gave it a shot, watching about 3 episodes, but just couldn't stick with it. I suppose I'm not in its target audience.

Chiwetel Ejiofor Adapting William Kamkwamba's 'The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 10, 2013 12:17 PM
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I was reading THIS news item on Deadline this morning, announcing that Chiwetel Ejiofor has left ICM Partners and signed with CAA, and almost missed the blurb at the very end of it stating that the reverred thespian is currently adapting William Kamkwamba book The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind.

Moussa Touré's Acclaimed 'La Pirogue' Getting 2-Week Theatrical Run At Film Forum (NYC)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 10, 2013 11:47 AM
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More: La pirogue

Filmmaker Ayoka Chenzira Launches HERadventure Sci-Fi Multimedia Project To Empower Women

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 10, 2013 11:27 AM
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As the conversation continues on the dearth of black representation in sci-fi cinema, I receive an email with this announcement.

'Beasts' Director Wants Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry For Next Film On Wacky Aging (Details)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 10, 2013 10:59 AM
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In light of today's Oscar news, with Beasts Of The Southern Wild contending in major Academy Award categories (Best Actress, Best Director, Best Picture), I thought this was worthy of a repost/reminder, as it seems like the news (first reported last September) went somewhat unnoticed. There was also no follow-up on it.

Finally, Movement On 'Y: The Last Man.' Director Hired. Again, Who Should Play Agent 355?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 10, 2013 10:46 AM
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A big screen adaptation of this popular graphic novel has been "in the works" since 2008 when I first wrote about it on my old blog, although little progress has been made since then, so it's anyone's guess whether it'll eventually happen.
More: Kent King

Quvenzhané Wallis Makes History - Youngest Actress Nominated For Best Actress Oscar

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 10, 2013 8:56 AM
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Ok, let's see. First, a huge congrats to Quvenzhané Wallis who, as the title of this post states, has made history, becoming the youngest actress ever to be nominated for an Academy Award. She's just 9 years old. The previous record holder was Keisha Castle-Hughes, who was nominated for Whale Rider in 2003. She was 14.

2013 S&A Black Cinema Database Entry #4 - 'GrisGris'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 9, 2013 7:15 PM
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Watch: Keenen Ivory Wayans Tries To Woo Tichina Arnold In 'Happily Divorced' Clip

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 9, 2013 6:48 PM
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It's been more than 10 years since Keenen Ivory Wayans actually acted on television - he guest-starred in just one episode of My Wife And Kids (which starred his younger brother Damon Wayans), in 2001.

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