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Remastered 'King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis' Coming To DVD In 2-Disc Set

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 8, 2013 5:39 PM
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Just in time for MLK day... Mastered in HD from the 35mm preservation negative, the3-hour, landmark, Academy Award nominated film for Best Documentary (1970), King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis, will be released on DVD, on January 15, courtesy of Kino Classics.

Watch 6 Clips From 'Fire In Blood' (USA Involvement In Blocking Aids Drugs From Reaching Africa)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 8, 2013 5:08 PM
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Continuing our highlights of films scheduled to screen at month's Sundance Film Festival, here are a whole bunch of clips from a feature documentary we previously profiled, that will compete in the World Cinema Documentary category, titled Fire In Blood, from director Dylan Mohan Gray.

Trailer, Poster For Upcoming Indie Action/Thriller 'blackhats' (Bounty Hunter Tracking Hackers)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 8, 2013 4:04 PM
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As the debate about "genre" movies centered around black characters continues...

'Magic City' Casts Rick Ross To Play 'Butterball' - Proprietor Of Illegal Cuban/American Gambling House

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 8, 2013 3:35 PM
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Another show on my to-watch list, because I have't seen a single episode yet.

Tony Nominee Joshua Henry Will Play Ashanti's Husband In 'Army Wives'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 8, 2013 3:19 PM
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20th Anniversary Screening Of 'Just Another Girl On The I.R.T.' + Panel Discussion w/ Leslie Harris (NYC)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 8, 2013 2:56 PM
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Leslie Harris came along during what I'd call the golden 90s - when there was promise of a "revival" or a new wave in black cinema; one that seemed to flutter, wasn't sustained, and never fully actualized. 

2013 S&A Black Cinema Database Entry #3 - 'We The Peeples'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 8, 2013 2:18 PM
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As I noted in an entry towards the end of last year, 2013 should be an interesting year for black cinema (at the studio level, indie, and across the disapora). Looking down my continuously-growing list of black films scheduled for release (theatrical, TV, or home video), as well as those that will debut on the film festival circuit this year, it's quite long, and, as noted, is still growing.

Erykah Badu, Wayne Brady, Brandy, Alicia Keys, Ledisi Announced as Performers For BET Honors 2013

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 8, 2013 1:38 PM
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Detail below via press release...

'Deception' Debuts On NBC To 5.6 Million Viewers

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 8, 2013 1:08 PM
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Click HERE for our survey, asking for your thoughts on last night's pilot episode. Or I suppose you could share under this post as well.

It's Nice Work If You Can Get It: Trey Songz In 'Texas Chainsaw 3D'

  • By Erik Luers
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  • January 8, 2013 12:28 PM
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Number one at the box office but surely less than so in our hearts, Texas Chainsaw 3D's $21 million opening weekend proved a success for distributor Lionsgate and director John Luessenhop. As a horror franchise entry, Texas Chainsaw 3D is middle of the road fun, strictly for the already converted fanbase. It's both an homage fest and an opportunity for something new, and the final act takes some chances that I didn't see coming. As is often the case with these mainstream scare flicks, the cast is compromised of young, good-looking up-and-comers hoping to gain some exposure for better A-list projects in the future.
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