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DVD/VOD Review - 'Gospel Hill' Is Promising, But Underwhelming

  • By Malcolm Woodard
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  • March 29, 2013 5:29 PM
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Credit is due to director Giancarlo Esposito for attempting to generate discussion on the issues the film wants to bring to light, and some credit I'm giving to him, as well as his cast of veritable, tested talents, including the always earnest Angela Bassett as an iron-jawed grade school teacher, and Danny Glover as an aging mechanic, as well as Bassett's depressed husband, still trying to come to terms with the death of his father, played in black and white flashbacks by Samuel L. Jackson - a civil rights leader in the mold of Malcolm X (coincidentally, or likely not, his name is Paul Malcolm) who was assassinated by a white man, we eventually learn. Although, I actually chuckled at the ham-fisted manner in which the assassin is revealed to us. But you'll have to see the film to understand what I mean.

NY African Film Fest Preview: Malick Sidibé Doc - 'Dolce Vita Africana' - Makes USA Debut

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 29, 2013 4:51 PM
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You've probably seen his work - his photographs, specifically - even if you may not be know his name; although I'm sure many of you do.

Denzel Washington Plays A Young Man's Game In First Trailer For '2 Guns'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 29, 2013 4:04 PM
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Last month, Universal upped the release date for Denzel Washington's action-comedy 2 Guns, in which he stars alongside Mark Wahlberg.

Arbitration Finally Decides Outstanding En Vogue Name Dispute

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 29, 2013 3:49 PM
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Silly me! I didn't even know there was a dispute. I figured the group's members had just moved on to other things - family, other careers, etc.

Watch John Boyega In BBC Drama On 2008 'Honeytrap Murder' Case, 'My Murder'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 29, 2013 3:06 PM
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Since his debut in Attack The Block 2 years ago, here in the USA, we've been anxious to see John Boyega (aka Baby Denzel) in another film, or even a TV project. Just something else.

Bobby Seale Still Fundraising For Scripted Black Panthers Life Story Feature Film

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 29, 2013 2:32 PM
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I posted this campaign in early January, so it's not clear to me if he launched a new one, or if this is the same exact campaign. It's end date is set for June 14, which would mean that it's a 5+ month campaign. I wasn't aware that you could set one up that was stretched out that much. Most are usually 30 to 45 days. Not 150 to 200 days.

Danny Glover, Rockmond Dunbar, Kimberly Elise In Ensemble Cast High School-Set Drama

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 29, 2013 2:08 PM
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A Quick Chat w/ Geno Brooks, Cinematographer, 'Talking with the Taxman About Poetry'

  • By Masha Dowell
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  • March 29, 2013 1:40 PM
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I learned about filmmaker Geno Brooks while screening Lamont Pierre’s "Talking with The Taxman about Poetry.” He shot the beautiful film, and I was curious to learn more about the man behind the camera. What I learned was that Geno is a 360 degree filmmaker. He directs, writes, acts, shoots, and produces feature films, new media projects (webseries), and more. I also learned that he is the co-founder of a boutique finance and distribution company called Band of Artists (BOA) with Lamont Pierre, and Jared Wofford.Last week in Los Angeles, Shadow and Act caught up with Geno to briefly discuss his filmmaker career journey, Season Two of his award winning webseries, “The Therapist,” and more.

New Footage From Psychological Thriller 'Desordres' Promises Chaos

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 29, 2013 1:19 PM
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The psychological thriller is titled Désordres (Chaos), and it stars Isaach De Bankolé and Sonia Rolland, as history professor Vincent and his wife Marie, who have just moved from Paris (with their son) to a farm near a small town in the south of France, looking forward to a quieter life. Marie, a retired renowned international pianist unwillingly follows her husband. However, their hopes for a serene escape is disrupted from the very beginning, when Thibaut, one of Vincent’s students (played by Niels Schneider), invades their family getaway, and slowly, but surely, the couple starts to come apart. The film is directed by Étienne Faure.

Why The Box Office Performance Of 'Temptation' Might Be Most Crucial For Tyler Perry...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 29, 2013 12:41 PM
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As I told my colleagues privately, I'm really curious to see how well Tyler Perry's Temptation does this opening weekend.

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