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Marlon Wayans Doesn't Give A Sh*t About Critics + Teaser Poster For 'Haunted House' Sequel

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 7, 2013 1:56 PM
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"I don’t give a shit. After 'White Chicks' I gave up on reviewers. I was just like, whatever. Whatever you guys want to say. I look at 'White Chicks' and it gets one and a half stars and I’m looking at the audience and I’m hearing the thunderous laughter. I’m just going, you know what, you guys have got a thumb up your ass. You have a fist. It’s a fist up your arse and I’m not going to fight you on it. Just enjoy it and I’m not going to fight you on it. Their opinions are their opinions and I’m not mad at them. The only time they give great reviews is when you do a movie for them. Critics like, I guess, smarter comedy. Scatalogical comedy and weed jokes don’t work for them."

'The Anderson Monarchs' Gets A Digital Release (On iTunes, Amazon Today)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 7, 2013 1:32 PM
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A project we've been following since 2011 is now available for all who are interested, to see.

TWC Unveils First Release Poster For Lauded 'Fruitvale Station'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 7, 2013 12:50 PM
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Fitz And Cyrus Face Off Over Olivia In Sneak Peek At This Thursday's 'Scandal' Episode

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 7, 2013 12:25 PM
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Now Funding: Doc 'Let the Spirit Move You' on Evolution of "Spiritsm" Tradition

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • May 7, 2013 11:45 AM
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Three days left on this campaign with a little over $1,500 to go. Here's a recap of the original post...Now funding via Kickstarter is the documentary Let the Spirit Move You, directed by Dr. Marta Moreno Vega. The Puerto Rican project documents "on the Evolution of Spiritists' Traditions in Puerto Rico." Not exclusive to Puerto Rico, this "Spiritism" doctrine, better known as "Santeria", is practiced in several Caribbean countries and in the U.S. A close relative to Voodoo, Santeria has its roots in African customs, which were brought to the islands via the Transatlantic Slave Trade. It's interesting to note that "Santeria" is more common than one may think. I am particularly intrigued in the development of this project; I've known acquaintances who have had - or claim to - mysterious and/or quite unbelievable - supernatural - experiences with the religion, mostly instances in which they were subject of curses or "spells", along with physical evidence of rituals. Here's more about the project: Let the Spirit Move You is a celebration of ancestral belief systems that are a proud and important part of our cultural legacy as African descendants. The documentary focuses on the African based spiritual traditions that continue in Puerto Rico grounded in ancestral worship - espiristmo. Because of misinformation and preconceptions, to date there is little information on the sacred African traditions that are part of the cultural life of Puerto Rico. These traditions have generally been practiced out of public view and now with the advent of Evangelical types of religions labeling these traditions as "devil worship" many practitioners out of fear are going further underground or giving up these important historical ancestral traditions.Take a look at the short film trailer in which the feature documentary is based on and the campaign trailer underneath below. For more information and contribution information, click HERE. Let the Spirit Move You--Trailer from CCCADI on Vimeo.

First Look At Jesse L. Martin As Marvin Gaye + Shooting Suspended For 2 Weeks

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 7, 2013 11:41 AM
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You might recognize the above photo - the album cover for the 1971 studio album, What's Going On. At least I think that's what they are going for here.

Striking L.A. Rebellion Short Film Of Note - 'Daydream Therapy' (Chicago Screening w/ Gerima's 'Bush Mama')

  • By Sergio
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  • May 7, 2013 11:31 AM
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Though it’s the major feature films that naturally get the most attention, the L.A. Rebellion film series, which has been touring across the county (and currently in Chicago until early June), also features many shorts films made by black UCLA film students during the L.A. Rebellion phase, which are either being shown with features or in a collection of short film programs.

Pride, Power, Envy & Lust In New Trailer For 'Hit The Floor' (Kimberly Elise, Taylour Paige)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 7, 2013 10:58 AM
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After 2 teasers, here's a much better, longer look at the VH1-ordered Kimberly Elise scripted hour-long drama Hit The Floor (previously-titled Bounce), which co-stars newcomer Taylour Paige, Charlotte Ross, Logan Browninghas and Dean Cain.Sanaa Hamri directed the pilot episode of a show that will focus on the lives and loves of a team of professional basketball dancers.Hit The Floor follows the lives and loves of the Los Angeles Devil Girls, the dance team for the No.1 professional basketball team in the country. It centers on Ahsha (Taylour Paige), a sheltered young woman who joins the team against the wishes of her mother Sloane (Kimberly Elise), who knows this treacherous, tempting world all too well having been an original Devil’s Girl herself. Olivia (Charlotte Ross) is the shrewd squad manager, Jelena (Logan Browning) is the ruthless star captain of the dance team and Pete Davenport (Dean Cain) is the former All-Star who’s come back to coach his old team only to have to contend with the girls both stealing the spotlight and distracting his players.
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Official First Look Images At 'Watsons Go To Birmingham' Film Adaptation

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 7, 2013 10:49 AM
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Here's your first look at producer Tonya Lewis Lee's upcoming film adaptation of historical fiction novel, The Watsons Go To Birmingham, which Kenny Leon (Lifetime's Steel Magnolias remake) is directing currently.

Teaser For 'The Black Moses' - On L.O. Pindling, 1st Black Prime Minister Of The Bahamas

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 7, 2013 10:26 AM
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Actor Dennis Haysbert shared the below teaser trailer for an upcoming feature documentary from filmmaker Travolta Cooper, titled The Black Moses - no, not a film about Isaac Hayes, nor Harriet Tubman, nor Marcus Garvey, but on the life and times of L.O. Pindling (Sir Lynden Oscar Pindling), the first black Prime Minister of the Bahamas.

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