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Tyler Perry's 'Madea's Witness Protection' His Worst-Reviewed Movie Ever? Fans Strongly Disagree

  • By Courtney
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  • June 29, 2012 7:16 PM
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The above image tells the whole story; the disconnect between critics and fans; particularly of Tyler Perry's movies; even more particularly of Tyler Perry's Madea movies, which, on average, are his best performing films. 

Watch: Hip-Hop On Trial: Hip-Hop Doesn't Enhance Society, It Degrades it (1st Global Debate On Hip-Hop)

  • By Courtney
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  • June 29, 2012 6:50 PM
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I'd been waiting to watch this.

Tamron Hall In Talks To Become "The Today Show" Third Hour Co-Host

  • By Sergio
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  • June 29, 2012 4:59 PM
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So here's a lesson on how cutthroat the television business is. As you know, Ann Curry, the 15 year veteran of The Today Show and the program's official co-host with Matt Lauer since June 2011, got a shiv in the back by NBC this week.

This Week In Black Television: Illusion of Inclusion? The State of Black Television

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • June 29, 2012 1:28 PM
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With all the updates to the Fall TV season and the long reviews of summertime shows, my recent columns have all been comprised mostly of lists.  This week I change things up a bit by delving into a repeated topic of discussion in this S&A feature: What is Black television? Should Black television shows be defined the same as Black movies?  And why aren’t there more shows by Black creators with a mostly Black cast on the air, obviously excluding S&A’s favorite creator, who we’ll just call T.P. 

Notes On Working Towards A Fanboy/Girl Culture In Black Indie Cinema Part 2: Media Coverage

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 29, 2012 1:22 PM
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I was going to call this something else entirely, but the more I thought about it, the more I felt it fit nicely into the "Notes On Working Towards A Fanboy/Girl Culture In Black Indie Cinema" series that myself and Charles Judson have both addressed in separate posts. 

Gems Of The African Diaspora International Film Festival Screening Series Starting TODAY

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 29, 2012 12:17 PM
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A selection of other films you can see this weekend... if you live in NYC anyway.

Eriq La Salle To Direct Hallmark's 'The Playing Father' About Music Teacher (Michael Beach Co-Stars)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • June 29, 2012 11:33 AM
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New In USA Theaters: 'Beast Of The Southern Wild' & 'Madea's Witness Protection' (What Are You Seeing?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 29, 2012 11:01 AM
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If it's not already clear to you by now, based on our coverage of the film since I saw it at the Sundance Film Festival in January this year, that Beasts Of The Southern Wild is a must-see, then you obviously haven't been paying attention! 

Watch Behind-The-Scenes 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' Featurette w/ Dwight Henry

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • June 29, 2012 10:44 AM
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As you should know by now, Behn Zeitlin's Beasts Of The Southern Wild is now in select theaters since this past Wednesday.
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Denzel Washington Looks Mean With Gold-Capped Teeth In First Images From '2 Guns'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 29, 2012 10:11 AM
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Here's your first (unofficial) look at Denzel Washington in what will be his next film after Flight (out later this year), titled 2 Guns. 

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