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Weekend B.O. Sept.28-30 ('Transylvania' Rises To the Top; 'Back Down' Flunks Very Badly)

  • By Sergio
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  • September 30, 2012 12:36 PM
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Not surprisingly, the Sony animated film Hotel Transylvania did extremely well this weekend. But then again, almost all animated films, especially those voiced by big name stars, tend to do well at the box office. Parents need something to take their kids to, no matter how mediocre.

Weekend Follies: Sammy Davis Jr Stumps The Panel On 'What's My Line?'

  • By Sergio
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  • September 30, 2012 9:29 AM
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Since the weekends are always slow, here's something for your weekend amusement. It's a video clip I came across some months ago, that I found pretty intetesting.

Victoria Mahoney's Acclaimed Drama 'Yelling To The Sky' Expected To Be Released By End Of 2012

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 29, 2012 12:23 PM
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News that I think will thrill a lot of you, who've emailed me over the last 8 months or so, asking when Victoria Mahoney's impressive feature film debut, Yelling To The Sky (which I saw at the Gen Art Film Festival last year) will be commercially released.

Trailer For Faith-Driven Indie Drama 'King's Faith' (Co-Starring Lynn Whitfield, James McDaniel)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 29, 2012 11:50 AM
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Here's the first trailer for King's Faith, directed by Nicholas DiBella, and produced by Mark Costello and Marc Wax.

RZA Is Making An 'Iron Fist' Animated Short w/ 'Afro Samurai' Creator, Ahead Of Feature Release

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 29, 2012 11:12 AM
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The rapper turned actor/director's feature film directorial debut, and one of the projects that made it on my fall 2012 list of films to see, The Man With The Iron Fists, will see a USA theatrical release on November 2.

Deadline Imminent For Pan African Film Festival Call For Submissions (Last Call)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 28, 2012 7:17 PM
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I attended the festival for the very first time this year, and was overwhelmed by the number of films screened; truly one of the largest black film festivals in the world, in terms of volume alone. It was also where films from the likes of comedies like Think Like A Man, to historical dramas like Toussaint L'Ouverture, and several other notable titles, made their USA (and in some cases world) premieres.

Darrell Roodt's 'Little One' Is South Africa's Entry For Best Foreign Language Film Oscar

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 28, 2012 6:06 PM
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Unconventional Dark-Romance 'Small Of Her Back' Anchored By Challenging, Compelling Performances

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 28, 2012 4:25 PM
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Russell Sharman’s Small Of Her Back is a two-character dark romance about Piper (Nicole Beharie), a young woman diagnosed with Bi-Polar disorder who gets a knock on her door by John (newcomer Christopher Domig), a man who claims to be the brother of a Molly; the latter is a woman Piper has built an online relationship with for the past three months.

New DGA Report Assesses Director Diversity In TV Hiring Practices (It's Business As Usual)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 28, 2012 2:34 PM
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Nothing you read in this report should at all be news, nor shocking.

AMC Offers DISH Subscribers Live Stream Of Season 3 Premiere Episode of 'The Walking Dead'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 28, 2012 2:04 PM
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This should hopefully appease those DISH customers who have been without AMC since July, as the cold war between the two companies continues - you'll be able to watch the much-anticipated season 3 premiere of the highest-rated scripted drama series on cable TV for its target audiences, as well as among DISH subscribers - The Walking Dead.

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