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NYFF 2013 Review: 'Captain Phillips'

  • By Dan Simolke
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  • September 30, 2013 9:51 PM
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Paul Greengrass knows what he wants.

Forest Whitaker To Star In & Produce Feature Film On Colin Powell's 'Iraq War Problem'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 30, 2013 8:48 PM
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A hat-tip goes to our comrades at The Playlist for sniffing this one out, which was buried within a Variety piece on 10 British talents to watch - a list I skimmed a few days but didn't bother to look any closer at, given that there are no black talents on it (save for Gugu Mbatha-Raw; but she's been in our sights for a few years now, so I won't necessarily consider her that fresh of a face).

'Winnie Mandela' To Open The Hollywood Black Film Festival On Wednesday October 2

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 30, 2013 6:22 PM
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The Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) has announced that its 2013 Opening Night Film is Winnie Mandela, the Winnie Mandela biopic starring Jennifer Hudson as Winnie and Terrence Howard as Nelson Mandela.

Jennifer Hudson Channels Olivia Pope In Funny Or Die's Affordable Care Act Plug, 'Scandalous'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 30, 2013 5:40 PM
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With a government shutdown looming, thanks to a face-off between Congress and the president over government spending, as a new fiscal year begins tomorrow - with Obamacare (aka the Affordable Care Act) the most contentious of issues on the spending bill - the folks at Funny Or Die have released a new video that humorously highlights the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, starring a familiar face in Jennifer Hudson, and parodying a popular TV drama series in Scandal.

Cuba Gooding Jr. As Ex-Con Turned Chess Pro In 'Life Of A King' - Picked Up By Millennium

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 30, 2013 4:22 PM
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Millennium Entertainment has acquired all US rights to the drama Life Of A King starring Cuba Gooding Jr., directed by Jake Goldberger from a script penned by David Scott and Dan Wetzel.

Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer Will Play James Brown's Mother And Aunt In Biopic

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 30, 2013 3:30 PM
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Universal has set the theatrical release date for its James Brown biopic, titled Get On Up, for Friday, October 17, 2014.

Interview: Chatting w/ Paula Patton & Derek Luke About 'Baggage Claim'

  • By Masha Dowell
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  • September 30, 2013 3:14 PM
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Paula Patton is a high spirited woman. As soon as I walked in the room to conduct her interview my own energy level went from a 7 to a 20!

Damon Wayans Jr. Comedy 'Man/Child' Gets Pilot Order At FOX

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 30, 2013 2:20 PM
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Damon Wayans Jr. has sold a comedy series to FOX titled Man/Child, with a pilot production commitment.

Slavery/Civil War Set Drama 'The Retrieval' Wins Best Film at Montreal Int'l Black Film Fest

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 30, 2013 1:08 PM
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We're glad to know that Chris Eska's powerful drama The Retrieval garnered the top honor - the Best Narrative Feature that is - at this year's Montreal International Black Film Festival, during its closing night ceremony at the Imperial Theater last night.

Dawn Porter's 'Trapped' (On The Abortion War & Black Women's Bodies) Gets A Boost

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 30, 2013 12:59 PM
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