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'Luther' Season 3, Episode 1 Talkback Session - Luther Certainly Has A Full Plate...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 4, 2013 10:26 AM
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And we're off!

Controversial Documentary ‘Let The Fire Burn’ Opens In Chicago In Oct

  • By Sergio
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  • September 4, 2013 10:08 AM
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Tambay first wrote about this much anticipated documentary by Jason Osder - Let the Fire Burn - in July (HERE), but I have to disagree with him on one point.

Watch 1st Trailer for Leila Djansi's 'And Then There Was You' (Garcelle Beauvais Stars)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 4, 2013 10:00 AM
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Back in June, we posted about Ghanaian filmmaker Leila Djansi's follow-up to last year's Ties That Bind, titled And Then There Was You, which stars Garcelle Beauvais. And now we get to watch a first trailer!Ms. Beauvais stars as Natalie Gilbert, a woman adjusting to a new life after after her husband leaves. When Natalie falls for a new man, she begins to discover secrets of his that may signal trouble ahead for their blossoming relationship.

The Arsenio Hall Show Reveals First Week Of Guests (Magic, Angela Bassett, Chris Tucker, Nas)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 3, 2013 9:04 PM
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How fast time flies. After over a year of talking about it, the all-new The Arsenio Hall Show debuts nationwide, less than a week from today, on Monday, September 9 at 11pm here on the east coast (check local listings), on CBS.
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Malcolm D. Lee's 'Best Man Holiday' Gets An 'R' Rating Courtesy Of The MPAA

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 3, 2013 7:35 PM
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Not a surprise at all. After all, the first film was also rated R by the MPAA. I'd actually be concerned if the upcoming sequel was rated PG13 or G, or one of those kid-friendly ratings.

In Theaters This Friday: 'Fire In The Blood' (On Blocking Aids Drugs From Reaching Africa)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 3, 2013 7:25 PM
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It made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this year, competing in the World Cinema Documentary category, and it now has an official USA theatrical release date, courtesy of International Film Circuit (the distributor of other topical, socially-relevant docs like The Waiting Room, Emmy-winner Where Soldiers Come From, Peabody-winner My Perestroika, The Devil Came on Horseback and the Academy Award-nominated film Darwin's Nightmare).

It's Triple Witching Hour In 'American Horror Story: Coven' Poster Art First Look

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 3, 2013 7:03 PM
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Not quite that triple witching hour, for all you stock market traders out there who are also readers.Expectations are even higher for the upcoming new season 3 of FX's series American Horror Story (which will be titled American Horror Story: Coven) thanks in part to the additions of Angela Bassett and Gabourey Sidibe to the cast.Also veteran stage star Patti LuPone has hopped along for the ride from series creator Shawn Ryan.

Watch 2 New Clips From 'Riddick' (In Theaters Friday)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 3, 2013 6:22 PM
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Last week, I highlighted a report on Vin Diesel's tough road traveled in completing the 3rd film in the "Riddick" franchise, titled Riddick.
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David Banner Enlists Ancestral Mythology In New Film 'Walking With Gods' (Short Shout!)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 3, 2013 3:57 PM
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Courtesy of our friends at The Afrofuturist Affair comes a short film from rapper/actor David Banner, titled Walking with Gods, described as a live-action, superhero series about "a man whose godly powers are realized only when his inner being is balanced and he truly believes in the power within."Deep. I dig the concept, tapping into our ancestral mythologies. But the execution could be a lot better.Still, as I'm always on the hunt for material by and about artists of African descent that looks like it's pushing for something more than the usual and typical, I give a hat-tip to the effort.It all begins when Aket Heru, son of a celestial king is cursed. Aket's jealous older brother, Liel, becomes aware that their father will ignore natural order and install Aket as king, upon his death. Angered, Liel invokes the evil spirit Setus. Setus fools Liel and destroys the family, but keeps Aket for entertainment. Aket's memory is erased and he is forced to travel through the ages not knowing his true God like power. Setus plays an evil game and Aket murders his girlfriend, Lisa. After the murder, Aket's true power awakens. Aket must now fight to restore his full power and break the curse. In order to do so, Aket now Alex Light, must believe in his godly power and embrace his true destiny.Banner says that if you'd like to see more, you can donate at www.davidbanner.com.It features the live action artwork by afrofuturistic illustrator John Jennings.Watch below, split up into 4 parts:

S&A's Sergio Hosting Screening Of 1927 Silent Race Film 'Scar Of Shame' At BCH, Chicago This Sat. 9/7

  • By Sergio
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  • September 3, 2013 3:52 PM
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Just a reminder folks...

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