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A Tupac/James Brown Collab + Rick Ross & John Legend On 'Django Unchained' Soundtrack

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  • November 29, 2012 6:18 PM
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All the details in the press release that follows; but here are the vitals:

Whoa! Show Creator Says He's Penned 1st Draft Of A Script For A 'Misfits' Movie (Will Include Past & Present Characters)

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  • November 29, 2012 5:24 PM
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This should excite fans of the series, which has crossed over, across the pond, to attract and continue to grow its fan-based here in the USA, as more folks discover the series.

2013 Sundance Film Fest Unveils Films In Spotlight, Midnight, New Frontier Categories

  • By Courtney
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  • November 29, 2012 4:38 PM
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Well, here's the rest of next year's lineup. At a quick glance, I didn't see any titles or filmmakers that immediately struck me as African diasporic, but we WILL be going through the entire lineup (yesterday's announcement and today's) very closely to make sure we get everything that's worth mentioning on this site.

Hey New York! US Premiere Of 'Ring di Alarm!' + Screening Of 'Stones In The Sun' This Saturday!

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  • November 29, 2012 4:18 PM
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Tambay spoke very highly of the film he saw at the last caribBeing event a few weeks ago (you might recall his praise for Med Hondo's *forgotten* West Indies HERE), so it's with pleasure that I alert you to another upcoming caribBeing event, happening this Saturday, December 1, at TriBeCa Cinemas.

Acclaimed Nigerian Hit Drama 'Ijé' ('The Journey') Will Be Released In North America On 12/4

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  • November 29, 2012 3:41 PM
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This is good news! The film, which stars one of Nigeria's most popular actresses - Genevieve Nnaji and Omotola Ekeinde, together in a film for the first time - was first released in Nigeria in 2010, to box office success.

Marianne Jean-Baptiste Joins Tom Cruise In WB's Time Loop Thriller 'All You Need Is Kill'

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  • November 29, 2012 3:06 PM
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S&A fave actress Marianne Jean-Baptiste has joined Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt in Doug Liman's All You Need Is Kill for Warner Bros (from a script penned by Dante Harper),which centers on a soldier (Cruise) fighting in a war with aliens, who finds himself caught in a time loop of his last day in the battle, though he becomes better skilled along the way.

What's Wrong With Being Black And Chasing Your Hollywood Dream? (Survey)

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  • November 29, 2012 2:36 PM
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As a writer, but also a big fan of this site, I take time to read through the comments from readers as much as I can, to get a sense of what general perceptions on whatever a post is about. And I'm always taken aback when I read comments that belittle, or look down on actors and/or filmmakers especially, who are chasing the proverbial "Hollywood Dream," as if there's something antithetical about being black AND wanting to work within the Hollywood studio system.

S&A 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' Blu-Ray Giveaway (Enter Now To Win!)

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  • November 29, 2012 1:54 PM
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A film that really doesn't need much of an introduction on this site, at this point, given just how much coverage it's received. 

While We Wait For 'Southland' To Return, Regina King Will Head To 'The Big Bang Theory'

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  • November 29, 2012 1:28 PM
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While we anxiously wait for the new season of TNT's critically-acclaimed cop drama, Southland, to premiere next February, one of that show's stars, Regina King, will guest-star in an episode of CBS's comedy hit, The Big Bang Theory, playing the director of employee relations at the university where Jim Parsons' character works, who will "have the unique pleasure of questioning Sheldon after the theoretical physicist lands in hot water following an uncomfortable conversation with his sexy assistant, Alex (Margo Harshman)," says THR.

Russell Simmons Will Be Honored With Producers Guild of America's Visionary Award

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  • November 29, 2012 1:02 PM
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Announced today, Russell Simmons will receive the Producers Guild of America's Visionary Award, which will presented at the 24th annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on January 26, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

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