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New Film On Doris Payne - International Jewel Thief & Black Woman (Not Halle Berry's Project)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 27, 2013 3:58 PM
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Waaaay back in 2008, before S&A was born, some of you might remember the announcement (I posted it on my old personal blog, The Obenson Report) that Halle Berry had signed up to star in a project called Who Is Doris Payne, a Eunetta Boone-scripted, fact-based film about the international jewel thief, whose career spanned 6 decades, and who, by the way, happens to be black and a woman!

Egyptian Censorship Authority Gives Release Approval To Controversial Doc 'Jews Of Egypt'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 27, 2013 1:43 PM
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After some initial resistance, Egyptian filmmaker Amir Ramses' independently-produced feature documentary Jews of Egypt has now received approval from the Egyptian censorship authority, for a local theatrical release, the director said in a press statement.

Red-bandTrailer For Michael Bay's 'Pain And Gain' (Wahlberg, The Rock, Mackie Star)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 27, 2013 11:19 AM
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So... Michael Bay takes a break from bloated, mega-budgeted sci-fi action movies to make a "low budget" (low for Michael Bay - $25 million) action-comedy, centered on bloated extortioners - bloated as in muscle heads.

New Release Trailer For Ulrich Seidl’s Polarizing 'Paradise: Love' + USA Theatrical Opening Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 27, 2013 10:57 AM
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A quick recap... Austrian filmmaker Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise franchise of films, which follows 3 individual though interconnected stories of 3 women in love in 3 different locations, and is being released as three separate feature films, instead of 1 - Paradise: Love, Paradise: Faith and Paradise: Hope, was been picked up for USA distribution by Strand Releasing, with a 2013 release for all three films planned, starting in the first quarter.

Watch 7 Clips From Jackie Robinson Biopic '42' (Chadwick Boseman, Nicole Beharie)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 27, 2013 10:18 AM
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Exclusive: Carl Franklin Set To Write & Direct Sam Cooke Biopic; Casting Underway

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 26, 2013 8:28 PM
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Roland Emmerich Makes It Rain In 1st Trailer For Oval Office Disaster Thriller 'White House Down'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 26, 2013 7:23 PM
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Well, damn!

Olatunde Osunsanmi Will Write & Direct Sci-Fi Alien Project 'Eden' For Gold Circle Films

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 26, 2013 6:29 PM
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An S&A interview with Nigerian American writer/director/producer Olatunde Osunsanmi is long overdue, and I'll get to work on setting something up with him.

Preview Documentary 'Finding Hillywood' (Spotlight On Fledgling Rwandan Film Industry)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 26, 2013 3:31 PM
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March Madness on XFINITY On Demand™

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  • March 26, 2013 3:02 PM
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With March Madness in full swing, XFINITY on Demand is featuring films that will prepare you for the occasion. "Blue Chips," “Space Jam,” and "Radio" are available. Haven’t seen them, or want to watch them again? Check out the descriptions below and tune in.