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First Trailer For 'Bayou Maharajah' (Black, Gay, One-eyed, Junkie, Piano Genius, James Booker)

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  • March 25, 2013 1:02 PM
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From director Lily Keber comes the feature documentary, Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker which explores the life, times and music of James Booker, the legendary New Orleans performer who Dr. John proclaimed “the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced.”

Docs On Swaziland, Education For The Poor, Income Gap & More Awarded MacArthur Grants

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 25, 2013 12:37 PM
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The MacArthur Foundation, a supporter of independently produced film and video for more than 30 years, announced 9 documentary project grant recipients late last week, who will receive more than $1 million in funding combined.

Mike Epps Says Marlon Wayans Was To Play Richard Pryor In 'Nina' But Wasn't Up For It

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 25, 2013 12:15 PM
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It's not entirely clear to me here if Mike Epps is just teasing, or if he's being completely serious about some of the things he says here, especially during the latter half of the interview, when he talks about why he doesn't think Marlon Wayans would be a good choice to play Richard Pryor in a film.

'Tula, The Revolt' Will Apparently Skip Festival Play To Premiere In The Netherlands In July

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  • March 25, 2013 11:38 AM
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The Truth Comes Out! Will Smith Reveals The Real Reason Why He Rejected 'Django'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 25, 2013 10:58 AM
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First, as I said when I reviewed the script for Django Unchained in the spring of 2011, after it was first announced that Will Smith was Quentin Tarantino's first choice to play Django...:
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Michael Jai White Is Double-Barreled In First Look At 'Codename: Falcon'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 23, 2013 1:59 PM
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Hollywood has never fully realized his potential as an action hero, so it's always good to see Michael Jai White in movies that highlight what he does best - kick arse!

Watch The First Teaser Trailer For 'Riddick' (All 21 Seconds Of It)

  • By Sergio
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  • March 22, 2013 7:22 PM
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Here's your first look of some actual footage, as opposed to a still here and there, from the sci-fi/actioner Riddick, the third collaboration involving the character from Vin Diesel and writer/director David Twohy. The only problem is that you don't to see much.

Scripted Feature Film On The Life Of Iconic Afro-Cuban Entertainer - La Lupe - In The Works...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 22, 2013 7:03 PM
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A film based on the life of Cuban-American pop singer Lupe Yoli, otherwise known as La Lupe, is in the works, with actress Lauren Veléz - whom you might know from Dexter, as well as New York Undercover, back in the day - starring and producing.

Cinema Management Group Takes International Rights To 'Go For Sisters' + New Poster, Stills

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  • March 22, 2013 3:03 PM
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Trailer: Burkina Faso-Set Fantasy/Drama 'Soleils' Co-directed By Olivier Delahaye, Dani Kouyate

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  • March 22, 2013 2:44 PM
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Currently in post-production is Soleils (which translates as Suns in English) co-directed in Burkinabe filmmakers, Olivier Delahaye's and Dani Kouyate, from a script by Delahaye.