Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Shadow and Act

First Footage + Broadcast Premiere Date Set For 'Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
  • |
  • April 15, 2013 2:30 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
What has been dubbed a definitive documentary on the man's life, the upcoming Richard Pryor feature documentary, directed by Marina Zenovich (known mostly for directing the multiple award-winning 2008 documentary Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired), will make its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this month - on Tuesday, April 23rd.And soon after that, it'll head to the Showtime network, making its broadcast TV debut.Per press release from Showtime... in Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic, George Lopez, Bob Newhart, Mike Epps, Richard Pryor Jr. and others recount the culture-defining influence of one of America's most brilliant, iconic comic minds.The new Showtime-produced documentary has been set to premier on the network on Friday, May 31st at 9pm ET/PT. Richard Pryor's widow, Jennifer Lee Pryor, is a producer of the film, and she's the one who calls it a definitive documentary.Director Marina Zenovich was given access to estate photos and other materials, and many of Pryor's friends and family opened up for the project, which will focus on Pryor's transformation from successful but mild stand-up comedian to successful but dangerous social critic.

First Full Trailer For Sylvain White's French Macabre Thriller 'Mark Of The Angels'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
  • |
  • April 15, 2013 1:15 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment

Australia's 1st Aboriginal Comedy Feature Film - 'Stone Bros' - Now On iTunes For US Audiences

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
  • |
  • April 15, 2013 12:45 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Described as Australia's answer to Harold and Kumar, as well as Cheech And Chong, and also Australia's first indigenous comedy feature film, Stone Bros stars Aboriginal actors Luke Carroll and Leon Burchill, and is directed by Richard J Frankland.

Raoul Peck On 'Fatal Assistance' (Motivations/Inspiration, Reception, International Aid, More...)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
  • |
  • April 15, 2013 12:09 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments

Nollywood Drama 'Blood And Henna' Tackles 1996 Pfizer Drug Testing Scandal In Nigeria

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
  • |
  • April 15, 2013 11:30 AM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
In a story that's reminiscent of the Tuskegee syphilis experiment here in the USA; in short, several Nigerian families lost children during a 1996 Pfizer trial of an experimental meningitis drug.

Preview 'Black And Write' (Doc Offering Inside Look At Black Authors & Publishing Industry)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
  • |
  • April 15, 2013 10:58 AM
  • |
  • 3 Comments

Wendy Williams Will Make Her Broadway Debut In 'Chicago' This Summer

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
  • |
  • April 15, 2013 10:39 AM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
She made the announcement on her show this morning (thanks to reader Sheryl for the heads-up) and then on her website, which only reads:

Wesley Snipes Is Apparently Joining Sylvester Stallone’s 'Expendables 3' Team

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
  • |
  • April 15, 2013 10:20 AM
  • |
  • 5 Comments
10 days ago, soon after Wesley Snipes was released from prison after serving a 3 year sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Pennsylvania, I posted an entry looking at potential projects on his to-do list that he might first tackle.

Lo-res Teaser Poster For Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Marks Time...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
  • |
  • April 14, 2013 8:29 PM
  • |
  • 5 Comments
FilmDistrict will release Spike Lee's Oldboy adaptation, which stars Josh Brolin, along with Sharlto Copley, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson, and others, wide, on October 11, 2013.
More: Spike Lee

Happy 4th Birthday Shadow & Act!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
  • |
  • April 14, 2013 2:09 PM
  • |
  • 25 Comments
Oh yeah... before I forget...