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Will Smith Explains Why Willow Smith Dropped Out Of 'Annie' Remake

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 6, 2013 7:04 PM
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In case you missed the announcement last week, Willow Smith, who was to star in the upcoming Annie remake that Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, and James Lassiter are producing, with Jay-Z (also one of the film's producers) scoring, is no longer going to star in the film.

'Motown: The Musical' Casts Its Young Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Berry Gordy + Watch Trailer

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 6, 2013 6:20 PM
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Watch Trailer For 2013 Oscar-Nominated Cape Town-Shot, Somalia-set Short Film, 'Asad'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 6, 2013 3:29 PM
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Nominated For an Oscar in the Best Short Film category, Asad, shot on the west coast of Cape Town and featuring Somali refugees living, is the result of a collaboration between American director Bryan Buckley’s Hungry Man Films and Cape Town producer Rafiq Samsodien of The Asylum.

First Trailer & Premiere Date For David Oyelowo's Torture During War Drama 'Complicit'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 6, 2013 2:46 PM
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Here's your first look at David Oyelowo's MI5/Guantanamo Bay thriller Complicit, which centers on the moral dilemmas posed by the war on terror, as an MI5 agent (played by Oyelowo) becomes involved in the torture of a suspected terrorist to prevent an attack in the UK.

Storyteller Casting Call: Be Featured In A New Documentary Directed By Pete Chatmon

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 6, 2013 2:21 PM
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From writer/director Pete Chatmon... Instead of my yapping, I'll just let the man speak for himself, so see the text and video below for all the details...

Indie Action/Thriller 'blackhats' (Bounty Hunter Tracking Hackers) Gets Theatrical Debut Date

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  • February 6, 2013 1:50 PM
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As the debate about "genre" movies centered around black characters continues...

Byron Hurt ('Soul Food Junkies') Announces Next Film: 'Hazing: How Badly Do You Want In?'

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • February 6, 2013 1:43 PM
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After a strong festival run and recent PBS broadcast of his latest film Soul Food Junkies, documentary filmmaker/activist Byron Hurt has announced that his next feature doc will tackle another hot-button issue in black culture - hazing, the often dangerous practice of initiating new members into Greek letter organizations and other groups.

Kino Launches National Screening Campaign of 'King: A Filmed Record: From Montgomery to Memphis'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 6, 2013 1:38 PM
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Mastered in HD from the 35mm preservation negative, the 3-hour, landmark, Academy Award nominated film for Best Documentary (1970), King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis, was released on DVD, on January 15, courtesy of Kino Classics.

Cast Of 'Roots' Responds To Quentin Tarantino's Diss Of The Landmark Miniseries

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 6, 2013 12:37 PM
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Cast Of 'Roots' Responds To Quentin Tarantino's Diss Of The Landmark Miniseries

First Trailer For Raoul Peck's 'Deadly Assistance' (Exposé On Haiti's Post-Earthquake Billions)

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  • February 6, 2013 12:04 PM
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