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David Oyelowo Tapped To Play Sugar Ray Robinson In Biopic 'Sweet Thunder'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 19, 2012 6:33 PM
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This is the same Sugar Ray Robinson project that we first announced almost exactly 2 years ago, October 7, 2010, on the old S&A site.

Amsterdam's Africa in the Picture Film Festival, Oct 19 - 28, Opens w/ Alain Gomis' 'Tey'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 19, 2012 6:17 PM
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It's not all doom and gloom when it comes to black cinema in The Netherlands, despite recent posts.

'In Our Nature' (Co-Starring Gabrielle Union) Theatrical Release Date Pushed Back 3 Weeks

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 19, 2012 4:54 PM
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'Motown' Casting Call: Actors To Play Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Others...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 19, 2012 4:40 PM
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I thought this was already all done with casting, but I guess not! You'll recall a casting call back in July for a young actor to play a young Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Berry Gordy. I guess they didn't find what they were looking for from the submissions they received back then, because in the casting call that follows, it's still listed, along with a few other parts that need to be filled.

Yes! 'Toussaint Louverture,' & 'La Pirogue' Are Centerpiece & Gala Screenings For ADIFF 2012

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 19, 2012 4:02 PM
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This is GREAT news for New Yorkers! Both films will be making their New York premieres; in fact, I believe La Pirogue will be making its USA premiere.

Cinedigm Acquires USA Distribution Rights To Powerful, Award-Winning 'Call Me Kuchu'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 19, 2012 2:28 PM
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Cinedigm Entertainment Group has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to Call Me Kuchu - the powerful and moving film that documents the daily lives of David Kato – the first openly gay Ugandan man - and three fellow “kuchus” (LGBT Ugandans), culminating in a brutal and senseless murder that sent shock waves throughout the world. The film is planned for a theatrical release in early 2013, followed by on-demand, premium digital, DVD, and TV release.

FilmDistrict Sets Official Release Date For Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' For October 11, 2013

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 19, 2012 2:11 PM
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As you can see in the on-set photos below (posted several days ago initially), principal photography has officially begun on Spike Lee's Oldboy adaptation; it actually started shooting early last week - Monday it was I believe.
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Denzel Washington Finds Out Why He Might Need To Lawyer-Up In New Clip w/ Don Cheadle From 'Flight'

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  • October 19, 2012 12:44 PM
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I saw the film at the New York Film Festival last weekend, and reviewed it HERE. In short, I liked it enough to recommend.

Lupita Nyong’o Joins Nate Parker, Liam Neeson In Airplane Terrorist Thriller 'Non-Stop'

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  • October 19, 2012 12:17 PM
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She recently wrapped filming on Steve McQueen's Twelve Years A Slave, playing Patsey, the pivotal role of a slave who's both the object of affection and cruelty of Master Epps, the character played by Michael Fassbender.

Kerry Washington's Cleavage & Samuel Jackson's Stern Gaze In New 'Django' Character Posters

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 19, 2012 11:58 AM
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Given what she said about little Hushpuppy being eroticized in Beasts Of The Southern Wild (an argument I couldn't disagree more with), I can't wait to read what bell hooks will say about Kerry Washington's Brunhilde von Shaft in Quentin Tarantino's blaxploitation send-up Django Unchained - especially if this character poster tells us anything.