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'Mortal Kombat: Legacy' Series Renewed For Season 2. Jax Will Return. Will Michael Jai White?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 16, 2012 10:22 AM
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Last fall, New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. announced that Kevin Tancharoen had signed on to direct a new big-screen, live-action adaptation of Mortal Kombat. This came after the success of the live-action web series Tancharoen created, which starred Michael Jai White as Jax for a few episodes, and which we featured on this site in its entirety.

'Django Unchained' Comic, Shaft's Ancestors & Jamie Foxx Compares Tarantino To Hip-Hop Artists

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 16, 2012 9:55 AM
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More from Comic-Con... during a DC Comics panel, Quentin Tarantino surprised attendees with an appearance, as well as news that DC Comics will publish a 5-issue miniseries based on the screenplay for his upcoming slave-revenge movie Django Unchained.

Marvel Boss Talks 'Black Panther' Movie, Says It's Difficult To Create World, Setting

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 16, 2012 9:29 AM
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To be honest, I'm really getting bored with all these Black Panther movie teases. If it's going to happen Marvel Entertainment, then, damnit, make it so! Just do it! You continue to announce new projects, one after the other, whether sequels to existing franchises, or properties you haven't explored on film yet; but, despite years of conversation about this, still no definite move on Black Panther, or really any other black superhero in your library, since Blade... right?

Another Supporting Role For Viola Davis - Joins Cast Of 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 16, 2012 9:07 AM
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Despite all the critical acclaim, accolades, and several vocal pushes by the likes of Meryl Streep, Viola Davis continues to be relegated to supporting roles in films that center on stories about Caucasian characters. 

Preview 'The Brian Banks Story' - Upcoming Doc On Black Man Falsely Convicted Of Rape

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 16, 2012 8:41 AM
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A documentary project that I was alerted to over the weekend that immediately got my attention...

'Star Trek: The Next Generation' 25th Anniversary Event - In Select Movie Theaters Nationwide

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 16, 2012 8:19 AM
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Happening a week from today, for all your Trekkies... 

New Initiative Launch: 'African Metropolis' - 7 Filmmakers, 7 Cities, 7 Stories (The Details...)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 16, 2012 8:09 AM
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This is wonderful news! You'll hopefully recall the ImagiNations Pan-African project in which a series of six feature films based on contemporary African literature would be produced - an initiative created and spearheaded by Djo Tunda Wa Munga and Steve Markovitz, the writer/director and producer team behind last year's Viva Riva!.

Nigerian Musical 'Inale' To Make South Africa Big-Screen Debut (Starring Caroline Chikezie, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Ini Edo)

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • July 15, 2012 5:56 PM
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I've been hoping to get the chance to see the Jeta Amata-directed Nigerian musical Inale for quite some time now.  I believe it's been screening around the world since 2010, but it's only just now making its way to Johannesburg, South Africa for a special screening on July 26.

Harvey Weinstein Talks 'Intouchables' Remake; Leaning Towards Casting Latino In Omar Sy's Role

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 14, 2012 12:10 PM
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I gotta say that despite everything I hear and read about Harvey Weinstein, and my own first (and only) time meeting him in person several years ago, I almost always enjoy listening to him in conversation - specifically in interviews.
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Dear Filmmakers With Short Films (Old And New), We Want To See Them...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 14, 2012 11:04 AM
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Just a quickie request of you filmmakers reading this site...