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Cannes 2012 - The Weinstein Company Acquires "The Sapphires" (Australia’s Answer To The Supremes)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 19, 2012 10:56 AM
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Screening out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival is an Australian musical drama titled The Sapphires, which is inspired by the real-life story of a soul singing quartet comprised of 4 Aborigine women (all sisters) who were the heroines of a play in which writer/director Wayne Blair was an actor in 2005.

Cannes 2012 - Wide Management Picks Up Alain Gomis' "Aujourd'hui" & Patrik-Ian Polk's "The Skinny"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 19, 2012 9:42 AM
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Leading independent film sales company, Wide Management, has picked up 2 new projects to represent and shop at the Marché du Film at Cannes: Senegalese director Alain Gomis' 3rd feature film titled Aujourd'hui (or Today in English, also known as Tey), which premiered at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival in February; and Patrik-Ian Polk's The Skinny - Polk being the director of LGBT-themed indie films Noah's Arc:Jumping the Broom and Punks, as well as the creator of the Noah's Arc series for the Logo network.

Cannes 2012 - Watch 3 Good-Looking Clips From Moussa Touré’s Survival Tale "La Pirogue"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 19, 2012 8:57 AM
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Screening in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival this month - a project we've been following since I first wrote about in December.

Pricey Nollywood Disaster Thriller "Last Flight To Abuja" Gets A World Premiere Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 18, 2012 2:56 PM
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A project we first alerted you to in February is finally making its world premiere...

Cannes 2012: Trailer & Early Reviews Of Controversial Austrian-Produced Drama On Sex Tourism In Kenya

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 18, 2012 12:38 PM
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We missed this in our Cannes 2012 previews.

Dwayne Johnson Teases Potential DC Comics Superhero Movie...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 18, 2012 11:22 AM
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Fanboys are all worked up in a frenzy over the above tweet from Dwayne Johnson yesterday evening.

Watch Lee Daniels Show Off His Editing Skills In New Clip From "The Paperboy"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 18, 2012 10:19 AM
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Oh Lee Daniels... I've been looking forward to seeing your first post-Precious work (it's been a while hasn't it), and, thus far, the 2 clips I've seen from The Paperboy haven't really wooed me. I'm a bit concerned. 

Kanye West To Premiere A New "Art Film" Titled "Cruel Summer" At Cannes

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 18, 2012 9:55 AM
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Apparently Kanye West directed a short film, an "art film" is how it's being described, titled titled Cruel Summer.

First Official Look At Tyler Perry And Cast In "Alex Cross"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 18, 2012 8:43 AM
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Well... I did say that, with its release date just about 5 months away, a little bird told me that we should expect to see the first teaser/trailer for Tyler Perry's Alex Cross any day now. 

First Full Trailer For Tyler Perry's "Madea's Witness Protection" (New Look... New Madea)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 17, 2012 8:47 PM
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You've seen the poster, and the teaser; now here's the first full trailer for Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection, which stars, alongside Tyler Perry, Eugene Levy, Denise Richards, Tom Arnold, Doris Roberts, and Danielle Campbell.