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Another Somali Pirates Movie In The Works Titled 'High Value Target'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 20, 2012 4:33 PM
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The last one we wrote about (an adaptation of Wilbur Smith’s novel Those In Peril) was in March; today brings word of what is being described as a "Somali piracy actioner" titled High Value Target.

Lee Daniels' Polarizing 'The Paperboy' Picked Up, Gets Stateside Theatrical Release Date

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  • June 20, 2012 3:25 PM
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Lee Daniels' The Paperboy, which screened at the Cannes Film Festival last month - its world premiere, will be released by Millennium Entertainment in USA theaters on October 5.

'Think Like A Man' Heading To Blu-ray/DVD On August 28 w/ 5 Featurettes, Gag Reel

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  • June 20, 2012 3:12 PM
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It didn't reach the $100 million box office figures we were pushing for, but still a more than respectable (if not surprising) $90.6 million box office take thus far. It looks like it's settling into what will be its final tally.

RIP Influential Film Critic Andrew Sarris (Revisit His 'Mildly Unpleasant Encounter' w/ Spike Lee + Black Cinema Thoughts)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 20, 2012 2:31 PM
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I was on a program one time with Spike Lee, and we got into it. I said he has a problem. Very often right in the middle of a movie he's making he tries to make an aesthetic statement. There's a kind of pretentiousness in what he does sometimes. I think the best film by an African-American director... is Carl Franklin. I thought One False Move was one of the best movies by an African-American director. Singleton is interesting. Years ago, when the first Shaft movies came out and the Superfly movies came out, I was very much for them, because I felt that this was a possibility for the African-Americans to take over... and then the African-American intellectuals came out against these movies... And I thought that that was a mistake. So consequently what you have now is all these excellent African-American actors playing second banana to the white action heroes... I think Spike Lee is in a unique position. He's become an official spokesman, and he has a political significance. He is important. His first movie was quite fantastic. I think personally he's a better actor then he is a director. I think he's a very good actor, a very interesting actor, and I wish he'd do more acting then directing. That's just my opinion.

F. Gary Gray Announces Open Casting Call For His NWA Biopic (Details)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 20, 2012 1:21 PM
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Yes, it really is happening folks, with F. Gary Gray directing - the NWA biopic project, Straight Outta Compton - another one of those "in limbo" biopics I wrote about a little bit ago that just may be on its way to becoming realized.

Michonne Will Make Her Action Figure Debut At Comic-Con

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  • June 20, 2012 1:09 PM
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Poster/Promo Trailer For Brit Crime Thriller 'FEDZ' (Ashley Walters, Joseph Marcell Co-Star)

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  • June 20, 2012 12:28 PM
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Poster and promo trailer for a Brit thriller titled FEDZ, from Q. Manso, starring a few names you'll recognize, like Ashley Walters, Ashley Chin and Joseph Marcell (Jeffrey the butler from The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air).

IDA Awards 2012 - Submit Your Doc! (Deadline Imminent)

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  • June 20, 2012 12:11 PM
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CALL FOR ENTRIES 2012

Rihanna To Star In DreamWorks Animation's 'Happy Smekday!' (Making Her Voice Acting Debut)

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  • June 20, 2012 10:30 AM
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Rihanna is taking over Hollywood!
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Sharon Leal, Omari Hardwick Lead Cast In Psychological Thriller, 'The Last Letter'

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  • June 20, 2012 10:12 AM
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This is the first I'm hearing of this project; apparently, it's done with principal photography. Now you know...