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First Look At Chiwetel Ejiofor And Thandie Newton In 'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Film Adaptation

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 9, 2012 1:58 PM
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Polarizing *African Corruption* Doc 'The Ambassador' Acquired For USA Theatrical, VOD, Digital Release

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 9, 2012 1:09 PM
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I've yet to see this yet, but reviews I've read since its Sundance Film Festival debut earlier this year, have been decidedly mixed. I missed its Sundance screening, and hope I'll get to see it with today's news that Alamo Drafthouse Cinema’s Drafthouse Films has acquired USA rights to The Ambassador, with plans to release the film on VOD and digital platforms on August 4, to be followed by a theatrical release at the IFC Center in NYC on August 29, as then at The Cinefamily in L.A. and Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, on August 31.

Kenny Leon Planning 'Fatal Attraction' Broadway Adaptation (With An All-Black Cast?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 9, 2012 12:49 PM
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Lately, announcements of new Broadway shows centered on stories about black people, are usually accompanied with the words "directed by Kenny Leon," who seems to have emerged as the go-to black director for black shows on Broadway.
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Making Sense Of New Japanese Comedy 'Afro Tanaka' That Seems To Revere & Ridicule The Afro

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 9, 2012 11:26 AM
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I was browsing through the newly-unveiled list of fantastical films announced in this year's Fantasia Festival lineup, and this one immediately got my attention, for what should be obvious reasons.

Ahead Of USA Theatrical Release, 'Sparkle' Singing Challenge To Sweep Nation This Sat 7/14

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 9, 2012 9:58 AM
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Sony Pictures and Myspace are hosting a Sparkle Singing Challenge this Saturday, July 14 in various cities across the USA - Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C.
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First Poster For Guillermo del Toro's 'Pacific Rim' Gives Glimpse Of The Jaegers (Idris Elba Co-Stars)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 9, 2012 9:27 AM
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Here's your first official poster for the Warner Bros. Guillermo del Toro-directed epic sci-fi adventure film Pacific Rim, which will be released on July 12th, 2013.

'Fela!' The Musical Returns To Broadway TODAY For 4-Week Engagement

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 9, 2012 9:02 AM
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Just a reminder since it was a month ago when this was first announced, and today is the day it returns...

German Film Studio Sets Up Low Budget Label, Seeks Indie Projects w/ $1 Million Budgets To Back

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 9, 2012 8:49 AM
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Award-Winning Director Of 'Hoop Dreams' & 'The Interrupters' Tackling Global Food System Next

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 9, 2012 8:15 AM
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He directed 2 of the most reverred documentaries made in the last 20 years (you'll likely find both of them on many lists of top documentaries of all time - 1994's Hoop Dreams and 2011's The Interrupters), and now director Steve James will continue his exploration of class, economic division, education, values in a new documentary with British economist, writer, activist Raj Patel that will focus specifically on what they describe as "fixing a broken food system today so that everyone can eat tomorrow."

"Cool Breeze" - Another Blaxploitation Classic Coming Out On DVD

  • By Sergio
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  • July 7, 2012 11:40 PM
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Slowly but surely, those wonderful blaxploitation classics from yesteryear (the early to mid 1970's) are being released on DVD and soon the 1972 MGM heist film Cool Breeze will join the list.