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French Nouveau-Blaxploitation Film "Black" Now Available In The USA (Streaming On Netflix)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 8, 2012 8:37 PM
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The film is called Black… nothing more, just Black.

Paula Patton To Headline David Talbert’s “Baggage Claim” (Fox Searchlight Apparently Back In Black Film Biz)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 8, 2012 6:30 PM
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This is a project that's been in the works since 2010, which was when we first announced it; at the time, Taraji P. Henson was reportedly in talks to star in the movie - playwright/director David E. Talbert's rom-com, Baggage Claim, based on his best-selling debut novel about a flight attendant with thirty days and thirty thousand miles to find a husband.

Sundance Institute Selects 13 Projects For June Directors and Screenwriters Labs

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 8, 2012 5:43 PM
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The list includes 2 filmmakers and their short films we've covered quite a bit on this site, that are on their way to becoming feature films - Jonas Carpignano (A Chjàna), and Cutter Hodierne (Fishing Without Nets).

New On Blu-ray: "La Haine" (The Film Spike Lee Called A Complete Rip-Off Of "Do The Right Thing")

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 8, 2012 4:49 PM
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I wouldn't say La Haine and Do The Right Thing are forever to be intertwined; but it's rare that I come across a paper or enter a discussion about the former film without the latter being mentioned as an influence, or in some cases, a flatout ripoff. 

Focus Features' Africa First Program Now Accepting Entries For 5th Year! Get On It!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 8, 2012 3:53 PM
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I'm sure you're all familiar with this initiative by now, given how much we've talked about it since this site's inception 3 years ago. At least, I hope you're familiar. 

Tyler Perry Actually Shares Top-Billing On 1st Poster For "Madea's Witness Protection"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 8, 2012 2:18 PM
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MTV had the exclusive on this, which struck me initially, because I wondered why anything Madea-related would premiere on MTV, given that the audience for Madea films aren't necessarily in MTV's targer demo. 

Exclusive: Official Trailer For Ty Hodges/Omar Epps' Musical Drama "You Me & The Circus" (On VOD This Fall)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • May 8, 2012 1:15 PM
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Here's the official trailer for You, Me & The Circus, written and directed by Ty Hodges and produced by Omar Epps (Brooklyn WorksFilms).

Noel Clarke's "Fast Girls" Gets A New Fast Poster + Trailer

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 8, 2012 11:14 AM
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Written by and co-starring Noel Clarke (Kidulthood, 4.3.2.1), the forthcoming drama Fast Girls stars a multiracial cast and centers on a street-smart runner who forms a rivalry with an equally ambitious wealthy athlete.

Watch 6 Clips w/ Chris Rock & Julie Delpy In "2 Days In New York"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 8, 2012 10:55 AM
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Magnolia Pictures acquired release rights to Julie Delpy's dramedy sequel to 2 Days In Paris, 2 Days In New York, which she stars in along with Chris Rock - a film we've covered quite a bit, so I'll just skip to the new stuff... some new clips, which you can watch below.

Spike Lee's "Red Hook Summer" To Screen At Cannes For International Distributors

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 7, 2012 7:58 PM
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Certainly not the first time an original Spike Lee joint will have played outside of the USA... assuming of course the sales company is able to sell the film internationally.
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