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Marlon Wayans Will Make Directorial Debut With Spoof Of Found-Footage Films Starring Essence Atkins

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2012 10:23 PM
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Essence Atkins and Marlon Wayans will star in the indie comedy/spoof titled Smart Ass, which is decribed as a spoof of all those found-footage flicks that have been released quite a bit in recent years.

Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Now Accepting Entries For 2012 Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowships

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2012 7:15 PM
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News on the march...!
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Omar Sy Joins "Amelie's" Audrey Tatou In Michel Gondry's Adaptation Of Fantastical French Novel "Mood Indigo"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2012 6:28 PM
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Quite possibly the most popular black man in France right now, actor/comedian Omar Sy has joined the cast of Michel Gondry's upcoming adaptation of the late French author Boris Vian's sci-fi/fantasy novel Mood Indigo (also known as Froth on the Daydream and Foam of the Daze).
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Hip-Hop Industry-Set Crime Drama "You’re Nobody ’til Somebody Kills You" Exec Prod By Spike Lee Sold To Distributor

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2012 3:38 PM
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First wrote about this about a year ago and have been keeping tabs on it since then, although I haven't seen anything of it, except for the trailer and clips posted last year, which don't seem to be available anymore. So I have nothing to show you.

Brand New Trailer For Halle Berry's "Dark Tide" Surfaces (With New Footage); March 30th Release Scheduled

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2012 3:02 PM
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As I guessed would happen, after a new poster was unveiled over the weekend (see it at the bottom of this post if you haven't), an official new trailer for Halle Berry's shark thriller Dark Tide has surfaced, ahead of its March 30th release.
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Watch Trailer For Nollywood's Most Anticipated 2012 Film - Disaster Thriller "Last Flight To Abuja"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2012 2:02 PM
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It's being called one of Nollywood's most anticipated films of 2012 - Obi Emelonye's follow-up to his 2011 fantasy/adventure hit The Mirror Boy.

Denzel Washington Says He's "Hovering Around A Comedy" & Has A Thelonious Monk Film He Wants To Star In

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2012 1:16 PM
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At the moment he's "hovering" around a comedy, having not done a great many of those in his career (although, he jokes, "I've done some that have turned out to be tragedies!"). The role he'd really like to play is that of jazz legend Thelonious Monk; he has a script, and ponders that "I'm talking about it more, so maybe I'm talking myself into it."

Angela Davis Documentary Nearing Completion From Director Of "Chisholm '72: Unbought And Unbossed"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2012 12:02 PM
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We've actually never written about this, and I think a post is long-overdue, as I was just reminded of it thanks to THIS New York Times profile of Shola Lynch that mentions it.

"Hit!" With Richard Pryor and Billy Dee Williams Coming Out On Blu-Ray DVD

  • By Sergio
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  • February 12, 2012 8:15 PM
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Last May, I wrote about this film (HERE) as an example of a film that might make a good remake; that is, a film with a great premise, but with a very disappointing execution.

Could "The Compton Cricket Club" Signal A Changing Of The Guard For Hollywood's Leading Men?

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • February 12, 2012 3:37 PM
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