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Library of Congress Highlights Epic Slavery Drama “Roots” During Black History Month

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 31, 2012 11:18 AM
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The short story...

Raven-Symoné To Take Over Starring Duties In Broadway Musical Adaptation Of "Sister Act"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 31, 2012 10:59 AM
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The recently slimmed-down diva, Ms Raven-Symoné is set to take over the lead role in the Broadway musical Sister Act (based on the hit 1992 movie of the same name), replacing Patina Miller (who originated the role from the start) as Deloris Van Cartier (the character Whoopi Goldberg played in the original film and its sequel).
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Hey NYC! 3 Pairs Of Tickets Up For Grabs To Attend Preview Screening Of UK Docudrama "Dreams Of A Life"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 31, 2012 8:26 AM
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You only have a few hours left New York City, so take heed...
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John Amos, Marla Gibbs Join Cast Of Tyler Perry's "Madea's Witness Protection" (His 14th Feature In 7 Years)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 30, 2012 10:15 PM
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So Tyler Perry's 4th movie of 2012, the only Madea movie of the year thank goodness, began production today at his Atlanta studios. 
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Exclusive Digital Rights To Alrick Brown's "Kinyarwanda" Acquired By SnagFilms

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 30, 2012 8:12 PM
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SnagFilms (parent company of indieWIRE) has acquired exclusive digital rights to Alrick Brown's Rwandan genocide drama Kinyarwanda, AFFRM's sophomore theatical release last December (how many of you actually saw it?).
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In Theaters This Weekend: Indie Dramedy "Dysfunctional Friends" + Michael B. Jordan In "Chronicle"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 30, 2012 4:40 PM
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Opening this coming weekend, February 3rd, 2012, are...

Docu-Drama On Trial Of Black Slave Accused Of Burning Down Montreal Gets DVD/VOD Release

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 30, 2012 10:39 AM
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Intriguing docu-drama here, I profiled several months ago, with an unfamiliar narrative, and one I'd very much like to see, and will now have an opportunity to since it's being released on DVD and digitally via iTunes next week.

Ice-T's "The Art Of Rap" Acquired For Theatrical Release By Indomina

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  • January 28, 2012 8:58 PM
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And here's another...

Eugene Levy, Denise Richards and Romeo Miller To Star In Tyler Perry's "Madea's Witness Protection"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • January 28, 2012 8:30 PM
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Tyler Perry's next Lionsgate production Madea's Witness Protection will begin filming next week in Atlanta. Perry opted for an *interesting* and mostly white cast ensemble for this one, with the exception of Romeo Miller (Jumping The Broom), the son of rapper Master P.

Official Trailer For Oscar-Nominated Inspirational High School Sports Doc "Undefeated" (Opens Feb 12)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 28, 2012 11:47 AM
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Here's the first official trailer for the now Academy Award nominated (for documentary feature) film Undefeated - the football documentary directed by Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Matin about a single defining season of the Memphis Manassas Tigers high school football team; a severely underfunded and underprivileged program attempting a winning season after years of losses, whose fortunes reverse thanks to an immensely-devoted coach named Bill Courtney.
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