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Kanye West May Be Joining "The Jetsons" Film As "Creative Director"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • January 6, 2012 5:16 PM
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You never know what to expect from the always outspoken Kanye West and that can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on your perspective.  So when he recently tweeted "I was just discussing becoming the creative director for the 'Jetson' movie" amongst a series of twitter rants concerning his fashion career, it seems he was actually telling the truth.

Watch 9-Minute Preview Of Feature Doc "Nothing Like Chocolate" (World, Meet Your Chocolate)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 5, 2012 6:46 PM
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Contained within are familiar tales of worldwide exploration and exploitation of so-called 3rd world countries and marginalized groups by global industrial powers, all in the name of profit.
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Clement Virgo's Remake Of "The Harder They Come" Gets Funding Boost, Shooting For 2012 Production Start

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 5, 2012 4:38 PM
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Well, it's not for the adaptation of The Book Of Negroes, which I think is the one upcoming Clement virgo project that most of us would rather see first, instead of a remake of The Harder They Come, but this could assist in some way in getting that other project financed.

Trailer For "Dimanche à Brazzaville" ("Sunday In Brazzaville") - Pink Suits, Hip Hop & Catch In One Crazy Congo Weekend

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 5, 2012 3:45 PM
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In watching this teaser trailer for a new documentary titled Dimanche à Brazzaville (or Sunday In Brazzaville for English Speakers) I immediately thought of the "Swenkas" - the South African Zulu men who call themselves "Swenkas" and compete for cash and prizes in an event that's part fashion show, part choreography, and part moral code.

Teaser For "The Widow Maker" (Female Fugitive Killer-For-Hire) From Texas-Based Advanced Eye Films

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 5, 2012 2:16 PM
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Details in the press release below; treaser trailer underneath:
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Condola Rashad Taking Stage Talents To The Big Screen, Starring In "30 Beats" (Inspired By "La Ronde")

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 5, 2012 1:13 PM
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Her name isn't one that's mentioned much when general discussions about up-and-coming young black actresses are had, on this site and elsewhere; but, as I said to our Twitter and Facebook followers yesterday, she's definitely one to watch, if not THE one to watch right now, as she garners lots of critical acclaim for her performance in Stick Fly, the stage play currently running on Broadway, which we've given lots of coverage to here on S&A.

RZA's "The Man With The Iron Fist" Set For October 2012 Release?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 5, 2012 11:24 AM
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RZA's been awfully quiet about his feature debut, the $20 million The Man With The Iron Fists, which wrapped principal photography 8 or 9 months ago, and, per recent interviews with cast members, is mostly cut, as RZA puts the soundtrack together.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson In Talks To Star In Indie Heist Thriller "Empire State" Based On True Story

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 5, 2012 10:45 AM
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And the beat doesn't stop for Dwayne Johnson... this would be like the 50th film he's attached to star in, if an agreement is reached. Dude is on overdrive right now. I guess you get while the getting's good; and it's apparently very good for him right now.
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Joe Doughrity's Independently Released Dramedy "CornerStore" (Starring Roger Guenveur Smith) Opens In Atlanta 1/13

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 5, 2012 10:21 AM
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Atlanta readers, add this to your January list of films to see... it opens next week Friday January 13, 2012 at the AMC Southlake 24, 7065 Mount Zion Circle, Morrow GA 30260.

Sundance Offers New Streaming Distribution Options; All Sundance-Stamped Films Eligible Giving Life To Buried Works

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 4, 2012 5:53 PM
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A piece lifted from a profile/announcement of the program in today's New York Times: