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Danny Glover, Sophie Okonedo & Chiwetel Ejiofor In Talks To Star In Adaptation Of Edwidge Danticat's "The Dew Breaker"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 8, 2011 10:50 PM
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Damn... this would be one hell of a cast, and film, given the deep, complex material the author is famous for, and that they'll be given to work with.

"Sparkle" Remake Gets An Official Release Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 8, 2011 10:01 PM
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Sony Pictures has announced a release date for the Sparkle remake, which stars Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, and others, shepherded by Salim and Mara Brock Akil.
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Watch Preview Trailer For Documentary "25 To Life" (HIV As A Weapon & Contrition)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 8, 2011 9:32 PM
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"Attempted Murderer..." That's what one of the young women in the preview trailer below called William Brawner, the subject of the documentary 25 To Life - a young African American man who contracted HIV at just 18 months old, something which he and his immediate family kept a secret for some 25 Years - from his friends, extended family members, and lovers, many who Brawner had unprotected sex with.
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Steve McQueen Talks Casting A Black Woman As Love Interest In "Shame"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 8, 2011 9:06 PM
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Via his program, The Treatment, our man Elvis Mitchell dug into Steve McQueen's mighty brain on all things Shame, his latest work, currently in theaters; the conversation is about 30 minutes long, and is worth listening to in full.
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Sammy Davis Jr. Life Rights Purchased For Planned Biopic & Stage Production

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 8, 2011 6:00 PM
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I just rewatched Anna Lucasta the other night...

Forest Whitaker Says He's Got 3 Projects He Plans To Direct; One Dealing With Uganda's Child Soldiers

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 8, 2011 3:01 PM
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From our brothers at The Playlist, who talked with Forest Whitaker yesterday at the Marrakech Film Festival (damn, I wish I was there) where the actor is onhand to be honored with a career achievement award:

Preview 2010 B3 FeatureLabs Project "Gauguin's Lover"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 8, 2011 2:33 PM
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Hmm... curious about this one.

"Attack The Block" Star Franz Drameh Getting His Chance To Shine In "Painkiller"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 8, 2011 12:52 PM
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Thus far, it seems like John Boyega is the only star (of all the young black men) from this summer's Brit hit Attack The Block to see his profile enjoy any real post-Attack The Block push (here in the USA anyway), scoring the lead role in the Spike Lee-directed boxing drama for HBO titled Da Brick. And rightfully so I suppose; he was the film's hero!

"Kinyarwanda" Opening Weekend Numbers + Extended Run News + 5-Ticket Giveaway! Enter Now!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 8, 2011 11:50 AM
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AFFRM's second release - Alrick Brown's Kinyarwanda - made its theatrical debut last week Friday on 9 screens in 7 cities. 

First Look At Anthony Mackie In New Still Images From Heist Flick "Man On A Ledge"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 8, 2011 10:52 AM
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Aha! There he is! I knew he was in this flick, despite the fact that he was just about absent from the film's first trailer (posted back in September). We see more of him in this one still image than we did in the entire 3-minute trailer. 
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