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Watch Paula Patton Throw Some Punches, Kicks, Flips And More In new Clip From "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 30, 2011 3:04 PM
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Newly released clip from the upcoming 4th installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise, titled Ghost Protocol, which sees the return of Tom Cruise, as well as the addition of newcomers Paula Patton, and Jeremy Renner.
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Donald Faison Is One Of 3 Divorced Men Living Together In New TV Land Sitcom That Premieres Tonight

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 30, 2011 1:57 PM
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Donald Faison is 1/3 of a starring cast for a new TV Land sitcom titled The Exes, which premieres tonight, Wednesday, November 30, at 10:30PM ET.
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Vanessa Bell Calloway, Kiely Williams, Danny Trejo To Headline Indie Slasher/Comedy Financed By Queen Nefertari Prod

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 30, 2011 1:20 PM
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Vanessa Bell Calloway, Kiely Williams and Danny Trejo will star in Hollaback, a sequel to the 2007 urban slasher comedy Holla, written and to be directed H. M. Coakley (also responsible for the original).
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Sundance 2012 Predictions Continued... Sheldon Candis' "Learning Uncle Vincent" (Starring Common)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 30, 2011 12:23 PM
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So... my Sundance 2012 predictions list traveled quite a bit it seems, if the number of emails I received afterward alerting me to other potential *black films* that might get into the festival (a few even confirming with me that they were in, though I won't say which :))

RIP Patrice O'Neal... Watch Clips Of The Man At Work

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 30, 2011 11:49 AM
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I posted the news on Facebook and Twitter yesterday, when it was announced; but didn't do anything here.
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Hollywood & Crime - New Book Says Tyler Perry's Success Tied To "Secret Backroom Deals, Illicit Cash, Backstabbing"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 30, 2011 11:28 AM
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Oh boy... what to make of this... file this one under "things that make you go hmm..." from the press release:

South African Sci-Fi Novelist Lauren Beukes' "Zoo City" To Get Film Adaptation

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • November 30, 2011 9:00 AM
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After winning several literary awards and garnering global acclaim for its clever originality, South African author Lauren Beukes' science-fiction novel, Zoo City, recently saw its film rights awarded to producer Helena Spring (Red Dust, Yesterday, The First Grader), a fellow South African.  Before fans of the Johannesburg-set novel fret at the idea of a film version missing the mark when it comes to capturing the essence of the original story, they should know that Beukes does not intend to let that happen.

Trailer Watch For Short Film "Maffe Tiga"

  • By Sergio
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  • November 29, 2011 6:35 PM
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We always like to showcase worthwhile and interesting upcoming projects and here's another one. Below is the trailer for the short fim Maffe Tiga (Peanut Butter Stew) written, directed and starring  Mohamed Dione with Marie Josephine Zoumanigui, both of whom are natives of Guinea, a fact that was the inspration for the film.

Kerry Washington Talks Differences of Working in Big Budget vs Indie Films

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • November 29, 2011 6:29 PM
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In an interview with Fansshare, Kerry Washington explained how a performance in a particular film may depend on several factors, which range from the set, to the director and even the weather.
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"The Mortician" With Method Man Coming Out On DVD In Feb.

  • By Sergio
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  • November 29, 2011 5:52 PM
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If I'm correct, it's been a few months since we've heard anything about the suspense thriller/horror/drama film The Mortician, starring Method Man, in the creepy lead role, along with Edward Furlong, Dash Mihok, and Wendell Pierce.
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