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From A Token To A Threat: Notes For A Revolution In African-American Filmmaking (Part One)

  • By Andre Seewood
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  • March 12, 2012 11:55 AM
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The occasion of screening Christine Acham and Clifford Ward’s engrossing documentary, INFILTRATING HOLLYWOOD: The Rise and Fall of The Spook Who Sat by the Door (2010), revealed the United States government’s deliberate censorship campaign against an African-American film from its production through to its exhibition. THE SPOOK WHO SAT BY THE DOOR (1973) is a film adaptation of Sam Greenlee’s powerful and revolutionary book, published in 1969, that was directed by actor Ivan Dixon (1931-2008) from a screenplay by Sam Greenlee and Melvin Clay.

Review: Tyler Rides, Dances To 2Pac & Brawls But Still Fails To Convince He's "Good" Enough For The Job!

  • By Monique
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  • February 25, 2012 1:00 PM
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Tyler Perry’s new film Good Deeds opened in theaters yesterday; it stars Perry in the lead role with Thandie Newton, Brian White, Gabrielle Union and Phylicia Rashad. I caught one of the earlier showings here in Chicago, but before I get into my critique of the film, I supposed a brief summary might be in order…

The "I" is Dropped In Tyler Perry's "I, Alex Cross" Movie

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 22, 2012 5:42 PM
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A couple of weeks ago, I posted an entry announcing Summit Entertainment's plans to open Tyler Perry's I, Alex Cross flick on October 26, 2012!

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.

Join Us Today! S&A Live Podcast Show (Hot Topics)

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • November 20, 2011 8:17 AM
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So if you haven't heard the news yet, we've got a new time and new day for the S&A live podcast show. You can now join us every Sunday at 3:00pm/est. Not only is this a better time for the S&A crew, but we anticipate more S&A readers can join us. No excuses. And we kick off today's show with a bang! So what's on tap for Hot Topics you ask?