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David Oyelowo Lends His Thespian Skills To $40,000 Sci-Fi Dystopian Short Film "Rahab"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 18, 2011 2:14 AM
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Principal photography just wrapped last week Friday on Ava DuVernay's sophomore feature narrative effort Middle Of Nowhere, which co-stars David Oyelowo, who also just wrapped production on a short sci-fi film he stars in called Rahab, based on an idea that won the 2011 Enter The Pitch contest.

Watch An Armed Zoe Saldana Elude A SWAT Team In Her Skivvies In A Clip From "Colombiana"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 13, 2011 5:47 AM
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It opens in the USA on August 26th, though the French will get to see it a month earlier, when it'll open in theaters in that country on July 27th.

Codeblack Ent. Announces 7-Picture Deal w/ NY Times Bestselling Author Mary “HoneyB” Morrison

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 13, 2011 4:26 AM
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I'm not familiar with Mary “HoneyB” Morrison or her works - specifically the Soulmates Dissipate series mentioned here. Anyone read any of them? If so, clue the rest of us in on what to expect is contained within the pages; or should I take a wild guess? :)

Check Out The Intriguing Trailer For High Stakes Gambling Drama "High Chicago"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 13, 2011 3:26 AM
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Watch the trailer below for an upcoming feature film titled Higher Chicago, which stars black British thespian Colin Salmon, and is directed by Alfons Adetuyi, his feature film directorial debut; though Adetuyi is no stranger to the cinema, as he's worked primarily as a producer and director of TV and documentaries in Canada.

Watch Trailer For Kevin Hart's "Laugh At My Pain" + Fall Theatrical Release Planned

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 12, 2011 8:51 AM
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Kevin Hart's 90-city concert tour, said to be one of the most successful in history, with over $15 million in ticket sales, is now a feature-length film with a theatrical release schedule planned.

Omari Hardwick, Shanola Hampton Headline Charles Murray's Debut Feature "Things Never Said"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 12, 2011 4:57 AM
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Production recently wrapped on writer/director/executive producer Charles Murray's feature debut, Things Never Said, which stars Shanola Hampton (Shameless), Omari Hardwick, Elimu Nelson (The Shield), Tamala Jones, Dorian Missick and Michael Beach.

Confirmed! Spike Lee Will Direct USA Adaptation Of “Oldboy.” Will Will Smith Star?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 11, 2011 6:50 AM
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Well... it's no long just speculation.

Weinstein Company Acquires US Remake Rights To French Buddy Comedy "Les Intouchables"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 11, 2011 5:50 AM
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I keep saying that I'm going to finally commit to becoming fluent in French, but I just haven't gotten around to it yet! Any native French speakers in NYC who want to hook me up with some lessons, send me an email. Seriously...!

Octavia Spencer On Criticism Of "The Help": "We've Gotten So PC..."

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 11, 2011 3:59 AM
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We've read Viola Davis' take on the project... some of it anyway. Go HERE if you missed that post. Today, we've got her co-star, Octavia Spencer, who plays one of the film's lead characters, the bold and cantankerous maid Minnie.

Viola Davis On Her Role In "The Help": "Of Course I Had Trepidations" + More...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 9, 2011 2:19 AM
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"Of course I had trepidations. Why do I have to play the mammy? But what do you do as an actor if one of the most multifaceted and rich roles you've ever been given is a maid in 1962 Mississippi? Do you not take the role because you feel like in some ways it's not a good message to send to Black people? No. The message is the quality of the work. That is the greater message... As Black women, we're always given these seemingly devastating experiences - experiences that could absolutely break us. But what the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls the butterfly. What we do as Black women is take the worst situations and create from that point."