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Dreamworks/Disney Move Up Release Date For "The Help"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 30, 2011 9:20 AM
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As if you were all dying to see it sooner, DreamWorks and Disney have moved up the theatrical release date of The Help - a film I doubt needs an intro anymore, given how much we've discussed it.

Film Based On Sneezing Baby Panda Viral Video In The Works...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 30, 2011 7:41 AM
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To be titled The Life and Times of Sneezing Baby Panda, the film will follow an Australian zoologist who travels to China to "save" the baby panda, in an effort to raise money to save her own struggling zoo. Production on the $1.3 million project will be in October.

Michael Rapaport Unapologetic About Tribe Called Quest Doc; Done Appeasing Q-Tip; "You're No Jay-Z"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 30, 2011 3:26 AM
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The film opens next week, but Q-Tip has thus far continued to stand by his decision to not support it, and hasn't done any publicity for it either, leaving that up to his partners in crime, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi White, who have all gotten behind director Michael Rapaport's directorial debut, an homage to the group that he loves so much, A Tribe Called Quest.

Cuba Gooding Jr Heading To Australia To Shoot "Deception" w/ One Of Tarantino's Favorite Directors

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 29, 2011 1:18 AM
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Cuba Gooding Jr will be heading to the lovely Gold Coast in Australia, next month, to begin production on a mystery/thriller feature film titled Deception, for Village Roadshow.

Nicole Beharie & Lance Gross Will Star In Matthew Cherry's Feature Debut "The Last Fall"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 27, 2011 12:11 PM
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Director Matthew A. Cherry, whose filmmaker diary series you've been following on this website for the last month or so, has finally sured up the cast for his feature film debut, The Last Fall!

Get To Know The Young Cast Of "Attack The Block"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 27, 2011 6:46 AM
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A really fun lengthy interview with the cast of Attack The Block! The film opens stateside on July 29th, but I had the opportunity to see it last week Thursday. I haven't yet gotten around to typing up a review of it yet, though I should have one up within the next 24 hours.

Allen Hughes/Mark Wahlberg Black List Project "Broken City" Moving Ahead w/ $60 Mill Budget

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 27, 2011 5:20 AM
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“There’s this other thing, ‘Broken City,’ that I want to do at the end of next year with Allen Hughes directing, which is on the Black List. It’s one of the best unproduced screenplays, an amazing piece of material that should attract amazing talent.”

Will Smith Negotiating With Emma Thompson To Write The "Annie" Screenplay For Willow

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 24, 2011 2:44 AM
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The beat goes on for the Smith Family's adaptation of the Broadway classic musical Annie, with Willow Smith in the title role, and poppa and momma Smith producing under their Overbrook Entertainment banner, in a joint venture with Jay-Z, who will also produce the soundtrack for the film.

Story Of Notorious Drug Cartel - Black Mafia Family - Being Developed For The Big Screen

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 24, 2011 1:20 AM
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I wasn't already familiar, but from the little research I did, I learned that the Black Mafia Family (BMF), was a drug cartel that was created in Detroit, Michigan in the late 1980s, by Demetrius "Big Meech" and Terry Flenory. Over the following decade or so, their organization grew into a hugely successful nationwide enterprise.

Watch Trailer For "Color Outside The Lines: A Tattoo Documentary"

  • By Monique
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  • June 23, 2011 9:29 AM
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From Artemus Jenkins and acclaimed tattoo artist Miya Bailey comes the documentary film, Color Outside the Lines: A Tattoo Documentary. Ah, a topic close to my heart! From their kickstarter page: