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"Attack The Block" (The British "Aliens Attack Da Hood" Movie) Finally Get's USA Theatrical Date!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 10, 2011 11:44 AM
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I don't think this movie needs much of an intro around here. We've written and talked about it enough times. But if you're just joining us, and you've never heard of it, I'd recommend you search the current (and old) site for previous posts on it.

Craig Brewer Says He's Sensitive To The Racist Elements Of The "Tarzan" Story He's Adapting

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  • June 10, 2011 8:19 AM
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Talking to Collider about all his upcoming projects, including the Tarzan reboot I've mentioned twice on this site, Hustle & Flow/Black Snake Moan director, Craig Brewer had this to say, with regards to the sensitive, potential explosive racial nature of the material... “I don’t want to give too much away of what I’m doing, but that is something I have thought about, and something I am addressing, and I can just say that “Tarzan” is a love story really, the movie I want to tell, that’s on the backdrop of this adventure, where Tarzan has to reconnect to his love, Jane, and to Africa itself. I know there’s probably going to be some concerns, in terms of racial attitudes toward the original films, and towards the books, but it’s territory that I’ve been in before… I don’t want to say I’m comfortable in it, because I think it’s best to stay a little uncomfortable, and be mindful of things that need to be sensitive, but I think it’s important to tell a great story from one of the most famous literary characters of all time.”

"The Black Power Mixtape" Is Getting A Theatrical Release!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 10, 2011 3:21 AM
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It's been awhile it seems since I last wrote about this film; Goran Hugo Olsson’s The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975, the documentary that premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and was recently acquired for distribution by Sundance Selects.

Idris Elba Reveals Bits & Pieces Of "Prometheus"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 9, 2011 7:28 AM
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Firs reported back in February, Idris Elba is one of the stars of Ridley Scott’s super secretive upcoming sci-fi thriller film, Prometheus that may or may not be a prequel to Alien. The film is currently shooting in the UK under strict secrecy, and oh-so very little has been released about its plotline, and its characters. No images, video, nothing.

Tracey Edmonds To Produce Films Based On E. Lynn Harris' Literary Oeuvre (Ted Witcher Adapting 1st)

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  • June 9, 2011 6:05 AM
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For you fans of the late E. Lynn Harris, who died in 2009, this should excite you, courtesy of The Root:

First Look Pics Of Zoe Saldana & Bradley Cooper In Blacklist Plagiarism Project "The Words"

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  • June 9, 2011 5:27 AM
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Announced about a month ago... a film called The Words, which Zoe Saldana co-stars in alongside Bradley Cooper.

Updates On Fantasia Barrino's Mahalia Jackson Project...

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  • June 9, 2011 4:38 AM
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So, I assume that by now we've all settled into the news that American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino will star as gospel singer Mahalia Jackson in a new biographical film, right?

Oprah’s OWN-Acquired Domestic Abuse Doc “Crime After Crime” Gets Official Theatrical Release

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  • June 9, 2011 3:50 AM
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Crime After Crime, a documentary film that premiered in competition at the Sundance Film Festival, has an official theatrical release date.

Denzel Officially Confirmed To Star As Alcoholic Hero Pilot In Robert Zemeckis-Directed "Flight"

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  • June 8, 2011 3:54 AM
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I'm fairly busy today folks, so entries from me will be sporadic for a little bit...

King Kong Reboot In Animated Form In Development; Will Tell Story From Ape's POV

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 7, 2011 9:04 AM
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Considering the well-analyzed and explicated notion of the film as a racial metaphor... so the oppressed finally gets to tell his story? :)