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The Most Underused Black Actress On A Comedy Television Show Is...

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • June 17, 2011 5:41 AM
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If you're a sitcom tv watcher, occasionally you'll come across actors or actresses that you think deserve more face time and actress Retta Sirleaf is definitely in that category.
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Itinerant Elvis Mitchell Is LA-Bound; Named Curator Of New Weekly Film Series

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 16, 2011 9:48 AM
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Veteran movie critic Elvis Mitchell has been named curator of the new weekly film series that will be staged by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Film Independent. The organizations announced Mitchell's appointment Thursday morning, with LACMA director Michael Govan telling 24 Frames that he and other executives were "very impressed with [Mitchell's] approach to cross genres, [with] using the museum as a site and his interest in historic film." Govan also called Mitchell "agile, someone who sets no traditional mold." Mitchell will relocate to Los Angeles for the position, which is full-time. He will start in July, with the first programming scheduled to screen in the fall.
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So How's Angela Bassett In "Green Lantern"?

  • By Sergio
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  • June 16, 2011 4:23 AM
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No doubt many of you are anxious to see how she does in the movie; having seen the film, I can tell you that's there's good news and bad news.
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Weinstein Company Set "Django Unchained " For Christmas Day 2012 Release!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 15, 2011 2:37 AM
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Courtesy of our sister site The Playlist:
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Prequel To "Takers" In Development?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 14, 2011 4:01 AM
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So says star Chris Brown on Twitter HERE , stating: "S/O 2 every1 watching Takers...talked studio into writing a PREQUEL.."

Antoine Fuqua Still On To Direct Tupac Biopic

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 14, 2011 3:38 AM
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Last week, director Antoine Fuqua's plans to produce a feature length film based on the life of Tupac Shakur, seemed to have taken a blow, with news that he had walked away from that project to instead direct a boxing drama starring another rapper, Eminem, titled Southpaw, expected to shoot later this year.
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2nd AFFRM Release Announcement Scheduled For July 4th!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 14, 2011 2:27 AM
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A little bird told me earlier this morning that the 2nd film to be distributed theatrically via AFFRM (the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement) will be announced on Independence Day, July 4!
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Burkinabe Polyandry Dramedy "An Uncommon Woman" Acquired For Distribution By ArtMattan Productions

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 13, 2011 5:56 AM
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I first saw this film at the New York African Film Festival earlier this year, and enjoyed its reversal of traditional patriarchal standards. It's hilarious... poignant, and message-driven, but hilarious.
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Tickets Now On Sale For For Katori Hall's MLK Play "The Mountaintop" Starring Samuel L Jackson

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 13, 2011 5:17 AM
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The show doesn't open until October 13, and the lead actress hasn't even been cast yet, but tickets for the Broadway premiere of Katori Hall's 2010 Olivier Award-winning Best Play, The Mountaintop, are now officially on sale.
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The First Black Men In Outer Space (In The Movies That Is...)

  • By Sergio
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  • June 11, 2011 11:35 AM
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All the heated discussion we had recently about black images in sci-fi movies bought to my mind recently the first time when a black man first appeared as an astronaut in a sci-fi movie. And you would be right in guessing that it wasn't in an American film.
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