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Production Company For Halle Berry's "Dark Tide" Aiming For July "Delivery"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 18, 2011 5:51 AM
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I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say that we've seen and heard much more about the romance that blossomed during the making of the film (between Halle Berry and her co-star Olivier Martinez) than about the film!

Nigerian Director Teams w/ "City Of God" Producer For Pharmaceutical Companies Expose

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 18, 2011 4:02 AM
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Notable Nigerian director, Jeta Amata is making moves at the Cannes Film Festival.

Worldwide Premiere Of Steve McQueen's "Shame" Confirmed For 68th Venice Film Festival

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 18, 2011 3:40 AM
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In my review of the film's script, I suggested that the completed work might make its worldwide debut at the Venice Film Festival later this year - August 31st to September 10th, to be exact.

Sony Gives "Colombiana" An Official Release Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 17, 2011 11:44 AM
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The release date for the action thriller, which stars Zoe Saldana as a vengeful killer on the hunt for the murderers of her parents, has long been expected to be September 2nd of this year.
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Kerry Washington, Jane Fonda To Star In Eve Ensler's Congo-Set Rape Drama "The Other Side"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 17, 2011 7:50 AM
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A double-shot of Kerry Washington today... earlier, I posted an entry on her upcoming new ABC Shonda Rhimes series (Scandal), which included a video preview...
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New Details On Mary J. Blige's Nina Simone Film (Budget, Casting, Shoot Dates, Official Synopsis)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 16, 2011 3:58 AM
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In case you're just joining us, you may not be aware of the fact that Mary J. Blige's Nina Simone biopic appears to finally be in motion, with a scheduled principal photography start date set for May 30th, starring Blige in the title role, and Brit thespian David Oyelowo co-starring as Nina's late lover, Clifton Henderson.

Exclusive Details On Ava DuVernay's Next Project "Middle Of Nowhere" (Synopsis, Start Date, Crew)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 13, 2011 11:25 AM
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Seems like it was just yesterday that the country was all abuzz over Ava DuVernay's feature narrative debut, I Will Follow, which recently concluded its noteworthy theatrical run - noteworthy because it was AFFRM's first release (AFFRM being the African American Film Festival Release Movement, spearheaded by Ava herself).
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Lee Daniels Packages Next Project - Adaptation Of Sexual Thriller "The Paperboy"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 13, 2011 5:38 AM
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He’s certainly been stacking up the projects over the last couple of years, since Precious; but when is Lee Daniels going to actually, finally get the chance to make one of them? Precious debuted 2 years ago, at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Since its theatrical release, Daniels’ name has been attached to quite a few projects – Selma, Miss Saigon, Iced, Anna In The Tropics, The Butler, and more, including, most recently, The Paperboy, which we first announced in February, but wasn't entirely a done deal at the time.
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Home Video Market Tumbling As DVD Revenues Drop 44% + Top 15 DVDs Sold 2008 To 2010

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 12, 2011 10:32 AM
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As if you needed any further evidence, but here ya go anyway... numbers and charts released a couple of days ago... in brief, in 2010 the domestic DVD market continued its steady decline (dropping roughly 44%% from 2009 to 2010, damn!), as consumers like you and I (with Sergio being the lone dissenter) shift our home video viewing habits, from DVDs to streaming/VOD services, like Netflix, and Amazon.com, amongst others.
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Mary J Blige And David Oyelowo Set To Film Nina Simone Biopic This Month

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • May 10, 2011 6:35 AM
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Well, it looks like it's going to happen. The Nina Simone biopic, titled Nina, has probably invoked more emotion on this site than any other post (excluding Tyler Perry) but Mary J Blige told US Magazine recently that she's taking acting lesson and filming is set to begin later this month. In fact, Deadline states filming will begin May 23.
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