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Team Behind "Scary Movie," "Epic Movie," etc To Spoof "Avatar" Next ("Nothing Is Off Limits")

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 23, 2011 5:37 AM
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"With a domestic box office of nearly 700 million dollars and an overseas haul of over 2 billion, it was only a matter time before this behemoth got a good ribbing. And what could possibly be riper for satire? You got half naked blue people plugging their hair into strange flying horses so they can read their thoughts! And nothing in this mega blockbuster is off limits, from its overly simplified message of “big corporations = bad; tree hugging environmentalist = good,” to the broadly drawn characters like the buffed out Colonel who’s in a perpetual ‘roid rage to the very colorful, glowing and… come on, totally stony world of Pandora. And just like “Avatar” our movie will be in eye popping 3-D - making it the very first spoof movie ever in this format."
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African American Scribe Hired To Adapt "Amulet" For Will Smith To Produce, Jaden & Willow To Star

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 18, 2011 7:45 AM
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And the Smith Family machine continues on its course to take over the world :)

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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