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New In Theaters This Weekend - Jamie Foxx-Produced Award-Winning Doc "Thunder Soul"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 20, 2011 12:37 PM
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Opening in limited theatrical release this Friday, September 23rd... the Jamie Foxx-exec produced documentary Thunder Soul, which "follows the extraordinary alumni from Houston’s storied Kashmere High School Stage Band, who return home after 35 years to play a tribute concert for the 92-year-old Conrad “Prof” Johnson, their beloved band leader who broke the color barrier and transformed the school’s struggling jazz band into a world-class funk powerhouse in the early 1970s."

No New "Black Films" In Theaters This Weekend; So What To See?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 16, 2011 3:41 AM
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No "black films" opening this weekend, but film festivals abound... notably the Urbanworld Film Festival which opened yesterday and runs through Sunday; although screenings take place just today and tomorrow. Sunday is reserved for awards.

Kevin Hart's "Laugh At my Pain" Impressing At Box Office; CodeBlack Expanding To 58 More Theaters

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 10, 2011 3:36 AM
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Due to heavy demand #LaughAtMyPain is ALSO coming to the following markets next week: Boston, Columbus, Denver, Hartford, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Oklahoma City / Tulsa, San Antonio, Austin, Arkansas, Tucson

Also New In Theaters Today - Kevin Hart's "Laugh At my Pain"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 9, 2011 3:53 AM
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In addition to The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (my review HERE), and Contagion (my review HERE), Kevin Hart's 90-city concert tour film, titled Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain, opens in a limited theatrical release today.

Review - "The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975" (A Movement Remixed For A New Generation)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 9, 2011 3:40 AM
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Opens today... reposting my review for that reason...

Watch Brand New Clip From "Black Power Mixtape" + Director Considering Sequel (B-Side)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 8, 2011 1:48 AM
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As already noted, Goran Hugo Olsson’s acclaimed documentary, The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival (where I first saw it), and was later acquired for distribution by Sundance Selects, opens this Friday, September 9, but only in 2 theaters; and both of them are in New York... at least for now.

Exclusive! Chi McBride Candidly On The Industry, His Craft & "Pretentious Artist Bullshit" Actors

  • By Monique
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  • August 27, 2011 5:26 AM
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This week I had a chat with actor, Chi McBride of the film The Family Tree. The film also stars Evan Ross.

Trailer Watch: Rashida Jones and Sterling K. Brown in "Our Idiot Brother" (Opening Today)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 26, 2011 8:06 AM
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Released in theaters today, the Jesse Peretz-directed comedy Our Idiot Brother stars Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Rashida Jones and Sterling K. Brown (Army Wives, Detroit 187).

"Redemption Road" Starring Michael Clarke Duncan And Directed By Mario Van Peebles Opens Today!

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • August 26, 2011 7:11 AM
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This film was originally profiled on S&A back in November. Nearly a year later and with a name change, Redemption Road finally hits theaters today.

Brian White Comedy "Politics of Love" Receives Theatrical Release Date - This Weekend!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 25, 2011 8:26 AM
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Ok, so back in April, we reported that Codeblack Entertainment had acquired domestic distribution rights to Politics of Love, a romantic comedy starring Brian White and Mallika Sherawat as young campaigners in love who happen to be on opposite sides of the 2008 Obama-McCain U.S. presidential race.