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Watch Octavia Spencer In Trailer For Award-Winning Comedy "Herpes Boy"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2011 4:57 AM
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Not really sure what to make of this trailer for a film called Herpes Boy, which Octavia Spencer from The Help co-stars in.

"Viva Riva!" Coming To DVD & Blu-ray Next Month!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2011 3:39 AM
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In my review of Djo Tunda Wa Munga's crime drama, Viva Riva!, I highlighted the film's audacious depictions of the kind of orchestrated sexuality and violence rarely seen in African cinema (specifically cinema of the DRC - the Democratic Republic Of The Congo, where such scenes are taboo); a kind of "fuck-you" to the status quo in a country that hadn't seen a feature film produced in over 2 decades.

Black Rodeo Documentary Now Available On DVD

  • By Sergio
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  • July 25, 2011 8:38 AM
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Black films that came out during the 1970's get too often shortchanged when people dismiss them as just "blaxplotataion" movies. The reality was that there was an extraordinary range of black films released threatrically during that period that dealt with every type of genre from action to dramas to comedies to romance to art house to documentaries. The 1972 film Black Rodeo is a case in point.
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"Fast Five" Gets Blu-ray/DVD Release Date, Price; Pre-Order Starting Today

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 25, 2011 2:40 AM
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It's raked in over $600 million in worldwide box office since its April release. Nice chunk of change! You can guarantee that another one will be made.

Maya Angelou's "Georgia, Georgia" Coming Soon On DVD

  • By Sergio
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  • July 24, 2011 11:09 AM
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Undoubtedly one of the most obscure and rarely seen films from the 1970's is the 1972 film Georgia, Georgia. The low budget film, which was based on an original screenplay by Maya Angelou is often mistakingly credited as also being directed by her too.
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Acclaimed Danny Glover Drama "The Harimaya Bridge" Gets DVD/Blu-ray Release Date + New Trailer

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 18, 2011 2:27 AM
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We covered this film on the old S&A site, while it was still playing the festival circuit, and when it enjoyed a lengthy though limited theatrical run in 2010.

"Jumping The Broom" DVD/Blu-Ray Release Date & Bonus Details

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 8, 2011 5:30 AM
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Your reactions to the film were mixed - some enjoyed it, others didn't. C'est la vie... so it goes.

Jackie Brown Coming To Blu-Ray (...But There's a Catch)

  • By Sergio
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  • June 25, 2011 2:04 AM
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Well, I've been waiting for this to happen, and finally it is. Lionsgate Home Video announced earlier this week that Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown with Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro and Robert Forester is finally coming out on blu-ray DVD, on October 4th.
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"Mooz-lum" DVD Giveaway Contest. Winner Of Final Round Announced!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 16, 2011 1:17 AM
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And the winner of the 5th and FINAL S&A Mooz-lum DVD Giveaway contest is... Emmanuel Akitobi! Congrats Emmanuel! Send me an email at the same address you submitted your trivia answer to, with your mailing address, so that I can forward to the Mooz-lum marketing team to get you your DVD! By the way, as for the answer to the trivia question, if you guessed anywhere between 23% and 26%, I accepted it.

New On DVD Today - "Mooz-lum," "Battle: Los Angeles," & "Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 15, 2011 1:01 AM
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Out on DVD today, June 14th, 2011… my recommendations above should be quite clear :)
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