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Watch Trailer For Vin Diesel's "The Ropes" Series; Season 1 Now Streaming On Netflix

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 5, 2012 10:38 AM
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Here's the trailer for that Vin Diesel web series with Fox Digital Entertainment, titled The Ropes - an original series about the lives of bouncers - I've already alerted you, and which I didn't care for, which in turn attracted several comments (likely from the same person using different handles) challenging my reaction to it.
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Vin Diesel's "The Ropes" No Longer Web Series; Debuts On Netflix. Watch Season 1 Now

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 2, 2012 11:03 AM
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I learned yesterday, not-so-long after I posted the promo art for it, that Vin Diesel's new web series with Fox Digital Entertainment, titled The Ropes - an original series about the lives of bouncers - is actually no longer a web series, and is now available on Netflix. You can stream it there right now if you have a Netflix account. 
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1st 10 Films Selected For Sundance Institute Artist Services Program Premiere Today on Netflix ("Lord Byron" Included)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 1, 2012 3:53 PM
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Recall my post from in January announcing a new distribution initiative from Sundance, offering new streaming distribution options for all Sundance-stamped films, giving life to buried works that may otherwise go unseen?
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Spike Lee's Initially "X-Rated" Feature Film Debut ("She's Gotta Have It) Now Streaming On Netflix & In HD

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 1, 2012 10:15 AM
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It's about damn time! Not that I haven't already seen the film enough, but I'm always shocked when I run into folks - black folks especially - who claim to be black film lovers, or specifically Spike Lee lovers, who tell me that they haven't seen She's Gotta Have It. 
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Exclusive Digital Rights To Alrick Brown's "Kinyarwanda" Acquired By SnagFilms

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 30, 2012 8:12 PM
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SnagFilms (parent company of indieWIRE) has acquired exclusive digital rights to Alrick Brown's Rwandan genocide drama Kinyarwanda, AFFRM's sophomore theatical release last December (how many of you actually saw it?).
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Multiple Award Winning Congolese Crime Drama "Viva Riva!" Now Streaming On Netflix!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 28, 2011 11:06 PM
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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, while a reflection of reality, 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.

On DVD/Blu-ray/VOD This Week - "The Weird World of Blowfly" (The Original Dirty Rapper)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 16, 2011 3:42 PM
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He's known as the original dirty rapper! Blowfly - the stage name for Clarence Reid, who wrote songs for several hit R&B groups in the 1960s and '70s. But he also recorded albums as Blowfly, his alter-ego usually seen in an ostentatious superhero costume, known especially for his x-rated raunchy raps, starting with a track called Rapp Dirty released in 1965.

New On DVD - "Machete Maidens Unleashed" (On Exploitation Cinema History)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 1, 2011 5:46 AM
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The revealing and interesting story goes...
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New On DVD/Blu-ray/VOD: "Attack The Block" & "Luther" Season 2

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 25, 2011 4:14 AM
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I'm sure neither of these needs much of an intro around here. We've talked about them aplenty.

Also New On DVD & VOD - Sean Baker's "Prince Of Broadway"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 22, 2011 6:12 AM
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I missed this in my weekly "New On DVD/Blu-ray/VOD" post earlier this week.