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VOD Review - '1/2 Revolution' (A Gripping Documentation Of The Egyptian Revolution)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 2, 2012 6:26 PM
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It's not been released on DVD or Blu-ray yet; but it's available on VOD platforms like iTunes, where I learned interested viewers can now both rent it ($4.99 in HD) or buy it ($19.99 also in HD).

5 Netflix Streaming Discoveries This Week For You To Watch This Weekend (11/2)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 2, 2012 4:44 PM
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Ty Hodges/Omar Epps' Musical Drama "You, Me & The Circus" on VOD This Fall (Trailer)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 19, 2012 5:20 PM
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I’m surprised we haven’t talked much about this film/musical. We posted a teaser back in February of last year, and since then, it has screened at UrbanWorld Film Fest and a few other venues.
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Watch Samuel L. Jackson in Trailer For Suspense Thriller "Meeting Evil" (On VOD May 4th)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 10, 2012 8:59 AM
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This is the first time hearing of this project. Meeting Evil, directed by Chris Fisher and adapted from the Thomas Berger noir-thriller novel by the same name. The film stars Samuel L. Jackson as a mysterious stranger named Richie, who takes a family man, played by Luke Wilson, on a "murder-fueled ride."

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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  • 23 Comments
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.