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"War Witch" Director Kim Nguyen Talks Film's Magic Themes, Politics and Child Soldiers

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • May 17, 2012 6:55 PM
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Here's are some interesting excerpts from a Filmmaker Mag interview with French-Canadian filmmaker Kim Nguyen, the helmer of War Witch, which premiered at the Berlinale International Film Festival. Tambay wrote a review of War Witch after its screening at the Tribeca Film Festival last month; if you haven't read it, see his review HERE, where he calls it "a poignant work, filled with strong, captivating images, and wonderfully naturalistic performances (especially from star Rachel Mwanza). 
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Regina King To Play 1st Black Presidential Candidate Shirley Chisholm In Biopic?

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 1, 2012 8:58 PM
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Regina King has expressed her desire to portray the first Black New York Congresswoman and Presidential Candidate Shirley Chisholm previously. A few years ago, she mentioned it on an interview with Kam Williams and in THIS interview this past January, in which The Daily Beast states that King, "hopes to one day pen and star in a docudrama." Most recently, Kerry Washington mentioned Regina King and the project in THIS interview with Kam Williams just last month, where Washington says, "And I just heard that Regina King is doing Shirley Chisholm, perfect casting, which is another story that has to be told."
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Will Smith Created Concept for "Men In Black III;" Film Shot w/ Unfinished Script (Film Stills)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • February 27, 2012 7:22 PM
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Barry Sonnenfeld, the director of Men In Black III told Empire Magazine that the concept behind the new installment of the hit franchise was all Will Smith's idea. Smith is reprising his role as alien combatant Agent J. According to Sonnefeld, Smith's character travels back in time to rescue his partner, the character played by Tommy Lee Jones.
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Denzel Washington Wasn't That Impressed With "Safe House" Script

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • February 20, 2012 7:47 PM
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While promoting his hit film Safe House recently, Denzel Washington revealed some interesting tidbits about the production and his career at a press conference. 

"Battleship" Director Peter Berg Says Rihanna Has 'Very Strong Part' and She's 'Really, Really Good'

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • February 16, 2012 6:23 PM
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Even though Rihanna may have appeared in the Battleship trailer for a milisecond, director Peter Berg gushed about the superstar singer's acting prowess and her role in the upcoming action sci-fi flick, which hits theaters May 18th, 2012.

Anthony Mackie Reiterates His Sentiments On Black Films: "Our Hustle Game Is Way Behind"

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • February 3, 2012 5:36 PM
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In an interview promoting his co-starring appeareance in Man On A Ledge, Anthony Mackie took the time to reiterate, and clarify, with NPR some of his feelings regarding the black film industry and more.

Taraji P. Henson Talks TV Guide's Cover Snub, Career Challenges and Playing Bad Girl In "Think Like A Man"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • January 10, 2012 9:05 PM
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Next month's issue of Upscale Magazine features Taraji P. Henson; who opened up about her character's snub on TV's Guide's cover of her new CBS show Person of Interest, her career hopes, and playing the role of the bad girl for the very first time in Think Like A Man, due out in theaters March 9th.

Viola Davis Talks Oscars; Joins George Clooney In Cover Of This Week's Issue Of "Entertainment Weekly"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • January 7, 2012 12:55 PM
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Viola Davis and George Clooney are this week's issue of Entertainment Weekly for a joint shoot and interview. The two, who are apparently good pals today, have co-starred in the past in three films: Out of Sight, Solaris and Syriana. They spoke about their challenges in Hollywood; Davis dished on the Best Actress Oscar race and the lack of great roles for black actresses.

Mekhi Phifer Talks Broadway Debut in Alicia Keys-Produced "Stick Fly"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • December 26, 2011 9:25 AM
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Octavia Spencer Feels Overwhelmed By Golden Globe and SAG Awards Nominations

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • December 21, 2011 6:55 PM
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Octavia Spencer spoke recently about her recognition for her supporting role in this year's controversial hit The Help, which has been nominated for best picture and best ensemble by the Golden Globes and SAG Awards respectively.
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