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Preview "Streets" - Film Produced By Will Smith's Bodyguard & Directed By Will Smith PA

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 26, 2011 2:02 AM
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Will Smith returned home to Philadelphia this past Sunday, for the premiere of a new feature film titled Streets.

"Stargate SG-1" Star Christopher Judge Joins "Dark Knight Rises" Cast

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 25, 2011 9:43 AM
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“I can finally confirm: I have been cast in ‘The Dark Knight Rises."

Taraji P. Henson Talks "Person Of Interest," Playing A "Pretty Diva" In "Think Like A Man" + More...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 25, 2011 8:23 AM
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Ms Taraji P. Henson suddenly has a rush of projects on the horizon, both on the big and small screen. She already co-starred in Larry Crowne with Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Cedric The Entertainer, amongst others; coming up in the next 12 months, you'll find her in lead roles on TV (Person Of Interest, on TV next season), and the big screenFrom The Rough (out in the fall), and Think Like A Man (in theaters next year).

Don Cheadle Making Progress With Miles Davis Project...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 25, 2011 7:35 AM
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"I actually just got off the phone with the studio executives about putting it together. It’s a difficult time to make films, especially ones that don’t have people flying or sequels or cars. We’re struggling through, but it’s going to happen."

First Look At Gerard Butler, Souleymane Sy Savane In "Machine Gun Preacher"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 25, 2011 2:12 AM
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This flick come up in conversation during the last Shadow And Act Livecast.

Idris Elba Officially Announces His Candidacy To Play "Luke Cage" (Who Else Is In The Mix?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 24, 2011 12:03 PM
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So, in case you've haven't been paying attention in the last few months, a number of actors have been campaigning for the opportunity to play Luke Cage for Marvel Studios.

Reggie Hayes, Isaiah Mustafa, Vivica Fox Do "Femme Fatales" For Cinemax

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 24, 2011 11:38 AM
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I don't have Skinemax Cinemax, so this is a series I'm not at all familiar with.

Viola Davis Rejects The Burden Of Representation: "At The End Of The Day, I'm Am Just An Actor"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 24, 2011 11:15 AM
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Her response here touches on so much that we've tackled on this site - particularly, as the title of this post states, this burden of representation that some of us feel black actors should carry. The question of "obligation."

Meet The Next-Gen Tyler Perry: 18-Year-Old Playright w/ 5 Plays On Resume Claims He's Better

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 22, 2011 10:35 AM
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His name is Thelron Pleas, he's 18 years old, and the folks down in Georgia are making comparisons between him and Tyler Perry.

Mario Van Peebles' "Black, White And Blues," Gets New Title + Theatrical Release Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 22, 2011 9:19 AM
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Here's a film I profiled last November and haven't heard much about since. At the time, it was called Black, White and Blues; but, as you can see from the poster above, it's received a name change. Now it's titled Redemption Road.