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Preview Upcoming Documentary - "Reflections Unheard: Black Women In Civil Rights"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 19, 2011 8:30 AM
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Directed by Nev N. Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights...

Coming To South Africa In 2012 - "Law & Order: Cape Town"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 19, 2011 2:05 AM
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The Cape Film Commission (CFC) has announced that the long-running American TV police procedural, Law & Order, is coming to South Africa, to be titled, what else but Law & Order: Cape Town.

Chris Tucker, Disappointed With Roles Offered Him In Recent Years, Plots A Comeback!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 18, 2011 6:55 AM
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He says nothing was specifically responsible for his detour, except disappointment with the roles offered him. And Mr. Tucker, who on Friday will begin his own cross-country comedy tour in preparation for what he says will be bigger things to come, is supremely confident that he can pick up exactly where he left off... “When I got to ‘Rush Hour,’ ” he said, “I felt like: O.K., I’ve proven myself as the pinnacle. Now where’s all the bigger movies?” Instead, he said, the parts he was offered were too similar to “Rush Hour” and “frankly, just weren’t good enough.” So Mr. Tucker said he simply sat it out, rather than accept projects to stay in the public eye. Mr. Tucker did not provide details about the film projects he was developing for himself and hoped to get into production later this year. Asked to name an actor whose career he wished to emulate, he immediately said Sidney Poitier, citing “The Defiant Ones” as a movie that “meant something.” “It was what was going on in real life,” Mr. Tucker said. “It’s social, real stuff, and I like movies like that.” From a New York Times profile of Chris Tucker, posted earlier today, as he prepares to go on a comedy tour, answering a question that many keep asking - what happened to Chris Tucker?.

Zoe Saldana Will Make Directorial Debut With "Glamour" Short Film; Will Debut Online In October

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 18, 2011 5:23 AM
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It shouldn't be news that Zoe Saldana wants to get behind the camera and direct. We've told you that a few times - most recently in May, when it was announced that she would be directing episodes of Vin Diesel's new web series with Fox, titled The Ropes - an original web series about the lives of bouncers. She also mentioned that she was in the running to direct a film in Montreal, though she was greedy with the details.

Ridley Scott Is Rebooting "Blade Runner" For Some Reason...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 18, 2011 4:33 AM
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From Deadline:

Are African Americans Capable Of Tolerating Cinema That Questions Our POV Of Ourselves As A Race?

  • By Andre Seewood
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  • August 17, 2011 9:04 AM
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The Realist Tendency in African-American Film Aesthetics (Part one)

"Colombiana" Gets An Interesting Revised Title... In Taiwan; Plus Potential Spoilers

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 17, 2011 4:27 AM
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Nothing terribly important, but I thought it was funny enough to share.

"Red Tails" Gets A Second Trailer & Brand New Poster (Oh Yes, Sh*t Will Be Blown Up)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 17, 2011 3:14 AM
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I believe there was some concern about what the focus would be in the George Lucas-produced Tuskegee Airmen actioner, Red Tails, directed by Anthony Hemingway. My comrade Andre Seewood asked in his post a few days ago, whether it'll be a "tepid feel good story or an unvarnished gaze" at the people, the place and the time.

Reginald Lewis Bio ("Why Should White Guys Have All The Fun") Being Adapted; Jamie Foxx May Star

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 17, 2011 1:41 AM
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The biography of African American lawyer, entrepreneur, Wall Street wizard and philanthropist, Reginald Lewis, once the wealthiest black man in this country, is currently being adapted for the screen, with Jamie Foxx potentially playing the lead role.

Mississippi Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Filed By "The Help" Against Author Of "The Help"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 16, 2011 12:47 PM
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I'm sure this will give some folks even more of a reason to despise her and her bestselling novel turned film.