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Preview "Massage, Cameroon Style" (Mothers Protecting Their Daughters From Predators)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 3, 2011 4:55 AM
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Was breezing through the recently announced list of 383 titles (from 70 countries) scheduled to screen at the 2011 Montreal World Film Festival, and came across this one. It's called Massage, Cameroon Style.

Forest Whitaker, Anthony Mackie, Sanaa Lathan Teaming Up For Voodoo-Themed Thriller "Vipaka"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 3, 2011 1:32 AM
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Very interesting... indeed...

Warner Bros Starting From Scratch With Next "Green Lantern" Movie; Wants Edgier Film. Any Ideas?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 2, 2011 10:24 AM
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In case you don't already know, another Green Lantern movie is in development, despite the critical drubbing it received, and lackluster box office ($114 million domestic after almost 2 months in release, on a $200 million budget). But the studio plans major changes to the second film - essentially starting over. A reboot I guess we could call it. Too soon?

Am I Being Just Mr. Sensitive Again?

  • By Sergio
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  • August 2, 2011 6:55 AM
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You should well aware know by now how we roll on S & A. Always questioning and stirring up stuff,especially when it comes to the never ending and vexing problem of black images in films and TV.

Chandra Wilson Will Direct 5th Episode Of "Grey's Anatomy"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 2, 2011 6:23 AM
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I had no idea Chandra Wilson had previously directed episodes of ABC's hit Shonda Rhimes drama Grey's Anatomy. Did you? Then again, I'm maybe in the minority when I say that I never really got into the show. I tried, but didn't really hook me.

Frenchie Davis To Make Feature Film Debut In Indie Comedy "Dumbbells" (Co-Starring Jaleel White)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 2, 2011 5:59 AM
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Fans of American Idol, and The Voice will be familiar with Frenchie Davis - the semi-finalist on the 2nd season of Idol who was disqualified after topless photos of her, taken earlier in her career, turned up. Don't cry for the 32-year old however, because, by all accounts, Ms Davis has done fairly well for herself since then - appearing in the Broadway musical Rent, cast in the role of Effie in a West Coast-touring production of Dreamgirls, starred in the role of Mahalia Jackson in the Hartford Stage production of Mahalia: A Gospel Musical, and, most recently, was a Top 8 semi-finalist on the first season of The Voice.

Watch Octavia Spencer In Trailer For Award-Winning Comedy "Herpes Boy"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2011 4:57 AM
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Not really sure what to make of this trailer for a film called Herpes Boy, which Octavia Spencer from The Help co-stars in.

Samuel L. Jackson Gets Jiggy In Trailer For Modern-Day Gladiator Fighting Drama "Arena"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2011 4:21 AM
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Samuel L. Jackson co-stars in this indie action movie that was intially titled Deathsport, when it was announced over a year ago.

Terence Blanchard Talks Scoring "Red Tails" For George Lucas

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2011 3:04 AM
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"The music is definitely heroic. We actually used a 70-piece orchestra with a 40-piece choir. Then, underneath all of that, I have a lot of African and ethnic percussion grooves that I created here at my home studio. I wanted to service the movie in a way that made it grand and big. But at the same time, I didn't want to lose the whole notion of who these guys were and where they came from. So I used the ethnic percussion as a subtle kind of flavor. I didn't want to go too over the top with it, like blues guitars and such. That kind of thing has been done before."

On-Set Photos And Video Of Batman & Bane In Action In "The Dark Knight Rises"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2011 2:20 AM
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These turned up online over the weekend... if you hate spoilers, and/or would rather watch it all unfold on the big screen and on the big screen only, you may not want to look.