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Watch Zoe Kravitz & Edi Gathegi In New Clip From "X-Men: First Class"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 2, 2011 9:39 AM
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It's in theaters tomorrow, so, I'm not sure this clip will do much to encourage to or discourage you from seeing it if you haven't already made up your mind either way. Nothing special; although I should add that just about every review I've read of the film thus far has been stellar! It seems like we may have our first real hit of the summer!
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Watch New Clip From Prison Drama "Screwed" Starring Noel Clarke & James D'Arcy

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 2, 2011 9:10 AM
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We've seen a trailer and poster for Screwed - the British prison drama that stars Mr Noel Clarke and James D’Arcy (Master And Commander), which is an adaptation of a novel called Screwed: The Truth About Life as a Prison Officer, a bestselling work, both acclaimed and controversial, by British ex-prison officer-turned-author Ronnie Thompson (not his real name by the way).
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Watch Full-Length Award-Winning Nigerian Animated Series "Mark Of Uru"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 2, 2011 7:04 AM
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Mark Of Uru, an award-winning Nigerian animated series we first wrote about in 2009, is now available to watch online in its entirety.
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Watch “The Misadventures of AWKWARD Black Girl” Episode 5 (Web Series)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 2, 2011 6:50 AM
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Continuing on with Issa Rae’s Awkward Black Girl web series, which has received quite a lot of attention since its first episode, winning new fans with every installment it seems. She’s released episode 5 today, which I embedded below:
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Behind-The-Scenes Clip For "The Help" Focuses On Star Characters & Relationships

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 2, 2011 6:24 AM
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The marketing campaign for The Help continues with this brief behind-the-scenes look at the 3 main characters from the novel and upcoming film adaptation, played by Emma Stone, Viola Davis, and Octavia Spencer. There's also a few clips of new footage I don't believe we've seen yet.
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Another Clip From "Rejoice And Shout," A Definitive History Of Gospel Music; In Theaters Tomorrow

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 2, 2011 6:09 AM
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Rejoice And Shout, a film we've written about a couple of times on Shadow And Act, while it screened on the festival and series circuit in the last year, will now be released in theaters across the country.
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Watch "5 Deep Breaths" The Short Film That Helped Launch Seith Mann's Directing Career

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 2, 2011 3:35 AM
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Since we chatted with him during last night's podcast, I thought I'd reintroduce (or introduce those who haven't yet seen) Seith Mann's impressive 20-minute short film called 5 Deep Breaths - his NYU MFA thesis project in 2002, which helped launch Mann's career, directing several notable television shows – notably episodes of HBO’s hit, The Wire.
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Watch "The Way of All Flesh" Documentary On "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 1, 2011 12:37 PM
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I'm currently reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks; the non-fiction book by Rebecca Skloot, which Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films will adapt into a feature film for HBO, as announced about a year ago.

Mary J. Blige Recording A Song For "The Help" Soundtrack;" Listen To Sample + See New Footage

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 1, 2011 7:42 AM
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In the video clip below, Mary J. Blige talks about her reactions to The Help, which she's apparently seen, since she was asked to write a song for the film's soundtrack.
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It's A Web Series Bonanza! Help Sort Them Out...!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 1, 2011 4:58 AM
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Web series are all the rage these days it seems. I probably get 3 to 5 emails every week from producers informing me of their newly-created series, asking for coverage on S&A.
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