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    So How's Angela Bassett In "Green Lantern"?

    No doubt many of you are anxious to see how she does in the movie; having seen the film, I can tell you that's there's good news and bad news.

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    Weinstein Company Set "Django Unchained " For Christmas Day 2012 Release!

    Courtesy of our sister site The Playlist:

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    Prequel To "Takers" In Development?

    So says star Chris Brown on Twitter HERE , stating: "S/O 2 every1 watching Takers...talked studio into writing a PREQUEL.."

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    Antoine Fuqua Still On To Direct Tupac Biopic

    Last week, director Antoine Fuqua's plans to produce a feature length film based on the life of Tupac Shakur, seemed to have taken a blow, with news that he had walked away from that project to instead direct a boxing drama starring another rapper, Eminem, titled Southpaw, expected to shoot later th...

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    2nd AFFRM Release Announcement Scheduled For July 4th!

    A little bird told me earlier this morning that the 2nd film to be distributed theatrically via AFFRM (the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement) will be announced on Independence Day, July 4!

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    Burkinabe Polyandry Dramedy "An Uncommon Woman" Acquired For Distribution By ArtMattan Productions

    I first saw this film at the New York African Film Festival earlier this year, and enjoyed its reversal of traditional patriarchal standards. It's hilarious... poignant, and message-driven, but hilarious.

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    Tickets Now On Sale For For Katori Hall's MLK Play "The Mountaintop" Starring Samuel L Jackson

    The show doesn't open until October 13, and the lead actress hasn't even been cast yet, but tickets for the Broadway premiere of Katori Hall's 2010 Olivier Award-winning Best Play, The Mountaintop, are now officially on sale.

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    The First Black Men In Outer Space (In The Movies That Is...)

    All the heated discussion we had recently about black images in sci-fi movies bought to my mind recently the first time when a black man first appeared as an astronaut in a sci-fi movie. And you would be right in guessing that it wasn't in an American film.

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    Introducing FunkTV & Fried Chicken Cinema, Courtesy Of Regi Allen

    I met Regi Allen, the mastermind behind FunkTV and Fried Chicken Cinema back in April, at the New School conference here in NYC that I was a panelist for. We had a great conversation; Regi shared his enthusiasm for Shadow And Act, as well as his ideas for an alternate black TV network; we talked about our mutual belief in progress through collective action, and much more. His excitement for what could be, was infectious and contagious; And, as we discussed, a day or so after, Regi sent me, via email, a reminder of our conversation, as well as links to his brainchild, FunkTV, requesting that I take a look, offer commentary, and hopefully conti...

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    "Jungle Fever" 20 Years Later...

    WOW! Times really does fly by! It was exactly 20 years ago - June 7, 1991 - that Spike Lee's Jungle Fever first opened. Made at the time when Spike was THE director of the moment, and a film, like other films that Spike made during that period, which had its staunch defenders and detractors.

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