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Film Review: ‘Black November’

9 January 2015 3:44 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hollywood and Nollywood — the prolific, still export-resistant Nigerian film industry — don’t so much meet as exchange business cards in “Black November,” an impassioned but inert social tract disguised only notionally as a high-octane terrorism thriller. While the presence upfront of Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke lends the initial impression of cheerfully cheesy exploitation fare, their contributions turn out to be marginal: Auds chasing cheap thrills will be caught off guard by this earnestly angry study of Nigeria’s corruption-riddled oil industry, superficially bracketed by a standard-issue, Los Angeles-set hostage drama. Sadly, Jeta Amata’s film proves plodding and sanctimonious in either register.

Finally getting a multiplatform release after languishing on the shelf since 2012 — following a premiere at the United Nations, no less — “Black November” (titled “Rise Up” on the copy viewed by this critic) won’t draw much international attention to its home country’s plight. With any luck, »

- Guy Lodge

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Tina Fey Is Not Ready for the Golden Globes: 'We Haven't Written The Show Yet!'

8 January 2015 2:05 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The red carpet has been rolled out meaning Golden Globes prep is officially underway!

So what shenanigans are in store for us this Sunday? Et caught up with co-host Tina Fey at the Television Critics Association press tour to see what she and her epic bestie Amy Poehler have planned.

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"We have no tricks up our sleeves," Tina says. "We haven't written the show yet. We're going to start meeting. What is today? Tuesday? It's Wednesday? We'll start meeting tonight."

Tina says that this will be the duo's third and final time hosting the Golden Globes, but she promises "it's going to be a good party."

"My favorite thing about it is doing it with Amy," Tina says. "My least favorite thing is, people don't know this, you have to sit on the lap of every Hollywood Foreign Press member and get your picture taken."

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