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Saints & Sinners: Season Three Coming to Bounce in April

Bounce TV just got a whole lot more dramatic. Recently, the network announced season three of Saints & Sinners is coming in April.From Ty Scott, the series revolves around the drama at the Greater Hope Baptist Church in Cypress, Georgia. The cast includes Vanessa Bell Calloway, Christian Keyes, Keith Robinson, Clifton Powell, Gloria Reuben, J.D. Williams, Jasmine Burke, Afemo Omilami, and Richard Lawson.Read More…
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Saints & Sinners: Preview the Bounce TV Series' March 6 Debut

Season one of Bounce TV's new Saints & Sinners TV series premieres Sunday, March 6, 2016, at 9:00pm Et/Pt. Watch a preview, below. Bounce says, "Shot on location in Atlanta, Saints & Sinners centers around the pursuit of power, intertwined with greed, deception, corruption and murder – all set against the backdrop of a large southern church."

The Saints & Sinners cast includes: Vanessa Bell Calloway, Christian Keyes, Keith Robinson, Clifton Powell, Gloria Reuben, J.D. Williams, Jasmine Burke, Afemo Omilami, and Richard Lawson.

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True Detective: Season 2 TV Spots, June Episode Titles & Synopses [HBO]

True Detective June 2015 Episode Titles, Plots, Air Dates, TV Promos. HBO has released the True Detective: Season 2 episode titles, official plot synopses, and the air dates for the June 2015 episodes of its cop TV series. The True Detective episodes discussed are episodes 9-10. The two new True Detective: Season 2 TV commercials are entitled ‘Chaos’ and ‘Stand.’

On the two True Detective: Season 2 TV spots:

In the first trailer, Los Angeles detective Ray Velacro (Colin Farrell), a corrupt cop under the control of crime lord Frank Semyon (Vince Vaughn), asks if he is even supposed to solve the case he’s investigating. Seymon also says at one point, “I need a direction to turn, or I may just start pulling down walls.”

The second trailer is a wordless, pulse-pouding look at the four main characters, including Ventura County Sheriff’s detective Ani Bezzerides (Rachel McAdams) and motorcyle
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New 'True Detective' Season 2 Teasers, Details on First Two Episodes

HBO is now entering the heavy promotion stage for "True Detective" Season 2, which stars Rachel McAdams, Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, and Taylor Kitsch and premieres June 21. The network recently shared two new teasers, even letting some of the high-profile cast occasionally speak instead of just looking menacing or depressed:

HBO also issued materials with more details on what will happen in the first two episodes, which air in June, listing more cast members and guest stars.

What's The Show About?

A bizarre murder brings together three law-enforcement officers and a career criminal, each of whom must navigate a web of conspiracy and betrayal in the scorched landscapes of California in "True Detective."

Colin Farrell plays Ray Velcoro, a troubled detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him. Vince Vaughn portrays Frank Semyon, a criminal and entrepreneur in danger of
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Here’s a Description of the True Detective 2 Premiere

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Here’s a Description of the True Detective 2 Premiere
True Detective 2 and all its stressful, chaotic madness is almost here, but first the network has a couple more teasers up its sleeves — in the form of an extended synopsis and first-episode details. As you know, "a bizarre murder brings together three law-enforcement officers and a career criminal." That quad is portrayed by Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch, Rachel McAdams, and Vince Vaughn, respectively, and they're all going to dive into a mess tied to the United States' transportation system. (Kelly Reilly, Christopher James Baker, Afemo Omilami, Chris Kerson, James Frain, Lolita Davidovich, W. Earl Brown, David Morse, and Rick Springfield will round out some of the ancillary roles.) So just how messy is that mess?Well, here's the extended synopsis for the season: Colin Farrell (Golden Globe winner for “In Bruges”) plays Ray Velcoro, a troubled detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department
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First set photos from True Detective season 2 show a shootout in progress

Arguably TV’s finest new original show of 2014, True Detective has gained many admirers since its critically-acclaimed debut last year. Now, after months of rumours and casting back-and-forth, the second season of the HBO show is in full production in Los Angeles, and some set photos have emerged over at showing some of the new cast in action. In the images, we can see stars Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch in action on the streets of California, in what looks to be a shootout scene…

Farrell (Phone Booth) plays Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him; McAdams (A Most Wanted Man) plays Ani Bezzerides, a Ventura County Sheriff’s detective whose uncompromising ethics put her at odds with others and the system she serves; while Kitsch (The Savages) plays Paul Woodrugh,
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"Red Tails" Wins Best Picture at NAACP Image Awards! Check Out Complete List of Winners!

Here's the complete list of winners; for winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies, click here:

44th Annual NAACP Image Awards

Motion Picture

Motion Picture

.Beasts of the Southern Wild. (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

.Django Unchained. (The Weinstein Company)

.Flight. (Paramount Pictures)

.Red Tails. (Lucasfilm) . Winner

.Tyler Perry.s Good Deeds. (Lionsgate)

Actor in a Motion Picture

Denzel Washington . .Flight. (Paramount Pictures) . Winner

Jamie Foxx . .Django Unchained. (The Weinstein Company)

Morgan Freeman . .The Magic of Belle Isle. (Magnolia Pictures)

Suraj Sharma . .Life of Pi. (20th Century Fox)

Tyler Perry . .Alex Cross. (Summit Entertainment)

Actress in a Motion Picture

Emayatzy Corinealdi . .Middle of Nowhere. (Aafrm)

Halle Berry . .Cloud Atlas. (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Loretta Devine . .In The Hive. (Eone Entertainment)

Quvenzhané Wallis . .Beasts of the Southern Wild. (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Viola Davis . .Won.t Back Down. (20th Century Fox) - Winner

Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

David Oyelowo . .Middle of Nowhere. (Affrm)

Don Cheadle
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NAACP Image Awards 2013: Nominees Denzel Washington, Vanessa Williams and Don Cheadle prove it doesn't have to be upstanding

The award is about image, but the image doesn't necessarily have to be upstanding.

Consider Denzel Washington as the pilot whose rescue of an airliner means the potential exposure of his vices in "Flight." That's one performance contending for outstanding actor in a motion picture in the 44th NAACP Image Awards, which NBC televises Friday, Feb, 1, from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

And that's not the only nomination gambling with the concept of "image." Don Cheadle's work as a ruthlessly ambitious consultant on Showtime's "House of Lies" has a bid for outstanding actor in a comedy series, and Vanessa Williams' sometimes questionable character on ABC's now-ended "Desperate Housewives" has her in the running for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series.

One of the most poignant NAACP nominations is that of the late Michael Clarke Duncan for the Fox show "The Finder," which ended shortly before his death last year.
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'Django Unchained,' 'Steel Magnolias' lead NAACP Image Award nominees

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Lifetime's "Steel Magnolias" remake dominates the list of this year's NAACP Image Award nominees with seven nods, while "Django Unchained" and "Beasts of the Southern Wild" picked up four each in film categories, and "Grey's Anatomy" and "Treme" nabbed four in TV.

Designed to honor "the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film," the annual Image nominations reliably offer up some real headscratchers: Tyler Perry is a best actor contender for "Alex Cross"? Amber Riley is a lead actress on "Glee"? The critically acclaimed "Middle of Nowhere" isn't worth a mention as outstanding independent film?

But there's also welcome, and rare, recognition for HBO's "Treme," plus well-deserved nods across the board for "Django" and "Beasts."

A partial list of this year's nominees in the film and TV categories follows. For a complete list, including music and literary categories, visit the Image Awards official site.
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'Django Unchained,' 'Steel Magnolias' Among NAACP Image Awards Nominees

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'Django Unchained,' 'Steel Magnolias' Among NAACP Image Awards Nominees
The nominees for the 44th NAACP Image Awards were announced Tuesday, with Quentin Tarantino's slavery drama "Django Unchained" and Lifetime's "Steel Magnolias" revamp racking up multiple nominations. "Django Unchained" earned a nomination in the Outstanding Motion Picture category, with cast members Jamie Foxx, Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington each earning their own individual nominations. "Steel Magnolias," meanwhile, is nominated for Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, with Afemo Omilami, Tory Kittles, Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashad and Queen Latifah also nominated for their work on the Lifetime project. In the TV categories,
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Nominees of the 44th NAACP Image Awards

The NAACP Image Awards have announced the nominees for their 44th annual awards show during a live press conference from the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, CA. Anthony Anderson (Guys with Kids), Niecy Nash (The Soul Man), Yvette Nicole Brown (Community), Garcelle Beauvais (Flight), Tyler James Williams (Go On), and Zendaya (Shake It Up!) announced the categories and nominees.

The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. Winners will be announced during the two-hour star-studded event, which will air live on Friday, February 1 (8 Et live/Pt tape-delayed) on NBC.

Following is the list of categories and nominees for the 44Th NAACP Image Awards:


Outstanding Comedy Series

"Glee" (Fox)

"Modern Family" (ABC)

"The Game" (Bet)

"The Mindy Project" (Fox)

"The Soul Man" (TV
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Writer/Director Chad Feehan Tells Us What's 'Beneath the Dark'

Over the last few years, producer Chad Feehan has begun building a filmography for himself in independent film--most notably with his first film, feature-length production All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (which got some very positive notices in these parts before rights issues kept the film from being released in the U.S.). Now Feehan has taken on writing and directing duties for his own film, Beneath the Dark, the psychological thriller which hits DVD from IFC films on March 29th. The movie stars Josh Stewart (TV's No Ordinary Family, Law Abiding Citizen), Jamie-Lynn Sigler (The Sopranos, Entourage), along with Chris Browning, Angela Featherstone, and Afemo Omilami in a psychological thriller where young couple Paul and Adrienne "Paul and Adrienne pull off the highway and into...
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Trailer For “Beneath The Dark”

Never heard of this flick until now. I received the info via email likely because there’s a brotha and sistah in it who seem to have notable roles of some kind (well, he does anyway).

His name is Afemo Omilami, by the way. He’s done a lot of TV, and has seen parts in bigger films. But I’m not too familiar with his work. Her name is Carlease Burke, and her resume is somewhat similar to his.

In the film, titled Beneath The Dark, Paul and Adrienne, a young couple burning up the desolate miles on the road between Texas and La, check into the equally desolate but eternally stylish Roy’s Motel and Cafe. As if preserved in time, the motel proves to be a strange and surreal place where the guests are forced to confront the secrets that they keep – from the world and from each other.
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IFC Films Takes 'Wake' in North America

IFC Films has acquired North American rights to “Wake,” from director Chad Feehan. The psychological thriller made its world premiere at this year’s SXSW Film Festival.

Feehan, who makes his directorial debut on the film, also wrote the screenplay; he produced the film with Amanda Micallef and Lea-Beth Shapiro. The film stars Josh Stewart, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Chris Browning, Angela Featherstone and Afemo Omilami.
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IFC Midnight Acquires SXSW Thriller 'Wake'

IFC Films has acquired North American rights to Chad Feehan's psychological thriller Wake following its world premiere at SXSW earlier this year. Feehan also wrote the screenplay and produced the film, along with Amanda Micallef and Lea-Beth Shapiro. Josh Stewart, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Chris Browning, Angela Featherstone and Afemo Omilami star in the story of two people en route to a wedding who stop off at a sinister motel in the Mojave Desert. IFC will release through its IFC Midnight VOD pipeline. Lizzie Nastro brokered the deal with Ben Weiss of Paradigm Motion Picture Finance Group on behalf of the film-makers. Feehan will next direct Beyond The Pale that he is adapting from William Gays novel Twilight.
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IFC On Demand for "Wake"

Chad Feehan's psychological thriller "Wake" has been picked up by IFC Films, the company said Wednesday. The film, which stars Josh Stewart, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Chris Browning, Angela Featherstone and Afemo Omilami, made its world premiere in March at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival. IFC, which took North American rights to the feature, will release the film via its IFC Midnight on demand platform which brings films to on-demand viewers across the ...
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Wake | Review - SXSW Film 2010

Director: Chad Feehan Writer: Chad Feehan Starring: Josh Stewart, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Chris Browning, Angela Featherstone, Afemo Omilami, Trevor Morgan, Christopher Gessner, Robert Maxhimer, Jeannetta Arnette, Grainger Hines Paul (Josh Stewart) and Adrienne (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) are on a road trip to Los Angeles for one of Paul’s old fraternity brothers’ wedding. It has been a long drive across the barren desert and Adrienne is getting frisky. Adrienne’s friskiness distracts Paul and causes him to lose control of the SUV. Paul realizes that he is too tired and Adrienne is too horny – and both of them are too freaked out from that near death experience – to continue any further along the highway. They discover Roy’s Motel and Cafe, which is eerily void of humanity – that is except for Frank (Chris Browning), the incredibly creepy inn keeper. The only way this horror show would have been any more obvious is
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Spring Indie Film Preview 2010

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Spring Indie Film Preview 2010
Fans of Ewan McGregor, Kristen Stewart and James Van Der Beek (!) will be seeing double this spring, as arthouses and multiplexes host an array of indie films ranging from the travails of septuagenarian New Yorkers looking for love ("The Last New Yorker") to 13-year-old assassins on the hunt for their first kill ("Kick-Ass"). If real life is more your speed, there are new documentaries about reviving animation strips (the Disney doc "Waking Sleeping Beauty") and stripping down (the burlesque history "Behind the Burly Q"), while foreign wonders like the French crime epics "A Prophet" and "Mesrine" mix with Korean treasures "Mother" and "The Good, The Bad and The Weird."

But of course, why limit yourself to just what's playing in the first-run theater near you? We've also included a look at the films that will be playing Anywhere But a Movie Theater (online, on demand, and on DVD) in the next few months,
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Creating a Wake at the SXSW

Chad Feehan's (All the Boys Love Mandy Lane) film Wake will have its premiere at the South by Southwest film festival, which, as reported, kicks off March 12th. The film's plot centers on the Roy's Motel. Here characters Paul and Adrienne step into a "surreal place" (SXSW). This is Feehan's first time in the director's chair and he describes the film here: "we took your traditional, eerie Motel backdrop with unsettling characters similar to Psycho or Identity, then infused it with the drama and emotions" (Twitch). This will be the one to see in Austin, Texas. For anyone not able to make it, more details to follow.

The official synopsis for Wake here:

"Driving to a wedding in Los Angeles through the Mojave Desert, Paul and Adrienne pull off the highway and into Roy’s Motel and Café. This roadside artifact proves to be a strange and surreal place
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2010 SXSW Film Festival Line-Up Announced; Includes Cyrus, MacGruber, Get Low, and Kick-ass

Not all of the great film festivals are outside of the U.S. Even if you can’t book a ticket to Cannes or Berlin, you should be able to afford a flight out to Austin, Texas for SXSW, which is a festival for not only movies, but music and video games as well. Like the years before, the line-up for the 2010 SXSW Film Festival is the goods. Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass will open up the fest and then there will be other great-looking films throughout including The Duplass Brothers’ Cyrus, SNL’s hard-r adaptation of MacGruber, Tim Blake Nelson’s Leaves of Grass, and Floria Sigismondi’s The Runaways, just to name a few. If you’re going to this year’s SXSW, let me know so I can steal your identity and go in your place.

The 2010 SXSW Film Festival will run from March 12-20. Check out the
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