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The story of Africa continues in Dallas at film festival

In its third year, the African Film Festival-TAFF continues to celebrate Africa with stories largely inspired by true life experiences and interpreted with visual clarity through film. Dallas, the fastest growing metroplex in the United States is the choice host city and intends to remain so for years to come. …

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Talking 211: “Hostage situations create a lot of danger,” says Cory Hardrict

Heist flicks have thrilled audiences for over half a century for there’s nothing more engaging than seeing cops and crooks battling on the big screen. Just ask Cory Hardrict who stars in “211,” the latest adrenaline drama to hit theaters. “You have two sides fighting each other and with civilians …

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“I want this film to reach African American viewers,” says director Kate Novack

If you say the name André Leon Talley to the average fashionista, you’ll likely get a nod of recognition. The former editor at large of Vogue magazine has been a staple in the fashion industry since the 1970s. He exploded even bigger in the pop culture stratosphere after serving as a …

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‘Life of the Party’ lacks laughs despite its comedic cast

Stifled dreams, adultery, sexual escapades, weed laced cookies, cougars and sorority parties —“Life of the Party,” the new comedy starring Melissa McCarthy, has it all. Another vehicle directed by her husband Ben Falcone (“The Boss” and “Tammy”) under through their production company, On the Day Productions, the film follows McCarthy …

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Florence Kasumba: “I would love to play the sweet girl from next door”

Florence Kasumba can still remember when she got a call from her agent telling her that she had gotten that clandestine role, which she had auditioned for. “At that time, I didn’t know what movie it was for,” she recalls, “but it was very clear who she was. Someone who …

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Talking Monogamy: “My character wants to remain faithful, despite the issues,” says Wesley Jonathan

If your marriage’s in tatters, your first thought probably isn’t to swap your partner, but that’s what these couples are doing in the TV drama “Monogamy.” UMC’s new series explores the marital woes of several troubled couples who surrender themselves to a new counseling treatment called “Swap Therapy,” in an …

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Zoe Saldana snags a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame

She plays the daughter of the evil villain Thanos in Marvel’s “Avenger Infinity War” and has built a solid reputation as a versatile and well-respected actress by choosing roles she “feels passionate about.” Best known for her starring role as Neytiri in the record-breaking film “Avatar,” a James Cameron’s sci-fi …

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It’s an Infinity War that ends in Wakanda

For Kevin Feige, having Wakanda play a big role in “Avengers: Infinity War” was a decision that was made long before the release of “Black Panther.” “With the success of ‘Black Panther,’ it seems obvious that a third of our biggest film would take place in Wakanda, but the truth …

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