Win A Copy of The Hot New Videogame APB: ALL POINTS BULLETIN

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Kudos to Melody Forrester of Germantown, who won this prize.

Reelblack has teamed with Electronic Arts to give one fan a chance to win a copy of APB: ALL POINTS BULLETIN, the new Role Player for the PC from Realtime Worlds, creators of Crackdown.

The mission is simple - achieve fame and fortune, and achieve it fast. APB is a persistent multiplayer online game where players form alliances and develop rivalries. The game is from Realtime Worlds, creators of Crackdown. Players can battle with 100 players in 100’s of living persistent cities shaped by player actions.

APB will be released on Tuesday June 29 and will retail for $49.95.  Rated  “M” for mature (17+) – blood, drug reference, sexual themes, strong language and violence.

For your chance to win, simply send an email with your FULL NAME IN THE BODY OF THE MESSAGE and the PRHASE “APB VIDEOGAME” in the Subject Line to .  Winners will be selected and notified via email on or about July 5.  Good Luck!

Reelblack Contributes To GROWN UPS SPECIAL on TBS

One of the funniest films of the summer is GROWN UPS.  Be sure to tune in this Thursday June 24th on TBS at 10pm and 12am for the special HOW TO BUILD A PERFECT GROWN UP.  On original show tied into Friday’s release of the new comedy starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, David Spade and Chris Rock.  The show will feature plenty of pictures and home movies of the stars when they were younger and will include a couple minutes of outtakes from Reelblack founder Mike D’s student film, WHO IS CHRIS ROCK?, which showcases the superstar comedian back in 1989, when his star was still on the rise.

Philafilm 2010 Kicks Off Now

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visit or call 215-849-2716 for details.

Grease Sing Along In Love Park 6/29

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Philly’s Welcome America Celebration is hosting a series of free outdoor screenings next week, including a sing-along of GREASE (1978) in Love Park at 15th and JFK .  The full schedule is below:

To Catch a Thief
Monday, June 28
9:00 p.m.
Rittenhouse Square, 18th & Walnut Street
Join us in serene Rittenhouse Square for a screening of a much loved film. Limited seating available; feel free to bring your own chairs and blankets.
Tuesday, June 29
9:00 p.m.
LOVE Park, 15th & JFK Boulevard
Join us for the sing along version of this musical favorite and groove along to hits from this classic tale of romance and teen angst. Limited seating available; feel free to bring your own chairs and blankets.
Wednesday, June 30
9:00 p.m.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th & JFK Boulevard
*Limited seating available; feel free to bring your own chairs and blankets.

Breakwater To Perform At Oak Lane Jazz Fest This Friday

For those who missed January’s BREAKWATER 30th Anniversary Reunion, there’s a second chance to catch this legendary group this Friday June 18 at 6p, they will be performing at the WEST OAK LANE JAZZ FESTIVAL in Philly.  Also performing during the 3-day fest will be Esperanza Spaulding, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, jeff Bradshaw, Carol Riddick, Jaguar Wright and Kindred The Family Soul.  Check out for full schedule.

O’Jays To Re-open The Dell East

The Robin Hood Dell East is coming back to life.  The Essence of Entertainment concert series returns on Monday July 12, 2010. The Family of Dell East, Inc is a Proud Sponsor and spearheaded the efforts to raise the first 2.5 Million dollars of the $6.3 million Emergency Repairs & Renovation Project being completed at Dell East.

Concerts will be held every Monday evening until August 30, 2010. There will also be 3 Saturday Benefit Concert events.

The Robin Hood Dell East Box Opens Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 for Season ticket buyers. Hours 10: AM till 4:30 PM, Monday to Friday.

http://www.delleast. org/

Urbanworld Deadline is Near


Urbanworld Film Festival, presented by BET, is the leading showcase for urban, ethnic, and multicultural cinema. Over the past 12 years, the festival has presented over 700 features, shorts and documentaries, with annual attendance reaching 15,000. Urbanworld is one of the world’s largest competitive film festivals, whose mission is to redefine and enhance the roles of multicultural constituents in contemporary cinema.

The NYC based fest runs from September 23-27, 2009. PRIZES AWARDED TO FOLLOWING CATEGORIES: narrative feature, narrative short, documentary feature, documentary short, and screenplay. Please visit us NOW at OR to submit your film or screenplay.

Film Submissions: JUNE 1 (Regular Deadline) and JUNE 26 (Final Deadline)
Screenplay Submissions: JUNE 18 (Final Deadline)

Urban Suburban Film Festival 6/17-6/19

The Urban Suburban Film Festival returns once again to the Hilton on City Line avenue next weekend for a series of film screenings workshops and panels.  Featured will be Harmageddo Entertainments’s Philly-based comedy COMPUTER LOVE of Friday at 2pm and an acting workshop by Tyson Hall (The Wire).
Visit for complete info.

The Evils Fundraiser June 17

The Evils Movie,  Set To Debut in Camden at the IDEA Performing Arts Center June 17th at a Charity Gala

Camden Film Screening to debut The IDEA Performing Arts Centers’ Film Series, in collaboration with Lloyd E.Booker, Actor and Educator; and Mark Elson of Rave Motion Pictures Ritz Center 16,  located in Voorhees NJ

The Evils Movie is  a  film from director and producer Hakim Hudson of Desperado Media Group.

The Evils  is a raw unfiltered glimpse into the lives of those affected by the drug trade- from the users to the buyers, to the dealers who sell it and the police trying to catch them. Primarily shot on location in Philadelphia, the “Evils “is the story of Jerome Grimes, a young man who gets caught in the life due to a tragic childhood.

The Evils will debut in Camden at the IDEA Performing Arts Center at the Susquehanna Bank Center on the Camden Waterfront Thursday June 17th  2010 in an effort to bring attention to the senseless life and death of our youth here in Camden and throughout the nation who are caught up in the drug trade.

The IDEA Film Series is a partnership between Booker/Mark Productions and the Rave Motion Pictures Ritz Center 16 and will bring local and national film makers  and actors to Camden to debut their films to the local community in a grassroots effort  to save and influence our youth to have a “Victory over Violence” .

The screening - on Thursday June 17th at 5:30 pm - will take place at the new IDEA Performing Arts Center in their black box theatre and will include a red carpet reception, an art exhibit and a jazz performance. Immediately following the screening,  a group discussion with the actors and film maker will take place  about the effect the drug trade has had and is having on our youth here in Camden and the entire nation.

The Event is a Charity Film Gala and proceeds from tickets will benefit the IDEA Film Series and scholarships for young film makers.   Tickets are $35 for individuals and $50 for Corporate.  Please RSVP to attend. You can RSVP at

Karate Kid Opens At #1

arewethere The long-awaited remake of THE KARATE KID starring Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith finallopened to great reviews and even bigger boxoffice, pulling in $56 million in its first 3 days of release.  Reelblack Members had an opportunity to preview the film.  The consensus was that this is excellent family entertainment. Jaden (Will’s son) and Jackie have excellent chemistry and the choice to set the film in China exposes young viewers to a world and culture that is sure to inspire.  The Karate Kid is a definite must see and comes with Reelblack’s HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.

Also in theaters today: The A-Team (not previewed) and Solitary Man, which features an excellent cast led by Michael Douglas, who is sure to garner an Oscar nomination as another man you love to hate (Recommended).

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