Just so y’all know, I am not a fan of promoting music, film, products, or people on my site unless for pay. There is something so inauthentic about trying to force things on people that they may not want or need. I’ve always been of the school of thought that if what ever it is you have going on is of quality, the word will spread. However, today I am going come off my high horse and directly promote the The Best Man Holiday, much like Oprah endorsed Barrack Obama. Reason being, the film industry is in so much shock that a “Black” film performed so well. The gradient they are using to measure The Best Man Holiday’s success is the ticket sales of the Marvel film Thor. Chile I guess. Black, white, or purple, the move was just good. Love transcends color and it is my believe that anyone of any race could enjoy this film. Hell, Black people watch films and television with all white cast ALL THE DAMN time and enjoy them. So what is all the fuss about?
Look at how Time Magazine wrote up the movie. Tell me if this doesn’t have you side eyeing Time Magazine?
The weekend’s surprise is that the black-cast rom-com-dram The Best Man Holiday soared some 50% above industry forecasts and earned $30.6 million, according to preliminary studio estimates. In this followup to the 1999 The Best Man, which tallied $34.1 million in its entire run ($54 million in today’s dollars), writer-director Malcolm D. Lee (Spike’s cousin) reconvened his first film’s cast — Morris Chestnut, Monica Calhoun, Melissa De Sousa, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan and Nia Long — for a Christmas session of laughs, tears and a few primal screams.
Chile. Where is the Reverend Al Sharpton when you need him? Nevermind, he’s probably somewhere under a hair dryer. Anyway get into my video review of the movie and then go out and see it!! Continue reading
The wait is over. After over 14 years, the cast we love returns on November 15 for the highly anticipated sequel, THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY. For their November Issue, Ebony Magazine did dual covers featuring the ladies all at once and the fellas all together. I must say, 14 years later and everyone is still looking good, if not better. Check out the Men’s cover and the trailer if you have not seen it below the break. Continue reading
We have all grown to be pretty leery of movie sequels. However, I must say that “The Best Man Holiday” is one sequel that I am really looking forward to. Considering the fact the the entire original cast is returning, they should be able to recreate the chemistry that made the first movie great. Let us not forget that “The Best Man” was one of the movies that helped usher in that 90′s black film thing we had going on. Granted all of the actors and plots were fairly recycled, the movement was meaningful non the less. Continue reading
I’m sure you guys remember last year when pictures of Oprah and Terrance Howard surfaced of them in character on a movie set? I’m sure you guys may also remember the subsequent interview where Terrence Howard shared how he enjoyed touching on Oprah’s tig-ole-bitties. Well, all of that was for this new Lee Daniels film called ‘The Butler’. The movie is based on the true story of Eugene Allen (played by Forest Whitaker) who served under 8 presidents from 1952-1986. The Film was shot on location in New Orleans and also starts Lenny Kravitz, Mariah Carey, Jesse Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr, Jane Fonda, and some other well know actors. Continue reading
So y’all know I am all about helping those who are up & coming. Hell, quiet as its kept, i’m still up and coming. I’m not what I want to be, but i’m damn sure not what I use to be. Ha! Come on somebody! When i was approached by a young ambitious college student who is also an aspiring film maker about participating in a documentary on bloggers, I jumped on the opportunity. It’s been months since I did the on camera interviews and allowed the camera to follow me around in my daily life. Honestly that experience actually gave me a little taste of what it is like when the cameras follow you around for reality television shows. CATCH THOSE T’S. Non the less, I was glad to help out the ambitous film maker and must say that so far I am really pleased with what I am seeing.
Check out the supertrailer to Urban Blogger, a documentary by Gavin Truck Turner or Truck Turner Productions Continue reading
Y’all know I love a good movie hunty!! I had the chance to see this flick in advance of its US opening and it is good. Many people compare it to Dream girls.
Inspired by a true story, THE SAPPHIRES follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all girl group The Sapphires entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968. Cynthia (Tapsell), Gail (Mailman), Julie (Mauboy) and Kay (Sebbens) are discovered by Dave (O’Dowd), a good-humored talent scout with a kind heart, very little rhythm but a great knowledge of soul music. As their manager, Dave books the sisters their first true gig giving them their first taste of stardom, and travels them to Vietnam to sing for the American troops.
Check out the trailer and pics from the movie Continue reading