Tag: Cinema

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Entertainment

Review: ‘The Best Man Holiday’ overcomes sophomore jinx

Actor Terrence Howard arrives on the red carpet for the world premiere of the feature film “The Best Man Holiday” at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP) We’ve waited long enough. After almost 15 years, “The Best Man” (1999) crew has reunited for Christmas at the Sullivan’s in “The Best Man Holiday.” The original cast returns starring Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, Harold Perrineau, Monica Calhoun, Regina Hall and Melissa De Sousa.

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Entertainment

Review: The Spectacular Now surprise hit of summer

The Spectacular Now, adapted from Tim Tharp’s book with the same title, is clever, witty, and the biggest movie surprise of the summer. Set in Athens, GA, Sutter Keely (Miles Teller) faces a broken heart, a new, unexpected love, a turbulent senior year of high school and alcohol dependency. Yearning so much to not be like his unreliable, flighty father, inevitably, he ends up just like him. Sutter totes a convenience store “big gulp” size cup with him everywhere drinking away his fears. He meets a quiet not-so-popular hometown girl, Aimee Finecky (Shailene Woodley), who changes his look on life as she overwhelms him with love and affection.

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Entertainment

‘The To Do List': Calling the class of 1993!

Do you remember Trapper Keepers, skorts, Home Improvement, Bill Cosby sweaters, or the unstableness of a waterbed? Gas was $1.16 a gallon (no fuel perks) and Bill Clinton was recently elected as the 42nd President of the United States. In 1993, I was 5 years old. But I got a taste of high school in the early 1990s after watching CBS Films The To Do List starring Aubrey Plaza, Johnny Simmons, Bill Hader, and Scott Porter. Brandy Clark (Plaza) recently graduates from high school and realizes that she’s an inexperienced virgin. After pressure from her promiscuous friends and well-endowed older sister,

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Entertainment

Trailer Parking…Black Panther in Avengers 2?

THE AVENGERS (Marvel Photo) by Christian Morrow Courier Staff Writer If you were trawling the Twitterverse last week—and you were on your toes– you may have seen the since deleted tweet Morris Chestnut posted saying “It’s time to get familiar with the Black Panther character.”

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Opinion

Django, in chains: Movie subordinates black characters, fails to illuminate slavery

JESSE WILLIAMS by Jesse Williams Special to CNN Editor’s note: Jesse Williams is an actor/producer who plays Dr. Jackson Avery on the TV series “Grey’s Anatomy.” He is a Temple University graduate and former public high school teacher. Williams founded the production company, farWord Inc. and is an executive producer of “Question Bridge: Black Males.” Follow him on Twitter and Tumblr. Note: This article contains offensive language.