Tag: Film

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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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‘Half of a Yellow Sun’: Thandie Newton, typhoid and a tale of civil war

by Jenny Soffel LONDON (CNN) — One of the most eagerly awaited films to come out of Africa in recent years, starring Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejiofor, is hitting the big screen. “Half of a Yellow Sun” recently premiered at Toronto’s International Film Festival. The British-Nigerian production is about the Nigerian civil war — the Biafran war — that tore up the country between 1967 and 1970, and is an adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s bestselling novel of the same name. “It is essentially a love story set in the war,” the film’s Nigerian-born director Biyi Bandele told CNN.