When four lifelong friends—Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish—travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.
The movie, “Girls Trip” opens in theaters July 21.
Mo’Nique, Omar Epps, Gabrielle Union and Danny Glover are just some of the stars who teamed up for the new movie, “Almost Christmas,” which is produced by Will Packer (Ride Along, Think Like a Man series, This Christmas) and written and directed by David E. Talbert (Baggage Claim).
Glover plays the patriarch who asks his family for one gift this holiday season: to get along and spend five days under the same roof during the Christmas holiday.
The all-star cast also includes Kimberly Elise, Romany Malco, Mo’Nique, Nicole Ari Parker, J.B. Smoove, Jessie Usher and DC Young Fly.
Almost Christmas is due out in theaters on Nov. 11.
Writer-director Gina Prince-Bythewood of “Love & Basketball” brings another love story to the big screen. This time around, she explores the world of a female artist (played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw) struggling to cope with her hypersexualized image and the cop (played by Nate Parker) who saves her when she dives off a balcony.
Prince-Bythewood recently discussed her motivation for the movie and her hopes of seeing the reversal of the hypersexualized image of young female artists and its effects on society.
Fresh off the No. 1 box office success this weekend of “Think Like a Man Too,” Kevin Hart has a new movie, “The Wedding Ringer” set to hit theaters early next year.
Hart plays the character Jimmy, who provides best man services for grooms. Actor Josh Gad plays the role of Doug Harris, who needs Jimmy’s help in finding a best man and groomsmen as his wedding approaches. “The Big Bang Theory” actress, Kaley Cuoco plays the bride.
“The Wedding Ringer” is scheduled to hit movie theaters Jan. 16, 2015.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Spike Lee’s movie, “School Daze” and the director recently revealed that a script for the sequel has been completed.
Based loosely on Spike Lee’s experiences at Atlanta’s Morehouse College, Spelman College and Clark Atlanta University, it is a story about fraternity and sorority members clashing with other students at a historically black college during homecoming weekend.
“I had the script for ‘School Daze,’” Lee told Black&Sexy TV. “But, what people have to understand is that it’s a contemporary version. So it’s the same school, Mission College, 25 years later,” explained Lee. “Hopefully I can get Laurence Fishburne to play Dap. He’ll be the president now of the school. And we would deal with issues around Historically Black Colleges today.”
The film, “12 Years a Slave,” about the real-life story of a free black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery, wowed the crowd at the Toronto Film Festival and garnered buzz as an Oscar contender.