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Joy Bryant - Los Angeles premiere of The Orchard's 'Nasty Baby' held at ArcLight Hollywood - Arrivals at ArcLight Hollywood - Hollywood, California - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 19th October 2015

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Joy Bryant - Buick "24 Hours Of Happiness" Test Drive Launch Event at Ace Museum - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 22nd July 2015

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Joy Bryant - A host of stars were photographed as they arrived for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund's 2nd Annual Super Saturday which was held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, United States - Saturday 16th May 2015

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Video - Chiwetel Ejiofor And His Girlfriend Sari Mercer Seen Leaving NY Hotel For Met Gala - Part 3


'12 Years A Slave' star Chiwetel Ejiofor with his model girlfriend Sari Mercer were among the stunningly dressed celebrities snapped leaving their New York hotel to attend the 2014 Costume Institute Gala where this year's theme was 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion'.

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Review Round-Up: 'About Last Night'


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About Last Night has received a number of positive reviews followings its US release yesterday (14th February). The film's release has been deliberately timed to coincide with the Valentine's Day weekend and, from what the critics say, may be one of the better romantic dramas to see with your loved one.

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Kevin Hart at the L.A. premiere of About Last Night.

The film is a remake of the 1986 film of the same name and is an adaptation of the play Sexual Perversity in Chicago by David Mamet. Kevin Hart (Little Fockers), Michael Ealy (The Good Wife), Regina Hall (The Best Man) and Joy Bryant (Parenthood) star. 

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Mamet's Classic Play Lives On It 'About Last Night' Remake [Trailer]


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Of course, it's the same every year. On the weekend of February 14, you'll stroll into the cinema and - oh look! - alongside the regular blockbusters are a bunch of romantic-comedies that have had little to no promotion. On the most romantic of weekends, the studios simply don't need to spend millions on marketing. Cinemagoers want something stress-free, something funny, something romantic. About Last Night is one of those movies.

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'About Last Night' Stars Kevin Hart [L] and Regina Hall [R]

A modern reimagining of the classic play from David Mamet, and a remake of the 1986 movie with Rob Lowe and Demi Moore, this new movie stars Kevin Hart, Regina Hall, Michael Ealy and Joy Bryant as couples searching for love.

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Bernie is your average party guy who enjoys picking up ladies for one-night-stands. After meeting Joan, he’s tells his friend Danny all about his night of passion and, as he gets to know her, decides that Danny also needs some loving in his life – though he finds himself much more of an introvert around women. He introduces Danny to Joan’s roommate Debbie, but when things start getting serious, Bernie starts to get a little bit jealous as he struggles to get something deep and meaningful out of his own relationship. Given that both couples started their liaison in the same way, Bernie starts to wonder why he can’t commit, while Danny starts to worry that he’s committing too soon.

 

‘About Last Night’ is a rom-com that deals with how relationships develop between different people in the same circumstances.  Originally based on the 1974 play 'Sexual Perversity in Chicago' by David Mamet ('Hannibal', 'Ronin'), the screenplay has been adapted by Leslye Headland ('Bachelorette', 'Assistance') from another screenplay by Tim Kazurinsky ('Saturday Night Live') and Denise DeClue ('The Cherokee Kid'). Directed by BAFTA nominated Steve Pink ('Hot Tub Time Machine', 'Accepted'), it is set for UK release on March 21st 2014.

Dax Shepard and Joy Bryant - NBC TCA Summer Press Tour held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 27th July 2013

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Hit & Run Review


Good

Audiences out for a bit of mindless fun will probably enjoy this raucous road movie, but only if they can look past comedy that relies on jokes about racism, sexism and homophobia. And if the characters are all paper-thin, at least the film is loose and enjoyably silly.

It centres on Charlie (Shepard), who lives in rural California with his girlfriend Annie (Bell). But when she's offered a job in Los Angeles, Charlie has to face up to his criminal past. He's currently in witness protection, and returning to L.A. is very dangerous. Still, he decides to take Annie to her job interview, while his protective agent (Arnold) follows close behind. But trouble is brewing because Annie's still-smitten ex (Rosenbaum) is also in hot pursuit, and when he figures out Charlie's secret, he gets in touch with the gang boss, Alex (Cooper), who wants him dead.

While the film looks whizzy and is packed with banter that sounds offensive, everything is pretty half-hearted. The dialog continually touches on sexuality and ethnicity in ways that are more lazy than inappropriate, and the discussions of serious issues like gender roles have no depth at all. This is a movie essentially made up of nothing but stereotypes. Bell and Cooper just about manage to give their characters personalities, but everyone else has essentially one note. Most of the men are mere chucklehead idiots, while the women are male fantasies.

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Get Rich Or Die Tryin' Review


Very Good
Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's meteoric rise to superstardom has been attributed to many different things; one could name check Eminem or Dr. Dre or point to changing hip-hop tastes. But 50 Cent's monopoly on rap culture has less to do with who produced his last album than the life that actually produced him.

A thinly veiled biopic of 50 Cent's road to gangsta rap success, Get Rich or Die Tryin' is at times a wildly successful portrait of human perseverance and at others a weakly plotted study in cinematic cliché.

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Bobby Review


Bad
Filmmakers go overboard all the time, but none more than Oliver Stone. When Stone released JFK in 1991, it was obvious that he was pulling from a biased idealism, but he wasn't necessarily fibbing either. The cumulative effect of Stone's film was investigative fervor; even if you didn't believe the bulk of what was being given, you had to be shocked by a few of his points. The film was about looking back, but it was also about the hushed panic of the Kennedy assassination and the rest of the '60s. So, maybe going overboard was important to what Stone was after.

You won't find any sort of rabblerousing or sense of time in Emilio Estevez's Bobby, his account of the people that were in attendance when Robert F. Kennedy was shot and killed in Los Angeles' Ambassador Hotel. Estevez tosses together close to two dozen major characters and storylines along with footage of RFK campaigning against racism, America's poverty, and unlawful McCarthy tactics. The stories run the gamut from a young couple (Elijah Wood and Lindsay Lohan) getting hitched to keep the groom out of the war to an alcoholic diva (Demi Moore) and her forgotten husband (Estevez himself) to a philandering hotel manager (William H. Macy) who must keep his affair with a switchboard operator (Heather Graham) from his wife (Sharon Stone) and from an infuriated ex-employee (Christian Slater). There's also a pack of poll campaigners (Nick Cannon, Joshua Jackson, Shia Labeouf, and Brian Geraghty) who must deal with an acid freak out facilitated by a hippie (Ashton Kutcher), a pushy Czech journalist (Svetlana Metkina), and a flirty waitress at the hotel restaurant (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). Sounds like the makings of an ensemble comedy, no?

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Baadasssss! Review


Very Good
Baadasssss! is a rollicking, high-energy, and monumentally-titled film re-creation of the trials and travails of the making of Melvin Van Peeble's 1971 black independent hit Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song.

The film, based mainly on Melvin Van Peeples' book about making the film, illustrates many of the difficulties that plagued it; from financial troubles and crew infighting, to the demanding logistics of the shoot and family dilemmas, all of which made the entire production nearly fall apart.

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The Skeleton Key Review


Weak

A first-rate concept for a spine-tingling tale of voodoo, hoodoo and possible hauntings in the swampy Louisiana bayou, "The Skeleton Key" is rendered impotent by bland, generic execution.

The wannabe chiller stars Kate Hudson as a New Orleans hospice nurse named Caroline who takes a job at a remote, run-down plantation manor, looking after a mute and paralyzed elderly stroke victim (played with eerie, deceptive vacancy by John Hurt) in what will probably be his last weeks of life.

Caroline is selfish, snooping and disrespectful (having an unsympathetic heroine is another of the movie's problems), so soon she beings sticking her nose where it doesn't belong -- opening attic doors that have been locked for decades and digging into the house's history. Doing so raises the ire of her patient's bitterly old-fashioned and superstitious Southern wife (Gena Rowlands), but more importantly it puts the skeptical Caroline on a path toward believing in the ghosts of lynched former servants that the old lady claims haunt the place.

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Honey Review


Unbearable

Somehow the people at Universal Pictures got it into their heads that easy-on-the-eyes, thin-on-talent Jessica Alba (star of Fox's short-lived "Dark Angel") should be a movie star.

So apparently a room full of monkeys was recruited to write "Honey," a laughable follow-your-dreams disaster in which the actress plays a sprightly, adorably indomitable, J.Lo-inspired babe from the Bronx who becomes a music-video dance choreographer, turns down a director's demand for sex, gets black-listed, then realizes what's really important in life is opening a neighborhood dance studio for street kids.

Trite and graceless, it's supposed to be the story of the girl's struggle to make it in showbiz, but no sooner does she point at a TV and say, "Check it. That's what I'm talkin' about. I should be dancing in videos like this!" than a video director (David Moscow) sees her shaking her stuff in a club and offers her a job.

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About Last Night Trailer

About Last Night Trailer

Bernie is your average party guy who enjoys picking up ladies for one-night-stands. After meeting...

Hit & Run Movie Review

Hit & Run Movie Review

Audiences out for a bit of mindless fun will probably enjoy this raucous road movie,...

Hit and Run Trailer

Hit and Run Trailer

When Charlie Bronson, a bank robbery getaway driver on a witness protection programme, jeopardizes his...

Haven Movie Review

Haven Movie Review

The island of Grand Cayman is truly breathtaking, and the new drama Haven wastes no...

Get Rich or Die Tryin' Movie Review

Get Rich or Die Tryin' Movie Review

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's meteoric rise to superstardom has been attributed to many different things;...

Bobby Movie Review

Bobby Movie Review

Filmmakers go overboard all the time, but none more than Oliver Stone. When Stone released...

London Movie Review

London Movie Review

There are basic things that constitute a successful script by Hollywood standards. Remember, I said...

Get Rich or Die Tryin' Movie Review

Get Rich or Die Tryin' Movie Review

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's meteoric rise to superstardom has been attributed to many different things;...

Baadasssss! Movie Review

Baadasssss! Movie Review

Baadasssss! is a rollicking, high-energy, and monumentally-titled film re-creation of the trials and travails of...

The Skeleton Key Movie Review

The Skeleton Key Movie Review

Set in and around Louisiana's swampy back waters, The Skeleton Key dabbles profusely in Hoodoo,...

Antwone Fisher Movie Review

Antwone Fisher Movie Review

Quiet, small-scale, and self-contained dramas such as Antwone Fisher can be powered in one direction...

The Skeleton Key Movie Review

The Skeleton Key Movie Review

A first-rate concept for a spine-tingling tale of voodoo, hoodoo and possible hauntings in the...

Baadasssss! Movie Review

Baadasssss! Movie Review

"Baadassss!" is Mario Van Peebles' fond commemoration of his cantankerous father's bull-headed cinematic audacity. An...

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