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Terrence Howard, Harold Perrineau, Nia Long, Sanaa Lathan, Regina Hall, moMelissa De Sousa, Monica Calhoun and Morris Chestnut - The 2013 BET Awards held at Nokia Theatre - Inside - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 30th June 2013

Terrence Howard, Harold Perrineau, Nia Long, Sanaa Lathan, Regina Hall, Momelissa De Sousa, Monica Calhoun and Morris Chestnut
Terrence Howard, Harold Perrineau, Nia Long, Sanaa Lathan, Regina Hall, Momelissa De Sousa, Monica Calhoun and Morris Chestnut
Terrence Howard, Morris Chestnut and Nicki Minaj
Terrence Howard, Morris Chestnut and Nicki Minaj

The Best Man Holiday Trailer


It's been fifteen years since the release of Harper Stewart's inflammatory autobiographical novel and the wedding of his best friend Lance, and now he is reuniting once again with his friends from college - also including Julian Murch and Quentin Spivey - over the course of the Christmas holiday period. He is now married to his then girlfriend Robin and he still has his friends in spite of some incriminating details in his book that could've ruined everything with the people he cared about most during Lance's tense wedding ceremony. But now he has more to contend with as he is reunited with old flames, former rivals and new arrivals who could shake things up again as Christmas approaches.

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The Best Man (1999) Review


Very Good
The best text for a film to toy with the "emotional heartstrings" of an audience is undoubtedly the romantic comedy. Broad in its appeal, the filmmaker doesn't have to worry about turning away certain audiences with horror, overblown special effects, or too much action. Romantic comedies are so successful because they parody our fascination with love and all its complexities. They are like rolling along a roller coaster of emotion, poking fun at our society's mores, twisting and turning towards a morally fulfilling conclusion. It's a Catch-22 -- despite the fact that we know what's going to happen in the end, we keep coming back for more, and are continuously intrigued time and again by the molding of a blissful resolution.

The Best Man, directed and written by Malcom Lee, is a prime example of an exhilarating love story that will certainly charm its audience. Well written and fabulously acted, this film hopefully will put some fresh new faces onto the Hollywood scene.

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The Players Club Review


Terrible
Hey! Looking for a wild comedy about the inner workings of seedy strip clubs? Well this isn't it. A hopelessly bad hip-hop drama/thriller, The Player's Club subjects us to the tragic tale of LisaRaye's reluctant stripper, who faces catfights, drug dealers, and other seedy types in this unredeemable story of boo-hoo sadness. Unrepentantly awful and nearly unwatchable.

Civil Brand Review


Bad
Civil Brand might think that it carries an inspiring message about courage, hope, and sacrifice, but it's really nothing more than pieces of other movie's messages pasted together. Civil Brand wants to be The Shawshank Redemption, Last Dance, and The Green Mile, but instead comes off as made-for-TV fare, which is no surprise given the fact that director Neema Barnette has helmed nothing but. To call it preachy would be an understatement; the film wants to be a rowdy, boisterous bible-thumping preacher from the south -- and it has the energy and conviction to be one -- but it forgets to bring an original sermon to the altar.

As Frances Shepard (LisaRaye) enters Whitehead Correctional Institute -- a maximum-security prison for women -- she does not fit in with her fellow inmates, who are hardened criminals, drug-addicts, and murderers. She was a young mother and nurse, but after accidentally killing her abusive husband, she was convicted of murder. Fellow prisoner Little Momma (Lark Voorhies) -- 17 years old and pregnant, and also the prison's resident preacher -- quickly befriends and informs her that she's just joined the most lucrative businesses in the country: the prison industrial complex.

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The Best Man Review


OK

An ensemble reunion comedy revolving around an approaching wedding, "The Best Man" is a slightly klutzy charmer about friendship and sex-related secrets within a group of former college buddies.

The lethally handsome Taye Diggs stars in the title role, as a soon-to-be-published author whose new novel contains a barely-disguised passage about a clandestine liaison between himself and a character in his story that rather closely resembles the bride.

The plot: Keep the advanced copy of the book -- entitled "Unfinished Business" and now making its way around the clique gathering for the wedding -- from falling into the groom's hands until after his nuptials, because when he reads what's in there he might change his mind.

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The Best Man Holiday Trailer

The Best Man Holiday Trailer

It's been fifteen years since the release of Harper Stewart's inflammatory autobiographical novel and the...

The Best Man (1999) Movie Review

The Best Man (1999) Movie Review

The best text for a film to toy with the "emotional heartstrings" of an audience...

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Civil Brand Movie Review

Civil Brand Movie Review

Civil Brand might think that it carries an inspiring message about courage, hope, and sacrifice,...

The Best Man Movie Review

The Best Man Movie Review

An ensemble reunion comedy revolving around an approaching wedding, "The Best Man" is a slightly...

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