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Almost Christmas Trailer


It's everyone's favourite time of year, the Christmas holidays when families come together every year to celebrate the birth of Christ, what could possibly go wrong? In the case of the family in Almost Christmas, everything! This new Christmas comedy film directed by David.E Talbert follows the story of how a beloved patriarch asks his family for a Christmas all together stress free, where they all get along. 

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Nicole Ari Parker , Boris Kodjoe - 9th Annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon 2016 held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 25th February 2016

Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe
Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe

Boris Kodjoe , Nicole Ari Parker - Boris Kodjoe and his wife Nicole Ari Parker arrive at Los Angeles International (LAX) airport - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 21st August 2015

Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker
Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker
Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker
Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker
Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker
Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker

Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe - 2015 BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 28th June 2015

Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe
Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe
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Nicole Ari Parker
Nicole Ari Parker
Nicole Ari Parker

Nicole Ari Parker - 2015 BET Awards held at the Microsoft Theater - Arrivals at Microsoft Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 28th June 2015

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Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker - Celebrities at Universal Studios Hollywood for 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 8th June 2015

Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker
Boris Kodjoe
Boris Kodjoe
Boris Kodjoe
Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe

Repentance Trailer


Thomas Carter is a life coach who receives widespread literary fame after releasing his book 'Don't Look Back' following a nearly fatal car accident. At a book signing, he meets a troubled man named Angel Sanchez who has taken on Carter's advice so heavily that he is determined to have private therapy sessions with him. Carter discovers that Sanchez is finding it impossible to find peace in his mind as he frequently has frightening hallucinations of his dead mother who was killed and found in the river near his home. Meanwhile, Carter has his own problems which come to rise at the arrival of his brother who knows that he's not the perfect life-coach he comes across as to his readers. Sanchez is also seeing cracks in his life and, in a bid to 'heal' him, brutally holds him hostage - along with his wife and brother - and places them under threat of torture after becoming obsessed with Carter's karma-centric teachings.

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Video - Natasha Lyonne, India Arie And Nicole Ari Parker Snapped At Quiet Entrance To GEMS Benefit Gala


Soul singer India Arie, 'American Pie' actress Natasha Lyonne and 'Boogie Nights' star Nicole Ari Parker were all among arrivals at the GEMS Benefit gala in New York City. The stars we snapped outside the side entrance to the venue pre-red carpet glamour. Natasha seemed a little shocked at all the photographers as she had only stepped out of the building for a smoke. She is asked if she would pose for a picture but seems a little reluctant. 'What is this? One minute! I just want to have a cigarette!' She said.

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Imagine That Review


Weak
Undemanding audiences may warm to the strong cast and crew of this family comedy, even though it's yet another example of a movie that's had all the life sucked out of it by the Hollywood studio system. In the end it isn't very funny, clever or engaging.

Evan (Murphy) is a high-flying financial executive who's not as attentive to his perky daughter Olivia (Shahidi) as he should be. Sharing custody with his ex (Parker), he only barely hears what Olivia says, and is shocked to discover that her imaginary friends are giving sound investment advice. So he starts using their tips at work, which both improves his job prospects and his relationship with Olivia. But this comes undone when his boss (Cox) offers a prime promotion to either him or his smarmy office rival (Church).

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Brown Sugar Review


Weak
To completely understand Brown Sugar requires an appreciation of what hip-hop means to the lives of those who listen to it. Since I'm not well versed in hip-hop music and culture, I didn't understand some parts of the film that the majority of my audience clearly did. I can, however, recognize good filmmaking when I see it. And unfortunately, Brown Sugar is not sweet enough to liven up its predictable story and will leave even fans of hip-hop sorely disappointed.

The film's setup is simple. Dre (Taye Diggs) and Sidney (Sanaa Lathan) have been very close friends since childhood, when hip-hop was just coming into its own. Dre is a well-known hip-hop record producer who is unhappy with his job and is about to get married. Sidney is a magazine editor who is working on a book about the origins of hip-hop and cannot find the right man to fit her groove. She is of course secretly in love with Dre because he is the only man who can connect with her and her music, and Dre is secretly in love with Sidney because she is the only woman who will support his dreams. Both Dre and Sidney have problems with the other's initial choice of spouse (Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe).

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Blue Streak Review


Weak
Typecasting. Definition, when writers pigeonhole you into one role, assuming you can do nothing more than that. However, typecasting is not just a product of the writers. It is not just a product of your Hollywood image. It's a product of what you choose to do.

Case in point Martin Lawrence, whose new movie Blue Streak seems like a carbon copy of his last one, Nothing to Lose. The jokes work off of the same punch line, the scenes seems stolen from one another. Everything is placed towards a completely predictable ending.

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200 Cigarettes Review


Weak
The bad news: This story of a bunch of New Yorkers on New Year's Eve, 1981, is so trite and stupid that it doesn't merit any attention whatsoever. The cast (playing uber-NYCers) are uniformly grating and obnoxious -- and Courtney Love as ringleader makes it even worse.

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Brown Sugar Review


Good

Both a winning, friends-or-more romance with intelligent, down-to-earth characters and a melodious love-letter to the heart and soul of hip-hop, "Brown Sugar" signals director Rick Famuyiwa's emergence as an articulate, grown-up voice in African-American (and cross-over) cinema.

Far more mature and perceptive than recent stereotype-hocking, battle-of-the-sexes "comedies" like "The Brothers" and "Two Can Play That Game," this movie may not have a terribly original plot -- in the midst of plans to marry other people, two life-long best friends (Taye Diggs and Sanaa Lathan) finally realize they're meant for each other -- but the story is built around smart, appealing, multi-dimensional characters whose romantic (and other) problems are not simplistic or easily resolved.

The supernaturally handsome and magnetic Diggs plays Dre, an executive at a record label that has sold its soul for commercial success. Torn between making a good living and sticking to his principles (defined by his true love of unadulterated, old-school hip-hop), he finally walks out when his boss tells him "You wanna keep it real, you go to (another label). You wanna keep it profitable, that's what we do." (A running gag features the label's talentless new black-and-white novelty rap duo who call themselves "the dalmatians of hip-hop" and plan to remake "The Girl Is Mine" as "The Ho is Mine.")

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Loving Jezebel Review


Weak

Written by a man (Kwyn Bader) who has convinced himself he knows what women want, "Loving Jezebel" is a film about a sensitive-guy lady-killer with a bad habit of coveting women who are spoken for.

After a prologue in which our hero is freeze-framed while jumping out a window to escape an angry and armed jealous husband, Theodorus (Hill Harper) laments in voice-over about how it all started in kindergarten with a girl named Nicky Noodleman.

In a two-reel run through high school and college (rife with amped-up '80s and first-sex clichés), Theo comes off like a whiney puppy dog type, actually begging for dates and -- here's where the picture's credibility goes straight out the window -- getting girls to say "yes" this way. See, they all have insensitive boyfriends and he's so tender, blah, blah, blah.

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Blue Streak Review


OK

There seems to be an unwritten rule that movies starring ex-stand-up comedians must come to a grinding halt at some point for the star to have a vanity improv scene.

Every Robin Williams has such moments -- even his syrupy, sentimental pictures. Every Martin Lawrence movie does too. In "Blue Streak," the improv moment comes when Lawrence dons a nappy pigtails wig, gnarly false teeth, body padding and a velour jogging suit to pose as a hyperactive pizza delivery boy.

For that one scene, any common sense regarding the story is put on pause and Lawrence cuts loose with an epileptic booty bump dance and a lot of babbling smack, all of which is designed to produce seat-bouncing laughs (it doesn't), but has little to do with the movie.

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Almost Christmas Trailer

Almost Christmas Trailer

It's everyone's favourite time of year, the Christmas holidays when families come together every year...

Repentance Trailer

Repentance Trailer

Thomas Carter is a life coach who receives widespread literary fame after releasing his book...

Imagine That Movie Review

Imagine That Movie Review

Undemanding audiences may warm to the strong cast and crew of this family comedy, even...

Imagine That Trailer

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Watch the trailer for Imagine That.Evan is a very successful businessman but doesn't really take...

Brown Sugar Movie Review

Brown Sugar Movie Review

To completely understand Brown Sugar requires an appreciation of what hip-hop means to the lives...

Blue Streak Movie Review

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Remember the Titans Movie Review

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Here's the pitch: Take an emotional drama about the racial conflict concerning the integration...

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As generic as a message movie can be, "Remember the Titans" is a stirring and...

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