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'Southside With You' Explores Barack Obama And Michelle Obama's First Date


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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are one of the most-loved power couples in the world, but did you ever wonder how these two influential and strong-minded human beings got together? 'Southside With You' reveals it was as simple as ice cream and a movie.

Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter in 'Southside With You'Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter star in 'Southside With You'

Written and directed by Richard Tanne in his directorial debut; a filmmaker who is also due to write the screenplay for Julius Caesar biopic 'The Roman'; the story was first envisaged in 2007. The Obamas have never shied away from discussing their personal and family lives, which is what makes them so well-loved. 'Southside With You' explores how this couple; Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson as she was known at the time; first came together after meeting at the Chicago law firm of Sidley Austin in 1989. 

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Southside With You captures the moment that Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) and Michelle Obama formerly Robinson (Tika Sumpter) shared their first date and kiss in 1989. The film follows the story of Barack, a young law associate, who's on a mission to woo and win the heart of Michelle (who worked as a lawyer for the same company.) The story sees them travelling from the Art Institute of Chicago to watching a screening of Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing and finally ending up at the sight of their first kiss, outside an ice cream parlour.

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Tika Sumpter - Celebrities attend the Game Saver Lunch for Glamour magazine at Au Fudge restaurant - Beverly Hils, California, United States - Wednesday 20th April 2016

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Tika Sumpter - Celebrities attend the Game Saver Lunch for Glamour magazine at AU Fudge restaurant - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 20th April 2016

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Tika Sumpter - 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

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Ride Along 2 Review

Bad

Ice Cube and Kevin Hart reteam for a sequel no one really asked for, following up their lacklustre 2014 action-comedy with a film that's even lazier. While the first one at least had a sense of pacing, with humour that sometimes tipped from idiotic to mildly funny, this movie wastes its cast and premise on a series of witless action sequences, dopey slapstick and contrived relational touches. It's only watchable because Hart is able to make the most undemanding audience members chuckle now and then.

After proving that his video-gaming skills were useful in police work, Ben (Hart) has completed police academy and is working as a rookie, shadowing tough-guy detective James (Cube), whose sister Angela (Tika Sumpter) is marrying Ben in just a week. But before that happens, James and Ben head to Miami to follow a lead in a drug case they're working on. Alongside local tough-girl detective Maya (Olivia Munn), they track down a hacker (Ken Jeong) who has proof that local philanthropist Antonio (Benjamin Bratt) is actually a notorious global black market dealer. To prove that, they have to dive into a series of car and boat chases, plus heists and shootouts that never seem to go the way anyone expects.

The underlying story is exactly the same as the first film: James is trying to prove that Ben is an idiot, while he is actually softening James' rough edges. The difference here is that they know each other a bit better, so are more effective at getting under each others' skin. This means that they're even less likeable than before, and even Hart's non-stop comical chatter is more annoying than it is amusing. There are moments when Hart adds a tiny detail that elicits a smile from viewers, and some of his physical antics are so ridiculous that it's difficult not to giggle, but most of that is simply because it's unbelievable that the filmmakers thought any of this was genuinely funny.

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Tika Sumpter - 'Ride Along 2' World Premiere at the Regal Cinemas South Beach at Regal Cinemas South Beach - Miami Beach, Florida, United States - Wednesday 6th January 2016

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Ride Along 2 Trailer


These guys give a new meaning to the term brother-in-law. After an eventful case that left James and Ben lucky to be alive, James relaxes his attitude about Ben and finally gives him his blessing to marry his sister Angela. Not only that, but Ben is now officially able to join James in Atlanta's police department having just graduated from the police academy. However, Ben hasn't changed much, and still makes dumb decisions, bringing a lot of embarrassment on to James. He's as jumpy on the trigger as always, with his nerves making him a bumbling but formidable partner, but you can't really blame him this time around when he's got a wedding to plan. If life wasn't stressful enough, the soon to be brothers are forced to team up with Miami PD to uncover a major drugs operation. The only question is, can Ben keep his cool long enough to solve the case? Or will his mistakes screw everything up this time?

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Mo'nique, Queen Latifah and Tika Sumpter - HBO Films presents a screening of 'Bessie' at The Museum of Modern Art - Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 29th April 2015

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L To R, Queen Latifah, Richard Plepler, Dee Rees, Mo'nique and Len Amato
L To R, Queen Latifah, Richard Plepler, Dee Rees, Mo'nique and Len Amato
L To R, Queen Latifah, Richard Plepler, Dee Rees, Mo'nique and Len Amato
Tika Sumpter, Tory Kittles, Queen Latifah, Richard Plepler, Dee Rees, Mo'nique, Len Amato and Khandi Alexander
Tika Sumpter, Tory Kittles, Queen Latifah, Richard Plepler, Dee Rees, Mo'nique, Len Amato, Khandi Alexander and Guests

Video - 'Get On Up' Star Tika Sumpter Looking Glamorous At The NY Premiere - Part 4


The cast and crew were spotted among the many arrivals on the red carpet at the New York premiere for James Brown biopic 'Get On Up'; among them included stars Tika Sumpter and Brandon Mychal Smith, co-screenwriter John-Henry Butterworth, co-producers Erica Huggins and Brian Grazer and director Tate Taylor.

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Get On Up Trailer


Since he was a child, he knew he'd become a star. He may not have had the easiest life growing up in a poor family and enjoying frequent brushes with the law (something that continued for the rest of his life despite his illustrious career), but he was a pioneer in what he did best. Following his first stint in prison as a teenager, he embarked on a musical career that would create a whole new way of looking at music. His funky rhythms, mind-blowing voice and effortless moves on stage would go on to inspire artists for generations even if his troubled personal life left much to be desired. He even took his soul magic to Vietnam during the 20-year conflict - a venture that demonstrated both his patriotism and his bravery. This is the story of James Brown.

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Get On Up - Featurette


The stars of the upcoming James Brown biopic 'Get On Up', Viola Davis, Nelsan Ellis and Octavia Spencer, talk about the legendary musician alongside artists Ice Cube, Pharrell, Mick Jagger, Cee-Lo Green and Aloe Blacc in a short featurette ahead of the film's release on September 26th 2014.

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Get On Up Trailer


James Brown didn't have the easiest childhood being born to two young parents who were so poor they could barely afford to live. After just a few years, his mother left him and he was raised by his aunt who, although was equally as financially insecure, resolved to love him as her own. Naturally, given his tough background, James turned to crime as a youth and spent time in a juvenile detention centre following an armed robbery conviction. It was there he took his passion for music seriously and decided to form a gospel band with some fellow inmates. Following his parole, he joined another gospel group and from there spiralled an illustrious career in funk and soul music that took the entire world by storm. Just as he dreamed, he became one of the music industry's most revered stars, but, alas, he also became one of the most troubled.

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Ride Along Review


OK

There's a decent premise to this action-comedy, but the filmmakers can't be bothered to put in the effort to actually make it funny or exciting. Instead, they sit back and hope that the fast-talking Kevin Hart holds our interest. Thankfully, he's quite a lot of fun to watch, creating a likeable character out of an utter moron and generating a few good laughs along the way as he bounces off the other characters.

Hart plays Ben, a videogame addict who wants to spin his career as a school guard into a place at the Atlanta Police Academy. His sexy fiancee Angela (Sumpter) has a brother, James (Cube), who's an undercover detective and wants Ben to prove himself worthy of his sister. So he takes Ben on a ride-along, which he and his partners (Leguizamo and Callen) set up as a series of humiliations. Then Ben inadvertently discovers a few clues in their ongoing case to find mythical arms dealer Omar (Fishburne). And what started as a joke becomes rather a lot more explosive.

Yes, the film is packed with the usual fiery explosions and massive car chases punctuated by Hart's non-stop comedy patter. Ben is the standard cocky, annoying idiot who we know will become someone completely different by the end of the movie (see Beverly Hills Cop, Rush Hour, The Heat, et al). But this allows us to engage with Hart from the beginning, and he finds some sharp humour along the way. Cube, on the other hand, never remotely convinces as a hardened cop; we know he's a big softy. And poor Sumpter, virtually the only female on-screen, struggles to add spice to a thankless role that plays out exactly as the formula demands.

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Ride Along - Featurette


Rapper turned actor Ice Cube and comedian Kevin Hart jokingly diss each other in a short featurette which shows their never-ending banter on the set of action comedy 'Ride Along'. The movie is about a security guard (Hart) who is desperate to prove to his girlfriend's formidable cop brother (Cube) that he's good enough to marry her.

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Southside With You Trailer

Southside With You Trailer

Southside With You captures the moment that Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) and Michelle Obama formerly...

Ride Along 2 Movie Review

Ride Along 2 Movie Review

Ice Cube and Kevin Hart reteam for a sequel no one really asked for, following...

Ride Along 2 Trailer

Ride Along 2 Trailer

These guys give a new meaning to the term brother-in-law. After an eventful case that...

Get On Up Trailer

Get On Up Trailer

Since he was a child, he knew he'd become a star. He may not have...

Get On Up Trailer

Get On Up Trailer

The stars of the upcoming James Brown biopic 'Get On Up', Viola Davis, Nelsan Ellis...

Get On Up Trailer

Get On Up Trailer

James Brown didn't have the easiest childhood being born to two young parents who were...

Ride Along Movie Review

Ride Along Movie Review

There's a decent premise to this action-comedy, but the filmmakers can't be bothered to put...

Ride Along Trailer

Ride Along Trailer

Rapper turned actor Ice Cube and comedian Kevin Hart jokingly diss each other in a...

Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas Trailer

Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas Trailer

Mabel 'Madea' Simmons is an enormous, rude and often violent grandmother who is displaying an...

Ride Along Trailer

Ride Along Trailer

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Think Like A Man Trailer

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Sparkle Trailer

Sparkle Trailer

Sparkle is our eponymous star, set to shine in this tale of rags to riches...

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What's Your Number Trailer

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