‘The Best Man Holiday’

Image Malcolm D. Lee finally hits theaters with the return of the overlong sequel to the 1999‘s ‘The Best Man’ with ‘The Best Man Holiday’. Which reunites us with author Harper Stewart (Taye Diggs), who is expecting his first child with wife Robin (Sanaa Harlan). After having a best seller with Unfinished Business ( the incitement of tragedy to the first film), Harper’s career has collapsed. Hard times call for desperate measures which is why Harper decides to take up the invitation for a holiday visit with his estranged friend, NFL star Lance Sullivan (Morris Chestnut) a visit which holds profitable career opportunities.

Lance is retiring from the game, and Harper sees an opportunity to lift his career up again by writing a biography of the all star player. However he’ll first have to re stitch the rift between himself and Lance over the infamous affair between Lance wife Mia (Monica Calhoun). But it is not just that drama that they will need to worry about but also all the drama that comes with having old friends like Julian (Harold Perinea), Candy (Regina Hall), Shelby ( Melissa De Sousa), Jordan (Nia Long) and Quentin (Terrence Howard) as they all stay under the same roof. While there are old wounds and new pains that threaten this group of friends as a whole and each of their personal relationships, they quickly learn that there is no better place they can be this holiday then there together, as they learn to value Love, Family, and good Friendship.

If you have yet the watch ‘The Best Man’  don’t worry you will not be lost. Malcolm D. Lee does an excellent job at re capping key parts from the first movie on to this one, to help understand the whole dilemma between Lance and Harper better. While for the most part there where scenes that had you laughing don’t let it fool you, this film definitely had heart breaking scenes that would make anyone cry. Reunite with the cast of ‘The Best Man’ and uncover the true holiday miracle this season.

Affleck to play new Batman in “Man of Steel” sequel

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Warner Bros. has  announced that Ben  Affleck will be the new Batman in Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” sequel written by David S. Goyer. WHY???? No offense to Affleck who with out a doubt is an amazing actor and talented in many ways, but really replacing Christian Bale. I am just not sure of how i feel about that.

Although, Affleck has had some experience playing a hero as he played a blind Marvel crime fighter in 2003’s “Daredevil” and portrayed 1950s Superman actor George Reeves in 2006’s “Hollywoodland.”  We will see how this plays out i guess. Director Snyder  said in a statement that Affleck will provide a “balance” to Cavill’s Clark Kent. Who also mentioned the following statement:

“(Affleck) has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne,” said Snyder. “I can’t wait to work with him.”

Affleck is to star opposite of  30-year-old Henry Cavill, who will reprise his role as Superman from “Man of Steel.” The movie will also feature “Man of Steel” stars Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White and Diane Lane as Martha Kent.

I am a huge Batman fan and i hope this movie does not disappoint. I believe the public fell in love with Bale as Batman and it is sad to not watch him take on another Batman role however, i do wish Affleck luck and hope that he does an incredible job with this role as he normally does.

How do you guys feel about this?

’21 & Over’ movie review

Once again we can applaud the writers from ‘The Hangover.’ Jon Lucas and Scott Moore truly outdid themselves with ’21&Over.‘ The movie begins with Cassey (Skylar Astin) and Miller (Miles Teller), Jeff Chang (Justin Chon) best friends walking through campus butt naked literally nothing but a sock covering their private area, and a red sorority mark plastered on their left butt cheek. Cassey and Miller are there to surprise Chang for his twenty first birthday. Chang refuses to go out, being that he has an important medical school interview early the next morning. Chang is convinced after Miller threatens to stand outside his window blowing an air horn till he decides to go out. After being convinced, what Chang thought would be a short night of one drink, ended up being completely opposite.

The young birthday boy…correction man was completely hammered to say the least. When they try to return Chang home with enough time for him to rest, they find themselves to be unfamiliar with the area and fail to remember were exactly Chang lived. This leads them to have a crazy night filled with college party’s, breaking into Sorority homes, college pep rally’s, and lets not forget alcohol, alcohol, and more alcohol.

Although the movie is a comedy and has you crying of laughter, it does have a few turning points that I am sure anyone can connect to. After all we all have either been 21, are 21, or are going to be 21. The film is not only filled with laughters, but also life lessons in direct to a college student; the stress, the wanting to party, the growing up, the long time friendships, the lost of communication and the meaning of being able to choose the path you want to take in your life, not the ones your parents have chosen for you.

This truly is a great movie and a MUST see. You will not regret it, get ready to laugh till you cry because I can guarantee you will not be disappointed. The only thing I hope is that my friends don’t forget where I live on my twenty first.