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In anticipation of its annual Best Of list, the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) has already proclaimed 2016 the best ever for Blacks in cinema. “The studios and major film distributors really gave it to us this year,” said Gil Robertson, AAFCA co-founder/president. “By any measurement, it’s been an exceptional year for Blacks in…

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The brothers-in-law are back in Ride Along 2! Ben (Kevin Hart; Get Hard, The Wedding Ringer), a recently graduated police rookie, now aspires to be a detective like his soon-to-be brother-in-law, but James (Ice Cube; 22 Jump Street, Barbershop) still doesn’t think that he has what it takes for the job. He reluctantly takes Ben with him…

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Leonard DiCaprio’s Oscar-nominated film, The Revenant, outpaced both Ride Along 2 and Star Wars to take a slow weekend box office. No doubt thanks in part to the winter storm ravaging the East Coast, The Revenant, was able to claim to the top spot with a mere $16 million take. To put things into perspective, $16…

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You would think of almost anyone, Ice Cube would be one of the people with the biggest gripes against the Oscars and their apparent diversity issues with this year’s award field. After all, it was his critically acclaimed film, Straight Outta Compton, based on his groundbreaking group, starring his son, and produced by his production…

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The brothers-In-law are back and the force (and box-office crown) is now with them, Ride Along 2, Kevin Hart and Ice Cube’s long anticipated sequel to their record-breaking 2014 comedy, is finally here and not only did it take the No. 1 spot in its opening weekend, but it also managed to end the reign of Star…

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Esteemed film and television producer Will Packer took to Facebook yesterday to give his thoughts on the lack of diversity reflected in this year’s Oscar nominations. In a lengthy and heartfelt post, the Straight Outta Compton producer congratulated all of the nominees, including the two white screenwriters of Compton, then gave something of a shoutout…

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Ride Along 2

Kevin Hart and Ice Cube lead the returning lineup of Ride Along 2, the sequel to the blockbuster action-comedy that gave us the year’s most popular comedy duo. As his wedding day approaches, Ben (Kevin Hart) heads to Miami with his soon-to-be brother-in-law James (Ice Cube) to bring down a drug dealer who’s supplying the dealers of Atlanta…

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Ice Cube and Kevin Hart return to the big screen for the reprisal of their roles in the hit action-comedy Ride Along. In the second installment, appropriately titled Ride Along 2, Atlanta detective James Payton (Ice Cube) flies south to sunny Miami in an effort to track down an illegal drugs supplier who’s infiltrated his jurisdiction.…

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Film and television producer Will Packer has his next project lined up and hopes it will continue his outstanding streak of box office smashes. Up next for the 41-year-old Florida native is a family comedy titled A Meyers Christmas featuring an ensemble cast that includes Danny Glover, Gabrielle Union, Kimberly Elise, Mo’Nique, Nicole Ari Parker, and Omar Epps.…

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As the holiday season rolls in, families across the nation revisit one of their favorite pastimes: catching a good flick. Just in time for the weekend, we’ve broken down some of this year’s best holiday features. For the fellas, we’ve got the “mobtastic” story of the notorious Kray Brothers in Legend, or the suspenseful murder-mystery of…

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