Review: Think Like A Man Too

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20140624-221947-80387551.jpgThis was a great weekend for Steve Harvey and Kevin Hart!!! Third top film for Hart this year with Grudge Match and about Last Night under his belt. In addition to two volumes of the popular Think Like A Man books, Harvey not only walked away with two Emmys (Outstanding Talk Show and Outstanding Game Show Host), but the #1 spot at the box office with his Think Like A Man sequel...Think Like A Man Too. I personally liked the first film better as it was truer to the premise of women following the advice of the Think Like A Man book to land a mate. The first half of this film basically served as an 60-minute ad for Las Vegas Tourism and a follow up of where the characters left off in the first film.

However, the second half gets back to the original premise and let's just say the highlight of the film is the spoof of the Bell Biv Devoe 90's megahit "Poison" with the girls, a little prison scene with Kevin Hart as BamBam and various scenes at Caesar's Palace by the pool and in the suites. As usual, Jenifer Lewis steals EVERY scene she is in. As much as we love her being that black mama we all love to hate, she has a vulnerable side that makes you fall in love with her all over again.

I laughed so hard at one point, My Mom broke out some tissue to wipe the tears streaming down my face.

I am particularly proud that this is the second film with an all-black cast in the last six months that has opened #1 at the box office letting Hollywood know that these films do AND can make money and entertain the masses...not just US.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8b6kVSZNLE

Carla Renata

Hey My Fellow Movie Lovers...

A Bison, Virgo, devoted daughter, yoga and spinning enthusiasts, graduate of  the "mecca" - Howard University's School of Communications, former publicist, actress, branding influencer and "doggie mom" to an adorably smart-energetic maltese are just a few of the characteristics that make up the essence of me -- Carla Renata.

Formerly of UBNRAdio.com, where I Co-Hosted "On Air With Tony Sweet", this Fall, I will be hosting a new show for Black Hollywood Live owned by E! Correspondent Maria Menounos  and am a freelance contributor for NPR's Weekend All Things Considered.

I absolutely adore talking about all things cinema and it is my sincere hope that although not every opinion I have will or will not be embraced, know that I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to share!  Enjoy and see you on the red carpet!!!

Review: About Last Night

MV5BMTk3OTc4NDMzNF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNjQ2NzY3MDE@._V1_SX146_CR0,0,146,215_Everyone has had that moment.  We have all dated someone that we've experienced undeniable chemistry with physically, emotionally or both.  Some of those relationships have gone on to be our husbands, wives or lost in the oblivion of that amazing animal attraction gone wrong.  However, if the relationship is meant to prevail, the chemistry will always bring you back to what attracted you in the first place. "About Last Night", based on the David Mamet play "Sexual Perversity in Chicago" dives head first into what attracts men and women, what makes them stay together, what makes them call it quits and what makes them keep coming back for more.

In 1986, I had the pleasure of watching the original film of the same name with an all-white cast featuring Rob Lowe, Elizabeth Perkins, Demi Moore and Jim Belushi.  It was hysterical then and it remains so in this re-tooled African-American version with Michael Ealy, Joy Bryant, Regina Hall and the man of the moment...Kevin Hart (who alone has released nearly ten films in the last three months).  I laughed out loud and was sucked into the story line of these two young couples experiencing love from two different points of view.

In this version Joan (Regina Hall) and roomie with Debbie (Joy Bryant) have been looking for love in all the wrong places, when they cross paths with Danny (Michael Ealy) and Bernie (Kevin Hart).  What ensues for the rest of the film is a lot of laughter, heartbreaking and heartwarming moments.  Kevin Hart is out of mind and worth the price of admission alone!

"About Last Night" opened on Valentine's Day and in theaters now!!!!

Carla Renata

Hey My Fellow Movie Lovers...

A Bison, Virgo, devoted daughter, yoga and spinning enthusiasts, graduate of  the "mecca" - Howard University's School of Communications, former publicist, actress, branding influencer and "doggie mom" to an adorably smart-energetic maltese are just a few of the characteristics that make up the essence of me -- Carla Renata.

Formerly of UBNRAdio.com, where I Co-Hosted "On Air With Tony Sweet", this Fall, I will be hosting a new show for Black Hollywood Live owned by E! Correspondent Maria Menounos  and am a freelance contributor for NPR's Weekend All Things Considered.

I absolutely adore talking about all things cinema and it is my sincere hope that although not every opinion I have will or will not be embraced, know that I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to share!  Enjoy and see you on the red carpet!!!