Sanaa Lathan Celebrates Universality of ‘The Best Man Holiday’

The Best Man Holiday It’s amazing it took fourteen years to get The Best Man a sequel, but The Best Man Holiday is finally coming out on November 15. The original’s success lied in the sheer likability of its main characters, which featured such stars Sanaa Lathan, Taye Diggs, Morris Chestnut, and Regina Hall. All of the principals are back for this outing, and Lathan recently talked about the film’s significance.

“People are hungry for stories that are layered,” said Lathan. “And they can recognize themselves and their family and their friends and what they are going through.”

Click on the media bar to hear Lathan talk about The Best Man Holiday.

The film, directed by Malcolm D. Lee, also stars Terrence Howard and Harold Perrineau.

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Emma Thompson Dishes on Why There Won’t Be a Number Three For McPhee

13Soon to be seen in the Disney comedy/drama SAVING MR. BANKS (where she takes on the role of beloved children’s book author P.L. TRAVERS), Academy Award-winning actress EMMA THOMPSON is no stranger to the world of kids’ entertainment. A star of stage, screen and television, THOMPSON both wrote the screenplays for and starred in the big screen adaptations of popular kid-lit titles NANNY McPHEE and NANNY McPHEE RETURNS.

During last week’s press conference for SAVING MR. BANKS, THOMPSON was able to laugh while responding to a question about the possibility of a third NANNY McPHEE movie

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Thor: The Dark World Hammers Box Office Comers With $86 Million Weekend

Thor: The Dark World (CR: Jay Maidment) Thor: The Dark Wold was the resounding box office winner over the weekend, as the Chris Hemsworth headlined feature took in $86.1 million. Budgeted at $170 million, the movie has already made over $240 million, with a worldwide gross totaling $327 million. With such great numbers, another installment of Thor should be in the offing.

Coming in second was Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, which took in $11.3 million. Here’s this weekend’s top 10:

1. Thor: The Dark World – $86.1 million

2. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa – $11.3 million

3. Free Birds – $11.18 million

4. Last Vegas – $11.1 million

5. Ender’s Game – Although it’s a solid film, it dips to fifth place this weekend. $10.25 million

6. Gravity$8.4 million

7. 12 Years A Slave – $6.6 million

8. Captain Phillips – $5.8 million

9. About TimeRachel McAdams rom-com has made $38 million overseas. $5.17 million

10. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 – $2.8 million


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The Book Thief’s Sophie Nélisse On The Joys of Reading

The Book Thief (Twentieth Century Fox, CR: Jules Heath)

Based on the bestselling novel by Markus Zusak, The Book Thief centers on Liesel (Sophie Nélisse), a resilient girl whose life in a German town during WWII is not exactly idyllic. Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson co-star as the loving foster parents who help Liesel navigate the tragic waters of the ensuing years. Brian Percival, best known for his work on Downton Abbey, directs the feature.

During a recent interview, Nélisse talked about her passion for reading, and added that she would rather turn the page of a real book than peruse a narrative on her iPad.

“I think reading is important because for the time that you read, you are not yourself,” says Nelisse, who also starred in the evocative and subtle drama Monsieur Lazhar. “You’re in your little bubble. (It’s) just you and no one else and you get to imagine some things. That’s why I like it.”

Click on the media bar below to hear Nélisse elaborate on her love for reading:

The Book Thief is now playing in Los Angeles and New York.

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Simon Cowell On The X Factor: “I Always Want The Best Person To Win”

The X Factor (FOX, CR: Ray Mickshaw) Due to this week’s voting glitch, viewers’ votes for Wednesday’s installment of The X Factor were thrown out. The good news is the remaining singers actually given another shot to give it their all last night, with the results of the new set of votes to be revealed next Wednesday.

“I think it showed who is really in it to win it,” said Cowell about the singers’ second chance performances. (Ellona Santiago) was amazing. And also Rion (Page). Incredible.”

Click on the media bar below to hear Simon Cowell single out Rion Page’s rendition of Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ as the best performance of the evening.


If you haven’t seen Page’s performance, check out the video below and tell us what you think!

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