November Rule

Release Date:  2/14/15 (TBA)
Genre:  Romance
Rating:  Unknown
Running Time:  Unknown
Studio:  Capital Love, Flavor Unit Entertainment, Jacavi Films.
Director:  Mike Elliott
Cast:  Mo McRae (Steve), Tatyana Ali (Leah), Jay Ellis (James Avedon), DJ Qualls (Kareem), Maria Conchita Alonso (Ms. Luisa), Sasha Jackson (Goldie), Faizon Love (Theo), Kali Hawk, La La Anthony (Stacey), Rick Gonzalez (Nick), Joyful Drake (Jean Worther),.

Story:  Up-and-coming sports shoe entrepreneur Steve, who is still reeling from the death of his dad, has made a “November rule” in order to keep his distance from the women who seem to be getting too serious about their relationship. Every November 1st, Steve makes up a whopping lie in order to break up with his current girlfriend. However, this year, when he gives the beautiful Leah her walking papers, he realizes his immature and arbitrary rule has just lost him the woman of his dreams. But whether he can win Leah back seems increasingly doubtful, especially after she starts dating pro sports star, James Avedon. Source: IMDB.

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Let’s Shake On It

Let's Shake On ItRelease Date 3/10/15 (DVD)
Genre:  Romance/Comedy
Rating:  NR
Running Time: 112 mins.
Studio:  Maverick Entertainment
Director: Cornell Ford

Cast: Shaquita Blanks (Selene), William Anderson (Louis), Jarrett Glover (Brian) Tia Pratcher (Trina), Brad Tate (Tim), Tekeya Clark (NuNu), Darnell Gordon (Devon) Brandi Buie (Christi).

Story:  A simple dinner date turns into a fun loving challenge when Brian (Jarrett Glover) insists he can prepare a better meal then what he was served at a restaurant. His girlfriend Trina (Tia Pratcher) is sure he’ll fail especially since he has a reputation for burning food but will reward him if the meal is quality by treating him to an annual music festival. He plans to use his grandmother’s secret recipes to win but is faced with an unforeseen obstacle trying to obtain it. The judges are their friends, two of which were a loving couple until a chain of events led them to break up 2 years earlier. They finally reunite the day of the dinner challenge still struggling to fix their estranged relationship but find common ground after judging the competition. Source: Maverick Entertainment.

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My Favorite Five

Release Date 1/6/15
Genre:  Romance
Rating:  Unknown
Running Time: Unknown
Studio: Overflow Entertainment, Silver Lining Entertainment, Cassiopeia Productions
Director: Paul D. Hannah

Cast: Rochelle Aytes (Hailey Colburn), Brian White (Christopher Michaels), DeRay Davis (Sans), Erica Hubbard (Sybil), Jay Ellis (Jonathan Colburn), John West, Jr. (Darnell Raye), Steven Williams (Robert Colburn), Valarie Pettiford (Pamela Colburn), Jillian Murray (Shelly), Quinton Aaron (T.I.), Angeline-Rose Troy (Rebecca), Leonard Roberts (Matthew), Elimu Nelson (Peter), Amin Joseph (Jamison).

Story: Hailey is a self-proclaimed serial dater who has no interest in marriage, kids or a picket fence. Hailey does however enjoy the company of men, five to be exact. She believes no one man can possess all five of her most coveted qualities. She works as a recovery specialist for a glorified corporate collection agency that specializes in the “million dollar debtor”. Hailey’s methods are scandalous, but gets the job done. Soon Hailey meets Christopher, her next mark, who has sworn off women and has no interest in her. As the five falls from the flock one by one, Hailey has to cross lines to get the one man who has it all. Source: IMDB.

Marry Me For Christmas

Marry Me For Christmas

Release Date:  2013, Made-for-TV
Genre:  Romance
Rating:  NR
Running Time: 120 mins.
Studio:  Swirl Films
Director: Roger Melvin

Cast:  Malinda Williams (Marci Jewel), Karon Joseph Riley (Blair), Victoria Rowell (Stephanie),  Dawn Halfkenny (Charlene), Brad James (Adam), Tamara Bass (Dana), Carl Anthony Payne, II, Remi Von Nordheim (Bria), Jason Weaver (Franklin), Deetta West (Myra),  GregAlan Williams (Donald), Chrystale Wilson (Elizabeth).

Synopsis:  Smart, stylish Marci Jewel is the owner of an up-and-coming ad agency and thrilled with her single life in New York — except during the holidays. While all of her cousins are married and having babies, Marci remains the lone holdout in the large Chandler family clan.

As the family’s epic Christmas celebration is about to start, Marci promises to come home for the holidays for the first time in years. With a deadline looming for a new client, she drags her employee Adam in tow to Atlanta and does the only thing she can in the face of unbearable pressure from her ailing mom Stephanie and the rest of her family: fakes a fiance.

While caught up in the family’s frenetic holiday drama, Marci learns some unexpected lessons about love, trust and family, particularly when it comes to her new faux fiance Adam and old beau Blair. Source(s): Up TV; IMDB.

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Marry Us For Christmas

Marry Us For ChristmasRelease Date: 12/7/14 (Made-For-TV; Up TV)
Genre:  Romance

Cast:  Malinda Williams (Marci Jewel), Karon Joseph Riley (Blair), Victoria Rowell (Stephanie), DeEtta West (Myra), GregAlan Williams (Donald), Kristoff St. John.

Synopsis:  In the sequel to the popular UP Original Movie Marry Me For Christmas, it’s a year after Marci and Blair declared their love for each other and decided to tie the knot. But as the big day approaches, Marci is so consumed with work that she hasn’t had time to plan her wedding. To make matters worse, she may have to team up with former assistant/fake fiancé Adam to win a project she’s been vying for – a little tidbit she hasn’t shared with Blair. But Blair, as it turns out, has a secret of his own. Thanks to years of doing pro bono work for financially-strapped clients, he quickly is running out of cash and might have to accept an offer to work for his longtime nemesis, Marci’s manipulative cousin Preston. Meanwhile, Marci’s mother Stephanie is making some rather bold moves of her own with her sexy salsa teacher, Antonio, who’s more than a little smitten with her — and about 20 years her junior.

Will there be a wedding for Christmas? Better yet — whose wedding will it be? Source: Up TV.

Could This Be Love

Could This Be LoveRelease Date:  5/27/14; DVD
Genre:  Romance
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  86 mins.
Studio:  Entertainment One
Director:  Cardinal Lamberto
Cast:  Drew Sidora (Sandra), Steven Sutton (Terrance), Thomas Mikal Ford/Tommy Ford, Dominique Duvernay, Romeo Miller.

Story:  Sandra a small town country girl, returns home after college to take over the family business, her father’s beloved bed and breakfast. Facing an unfaithful husband and a dysfunctional relationship with her mother, she finds herself at a difficult crossroads. Everything changes, however, when Terrance a young, handsome lawyer checks in and opens her eyes to an entirely different life filled with happiness. (Source: promotional material).

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The Best Man Wedding a/k/a The Best Man 3

The Best Man picStatus:  Announced
Release Date:  2016 (TBA)
Genre:  Comedy/Romance
Rating:  Not Available
Studio:  Sean Daniel Company/Universal Pictures
Director:  Malcolm D. Lee
Cast:  Regina Hall (Candance), Sanaa Lathan (Robin, rumored), Nia Long (Jordan), Terrence Howard (Quentin, rumored), Morris Chestnut (Lance, rumored), Taye Diggs (Harper, rumored),  Harold Perrineau (Murch, rumored), Melissa De Sousa (Shelby, rumored), Katt Williams (Dorian Burroughs, rumored), Jay Pharoah (Teddy Harper, rumored).

Update:  In a September 14, 2015 interview with Entertainment Weekly, when asked how production was going on the third installment of The Best Man series, Morris Chestnut stated “Unfortunately, we’re not exactly sure when it’s going to happen,” Chestnut says of Best Man Wedding, citing scheduling conflicts given his upcoming Fox procedural Rosewood. Co-stars Terrence Howard and Taye Diggs are equally busy, he explains, adding, “We’ve all read the script, and it’s a really good script, but with Terrence now on Empire, Taye on Murder in the First and me on Rosewood, it’s going to be difficult to make happen.”  Source:  Entertainment Weekly.

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Update:  Variety reported on 7/22/14 that Universal Pictures has dated The Best Man Wedding, the next installment in the The Best Man franchise for April 15, 2016.  The original cast is expected to return with Malcolm D. Lee directing.

Plot details are vague other than the film will revolve around the wedding of Quentin (Terrence Howard’s character).  Source:  Variety.

Story:  After coming together after 15 years for The Best Man Holiday Lance (Morris Chestnut), Harper (Taye Diggs) and company may reunite again for a third part of the Best Man franchise.

Details:  Following an impressive opening weekend of $30 million for The Best Man Holiday in November 2013, Deadline reports that Malcolm D. Lee is negotiating a deal with Universal to write, direct and produce another installment of the hit ensemble romantic comedy. Sean Daniel is also in talks to come back and produce another film through his The Sean Daniel Company shingle. No word yet on locking in the ensemble cast. It took 14 years for Lee to come back with a sequel, but this one is going to happen much more quickly and is a priority project for Universal.

The $17 million sequel had the fifth-largest opening for an R-rated romantic comedy, the second-highest opening for an urban romantic comedy and the sixth-biggest opening for an urban-themed film overall. The film has grossed $71 million worldwide.  Source(s): IMDB; Deadline, Moviepilot.