With This Ring

With This RingRelease Date: 1/24/15
Genre: Comedy/Romance
Rating: Not Available
Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Lifetime
Director: Nzingha Stewart
Cast: Jill Scott (Viviane), Eve Jeffers Cooper (Amaya), Regina Hall (Trista), Brooklyn Sudano (Elise), Stephen Bishop (Nate), Jason George (Sean), Deon Sanders (Keith), Brian White (Damon).

Synopsis:  After attending their friend Elise’s (Sudano) wedding to Nate (Bishop) on New Year’s Eve, Trista (Hall), a career-­driven talent agent, Viviane (Scott), a successful gossip columnist, and Amaya (Cooper), a struggling actress, make a pact to get married within the year to either a new love or a man waiting in the wings. But the close friends face their own set of challenges – Trista has not gotten over her commitment-­phobic ex-­boyfriend Damon (White), Viviane is secretly in love with Sean (George), the father of her son, and Amaya is desperate to break up her boyfriend Keith’s (Sanders) unhappy marriage so they can live happily ever after. Each woman starts the year with high hopes and dreams of what will happen over the next 12 months…but will they all make it to the altar?  Source:  Lifetime.

View trailer:  http://www.mylifetime.com/movies/with-this-ring

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Update:  On 7/31/14 Deadline reported that Brooklyn Sudano has booked a lead role in Lifetime’s original movie With With This Ring slated to debut this year. Written and directed by Nzingha Stewart (The Game) the romantic comedy revolves around three single best friends, who after attending the lavish wedding of their best friend on New Year’s Eve, make the vow to be married within the year. Sudano, will play Elise, the bride-to-be getting married who relies on her best friends to get her down the aisle when she gets a little case of cold feet.

Deadline also revealed (7/28/14) that Stephen Bishop (Being Mary Jane) has also been tapped for a lead role in Lifetime’s original movie With This Ring, slated to debut this year. Bishop will play Dr. Sean Braswell, a handsome, successful plastic surgeon who is a good man and father to Viviane’s (Jill Scott) 8-year-old son, Cory.

Details:  Lifetime has tapped Jill Scott, Eve and Regina Hall to star in the original movie With This Ring, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter on 7/11/14. The romantic comedy centers on three single best friends who attend the lavish wedding of a fourth on New Year’s Eve, and desperation pushes them to make the vow to be married within the year. Each woman starts the year with hopes of what will happen over the next 12 months, but will they all make it to the altar?

The movie, produced by Sony Pictures Television, hails from executive producers Tracey Edmonds, Sheila Ducksworth (Soul Food) and Gabrielle Union. With This Ring will be written and directed by Nzingha Stewart (The Game) and will film in August in Cleveland for a debut later this year. It is based on Angela Burt-Murray’s novel The Vow, which Gabrielle Union optioned five years ago and sold to Sony for Lifetime. This is Union’s first project as a producer. Source: Deadline.

First Impression

First ImpressionRelease Date:  6/20/14 (New York Premiere American Black Film Festival); 2013
Genre:  Comedy/Romance
Rating: Unknown
Running Time: 108 min.
Studio:  LifeAfter Films
Director:  Arthur Muhammad
Cast:  Lamman Rucker (Vernon Richardson), Lisa Arrindell Anderson (Imani Townsend), David Mann (Pastor Wayne Johnson), Elise Neal (Kym Pine), Tamela J. Mann (Renee Wells), Kendrick Cross (Julius), Kel Mitchell (James Mason), Brad James (Scorpion Kiss), Lisa Wu (Katrinah), Laila Odom (Tropical Storm), Tommy Ford (T), Carl Anthony Payne, II (C), Dawnisha Halfkenny (Tryanna).

Story:  When a man finds a woman, who seeks a man, he only gets one chance at a First Impression…or does he?

First Impression is a romantic comedy that takes you on an enchanting journey into the complex world of Internet dating.

Completely unaware of their secret fantasy relationship in cyberspace, a twist of fate brings the real Vernon and Imani together where the pair hit it off instantly.

But when the truth of who they really are is revealed in a bizarre trail of events, the game-changing question is: Can there ever really be a second chance at a “First Impression”? (Source(s): Facebook Page; firstimpressionmovie.com; IMDB).

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Where’s The Love?

Where's The LoveRelease Date:  8/2/14 UP TV
(originally aired 5/3/14)
Genre:  Comedy/Romance
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  Unknown
Studio:  Nina Holiday Entertainment, Swirl Films, Tri Destined Studios, GMC TV.
Director: Trey Haley
Cast:  Lamman Rucker (Sebastian), Denise Boutté (Ryan), Terri J. Vaughn (Kai), LeToya Luckett (Rose), Ahmed Lucan (Forrest), Angie Stone, Darian “Big Tigger” Morgan (Rod), David Banner (Sidney), Nicole Eggert (Paige), Tommy Ford, Karon Joseph Riley (Dale), Shirley Strawberry, Kandi Burruss, Trina Braxton.

Story:  It is the one-year anniversary of the talk show Where’s The Love? hosted by married relationship experts and doctors Sebastian (Lamman Rucker) and Ryan Reid (Denise Boutté). They are in their mid-30s, great looking and have a successful counseling practice complete with best-selling books and an Emmy®-nominated TV show.

Ryan and Sebastian seem to have it all, but secretly their relationship is falling apart. They’ve been keeping up appearances to Sebastian’s sister Kai (Terri J. Vaughn) and her husband Rod (Darian “Big Tigger” Morgan), Ryan’s best friend Sidney (David Banner), their producer Paige (Nicole Eggert), Ryan’s editor Dale (Karon Joseph Riley), their patients, their fans and the public to save their lucrative careers – until one day when it all comes out.

Now, Ryan and Sebastian have to decide whether their own marriage can be saved. (Sources: UP TV; IMDB).

Trailer:

Think Like A Man Too

Thnik Like A Man TooRelease Date: June 20, 2014
Genre: Comedy/Romance
Rating: Not Available
Studio: Screen Gems (Sony)
Director: Tim Story
Cast: Kevin Hart (Cedric )
Romany Malco (Zeke)
Terrence Jenkins (Michael)
Michael Ealy (Dominic)
Gary Owen (Bennett)
Jerry Ferrara (Jeremy)
Regina Hall (Candace)
Meagan Good (Mya)
Taraji P. Henson (Lauren)
Gabrielle Union (Kristen)
Jenifer Lewis (Loretta)

Story: The couples are back together for a wedding in Las Vegas, but plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some various situations that threaten to derail the big event. (Synopsis taken from Movieinsider).

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Baggage Claim

Baggage ClaimRelease Date: 2/4/14 (DVD); 9/27/13 (theatrical)
Genre: Comedy/Romance
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 96 mins.
Studio: Sneak Preview Productions/ Fox Searchlight Pictures
Director: David Talbert
Cast: Paula Patton (Montana Moore)
Derek Luke (William Wright)
Taye Diggs (Langston)
Boris Kodjoe (Graham)
Trey Songz/Tremaine Neverson (Damon)
Jill Scott (Gail)
Adam Brody (Sam)
Jenifer Lewis (Catherine)
Djimon Hounsou (Quinton)
Lauren London (Sheree)
Christina Milian (Taylor)
Tia Mowry-Hardrict (Janine)
Story: Determined to get engaged before her youngest sister’s wedding, flight attendant Montana Moore finds herself with only 30 days to find Mr. Right. Using her airline connections to “accidentally” meet up with eligible ex-boyfriends and scour for potential candidates, she racks up more than 30,000 miles and countless comedic encounters, all the while searching for the perfect guy. (Synopsis taken from foxsearchlight.com).

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