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Love & Basketball Writer Comes Out With New Love Film

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Love & Basketball came out 14 years ago and now the writer-director behind the movie, Gina Prince-Bythewood, is coming out with a new love story.

The movie, Beyond the Lights, will debut Thursday at the Urbanworld Film Festival in New York City and follows the story of a talented singer, played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw whose stage-mother pushes her into superstardom and fame but is pulled of a spiral of self destruction by her love interest played by Nate Parker. According to TheRoot, Gina came up with her idea for the movie while at an Alicia Keys concert.

The love story also stars Danny Glover and Minnie Driver. Take a look at the trailer below:

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Review: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Is Bigger & Better Than The First

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If you liked Kingsman:The Secret Service, get ready for The Golden Circle. Hands downs this Kingsman is bigger, badder and better than the first.

Director Matthew Vaughn really takes it up a notch and gives fans much more action and fight sequences. Right off the top we see Eggsy (Taron Egerton) in this amazing car chase scene that will have you applauding as soon as the Prince track ends.

And while we’re talking music the film has an amazing sound track. And if you didnt know, Elton John is also in the film acting and singing some of his classic tunes.

What I also loved were the new editions.  Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges and Pedro Pascal who play the Statesmen – the American version of the Kingsman –  and the dynamic between the two is pretty comical. Vaughn really explores the difference between the two cultures – mannered men in suits versus macho men in jeans and cowboy boots.

Then there’s Julianne Moore who plays the villain, she’s like this maniacal Martha Stewart esque drug lord and she’s quite good at it.

Now there are some obnoxious moments (like that sex scene between Egerton and Poppy Delevigne).  But I think that’s the point. This franchise is all about turning the spy genre on it’s head and introducing the younger generation to a new type of Bond flick … And we think they are going to love it.

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