2013 was a win-win for Black cinema with both critically acclaimed movies (“12 Years A Slave,” “Fruitvale Station”) and in the box office (“Best Man Holiday,” “The Butler”). Now that Hollywood has gotten the message that movies with casts of color are indeed profitable, 2014 promises more dramas, romantic comedies and action thrillers for Black moviegoers.
We’ve compiled a list of some of our most anticipated projects for 2014:
“Ride Along” Starring- Kevin Hart, Ice Cube, Tika Sumpter
Release Date: 1/17/2014
Fast-talking security guard Ben (Kevin Hart) joins his cop brother-in-law James (Ice Cube) on a 24-hour patrol of Atlanta in order to prove himself worthy of marrying Angela (Tika Sumpter), James’ sister.
“About Last Night” Starring- Michael Ealy, Joy Bryant, Regina Hall, Kevin Hart
Release Date: 2/14/14
New love for two couples as they journey from the bar to the bedroom and are eventually put to the test in the real world.
“Repentance” Starring: Sanaa Lathan, Forest Whitaker, Anthony Mackie, Mike Epps
Release Date: 02/28/2014
An earnest life-coach/author, Thomas Carter (Anthony Mackie), is mysteriously abducted by a deranged client, (Forest Whitaker) who delves into Thomas’ teachings and uses his spiritual messages of Karma – action and reaction (Vipaka), against him to terrorize him and his family for their past sins.