[EVENT RECAP/PHOTOS] Get Yo Life & Yo Laughs! “Girls Trip” (@girlstripmovie) Is On FIRE! Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall And Will Packer Host Special Screening Of GIRLS TRIP In Atlanta!

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Hangover who? Bridesmaids what? That’s what you will be saying after see you Will Packer’s latest movie, Girls Trip!

Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Tiffany Haddish are comedic gold in this latest all-girl, all fun, summer flick that EVERYONE has to see!

The film centers on four friends, Ryan (Regina Hall), Sasha (Queen Latifah), Lisa (Jada Pinkett-Smith) and Dina (Tiffany Haddish), also known as “The Flosse Posse” reunite after five years at The Essence Festival. Ryan, who has missed her girlfriends due to her hectic life and troubled marriage seeks to have a carefree weekend while landing a huge business deal. Her girls, however, have their own issues and the weekend will be anything but carefree or simple–but it will definitely be memorable! Get ready to laughter, fights, dance battles, sisterhood, and most importantly a lesson in self-worth when you see this amazing film. Trust us you’ll leave that theater demanding a sequel, planning your own Girls Trip, and plotting when you can see it again! Side note, fellas this is definitely far from a chick flick, for investigative and research purposes you are going to want to know what ACTUALLY happens on a girls trip!

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[PHOTOS] GIRLS TRIP cast take over New Orleans w/ Issa Rae, Tank, and More to Attend Special GIRLS TRIP Screening!

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Girls Trip movie cast Malcom Lee, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish, Larenz Tate, Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Kofi Siriboe, and Will Packer posed on the red carpet during the Girls Trip movie screen at the Theaters At Canal Place in New Orleans on Friday, June 30th, 2017.

The GIRLS TRIP cast and filmmakers including, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Larenz Tate, Kofi Siriboeproducer Will Packer and director Malcolm D. Lee attended the event, along with celebrity guests including Issa Rae, Karen Civil, Big Freedia, miss lawrence, tank, ronreaco lee, essence atkins, jude demorest, ryan destiny,  brittany o’grady,  and more. 

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When four lifelong friends—Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish—travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.  James Lopez, head of motion pictures for Will Packer Productions, and Preston Holmes, executive produce.

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[VIDEO] An Emotional Roller Coaster! “Secrets” (@thesecretsmovie) is Salacious, Scandalous, & AMAZING!

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Sometimes films get repetitive. There are moments when you feel as though you have seen every story line any drama has to offer, and then you are hit with a film that makes you rethink all of that. You walk away feeling heated, flushed, and overall ready to see what the director’s next film will be. All those sensations describe the emotional roller coaster of the movie, Secrets!

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The film centers on Tarron Jenkins (Harold House Moore) a successful businessman who seems to have it all, but feels his marriage has become dull and boring. He often opts to cheat on his wife, Secret (Denyce Lawton) rather than address their marital problems. Secret is often left insecure, wondering how they should fix their problems and who he is seeing. Tarron, however, seems to have everything under control until he meets his beautiful co-worker, Victoria Campbell (Denise Boutte). Victoria is vivacious, confident, and most of all seductive; pulling him into an affair just may tear his entire world apart!

This film had it all; love, drama, sex, power, and most of all secrets! We all have secrets and this film addresses that. All too often it is so easy to point the finger at someone else’s life and tell them what they are doing wrong. Interestingly, and in actuality, they too have their own secrets that could be just as devastating or worst! This film is truly relatable. If you have ever been unhappy in any relationship, been someone who has cheated or been cheated on, or even has family issues you will find yourself right in line with the characters of this film.

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Last night celebrities and influencers such as Kandi Burrus, Todd Tucker, Traci Steele,  Best Selling Author Miasha, Married To Medicine’s Genise Shelton, BET’s Ink Paper Scissors cast member Danni  and more attended the red carpet premiere of Secrets the Movie at Midtown Art Cinema.  Attendees were privy to the full length feature film starring Denise Boutte, Harold “House” Moore, Dennis “LA” White,  Denyce Lawton. and Kiya Roberts.  Executive producer Tressa “Azarel” Smallwood and Director Juwan Lee participated in a Q & A after the premiere, along with Kiya Roberts and Dennis White.
 You can really appreciate the time, work, and energy that went into making Secrets such a success. The cast was nothing short of amazing. The chemistry and acting were on point! Let’s not forget to mention we loved seeing our celebrity friend to the site, Tobias Truvillion, as Tarron’s voice of reason! We attended the Atlanta premiere of the film and were amazed by the love, support, and gathering of celebrities and the press. This may be an independent film, but it was nothing less than an A-List work of art!

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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A Moving Film & Amazing Night, TV One’s (@tvonetv) “Bad Dad Rehab” is Nothing Short of Powerful!

Photo Credits: Marcus Ingram for TV One

When it comes to “made for TV movies” often times they are cheesy, horribly filmed, and rarely worthwhile. Just think off all the predictable Lifetime movies we  have grown up watching with the same themes, recurring actors, and villain archetypes. Well TVOne  is definitely breaking the mold in its latest film for television, Bad Dad Rehab! Starring Robert Ri’Chard, Wesley Jonathan, Rob Riley, and Rick Gonzalez, the film entails the lives of four “Deadbeat Dads;” each of whom take a parenting class, “Bad Dad Rehab,” to learn how to reconnect with their children and be better fathers, partners, and co-parents.


Led by their group facilitator Mr. Leon (Malik Yoba), each of their stories is moving as they struggle to balance what they want to do, need to do, and face their own “daddy issues.” This is easily a film that every man, especially fathers–good and bad–need to see.  The film does have a lot of lighthearted moments, and superbly integrating entertainment and informing the audience to social issues at the same time. There are a lot of fatherless children in our society and for many of them it is because their fathers are absentee. These are not always the stereotypical dead beat dads we hear so much about, but are instead men who do not know their legal rights as fathers.

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