Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Best Man 2 Gets the Green Light


A sequel for 1999 film favorite The Best Man is in the works...



Back in January at a reunion dinner for the cast of The Best Man, writer director Malcolm D. Lee said,
… It’s hard to believe we all haven’t been in the same space for over 12 years, but it was like we’ve seen each other everyday. It was a joy to reunite with the “Black Pack”, one of the best casts ever assembled in my view. Judging from the laughs, conversation and smiles we’d all love to find a way to collaborate again. God willing it’ll happen.”

And it has. Universal has given Spike Lee's cousin Malcolm the green light and he's busy writing the sequel to The Best Man as we speak. Expect most of the original cast.

47 comments:

Anonymous said...

If it's the same cast it will be amazing !!!

Anonymous said...

I definitely won't be seeing it, if Taye diggs is in it

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute...
I thought Nia Long was pregnant ???
oh...nevermind. That picture is from January 2011

Anonymous said...

GoodMertin' Snitches! Love All of the beautiful Black people in the pic. Great way to start my day! -- BK in Charlotte

Hottestchickinthegame! said...

I'm nervous about it because usually the sequel is not as good. I agree with 9:58. I'll only order it OnDemand if the original cast is in it.

Anonymous said...

I guess I can't hate, The best man was a good movie, and black actors are employed again, so...

Anonymous said...

Sequels are never good as the original...but I loved the original so as long as they keep the same cast Ill see it when it comes to DVD...

Anonymous said...

If the movie show what happen to each of the characters 12 years later, THAT could be kind of interesting..

You really can't go wrong with Director Malcomn D. Lee.
He makes really good movies:

Director (7 titles)
2011 Life's Poison (short)
2008 Soul Men
2008 Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins
2006 Everybody Hates Chris (TV series)
– Everybody Hates the Lottery (2006)
2005 Roll Bounce
2002 Undercover Brother
1999/I The Best Man

Malcolm D. Lee (born January 11, 1970) is an American actor, film director, and screenwriter. He has directed such films as Undercover Brother, The Best Man, Roll Bounce, Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, and Soul Men. He also directed an episode of the sitcom Everybody Hates Chris. He is the cousin of film director Spike Lee, and is a graduate of Packer Collegiate Institute and Georgetown University.

Blaque Barbie said...

I have mixed feelings about it. If they give you the green light then go for it.

Anonymous said...

to tell the truth, this won't be successful. there was a time when you could march actors like taye diggs and terrance howard out on the screen, guys who don't date black or even have black associates and we would go see them because it was black folks on the screen. now thanks to tyler we have more options and i frankly dont want to see a bunch of oreos getting rich pandering to blacks.

Anonymous said...

@anon 10:23
With all due respect, I'm a little confused by your statement.
Are you saying that if a Black Man chooses to date or marry a white woman, then you won't support his projects or go see him in the movies ???

Wow...That's deep.
I thought it was 2011.

With all due respect sir or madam, don't you think that is a tad racist ?

Peace

Anonymous said...

the first one wasn't that great so, why? the first one was like a too long black soap opera. there are more black talents out their waiting to showcase quality work besides the usual relationship drama we see in most black films. i would one day love to see a black Angelina Jolie or a black Brad Pitt in terms of the various roles and characters they play.

its me snitches! said...

The first movie was great. But, i'm not feeling a sequel. Hope its good tho..

I enjoyed "Why did I get married" and "Barbershop" But the sequels sucked!!

Anonymous said...

Well, hopefully since Spike Lee and Fam have something to do w/ this- they won't enlist a cast chockfull of rappers and singers and famous for being famous people as the line up- but REAL ACTORS. The former would be ridiculously ironic, anyway, since one of the actors from the first film, Nia Long, has (justifiably) complained about this bullsh!ttery and I don’t care if “…well, that’s just how it goes”- yeah racism, abuse and child molestation is “how it goes”, as well, don’t make it right or not effed up- JMHO.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I definitely won't be seeing it, if Taye diggs is in it

9:59 AM
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Call me a hater, but I don't blame you- way back then, he still had credibility, now we know he's just another one of "them". Sorry, I don't simply support "All Things Black" especially when I've felt the cold shoulder from them in some way, shape or form.

And I think we all know that us going to go see some coonage (not referring to this, but in general) isn't going to somehow make The Powers That Be stop their BS and somehow up our incomes. Movies and Entertainment is NOT what's going to uplift the black race. We have to start from inside and remember what we are and who they are. I know- a tangent.

Anonymous said...

I saw this movie the other night (I think it was on TV One) called "Ruby's Bucket of Blood" starring Angela Bassett & Jurrnee Smollett.
I was blown away by the acting in it.
When you get a miniute, check it out.....

I would like to see a sequel to "the Debators" (Denzel Washington).

Anonymous said...

^^^(10:46)Not sure about old Terrance Howard either- he's a bit Taye Diggs-esque, if ya know what I mean. I mean, where's the logistics in supporting a black person who, IMO, doesn't truly support his own race- yeah, that somehow equals more money for all us blacks...cause that's how there world's been working so far /sarcasm. And YES I'm talking about serial IR partners and yes, it does say something about them, at least, to me :-)

Anonymous said...

You really can't go wrong with Director Malcomn D. Lee.
He makes really good movies:

...2002 Undercover Brother
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Um, come again- Undercover Brother was a “really good” movie?? What? For white women and their coons??? I watched that mess years ago and, IMO, all it did was reinforce the stereotype that ALL BLACK MEN drool over white women (of course, while the overbearing darkie woman complains) and it’s all warranted, as well.

Sorry, you can’t wrap something in a nice, widdle “parody/satire” bow (**cough** Boondocks **cough**) and expect me to go, “Oh!! I get it! The blatant coonery and negative black stereotype reinforcement is NOW okay!!! ;-)”

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
to tell the truth, this won't be successful. there was a time when you could march actors like taye diggs and terrance howard out on the screen, guys who don't date black or even have black associates and we would go see them because it was black folks on the screen. now thanks to tyler we have more options and i frankly dont want to see a bunch of oreos getting rich pandering to blacks.

10:23 AM
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Well, aside from the "now thanks to tyler we have more options" part, ICAM with the above.

Sorry, Tyler and Co. are coons and just b/c there's slim pickins in the black entertainment industry DOES NOT mean that I will go support and eat up anything black.

That's almost like saying because there's no food around, you're supposed to want to eat out of a dumpster...and be content with it...Just, NO.

Anonymous said...

won't support his projects or go see him in the movies ???

Wow...That's deep.
I thought it was 2011.

With all due respect sir or madam, don't you think that is a tad racist ?
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Well, I’m not 10:23 and I think they meant what they said and ITA- Here, I’ll just repost what I said:

I mean, where's the logistics in supporting a black person who, IMO, doesn't truly support his own race- yeah, that somehow equals more money for all us blacks...cause that's how there world's been working so far /sarcasm. And YES I'm talking about serial IR partners and yes, it does say something about them, at least, to me :-)
10:49 AM

Sorry, dude, I firmly believe that if a black person ONLY has a preference for white people (and you can swap any race with that), that there’s SOME sort of unhealthy complex going on- doesn’t matter to me how you pick that apart.

It’s almost akin to the side-eye one may get if they ALWAYS have to date someone who is significantly younger than them i.e. 45 year old dating 18 year olds, you can throw that “Love is Blind” BS around all you want, but lets not pretend that the world isn’t and has never been filled with people who have some issues- those things can co-exist.

I really, don’t care what you call that way of thinking, because it is what it is, to me. Clearly, YMMV.

And yes, it is 2011- what? Do all things get better with the passing year? If so, I’d like to live where you are.

Anonymous said...

^^^My first post cut some things off:

Anonymous said...
@anon 10:23
With all due respect, I'm a little confused by your statement.
Are you saying that if a Black Man chooses to date or marry a white woman, then you won't support his projects or go see him in the movies ???

Wow...That's deep.
I thought it was 2011.

With all due respect sir or madam, don't you think that is a tad racist ?
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Well, I’m not 10:23 and I think they meant what they said and ITA- Here, I’ll just repost what I said:

"I mean, where's the logistics in supporting a black person who, IMO, doesn't truly support his own race- yeah, that somehow equals more money for all us blacks...cause that's how there world's been working so far /sarcasm. And YES I'm talking about serial IR partners and yes, it does say something about them, at least, to me :-)
10:49 AM"

Sorry, dude, I firmly believe that if a black person ONLY has a preference for white people, that there’s SOME sort of unhealthy complex going on- doesn’t matter to me how you pick that apart. It’s almost akin to the side-eye one may get if they ALWAYS date someone who is significantly younger than them i.e. 45 year old dating 18 year olds, you can throw that “Love is Blind” BS around all you want, but lets not pretend that the world isn’t and has never been filled with people who have issues- those things can co-exist.
I really, don’t care what you call that way of thinking, because it is what it is, to me. Clearly, YMMV.

And yes, it is 2011...So...what? Has that EVER all things get better with the passing year? If so, I’d like to live where you are, cause it seems to be the opposite here, and I have no reason to stan anyone who seems to wanna stay away from someone who looks like me? WTF is the point of that?! Of, I forgot, I'm supposed to be Magical Mammy for everyone!!

ELove said...

@10:20AM
"The Best Man" was Good (NOT Great...) but I Really Don't LIKE Taye Diggs so THAT might've had something to do with My Assessment

"Soul Man" was GREAT but I LUV Sam & Bernie (R.I.P.) so I'm Biased in that regard

Haven't SEEN any of the Others and have ABSOLUTELY No Plans to do so EITHER (Real)

Anonymous said...

don't mess this up

AnRnBThug said...

Why? All these People are old as fuck.
They should have BEEN came out with Part 2
years ago But I guess times are hard now in Black Hollywood and people are willing to shovel shit for peanuts now...even actors.

Anonymous said...

@anon 11:16
With all due respect, let me present my position:
okay..I gleaming that you are against Interracial relationships as a whole.

I guess your saying that African American Men should only marry & date African American Women.

If that is your position, then you probably also think that Caucasians Men should only date & marry Caucasians Women.

Well....If that IS your position, then THAT got me to thinking about Robert DeNiro..Robert DeNiro LOVES him some black women...Black women are the only women that he will date...
do you have an issue with Robert DeNiro ??

And what about Robin Thicke, and his beautiful African American wife, Paula Patton. Do you have an issue with either robin or Paula ????

And what about Naomi Campbell & her Caucasian Russian billionaire boyfriend, Vladimir Doronin, who just brought Naomi her very own Island in Turkey, then built her a custom made house on that island...Do you take issue with their relationship ???

And then think about President Barack Obama, whose mother was a white as they come (she was born in Kansas) 50 years ago, that white women slept with a AFRICAN man (Barack Obama Sr), and as a result President Obama was born.

President Obama (who is half white) marries a BLACK WOMEN (Michelle Obama), and they produce two beautiful little black girls (Malia & Sasha). Do you have a problem with their relationship ????

I thinking that (and I may be wrong) the only reason why you take issue with Taye Diggs & Terrence Howard is because THEY are BLACK men who happen to be dating or marrying a white women.

BUT if the shoe were on the other foot, and some fine white man came into YOUR life, and rocked YOUR world, you would be fine & dandy.

If I'm incorrect in my assumptions, then I apologize.
But if I'm not, there are so many people involved in interracial relationships:

In addition & quite frankly, you just like what you like:

Some Black Men prefer Skinny Women
Some Black Men prefer women with long hair
Some Black Men prefer light skinned Women
some Black Men prefer Women with a perfect shape (i.e like Beyonce)
I know some Black Men that will only date Dominican and Puerto Rican Women, because they are freaks in the bed.

I mean, you like what you like.
We all have a favorite Ice Cream, A favorite Food or a Favorite flavor....

It is what it is...

Peace

Anonymous said...

^^^^
I apologize for all the grammatical errors. I was trying to type this before my boss came around, and I didn't get a chance to proofread.

peace

Anonymous said...

some Black Men prefer Women with a perfect shape (i.e like Beyonce)

THE DUMBEST SHIT I'VE READ IN THIS POST SO FAR

Anonymous said...

If Taye is in it, I'm not with it. He's proven himself an asshole. As a rule, I don't generally care if Black men date other races, but I do take issue with men trying to A) justify it as if it needs justification B) putting down black women as a means to justify their actions. Taye is one of those people and as long as I have money in my pocket, nothing he's in will get an iota of recognition from me.

Anonymous said...

Reprint, cause grammatical error drive me crazy
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@anon 11:16
With all due respect, let me present my position:
okay..I’m gleaming that you are against Interracial relationships as a whole.

I guess your saying that African American Men should only marry & date African American Women.

If that IS in fact your position, then you probably also think that Caucasians Men should only date & marry Caucasians Women.

All of this got me to start thinking about Robert DeNiro..
Robert DeNiro LOVES him some black woman...
Black woman are the only woman that Robert DeNiro will date...
Do you have an issue with Robert DeNiro ??

And what about Robin Thicke, and his beautiful African American wife, Paula Patton.
Do you have an issue with either Robin Thicke or Paula Patton????

And then what about Naomi Campbell & her Caucasian Russian billionaire boyfriend, Vladimir Doronin, who just brought Naomi her very own Island in Turkey, then built her a custom made house on that island...
Do you take issue with their relationship ???

And then think about President Barack Obama, whose mother was a white as they come (she was born in Kansas) 50 years ago…Well this particular white woman slept with a black man from AFRICA !!! (Barack Obama Sr), which was a scandal in those days.
As a result President Obama was born.

President Obama (who, keep in mind, is half white) marries a BLACK WOMAN (Michelle Obama), and they produce two beautiful little black girls (Malia & Sasha).
Do you have a problem with their relationship ????

I’m thinking that (and I may be wrong) the ONLY reason why you take issue with Taye Diggs & Terrence Howard is because THEY are BLACK men who happen to be dating or marrying a white women.

BUT if the shoe were on the other foot, and some fine white man came into YOUR life, and rocked YOUR world, you would be fine & dandy.

If I'm incorrect in my assumptions, then I apologize.
But if I'm not, there are so many people involved in interracial relationships:

In addition & quite frankly, you just like what you like:

Some Black Men prefer Skinny Women
Some Black Men prefer women with long hair
Some Black Men prefer light skinned Women
some Black Men prefer Women with a perfect shape (i.e like Beyonce)
I know some Black Men that will only date Dominican and Puerto Rican Women, because they are freaks in the bed.

I mean, you like what you like.
We all have a favorite Ice Cream, A favorite Food or a Favorite flavor....

It is what it is...

Peace

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^ Dude, just marry your white girl already and call it a day. I mean are you looking for black folks blessing? ANYBODY that "prefers" another race over their OWN is a SELLOUT, a COON, an UNCLE TOM ect.

Anonymous said...

@9:59am cosign. If Taye Diggs is in it you can count me out. Dude was on the radio talking about his mom always new he was going to marry a white girl. I was tripping off that, so his momma always knew he was a black boy with low self esteem wanting to be white. smh

Anonymous said...

No...the movie wasn't GREAT....but it was enjoyable and it followed the "rom-com" format...PERFECTLY!!! If I can see ANYTHING with Katherine Heigel in it or Sarah Jessica Parker...or the QUEEN of the rom-coms, Sandra Bullock...why can't I see this?

This movie SHOULD BE A FRANCHISE!!! Don't you think the director wanted this to come out YEARS ago?!?! It has taken 12 YEARS for the white folks to green light the project...

Regarding this movie..the cinematography was ON POINT...the production value was on POINT...the wardrobe was on POINT...the acting was on POINT...the sound track was on POINT...and the BIGGEST POINT...it didn't showcase Blacks doing "sterotypical" behavior...we were showcased as...what we are...complex human beings...

So let the backwards behavior of some of the cast keep you from supporting a Black movie...just PLEASE don't complain when "Soul Plane II...THIS SHIT IS FA U!!!" comes out...

SIGH!!!

Anonymous said...

YESSSSSSSSSS

Anonymous said...

Y'all make some good points sequels suck in comparison to the original. Shoot! I was excited at first, I loved this movie although I was probably too young to see it, 11 yrs old at the time, saw this with my older sister. This was the first time I got into old school music. There was this song by Stevie Wonder Cherie Amour that was so beautiful that was played during the movie, and it fit in so well with the movie, that I had my mother buy Stevie Wonder's cd. Now in my early 20's I can appreciate real music. They just don't make good black movies like these anymore. No matter how bad the sequel may be I will be supporting this whenever it comes out.

Anonymous said...

Why bother? You're 12 years too late.

Anonymous said...

@ anon 12:16- I would've copied and pasted and responded to each part of what you're saying...but it was just too much and would get me all mixed up, LOL.
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Well, it looks like another case of conveniently taking in certain parts of my post, so…

Your whole, "Well, are you Bitter Black Woman about the Robert DeNiro's, Alan Thicke's and Naomi Campbell’s and the world" is basically pointless because, in my first post that I responded to you in (I posted a second one right under it b/c the first one left out part of your post yet cut some parts of mine off), I said:

"Sorry, dude, I firmly believe that if a black person ONLY has a preference for white people (and you can swap any race with that)..."

So, nice try but, no ;-)

For example, I work with a black (Nigerian) female who ONLY dates white guys. Because I'm entitled to my (internal) opinions, I figured that she had a complex and was a bit fixated on white men...especially, since she'd always have to bring up their race when referring to them (Who cares? I already know you date them and, I thought “ love was blind”????) and (from experience) I just got the feeling that she may have been a bit insecure about her "African distinctiveness" so when white guys, of all people (/sarcasm) began to give her the time of day, she began to feel validated and practically creamed her pants.

Again, all my assumption (with a few "clues" thrown in)... Later, after she was going through some sort of depression, after her ex broke up with her and got married 2 months later (ouch!) she said to me that she felt like she was being "punished for her preference of white men" (I mean, who thinks like that? …unless they’re fixated on race, in the first place? Men and women of EVERY color hurt each other, all the time) and also said that she wanted a guy who didn't specifically like black women (because she couldn't stand feeling like she was comparing herself to whoever she'd catch her BF looking at), IOW, having a "fetish" and then she caught herself and said, "Well, I guess I do the same thing"...to which, I concurred.

I guess my point is, 1) I could’ve pulled that Kumbaya sh!t after seeing these signs over and over again…to eventually discover that I was instinctively correct, in the first place- again, due to the “WHITE MEN ONLY!” factor…but I’m up on that BS and 2)Clearly, no, I'm NOT throwing parades and handing out treats and overlooking when it's a BW/non-BM couple- it's all the same unhealthy BS to me.

Again, as I mentioned before, my BIGGEST issue is if you ONLY, I repeat, ONLY date outside of your race. To me, it's just not normal, especially, for the most outcast race of them all, BLACKS, to ONLY be attracted to someone who doesn't REALLY, TRULY know what it's like to live life as a black person. Why? Because, to me, that sounds like you're trying to escape something...amongst other things...

Anonymous said...

12:16 said:

In addition & quite frankly, you just like what you like:

Some Black Men prefer Skinny Women
Some Black Men prefer women with long hair

Some Black Men prefer light skinned Women
some Black Men prefer Women with a perfect shape (i.e like Beyonce)

...are those preferences features that can be found amongst any race???? Yes, they are. Not the same thing. Even so, if these guys are too fixated on those preferences (i.e.- putting that ABOVE all of the things that should matter, when you're GENUINELY attracted to someone, in and out) then, YES, that's unhealthy, IMO.

I mean, I prefer a guy who's financially stable, while some women like thier men to live off of them- neither of which are limited to a specific race.

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"I know some Black Men that will only date Dominican and Puerto Rican Women, because they are freaks in the bed."

-Yea, imma have to call BS on the whole "Dominican and Puerto Rican preference....due to freakiness" nonsense- C'mon now, the guys who are saying that are just trying to pawn it off on that yet their biggest attraction to them are their physical features, whether or not they wanna admit it. Yeah, you (and them) can miss me with trying to say their aren't freaks in every race/culture. Ha! I guess, black women are only "sluts" when it suits others, eh? Please.

Anonymous said...

@Anon 1:45

Thank You for your response.
First off I NEVER referred to you as a "Bitter Black Women"
I have too much respect for my black sisters to degrade them.

I was only curious as to your motivation.

Your right. You have the right to your own internal feelings & opinions.

I'l just respectfully disagree with you and keep it moving.

Peace

PpleR2DamnSerious said...

Lawd no.

Anonymous said...

ENOUGH WITH THE RACE DATE GAME!!

I don't care what race a person dates!!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
ENOUGH WITH THE RACE DATE GAME!!

I don't care what race a person dates!!

2:06 PM
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It's a (trashy) website- if you're so above it all you may want to skip over these sites...

Anonymous said...

@10:49

Thanks just youtubed it....I see parts of it don't know if its the whole movie tho...can't complain either way...ya know.

Anonymous said...

I'm just trying to see Monica Calhoun. Everyone else, except Nia Long and Morris Chestnut, can have a plethora of seats.

monica stevens said...

what about a sequel to noah's arc after the marriage?

Anonymous said...

12:34pm
LOL!!
Yeah old boy seems like he wants RWS stamp of approval. I say do you son.

1fifi said...

@10:23am BINGO!!!!!!!!
Several of these actor don't have anything to do with black women unless they are acting. The women aren't must better babies here and there and they don't have a husband in sight. Not a good look for black women. Great if it works but I think it's time has passed.

Anonymous said...

yes!! and it counts!

(love you snitchy for posting this...they left me hanging for a year wondering what happened......almost like jada pinket buying the rights to coldest winter...ole trollop! what ever happened to THAT $hit?? )

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