3 Romantic Movies for Valentine’s Day, What’s Hot/Not & More

by | February 14, 2014 at 10:44 AM | Black Entertainment, Can't Stop Watching

From left, Taye Diggs, Morris Chestnut and Monica Calhoun in "The Best Man Holiday." (Photo: AP/Universal Pictures/Michael Gibson

It’s my personal feeling that love shouldn’t be relegated to one or two special days a year. Live love everyday is my motto. However, I also believe that since today–Valentine’s Day–has been designated as the day for love, make it work for you. Take advantage of candy and lingerie sales, have an excuse to decorate your space with all things pink, red and heart-shaped, and send loving cards to those in need, especially if they’re loved-challenged. My biggest suggestion? Sit back, relax and watch movies from CelebrateBlackTV.com’s romantic film collection (yep, a shameless plug). I’ve highlighted three movies to watch but there are other choices as well. Check out more from the collection here.

“The Best Man”
I remember seeing this at the movies with a pal of mine. I think I may have been reluctant initially but was glad I gave in.  Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Sanaa Lathan, Regina Hall–the whole crew is here. See them when they were young(er) and ambitious before they became grownups in “The Best Man Holiday.”

“Think Like a Man”
My father tells my mother that she watches this movie at least once week. Yeah, that’s probably true. She loves it and if she catches it while it’s on, she’s pulling up a seat. It also was on my watchlist yesterday and I shared the trailer for the “Think Like a Man Too,” which debuts June 20. Watch this alone or with friends.


“Love & Basketball”
I have a tendency to group this movie, “The Best Man” and “The Wood” all together. Probably because, (a) They all came out within a year of each other–1999 to 2000 and (b) they basically have the same cast members–Sanaa Lathan stars in all three and Regina Hall, Taye Diggs and Omar Epps star in two. Since the other two movies have sequels, wouldn’t you love to see how things turned out for Monica and Quincy?

*BONUS*
As I mentioned yesterday, The Jackson’s 1980 hit “Can You Feel It” is one of my favorites and Arsenio Hall’s, too. To drive home my message about allowing love abide, I’m sharing the four remaining brothers–Tito, Marlon, Jackie and Jermaine–performance on “The Arsenio Hall Show.” These guys may be card-carrying AARP members but they still can move! Watch below.


On my watchlist? What I’m tuning in to see and what I’ll catch up with XFINITY On Demand this weekend…

“The Walking Dead”: The show returned last week and while we saw that Rick, Carl and Michonne survived the last battle, we’re still in the dark on the others. It airs Sundays at 9 p.m. EST on AMC. Watch it here.

“House of Lies”: Let’s see if Marty’s teaming with Dre was the best decision for his company. It airs Sundays at 10 p.m. EST on Showtime. Watch it here

“Blood, Sweat & Heels”: After my brain received the one-two punch from watching this show and “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” Sunday, I’m still on the fence about watching the upcoming episode (yes, it was that bad). It airs Sundays at 9 p.m. EST on Bravo. Watch it here.

The Hot List:  Who/What’s Hot, Not

HOT: “The Voice” season 5 champ Tessanne Chin signing a record deal with ICM Partners (Congrats!).
NOT: People relegating “love” to one or maybe two days a year (Stop causing your own misery!).

HOT: Nicki Minaj apologizing after experiencing a backlash for using an iconic image of Malcolm X holding a gun as her CD’s cover art (Though her explanation for using the image seems weak, it’s good she squashed this so people can move on.).
NOT: Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin engaging in corrupt activities that led to his conviction (Was it really worth it?).
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