“About Time” — A young man discovers that he can travel through time and also meets the love of his life, but he comes to realize his gift doesn’t necessarily make life’s ups and downs any easier to deal with. With Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams and Bill Nighy. Written and directed by Richard Curtis. (2:04) R.
“The Best Man Holiday” — Old rivalries and romances resurface when college friends reunite over the Christmas holidays in this sequel to the 1999 film “The Best Man.” With Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall and Terrence Howard. Written and directed by Malcolm D. Lee. (2:02) R.
THOR: THE DARK WORLD
Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, and some suggestive content |
“The Best Man Holiday” is a most welcome sequel to the 1999 sleeper hit, “The Best Man,” about a tight-knit circle of black friends who gathered then for a wedding, now to spend Christmas together.
Yes, it’s occasionally maudlin and melodramatic, and it’s entirely too long. But it’s also heartfelt and often downright hilarious, and shows off just how canny Malcolm D. Lee’s casting was all those years ago.