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It’s that special time of the year again. That time when you look at that someone special beside you and thank your lucky stars that you found them. And while, sure, you can head to the hottest restaurant for a night out, why not do something a little lower key this year and stay at home, cook some amazing food and pop in one of these utterly romantic, amazing sweet, heart-warmingly awesome movies? Here are a few flicks that will make for a very romantic blockbuster night.
No Sassy Black Girl Or Token Friend Here: 10 Shows And Movies We Love That Showcase Strong Black Female Leads
Black women aren’t always given the opportunity to portray strong or positive female leading characters on-screen, particularly because Hollywood is dominated by men…white men. Somehow, however, the following women have struck gold in films and television shows that would have them act as outstanding characters, showcasing strength and character in multiple capacities, depicting black women who are struggling with death, romance, violence, revenge, scandal, betrayal or simply trying to survive–all in a gracious and entertaining way.
Kerry Washington stars in ABC’s Scandal as crisis manager, Olivia Pope. Pope’s character is loosely based on the real life crisis manager, Judy Smith. Washington portrays Pope as a headstrong, heavy-hearted woman who personally bears each burden that presents itself in her life. Pope leads a team of attorneys who are tasked with the goal of solving issues for politicians, celebrities and athletes. Scandal doesn’t elude Pope’s personal life, after all, she was carrying on an affair with the president of the United States–making the show all the more interesting.
The movie ends, the credits roll, and you’re still sitting there in the movie theater, grinning over the residual effects of the couple’s clumsy kiss, enthusiastic sex…or their bold efforts to save the world. Viewers savor movies like this because it gives them a chance to bask in inflated Hollywood love stories, so they can indulge in love that they know or have yet to experience. Sometimes, the love that transpires between two characters can seem larger than the screen; and we can only imagine that if these lovers were real, they’d be the couples that everyone glared at with envy.
Their Eyes Were Watching God: Halle Berry & Michael Ealy
The telefilm Their Eyes Were Watching God, based on the soulful novel written by Zora Neale Hurston, places Berry’s character (Janie Crawford) opposite Ealy’s character (Tea Cake). After two difficult marriages, Janie finds love with Tea Cake, who is younger than her and has questionable motives. Even so, the two run away and fall in love, however the movie ends with Janie having to shoot Tea Cake who is driven mad by rabies. While Berry and Ealy may seem like a surprising pairing, the two set the screen ablaze with their fiery chemistry. The pair leaves audiences blushing with their television-acceptable yet mouth dropping love scene. With the exception of the tragic ending, I would love if these two lovers were real. Click here to view the video which recaps their romance through clips from the movie.
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Relationships on television shows and in movies can be like a gift and a curse. Sometimes they can be so outlandish that you’re glad it’s not real. But then there are the times that you see a couple with issues you’ve seen in your own relationships and you instantly love them. These are some of our favorite onscreen couples in television and movies. Who is your favorite?
The Brooklyn native with the large eyes and full lips has been hot to trot since he played Q in Juice and went head to head with a crazy Tupac Shakur. After years of playing athletes (including the very hot Quincy in Love & Basketball), he struck gold with his role as Dr. Eric Foreman on the show “House,” and so did we because we got to watch him on television every week! Sure, he doesn’t look like Quincy going against Monica on the court in the backyard for love, but he’s still got it going on! Check out our ode to one of our favorite chocolate brothas.