New In Theaters: Indie Dramedy "Dysfunctional Friends" + Michael B. Jordan In "Chronicle"

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by Tambay A. Obenson
February 3, 2012 11:54 AM
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Opening today, February 3rd, 2012, are...

First... Corey Grant's comedy/drama Dysfunctional Friends, which premiered at the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) in Miami last year, where one of its starring ensemble cast Persia White won the Best Actress Award, will open in limited release in theaters through AMC Independent.

The movie's ensemble cast comprises several names of young Black Hollywood actors and actresses you'll immediately be familiar with, like (other than the aforementioned Persia White) Meagan Good, Tatyana Ali, Essence Atkins, Reagan Gomez, Stacey Dash, Stacy Keibler, Keith Robinson, Jason Weaver, Wesley Jonathan, Vanessa Simmons, and a few others.

NFL pro Terrell Owens also co-stars by the way - in what will be his big screen debut. 

Datari Turner, who also produced the film, co-stars as well.

Here's the film's synop:

A Comedy/ Drama reminiscent of The Big Chill, Nine estranged friends are reunited after their larger then life friend unexpectedly dies. The friends who haven't seen each other in years are all forced to stay at their deceased friends estate for the weekend and must reconnect with each other working through all of their issues in order to each collect their inheritance.

The trailer and full poster for the film are at the bottom of this post.

And second... 

Directed by Joshua Trank, Chronicle follows the misadventures of three high school buddies who develop uncanny powers after making an incredible discovery. As they learn to control their abilities and use them to their advantage, their darker sides begin to take over.

The film stars Michael B. Jordan, Dane DeHaan, and Alex Russell as the teens. Buzz has picked up a bit in recent weeks, and it's been reviewed very very well thus far. I haven't attended any press screenings for it, so I have no opinions. Armond White said it was a film you must see this weekend above all the others, so there ya go :)

And now for some media...

First, a trailer and poster for Dysfunctional friends

And two clips from Chronicle featuring Michael B. Jordan:


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1 Comment

  • mantan | February 3, 2012 5:31 PMReply

    "chronicle" kind of reminds me of "i am #4" and that was surprisingly good, so who knows this may be good as well, plus it's got michael b. jordan in it.

    "dysfunctional friends" can go to he11.

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