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Watch Trailer For Upcoming Rom-Com ‘Four Seasons’ (Yes, Another Rom-Com)

by Sergio
September 26, 2013 8:46 AM
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Four Seasons

Yes they are popping up like daisies everywhere aren’t they?

But here’s your first look at the upcoming romantic comedy Four Seasons, directed by Chicago based filmmaker Christopher Nolen (no that’s Nolen, not to be confused with Christopher Nolan of Dark Knight movie fame).

No Christian Bale is not in the movie, but it does stars Robin Givens, Jazsmin Lewis, Keith Robinson, Christian Keyes, Mel Jackson, Laila Odom, Amanda Grace Marcheschi, Meredith Rae Lyons, Harold Dennis, Prinses Hemphill, Tiffany Torrence-Davis and Nolen himself.

The film deals with Xavier Lamar Jackson (played by Robinson), a 36 year old player who is "almost" ready to settle down and get married.

However, to make his decision easier, he decides to date a different woman each season, choosing one of them to marry within a year.

Here’s the trailer:

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  • mantan | September 27, 2013 8:01 PMReply

    for some reason, this wasn't that bad.

    i may actually watch this when it comes out, hahahaha!!!

  • Geneva Girl | September 27, 2013 1:43 PMReply

    I thought the four season rule was this: You have to date someone through all four seasons before you know he or she is the one.

    Is this a straight-to-video flick? It doesn't look promising.

  • NO BRAINER | September 27, 2013 1:37 PMReply

    Good luck to this man and I hope his film is successful. But it reminds me of one of Tambay's recent blogs where he talks about black filmmakers not going outside the genres we're known for, those being rom-coms, gospel, etc. We avoid the genres. Why? Unfortunately for me, this looks like every other black film made in the past 15 years. (sigh) I'm still waiting for the black communities first Alfred Hitchcock or Stanley Kubrick, filmmakers who dabble in various genres. I don't see black film going very far in the next 25 years without imaginative visionaries like the directors I just named.

  • NO BRAINER | September 27, 2013 2:34 PM

    CAREYCAREY, who is Miles?

    Second, Spike Lee dabbles in various genres like horror, thriller, action? Maybe, but the films I'm thinking of (Inside Man) were more on the drama side. Outside of that, how has he truly dabbled in other genres? Where is his 2001 Space Odessey or The Birds? He doesn't even have a Rear Window. I would include Old Boy but that is a director for hire job and a remake of successful film. That doesn't count to me.

    Name one black filmmaker that made anything like The Shining, Misery, Shadow of Doubt, Minority Report, Blade Runner, Alien, Jaws, all with an entirely black cast or at least black leads. In fact, name as many as possible. Lead me in the right direction because I surely never heard of these films.

    All we have are films about Africa, some about the West Indies, bio-pics, rom-coms, urban, love stories, all under the drama category.

    I'm not saying we're not capable of doing it. Look at what Sophia Stewart created from her fertile mind. Unfortunately it's not the Sophia Stewart's who are working in the industry today. It's not the Sophia Stewart's media folks like Shadow and Act are talking about. It's the same old filmmakers with films limited to the same old genres. You know it and I know it.

  • CareyCarey | September 27, 2013 2:00 PM

    Well NO-BRAINER, I think you will agree that the devil's in the details.

    First, it's not true that black filmmakers are in a box. Without question they have gone outside rom-coms, gospel, etc. Of first note, Spike Lee has dabbled in various genres, so lets take that notion off the table.

    More importantly - as Miles has said many times - the demand (and gatekeepers) feeds the supply. Also, your phrases "I don't see black films going very far in the next 25 years" and "this looks like every other black film made in the past 15 years" are steeped in ambiguity.

  • Guyver | September 27, 2013 7:49 AMReply

    Seriously... I would love to see more action, sci fi and horror movies starring people of color. How many times can we keep recycling the same movies over and over again until the culture says enough. We as artists truly have to broaden our vision to a much more international approach... and quit being so damn local.

    By that I mean as a larger entity, I'm not saying that some of us don't have a different perspective... but the majority are too busy trying to do exactly what tyler perry did by following in his exact foot steps.

  • CC | September 27, 2013 8:06 AM

    Considering horror movies are the cheapest genre to film and many very successful ones have been made for under a million, it is strange black producers or financiers aren't making any black horror movies. I can't really explain why that it, does someone here know why the reluctance to make those?

  • Akimbo | September 27, 2013 1:55 AMReply

    You lost me at Christian Keyes & Jaszmin Lewis, but I watched the trailer anyway. Mel Jackson, too? All you need is Chico Benymon to make this completely indistinguishable from a Jecaryous Talbert-Perry stage play.

    Wasn't the worst trailer ever, but it's definitely something they could have kept.

  • Boone | September 27, 2013 10:20 AM

    HEY hey hey now, leave Chico out of it. Chico all right, come on, now.

  • Miles Ellison | September 26, 2013 10:12 PMReply

    Movies like this have the same relationship to romantic comedies that Sharknado has to Jaws.

  • CareyCarey | September 26, 2013 11:42 AMReply

    Who told Christopher Nolen he'd have a successful chick-flick without giving the drummer some? I mean, everyone knows the drummer is the glue... the driving force behind most great players. Without them the band has a hard time staying on beat and thus falls apart. So the smartest and wisest entertainers always gives the drummer some.

    The drummers in this chick flick are - of course - black woman, but they're not the shinning stars.

    What black chick wants to see a movie in-which they're nothing but goofy grapes or dizzy Lizzies? Come on now, didn't Christopher see The Best Man, Love Jones, Soul Food, Waiting To Exhale or Think Like A Man? The women, the black chicks, the drummers got some in those outstanding rom-coms, but in this rendition of black love gone wild, the women appear to be nothing but foils.

    Btw, the word foil comes from the old practice of backing gems with foil in order to make them shine more brightly. That said, what black women wants to belittle themselves so the black man can shine? Come on now, the drummer should always get some, shouldn't she?

  • CareyCarey | September 27, 2013 1:24 PM

    Asisticca, I'm just sayin'... those films (regardless of their genre) were very popular and well received by black females because the women were seen thumping their chest... making their point... taking their stand... jackin' up their slacks... highlighting women's needs, wants and desires (in a positive light) while not being the foil and/or second bananas. And yes, that might, on occasion involve "gettin' some" *wink* but that's not what I was talking about :-) The phrase simply means to highlight the drummer.

    James Brown gives his drummer some (1 minute, 20 sec)-->

  • Asiaticca | September 27, 2013 10:28 AM

    "Waiting To Exhale"!? CC, you're crazy. Luv me some Whitney but YIKES. And "Soul Food"? That wasn't even a Rom-Com. You left out "Jason's Lyric", "Hav Plenty", "Booty Call" and "Woo."

    O hell, you might as well throw Tyler on up in that soup. He's ALWAYS got strong black women gettin some over on his lot.

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