Film Preview: Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016)

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(February 21, 2016) Original
(April 10, 2016) New Posters (#2-#9)

Release Date:

April 15, 2016

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “It’s been more than 10 years since our last appointment at Calvin’s Barbershop. Calvin and his longtime crew are still there, but the shop has undergone some major changes. Most noticeably, our once male-dominated sanctuary is now co-ed. The ladies bring their own flavor, drama and gossip to the shop challenging the fellas at every turn. Despite the good times and camaraderie within the shop, the surrounding community has taken a turn for the worse, forcing Calvin and our crew to come together to not only save the shop, but their neighborhood.”

Poster Rating: C / C (8)

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Review: (#1) A very staid design that hits the right notes for those who want to see the film already, but probably no one else.

(#2-#9) It’s nice that the producers created individual posters for each major character, but apart from the slightly different poses from each character and the individually unique colored lettering, the backgrounds use a small number of images to create place, but none of them evoke style.

Trailer Rating: B+

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Review: It’s difficult to express how this trailer is constructed almost perfectly, referencing its past while setting the film as a cultural and sociopolitical touchstone regarding crumbling communities and local outreach.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

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