Ice Cube, Common, Cedric the Entertainer, Eve, and newbies Regina Hall and Nicki Minaj have the shop on fleek in its third franchise rendition, Barbershop: The Next Cut.
Ice Cube continues to make headlines as he is now 2-0 for the year with his second box office hit of 2016, Barbershop: The Next Cut. After his recent and well-deserved induction of group N.W.A. into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Mr. Cube certainly has more than a few things to celebrate early on into second quarter. Ten years since his last Barbershop, the star-studded cast served up the laughs – as always, and invoked deep thought on longtime and current conditions happening in the south side of Chicago; a universal message to be heard all over. Battling back and forth on whether to move the shop to a safer neighborhood this time around, Calvin (Ice Cube) is dealt with some new challenges to overcome.
With the shop dynamic undergoing more than a few changes, barbershop talk and banter is harmoniously amped up as the shop becomes unisex with a whole new crew of ladies adding to the conversation. Calvin and new business partner Angie (Regina Hall) end up having to merge businesses following the recession, bringing about a slew of new stylists, hair styles, gossip and drama. But the new set of drama going on inside the shop is no match for what’s going on in the streets of Chicago where things have worsened. Calvin finds himself in a tough bind when his son gets mixed up with the neighborhood gang members terrorizing the area; and in an effort to save more than a few lives, Calvin, Rashad (Common) and the rest of the crew in the shop stage a 48-hour “Stop the Violence” sit-in, in order to make a difference in the community.
A message to be heard nationwide, Barbershop: The Next Cut comes out today, April 15, another must see.