Supremacy

Release Date:  1/30/15 (VOD, Theaters; Original Release Date: 6/12/14-Los Angeles Film Festival) Genre: Drama Rating:  NR Running Time: 106 mins. Studio: Hidden Empire Film Group; Media House Capital Director: Deon Taylor Cast:  Danny Glover (Mr. Walker), Joe Anderson (Garrett Tully), Anson Mount (Sobecki), Derek Luke (Raymond), Evan Ross (Anthony), Lela Rochon (Odessa), Dawn Olivieri (Doreen), Mahershala Ali…

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Critics’ Connection: Dope

Story:  Malcolm is a high school geek with a high-top fade, carefully navigating life in The Bottoms, one of the toughest neighborhoods in Inglewood, California. He and his fellow outcasts share a voracious appreciation for all things ’90s hip-hop, opting to sport Cross-Colours and Z. Cavariccis at the risk of being clowned at school. He…

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Critics’ Connection: With This Ring

Synopsis:  After attending their friend Elise’s (Sudano) wedding to Nate (Bishop) on New Year’s Eve, Trista (Hall), a career-­driven talent agent, Viviane (Scott), a successful gossip columnist, and Amaya (Cooper), a struggling actress, make a pact to get married within the year to either a new love or a man waiting in the wings. But…

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Megachurch Murder

a/k/a Shaker Pointe Release Date:  2/7/15 (Made-for-TV; Lifetime) Genre: Drama Rating:  NR Running Time: 88 mins. Studio: Pokeprod; Lifetime Television Director:  Darin Scott Cast:  Tamala Jones (Martha Spears), Malcolm-Jamal Warner (Hamilton Spears), Michael Beach (Clay King), Shanica Knowles (Hannah Spears), Romeo Miller (Oliver King), Corbin Bleu (Marcus King), Dawnn Lewis (Lucille Williams). Story:  After popular and…

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Back to School Mom

Release Date:  2/14/15 (Made-for-TV; Lifetime) Genre:  Drama Rating:  NR Running Time: Unknown Studio: Intelligent Media Productions; 120dB Films Director:  Christopher Erskin Cast:  Kimberly Elise (Mary Thomas), Denzel Whitaker (Noah Riley), Loretta Devine (Meghan Graham), Harry Lennix (Lawrence Riley), Rick Fox (Matthew Kessler), Garcelle Beauvais (Dee Riley). Story:  Mary Thomas, a free-spirited musician, has spent the…

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Let’s Shake On It

Release Date:  3/10/15 (DVD) Genre:  Romance/Comedy Rating:  NR Running Time: 112 mins. Studio:  Maverick Entertainment Director: Cornell Ford Cast: Shaquita Blanks (Selene), William Anderson (Louis), Jarrett Glover (Brian) Tia Pratcher (Trina), Brad Tate (Tim), Tekeya Clark (NuNu), Darnell Gordon (Devon) Brandi Buie (Christi). Story:  A simple dinner date turns into a fun loving challenge when…

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