Mysterious Ways

Mysterious WaysRelease Date 4/21/15 (DVD); Release Year (2014)
Genre:  Drama/Inspirational
Rating:  Unrated
Running Time:  79 mins.
Studio:  Image Entertainment
Director:  Dan Garcia
Cast:  Wendy Raquel Robinson, Gary Dourdan, Erica Atkins Campbell, Telma Hopkins.

Story:  The day a hit and run driver took the life of her little boy, Marilyn (Wendy Raquel Robinson) died inside. Not even the passing of time, the love of a good man or a job as choir director at her church could bring her peace. But a chance encounter with a mysterious homeless man, who calls himself Mozart (Gary Dourdan), will change Marilyn’s world and let her see that there are no accidents, and true healing starts with forgiveness. Source: Image Entertainment.

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Hear No Evil

See No EvilRelease Date 3/14/15 (TV One); 6/21/14 (American Black Film Festival)
Genre:  Drama
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  Unknown
Studio:  Swirl Films, UpToParr Productions LLC
Director:  Russ Parr

Cast:  Jahnee Wallace (Shelby), Jill Marie Jones (Kate), Richard T. Jones (Samuel), Jackie Long (Jason), Leander Suleiman (Jennifer).

Story:  A freak accident jolts Shelby Carson — a 15-year-old hearing impaired student — from her peaceful world of silence and seclusion into the world of the hearing. When she begins to hear messages from God, Shelby discovers that more than just her hearing was restored in the accident. Filled with chaos and confusion, Shelby struggles to cope with her newfound circumstances. She battles with what she should do with the knowledge of startling realities — including compromised health and well-being — facing the people around her. What initially seems to be a blessing on the surface could very well be a curse that unravels the bond between her dearest loved ones. Relationships are tested and secrets are revealed in this compelling story of family, faith and the resolve of a young girl. Sources: IMDB, Deadline. Photo Source: Shadow & Act.

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Intuition

Intuition

Release Date:  4/21/15 (DVD)
Genre:  Thriller
Rating:  NR
Running Time: 102 mins.
Studio:  Maverick Entertainment
Director:  Mckinson Souverain
Cast:  Ladele Tojoula, Julian Hanlan, Ashley Jean-Pierre.

Story:  Intuition takes place with workaholic relationship therapist, Dr. David Francis, who tries to help Kenny deal with his trust issues. The Doctor fails to realize his patient is having an affair with his finance Karen. Source: Maverick Entertainment.

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Subspiral

SubspiralRelease Date:  3/17/15 (DVD); 5/2/13 (Video premiere)
Genre:  Thriller
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  88 mins.
Studio(s:  Maverick Entertainment Group, Push to Win productions
Director:  Alton Claude

Cast:  Marvin Baldwin, Jr. (Andre), Donnette Nicholson (Mom), DJ Ron Viper (Six), Marquen Green (Tru), Antrice Wynn (Nadine).

Story:  Subspiral is a dark and gritty urban tale of a young man who tries to avoid following the path of his wayward older brother. Tru Hawkins has always looked to his big brother, Six, for guidance. Unfortunately, the blind cannot lead the blind. Seeking a better life for his two children, Tru lands a 9 to 5 where he meets the temptress Nadine.

Things rapidly spiral out of control as Nadine brings Tru into the very life he hoped to avoid. The actions taken by Tru does not only affect himself but also those within his circle. Can Tru escape the force within the spiral that seeks to pull him down? Or can he muster the strength to overcome the Subspiral? Sources: Maverick Entertainment; Official site – Subspiralmovie.com.

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Fear Files

(f/k/a Fright Night Files)

Fear FilesRelease Date 3/13/15 (TV One)
Genre:  Horror/Thriller
Rating:  NR
Running Time: Unknown
Studio(s):  UpToParr Productions; TV One
Directors:  Russ Parr, Mark Freiburger

Details:  Robin Givens, Columbus Short and Lynn Whitfield headline TV One’s next installment of its horror anthology, “Fear Files” (formerly “Fright Night Files”) with 3 new terrifying tales of love, revenge and murder, on Friday, March 13 at 8PM/ET.

According to Shadow & Act, Radio One Founder and Chairperson, Cathy Hughes said, “Buoyed by the positive viewer and social media response to the inaugural airing, we are pleased to be able to deliver another installment of this compelling and entertaining series. Delving deeper into the horror genre helps fulfill TV One’s mission of super-serving the Black audience with a wide variety of programming genres reflecting the diversity of content Black viewers want to see.

The trilogy event will feature the following stories:

For The Love of Lockwood Too
Starring Nadine Ellis, Sean Blakemore, Eva Marcille and Lynn Whitfield. Lockwood Masters (Blakemore) is back and has another victim in his sights, the beautiful Bianca Wayne (Ellis). After a love potion overdose from Madam Mabry (Whitfield), Lockwood cannot help but devour the women he falls in love with. When Lockwood’s first wife and victim Marla Peters (Marcille) makes a ghostly appearance, Lockwood is trapped between delusions and reality. Meanwhile, Bianca is battling her heart’s desire to fall for this charming man and, much like Marla, she too questions how far she’d go for the love of Lockwood.

Mama’s Boy
Starring Robin Givens, Clifton Powell, Mishon Ratliff and Malachi Malik. Elaine Channing (Givens) is a loving mother with a terrifying secret. All of the men she becomes involved with are met with a tragic end. Desperately, she fears her son is murdering her lovers. In a bizarre twist, Elaine must decide how far she will go to protect her son.

 Fire
Starring Columbus Short, Mel Jackson and Erica Hubbard. When City Councilman Harvey Jordan (Short) unveils a plan to build a football stadium in a low income neighborhood, friction erupts within the community. After a lethal fire removes the last resident blocking his project, many begin to question if this death was in fact an accident, or has the Councilman’s ambition led to murder. The truth begins to haunt him as a determined reporter, Kelisia Waters (Hubbard) will stop at nothing to get answers she desires. Sources: Shadow & Act, EurWeb.

I Really Hate My Ex

a/k/a Ex-Free

I Really Hate My Ex

Release Date:  4/14/15 (DVD + Digital)
Genre:  Romance/Comedy
Rating:  R
Running Time:  84 mins.
Studio(s):  Archway West Productions, Distributors Lionsgate Home Entertainment
Director:  Troy Byer

Cast:  Chris Spencer (Calvin), Leon (Sean), Darrin DeWitt Henson (Robert), Shari Headley (Wendy), JD Lawrence (Sgt. Shilton), Troy Byer (Tanya), Bresha Webb (Lela), Daphnee Duplaix (Jessica), Tomiko Fraser Hines (Brea).

Story:  Three women kidnap their exes and hold them hostage until they get the answers they think they need in order for their hearts to be free. Source(s): IMDB, Amazon.

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When the Bough Breaks

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Release Date:  9/16/16
Genre:  Drama/Thriller
Rating:  Not Available
Studio:  Screen Gems
Director:  Jon Cassar

Cast:  Regina Hall, Morris Chestnut, Jaz Sinclair, Theo Rossi, Justin Lebrun

Story:  A professional couple unable to conceive their own child hire a woman to act as their surrogate. Unfortunately for the hopeful parents, she develops a violent fixation on the husband before the baby is even born.  Source(s): Variety, Deadline, IMDB.

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