All Rise

a/k/a Monster Release Date:  9/27/19; In Theaters (Original Release: 2018) Genre:  Drama Rating:  NR Director:   Anthony Mandler Studio(s):  Tonik Productions, Charlevoix Entertainment, Bron Studios, Inc., Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures. Running time:   98 mins. Cast:  Kelvin Harrison Jr., Jeffrey Wright, Jennifer Hudson, Jharrel Jerome, Rakim Mayers, Jennifer Ehle, Tim Blake Nelson, John David Washington, Nas, A$AP…

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Monsters and Men

Release Date: 9/28/18; In Theaters Genre:  Drama Rating:  NR Director:  Reinaldo Marcus Green Studio(s):  Department of Motion Pictures Running time:  117 mins. Cast:  John David Washington, Anthony Ramos, Kelvin Harrison, Jr., Chanté Adams, Nicole Beharie, Rob Morgan. Story:  One night, in front of a bodega in Brooklyn’s Bed–Stuy neighborhood, Manny Ortega witnesses a white police officer wrongfully gun…

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Sorry To Bother You

Release Date:  2018 Genre:  Drama Rating:  NR Director:  Boots Riley Studio(s):  Significant Productions Running time:  105 mins. Cast:   Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Steven Yeun, Jermaine Fowler, Armie Hammer, Omari Hardwick. Story:   Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield), a 30-something black telemarketer with self-esteem issues, discovers a magical selling power living inside of him.  Suddenly he’s rising up the…

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Come Sunday

a/k/a Heretic Release Date:  1/21/18; Sundance Film Festival Genre:  Drama Rating:   NR Director:  Joshua Marston Studio(s):  Netflix Running time:  106 mins. Cast:  Chiwetel Ejiofor, Danny Glover, Condola Rashad, Jason Segel, Lakeith Stanfield, Martin Sheen. Story:   Every Sunday, Bishop Carlton Pearson—evangelical megastar, brilliant orator, and television host with millions of followers—preaches the fundamentalist gospel to six…

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Faith Under Fire

Release Date:   1/27/18; Lifetime Genre:  Drama Rating:  N/A Director:  Vondie Curtis-Hall Studio(s):  Topanga Productions Inc., Lifetime Television Running time:  85 mins. Cast:  Toni Braxton (Antoinette Tuff), Trevor Morgan (Michael Hill), Yaya DaCosta (Kendra), David Manzanares (Benito ‘Benny’ Medina), Jesse C. Boyd (Jim Sterling), Mell Bowser (Curtis Madison), Malik Yoba (Lt. Franklin), Kelvin Han Yee (Harlon…

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The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar

Release Date:  2/3/18; Lifetime Genre:  Drama/Biography Rating: NR Cast:  Jeante Godlock (Simone Biles); Julius Tennon (Ron Biles); Tisha Campbell-Martin (Nellie Biles), Kathleen Rose Perkins (Aimee Boorman), Kelsey Scott (Shanon), Marilyn Norry (Martha Karolyi), Nakai Takawira (Young Simone). Story:   Based on her book, Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance, The Simone…

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