Furlough

Release Date:  3/16/18; In Theaters & VOD Genre:  Comedy Rating:   R Director:  Laurie Collyer Studio(s):   EFC Films, Furlough Productions, IFC Films Running Time:  83 mins. Cast:  Tessa Thompson (Nicole Stevens), Whoopi Goldberg (Mrs. Stevens), Melissa Leo (Joan Anderson), Anna Paquin, La La Anthony (Brandy) Story:   When a rowdy inmate (Melissa Leo) gets one weekend out…

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First Match

Release Date:  3/12/18 – 3/16/18 – SXSW Film Festival; 3/30/18 – Netflix (2017) Genre:  Drama Rating:  NR Director:  Olivia Newman Studio(s):   CreativeBionics, Clubhouse Pictures, Netflix. Running Time:  102 mins. Cast:  Elvire Emanuelle, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Colman Domingo, Jharrel Jerome, Jared Kemp Story:   Hardened by years in foster care, a teenage girl from Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood,…

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Jinn

Release Date:  2017 Genre:  Drama Rating:  NR Director:  Nijla Mumin Studio(s):   Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, Morgan’s Mark, Sweet Potato Pie Productions Running Time:  91 mins. Cast:  Simone Missick (Jade), Zoe Renee (Summer), Hisham Tawfiq (Imam Khalid), Kelvin Harrison, Jr. (Tahir), Dorian Missick (David). Story:   Summer is a 17-year old carefree black girl, whose world is turned…

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Blindspotting

Release Date:  7/20/18 – Limited/In Theaters Genre:  Comedy Rating:  NR Director:  Carlos López Estrada Studio(s):   Foley Walkers Studio, Snoot Entertainment Running Time:  95 mins. Cast:  Daveed Diggs (Collin), Rafael Casal (Miles), Janina Gavankar (Val), Jasmine Cephas Jones (Ashley), Tisha Campbell-Martin (Mama Liz), Utkarsh Ambudkar (Rin), Kevin Carroll (James), Nyambi Nyambi (Yorkie). Story:   Daveed Diggs plays Collin,…

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Den of Thieves

Release Date:  4/24/18; DVD Genre:  Action/Crime Rating:  R Director:  Christian Gudegast Studio(s):   Diamond Film Productions, G-BASE, Tucker Tooley Entertainment. Running Time:  140 mins. Cast:  Gerard Butler (‘Big Nick’ O’Brien), Pablo Schreiber (Ray Merrimen), O’Shea Jackson, Jr., (Donnie Wilson), Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson (Enson Levoux), Meadow Williams (Holly), Maurice Compte (Benny Borracho’ Magalon) Brian Van Holt …

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Honor Up

Release Date:  4/17/18; DVD Genre: Action Rating: R Director: Damon Dash Studio(s): Grindstone Entertainment Group, Lions Gate Films, Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Running Time:  94 mins. Cast:  Damon Dash, Cam’ron, Stacey Dash, Nicholas Turturro, Michael Rispoli, Murda Mook, Smoke DZA, Blackface. Story:  State Property producer Damon Dash and executive producer Kanye West present this epic, explosive…

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