Release Date: 5/15/18 (DVD)
Director: Robert L Parker, III
Studio(s): RIPP Entertainment Films
Running time: 100 mins.
Cast: Michelle Harleston, Everett Anderson, Briana Bryan, Robert L. Parker, IV
Story: Ms. Brenda tries to keep Angel away from her talented son Cedric so he can have a future and decides to pay her to stay away. But all the while she still sneaks around to see Cedric. When Ms. Brenda dies of pneumonia, her spirit comes back later to haunt them after finding out they are together! Source: Maverick Entertainment.
Release Date: 5/1/18; DVD
(Original Release Date – 2016)
Director: Snoop Robinson
Studio(s): Actual Illusions Entertainment
Running time: 104 mins.
Cast: Snoop Robinson, Jason Ivey, Sophia Knolton, Nekima Horton
Story: Life is all about give and take. At some point, we all have to choose a side. Travis was working his dream job, but his boss was a nightmare. When his back was against the wall, he chose to be a “Taker”. This time he went too far… he stole a woman’s most prized possession. Source: Maverick Entertainment.
Release Date: 6/19/18; DVD
(Original Release Date – 2017)
Director: Mark E. Ridley
Studio(s): 4 Hearts Studio
Running time: 110 mins.
Cast: Lakrishi Kindred, Rhonda Morman, Ginja Wellington, Twee Lam, Keeland Ellis, Clinton Gunnels Marston, Fobbs, Jermaine Jacox
Story: Friends must lean on one another for relationship advice in order to find peace within their individual relationships. Sheila needs a lot more than friendly advice when it comes to her relationships. She needs professional help. Will she realize this before it’s too late? Source: Maverick Entertainment.
Release Date: 8/24/18; In Theaters
Director: Eric Welch
Studio(s): Big Film Factory, Film Incito, Red Entertainment Group, All Entertainment.
Running time: 108 mins.
Cast: Benjamin Onyango (William Mwizerwa), Scott William Winters (Randy Hartley), Emily Hahn (Andrea Hartley), Eric Roberts, Jessica Obilom (Aimee Mwizerwa), Caitlin Nicol-Thomas (Darla Hartley), Alan Powell (G. David Anderson), Eugene Khumbanyiwa (Augustine).
Story: The film is about a refugee’s escape, a prisoner’s promise, and a daughter’s painful secret converge in this inspiring true story of hope. As three fathers fight to save their families, their lives become intertwined in an unlikely journey across the globe, where they learn the healing power of forgiveness and reconciliation. Source: Deadline.
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Release Date: 11/2/18 (In Theaters)
Director: Tyler Perry
Studio(s): Paramount Players, Paramount Pictures, Tyler Perry Studios
Running time: Unknown
Cast: Tiffany Haddish, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick, Taraji P. Henson, Courtney Henggeler, Whoopi Goldberg, Amber Riley.
Story: The film follows a woman who is recently released after serving her time in prison. Once on the outside, she reconnects with her sister, who is in the midst of discovering that her online relationship might be a man “catfishing” her. Source: Variety.
Release Date: 8/10/18; In Theaters
Director: Spike Lee
Studio(s): Blumhouse Productions, Monkeypaw Productions, Perfect World Pictures, QC Entertainment, Focus Features
Running time: 128 mins.
Cast: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Topher Grace, Laura Harrier, Ryan Eggold, Paul Walter Hauser, Corey Hawkins, Harry Belafonte, Robert John Burke.
Story: BlacKkKlansman tells the true story of Stallworth (Washington), who began as Colorado Springs’s first African-American police officer, then later rose to the rank of detective. In one of the most unlikely cases of undercover infiltration imaginable, Stallworth and his partner Flip Zimmerman (Driver) penetrated the ranks of the KKK at the highest levels in order to thwart the organization’s attempt to take over the city. The movie will release on August 10th, which coincides with the one-year anniversary of the Charlottesville incident, when a white supremacist protest against the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue erupted in violence, claiming the life of counter-protester Heather Heyer on August 11, 2017. Lee and co-producer Jordan Peele adapted the film from Ron Stallworth’s 2014 memoir “Black Klansman.” Sources: Screenrant, Color Lines.
Release Date: 2/8/19; In Theaters
Director: Adam Shankman
Studio(s): Will Packer Productions, Paramount Pictures
Running time: Unknown
Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Tracy Morgan, Aldis Hodge, Tamala Jones, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Max Greenfield
Story: Gender swapped remake of the film What Women Want which was released in 2000 and earned 375 million worldwide. The remake stars Taraji P. Henson as a female sports agent who has been constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. However, when she gains the power to hear men’s thoughts, she is able to shift the paradigm to her advantage as she races to sign the NBA’s next superstar. Source: Flickeringmyth.