a/k/a American Dream
a/k/a Ruthless

Release Date:  9/27/19; VOD (Original Release – 2018)
Genre:  Thriller
Rating:  NR
Director:  Goran Dukic
Studio(s):  Mutressa Movies, Polaris Pictures, Samuel Goldwyn Films.

Cast:  Mekhi Phifer (Sonny), Elika Portnoy (Larissa), Brad Dourif (George), Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Detective Crawford).

Story:  Before meeting George Good (Brad Dourif), Sonny Jordan (Mekhi Pfeiffer) was just a lost drifter with a troubled past floating from town to town, looking for work. As fate would have it, Sonny ends up saving George’s life from a murderous back-alley mugger. As thanks, George gives Sonny a home and a job as a mechanic on his farm in the lonely Louisiana Bayou. Sonny quickly settles in and makes himself useful around the place but then Sonny meets Larissa, (Elika Portnoy) George’s alluring wife. She has a mysterious past and the two are irresistibly drawn to each other. The two begin a passionate affair leading them to construct a twisted plot to take George’s life in cold blood in order to be together. As their despicable plan unravels, they learn how far they are willing to go to cover their misdeed.  Source(s):  Deadline; IMDB.


Rogue Cell

Release Date:   9/17/19; DVD
Genre:   Action
Rating:  NR
Director:  Bryan G. Thompson
Studio(s):   Imani Films, Maverick Entertainment.
Running Time:  75 mins.
Cast:   Bryan G. Thompson (David Shepard), Frances Mitchell (Yvonne Arquette), Karlee Perez (Dana Garcia), Sarah Kaminski (Amber Reid).
Story:   David Shepard works for the Harris Corporation, a defense and intelligence contractor for the US government. While he was away on a mission, his wife, a scientist on top-secret projects at the US National Laboratories, was killed in an explosion. He receives a new assignment to kill five people who have been designated as threats to national security. Shortly after receiving the assignment, David receives a cryptic message that leads him to discover that the five people are linked to the death of his wife.  Source:  Maverick Entertainment.


The Weekend

Release Date:  9/13/19; In Theaters
Genre:  Comedy
Rating:   R
Director:  Stella Meghie
Studio(s):   Homegrown Pictures, Marada Pictures, Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

Cast:  Sasheer Zamata (Zadie), Tone Bell (Bradford), DeWanda Wise (Margo), Y’lan Noel (Aubrey), Kym Whitley (Karen).

Story:   Sasheer Zamata plays Zadie, a stand-up comedian who is as she puts it, “extremely single.” It has been three years since she split up with Bradford but they’re still friends, so when Zadie invites him to her mother’s bed and breakfast, he brings along his current girlfriend, Margo. As the weekend progresses, no one is spared from “Zadie’s acerbic wit”, but things get even wilder when Aubrey, a handsome stranger from Montreal, shows up.  Source:  Firstshowing.net.


Let Go and Let God

Release Date:   9/3/19; DVD
Genre:  Drama/Inspirational
Rating:  NR
Director:   Nakia T Hamilton
Studio(s):  Luv Life Entertainment, Maverick Entertainment.
Running Time:  73 mins.

Cast:   Clifton Powell (Donald), Jenique Bennett (Natasha), Delynn Terry (Wendy), David Schifter (Jake), Kimberly Ann Parker (Joy).

Story:   Let Go and Let God follows two people from vastly different worlds whose lives are rocked after experiencing sudden deaths in their families. They question God as a result, but find the faith they’re looking for on an unexpected pathSource:  Maverick Entertainment.


Falling Inn Love

Release Date:   8/29/19; Netflix
Genre:   Romance
Rating:  TV-PG
Director:  Roger Kumble
Studio(s):   Netflix.
Cast:   Christina Milian, Adam Demos, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Anna Jullienne, Claire Chitham, Blair Strang, Jonathan Martin, William Walker, Daniel Watterson, and Simone Walker.

Story:   Gabriela Diaz’s (Christina Milian) San Francisco design firm folds the week of her break-up.  Inspired by a potent concoction of wine and Wi-Fi, she successfully enters a contest to “Win an Inn” overlooking New Zealand’s countryside. Thousands of airline miles later, she discovers The Bellbird Valley Farm boasts a crumbling facade, floorboard-treading goat, and meddling neighbor who covets the space. Eager to renovate and sell the property fast, she partners with Jake Taylor (Adam Demos), the Kiwi contractor and volunteer firefighter observing much of her city-girl culture shock. Once the final fixtures are hung, she’s hesitant to leave him, the inn, and the inviting community that nurtured her creative side.  Source(s):  The Playlist; Netflix.


The Perfect Wife

Release Date:  8/20/19; DVD (Original Release:  2017)
Genre:  Thriller
Rating:  NR
Director:  Jonathan Milton
Studio(s):   Syllabus Productions, Maverick Entertainment.
Running Time:  81 mins.

Cast:  Omar Gooding, Antwon Tanner, Cherie Johnson, Gregory Malonson.

Story:   A young freelance photographer in Houston meets a beautiful determined teacher from Atlanta. His best friend tries to warn him about her. There is something a little strange about Claudia. Q loves her dearly but she may not be The Perfect Wife.  Source:  Maverick Entertainment.


Secure The Bag

Release Date:   8/20/19; DVD
Genre:  Drama
Rating:  NR
Director:  Nakia T. Hamilton
Studio(s):   Luv Life Entertainment, Maverick Entertainment
Running Time:  73 mins.
Cast:   Nelson J. Davis, Jenique Bennett, Kevin Stone, Lily Nicole.

Story:   A young man named Lit loves money more than his life, friends and God! He is put to the test when he finds some money from a robbery. The ones that stole the money are in jail. Lit doesn’t know they sent their friends to find the cash. How far will he go to Secure The Bag?  Source:  Maverick Entertainment.