The Fighting Shirley Chisholm

Status:  In Development Genre:   Biography Director:   Cherien Dabis Studio(s):  Unknown Cast:  Danai Gurira Details:  On November 11, 2020, Entertainment Weekly reported that Danai Gurira is going from fighting zombies to fighting the status quo in politics.  The Walking Dead star has landed the starring role in The Fighting Shirley Chisholm. The film tells the story of the first…

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Wendy Williams: The Movie

a/k/a Wendy Williams:  The Hot Topic Release Date:  1/30/21; Lifetime Genre:   Biography Rating:  NR Director:  Darren Grant Studio(s):  Front Street Productions Running Time:  Unknown Cast:  Ciera Payton (Wendy Williams), Morocco Omari (Kevin Hunter), Rothaford Gray (Thomas Sr. Williams), Liza Huget (Shirley Williams). Story:  Talk show host Wendy Williams executive produces the biopic on her life, revealing…

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Salt-N-Pepa

Release Date:  1/23/21; Lifetime Genre:  Biography Rating:  NR Director:  Mario VanPeebles Studio(s):  Lifetime Cast:   G. G. Townson, Laila Odom, Monique Paul, Jermel Howard, Cleveland Berto. Story:  Salt-N-Pepa details the journey of Queensborough Community College students Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton as they enter the world of rap and hip hop, after recording a song for…

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Judas and the Black Messiah

a/k/a  Jesus Was My Homeboy Release Date:  2/1/21; Sundance Film Festival & 2/12/21; HBO Max Genre:  Biography Rating:  R Director:  Shaka King Studio(s):  Bron Creative, MACRO Participant, Warner Bros. Pictures Running Time:  126 mins. Cast:  Daniel Kaluuya (Fred Hampton), Lakeith Stanfield (William O’Neal), Jesse Plemons (Roy Mitchell), Dominique Fishback (Deborah Johnson), Ashton Sanders (Larry Roberson), Martin Sheen (J.…

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Pinch

Release Date:  12/22/20; DVD Genre:  Thriller Rating:  NR Director:  Greg Galloway Studio(s):  Maverick Entertainment Running Time:  74 mins. Cast:  Shomari Love, Brenda Raquel, Karon Riley, Jamal Woolard, Lisa Wu, Karlie Redd, Supa Peach, Bone Crusher, Whitney Reign. Story:  A talented MC uses larceny to fund his dreams of becoming a rap star, but his life changes when…

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Christmas Comes Twice

Release Date:  12/13/20; Hallmark Genre:  Comedy/Holiday Rating:  NR Director:  Michael M. Scott Studio(s):  BET Running Time:  Unknown Cast:  Tamera Mowry-Housley, Michael Xavier, Sheryl Lee Ralph. Story:  Emily (Tamera Mowry-Housley) is a top newscaster who has achieved her career dreams but still has regrets about the guy (Michael Xavier) who got away five years earlier. When the Christmas…

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