Lila & Eve

Lila & EveRelease Date:  7/17/15 (Limited and On Demand)
Genre:  Drama/Thriller
Rating:  R
Running Time: 94 mins.
Studio(s):  A+E Studios, ChickFlick Productions, JuVee Productions, Lifetime Films, Samuel Goldwyn Films.
Director:  Charles Stone, III

Cast:  Viola Davis (Lila), Jennifer Lopez (Eve Rafael), Shea Whigham (Holliston),
Aml Ameen (Stephon), Andre Royo (Skaketti), Chris Chalk (Alonzo), Michole Briana White (Mae), Yolonda Ross (Patrice).

Story:  Lila and Eve tells the story of Lila (Davis), a grief-stricken mother who in the aftermath of her son’s murder in a drive-by shooting attends a support group where she meets Eve (Lopez), who has lost her daughter. When Lila hits numerous roadblocks from the police in bringing justice for her son’s slaying, Eve urges Lila to take matters into her own hands to track down her son’s killers. The two women soon embark on a killing spree of their own, as they work to the top of the chain of drug dealers to avenge the murder of Lila’s son.  Source: Movie Insider.

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Beyond The Lights

Beyond The Lights postera/k/a Blackbird

Release Date:  November 14, 2014
Studio: Relativity Media
Genre:  Drama
Rating:  Not Available
Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Noni Jean), Nate Parker (Kaz Nicol), Danny Glover (Captain David Nicol), Minnie Driver (Macy Jean), Elaine Tan (April), Aisha Hinds (J Stanley), Aml Ameen (Trey), Hayley Marie Norman (Shai).

Story: Noni Jean is a hot new award-winning artist who is primed for superstardom. But not all is what it seems, and the pressures cause Noni to nearly fall apart – until she meets Kaz Nicol, a promising young cop and aspiring politician who has been assigned to her detail. Drawn to each other, Noni and Kaz fall fast and hard, despite the protests of their parents who urge them to put their career ambitions ahead of their romance. But can Kaz’s love give Noni the courage to find her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be? (Synopsis adapted from comingsoon.net).

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