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.

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Sins Of The Father

Release Date:  7/7/2019
Genre:  Drama/Thriller
Rating:  NR
Director:  Jamal Hill
Studio(s):   Swirl Films; TV One

Cast:  Deitrick Haddon (Pastor Clarence Burnett), A.J. Johnson (Detective Phylicia Richardson), Clifton Powell (Deacon Kevin Williams),Terayle Hill (Robert Banks), Angela Love (Chevelle).

Story:   The movie follows Clarence Burnett, a pastor in Atlanta who’s happily married to Karen. The couple’s world is torn apart when Karen is brutally murdered outside their Atlanta home, sending shock waves through their close-knit community. As police delve deeper into the Burnett’s inner circle, they discover secret lives filled with lust, cruelty and unearth a sinful conspiracy of biblical proportions.  Inspired by actual events, the original movie is part of TV One’s Love, Lies & Murder series of stories that explore the dark side of love including deceit, betrayal, obsession and jealousy.  Source:  TV One.

I Got The Hook Up 2

Release Date:  7/12/19; In Theaters
Genre:  Comedy, Sequel
Rating:  R
Director:  Corey Grant
Studio(s):   BondIt Media Capital, Genius Minds, RLJ Entertainment.
Running Time:  Unknown
Cast:   Romeo Miller, Master P, D. C. Young Fly, Michael Blackson, Fatboy SSE, KJ Smith, Clifton Powell, AJ Johnson, Tiny Lister, John Witherspoon, Sheryl Underwood.

Story:   After best friends Black and Blue’s restaurant is shut down, Black needs to find some cash — fast. He thinks his luck has turned when Blue’s son, Fatboy, and his best friend, Spyda, bring him a stash of stolen cellphones, and Black decides to sell them on the streets. There’s only one problem: the boxes with the phones also contains the Colombian cartel’s stash of Molly, which Spyda decides to sell.  Source:  Google; IMDB.

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Love By Chance

Release Date:    6/17/17 – American Black Film Festival
Genre:  Romance/Comedy
Running Time:  106 mins.
Director:  Samad Davis
Cast:  Altovise Lawrence, Atandwa Kani, Terri J. Vaughn, Clifton Powell, E. Roger Mitchell, Lil Zane, Carl Anthony Payne II, Desi Banks.

Story:  Two aspiring actors from South Africa who are independently in America trying to crack into an extremely difficult and over saturated Hollywood industry, meet by chance. Between the everyday struggle of auditioning, dealing with daily rejection, self-doubt, financial hardship, crazy friends and a crazy dating scene, who has time for love?  Source:  abff.com.

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Merry Ex-Mas

merry-ex-masRelease Date:  12/10/16; TV One
Genre:   Comedy
Rating:  NR
Director:  Kenny Young
Studio:   Swirl Films; TV One

Cast:  London Brown (DeMarco), Angell Conwell (Katrina), Faune Watkins (Vilisa), Sean Patrick Thomas (Mitchell), Heather McMahan (Minnie), Patricia McRae (Diane), Jason Weaver (Perry), John ‘B.J.’ Bryant (Black Santa), Clifton Powell (Pastor Jordan).

Story:   A mild mannered, single mother, Katrina Jackson (Angel Conwell), and A.D.D. sufferer, DeMarco Gamble (London Brown) are two loving parents raising their daughter in separate households. When DeMarco falls in love with another woman, Vilisa Whitaker (Faune Watkins), and plans a Christmas wedding, Katrina sets in motion a diabolical plan to ruin their fairy tale wedding.  Source(s):  Style Magazine; IMDB.

A Weekend With The Family

a/k/a Dinner with the Stankershets

A Weekend With The Family

Release Date:  7/17/16; TV One
Genre:  Romance/Comedy
Rating:  NR
Director:  Chris Stokes
Studio:  Footage Films

Cast:  Marques Houston (Travis Stankershet), Karrueche Tran (Courtney Clancy), Wendy Raquel Robinson (Nip Stankershet), Clifton Powell (Dingo Stankershet), Dorien Wilson (John Clancy), Suzanne Whang (Sue Clancy), Black Thomas (Sargent Stankershet), Chantel Jeffries (Catherine Clancy), Shondrella Avery (Rosie).

Story:  Film follows Travis Stankershet (Marques Houston) a young attorney who looks to gain a position at a prestigious law firm. Travis’ loving girlfriend Courtney Clancy (Karrueche Tran) decides to arrange a surprise family weekend get-together, however things don’t go as planned with the arrival of his outlandish family, the Stankershets.  When Far East customs come up against the salt of the earth folks from the Deep South, hilarity ensues. In the end, Travis must find a way to make the two families peacefully co-exist long enough for him to propose to the woman he loves.  Source:  Shadow and Act.

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A Baby For Christmas

A Baby for ChristmasRelease Date: 12/13/15 (UpTV)
Genre: Family/Holiday
Rating: NR
Running Time:  120 mins.
Studio: Swirl Films
Director: Rhonda Baraka

Cast:  Malinda Williams (Marci), Victoria Rowell (Stephanie), Karon Riley (Blair), Clifton Powell (Gavin), Gregory Alan Williams (Donald), Kristoff St. John (Lawrence), Jasmine Burke (Wilhelmina), Chrystale Wilson (Elizabeth), Deetta West (Myra).

Story:  Third installment of UP’s popular Chandler family Christmas movies.  This Christmas, the Chandler family, much to Stephanie’s (Victoria Rowell) dismay, seem to be distracted from the usual family holiday traditions. Marci (Malinda Williams) and Blair (Karon Riley), who tied the knot in last year’s Marry US For Christmas, are eagerly awaiting the birth of their first child due on Christmas day. The couple is doing everything in their power to ensure that they have the perfect baby girl – from meditation to changing their eating habits. Work-wise, Marci is trying to juggle impending motherhood with meeting the demands of her top client, Friendly Family Floral. Blair is back to running his own firm. Money is tight but he and Marci are happy and eagerly awaiting the arrival of their little bundle of joy. Meanwhile, Marci’s Aunt Myra (DeEtta West) and Uncle Donald (Greg Alan Williams), who recently retired, are feeling useless. Eventually they find a meaningful way to occupy their time at the urging of Donald’s cousin, Gavin Brooks (Clifton Powell). Aunt Elizabeth (Chrystale Wilson) is obsessed with getting a promotion at work. Add to the mix, Stephanie’s blooming romance with Lawrence (Kristoff St. John) – who is torn between being with her or continuing his mission work. It appears the Chandler’s have abandoned their Christmas traditions and lost the spirit of Christmas. That is, until a group of kids at an orphanage helps the family to realize there is more to Christmas than wrapping gifts and baking cookies. Source(s): UPtv; IMDB.

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