Deuces

Release Date:  April 2017; Netflix Genre:  Drama Rating:  TV-MA Running Time:  87 mins. Director:  Jamal Hill Studio:   Flavor Unit Entertainment, Netflix. Cast: Larenz Tate (Deuces), Meagan Good (Janet Foster), Rotimi (Face), Rick Gonzalez (Papers), La La Anthony (Detective Diaz), Lance Gross (Jason), Antonique Smith (Tanya). Story:  Detective Jason Foster goes undercover to take down a crime…

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Little Boxes

Release Date:  4/14/17; In Theaters & VOD (2016) Genre:  Drama/Comedy Rating:  NR Running Time:  84 mins. Director:  Rob Meyer Studio:   Kid Noir Productions, Mighty Engine, Related Pictures, Netflix Cast:  Nelsan Ellis (Mack), Melanie Lynskey (Gina), Armani Jackson (Clark), Oona Laurence (Ambrosia), Miranda McKeon (Julie), Janeane Garofalo (Helena). Story:  Little Boxes is a dramedy that tells…

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Live Cargo

Release Date:  3/31/17; Limited (2016) Genre:  Drama/Thriller Black & White Rating:  NR Running Time:  88 mins. Director:  Logan Sandler Studio(s):   SimonSays Entertainment, Gunpowder & Sky Cast:  Dree Hemingway (Nadine), Lakeith Stanfield (Lewis), Robert Wisdom (Roy), Sam Dillon (Myron), Leonard Earl Howze (Doughboy). Story:   Following a devastating loss, Nadine and Lewis retreat to a small Bahamian…

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Everything, Everything

Release Date:  5/19/17 Genre:  Drama/Romance Rating:  NR Running Time:  Unknown Director:  Stella Meghie Studio(s):   Alloy Entertainment, Itaca Films, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Cast:   Amandla Stenberg (Maddy Whittier), Nick Robinson (Olly Bright), Anika Noni Rose (Dr. Whittier), Ana de la Reguera (Carla), Taylor Hickson (Kara Bright). Story:   Based on the Young Adult novel by Nicola Yoon and starring…

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Release Date:   4/22/17; HBO Genre:  Drama/Biography Rating:  NR Running Time:  Unknown Director:  George C. Wolfe Studio:   Your Face Goes Here Entertainment, Harpo Films, HBO Films and Cine Mosaic. Cast:  Renée Elise Goldsberry, Oprah Winfrey, Courtney B. Vance, Rose Byrne, Rocky Carroll, Kyanna Simone Simpson, Leslie Uggams, Reg E. Cathey, Reed Birney, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, John Douglas…

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Burning Sands

Release Date:  1/24/17 (Sundance Film Festival); 3/10/17 (Netflix) Genre:   Drama Rating:  NR Running Time:  105 mins. Director:   Gerard McMurray Studio:   Mandalay Pictures Cast:  Trevor Jackson (Zurich), Alfre Woodard (Professor Hughes), Steve Harris (Dean Richardson), Tosin Cole (Frank), DeRon Horton (Square), Trevante Rhodes (Fernander), Serayah (Angel), Imani Hakim (Rochon). Story:   In his freshman year of college,…

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