For The Love Of Christmas

Release Date:  11/20/18/18 & 11/21/18; BET Her (Original Release Year:  2016)
Genre:  Drama/Holiday
Rating:  NR
Director:  Christopher Nolen
Studio(s):  Nferno Productions LLC
Cast:  Jazsmin Lewis (Sunday Hughes), Trae Ireland (Bryson Hughes), Brad James (Owen Cotton), Aaron D. Spears (Langston Simms), Noree Victoria (Harmony Simms), Christopher Nolen (Chris Barber), Harry Lennix (God).

Story:  For The Love of Christmas follows Bryson, a devoted husband with a strong desire to have children, and Sunday, a once loving wife, who at some point has lost touch with peace, love and the gift of giving. But when a homeless family appears on their doorstep, bearing nothing but the true meaning of love, Sunday’s heart is reacquainted with the vows that once held their marriage together.  Source:  Black Film.

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Canal Street

Release Date:  1/18/19; In Theaters
Genre:  Drama/Thriller
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  Unknown
Director:  Rhyan LaMarr
Studio(s):   BondIt, Canal Street, NYC Films, Red Guerilla Productions, Smith Global Media
Cast:  Mykelti Williamson (Jackie Styles), Bryshere Y. Gray (Kholi Styles), Clayne Crawford (Brian), Yancey Arias (D. J. Wado), Lance Reddick (Jerry Shaw), Mekhi Phifer (Prosecutor A.J. Canton), Michael Beach (Ronald Morgan), Harry Lennix (DJ Terrance Palmer).

Story:  The story centers on a father and his teenage son who uproot from the South Side of Chicago and move to Winnetka after a death in the family.  The fish-out-of-water lead-up in Canal Street — moving from the South Side and readjusting to life in Winnetka — is something of a fake-out, and the story soon takes an entirely different turn.  Writer-director Rhyan LaMarr states, “The son, his name is Kholi, eventually befriends Brian, a jock at the school. They end up getting invited to a homecoming party, and Kholi brings some of his friends from the old neighborhood. At the end of the night, kids being kids, they’ve been drinking, Kholi gives Brian a ride home, and then he’s going to drop his friends from the South Side off at the Red Line.

Halfway to the train, he realizes Brian has left his wallet in the car, so he turns around and he’s headed back to drop the wallet off when he sees a body lying in front of the house — and it’s Brian. Kholi’s friends are like, ‘It’s 3 o’clock in the morning and we’re in the wrong neighborhood — we need to leave.’ But Kholi, being the guy he is, says, ‘I’m not going to leave him like this’ … and in a matter of minutes, Kholi is pinned for the murder.”  Kholi’s father is an attorney and takes up his son’s case.   Source:  Chicago Tribune.

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Back to School Mom

Back to School Mom

Release Date 2/14/15 (Made-for-TV; Lifetime)
Genre:  Drama
Rating:  NR
Running Time: Unknown
Studio: Intelligent Media Productions; 120dB Films
Director:  Christopher Erskin
Cast:  Kimberly Elise (Mary Thomas), Denzel Whitaker (Noah Riley), Loretta Devine (Meghan Graham), Harry Lennix (Lawrence Riley), Rick Fox (Matthew Kessler), Garcelle Beauvais (Dee Riley).

Story:  Mary Thomas, a free-spirited musician, has spent the past two decades traveling the world, but at age 41 she decides to go back to college and finish her degree so that, for once, she can finally finish something she started. Back at her old university, she becomes close friends with her popular and charming “peer tutor”—only to learn that he is actually the son she gave up 20 years earlier. Source(s): Lifetime, IMDB. Photo Source: Shadow and Act.

Fright Night Files

Fright Night Files

Release Date:  10/18/14; TV One
Genre:  Horror
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  90 mins.
Studio:  TV One
Director:  Russ Parr

Cast:  Elise Neal, Lynn Whitfield, Victoria Rowell, Harry Lennix, Eva Marcille, Bokeem Woodbine, Sean Blakemore, Davetta Sherwood, Karrueche Tran.

Story:  Fright Night Files is TV One’s first, original horror film — 90 minutes of terror broken into three separate tales that will have you hiding behind your hands. And to scare you through it all is Lynn Whitfield as Madame Mabry, a Jamaican, voodoo expert of the supernatural.

The trilogy event will feature the following stories:

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Late night radio DJ Coffee Black (Elise Neal) has the sultry voice that can seduce any man over the airwaves and in person, she brings them to their knees, in more ways than one. When Coffee begins to receive mysterious calls from past lovers like Isaiah (Bokeem Woodbine) her world is filled with dead air.

For The Love Of Lockwood
Jealousy engulfs Marla Peters (Eva Marcille) just as she is set to marry her fiancé Lockwood Masters (Sean Blakemore) driving him to call off the wedding. Lockwood ultimately forgives Marla and with a little assistance from Madame Mabry (Whitfield) promises to love her… to death.

Mirror, Mirror
Ronald (Harry Lennix) is caught in a love triangle between his new love Alexa (Victoria Rowell) and his live-in girlfriend Jessica (Davetta Sherwood). After coming home to find Jessica and friends including Monique (Karrueche Tran) performing a strange ritual, he breaks the relationship off. As a peace offering, Jessica brings an ornately-decorated mirror that changes his life forever.  Source(s):  TV One; Shadow and Act.

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