The Wrong Cheer Captain

 

Release Date:  8/29/21; Lifetime

Genre:  Thriller

Rating:  NR

Director:  David DeCoteau

Studio(s):   Hybrid, Lifetime

Cast:  Vivica A. Fox, Jackée Harry, Sofia Masson, Alexis Samone, Claire Tablizo.

Story:   Kate begins to suspect that Anna, the newly appointed captain of her cheer squad, is responsible for the death of Emma, but while Kate tries to find the truth, Anna is out to destroy her life.  Source:  IMDB.  Photo Source:  Shadow & Act.

A Christmas For Mary

Release Date:  12/8/20; OWN
Genre:  Romance/Holiday
Rating:  NR
Director:  David DeCoteau
Studio(s):  Hybrid; OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network; Harpo Films
Running Time:  Unknown

Cast:  Vivica A. Fox (Vivian), Jackée Harry (Deborah), Morgan Dixon (Lena), Leah Briese (Stephanie), Alonzo B. Slater (Michael), Ricco Ross (David), Kelli Dawn Hancock (Claudia), Chris Rouse (Earl), Mercedez Ja’Miece (Julie).

Story:  A holiday tale of rediscovery and renewal when up-and-coming journalist Lena Jones (Dixon) is tasked with delivering a story by Christmas that will wow her boss, magazine editor Vivian Vaye (Fox), who is dangling a promotion to head writer over Lena’s head. Intrigued by a portrait of a mysterious woman painted by her late grandfather, Lena journeys to the small town of Pineville, where with her mother, Deborah’s (Harry) blessing and support, Lena uncovers a long-ago forgotten tale of young love that not only uncovers cherished memories of the past, but also inspires Lena to follow her heart and find her own true love … and her perfect Christmas story.  Source(s):  Shadow & Act; Black Film & TV.

Carole’s Christmas

Release Date:  11/22/19; OWN
Genre:   Holiday
Rating:   Unknown
Director:   David DeCoteau
Studio(s):   Harpo Films, Hybrid, OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network.
Running Time:  Unknown

Cast:   Kimberly Elise (Carole Jordan), Jackée Harry (Iris), Anthony Montgomery Cayden K. Williams, Brandon Claybon (Damon), Cort King (Donovan), Morgan Alexandria (Tiffany), Diandra Lyle (Kim), Lynette DuPree (Ariene).

Story:   Carole’s Christmas tells the story of Carole Jordan (Elise), an overworked businesswoman who learns the meaning of “be careful what you wish for” after she off-handedly wishes that she had taken another path in life. When Carole’s wish is granted, her world is turned upside down and the only person she can confide in is Iris (Harry), a woman she recognizes from her “past life.” Carole no longer has time for the things that mattered most to her – family, friends and her annual Christmas party. She quickly learns how grateful she was for the previous life she was living.  Source:  Deadline.  Photo Source:  Oprahmag.com.

Pride & Prejudice: Atlanta

Release Date:  6/1/19; Lifetime
Genre:   Comedy/Drama/Romance
Rating:  NR
Director:  Rhonda Baraka
Studio(s):   Big Dreams Entertainment, Swirl Films, Lifetime Television
Running Time:  Unknown

Cast:   Reginald VelJohnson (Reverend Bennet), Jackée Harry (Mrs. Bennet), Lizzie (Tiffany Hines), Raney Branch (Jane), Brittney Level (Mary), Reginae Carter (Lydia), Alexia Bailey (Kitty), Juan Antonio (Will Darcy), Kellee Stewart (Charlotte), Victoria Rowell (Catherine), Keshia Knight Pulliam (Caroline).

Story:   This contemporary adaptation of the Jane Austen classic, follows Reverend Bennet, a pastor of a prominent Southern Baptist church, and his wife, Mrs. Bennet, author of a self-help book on how to find the perfect husband.  Needless to say, Mrs. Bennet is less than thrilled that all five of their daughters — Lizzie, Jane, Mary, Lydia and Kitty — are still single.  When the very eligible Will Darcy arrives in town, Mrs. Bennet sets her sights on the handsome bachelor for daughter Lizzie, leading to a comedic modern-day take on themes familiar to fans of the novel.  The film was written by best-selling author Terry McMillan.  Source:  Blackfilm.com.

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Knock ‘em Dead

Knock 'em DeadRelease Date:  1/13/15 (DVD);
6/1/2014 (Limited Release)
Genre:  Comedy
Rating:  TV-MA
Running Time:  93 mins.
Studio:  Rapid Heart Pictures
Director:  David DeCoteau

Cast:  Rae Dawn Chong (Jenny), Candice Coke (Dee Dee), Preston Davis (Tommy), Jackée Harry (Savannah), Anne-Marie Johnson (Alex), Debra Wilson (Darien), Christopher Judge (Freddy), Omarosa Manigault (Eva Lang), Phil Morris (Harley).

Story:  Three rival actresses and their crew, desperate and hating each other, reunite for a horror movie sequel when someone starts killing them off just like in their movie. Sources: Amazon, IMDB.

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