Cast:Jeffrey Wright (JD), Yahya Abdul-Mateen, II (Big Stunna), Andrea Ellsworth (Kim), Ashton Sanders (Jah), Regina Taylor (Tommetta), Jalyn Hall (Young Jah), Christopher Meyer (Lamark), Isaiah John (TQ).
Story: While serving life in prison, a young man looks back at the people, the circumstances and the system that set him on the path toward his crime. Source: Netflix.
Release Date: 5/7/21; Netflix
(Original Release: 2018) Genre: Drama Rating:R Director: Anthony Mandler Studio(s):Tonik Productions, Charlevoix Entertainment, Bron Studios, Inc., Get Lifted Film Company, Netflix. Running time: 98 mins.
Cast:Kelvin Harrison, Jr. (Steve Harmon), Jeffrey Wright (Mr. Harmon), Jennifer Hudson (Mrs. Harmon), Jharrel Jerome (Osvaldo), Jennifer Ehle (Katherine O’Brien), Tim Blake Nelson (Leroy Sawicki), John David Washington (Richard ‘Bobo’ Evans), Dorian Missick (Asa Briggs), Lovie Simone (Renee Pickford), Nas (Raymond ‘Sunset’ Green), A$AP Rocky/Rakim Mayers (William King).
Story: Based on the bestselling book by Walter Dean Myers. Steve Harmon, a bright, sensitive 17-year-old, stands trial for acting as a lookout during the lethal armed robbery of a Harlem bodega. Before his arrest, he was an honors student and aspiring filmmaker taking street-level snapshots and on-the-fly footage of neighborhood life. Now, Steve is seen as just another young black criminal, assumed guilty and labeled a monster. But Steve and his lawyer declare his innocence and attempt to defy the odds in a bid to win his freedom. Source: Sundance.org; Photo Source: IMDB.
Story:Confirmation, the HBO original movie details the 1991 Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination hearings. Kerry Washington portrays law professor Anita Hill, who accused Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment. With Wendell Pierce as Judge Thomas and Greg Kinnear as Democratic Senator Joe Biden, who presided over the hearings as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Jeffrey Wright plays Harvard law professor Charles Ogletree, Professor Hill’s lead attorney during the hearings.
Also Kimberly Elise plays Sonia Jarvis, a civil rights attorney on Anita Hill’s legal team. Jennifer Hudson portrays Angela Wright, another Thomas accuser. Erika Christensen plays Shirley Wiegand, Hill’s close friend and Alison Wright portrays Ginni Thomas, Thomas’ wife. Source: Shadow and Act.
Release Date: 2/4/14 (DVD); 10/11/13 (Limited) Genre: Drama Rating: R Running Time: 108 mins. Studio: Codeblack Entertainment/Lionsgate Films Director: George Tillman, Jr. Cast: Skylan Brooks (Mister)
Ethan Dizon (Pete)
Jennifer Hudson (Mom Gloria)
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Sergeant Pike)
Jordin Sparks (Alice)
Julito McCullum (Dip Stick)
Anthony Mackie (Kris)
Jeffrey Wright (Henry) Story: During a sweltering summer in New York City, 13-year-old Mister’s hard-living mother is apprehended by the police, leaving the boy and nine-year-old Pete alone to forage for food while dodging child protective services and the destructive scenarios of the Brooklyn projects. Faced with more than any child can be expected to bear, the resourceful Mister nevertheless feels he is an unstoppable force against seemingly unmovable obstacles. But what really keeps the pair in the survival game is much more Mister’s vulnerability than his larger-than-life attitude. (Synopsis taken from Codeblack).