The Bounce Back

Release Date:  12/9/16; In Theaters
Genre:  Romance/Romantic Comedy
Rating:  PG-13
Running Time: 104 mins.
Studio(s):  Ankle Sock & Baseball Pants, Cima Productions, Viva Pictures,
20th Century Fox, Double Dutch International.
Director:  Youssef Delara

Cast:  Shemar Moore (Matthew Taylor), Nadine Velazquez (Kristin Peralta), Bill Bellamy (Terry Twist), Matthew Willig (Vladamir), Kali Hawk (Jessica Williams), Michael Beach (Lester), Megan Stevenson (Sarah), Robinne Lee (Sam), Nishi Munshi (Haifa), Vanessa Bell Calloway (Ellen), Denise Boutte (Julie).

Story:  Father, author and relationship expert Matthew Taylor is on a whirlwind book tour promoting his new best seller, “The Bounce Back.” He’s got it all figured out until he meets the acerbic Kristin Peralta, a talk show circuit therapist who’s convinced he’s nothing but a charlatan. Matthew’s life is turned upside down when he inadvertently falls for Kristin and has to face the painful truth of his past relationship.  Source(s): Movie Insider, Shadow and Act, IMDB.

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Welcome to the Family

Welcome to the Family

Release Date 9/26/15; TV One
Genre:   Comedy
Rating:  NR
Studio:  TV One
Director:  Alton Glass

Cast:  Kali Hawk (Stella), Quinton (B.J. Britt), Valarie Pettiford, Telma Hopkins, James Black, Chelsea Tavares, Glenn Plummer, and Brooklyn McLinn.

Story:  Welcome to the Family centers on Stella, an internet producer who has to learn how to balance her personal and professional lives. She utilizes her family reunion to not only reveal her engagement to fiancée Quinton but also to prove she can host her own web series. Stella is blinded by her own ambition, as each family member’s antics and escapades hit the World Wide Web. Caught up in the world of media mania and surrounded by a crazy cast of relatives, Stella learns that her fiancée Quinton is her cousin. Captured by cameras for the world to see, the couple’s relationship is thrown into turmoil as Stella’s web series turns into a social media hit. Source: Broadway World; Photo source: TVOne.

Fifty Shades of Black

Release Date:  1/29/16 (In theaters)
Genre:  Comedy
Rating:  Unknown
Running Time:  Unknown
Studio(s):  IM Global, Open Road Films
Director:  Michael Tiddes
Cast:  Marlon Wayans, Jane Seymour, Mike Epps, Kali Hawk, Fred Willard.

Story:  A parody of the popular film/novel Fifty Shades of Gray.

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Details:  According to Variety Mike Epps, Kali Hawk, Jane Seymour, Affion Crockett and Fred Willard have joined Marlon Wayans in IM Global’s spoof Fifty Shades of Black.  Wayans, who stars as mysterious entrepreneur Christian Black, is a producer and writer of the film alongside regular writing and producing partner Rick Alvarez. Mike Tiddes is directing and Open Road, which distributed both of Wayans’ A Haunted House spoofs, has set a Jan. 29 release for the U.S.  Hawk (“Bridesmaids”) portrays the young woman drawn to Christian Black.

IM Global launched Fifty Shades of Black after Universal’s Fifty Shades of Grey took in $570 million at the worldwide box office. Source: Variety.

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The Summoning

The SummoningRelease Date 6/6/15 (TV One)
Genre:  Horror
Rating:  NR
Running Time: Unknown
Studio: Parkside Pictures, Distributors TV One.
Director:  Charles Murray
Cast:  Paula Jai Parker (Angela), Darius McCrary (Drew), Dorian Missick (Wayne), Terrell Tilford (TJ), Reynaldo Gallegos (Trent), Marco Dapper (Adam), Storm Reid (Kendra), Diandra Lyle (Kiki), Kali Hawk (Ruth).

Story: In The Summoning, Paula Jai Parker plays Angela Simmons-Alexander, a young woman who complicates her life by resurrecting her late husband TJ Simmons. Though her new husband Wayne Alexander is everything she could hope for, the passion in her marriage is lukewarm at best. Given an artifact – a spiritual medallion said to awaken the deceased – by a dead friend’s brother, Angela cannot resist temptation and invokes the magic of the mysterious gift. The reunion with her past love is emotional but turns deadly very quickly as his spirit begins to strengthen and make life-threatening demands, including turning Kendra, one of their young daughters, against Wayne. With the help of Kiki, a homeless woman Angela hired to run her bar’s kitchen, they plot to send TJ back to the grave. Source: Broadway World; IMDB. Photo Source: TV One.  Video:  Vimeo/Shadow and Act.

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November Rule

Release Date:  2/14/15 (TBA)
Genre:  Romance
Rating:  Unknown
Running Time:  Unknown
Studio:  Capital Love, Flavor Unit Entertainment, Jacavi Films.
Director:  Mike Elliott
Cast:  Mo McRae (Steve), Tatyana Ali (Leah), Jay Ellis (James Avedon), DJ Qualls (Kareem), Maria Conchita Alonso (Ms. Luisa), Sasha Jackson (Goldie), Faizon Love (Theo), Kali Hawk, La La Anthony (Stacey), Rick Gonzalez (Nick), Joyful Drake (Jean Worther),.

Story:  Up-and-coming sports shoe entrepreneur Steve, who is still reeling from the death of his dad, has made a “November rule” in order to keep his distance from the women who seem to be getting too serious about their relationship. Every November 1st, Steve makes up a whopping lie in order to break up with his current girlfriend. However, this year, when he gives the beautiful Leah her walking papers, he realizes his immature and arbitrary rule has just lost him the woman of his dreams. But whether he can win Leah back seems increasingly doubtful, especially after she starts dating pro sports star, James Avedon. Source: IMDB.

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