Cooking Up Christmas

Release Date:  12/15/20; OWN
Genre:  Family/Holiday
Rating:  NR
Director:  Roger M. Bobb
Studio(s):  Mutiny FX, Tycor International Film Company
Running Time:  Unknown
Cast:  Lamman Rucker (Donovon Jackson), Meagan Holder (Chloe), Jen Harper (Dolores), Giovonnie Samuels (April), Marquita Goings (Shavonne), Vince Pisani (Mark), L. Warren Young (Buck), Peter Luis Zimmerman (Carlos), Bailey Tippen (Vanessa), Lindsey Blackwell (Lindsey).

Story:  Meagan Holder (“Pitch”) stars in this family-centric holiday story as Chloe, an Atlanta-based chef at a fine dining restaurant who gets fired just weeks before Christmas and reluctantly takes a job with pro baseball player Donovan Jackson (Lamman Rucker), who is a single dad of three needing a live-in-chef to get him through the holidays with the kids. Chloe only takes the job in order to save up enough capital to live out her dream of opening her own restaurant, but soon finds herself caught up in the ups and downs of the Jackson family during her residency. Throughout the holiday season in the Jackson household the importance of family and Chloe’s good Southern cooking are two constants that remain. As Christmas comes to an end, Chloe discovers that her lifelong dream might finally come true… and that her heart has a mind of its own.  Source:  Black Film & TV.

Service To Man

service-to-manRelease Date:   10/16/16; Tallgrass Film Festival
Genre:  Drama
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  92 mins.
Director(s):  Aaron Greer, Seth Panitch.
Studio(s):   Gettin’ Grown Productions, University of Alabama.
Cast Morgan Auld (Eli), Christopher Livingston (Michael), Lamman Rucker (Dr. Johnson), Keith David  (Dean Holmes), Sydney Morton (Melanie), Nathan James
(ER Doctor).

Story:   In 1967, both Eli Rosenberg and Michael Dubois have a problem.  For Eli, only one medical school in the country will accept him: Meharry Medical College, an all-black medical school in Tennessee, a considerable distance from his life in Brooklyn, New York.  For Michael, only one medical school in the country will do for him: Meharry Medical College, his successful father’s alma mater, and therefore his, whether he likes it or not.

Both Eli and Michael are outsiders from radically different backgrounds forced to work together inside the pressure cooker of medical school in the turbulent 1960s.  At odds from the very moment they meet, Eli and Michael not only clash with each other, they battle the indecipherable mysteries of medicine, two warring professors, and a student body warily distrustful of both of them.  Ultimately, it is upon the anvil of riot and revolution on the day of Dr. King’s assassination, that each must answer the question that has haunted them from the beginning: is a physician, a healer, in service of self, or is their true calling “Service to Man?”

 Inspired by a true story.  Source(s):, official site; IMDB.


No More Mr. Nice Guy

No More Mr. Nice Guy stillRelease Date:  4/9/18
Genre:  Action/Thriller
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  Unknown
Studio(s):  Tri Destined Studios, Urban Books Media.
Director: Trey Haley
Writers:  Stephanie Covington, Carl Weber.

Cast:  Christian Keyes (Niles Monroe), LisaRaye McCoy (Bridget St. John), Luke Goss (Johnathan Dotson), Miguel A. Núñez, Jr. (Willie Monroe), Sean Ringgold (Robert ‘Majestic’ Moss), Valarie Pettiford (Lorna Monroe), Roger Guenveur Smith (El Gato), Lamman Rucker (Bruce Wright), Erica Hubbard (Keisha Smalls), Derrick Simmons (Fight Well).

Story:  A former military expert is blackmailed into becoming a hit man. He has to do everything in his power to escape special ops to get his life back. Source(s): IMDB,  Photo source:

The Man in 3B

The Man In 3BRelease Date:  2015
Genre:  Drama/Mystery
Rating:  NR
Studio(s): Tri Destined Studios; Urban Books Media.
Running Time: 93 mins.
Director: Trey Haley
Cast:  Lamman Rucker (Darryl Graham), Christian Keyes (Slim), Brely Evans (Connie), D.B. Woodside (Detective Thomas), Nafessa Williams (Krystal), Kellita Smith (Detective Anderson), Anthony Montgomery (Avery), Billy Dee Williams (Cain), James Black (Ben), Robert Ri’chard (Benny), Jackée Harry (Miss Bertha), Trisha Mann (Nancy), Olivia Longott (Jerri), Marla Gibbs (Ms. Mamie).

Story:  The story follows Daryl Graham who has just moved into a Jamaica, Queens apartment building. His neighbors – male and female alike – can’t stop talking about him. He quickly becomes intertwined in each of the tenants’ lives and things seem to be going well, but when a murder happens in the building everyone becomes a prime suspect. The movie is based on the New York Times bestselling novel The Man In 3B by Carl Weber. Source(s): Monsters and Critics;


First Impression

First ImpressionRelease Date:  6/20/14 (New York Premiere American Black Film Festival); 2013
Genre:  Comedy/Romance
Rating: Unknown
Running Time: 108 min.
Studio:  LifeAfter Films
Director:  Arthur Muhammad
Cast:  Lamman Rucker (Vernon Richardson), Lisa Arrindell Anderson (Imani Townsend), David Mann (Pastor Wayne Johnson), Elise Neal (Kym Pine), Tamela J. Mann (Renee Wells), Kendrick Cross (Julius), Kel Mitchell (James Mason), Brad James (Scorpion Kiss), Lisa Wu (Katrinah), Laila Odom (Tropical Storm), Tommy Ford (T), Carl Anthony Payne, II (C), Dawnisha Halfkenny (Tryanna).

Story:  When a man finds a woman, who seeks a man, he only gets one chance at a First Impression…or does he?

First Impression is a romantic comedy that takes you on an enchanting journey into the complex world of Internet dating.

Completely unaware of their secret fantasy relationship in cyberspace, a twist of fate brings the real Vernon and Imani together where the pair hit it off instantly.

But when the truth of who they really are is revealed in a bizarre trail of events, the game-changing question is: Can there ever really be a second chance at a “First Impression”? (Source(s): Facebook Page;; IMDB).


Where’s The Love?

Where's The LoveRelease Date:  8/2/14 UP TV
(originally aired 5/3/14)
Genre:  Comedy/Romance
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  Unknown
Studio:  Nina Holiday Entertainment, Swirl Films, Tri Destined Studios, GMC TV.
Director: Trey Haley
Cast:  Lamman Rucker (Sebastian), Denise Boutté (Ryan), Terri J. Vaughn (Kai), LeToya Luckett (Rose), Ahmed Lucan (Forrest), Angie Stone, Darian “Big Tigger” Morgan (Rod), David Banner (Sidney), Nicole Eggert (Paige), Tommy Ford, Karon Joseph Riley (Dale), Shirley Strawberry, Kandi Burruss, Trina Braxton.

Story:  It is the one-year anniversary of the talk show Where’s The Love? hosted by married relationship experts and doctors Sebastian (Lamman Rucker) and Ryan Reid (Denise Boutté). They are in their mid-30s, great looking and have a successful counseling practice complete with best-selling books and an Emmy®-nominated TV show.

Ryan and Sebastian seem to have it all, but secretly their relationship is falling apart. They’ve been keeping up appearances to Sebastian’s sister Kai (Terri J. Vaughn) and her husband Rod (Darian “Big Tigger” Morgan), Ryan’s best friend Sidney (David Banner), their producer Paige (Nicole Eggert), Ryan’s editor Dale (Karon Joseph Riley), their patients, their fans and the public to save their lucrative careers – until one day when it all comes out.

Now, Ryan and Sebastian have to decide whether their own marriage can be saved. (Sources: UP TV; IMDB).