Curveball

CurveballRelease Date 11/18/2015
Genre:  Drama
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  109 mins.
Studio(s):  Supremacy Films
Director:  Brandon Thaxton

Cast:  Rockmond Dunbar (James), Lynn Whitfield (Dr. Layne), E. Roger Mitchell (Coach Patterson), Charmin Lee (Dehra), Neko Parham (Mr. Lodholdt).

Story:  Curve Ball is the coming of age story of a boy name Nolan as he faces several challenges in his life which he must learn to conquer without the help of his mother or counselor. Source: supremacyfilms.com; IMDB.

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Fear Files

(f/k/a Fright Night Files)

Fear FilesRelease Date 3/13/15 (TV One)
Genre:  Horror/Thriller
Rating:  NR
Running Time: Unknown
Studio(s):  UpToParr Productions; TV One
Directors:  Russ Parr, Mark Freiburger

Details:  Robin Givens, Columbus Short and Lynn Whitfield headline TV One’s next installment of its horror anthology, “Fear Files” (formerly “Fright Night Files”) with 3 new terrifying tales of love, revenge and murder, on Friday, March 13 at 8PM/ET.

According to Shadow & Act, Radio One Founder and Chairperson, Cathy Hughes said, “Buoyed by the positive viewer and social media response to the inaugural airing, we are pleased to be able to deliver another installment of this compelling and entertaining series. Delving deeper into the horror genre helps fulfill TV One’s mission of super-serving the Black audience with a wide variety of programming genres reflecting the diversity of content Black viewers want to see.

The trilogy event will feature the following stories:

For The Love of Lockwood Too
Starring Nadine Ellis, Sean Blakemore, Eva Marcille and Lynn Whitfield. Lockwood Masters (Blakemore) is back and has another victim in his sights, the beautiful Bianca Wayne (Ellis). After a love potion overdose from Madam Mabry (Whitfield), Lockwood cannot help but devour the women he falls in love with. When Lockwood’s first wife and victim Marla Peters (Marcille) makes a ghostly appearance, Lockwood is trapped between delusions and reality. Meanwhile, Bianca is battling her heart’s desire to fall for this charming man and, much like Marla, she too questions how far she’d go for the love of Lockwood.

Mama’s Boy
Starring Robin Givens, Clifton Powell, Mishon Ratliff and Malachi Malik. Elaine Channing (Givens) is a loving mother with a terrifying secret. All of the men she becomes involved with are met with a tragic end. Desperately, she fears her son is murdering her lovers. In a bizarre twist, Elaine must decide how far she will go to protect her son.

 Fire
Starring Columbus Short, Mel Jackson and Erica Hubbard. When City Councilman Harvey Jordan (Short) unveils a plan to build a football stadium in a low income neighborhood, friction erupts within the community. After a lethal fire removes the last resident blocking his project, many begin to question if this death was in fact an accident, or has the Councilman’s ambition led to murder. The truth begins to haunt him as a determined reporter, Kelisia Waters (Hubbard) will stop at nothing to get answers she desires. Sources: Shadow & Act, EurWeb.

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:

Pillow Talk Channel 187
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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My Other Mother

My Other MotherRelease Date 9/21/14 (Made-For-TV, UPTV)
Genre:  Drama
Cast:  Lynn Whitfield, Essence Atkins, GregAlan Williams, Jasmine Guy, Angie Stone

Story:  Candace “Candy” Meyers (Essence Atkins) is a successful anchor on a top-rated national magazine show. Fiercely independent and committed to her job, Candy doesn’t make many friends with her demanding, gruff nature. In fact, her only true friend might be her long-time manager Lewis (Kendrick Cross). Candy discovers that an anonymous fan she’s had for years has passed way – and he was her biological father, Freddy Nelson.

Content with the love and support of her adoptive family, Candy has never been curious about her biological parents. That all changes when she travels back for her father’s funeral, meets the Nelson family – including biological uncle Abner (GregAlan Williams), Freddy’s wife Delores (Angie Stone) and her two step-brothers – and discovers that her reclusive, angry and stubborn birth mother, Mary Jo (Lynn Whitfield) is going to be a challenge. The journey these two surprisingly similar women take getting to know each other will break down walls and open them up to a life they never knew was possible.  Source: UpTV.

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