Chandler Christmas Getaway

Release Date:  11/11/18; UpTV
Genre:  Comedy
Rating:  NR
Cast:  Malinda Williams (Marci), Victoria Rowell (Stephanie), GregAllen Williams (Donald), DeEtta West (Myra).

Story:   The Chandler family is back for another family Christmas adventure! Not finding any Christmas spirit during a hot December, the Chandlers decide to pack up and head to a cabin for maximum holiday fun. But with old feuds, new feuds and a heap of holiday stress, the Chandler family will have to pull together to make this the best Christmas ever.  Source:  UpTV; Itsawonderfulmovie.blogspot.

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Merry Christmas, Baby

merry-christmas-baby-stillRelease Date:  2016; UpTV
Genre:  Family/Holiday
Rating:  NR
Director:  Rhonda Baraka
Studio(s):   Swirl Films, UPTV.

Cast:  Malinda Williams (Marci), Victoria Rowell (Stephanie), Karon Riley (Blair), Gregory Alan Williams (Donald), Chrystale Wilson (Elizabeth), Deetta West (Myra), Lola Riley (Chandler), Nadej K. Bailey (Denny).

Story:  The Chandler family is back and bigger than ever! Determined to make her baby’s first Christmas a memorable one, Marci throws herself into both planning the perfect Christmas and building her new event planning business.  But when the business gets off to a rocky start and members of her family face their own hardships, Marci will discover that when your plans for a perfect Christmas start to fall apart, it just might be the miracle you need.  Source(s):  UpTV; IMDB.

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A Baby For Christmas

A Baby for ChristmasRelease Date: 12/13/15 (UpTV)
Genre: Family/Holiday
Rating: NR
Running Time:  120 mins.
Studio: Swirl Films
Director: Rhonda Baraka

Cast:  Malinda Williams (Marci), Victoria Rowell (Stephanie), Karon Riley (Blair), Clifton Powell (Gavin), Gregory Alan Williams (Donald), Kristoff St. John (Lawrence), Jasmine Burke (Wilhelmina), Chrystale Wilson (Elizabeth), Deetta West (Myra).

Story:  Third installment of UP’s popular Chandler family Christmas movies.  This Christmas, the Chandler family, much to Stephanie’s (Victoria Rowell) dismay, seem to be distracted from the usual family holiday traditions. Marci (Malinda Williams) and Blair (Karon Riley), who tied the knot in last year’s Marry US For Christmas, are eagerly awaiting the birth of their first child due on Christmas day. The couple is doing everything in their power to ensure that they have the perfect baby girl – from meditation to changing their eating habits. Work-wise, Marci is trying to juggle impending motherhood with meeting the demands of her top client, Friendly Family Floral. Blair is back to running his own firm. Money is tight but he and Marci are happy and eagerly awaiting the arrival of their little bundle of joy. Meanwhile, Marci’s Aunt Myra (DeEtta West) and Uncle Donald (Greg Alan Williams), who recently retired, are feeling useless. Eventually they find a meaningful way to occupy their time at the urging of Donald’s cousin, Gavin Brooks (Clifton Powell). Aunt Elizabeth (Chrystale Wilson) is obsessed with getting a promotion at work. Add to the mix, Stephanie’s blooming romance with Lawrence (Kristoff St. John) – who is torn between being with her or continuing his mission work. It appears the Chandler’s have abandoned their Christmas traditions and lost the spirit of Christmas. That is, until a group of kids at an orphanage helps the family to realize there is more to Christmas than wrapping gifts and baking cookies. Source(s): UPtv; IMDB.

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Girlfriends’ Getaway 2

Girlfriends' Getaway 2Release Date:  6/14/15 (American Black Film Festival); 8/29/15 (TV One)
Genre:  Drama/Comedy
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  84 mins.
Studio:  Unknown
Director:  Roger Bobb 

Cast:  Garcelle Beauvais, Terri J. Vaughn, Essence Atkins, Malinda Williams, Stephen Bishop, Khalil Kane.

Story:  Girlfriends’ Getaway 2 reunites actresses Garcelle Beauvais, Malinda Williams, Terri J. Vaughn, and Essence Atkins from the original film. Four girlfriends travel to Puerto Rico for a destination wedding. But, what starts as a simple intimate ceremony chaotically turns into an extravagant nightmare once the bride discovers that her ceremony will be featured in a major magazine. Chaos ensues, secrets are divulged and friendships are tested. Source: Shadow and Act, AMC Theaters.  Photo Source:  Black Film.

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Marry Me For Christmas

Marry Me For Christmas

Release Date:  2013, Made-for-TV
Genre:  Romance
Rating:  NR
Running Time: 120 mins.
Studio:  Swirl Films
Director: Roger Melvin

Cast:  Malinda Williams (Marci Jewel), Karon Joseph Riley (Blair), Victoria Rowell (Stephanie),  Dawn Halfkenny (Charlene), Brad James (Adam), Tamara Bass (Dana), Carl Anthony Payne, II, Remi Von Nordheim (Bria), Jason Weaver (Franklin), Deetta West (Myra),  GregAlan Williams (Donald), Chrystale Wilson (Elizabeth).

Synopsis:  Smart, stylish Marci Jewel is the owner of an up-and-coming ad agency and thrilled with her single life in New York — except during the holidays. While all of her cousins are married and having babies, Marci remains the lone holdout in the large Chandler family clan.

As the family’s epic Christmas celebration is about to start, Marci promises to come home for the holidays for the first time in years. With a deadline looming for a new client, she drags her employee Adam in tow to Atlanta and does the only thing she can in the face of unbearable pressure from her ailing mom Stephanie and the rest of her family: fakes a fiance.

While caught up in the family’s frenetic holiday drama, Marci learns some unexpected lessons about love, trust and family, particularly when it comes to her new faux fiance Adam and old beau Blair. Source(s): Up TV; IMDB.

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Marry Us For Christmas

Marry Us For ChristmasRelease Date: 12/7/14 (Made-For-TV; Up TV)
Genre:  Romance

Cast:  Malinda Williams (Marci Jewel), Karon Joseph Riley (Blair), Victoria Rowell (Stephanie), DeEtta West (Myra), GregAlan Williams (Donald), Kristoff St. John.

Synopsis:  In the sequel to the popular UP Original Movie Marry Me For Christmas, it’s a year after Marci and Blair declared their love for each other and decided to tie the knot. But as the big day approaches, Marci is so consumed with work that she hasn’t had time to plan her wedding. To make matters worse, she may have to team up with former assistant/fake fiancé Adam to win a project she’s been vying for – a little tidbit she hasn’t shared with Blair. But Blair, as it turns out, has a secret of his own. Thanks to years of doing pro bono work for financially-strapped clients, he quickly is running out of cash and might have to accept an offer to work for his longtime nemesis, Marci’s manipulative cousin Preston. Meanwhile, Marci’s mother Stephanie is making some rather bold moves of her own with her sexy salsa teacher, Antonio, who’s more than a little smitten with her — and about 20 years her junior.

Will there be a wedding for Christmas? Better yet — whose wedding will it be? Source: Up TV.

Girlfriends’ Getaway

Girlfriends GetawayRelease Date:  8/30/14; TV One
Genre:  Drama/Comedy
Rating:  Not Available
Running Time:  Not Available
Studio(s):  Bobbcat Films, Nina Holiday Entertainment
Director:  Roger M. Bobb

Cast:  Garcelle Beauvais (Vicky Holmes), Terri J. Vaughn (Sophie), Malinda Williams, Essence Atkins.

Details:  Vicky Holmes, a successful business owner, is outwardly hitting a stride in love and life. However, just days before a romantic birthday trip, she is blindsided by her boyfriend’s decision to relocate and end their relationship. Vicky ultimately decides to bring her best girlfriends – who are all facing turning points in their lives as well – with her, for a grown-up girls’ getaway in Trinidad. After their first wild night, an innocent mistake sets off a chain of events that will forever change each of their lives. When the very pregnant Sophie is kidnapped and held for $10,000 ransom, the remaining girls have 24-hours to come together in order to get Sophie back safely or end up in jail.  Source(s): The Wrap; Shadow and Act.

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