Body Cam

Release Date:  7/14/20; DVD (Original Release – 5/19/20)
Genre:  Horror
Rating:  R
Director:  Malik Vitthal
Studio(s):  BET Films, Paramount Players, Ace Entertainment, Paramount Pictures
Running Time:  96 mins.

Cast:  Mary J. Blige as Renee Lomito-Smith, Nat Wolff as Danny Holledge, David Zayas as Sergeant Kesper, David Warshofsky as Darlo Penda, Demetrius Grosse as Gary, Anika Noni Rose as Taneesha Branz, Lance E. Nichols as Pastor Thomas Jackson, Lara Grice as Detective Susan Hayes, Ian Casselberry as Kevin Ganning, Phillip Fornah as Gabe Roberts, Naima Ramos-Chapman as Maria Birke, Mason Mackie as DeMarco, Jibrail Nantambu as Christopher, Sylvia Grace Crim as Pierce.

Story:  When a routine traffic stop results in the unexplained, grisly death of her colleague, a cop (Mary J. Blige) realizes footage of the incident will play for her eyes only. As the attacks mount, she races to understand the supernatural force behind them.  Source(s):  IMDB, Collider.



Black Nativity

Black NativityRelease Date:  4/15/14, DVD; 11/27/13, Theatrical Release
Genre:  Drama/Musical
Rating:  PG
Studio:  Maven Pictures; Fox Searchlight Pictures
Director:  Kasi Lemmons
Cast:  Angela Bassett (Aretha Cobbs)
Jennifer Hudson (Naima)
Forest Whitaker (Reverend Clarence Cobbs)
Mary J. Blige (Angel)
Jacob Latimore (Langston)
Nasir Jones (Street Prophet /Isaiah)
Tyrese Gibson (Loot /Tyson)
Vondie Curtis Hall (Pawnbroker)

Story:  In a contemporary adaptation of Langston Hughes’ celebrated play, the holiday musical drama follows Langston, a street-wise teen from Baltimore raised by a single mother, as he journeys to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives Reverend Cornell and Aretha Cobbs. Unwilling to live by the imposing Reverend Cobbs’ rules, a frustrated Langston is determined to return home to his mother, Naima. Langston embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey and along with new friends, and a little divine intervention, he discovers the true meaning of faith, healing, and family. Source:, official site.