The Upshaws

Release Date:  5/12/21 – Series Premiere; Netflix Genre:  Comedy Rating:  NR Director(s):  Sheldon Epps, Ken Whittingham, Robbie Countryman, Kelly Park Studio(s):  Netflix, Push It Productions Cast:  Mike Epps, Wanda Sykes, Kim Fields, Page Kennedy, Diamond Lyons, Khali Daniya-Renee Spraggins, Jermelle Simon, Gabrielle Dennis, Journey Christine. Story:  A working-class Black family in Indiana strives for a better life and…

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Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!

Release Date:  4/14/21 – Series Premiere; Netflix Genre:  Comedy Rating:   TV-PG Directors:  Ken Whittingham, Bentley Kyle Evans, Robin Strickland Studio(s):  CBS Television Studios, Netflix Cast:  Jamie Foxx, Kyla-Drew, David Alan Grier, Porscha Coleman, Jonathan Kite, Heather Hemmens, Valente Rodriguez. Story:  Jamie Foxx plays Brian Dixon, a single dad and cosmetics brand owner who figures out fatherhood on…

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His House

Release Date:  10/30/2020; Netflix Genre:  Horror Rating:   TV-14 Director:   Remi Weekes Studio(s):  Netflx, Regency Enterprizes, BBC Films, New Regency Productions, Vertigo Entertainment, Starchild Pictures Running Time:  93 mins. Cast:  Sope Dirisu (Bol Majur), Wunmi Mosaku (Rial Majur), Malaika Wakoli-Abigaba (Nyagak), Matt Smith (Mark Essworth), Javier Botet (The Witch). Warning: Spoilers Ahead Story:  Bol and Rial are refugees…

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Malcolm & Marie

Release Date:  2/5/21; Netflix Genre:  Drama Rating:  NR Director:  Sam Levinson Studio(s):  Little Lamb, The Reasonable Bunch, Netflix   Running Time:  106 mins. Cast:  Zendaya (Marie), John David Washington (Malcolm) Story:  Sam Levinson teams up with Zendaya and John David Washington for an achingly romantic drama in which a filmmaker (Washington) and his girlfriend (Zendaya) return…

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Jingle Jangle

a/k/a Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey Release Date:  11/13/20; Netflix Genre:   Musical Rating:  PG Director:  David E. Talbert Studio(s):   260 Degrees Entertainment, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Get Lifted Film Company, Netflix. Running Time:  119 mins. Cast:   Forest Whitaker (Jeronicus Jangle), Madalen Mills, Keegan-Michael Key, Anika Noni Rose, Phylicia Rashad, Hugh Bonneville. Story:   Produced by John Legend’s…

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Release Date:  12/18/20 Netflix Genre:  Drama Rating:  R Director:  George C. Wolfe Studio(s):  Netflix Running Time:  93 mins. Cast:   Viola Davis as Ma Rainey; Chadwick Boseman as Levee; Glynn Turman as Toledo; Colman Domingo as Cutler; Michael Potts as Slow Drag; Taylour Paige as Dussie Mae; Jonny Coyne as Sturdyvant; Jeremy Shamos as Irvin; Dusan Brown…

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