Release Date:7/24/20 Digital & Limited Genre:Comedy Rating: NR Director: Romany Malco Studio(s): Garlin Pictures, Momentous Media Network, Cranked Up Films, Good Deed Entertainment. Running Time: 93 mins.
Cast: Romany Malco (Tijuana Jackson), Regina Hall (Cheryl Wagner), Alkoya Brunson (Lil’ Eric Jackson), Tami Roman (Sharea Jackson), Baadja-Lyne Odums (Momma Jackson), Shannon Dang (Rachel Cho).
Story: Released from prison and placed on probation, Tijuana Jackson sets out to fulfill his dream of becoming a world renowned motivational speaker but fails to comply with strict orders from his no-nonsense probation officer. Chasing a life changing opportunity, he violates his parole, flees his jurisdiction, abandoning his family and community in the process. Facing more jail time and cut off from the only support system he’s ever had, TJ must master the art of achieving selfless success through serving his community or fail miserably serving time. Source: IMDB.
Release Date:4/12/19; In Theaters Genre: Comedy/Fantasy Rating: NR Director: Tina Gordon Studio(s):Khalabo Ink Society, Universal Pictures, Will Packer Productions. Running Time: Unknown Cast: Regina Hall (Jordan Sanders), Marsai Martin (Young Jordan), Issa Rae (April), Tone Bell (Preston), Justin Hartley.
Story: Regina Hall and Marsai Martin both star as Jordan Sanders — Hall as the take-no-prisoners tech mogul adult version of Jordan and Martin as the 13-year-old version of her who wakes up in her adult self’s penthouse just before a do-or-die presentation. Issa Rae plays Jordan’s long-suffering assistant April, the only one in on the secret that her daily tormentor is now trapped in an awkward tween body just as everything is on the line. Little is an irreverent new comedy about the price of success, the power of sisterhood and having a second chance to grow up — and glow up — right. Source: Official site, littlethemovie.com.
Release Date:10/19/18; In Theaters Genre:Drama Rating: Unknown Director: George Tillman, Jr. Studio(s): Fox 2000 Pictures, State Street Pictures, Temple Hill Entertainment,
Twentieth Century Fox. Running time: Unknown Cast:Amandla Stenberg (Starr Carter), Regina Hall (Lisa Carter), Russell Hornsby (Maverick Carter), Common (Uncle Carlos Carter), Lamar Johnson (Seven Carter), TJ Wright (Sekani Carter), Issa Rae (April Ofrah), KJ Apa (Chris), Sabrina Carpenter (Hailey), Anthony Mackie (King).
Story: Based on Angie Thomas’ novel of same name, the film stars Amandla Stenberg as a 16-year-old girl named Starr who grew up in a poverty-stricken area, but now attends a suburban prep school. After she witnesses a police officer shoot her unarmed best friend, she’s torn between her two very different worlds as she tries to speak her truth. Source: Variety. Photo Source: Shadow & Act.
Release Date:6/14/2019; In Theaters Genre:Drama Rating:R Director: Tim Story Studio(s):Davis Entertainment, Khalabo Ink Society, New Line Cinema, Netflix Running time: 111 mins.
Cast:Richard Roundtree, Samuel L. Jackson (John Shaft), Jessie T. Usher, Alexandra Shipp, Avan Jogia, Regina Hall, Matt Lauria (Cutty), Method Man (Freddie P.), Isaach De Bankolé (Gordito), Method Man.
Story: JJ, aka John Shaft, Jr. (Usher), may be a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death, he needs an education only his dad can provide. Absent throughout JJ’s youth, the legendary locked-and-loaded John Shaft (Jackson) agrees to help his progeny navigate Harlem’s heroin-infested underbelly. And while JJ’s own FBI analyst’s badge may clash with his dad’s trademark leather coat, there’s no denying family. Besides, Shaft’s got an agenda of his own, and a score to settle that’s professional and personal. Source: IMDB.
Details:Avan Jogia has been cast in New Line’s reboot of Shaft. He joins previously announced cast members Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher, Regina Hall, Alexandra Shipp and Richard Roundtree. Tim Story will direct a script from Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow which will follow a nerdy FBI agent who launches his own investigation after his friend dies under suspicious circumstances. Needing help with the case, he reluctantly enlists the help from his estranged father — the legendary, stuck-in-the-80s-but-still-cool-as-hell titular John Shaft.
New Line and Netflix are partnering on this film with Netflix financing more than half the film’s high $30M budget for international rights and will stream Shaft outside of the U.S. after New Line releases it theatrically domestically.
Back in 1971, Gordon Parks helmed the now-classic blaxploitation film Shaft, starring Richard Roundtree as John Shaft, the black private dick who’s a sex machine to all the chicks. The film spawned a few sequels, and then in 2000, John Singleton directed a remake starring Samuel L. Jackson in the title role. The Singleton/Jackson version went light on the lady killer aspects of the original, and instead focused on a murder mystery. Source(s): Slash Film; Deadline. Photo Source: Movieweb.
Cast: Marlon Wayans, Regina Hall, Dennis Haysbert, Reginald Swope, Loretta Devine, Neil Brown, Jr., Dave Sheridan, Cory Hardrict, Jwaundace Candece.
Story:Rob Anderson (Wayans) is all set to marry the girl of his dreams (Hall), but can’t quite get to the altar. Every time he comes close, he finds himself waking up naked in his hotel elevator, forced to relive the beginning of his wedding day over and over again. Source: Movie Insider Photo: Teaser-Trailer.com
Release Date:7/21/17; In Theaters Genre:Comedy Rating:R Director:Malcolm D. Lee Studio(s): Universal Pictures, Will Packer Productions. Cast: Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, Larenz Tate, Tiffany Haddish, Deborah Ayorinde, Kofi Siriboe.
Story: When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush. Source: Shadow & Act.