A Weekend With The Family

a/k/a Dinner with the Stankershets

A Weekend With The Family

Release Date:  7/17/16; TV One
Genre:  Romance/Comedy
Rating:  NR
Director:  Chris Stokes
Studio:  Footage Films

Cast:  Marques Houston (Travis Stankershet), Karrueche Tran (Courtney Clancy), Wendy Raquel Robinson (Nip Stankershet), Clifton Powell (Dingo Stankershet), Dorien Wilson (John Clancy), Suzanne Whang (Sue Clancy), Black Thomas (Sargent Stankershet), Chantel Jeffries (Catherine Clancy), Shondrella Avery (Rosie).

Story:  Film follows Travis Stankershet (Marques Houston) a young attorney who looks to gain a position at a prestigious law firm. Travis’ loving girlfriend Courtney Clancy (Karrueche Tran) decides to arrange a surprise family weekend get-together, however things don’t go as planned with the arrival of his outlandish family, the Stankershets.  When Far East customs come up against the salt of the earth folks from the Deep South, hilarity ensues. In the end, Travis must find a way to make the two families peacefully co-exist long enough for him to propose to the woman he loves.  Source:  Shadow and Act.

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A Christmas Blessing

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Release Date:  2013
Genre:  Drama/Romance
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  90 mins.
Studio:  Uptoparr Productions; TV One
Director:  Russ Parr

Cast:  Lisa Arrindell Anderson (Pamela), Omari Hardwick (Earl James), David Banner (Charles), Jahnee Wallace (Kara).

Story:  This moving family drama chronicles the parallel hardships of Pamela Cleveland (Lisa Arrindell Anderson), a mother of four whose husband, Charles (David Banner), has been killed in action while serving in Afghanistan, and Earl James (Omari Hardwick), a fresh divorcee. While Pamela combats immeasurable grief and a flood of concerns as a new widow, Earl combats anxiety and struggles to maintain custody of and contact with his two sons. Pamela and Earl’s lives are forever transformed when their seemingly separate paths intersect and together, they learn the realities of dating and single-parenthood, the importance of family and the true meaning of Christmas. Source(s): Shadow and Act; Moviefone.  Photo Source:  TV One.

How To Tell You’re A Douchebag

How To Tell You're A Douchebag stilla/k/a Occasionally Dating Black Women

Release Date:  2016
Genre:  Comedy/Romance
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  75 mins.
Director: Tahir Jetter
Cast: Charles Brice (Ray Livingston), DeWanda Wise (Rochelle Marseilles), William Jackson Harper (Jake Brown), Alexander C. Mulzac (Paul Kettering), Tonye Patano (Miss Lady), Carra Patterson (Grace).

Story:  A controversial blogger in New York finds himself in hot water when he messes with the wrong woman.  Source(s): IMDB, Shadow and Act.

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Southside With You

Southside With You stillRelease Date:  2016
Genre:  Biography/Romance
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  81 mins.
Studio(s):  IM Global, State Street Pictures
Director:  Richard Tanne
Cast:  Parker Sawyers (Barack Obama), Tika Sumpter (Michelle Robinson).

Details:  Set in 1989, Southside With You stars Tika Sumpter (playing Michelle Robinson, as she was known before her marriage) and Parker Sawyers as Obama. The narrative takes place over the course of a single day, when the pair had an hours-long date that included a picnic and a screening of “Do the Right Thing.” They initially met at the Chicago law firm Sidley Austin, where Michelle worked and was assigned as a mentor to Barack, who was a Harvard law student at the time. Source(s): The Chicago Tribune. Photo Source: The Wrap.

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Last Night

Last NightRelease Date 2015
Genre:  Drama/Romance
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  93 mins.
Studio:  American Filmmaker
Director:  Harold Jackson, III

Cast:  Judi Blair (Sky), Danny Gavigan (Jon), Benton Greene (Daniel), Nedra McClyde (Angela).

Story:  Sky’s (Judi Blair) last night in Washington DC before moving to North Carolina with her boyfriend (Benton Greene) becomes a whirlwind of emotions when a chance meeting with an attractive stranger (Danny Gavigan) tests her will.   Source: Lastnightthefilm.com

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What Love Will Make You Do

what-love-will-make-you-doRelease Date: 2015
Genre:  Romance/Drama
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  95 mins.
Studio:  Yellow Lens Entertainment
Director:  Lisa Haynes

Cast:  Darrin Dewitt Henson (Trey Boston), Judi Blair (Kendra Stewart), Victoria Rowell (Sheila Boston), Darryl Booker (Tony Boston), Sir Brodie (Rob Stewart), Carl Anthony Payne II (Sean), Brad James (Joe), Blue Kimble (Todd Boston).

Story:  An attorney from a prestigious law firm falls in love with a beautiful woman of his dreams, but later discovers her father is seeking revenge against him over a court case gone terribly wrong. Source(s): Shadow and Act; IMDB.  Photo Source:  Black Film.

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Will To Love

Will to Love cast photoRelease Date 6/27/15 (TV One)
Genre:  Romance
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  Unknown
Studios: Footage Films, TV One.
Director: Chris Stokes
Cast: Marques Houston (Jamal Hawkins), Shondrella Avery (Monica), Keisha Knight Pulliam (Rachel), Black Thomas (Danny), Draya Michele (Candice).

Story: Will To Love features Houston as Jamal Hawkins, a 30-something CEO and heir of the “Let It Roll” toilet paper company, who must find a wife before his grandfather passes away. As a quintessential bachelor, Jamal has no idea how to accomplish such a feat and must do so despite his half-sister Monica’s meddling. He enlists the help of his secretary, Rachel and his best friend Danny to find a bride who will obtain his family’s approval and win him his birthright. After devising a plan to audition potential brides and finding Candice, Jamal develops feelings for Rachel and must make the crucial decision between following the money or his heart.  Source: Broadway World. Photo Source: Mz. Shyneka’s Word on the Street.