Love By Chance

Release Date:    6/17/17 – American Black Film Festival
Genre:  Romance/Comedy
Running Time:  106 mins.
Director:  Samad Davis
Cast:  Altovise Lawrence, Atandwa Kani, Terri J. Vaughn, Clifton Powell, E. Roger Mitchell, Lil Zane, Carl Anthony Payne II, Desi Banks.

Story:  Two aspiring actors from South Africa who are independently in America trying to crack into an extremely difficult and over saturated Hollywood industry, meet by chance. Between the everyday struggle of auditioning, dealing with daily rejection, self-doubt, financial hardship, crazy friends and a crazy dating scene, who has time for love?  Source:  abff.com.

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Love By The 10th Date

love-on-the-10th-datea/k/a The 10th Date

Release Date:  1/28/17; Lifetime
Genre:  Comedy/Romance
Rating:  NR
Director:  Nzingha Stewart
Studio(s):  Silver Screen Pictures, Lifetime Television.

Cast:  Meagan Good (Gabrielle Fateful), Brandon T. Jackson (Dante), Kellee Stewart (Nell), Keri Hilson (Billie), Kelly Rowland (Margot Scotts), Andra Fuller (Chris Kellman), Cat Deeley (Maureen), Black Shakespeare (Big Stunna), Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman (Freddy Mitchell), Christian Keyes (Kevin).

Story:  Love By The 10th Date follows Gabby, Nell, Billie and Margot who balance their dating adventures alongside their career ambitions at an upscale digital magazine in Los Angeles, under the watchful eye of their editor.  Inspired by the site’s relationship advice column to find the one, Gabby and Nell embark on their own journeys towards the elusive 10th date, the dating world’s Holy Grail when it comes to commitment. Meanwhile, Billie finds herself at a major crossroads in her marriage and Margot unsuccessfully tries to fight her growing attraction to a famously controversial reggae musician she is assigned to interview. As the ladies navigate the ups and downs of modern dating, romance, exes and friendships, they learn what they really want out of life and love.  Source:  Lifetime.  Photo Source:  That Grape Juice.

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The Perfect Match

The Perfect MatchRelease Date:  3/11/16 (In Theaters)
Genre:  Romantic Comedy
Rating:  Unknown
Running Time: Unknown
Studio(s):  Jorva Entertainment Productions, Lionsgate, Codeblack Films, Flavor Unit Entertainment
Director:  Bille Woodruff

Cast:  Terrence Jenkins (Charlie), Paula Patton (Sherry), Kali Hawk (Karen), Lauren London (Ginger), Brandy Norwood (Avatia), Cassie Ventura (Eva), Donald Faison (Rick), Robert Christopher Riley (Victor), Dascha Polanco (Pressie).

Story:  Charlie (Terrence Jenkins) is a playboy who’s convinced that relationships are dead even though his sister (Paula Patton), a therapist, tries to tell him otherwise. His best friends bet him that if he sticks to one woman for one month, he’s bound to fall in love. Charlie takes the bet because he believes that he’s immune to love… until he crosses paths with the beautiful and mysterious Eva (Cassie Ventura). Turning on his irresistible charm, Charlie coaxes Eva into a casual affair but soon finds out that Eva has turned the tables on him. Now Charlie is questioning whether he may actually want more than just a one-night stand. Source(s): Flickeringmyth.

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The Bounce Back

Release Date:  12/9/16; In Theaters
Genre:  Romance/Romantic Comedy
Rating:  PG-13
Running Time: 104 mins.
Studio(s):  Ankle Sock & Baseball Pants, Cima Productions, Viva Pictures,
20th Century Fox, Double Dutch International.
Director:  Youssef Delara

Cast:  Shemar Moore (Matthew Taylor), Nadine Velazquez (Kristin Peralta), Bill Bellamy (Terry Twist), Matthew Willig (Vladamir), Kali Hawk (Jessica Williams), Michael Beach (Lester), Megan Stevenson (Sarah), Robinne Lee (Sam), Nishi Munshi (Haifa), Vanessa Bell Calloway (Ellen), Denise Boutte (Julie).

Story:  Father, author and relationship expert Matthew Taylor is on a whirlwind book tour promoting his new best seller, “The Bounce Back.” He’s got it all figured out until he meets the acerbic Kristin Peralta, a talk show circuit therapist who’s convinced he’s nothing but a charlatan. Matthew’s life is turned upside down when he inadvertently falls for Kristin and has to face the painful truth of his past relationship.  Source(s): Movie Insider, Shadow and Act, IMDB.

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Stock Option

Stock OptionRelease Date:  11/7/15; TV One
Genre:  Romance
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  80 mins.
Studios:  Swirl Films, Georgia Productions, LLC
Director:  Mark Harris

Cast:  Amin Joseph (Marvelous), Antonique Smith (Alina), Tasha Smith (LaTonja),
Aaron D. Spears (William), Todd Anthony (Reggie).

Story:  A down-on-his-luck stock broker becomes homeless and takes refuge in front of an office building where a famous print model works. After he heroically rescues her from a robbery attempt one night, she takes him home as an act of gratitude. Upon cleaning him up, sparks fly and she questions her current relationship in this romantic comedy. Source: IMDB.

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I Really Hate My Ex

a/k/a Ex-Free

I Really Hate My Ex

Release Date:  4/14/15 (DVD + Digital)
Genre:  Romance/Comedy
Rating:  R
Running Time:  84 mins.
Studio(s):  Archway West Productions, Distributors Lionsgate Home Entertainment
Director:  Troy Byer

Cast:  Chris Spencer (Calvin), Leon (Sean), Darrin DeWitt Henson (Robert), Shari Headley (Wendy), JD Lawrence (Sgt. Shilton), Troy Byer (Tanya), Bresha Webb (Lela), Daphnee Duplaix (Jessica), Tomiko Fraser Hines (Brea).

Story:  Three women kidnap their exes and hold them hostage until they get the answers they think they need in order for their hearts to be free. Source(s): IMDB, Amazon.

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Playin’ For Love

Playin' for LoveRelease Date: 1/16/15
Genre:  Comedy/Romance
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  Unknown
Studio:  Townsend Entertainment
Director:  Robert Townsend
Cast:  Salli Richardson-Whitfield (Talisa McCoy), Robert Townsend (Coach Banks), Jenifer Lewis (Alize Gates), Daniel Yorel Cooper (Justice McCoy), Esai Morales (Principle Jose Marti), Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs (Coach Preston Reid), Melyssa Ford (Bella), Steve White (Reesie).

Story:  Romantic comedy about a top high school player, Justice “The Judge” McCoy, has just joined the Miami Jackson High School Generals basketball team. The Generals are an extraordinary team of fast plays, powerhouse athleticism, deadly defense and cocky assuredness, all attributes that have led to them being the number one team in the country to beat. Their success would not be possible without their dynamic coach, the charming, but crafty Niven Banks, a man who’s secretly set his sights on coaching up the next rung in the NCAA and now with a player like Justice McCoy, he might finally get his wish.

But Coach Nivens hadn’t counted on the sassy, no nonsense Talisa McCoy, Justice’s gorgeous mother, a woman so fiercely protective of her son and her other four children, she’s scary. Even scarier is her encyclopedic knowledge of basketball, which she can’t help, but share without much provocation.

Needless to say, Talisa and Coach Nivens bump heads. He’s not used to being off his game and she’s not used to feeling anything for a man. But eventually their love of basketball unearths long buried passions in them both. Their romance develops as several team romances develop, too. But then ambition threatens to destroy it all as well as any potential for winning the state championship. In a nail-biter of a game, we are left to root for our team but even more for our couples, adult and teen, to finally win at love. Sources: Tdjakes.org-Megafest; IMDB; official Facebook page.