Native Son

Release Date: 4/9/19; HBO 1/24/19; Sundance Film Festival (Original Premiere) Genre:  Drama Rating:  NR Director:  Rashid Johnson Studio(s):   Bow and Arrow Entertainment, A24 Running Time:  108 mins. Cast:  Ashton Sanders, Margaret Qualley, Nick Robinson, KiKi Layne, Bill Camp, Sanaa Lathan, David Alan Grier. Story:  Bigger “Big” Thomas, a young African American man, lives with his…

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The Perfect Guy

Release Date:  12/29/15 (DVD); 9/11/15 (In Theaters) Genre: Thriller Rating:  PG-13 Running Time:  Unknown Studio:  Sony Screen Gems Director:  David M. Rosenthal Cast:  Sanaa Lathan (Leah Vaughn), Morris Chestnut (Dave), Michael Ealy (Carter Duncan), Rutina Wesley, Kathryn Morris (Karen), Holt McCallany (Detective Hansen). Story:  Leah Vaughn appears to have the ideal life. She enjoys a challenging, fast-paced…

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Repentance

Release Date: 6/24/14, DVD; 2/28/14, Theatrical Release Genre: Thriller Rating: R Studio: Codeblack Films/Lionsgate Director: Philippe Caland Cast:  Anthony Mackie (Tommy) Forest Whitaker (Angel Sanchez) Mike Epps (Ben) Sanaa Lathan (Maggie) Nicole Ari Parker (Sophie) Story: Years after a drunken car crash that almost took his life, Thomas Carter (Anthony Mackie) has reinvented himself as…

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The Best Man Holiday

Release Date: 2/11/14 (DVD); 11/15/13 (Theatrical) Genre:  Romantic/Comedy Rating:  R Studio:  Universal Pictures Director:  Malcolm D. Lee Cast:  Taye Diggs (Harper Stewart) Morris Chestnut (Lance Sullivan) Terrence Howard (Quentin) Harold Perrineau (Julian Murch) Nia Long (Jordan Armstrong) Sanaa Lathan (Robin) Monica Calhoun (Mia Morgan) Melissa De Sousa (Shelby) Regina Hall (Candace) Story:  After nearly 15…

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