The Reason

Release Date:  12/15/20; DVD
Genre:   Drama
Rating:  NR
Director:  Randall Stevens
Studio(s):  Orca Entertainment Group, RAD Entertainment, The Reason Movie 
Running Time:  82 Mins.
Cast:  Louis Gossett, Jr. (Pastor Jim), Tatyana Ali (Macey), Beverly Todd (Shirley), Kelly Carlson (Kaitlyn), Burgess Jenkins (Zach), Alan Powell (Kenneth), Sara Antonio (Brooke), Charlie Ray Reid (Alex Thomas), Jessejames Locorriere (Tim Shempner).

Story:  Based on the book of the same name by author William Sirls, the story follows the lives of a group of people who are experiencing different hardships, and who need to find hope again. The group consists of a mother who has a five-year-old child who is battling leukemia, an addict who is trying to forget his traumatic past, a blind small-town pastor whose son hasn’t spoken a word in nearly 40 years, an oncologist and two physicians who put all their faith in modern medicine, and a struggling atheist. They all end up coming together and changing their lives after a mysterious man is sent to each of them to restore their hope.  Source(s):  dvdreleasedates.com.

 

 

 

Christmas Hotel

Release Date:  12/21/19; Lifetime
Genre:  Holiday/Romance
Rating:  TV-G
Director:  Marla Sokoloff
Studio(s):  Hybrid
Running Time:  Unknown
Cast:  Tatyana Ali (Erin), Sean Patrick Thomas (Connor), Sheryl Lee Ralph (Marnie), Telma Hopkins (Alice), Erika Walter (Bianca Wyndsor).

Story:  Go getter, Erin Roberts (Tatyana Ali), works at the high end Windsor Hotel in New York City hoping to soon be promoted to manager of the luxury chain’s upcoming hotel in Rome. But things take an unexpected turn when her boss instead puts her in charge of opening up a brand new Windsor Hotel in Erin’s hometown of Garland Grove, a small mountain town that loves all things Christmas, all year round. Upon returning to Garland Grove Erin learns she has her work cut out for her as the town isn’t pleased with the new chain hotel and it’s up to her to find a way to get everyone on board and to please the Windsor investors. To make things more complicated, the man spearheading the movement against the new hotel is Connor, Erin’s childhood friend who she had a secret crush on in her youth. When Erin decides to make the new Windsor Hotel a year round “Christmas Hotel” to win over the town’s approval she turns to Connor for his knowledge in all things Christmas and the two work together to make Christmas Hotel a magical wonderland. Soon Erin’s love for both Garland Grove and Christmas is reignited as her connection with Connor grows to new levels making her question everything she thought she wanted.  Source:  Lifetime.com.

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Christmas Everlasting

Release Date:   11/24/18; The Hallmark Channel
Genre:   Romance/Holiday
Rating:  TV-PG

Cast:  Tatyana Ali, Dondré T. Whitfield, Dennis Haysbert, Patti LaBelle.

Story:   Lucy gets the best Christmas news ever when she learns she’s made partner at her law firm. However, when her sister with special needs, Alice, passes away, Lucy must return home to learn the terms of her sister’s eccentric will.

Christmas is fast approaching and years of long workdays employed at New York’s top corporate law firm are about to pay off now that Lucy Toomey (Ali) will be made partner after the New Year. However, when Alice, her older sister with special needs, unexpectedly passes away, Lucy returns back to Nilson’s Bay, Wisconsin, to attend the funeral and handle her estate. While Lucy dreads returning to her childhood home, she also feels real sorrow that she was too busy to take her sister’s last call. Once back in Nilson’s Bay, Lucy meets Peter (Whitfield), her old high school sweetheart and Alice’s former attorney, who informs her of the terms of Alice’s eccentric will that states in order for Lucy to inherit the family home, she must live there for 30 days through the holidays.  Source(s):  The Hallmark Chanel; IMDB.

Jingle Belle

Release Date:   11/25/18; Lifetime
Genre:  Romance/Holiday
Rating:  TV-G
Director:  Peter Sullivan
Studio(s):   Production Media Films, Hybrid
Running Time:  66 mins.

Cast:  Tatyana Ali (Belle Williams), Cornelius Smith, Jr. (Michael Hill), Loretta Devine (Emory Simons), Keshia Knight Pulliam (Tori), Tempestt Bledsoe (Jackie), Dee Wallace (Shelby), Valarie Pettiford (Faith Williams), Obba Babatundé (Charles Williams).

Story:   Every year, Isabelle (Tatyana Ali) and her high school sweetheart Mike (Cornelius Smith Jr.), rocked their small town’s annual Christmas Eve Pageant with a sweet Christmas duet. But after graduation, Isabelle left to study at Juillard in New York – leaving Mike behind. Years later, when Isabelle returns to her hometown to write music for the annual Christmas Eve Pageant, she is shocked to learn that Mike is the one directing the show. Can Isabelle and Mike put the past behind them and reunite on stage for another show-stopping duet?  Source(s):  Lifetime; IMDB.

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Second Sight

Second SightRelease Date:   4/23/16 (TV One)
Genre:  Thriller
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  Unknown
Director:  Michael Scott
Studio:  Digilab Productions, TV One

Cast:  Tatyana Ali (Clara Randall) Sharif Atkins (Richard), Marla Gibbs (Nana), Denise Boutte (Tamara), Texas Battle (Tony), Jessica Pressley (Mary Ann)

Story:  Clara Randall (Tatyana Ali) is living in a waking nightmare, haunted by psychic visions of a kidnapped girl. Terrified for the little girl, she realizes she must take matters into her own hands. On a mission, she follows clues from her visions that lead to the young girl’s location. But along the way, devastating secrets are revealed about the people she loves most in the world.  Source:  TV One.

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Supermodel

Release Date:  6/1/17 – Netflix (2015)
Genre:  Drama
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  95 mins.
Studio:  Datari Turner Productions
Director:  Shawn Baker

Cast:  Tatyana Ali (Lauren), Marc John Jefferies (Shucky), Tyson Beckford (Alex), Melissa De Sousa (Detective Lacey), Golden Brooks (Patricia Gillard), Roger Guenveur Smith (Max), Datari Turner (Talib), Fat Joe (Xavier), Toccara Jones (Dara), Angela Simmons (Tracy), Sessilee Lopez (Chloe).

Story:  A young girl from the Brooklyn housing projects goes from the subway to the runway, becoming one of the most sought after models in the fashion industry. But in the high stakes world of fashion and beauty, things aren’t always as pretty and glamorous as they seem. Source(s): Shadow and Act; IMDB.