Release Date: 3/16/18; In Theaters & VOD
Director: Laurie Collyer
Studio(s): EFC Films, Furlough Productions, IFC Films
Running Time: 83 mins.
Cast: Tessa Thompson (Nicole Stevens), Whoopi Goldberg (Mrs. Stevens), Melissa Leo (Joan Anderson), Anna Paquin, La La Anthony (Brandy)
Story: When a rowdy inmate (Melissa Leo) gets one weekend out of prison to visit her ailing mother, the rookie corrections officer (Tessa Thompson) assigned to keep an eye on her struggles to keep her in line during their emergency furlough. Source(s): Indiewire, IFC Center.
a/k/a Creed II
Release Date: 11/21/18
Director: Steven Caple, Jr.
Studio(s): Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), New Line Cinema
Running Time: Unknown
Cast: Michael B. Jordan (Adonis Johnson), Tessa Thompson (Bianca), Sylvester Stallone (Rocky Balboa), Dolph Lundgren (Ivan Drago), Florian Munteanu (Vitor Drago).
Details: Creed 2 is set for release on November 21st 2018, and features the return of Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed and Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa, while Dolph Lundgren reprises his Rocky IV role as Ivan Drago, and boxer Florian Munteanu takes on the role of Drago’s son.
Story: Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa, newly crowned light-heavyweight champion Adonis Creed faces off against Viktor Drago, the son of Ivan Drago. Source(s): IMDB; Flickering Myth.
Release Date: 2018
Director: Boots Riley
Studio(s): Significant Productions
Running time: 105 mins.
Cast: Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Steven Yeun, Jermaine Fowler, Armie Hammer, Omari Hardwick.
Story: Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield), a 30-something black telemarketer with self-esteem issues, discovers a magical selling power living inside of him. Suddenly he’s rising up the ranks to the elite team of his company, which sells heinous products and services. The upswing in Cassius’s career raises serious red flags with his brilliant girlfriend, Detroit (Tessa Thompson), a sign-twirling gallery artist who is secretly a part of a Banksy-style collective called Left Eye. But the unimaginable hits the fan when Cassius meets the company’s cocaine-snorting, orgy-hosting, obnoxious, and relentlessly optimistic CEO, Steve Lift (Armie Hammer). Source: Sundance.org. Photo Source: IMDB.
a/k/a Rocky 7
Release Date: 11/25/15 (In Theaters)
Running Time: 95 mins.
Studio(s): Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), New Line Cinema, Warner Bros.
Director: Ryan Coogler
Writers: Ryan Coogler, Aaron Covington
Cast: Michael B. Jordan (Adonis Johnson), Sylvester Stallone (Rocky Balboa), Tessa Thompson (Bianca), Graham McTavish (Tommy Holiday), Phylicia Rashad (Mary Anne Creed), Anthony Bellew (‘Pretty’ Ricky Conlan), Wood Harris.
Story: Adonis Johnson never knew his famous father, world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born. Still, there’s no denying that boxing is in his blood, so Adonis heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creed’s legendary match with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa.
Once in the City of Brotherly Love, Adonis tracks Rocky down and asks him to be his trainer. Despite his insistence that he is out of the fight game for good, Rocky sees in Adonis the strength and determination he had known in Apollo – the fierce rival who became his closest friend. Agreeing to take him on, Rocky trains the young fighter, even as the former champ is battling an opponent more deadly than any he faced in the ring.
With Rocky in his corner, it isn’t long before Adonis gets his own shot at the title…but can he develop not only the drive but also the heart of a true fighter, in time to get into the ring? Source: Creedthemovie.com.
Release Date: 2/3/15 (DVD); 10/17/14 (Theatrical Release)
Rating: Not Available
Running Time: 100 mins.
Studio: Duly Noted/
Director: Justin Simien
Cast: Tyler James William (Lionel Higgins), Tessa Thompson (Samantha White), Teyonah Parris (Colandrea Conners), Brandon P. Bell (Troy), Kyle Gallner (Kurt), Dennis Haysbert (Dean).
Story: Dear White People follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over a popular “African American” themed party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film will explore racial identity in “post-racial” America while weaving a universal story of forging one’s unique path in the world. (Source(s): comingsoon.net; official site, dearwhitepeoplemovie.com).