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Release Date:  11/16/18; In Theaters
Genre:  Drama/Thriller
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  Unknown
Director:  Steve McQueen
Studio(s):   See-Saw Films, Film 4, New Regency Pictures,
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Cast:   Viola Davis,  Andre Holland, Cynthia Erivo, Daniel Kaluuya, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez, Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell.

Story:  Remake of Lynda La Plante‘s 1983 British miniseries of the same name.  Tells the story of a group of armed thieves who are killed during a botched robbery. In the wake of their husbands’ deaths, the thieves’ wives band together to finish the job the men in their lives couldn’t successfully complete.  Source:  Slashfilm.

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‘Til Death Do Us Part

Release Date:  9/29/17 (In Theaters)
Genre:  Thriller
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  Unknown
Director:  Chris Stokes
Studio:   Footage Films

Cast:  Taye Diggs (Alex), Annie Ilonzeh (Madison/Kate), Malik Yoba (Rob), Stephen Bishop (Michael), Robinne Lee (Chelsea).

Story:  Michael & Madison Roland, had planned to spend the rest of their lives together, until one day Michael’s controlling ways turned their perfect marriage, into an abusive rollercoaster no woman could survive. With the help of her best friend, Madison decides to get away. After adopting a new identity, she meets Alex Stone and learns to love again. All is well, until Michael discovers Madison’s whereabouts, and recreates the nightmare she once lived all over again.  Source:  Flickeringmyth.

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a/k/a Stranded

Release Date:  4/27/18; In Theaters
Genre:   Thriller
Rating:  Unknown
Running Time:  92 mins.
Director:  Deon Taylor
Studio:   Hidden Empire Film Group

Cast:  Paula Patton (Brea), Omar Epps (John), Laz Alonso (Darren Cole), Luke Goss (Red), William Fichtner (Mr. Waynewright), Missi Pyle (Deputy Sally Marnes), Roselyn Sanchez (Malia), Dawn Olivieri (Cara).

Story:  Journalist Brea and her boyfriend John are off for a romantic weekend in the mountains. On their way up the coast they stop in a small town and are accosted by a group of men on motorcycles. Barely avoiding a fight, Brea and John continue on their trip, unaware that they have inadvertently come into possession of a cell phone…a cell phone that the bikers are desperate to retrieve. Now, alone in the mountains in an isolated rental home, Brea and John must defend themselves against the bikers who will stop at nothing to get the phone, destroy the evidence it holds and kill anyone who would tell their story.  Source:  abff.com.

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Proud Mary

Release Date:  1/12/18; In Theaters
Genre:  Thriller
Rating:  Unknown
Running Time:  Unknown
Director:  Babak Najafi
Studio:   Screen Gems

Cast:  Taraji P. Henson, Neal McDonough, Xander Berkeley, Billy Brown, Margaret Avery, Jahi Di’Allo Winston, Danny Glover.

Story:  Taraji P. Henson is Mary, a hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston, whose life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes bad.

Billy Brown, Jahi Di’Allo Winston, Neal McDonough, Margaret Avery, Xander Berkeley and Danny Glover join Henson in front of the camera, with Winston playing Danny, a streetwise kid unaware of what prompts Mary to come to his aid; Danny Glover plays Benny, Mary’s fatherly but brutally unforgiving boss; Billy Brown is Tom, Benny’s son, a fellow professional who was once romantically involved with Mary; Neal McDonough is a well-manicured killer primed to be sacrificed to maintain peace; Margaret Avery is Benny’s wise, refined wife; and Xander Berkeley is the drug-dealing sadist Mary eradicates, provoking an all-out turf war.  Source:  Shadow & Act; Photo Source:  The Wrap.

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Illicit

Release Date:  5/23/17 (VOD & DVD)
Genre:  Thriller
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  120 mins.
Director:  Corey Grant
Studio(s):   New Breed Entertainment, Breaking Glass Pictures
Cast:  David Ramsey, Shireen Crutchfield, Mckinley Freeman, Michele Weaver, Lanett Tachel, Tank, Essence Atkins, Dionne Gipson, Dean Cain, Vivica A. Fox.

Story:  Sasha and Guy’s marriage is tested when they are independently seduced by sexy, young lovers, both with dark pasts and hidden nefarious agendas.  Source:  Official Site, Illicitmovie.com.

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Live Cargo

Release Date:  3/31/17; Limited (2016)
Genre:  Drama/Thriller
Black & White
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  88 mins.
Director:  Logan Sandler
Studio(s):   SimonSays Entertainment, Gunpowder & Sky

Cast:  Dree Hemingway (Nadine), Lakeith Stanfield (Lewis), Robert Wisdom (Roy), Sam Dillon (Myron), Leonard Earl Howze (Doughboy).

Story:   Following a devastating loss, Nadine and Lewis retreat to a small Bahamian island where Nadine’s family has kept a house for many years. As they try to heal and move forward with their relationship, the community on the island shows signs of unraveling — with the island’s mayor squaring off against Doughboy, a human trafficker who manipulates the impressionable homeless teenager Myron into assisting with his smuggling operation.  Source:  Official site.

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Caught Between The Two

caught-between-the-twoRelease Date:  3/28/17; DVD (2016)
Genre:   Thriller
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  72 mins.
Director(s):   LaQuan Stallworth, Frank Boni, Glenell Randolph, Gianni Marquiz
Studio(s):   L-G Entertainment, Stallworth Productions, Maverick Entertainment.

Cast:   Chinedu Oji (JaQuan), Faith Simmons (Coco), Alex West (Trevante), Ruby Lee Dove II (Taliyah), Jaye Alexander (Jasmine).

Story:   A very successful black woman named Taliyah finds out that she is in control of everything in her life except one thing. Just when Taliyah thinks her life is in the perfect place she happens to get an unexpected surprise that could cause lust to take control. With the help of two best friends, Taliyah’s search for fulfillment comes to terms in a dangerous love triangle.  Source:  Maverick Entertainment.

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