Deadly Dispatch

Release Date:  7/28/19; TV One
Genre:  Drama/Thriller
Rating:  NR
Director:  Morenike Joela Evans
Studio(s):   Swirl Films; TV One

Cast:  Tamala Jones (Tiffany), Dominique Perry (Amber), Wayne “Bone Crusher” Hardnett (Shawn), Steven Gregory Norfleet (Marcus).

Story:   Deadly Dispatch chronicles the tragic murder of Shawn (Bone Crusher), a well-liked owner of a struggling taxi company. Tiffany (Jones) is a local salon owner and Shawn’s longtime, high-school best friend who becomes intertwined in the puzzling circumstances surrounding his death. Unsatisfied with the police’s classification of the case being a robbery gone wrong, Tiffany becomes suspicious of Shawn’s grieving widow Amber (Perry). Motivated to find out what really happened to her friend that fateful day, Tiffany embarks on a quest that will not only endanger her strained marriage, but her life as well. Will she be able to come to terms with a deep secret shared between her and Shawn while seeking justice?  Inspired by actual events, the original movie is part of TV One’s Love, Lies & Murder series of stories that explore the dark side of love including deceit, betrayal, obsession and jealousy.  Source:  TV One.

Loved To Death

Release Date:  7/21/19; TV One
Genre:  Thriller
Rating:  NR
Director:  Lee Davis
Studio(s):  Asylum Productions; TV One
Cast:  Malinda Williams (Monica), MC Lyte (Tiffany), McKinley Freeman (Jackson), Tobias Truvillion (Dre) and Chrystee Pharris (Courtney), Ernest L. Thomas (Pastor).

Story:   Loved To Death charts a newly engaged couple whose lives are cut short when they are suddenly gunned down by a crazed ex-lover at a toll booth. Upon meeting and falling in love with Dre (Truvillion), Monica (Williams) leaves a long term abusive relationship with Jackson (Freeman) to be with her new love. Inspired by actual events, the original movie is part of TV One’s Love, Lies & Murder series of stories that explore the dark side of love including deceit, betrayal, obsession and jealousy.  Source:  TV One.

Sins Of The Father

Release Date:  7/7/2019
Genre:  Drama/Thriller
Rating:  NR
Director:  Jamal Hill
Studio(s):   Swirl Films; TV One

Cast:  Deitrick Haddon (Pastor Clarence Burnett), A.J. Johnson (Detective Phylicia Richardson), Clifton Powell (Deacon Kevin Williams),Terayle Hill (Robert Banks), Angela Love (Chevelle).

Story:   The movie follows Clarence Burnett, a pastor in Atlanta who’s happily married to Karen. The couple’s world is torn apart when Karen is brutally murdered outside their Atlanta home, sending shock waves through their close-knit community. As police delve deeper into the Burnett’s inner circle, they discover secret lives filled with lust, cruelty and unearth a sinful conspiracy of biblical proportions.  Inspired by actual events, the original movie is part of TV One’s Love, Lies & Murder series of stories that explore the dark side of love including deceit, betrayal, obsession and jealousy.  Source:  TV One.

In Broad Daylight

Release Date:  7/14/19; TV One
Genre:   Thriller
Rating:  NR
Director:  Kenn Michael
Studio(s):   Invent Films, TV One
Cast:  Chyna Layne (Jordan Boudreaux), Curtis Hamilton (Steve), Shad “Bow Wow” Moss (Malik).

Story:   In Broad Daylight, tells the story of Jordan Boudreaux (Lane), who gets abducted by her obsessed and estranged boyfriend Steve (Hamilton).  Jordan’s family rallies the community while her closest cousin, Malik (Moss), makes it his personal mission to find and bring her home safely. The family, community and police band together to find Jordan before it’s too late.  Inspired by actual events, the original movie is part of TV One’s Love, Lies & Murder series of stories that explore the dark side of love including deceit, betrayal, obsession and jealousy.  Source:  TV One.

 

The Bobby DeBarge Story

Release Date:  6/29/19; TV One
Genre:  Drama/Biography
Rating:  NR
Director:  Russ Parr
Studio(s):   Swirl Films, TV One
Running Time:  Unknown

Story:   The movie explores the tumultuous life of the former lead singer of 70’s R&B/funk band Switch, also the eldest sibling of the world-famous pop group DeBarge. Despite his success in music, the iconic falsetto found his life in peril as he struggled with fame and fortune while coping with the memories of his dysfunctional childhood.  Bobby, born in 1956 Detroit to Etterlene and Army soldier Robert DeBarge, Sr., the latter whom he says was abusive, was introduced to heroin at the age of 15. Heroin would soon become his lifelong addiction. After his parents divorced and Etterlene and the children moved to Grand Rapids, Bobby, a talented musician and vocalist, began playing in local bands along with his younger brother Tommy. In 1976, Bobby DeBarge, along with Tommy DeBarge, Phillip Ingram, Jody Sims, Eddie Fluellen, MC Clark and Arnett Hayes, formed the group Switch and a year after signing to Motown, they dropped their debut album. In the late 80’s Bobby joined his younger siblings’ group, DeBarge but his personal problems, drug use and legal troubles caused major issues both internally and within the group. After contracting HIV in the 1980s Bobby died of AIDS complications in 1995.

The film’s stars include Roshon Fegan in the lead role as Bobby DeBarge, Tyra Ferrell as Etterlene DeBarge, and Adrian Marcel as James DeBarge.  Big Boi portrays legendary music mogul Berry Gordy, while Lloyd appears as Switch member Gregory Williams.  Sources:  Official Site, TV One.com; Global Grind; The Philadelphia Tribune.

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Three’s Complicated

Release Date:  1/13/19; TV One
Genre:  Comedy
Rating:  NR
Director:  Shari L. Carpenter
Studio(s):   Swirl Films; TV One
Running Time:  Unknown
Cast:  Shanola Hampton (Deja), Tyler Lepley (Sonny), Kyanna Simone Simpson (Eleni), Charles Malik Whitfield (Craig)

Story:  Three’s Complicated chronicles the complicated love story of 42-year-old divorcee Deja (Hampton) who after a bad day and one too many drinks has a whirlwind weekend fling with a man ten years her junior, Woodson (Lepley). That wouldn’t be so bad, until she suspects she might be pregnant and discovers that her weekend lover may be her daughter’s (Simpson) new beau.  Source:  TV One.

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Dinner For Two

Release Date:  2018
Genre:  Drama
Rating:  NR
Director:  Orlando Bishop
Studio(s):   Swirl Films, TV One
Running time:  Unknown

Cast:  Tristan Mack Wilds (Chris), Chaley Rose (Angela), Shaun Baker (David), Brooklyn Summers (Jay), Skylar Brooks (Aisha), Kron Moore (Gloria), Naomi Mack (Renee).

Story:   When Christopher lost his one true love, Angela, his life became a complicated mess. He has a simple solution: Tonight, he will prepare his Last Supper. He will play his dinner music, the soundtrack of their love, of their life together. He will eat his meal, a meal they shared so many times.  And then he will take his own life, “un-complicating” things for good. Angela shows up to stop him. She has a simple message: “Live.”  He has a simple response:  “I want you back.” But as they both know, and as we will learn as they break bread over broken hearts, things between them are never as simple as they seem.  Source:  ABFF official site.  Photo Source:  TV One.

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