True to the Game

Release Date:  9/8/17; In Theaters
Genre:  Drama
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  Unknown
Director:  Preston A. Whitmore, II
Studio:   Imani Motion Pictures

Cast:  Erica Peeples (Gena Hollins), Vivica A. Fox (Shoog), Nelsan Ellis (Tyrik), Malcolm David Kelley (Black), Jennifer Freeman (Lita), Columbus Short (Quadir Richards), Nafessa Williams (Sahirah), Andra Fuller (Jerrell), Draya Michele (Cherelle), Starletta DuPois (Gah-Git).

Story:  Based on the novel of the same name written by Teri Woods. The film is about a charismatic drug lord, played by Columbus Short, who falls for a young girl from Philadelphia. He begins planning a way out of the crime world with his love for her, but tragedy strikes just as he is about to start his new life.  Source:  Firstshowing.net.

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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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Royal Family Christmas

Royal Family Christmas stillRelease Date:  12/5/15; TV One
Genre:  Comedy/Holiday
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  90 mins.
Studio:  TV One
Director:  Lance Kawas
Cast:  Debbi Morgan (Alfreda Royal), Vivica A. Fox (Mona Levi), Richard Lawson (Leighton Royal), Tichina Arnold (Chivonne Price), Romeo Miller (Phillip “Flip” Royal), Ricky Harris (Nelson Royal), Eric Myrick, III (Austin Royal), Chelsea Tavaras (Kelsey Royal), Taquilla Whitfield (Pamela Royal).

Story:  Sequel to “Royal Family Holiday.” The children Phillip “Flip” Royal (Romeo Miller), a good-looking spiritual guru; Austin Royal (Eric Myrick III), a Washington, D.C. community activist; Kelsey Royal (Chelsea Tavares), a fashion designer’s gopher; and Pamela Royal (Taquilla Whitfield), a hair and nail salon owner; join forces to reunite their parents in time for Christmas. They try every trick in the book – including “playing nice” and setting aside old sibling rivalries – only to learn their mom and dad are enjoying “the single life.” Their plan also goes awry as getting their parents back together ends up taking a back seat to their own personal and professional drama. Sources: Shadow and Act; TV One.

Watch the trailer at TV One: http://tvone.tv/26132/a-royal-family-christmas-premieres-saturday-at-87c/

Royal Family Holiday

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Release Date: 11/21/15; TV One
Genre:  Comedy/Holiday
Rating: NR
Running Time:  90 mins.
Studio: TV One
Director:  Lance Kawas
Cast:  Debbi Morgan (Alfreda Royal), Vivica A. Fox (Mona Levi), Richard Lawson (Leighton Royal), Tichina Arnold (Chivonne Price), Romeo Miller (Phillip “Flip” Royal), Ricky Harris (Nelson Royal), Eric Myrick, III (Austin Royal), Chelsea Tavaras (Kelsey Royal), Taquilla Whitfield (Pamela Royal).

Story:  Royalty in name and mind only, the Royal family led by patriarch Leighton (Richard Lawson) and matriarch Alfreda (Debbi Morgan), kick-off Thanksgiving, with a fake break-up ruse to lure their overly-busy children home for Thanksgiving. Surprises and challenges ensue, including drama with Alfreda’s envious sister Mona Levi (Vivica A. Fox); the revelation of a deep, dark family secret involving Alfreda’s former acquaintance Chivonne Price (Tichina Arnold); and dealings with Leighton’s super-loud, outspoken cousin Nelson Royal (Ricky Harris). Unfortunately, Leighton and Alfreda both play their roles too well as old wounds are re-opened and their carefully planned reunion leads to chaos – and a potentially real break-up. Sources: Shadow and Act; TV One.

Teaser: Royal Family Holiday Premieres Saturday! | TV One

Carter High

Carter HighRelease Date:  10/30/15 (In Theaters – Limited); 11/7/15 (In Theaters – Nationwide)
Genre:  Drama
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  Unknown
Studio(s):  Sweet Chariot Productions, PlayNow enterprise, Tycor International Film Company.
Director:  Arthur Muhammad
Cast:  Vivica A. Fox (Mrs. James), Charles S. Dutton (Coach James), Pooch Hall (Coach Vonner), David Banner (Royce West), Reginald C. Hayes (Mr. Russeau), Robert Hayes (Gary), Aundre Dean (Derric), Lynn Andrews III (Keith).

Story:  Carter High is the emotional, gripping and ultimately uplifting true story of the powerhouse 1988 Carter High School Football Team from Dallas, Texas. Carter has to overcome tremendous difficulties to reach their ultimate goal of winning a state championship. As parents and community leaders come together to support the youth through their hardships, the team becomes the hero of the community.

The film is being produced by former Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders defensive end Greg Ellis and directed by former Carter player Arthur Muhammad. Source: thecarterhighmovie.com (official site); IMDB.

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