Release Date: 11/2/18 (In Theaters) Genre:Comedy Rating: Unknown Director:Tyler Perry Studio(s):Paramount Players, Paramount Pictures, Tyler Perry Studios Running time:Unknown
Cast: Tiffany Haddish, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick, Taraji P. Henson, Courtney Henggeler, Whoopi Goldberg, Amber Riley.
Story:The film follows a woman who is recently released after serving her time in prison. Once on the outside, she reconnects with her sister, who is in the midst of discovering that her online relationship might be a man “catfishing” her. Source: Variety.
Release Date: 3/16/18; In Theaters & VOD Genre: Comedy Rating: R 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.
Release Date: 9/11/16; Toronto International Film Festival Genre: Drama/Music Rating:NR Running Time: 100 mins. Director: Nick Cannon Cast: Nick Cannon (Tarzan Brixton), Donovan ‘Dada’ Davidson (Colin Harper), Whoopi Goldberg (Loretta Brixton), Louis Gossett, Jr. (The Bishop), Beenie Man, Busta Rhymes (Allestar ‘All Star Toasta’).
Story:Nick Cannon’s feature film musical centers on a young man from Brooklyn named Tarzan (Cannon) who hatches a plan centered on marijuana to pay for his mother’s medical bills. Tarzan travels to Jamaica where he meets up with his cousin (Busta Rhymes) and falls into the Jamaican dancehall music scene. The fast-paced soundtrack includes Beenie Man, who also narrates the film. Dancehall is a love letter to Jamaican music complemented with amazingly choreographed dance sequences that amount to physical poetry. Source(s): Indiewire; IMDB.
Release Date: April 19, 2014 (Lifetime) Genre: Drama Rating: N/R Studio: Lifetime Television Director: Stephen Tolkin
Cast: Whoopi Goldberg (Viola), Lyriq Bent (Randall), Ving Rhames (Cecil), Mekhi Phifer (Lewis), Anika Noni Rose Rose (Paris), Kimberly Elise (Janelle), Tichina Arnold (Charlotte).
Story:Based on The New York Times bestseller by Terry McMillan. When irascible matriarch Viola Price learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this world, from her relationship with her husband to the lives of her four children and grandchildren. Viola must contend with sibling rivalry, teen pregnancy and drug addiction with one child while her jailbird son needs to learn how to be a better father, her granddaughter is in bigger trouble than her daughter is willing to admit and Viola’s estranged husband needs saving from his scheming younger girlfriend. Viola won’t have an easy time bending her loved ones to her will. Source: Shadow and Act. Photo: mylifetime.com