The Breaks

The BreaksRelease Date: 1/4/16 (VH1)
Genre: Drama
Rating: NR
Running Time:  Unknown
Studio(s):  VH1, Atlantic Pictures
Director:  Seith Mann

Cast:  Wood Harris (Barry Fouray), Tristan Wilds (DeeVee), Evan Handler (George ‘Juggy’ Aaron), Method Man (Darryl Van Patten, Sr.), David Call (David), Russell Hornsby (Sampson), Afton Williamson (Nikki), Antoine Harris (Ahm).

Story:  The Breaks, will chronicle the journey of Nikki, David, and Deevee, three friends united by their love of hip-hop, as they work to make their big mark in the music industry. The film will travel viewers back to the Summer of 1990 in New York City where the music industry’s artists and hustlers intersect in the dance clubs and the street corners of the still crime-ridden city.

Nikki Jones is a brilliant recent grad who abandoned a scholarship to law school to pursue her dream of becoming a record exec. Her boyfriend, David Aaron, is the scrappy son of a legendary music producer who is unwilling to rest on his father’s laurels and notorious reputation. DeeVee is an aspiring producer on the hunt to find the next big rapper on the come-up.

Nikki fast talks her way into an internship at the premier hip-hop company, Fouray Entertainment, and catches the eye of the label’s infamous founder, while David struggles at the city’s top R&B radio station whose celebrity DJ refuses to program real hip-hop. Meanwhile, DeeVee returns to his roots in the Fort Greene projects to scout for talent and runs into Ahm, a drug dealer with a lyrical gift whose talent could bring them all to the next level. However, they will soon discover lives can be broken as fast as legends can be born.  The Breaks has the potential to become a series after its movie premiere. Source: VH1.

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Creed

Creed Poster 2a/k/a Rocky 7

Release Date:  11/25/15 (In Theaters)
Genre:  Drama/Sports
Rating:  Unknown
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.

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