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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sugar Hill (1993)


Starring:

  • Wesley Snipes
  • Khandi Alexander
  • DeVaughn Nixon
  • Marquise Wilson
  • O.L. Duke
  • Clarence Williams III
  • Abe Vigoda
  • Anthony Thomas
  • Michael Wright
  • John Pittman
  • Steve Harris
  • Michael Guess
  • Kimberly Russell
  • Theresa Randle

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Hardened, uncomprimising drug dealer Roemello Skuggs decides to quit his scumbag profession so he may start a new life with his girlfriend. However, he soon learns getting out is nowhere near as easy as getting in, as everything gradually builds up to end in tragedy.

What's Love Got To Do With It (1993)


Starring:

  • Angela Bassett
  • Rae'Ven Larrymore Kelly
  • Virginia Capers
  • Laurence Fishburne
  • Khandi Alexander
  • Dororthy Thorton
  • Demetrice Cheathon

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Anna Mae always had a special voice. Soon after arriving in St. Louis to live with the mother who had walked out when she was small, the now teenage Anna soon attracts the attention of pop group leader Ike Turner. She becomes the band's singer, his wife, and mother to his children - not all hers. In love with Ike and determined not to leave in the way her mother had, she finds herself the target of increasing violence from her unstable husband who can't see who is making the band such a success.

Shaft (2000)


Starring:

  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • Vanessa Williams
  • Jeffrey Wright
  • Christian Bale
  • Busta Rhymes
  • Dan Hedaya
  • Toni Collette
  • Richard Roundtree

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Cool and deadly NYPD detective John Shaft arrests Walter Wade, Jr. in a racially-motivated slaying. The eye witness disappears, Wade jumps bail for Switzerland, and Shaft is livid. Two years later, Wade returns to face trial, confident his father's money and influence (and racial politics) guarantee an innocent verdict. Shaft looks hard for the witness, so Wade wants someone to kill her. He turns to a ghetto drug king, Peoples Hernandez, who's willing to kill for money, use Wade as a route to rich drug customers, and shaft Shaft. Can Shaft find the witness, convince her to testify, and shepherd her through the hail of bullets that Peoples is sure to let fly?

Higher Learning (1995)

Starring:

  • Omar Epps
  • Kristy Swanson
  • Michael RapaportJennifer Connelly
  • Ice Cube
  • Jason Wiles
  • Tyra BanksCole Hauser
  • Laurence Fishburne

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Youngsters from different countries, races, and social background are forced to integrate when they all enroll in Columbus University. They all have their own problems, such as finance, harrassment, personal safety, and self doubt. Additionally, campus life seems to be causing a problem for everyone: racism. Students, already under pressure to perform in the classroom, on the track, or in front of their friends, are strained to the breaking point by prejudice, inexperience, and misunderstanding.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

A Warm December (1973)


Starring:

  • Sidney Poitier
  • Ester Anderson
  • Yvette Curtis
  • George Baker

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Dr. Matt Younger and his daughter arrive for a month-long visit to London for dirt-bike racing and unexpectedly, a new romance for the widowed Dr. Younger. His new love interest is the beautiful and playful Catherine who seems to enjoy eluding Dr. Younger as much as she enjoys eluding the mysterious men who are following her. Their romance develops gradually as does the viewers' understanding of what is going on with this charming woman and the complications she brings with her.

Girl 6 (1996)


Starring:

  • Theresa Randle
  • Isaiah Washington
  • Spike Lee
  • Jenifer Lewis
  • Debi Mazar

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This Spike Lee film examines the life of an aspiring actress in New York. She is upset by the treatment of women in the movie industry during one of her screen tests with 'QT'. Out of work and desperate for money, she decides to take a job as a phone-sex operator. Here, unlike her previous dealings with potential employers, her (female) boss is kind, caring, and sensitive. Later, she begins to get too engrossed in her work and starts to lose touch with reality, represented by her friend and neighbor, Jimmy.

Meteor Man (1993)


Starring:

  • Robert Townsend
  • Marla Gibbs
  • Eddie Griffin
  • Robert Guillaume
  • James Earl Jones
  • Roy Fegan
  • Cynthia Belgrave
  • Marilyn Coleman
  • Don Cheadle

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One night Jefferson Reed gets hit in the chest by a souped-up chunk of meteor. So he can fly, but he's scared of heights. He can master the information in any book ... for about fifteen minutes. Now his friends and family want him to protect their community from the dreaded Golden Lords.

Rosewood (1997)



Starring:

  • Jon Voight
  • Ving Rhames
  • Don Cheadle
  • Bruce McGill
  • Loren Dean
  • Esther Rolle

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Ving Rhames stars as Mann, a drifter caught in Rosewood, a town filled with racial prejudice. He ends up aiding the surviving African-Americans escape the town, with the help of a humble store owner played by Jon Voight.

Krush Groove (1985)



Starring:

  • Sheila E.
  • Joseph Simmons
  • Darryl McDaniels
  • Jason Mizell
  • Mark Morales
  • Damon Wimbley
  • Darren Robinson
  • Kurtis Blow
  • Blair Underwood
  • Ricky Bell
  • Michael Lamone Bivins
  • Bobby Brown
  • Ronald De Voe
  • Ralph E. Tresvant
  • Lisa Gay Hamilton

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In this movie based on the early days of Def Jam Recordings, up-and-coming manager Russell Walker has all the hottest acts on the record label Krush Groove records, including Run-D.M.C., Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, and Kurtis Blow, while Rick (Rubin) produces their records. When Run-D.M.C. has a hit record and Russell doesn't have the money to press records, he borrows money from a street hustler. At the same time, Russell and and his brother Run are both competing for the heart of R&B singer Sheila E.

Under The Cherry Moon (1986)


Starring:

  • Prince
  • Jerome Benton
  • Kristin Scott Thomas
  • Steven Berkoff
  • Emmanuelle Sallet
  • Alexandra Stewart

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Two friends from Miami are in the Mediterranian are enjoying life by scamming money off of rich women. One day, they read about a young woman set to inherit $50 million from her father. At first, Tricky has Christopher Tracy talked into romancing her for her money, but as he gets to know her, Christopher falls in love with her. This love comes between the brothers, and Tricky tells all about the plan...

Class Act (1992)










































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Duncan Pinderhughes (Christopher Reid) is a nerdy straight-A student with no social life, and Blade Brown (Christopher Martin) is a tough bad boy with grades so low he has little hope of graduating from high school. When a fateful mistake swaps their permanent records -- and thereby identities -- they decide to take advantage. Duncan will raise Blade's grades, and Blade will show Duncan how to be cool. However, they both start to realize that their new lives aren't what they expected.

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