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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

New Jack CIty (1991)


Starring:
  • Wesley Snipes
  • Ice-T
  • Allen Payne
  • Chris Rock
  • Mario Van Peebles
  • Michael Michele
  • Bill Nunn
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The gangster Nino has a gang who call themselves Cash Money Brothers. They get into the crack business and not before long they make a million every week. A cop, Scotty, is after them. He tries to get into the gang by letting an ex-drug addict infiltrate them, but the trial fails miserably. The only thing that remains is that Scotty himself becomes a drug pusher.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Hollywood Shuffle (1987)


Starring:

  • Robert Townsend
  • Craigus R. Johnson
  • Helen Martin
  • Starletta DuPois

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An actor limited to stereotypical roles because of his ethnicity, dreams of making it big as a highly respected performer. As he makes his rounds, the film takes a satiric look at African American actors in Hollywood.

CB4 (1993)


Starring:

  • Chris Rock
  • Allen Payne
  • Deezer D
  • Chris Elliott
  • Phil Hartman
  • Charles Q. Murphy
  • Khandi Alexander

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A "rockumentary", covering the rise to fame of MC Gusto, Stab Master Arson, and Dead Mike: members of the rap group "CB4". We soon learn that these three are not what they seem and don't appear to know as much about rap music as they claim... but a lack of musical ability in an artist never hurts sales, does it? You've just got to play the part of a rap star...

Friday, July 8, 2011

Harlem Nights (1989)


Starring:

  • Eddie Murphy
  • Richard Pryor
  • Redd Foxx
  • Danny Aiello
  • Michael Lerner
  • Della Reese
  • Berlinda Tolbert
  • Stan Shaw
  • Jasmine Guy

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"Sugar" Ray is the owner of an illegal casino, who contend with the pressures of vicious gangster and corrupt policemen who want to see him go out of business. In the world of organized crime and police corruption in the 1920s, any dastardly trick is fair!

Bebe's Kids (1992)


Starring:

  • Faizon Love
  • Vanessa Bell Calloway
  • Wayne Collins
  • Jonell Green
  • Marques Houston
  • Tone Loc
  • Myra J.
  • Nell Carter

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Robin Harris recounting his disastrous first date with the beautiful girl named Jamika. Tagging along for the date are Jamika's mild-mannered son Leon and Jamika's friend Bebe's three rude, crude, and obnoxious kids to a theme park called Fun World. Chaos ensues when Bebe's kids enter the theme park with adventures including being chased by a group of government agents, destroying the Titanic, and being on trial. Also causing trouble when a first date turns sour due to interference by Harris' alimony-demanding ex-wife Dorthea and her best friend Vivian

Strictly Business (1991)


Starring:

  • Tommy Davidson
  • Joseph C. Phillips
  • Anne-Marie Johnson
  • David Marshall Grant
  • Jon Cypher
  • Samuel L. Jackson)
  • Halle Berry
  • Kim Coles

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Fun-loving Bobby is a mail boy in a big firm, but he has a trump card, his best friend Waymon, a "white" African-American who is almost a partner in the firm. They make a deal: Waymon will try to move Bobby to the trainee broker programme if he will help him meet Natalie, the girl of his dreams. There's only one problem, everyone will have to change...

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