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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

New Jack CIty (1991)









































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Drug tycoon Nino Brown (Wesley Snipes) and his minions, known collectively as the Cash Money Brothers, have rapidly risen to the top of the New York City narcotics trade. Under Nino's heartless leadership, the drug operation has grown into a multimillion-dollar empire. Scotty (Ice-T) and Nick (Judd Nelson), two police officers who know their way around the streets of Harlem, aim to bring Nino and his cohorts down. To do so, though, they'll have to play by Nino's rules and go undercover. 

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)


















































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In this animated depiction of a calamitous first date, Robin Harris (Faizon Love) hits it off with the gorgeous Jamika (Vanessa Bell Calloway), whom he meets at her boss' funeral. On the ride back, Harris is introduced to her well-behaved son (Wayne Collins), and asked if he wants to go with them to the amusement park the next day. Harris accepts, and arrives to find three more children joining them. Jamika is watching her friend Bebe's kids -- which is the beginning of Harris' problems.

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