|Any Given Sunday 1999 R, 165 min.|
Director: Oliver Stone
Cast: Al Pacino, Dennis Quaid, Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx, James Woods, Lauren Holly, Charlton Heston, Ann - Margret, Matthew Modine, LL Cool J, Jim Brown, Lawrence Taylor, Bill Bellamy, Andrew Bryniarski, Lela Rochon
Professional football fills the screen in Oliver Stone's depiction of the sport's violent struggles brought on by the pressure of winning. Miami Sharks quarterback Cap Rooney (Dennis Quaid) is injured, and Coach Tony D'Amato (Al Pacino) pulls Willie Beamen (Jamie Foxx) off the bench to replace him. Willie excels and becomes a star player, which gives the new owner of the Sharks, Christina Pagniacci (Cameron Diaz), the incentive to place pressures on D'Amato to win at any cost.
|The Brothers 2001 R, 102 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Gary Hardwick
Cast: Morris Chestnut, Shemar Moore, D.L. Hughley, Bill Bellamy, Gabrielle Union, Tamala Jones, Susan Dalian, Tatyana Ali, Jenifer Lewis, Clifton Powell, Marla Gibbs, Julie Benz, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Kimberly Scott, Angelle Brooks
"The Brothers" is a group of close friends–affluent Black professionals Jackson Smith (Morris Chestnut), Derrick West (D.L. Hughley), Brian Palmer (Bill Bellamy), and Terry White (Shemar Moore)–who have problems figuring out what's behind love and commitment in male/female relationships. Complications arise when Terry considers giving up his bachelorhood for marriage. Good comedy.
|How to Be a Player 1997 R, 93 min.|
aka: Def Jam's How to Be a Player
Director: Lionel C. Martin
Cast: Bill Bellamy, Natalie Desselle, Lark Voorhies, Mari Morrow, Pierre Edwards, Jermaine "Huggy" Hopkins, Anthony Johnson, Max Julien, Beverly Johnson, Gilbert Gottfried
As a way to teach her boyfriend Dray Jackson (Bill Bellamy) a lesson for cheating on her, Lisa (Lark Voorhies) and Dray's sister Jenny (Natalie Desselle) plan a BIG surprise for Dray.
|Lottery Ticket 2010 PG-13, 95 min.|
Director: Erik White
Cast: Bow Wow, Brandon T. Jackson, Naturi Naughton, Loretta Devine, Ice Cube, Keith David, Terry Crews, Mike Epps, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Charles Q. Murphy, Bill Bellamy, Chris Williams, Vince Green, Leslie Jones, Malieek Straughter
Kevin Carson (Bow Wow) works at Foot Locker and lives in the projects with his Grandma (Loretta Devine). Kevin buys a lottery ticket and then learns that he has won $370 million. But, there is a catch: the lottery office will be closed over the three-day holiday weekend, and Kevin must wait to claim his prize. Now, Kevin is faced with family, friends, and thugs who want to get their hands on his lottery ticket. Kevin and his best friend Benny (Brandon T. Jackson) try to stay safe, but 72 hours proves to be a long time.
|Love Jones 1997 R, 110 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Theodore Witcher
Cast: Larenz Tate, Nia Long, Bill Bellamy, Isaiah Washington, Lisa Nicole Carson, Leonard Roberts, Bernadette L. Clarke, Khalil Kain, Cerall Duncan, David Nisbet, Simon James, Oona Hart, Jaqueline Fleming, Manao DeMuth, Marie-Francoise Theodore
Chicago's Black Bohemia is the setting for this film. Nina (Nia Long) is coming off a broken engagement, and Darius (Larenz Tate) is looking for a meaningful relationship when they meet.
|Love Stinks 1999 R, 93 min.|
Director: Jeff Franklin
Cast: French Stewart, Bridgette Wilson, Bill Bellamy, Tyra Banks, Steve Hytner, Jason Bateman, Tiffani Thiessen, Shana Moakler, Shae Marks
Seth (French Stewart) falls in love with the "perfect" woman, Chelsea Turner (Bridgette Wilson), but as their love story progresses, Chelsea turns into the "perfect" shrew.
|1. Any Given Sunday (1999)|
2. The Brothers (2001)
3. How to Be a Player (1997)
aka: Def Jam's How to Be a Player
4. Lottery Ticket (2010)
5. Love Jones (1997)
6. Love Stinks (1999)
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