|CB4 1993 R, 86 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Musical
Director: Tamra Davis
Cast: Chris Rock, Allen Payne, Deezer D, Chris Elliott, Phil Hartman, Theresa Randle, Ice-T, Charles Q. Murphy, Khandi Alexander, Art Evans, Willard E. Pugh, Ty Granderson Jones, Rachel True, Victor Wilson, Richard Gant
CB4 stands for the name of the rap group, Cell Block 4. Its members–CB4 leader Albert, aka MC Gusto (Chris Rock); Otis, aka Stab Master Arson (Deezer D); and Euripides, aka Dead Mike (Allen Payne)–use a scheme of pretending to be gang members to make their message appear more realistic. They rise to fame only to be threatened by the real Gusto (Charles Q. Murphy) who learns of their scam and wants a share of the profits.
|King's Ransom 2005 PG-13, 95 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Jeff Byrd
Cast: Anthony Anderson, Jay Mohr, Kellita Smith, Nicole Ari Parker, Regina Hall, Loretta Devine, Donald Faison, Leila Arcieri, Charles Q. Murphy, Brooke D'Orsay, Jackie Burroughs, Lisa Marcos, Roger R. Cross, Millie Tresierra, Rob Smith
When Renee (Kellita Smith) sues wealthy Malcolm King (Anthony Anderson) for divorce, to keep his fortune out of Renee's hands, Malcolm plots his own kidnapping in which the demand will be $10 million. Not only does the inept kidnapper nab the wrong man, but Renee has plans of her own to kidnap Malcolm as do Malcolm's disgruntled business employees.
|Night at the Museum 2006 PG, 110 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Adventure / Fantasy
Director: Shawn Levy
Cast: Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino, Dick Van Dyke, Mickey Rooney, Bill Cobbs, Jake Cherry, Ricky Gervais, Robin Williams, Kim Raver, Patrick Gallagher, Rami Malek, Pierfrancesco Favino, Charles Q. Murphy, Steve Coogan, Brad Garrett
The Natural History Museum is firing aging guards Cecil (Dick Van Dyke), Gus (Mickey Rooney), and Reginald (Bill Cobbs) and has hired Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) to tend to its graveyard-shift security. On Larry's first night at the museum, he falls asleep and awakens to a museum filled with animated dinosaurs, dioramas, and wax figures that have come to life. Larry learns that this has been happening since the 1950s after the arrival of an Egyptian Tablet, and he now understands that his job is to make sure the museum is back in order by the time it opens each morning. Larry seeks help and is aided by one of the wax figures, President Teddy Roosevelt (Robin Williams), who steps in and helps Larry maintain order and save the day.
|The Perfect Holiday 2007 PG, 96 min.|
Genre: Family / Romance
Director: Lance Rivera
Cast: Morris Chestnut, Gabrielle Union, Queen Latifah, Terrence Howard, Faizon Love, Charles Q. Murphy, Katt Williams, Jill Marie Jones, Rachel True, Malik Hammond, Khail Bryant, Lisa Datz, Ira Hawkins, Jeremy Gumbs
Nancy (Gabrielle Union) is the divorced mother of John-John (Malik Hammond), Mikey (Jeremy Gumbs), and Emily (Khail Bryant). Christmas is approaching, and Nancy takes the children to the mall to see Santa. Emily has overheard her mother saying that all she wants for Christmas is a compliment from a man, and that's what she tells Santa. Santa is actually a struggling songwriter, Ben Armstrong (Morris Chestnut), who falls for Nancy, and they begin dating. All goes well–until Ben meets rap impresario J.Jizzy (Charles Q. Murphy) who wants to record Ben's songs, and they become partners. But there is a problem: J.Jizzy just happens to be Nancy's ex-husband, and John-John, who is determined to get his parents back together, wants Ben out of their lives.
|Roll Bounce 2005 PG-13, 107 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Malcolm D. Lee
Cast: Bow Wow, Chi McBride, Meagan Good, Wesley Jonathan, Kellita Smith, Jurnee Smollett, Khleo Thomas, Nick Cannon, Mike Epps, Rick Gonzalez, Charles Q. Murphy, Marcus T. Paulk
X (Bow Wow) and his Chicago friends plan to spend the summer at the local roller skating rink Plans change when their South Side rink goes out of business, and they decide to try out Sweetwater Roller Rink where they find they are no match for the North Side crowd of skaters. Nevertheless, it doesn't take long before X and his pals enter themselves in the annual Sweetwater skating competition.
|1. CB4 (1993)|
2. King's Ransom (2005)
3. Night at the Museum (2006)
4. The Perfect Holiday (2007)
5. Roll Bounce (2005)
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