|Accepted 2006 PG-13, 90 min.|
Director: Steve Pink
Cast: Justin Long, Adam Herschman, Jonah Hill, Blake Lively, Columbus Short, Maria Thayer, Lewis Black, Mark Derwin, Ann Cusack, Hannah Marks, Jeremy Howard, Anthony Heald
After Bartleby Gaines (Justin Long) is rejected from all of the colleges he has applied to, he comes up with a unique solution: create a fake university–the South Harmon Institute of Technology–funded by the money his parents believe they are paying for Bartleby's tuition. When the institute's web site begins to attract other rejects, and they show up at the "school," the fun begins.
|Cadillac Records 2008 R, 108 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical
Director: Darnell Martin
Cast: Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Gabrielle Union, Beyonce Knowles, Columbus Short, Mos Def, Cedric the Entertainer, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Eamonn Walker, Natasha Ononogbo, Ginnie Randall, Norman Reedus, Jay O. Sanders, Valence Thomas, Gano Grills
Sex and violence play big roles in this story about a Chicago recording studio, Chess Records. It was founded in 1950 by Leonard Chess (Adrien Brody) and helped produce fame for such stars as Chuck Berry (Mos Def), Muddy Waters (Jeffrey Wright), and Etta James (Beyonce Knowles) during a period that stretched into the 1960s when the controversial Chess had a booming business. The story is narrated by Willie Dixon (Cedric the Entertainer) and follows the lives of the talented performers who recorded their songs at Chess Records studio.
|Quarantine 2008 R, 89 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller / Mystery
Director: John Erick Dowdle
Cast: Jennifer Carpenter, Steve Harris, Jay Hernandez, Johnathon Schaech, Columbus Short, Rade Serbedzija, Greg Germann, Dania Ramirez, Joey King, Andrew Fiscella, Bernard White, Elaine Kagan, Marin Hinkle, Sharon Ferguson, Jermaine Jackson
Television reporter Angela Vidal (Jennifer Carpenter) and her crew follow L.A. firefighters for an overnight shoot. Early in the A.M., the firefighters are called to an apartment complex where they find police on the scene responding to a call because some of the residents are infected by a rare strain of rabies that turns them into infected cannibals. The government cordons off the building, and now without cell phones, TVs, internet, and telephones, Angela fights to stay alive in the midst of the hysterical residents who are being attacked–one after the other.
|Save the Last Dance 2 2006 PG-13, 85 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical / Romance
Director: David Petrarca
Cast: Izabella Miko, Columbus Short, Jacqueline Bisset, Aubrey Dollar, Ian Brennan, Maria Brooks, Matthew Watling, Ne-Yo, Ray J, Tre Armstrong, Seana McKenna, Diane Fabian, Robert Allan, Matt Watling, Evan Williams
In this sequel to "Save the Last Dance," Izabella Miko takes over the role of aspiring ballerina Sara Johnson who has now left Chicago and is studying dance at the Julliard School in New York City. Her instructor, Monique (Jacqueline Bisset), has taken Sara under her wing, but, after falling for hip-hop teaching assistant Miles Sultana (Columbus Short), Sara questions her priorities that center around becoming a professional ballerina.
|Stomp the Yard 2007 PG-13, 109 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical / Romance
Director: Sylvain White
Cast: Columbus Short, Meagan Good, Ne-Yo, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Brian J. White, Laz Alonso, Valarie Pettiford, Jermaine Williams, Allan Louis, Harry Lennix, Chris Brown, Oliver Ryan Best, Michael Ngaujah, Richmond Duain Martyn, Justin Hires
L.A. street dancer DJ's (Columbus Short) brother dies in his arms following a gunshot wound. Grieving over this tragedy, DJ leaves L.A. to attend Atlanta's Truth University where he joins Theta Nu Theta fraternity. Romance with April (Meagan Good), class conflict, and dancing ensue. Although DJ doesn't fit in to the college lifestyle, he uses his hip-hop dance style to help his fraternity brothers update their traditional moves and, hopefully, win the Annual Step Championships.
|This Christmas 2007 PG-13, 117 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Preston A. Whitmore II
Cast: Delroy Lindo, Idris Elba, Loretta Devine, Chris Brown, Keith Robinson, Laz Alonso, Columbus Short, Sharon Leal, Lauren London, Lupe Ontiveros, Jessica Stroup, Mekhi Phifer, Regina King, David Banner, Ricky Harris
When the Whitfield family gathers together for Christmas at their mother Shirley "Ma' Dere's" (Loretta Devine) home in Los Angeles, they bring plenty of baggage with them–including divorce, pregnancy, an arrest, and debts. "Ma'Dere" wants to believe her children are perfect, but secrets are revealed. Despite all their problems, which now includes a badly cooked meal, family members do bond and discover what "family" really means.
|1. Accepted (2006)|
2. Cadillac Records (2008)
3. Quarantine (2008)
4. Save the Last Dance 2 (2006)
5. Stomp the Yard (2007)
6. This Christmas (2007)
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