|8 Mile 2002 R, 118 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical
Director: Curtis Hanson
Cast: Eminem, Kim Basinger, Mekhi Phifer, Brittany Murphy, Eugene Byrd, Omar Benson Miller, Taryn Manning, De'Angelo Wilson, Chloe Greenfield, Larry Hudson, Evan Jones, Proof, Mike Bell, Michael Shannon, DJ Head
Eminem takes on the role of a total loser, Jimmy Smith Jr, who lives in the rundown Detroit neighborhood of 8 Mile. Better known as "Rabbit," Jimmy is determined to overcome his problems with stage fright and become a successful rapper. Eminem's song "Lose Yourself" won the Academy Award for Best Song.
|Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid 2004 PG-13, 93 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Action / Horror / Thriller
Director: Dwight H. Little
Cast: Johnny Messner, Matthew Marsden, Morris Chestnut, KaDee Strickland, Nicholas Gonzalez, Eugene Byrd, Karl Yune, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Andy Anderson, Nicholas Hope, Peter Curtin, Denis Arndt, Khoa Do, Aireti, Andre Tandjung
While searching for a source for eternal life, a scientific expedition is sent from New York City to Borneo to bring back a sample of the Blood Orchid. But, while in Borneo, they discover giant anacondas that have benefited from munching on the Blood Orchids and now search for human flesh.
|Lift 2001 R, 85 min.|
Director: DeMane Davis, Khari Streeter
Cast: Kerry Washington, Lonette McKee, Eugene Byrd, Barbara Montgomery, Samantha Brown, Sticky Fingaz, Todd(2) Williams, Annette Miller, Jacqui Parker, Naheem Allah
Niecy (Kerry Washington) enjoys her good "day" job as a window dresser in a department store. But her real job is that of an expert shoplifter. Now pregnant, she decides to prove her love for her unloving mother by stealing a necklace her mother admires. This heist is beyond her normal theft, and she must solicit the help of a jewel thief.
|One Point O 2004 R, 92 min.|
aka: Paranoia 1.0
Director: Jeff Renfroe, Marteinn Thorsson
Cast: Jeremy Sisto, Deborah Kara Unger, Lance Henriksen, Udo Kier, Eugene Byrd, Ana Maria Popa, Bruce Payne, Sebastian Knapp, Emil Hostina, Richard Rees, Constantin Cotimanis
Loner computer programmer Simon J. (Jeremy Sisto) lives in his shabby apartment in a shabby building surrounded by wacky people. He awakens every morning to a new, empty package INSIDE his apartment, followed by phone calls, and now a hacker has gotten into his computer. As paranoia sets in, and he drinks more and more milk, people in his building start dying. What is going on? Is he the subject of an experiment by his bosses?
|Perfect Harmony 1991 TV, 95 min.|
Director: Will Mackenzie, Michael Robison
Cast: Peter Scolari, Darren McGavin, Catherine Mary Stewart, Moses Gunn, Justin Whalen, Eugene Byrd, David Faustino, Casey Ellison, Richie Havens, Cleavon Little, Jeff Cohen, Devin Ratray
In the 1950s, Derek Sanders (Peter Scolari) serves as a choirmaster at a South Carolina prep school where he tries to reduce racial tensions among members of his all-White boys' choir. When one choir member, Taylor Bradshaw (Justin Whalen), befriends orphaned, Black Landy Allen (Eugene Byrd), Derek is impressed with Landy's voice and tries to find a place for him in the choir.
|Rails & Ties 2007 PG-13, 101 min.|
Director: Alison Eastwood
Cast: Kevin Bacon, Marcia Gay Harden, Miles Heizer, Marin Hinkle, Eugene Byrd, Bonnie Root, Steve Eastin, Laura Ceron, Margo Martindale, Kathryn Joosten, Steven M. Porter, Jim Cody Williams, Kerri Randles
Tom Stark (Kevin Bacon) is the engineer when a fatal train/car crash occurs after suicidal Laura Danner (Bonnie Root) parks her car on the tracks. Laura is killed, but her young son Davey (Miles Heizer) survives the crash. One day, Davey appears at Tom's door, and Tom's wife, Megan (Marcia Gay Harden), demands that he be allowed to stay with them. Davey is struggling to get over his mother's death, and Tom is trying to deal with Megan's life-threatening cancer. Working together, the healing begins for both Davey and Tom. Alison Eastwood, the daughter of Clint Eastwood, makes her directing debut in this film.
|The Substitute 2: School's Out 1998 R, 89 min.|
Director: Steven Pearl
Cast: Treat Williams, B.D. Wong, Larry Gilliard Jr., Edoardo Ballerini, Paul Lazar, Chuck Jeffreys, Paul Lazar, Christopher Cousins, Michael Michele, Owen Stadele, Susan May Pratt, Angel David, Camille Gaston, Eugene Byrd, Daryl Edwards
This story involves an ex-Green Beret mercenary Karl Thomasson (Treat Williams) posing as a teacher to avenge his brother Randall's (Christopher Cousins) murder.
|Whiteboyz 1999 R, 90 min.|
Director: Marc Levin
Cast: Danny Hoch, Dash Mihok, Mark Webber, Piper Perabo, Eugene Byrd, Bonz Malone, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Rich Komenich, Annabel Armour
Flip (Danny Hoch) believes that the mole on his arm represents what he really is: black. And he is sure that the rest of his white skin is just a birthmark. Flip and his friends, James (Dash Mihok) and Trevor (Mark Webber), dream of moving from Iowa to Chicago's Cabrini Green housing project. Finally, their black friend Khalid (Eugene Byrd) takes the trio on a road trip to Chicago, and is Flip ever in for a rude awakening!
|1. 8 Mile (2002)|
2. Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)
3. Lift (2001)
4. One Point O (2004)
aka: Paranoia 1.0
5. Perfect Harmony (1991)
6. Rails & Ties (2007)
7. The Substitute 2: School's Out (1998)
8. Whiteboyz (1999)
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