|3 Strikes 2000 R, 82 min.|
Director: DJ Pooh
Cast: Brian Hooks, N'Bushe Wright, Faizon Love, E-40, David Alan Grier, Dean Norris, Starletta DuPois, George(2) Wallace, Mike Epps, Meagan Good, Bennet Guillory, Barima McKnight, Mo'Nique, De'aundre Bonds, Antonio Fargas
DJ Pooh of rap fame wrote and directed this urban comedy/drama centered on Rob (Brian Hooks) who has just been released from jail. But–he now has two strikes and one more will be a major problem. So, when his friend shoots a cop who stops the car that Rob is riding in, Rob escapes, determined to clear himself. Little appeal to most people.
|B.A.P.S. 1997 PG-13, 90 min.|
Director: Robert Townsend
Cast: Halle Berry, Martin Landau, Ian Richardson, Natalie Desselle, Troy Beyer, Luigi Amodeo, Jonathan Fried, Dennis Rodman, Pierre Edwards, Bernie Mac, Anthony Johnson, Darrel Heath, Vince Cooke, Faizon Love, Rudy Ray Moore
B.A.P.S. is an acronym for Black American Princesses. This film is a satire with waitress Nisi (Halle Berry) and hairdresser Mickey (Natalie Desselle) as two young women who travel to Hollywood to audition for a music video and to Beverly Hills in search of a million dollar husband.
|Blue Crush 2002 PG-13, 105 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: John Stockwell
Cast: Kate Bosworth, Matthew Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Sanoe Lake, Mika Boorem, Chris Taloa, Kala Alexander, Ruben Tejada, Kaupena Miranda, Asa Aquino, Faizon Love, Fiji, Shaun Robinson, Paul Hatter, Tamayo Perry
Hawaiian surfers Anne Marie (Kate Bosworth), Eden (Michelle Rodriguez), Lena (Sanoe Lake), and Penny (Mika Boorem) work at a luxury hotel and spend the rest of their time surfing. Anne Marie is preparing for the upcoming Rip Masters surfing contest that she dreams of winning. Life becomes complicated when a pro football team checks into the hotel, and romance blooms between Anne Marie and NFL quarterback Matt Tollman (Matthew Davis). Now, Marie must decide between Matt and her dedication to surfing. Good surfing moments.
|Elf 2003 PG, 95 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Fantasy
Director: Jon Favreau
Cast: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Zooey Deschanel, Mary Steenburgen, Edward Asner, Daniel Tay, Faizon Love, Peter Dinklage, Amy Sedaris, Andy Richter, Kyle Gass, Michael Lerner, Artie Lange, Leon Redbone
Although he was raised as an elf at Santa's (Edward Asner) North Pole, Buddy (Will Ferrell) has attained a height denying that he can be an elf. So, he heads to Manhattan to find out who he really is. He meets his birth father (James Caan) who takes him home where he connects with his human family. A warm-hearted comedy.
|Fear of a Black Hat 1994 R, 86 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Musical
Director: Rusty Cundieff
Cast: Larry B. Scott, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Rusty Cundieff, Kasi Lemmons, Howie Gold, G. Smokey Campbell, Lamont Johnson, Faizon Love, Bobby Mardis, Brad Sanders, Moon Jones, Tim Hutchinson, Deezer D
This is good satire on hip-hop music and its performers. It is the story about a rap group named Niggaz With Hats and shows what happens as the group rises in popularity.
|Friday 1995 R, 89 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: F. Gary Gray
Cast: Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Nia Long, Tommy "Tiny" Lister, John Witherspoon, Anna Maria Horsford, Regina King, Paula Jai Parker, Faizon Love, Tony Cox, Kathleen Bradley, DJ Pooh, Angela Means, Vickilyn Reynolds, Ronn Riser
Craig (Ice Cube) has just been fired but has no motivation to find a new job, and his friend Smokey (Chris Tucker) lives to smoke joints. Smokey has his own problems involving $200 worth of marijuana that he was given to sell but smoked himself. Now he has no money to pay the dope dealer, and payment is due that night. This film does manage to present some good humor from the lives of those in the dreary world of Los Angeles' not-so-successful residents as Craig and Smokey encounter a variety of misfits while hanging out on Craig's front stoop.
|Idlewild 2006 R, 120 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical
Director: Bryan Barber
Cast: Andre Benjamin, Big Boi, Paula Patton, Terrence Howard, Faizon Love, Malinda Williams, Cicely Tyson, Macy Gray, Ben Vereen, Patti LaBelle, Ving Rhames, Paula Jai Parker, Bobb'e J. Thompson, Jackie Long
In this Prohibition Era drama/musical, Speakeasy piano player Percival (Andre Benjamin) falls in love with club singer Angel (Paula Patton) and is confronted with prior obligations to his father (Ben Vereen). Meanwhile, Percival's life-long friend and club manager Rooster (Big Boi) must deal with his moonshine supplier, gangster Trumpy (Terrence Howard), who wants to take over the club.
|Just My Luck 2006 PG-13, 102 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Donald Petrie
Cast: Lindsay Lohan, Chris Pine, Faizon Love, Missi Pyle, Samaire Armstrong, Bree Turner, Chris Carmack, Makenzie Vega, Carlos Ponce, Tovah Feldshuh
Ashley (Lindsay Lohan) lives a charmed life in which everything appears to go her way. Jake (Chris Pine), however, endures bad luck in everything he undertakes. All that changes after Jake kisses Ashley at a masquerade ball. Following the kiss, Ashley loses her lucky streak, while Jake appears to enjoy good fortune. Now, Ashley sets out to track down Jake and take back her good luck.
|Made 2001 R, 95 min.|
Director: Jon Favreau
Cast: Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Famke Janssen, Peter Falk, Faizon Love, David O'Hara, Vincent Pastore, Makenzie Vega, Jonathan Silverman
Bobby (Jon Favreau) and Ricky (Vince Vaughn) aspire to be professional boxers. Needing cash, they accept a money-laundering job from the local mob boss, Max (Peter Falk), who sends them to NYC where Ricky's antics threaten the operation.
|Money Talks 1997 R, 92 min.|
Director: Brett Ratner
Cast: Chris Tucker, Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear, Gerard Ismael, Paul Sorvino, Paul Gleason, David Warner, Frank Bruynbroek, Veronica Cartwright, Damian Chapa, Larry Hankin, Nathan Anderson, Faizon Love, Ralph W. Odum, Doug Llewelyn
Franklin Hatchett (Chris Tucker) is a small-time crook who gains instant fame following a terrorist bombing of a prison bus to free their leader–Franklin was handcuffed to that leader. Hatchett is wanted by the police; he teams up with TV newsman James Russell (Charlie Sheen), and the chase is on.
|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.
|The Replacements 2000 PG-13, 117 min.|
Director: Howard Deutch
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman, Brooke Langton, Jon Favreau, Jack Warden, Rhys Ifans, Orlando Jones, Michael Jace, Troy Winbush, Michael Taliferro, Faizon Love, Ace Yonamine, David Denman, Gailard Sartain, Brett Cullen
This is a fictionalized account of the 1987 NFL strike in which the fictional Washington Sentinels replace striking players with less than first-rate talent. Gene Hackman takes on the role of Coach McGinty who recruits a washed-up quarterback, Shane Falco (Keanu Reeves).
|A Thin Line Between Love And Hate 1996 R, 108 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Thriller / Drama / Romance
Director: Martin Lawrence
Cast: Martin Lawrence, Lynn Whitfield, Regina King, Bobby Brown, Della Reese, Roger E. Mosley, Malinda Williams, Daryl Mitchell, Simbi Khali, Tangie Ambrose, Faizon Love, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Miguel A. Nunez Jr., Stacii Jae Johnson, Michael Bell
This comedy/thriller–starring, story by, screenplay co-written by, and directed by Martin Lawrence–is about a nightclub promoter, Darnell Wright (Lawrence), who is having an affair with Brandi (Lynn Whitfield). When Darnell's childhood sweetheart Mia (Regina King) comes back into his life, he realizes that Brandi is not as ready as he is to call it a night, and she will stop at nothing to keep Darnell in her life.
|Torque 2004 PG-13, 81 min.|
Director: Joseph Kahn
Cast: Martin Henderson, Ice Cube, Monet Mazur, Matt Schulze, Jay Hernandez, Will Yun Lee, Adam Scott, Justina Machado, Jaime Pressly, Faizon Love, Dane Cook, Gichi Gamba
Biker Cary Ford (Martin Henderson) has been framed for the murder of another biker and is now on the run from two biker gangs AND the FBI.
|Who's Your Caddy? 2007 PG-13, 95 min.|
Director: Don Michael Paul
Cast: Big Boi, Andy Milonakis, Faizon Love, Jeffrey Jones, James Avery, Tony Cox, Tamala Jones, Jenifer Lewis, Jim Piddock, Sherri Shepherd, Lil' Wayne, Finesse Mitchell
When famous rapper C-Note (Big Boi) is not accepted for membership at a posh country club by the bigoted club president Cummings (Jeffrey Jones), C-Note buys property next to the 17th hole, he gains admission. C-Note and his friends then begin an assault on the club and its snooty members. But Cummings still attempts to revoke C-Note's membership, and the "fun" continues.
|Wonderland 2003 R, 100 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Director: James Cox
Cast: Val Kilmer, Lisa Kudrow, Kate Bosworth, Dylan McDermott, Josh Lucas, Franky G, Tim Blake Nelson, Carrie Fisher, Eric Bogosian, Ted Levine, M.C. Gainey, Faizon Love, Kim Marriner, Russell Sams, Chris Cioffi
Looking for clues leading to the truth behind a 1981 quadruple homicide at 8763 Wonderland in Laurel Canyon is the focus of this film that is made even more interesting because one of the suspects is porn star John Holmes (Val Kilmer). Detective Sam Nico (Ted Levine) leads the police investigation and uncovers a criminal underworld around Holmes, his estranged wife Sharon (Lisa Kudrow), and Holmes' girlfriend Dawn Schiller (Kate Bosworth).
|1. 3 Strikes (2000)|
2. B.A.P.S. (1997)
3. Blue Crush (2002)
4. Elf (2003)
5. Fear of a Black Hat (1994)
6. Friday (1995)
7. Idlewild (2006)
8. Just My Luck (2006)
9. Made (2001)
10. Money Talks (1997)
11. The Perfect Holiday (2007)
12. The Replacements (2000)
13. A Thin Line Between Love And Hate (1996)
14. Torque (2004)
15. Who's Your Caddy? (2007)
16. Wonderland (2003)
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