|Bulworth 1998 R, 108 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Warren Beatty
Cast: Warren Beatty, Halle Berry, Jack Warden, Oliver Platt, Don Cheadle, Paul Sorvino, Christine Baranski, Sean Astin, Laurie Metcalf, Isaiah Washington, Amiri Baraka, Adilah Barnes, Florence Stanley, Jermaine Williams, John Witherspoon
A bigoted senator, Jay Bulworth (Warren Beatty), runs for reelection. But, this time around (knowing he is dying) he decides to tell the truth to his constituents and, in the process, offends the power brokers.
|The Comebacks 2007 PG-13, 84 min.|
Director: Tom Brady
Cast: David Koechner, Carl Weathers, Melora Hardin, Matthew Lawrence, Brooke Nevin, Nick Searcy, George Back, Noureen DeWulf, Jesse Garcia, Jackie Long, Robert Ri'chard, Martin Spanjers, Jermaine Williams, Finesse Mitchell, Will Arnett
This spoof on sports movies features David Koechner as Lambeau "Coach" Fields, the worst coach in history, who tries to change his luck when he takes on the job of coaching the hapless Heartland State University's Comebacks. He spends the season trying to shape a squad of losers into a winning team by teaching them to act like REAL players: failing classes, getting involved in sexual harassment suits, and drinking to excess. Now comes the big moment when they enter the second annual Toilet Bowl and compete against Field's old assistant coach Freddie Wiseman (Carl Weathers).
|Fat Albert 2004 PG, 93 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Fantasy
Director: Joel Zwick
Cast: Kenan Thompson, Kyla Pratt, Shedrack Anderson III, Jermaine Williams, Keith Robinson, Alphonso McAuley, Aaron Frazier, Marques Houston, Dania Ramirez, Omarion Grandberry, Keri Lynn Pratt, Rick Overton, Nick Zano, Annie Abbott, Alice Greczyn
The 1970s' cartoon series is updated as live-action in this story about depressed teen Doris (Kyla Pratt) for whom the cartoon characters Fat Albert (Kenan Thompson) and the Cosby kids jump out of the TV set–and into a modern world completely foreign and confusing to them–in an attempt to cheer up Doris.
|The Great Debaters 2007 PG-13, 123 min.|
Director: Denzel Washington
Cast: Denzel Washington, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett, Denzel Whitaker, Jermaine Williams, Forest Whitaker, Gina Ravera, John Heard, Kimberly Elise, Devyn A. Tyler, Trenton McClain Boyde, Ritchie Montgomery, Tim Parati
This film is loosely based on the true story of Wiley College professor Melvin B. Tolson (Denzel Washington) who, in 1935, led his small, Black, Texas college team of debaters against Harvard University's team of renown. Tolson's team–Henry Lowe (Nate Parker) and Hamilton Burgess (Jermaine Williams) are joined by alternates Samantha Booke (Jurnee Smollett) and James Farmer, Jr. (Denzel Whitaker). They undergo vigorous training by Tolson as he helps them improve their speaking skills. Conflicts concerning Tolson's efforts to help migrant farm workers rise to the fore, but, in the end, lessons are learned, and the debate team members learn to believe in themselves.
|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.
|1. Bulworth (1998)|
2. The Comebacks (2007)
3. Fat Albert (2004)
4. The Great Debaters (2007)
5. Stomp the Yard (2007)
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