|The Best Man 1999 R, 118 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Malcolm D. Lee
Cast: Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Harold Perrineau, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Monica Calhoun, Melissa De Sousa, Victoria Dillard, Regina Hall, Jarrod Bunch, Jim Moody, Lady Madonna, Stu "Large" Riley, Linis Crosse
Aspiring author Harper Stewart (Taye Diggs) arrives in town for a wedding weekend just a few steps behind his newly published book. It seems everyone except the bride and groom–Mia (Monica Calhoun) and Lance (Morris Chestnut)–have read the snippets in which the thinly disguised character representing Mia enjoys hot sex with Harper's own counterpart in the novel.
|Constellation 2007 PG-13, 95 min.|
Director: Jordan Walker-Pearlman
Cast: Billy Dee Williams, Gabrielle Union, Melissa De Sousa, Hill Harper, Zoe Saldana, Ever Carradine, Lesley Ann Warren, David Clennon, Rae Dawn Chong, Clarence Williams III, Daniel Bess, Alec Newman, Adam Nelson, Trey Rogers
As Carmel Boxer's (Gabrielle Union) African American relatives gather in Alabama for her funeral, her brother, Helms (Billy Dee Williams), arrives from Paris but wants nothing to do with the funeral or his extended family. Although society has changed over the years, Carmel's interracial affair with Bear Korngold (young Bear played by Daniel Bess) in the 1950s forced a wedge in the family that has remained for half a century. Now, Helms must confront his family and the demons that have plagued them over the years.
|Laurel Canyon 2002 R, 101 min.|
Director: Lisa Cholodenko
Cast: Frances McDormand, Christian Bale, Kate Beckinsale, Natascha McElhone, Alessandro Nivola, Lou Barlow, Russell Pollard, Imaad Wasif, Mickey Petralia, Melissa De Sousa
Jane (Frances McDormand), a Los Angeles record producer, has been enjoying houseguests in her Laurel Canyon home. The guests–a British rock band including her boyfriend, Ian (Allessandro Nivola), who is the band's young lead singer–partake in more than a few pot and poolside parties. When Jane's son Sam (Christian Bale) and wife Alex (Kate Beckinsale)–both recent graduates of Harvard Medical School–arrive for a visit, Sam is disturbed by his mother's lifestyle, but Alex is intrigued by this unfamiliar environment.
|Lockdown 2000 R, 105 min.|
Director: John Luessenhop
Cast: Richard T. Jones, Gabriel Casseus, De'aundre Bonds, Master P, Melissa De Sousa, Bill Nunn, Clifton Powell, Sticky Fingaz, David "Shark" Fralick, Anna Maria Horsford, Chrystale Wilson, Paulette Braxton, Mike Butters, Joe Torry, Mary Evans
This, at times, brutal prison film follows three friends–Avery (Richard T. Jones), Cashmere (Gabriel Casseus), and Avery's girlfriend's brother Dre (De'aundre Bonds)–who are wrongfully imprisoned after a setup. Each must deal in his own way with the violent gang-controlled environment. Avery, who wants a swimming scholarship gets a good education from his cellmate Malachi Young (Clifton Powell), while Cashmere joins Clean Up's (Master P) African-American gang. Dre suffers the most when he is repeatedly raped. Meanwhile, Avery's wife Krista (Melissa De Sousa) and talent scout Charles Pierce (Bill Nunn) work to set them free.
|Miss Congeniality 2000 PG-13, 110 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Action / Romance / Thriller
Director: Donald Petrie
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Benjamin Bratt, Michael Caine, William Shatner, Ernie Hudson, John DiResta, Candice Bergen, Heather Burns, Melissa De Sousa, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Steve Monroe, Deirdre Quinn, Ken Thomas, Asia De Marcos, Gabriel Folse
The FBI gives agent Gracie Hart (Sandra Bullock) an assignment to go undercover as a beauty contestant in the Miss United States pageant. Her mission: prevent a terrorist bombing at the pageant site. Her problem: she is a tomboy and requires a major makeover to perform as a credible contestant. Good fun.
|Ride 1998 R, 90 min.|
Director: Millicent Shelton
Cast: Malik Yoba, Melissa De Sousa, Fredro Starr, John Witherspoon, Guy Torry, Sticky Fingaz, Kellie Shanygne Williams, Idalis DeLeon, Snoop Dogg
Rappers from Harlem take a trip to Miami for a video shoot, and along the way they learn things about one another that they had not taken the time to notice before.
|1. The Best Man (1999)|
2. Constellation (2007)
3. Laurel Canyon (2002)
4. Lockdown (2000)
5. Miss Congeniality (2000)
6. Ride (1998)
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