|CB4 1993 R, 86 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Musical
Director: Tamra Davis
Cast: Chris Rock, Allen Payne, Deezer D, Chris Elliott, Phil Hartman, Theresa Randle, Ice-T, Charles Q. Murphy, Khandi Alexander, Art Evans, Willard E. Pugh, Ty Granderson Jones, Rachel True, Victor Wilson, Richard Gant
CB4 stands for the name of the rap group, Cell Block 4. Its members–CB4 leader Albert, aka MC Gusto (Chris Rock); Otis, aka Stab Master Arson (Deezer D); and Euripides, aka Dead Mike (Allen Payne)–use a scheme of pretending to be gang members to make their message appear more realistic. They rise to fame only to be threatened by the real Gusto (Charles Q. Murphy) who learns of their scam and wants a share of the profits.
|The Craft 1996 R, 100 min.|
Genre: Drama / Fantasy / Horror / Thriller
Director: Andrew Fleming
Cast: Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Rachel True, Robin Tunney, Skeet Ulrich, Cliff De Young, Helen Shaver, Christine Taylor, Breckin Meyer, Nathaniel Marston, Assumpta Serna, Jeanine Jackson, Brenda Strong, Elizabeth Guber, Jennifer Greenhut
Four teenage girls–Nancy, Bonnie, Rochelle, and Sarah (Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Rachel True, and Robin Tunney) form a coven of witches. Alienated from classmates, the misfits take blood oaths and inflict voodoo revenge on the intended victims at their Catholic high school.
|Groove 2000 R, 86 min.|
Director: Greg Harrison
Cast: Lola Glaudini, Hamish Linklater, Denny Kirkwood, Mackenzie Firgens, Rachel True, Steve Van Wormer, Nick Offerman, Ari Gold, Vincent Riverside, Angelo Spizzirri
Greg Harrison wrote and directed this drama about a one-night party for San Francisco ravers. With the disco and jazz beats accentuating the tone, pills and thrills abound in the warehouse rented for partygoers.
|Half Baked 1998 R, 82 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Tamra Davis
Cast: Dave Chappelle, Guillermo Diaz, Jim Breuer, Harland Williams, Rachel True, Clarence Williams III, Laura Silverman, Tommy Chong, Snoop Dogg, R.D. Reid, Gregg Rogell, Kevin Brennan, Alice Poon, Rick Demas, David Bluestein
When Kenny (Harland Williams) lands in jail, his fellow pothead friends–Thurgood (Dave Chappelle), Scarface (Guillermo Diaz), and Brian (Jim Breuer)–contrive a drug-influenced plot to raise $100,000 as bail. Their plot involves stealing marijuana from a government pharmaceutical research lab and selling it on the streets.
|New Best Friend 2002 R, 91 min.|
Director: Zoe Clarke-Williams
Cast: Mia Kirshner, Dominique Swain, Taye Diggs, Meredith Monroe, Glynnis O'Connor, Oliver Hudson, Rachel True, Joanna Canton, Scott Bairstow, Eric Michael Cole
College student Alicia (Mia Kirshner) is easily influenced by sorority sisters (Dominique Swain, Meredith Monroe, and Rachel True), and when Alicia overdoses on cocaine, Sheriff Artie Bonner puts the trio at the top of his investigation.
|Nowhere 1997 R, 82 min.|
Director: Gregg Araki
Cast: James Duval, Rachel True, Nathan Bexton, Chiara Mastroianni, Debi Mazar, Kathleen Robertson, Christina Applegate, Sarah Lassez, Guillermo Diaz, Heather Graham
This is Gregg Ariki's final offering in his trilogy about a lost generation of Los Angeles teens involved in sex, drugs, and a vicious brutalization as their form of recreation.
|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.
|1. CB4 (1993)|
2. The Craft (1996)
3. Groove (2000)
4. Half Baked (1998)
5. New Best Friend (2002)
6. Nowhere (1997)
7. The Perfect Holiday (2007)
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