|Glory 1989 R, 122 min.|
Director: Edward Zwick
Cast: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman, Jihmi Kennedy, Andre Braugher, Jay O. Sanders, Donovan Leitch, Bob Gunton, Cliff De Young, John Finn, JD Cullum, Alan North, RonReaco Lee
This story centers on the 54th Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first Black unit, led by Col. Robert Gould Shaw (Matthew Broderick), that fought in the Civil War. The film won three Academy Awards including the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Denzel Washington for his role as Private Trip.
|Guess Who 2005 PG-13, 95 min.|
Director: Kevin Rodney Sullivan
Cast: Bernie Mac, Ashton Kutcher, Zoe Saldana, Judith Scott, Hal Williams, Kellee Stewart, Robert Curtis Brown, RonReaco Lee, Paula Newsome, Phil Reeves, Nicole Sullivan, Jessica Cauffiel
In this remake of "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" (1967), Marilyn (Judith Scott) and Percy (Bernie Mac) are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. Their daughter, Theresa (Zoe Saldana), and her live-in boyfriend, Simon (Ashton Kutcher), arrive for the weekend. As protective Black parents, Percy and Marilyn are shocked when they discover that Simon is a White male, and, to make matters worse, Percy suspects that Simon is lying about something. A relaxing weekend is not in the cards.
|How I Spent My Summer Vacation 1997 N/R, 75 min.|
Director: John Fisher
Cast: RonReaco Lee, Deanna Davis, E. Roger Mitchell, Jade Dixon, Michael Ngaujah, Darren Law, Maude Bond, T'Erika Jenks, Felice Monteith, Angela Thigpen
This funny (and well-acted) film chronicles a slice of African-American college life. After two years together, Perry (RonReaco Lee) and Stephanie (Deanna Davis) decide to separate during a summer break. First-time writer/director Fisher makes effective use of flashbacks as the principals and their friends talk into the camera, giving their recollections of the past two years.
|Madea Goes to Jail 2009 PG-13, 103 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
aka: Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail
Director: Tyler Perry
Cast: Tyler Perry, Derek Luke, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Tamela J. Mann, David Mann, RonReaco Lee, Ion Overman, Vanessa Ferlito, Viola Davis, Sofia Vergara, Robin Coleman, Bobbi Baker, Aisha Hinds, Benjamin Benitez, Karan Kendrick
Madea (Tyler Perry) faces a judge after a high-speed chase on the freeway. Her anger management fails her, and she is sent to jail. Meanwhile, prostitute and former drug addict Candace Washington (Keshia Knight Pulliam) has been arrested, and Assistant District Attorney Joshua (Derek Luke) has been assigned to try her case. But, Joshua has past ties to Candace and feels too close to her problems. He asks his fiance Linda Holmes (Ion Overman) to handle the case, and Candace heads to jail. Now in prison, Candace and Madea become friends, and Madea "protects" Candace in Madea's own unique way.
|The Return of Swamp Thing 1989 PG-13, 88 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Horror / Action / Comedy
Director: Jim Wynorski
Cast: Louis Jourdan, Heather Locklear, Sarah Douglas, Dick Durock, Ace Mask, Joe Sagal, Monique Gabrielle, RonReaco Lee, Daniel Emery Taylor, Ralph Pace, Timothy Birch, Alex Van, Chris Doyle, Tony Cecere, Rex Pierson
While visiting her diabolical stepfather Anton Arcane (Louis Jourdan) who experiments with turning humans into weird animals, Abby (Heather Locklear) doesn't realize that Anton is planning to use her body to rejuvenate himself. But her life is saved, and she falls in love with Swamp Thing (Dick Durock) after Swamp Thing appears on the scene just in time to save Abby from being killed by Arcane. In the process, Swamp Thing avenges himself for his condition that Arcane imposed on him years before.
|1. Glory (1989)|
2. Guess Who (2005)
3. How I Spent My Summer Vacation (1997)
4. Madea Goes to Jail (2009)
aka: Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail
5. The Return of Swamp Thing (1989)
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