|The 24 Hour Woman 1999 R, 95 min.|
Director: Nancy Savoca
Cast: Rosie Perez, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Patti LuPone, Karen Duffy, Diego Serrano, Wendell Pierce, Melissa Leo, Aida Turturro, Rosanna DeSoto, Drena DeNiro, Alicia Renee Washington, Reno, Elizabeth Bracco, Samantha Buck, Dale Carman
Grace Santos (Rosie Perez) is the producer of a TV talk show and her husband, Eddie Diaz (Diego Serrano), is one of the co-hosts of the show. Now, unexpectedly, Grace finds herself pregnant and has major problems coping with work, pregnancy, and motherhood.
|Brown Sugar 2002 PG-13, 108 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance / Musical
Director: Rick Famuyiwa
Cast: Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan, Mos Def, Nicole Ari Parker, Boris Kodjoe, Queen Latifah, Wendell Pierce, Erik Weiner, Reggi Wyns, Melissa Martinez, Marc John Jefferies, Breece Wilson, Brette Taylor, Aaliyyah Hill, Venida Evans
Dre (Taye Diggs) and Sidney (Sanaa Lathan) have been good friends since they were children and share a love for rap music. Dre is a record executive and is now engaged to Reese (Nicole Ari Parker). Meanwhile, Sidney is engaged to professional basketball player Kelby (Boris Kodjoe). It isn't until Sydney gives support when Dre makes a career change that she finally realizes that it is Dre who she truly loves.
|Bye Bye, Love 1995 PG-13, 106 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Sam Weisman
Cast: Matthew Modine, Randy Quaid, Paul Reiser, Jayne Brook, Janeane Garofalo, Ed Flanders, Lindsay Crouse, Amy Brenneman, Maria Pitillo, Eliza Dushku, Mae Whitman, Ross Malinger, Johnny Whitworth, Wendell Pierce, Cameron Boyd
This story follows the trials of three dads who are trying to learn the rules for being absentee dads and breaking into the dating game.
|Hackers 1995 PG-13, 105 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Iain Softley
Cast: Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, Fisher Stevens, Jesse Bradford, Lorraine Bracco, Renoly Santiago, Alberta Watson, Matthew Lillard, Laurence Mason, Marc Anthony, Darren Lee, Peter Y. Kim, Ethan Browne, Wendell Pierce, Michael Gaston
Eleven-year-old Dade (Jonny Lee Miller) sneaks into the computer network of Wall Street firms and almost causes a stock market crash. The U.S. Secret Service arrests Dade, and he is forbidden to use the computer until he is 18. When he turns 18, Dade hooks up with a group of computer whizzes–Kate (Angelina Jolie), Joey (Jesse Bradford), Cereal Killer (Matthew Lillard), Nikon (Lawrence Mason), and Phantom Phreak (Renoly Santiago)–who travel through Cyberspace and discover The Plague (Fisher Stevens) who is drawing funds from corporations and transferring them to himself and his mistress Margo (Lorraine Bracco). The Plague leaves clues that lead to Dade and his friends, and now it is the kids against the established system.
|A Hole in One 2005 N/R, 97 min.|
Director: Richard Ledes
Cast: Michelle Williams, Tim Guinee, Meat Loaf, Wendell Pierce, Bill Raymond, Merritt Wever, Louis Zorich, Jonathan Watton, Mark Day, Ileen Getz, Gerry Mendicino
When Dr. Harold Ashton (Bill Raymond) comes to town promoting lobotomies, Anna (Michelle Williams) opts for a transorbital lobotomy as the solution to the depression she has suffered since the death of her brother. Anna's gangster boyfriend, Billy (Meat Loaf), asks a friend to pose as a neurologist, Dr. Tom Franklin (Tim Guinee), and convince Anna that she doesn't need surgery. The ploy works, but complications ensue when Tom falls in love with Anna.
|I Think I Love My Wife 2007 R, 94 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Chris Rock
Cast: Chris Rock, Kerry Washington, Gina Torres, Steve Buscemi, Edward Hermann, Welker White, Samantha Ivers, Michael K. Williams, Cassandra Freeman, Stephen A. Smith, Wendell Pierce, Milan Howard, Christina Vidal
To the outsider, Richard Cooper (Chris Rock) appears to be living the good life as an investment banker married to Brenda (Gina Torres), and two kids complete the family. But there is a problem because Richard is bored with his life and lack of sex at home. He fantasizes about women he sees on the streets of Manhattan and is at the point of acting on his impulses when he runs into his old friend, Nikki (Kerry Washington), who is flirtatious and more than happy to lead him around town. Now the question is, "Will they, or won't they?"
|It Could Happen to You 1994 PG, 101 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Andrew Bergman
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Bridget Fonda, Rosie Perez, Isaac Hayes, Wendell Pierce, Seymour Cassel, Stanley Tucci, J.E. Freeman, Red Buttons, Richard Jenkins, Victor Rojas, Charles Busch, Robert Dorfman, Beatrice Winde, Ginny Yang
Charlie Lang (Nicolas Cage), a New York policeman, finds himself short on change one day and tips coffee shop waitress Yvonne (Bridget Fonda) with half of his lottery ticket. When his ticket turns up a winner, Charlie honors his commitment and splits the $4,000,000 with the waitress. His wife Muriel (Rosie Perez) busies herself spending the loot while Charlie and Yvonne busy themselves with each other.
|Land of Plenty 2004 N/R, 120 min.|
Director: Wim Wenders
Cast: Michelle Williams, John Diehl, Shaun Toub, Wendell Pierce, Richard Edson, Burt Young, Yuri Elvin, Jeris Poindexter, Rhonda Stubbins White, Bernard White, Matthew Kimbrough, Gloria Stuart, Victoria Thomas, Paul West, Gloria Stuart
Paul Jeffries (John Diehl) served with the Special Forces in Vietnam, and his niece, Lana (Michelle Williams), worked as a missionary in the Middle East. They use their past experiences to deal in their own unique ways with the effects of the events of September 11, 2001.
|A Rage in Harlem 1991 R, 108 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Action
Director: Bill Duke
Cast: Forest Whitaker, Gregory Hines, Robin Givens, Zakes Mokae, Danny Glover, Badja Djola, John Toles-Bey, Ron Taylor, Samm-Art Williams, Stack Pierce, Tyler Collins, Willard E. Pugh, Helen Martin, Wendell Pierce, T.K. Carter
Place: Nachez, MS. Time: 1956. Slim (Badja Djola) and his gang steal a trunk of gold. But, when the police arrive on the scene, Imabelle (Robin Givens) takes off with the loot while the gang shoots it out. She heads to Harlem with the intention of making some money from her contacts in the area. Her adventures start when she meets an undertaker's assistant (Forest Whitaker) who provides the perfect cover. Before long, the many people who want the gold, including Slim, converge on Harlem and Imabelle.
|Ray 2004 PG-13, 152 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical
Director: Taylor Hackford
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Regina King, Clifton Powell, Harry Lennix, Bokeem Woodbine, Aunjanue Ellis, Sharon Warren, C.J. Sanders, Curtis Armstrong, Richard Schiff, Larenz Tate, Terrence Howard, David Krumholtz, Wendell Pierce
Jamie Foxx won an Oscar for his portrayal of soul singer Ray Charles, which begins with Ray's (C.J. Sanders) early life in Georgia when he went blind at age seven, but his mother encouraged him to go on with his life and develop his talent. He becomes a successful musician and rises in the music world. But, his weakness for women and drugs intervenes–until Ray rises above his personal demons and finds his place as a beloved performer. The film received one other Academy Award and was nominated for four others, including Best Picture and Director.
|Stay Alive 2006 PG-13, 85 min.|
Director: William Brent Bell
Cast: Jon Foster, Samaire Armstrong, Frankie Muniz, Jimmi Simpson, Wendell Pierce, Milo Ventimiglia, Sophia Bush, Adam Goldberg, Billy Slaughter, Nicole Opperman, April Wood, Monica Monica, Billy Louviere, Richey Nash, Maria Kalinina
After playing the game Stay Alive, Loomis (Milo Ventimiglia) and his friends (Billy Slaughter and Nicole Opperman) are murdered in the same manner they were killed in the game. Loomis' sister gives the game disk to Hutch (Jon Foster) who invites his friends (Jimmi Simpson, Samarie Armstrong, Sophia Bush, and Frankie Muniz) to come to his loft and play the game. Hutch's boss, Miller Bates (Adam Goldberg) joins in the game playing remotely from his office. The next day, Miller is found dead–murdered in the same manner he was killed in the game. Now, the four survivors realize that they must uncover the game's secret become they become victims.
|1. The 24 Hour Woman (1999)|
2. Brown Sugar (2002)
3. Bye Bye, Love (1995)
4. Hackers (1995)
5. A Hole in One (2005)
6. I Think I Love My Wife (2007)
7. It Could Happen to You (1994)
8. Land of Plenty (2004)
9. A Rage in Harlem (1991)
10. Ray (2004)
11. Stay Alive (2006)
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