|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 Color Purple 1985 PG-13, 152 min.|
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Margaret Avery, Oprah Winfrey, Willard E. Pugh, Akosua Busia, Adolph Caesar, Rae Dawn Chong, Dana Ivey, Laurence Fishburne, Desreta Jackson, Leonard Jackson, Bennet Guillory
This story is based on Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and revolves around a Black family in Georgia where success is learned from lessons in adversity. In 1909, teenager Celie (Desreta Jackson) gives birth to two children and is virtually sold off to sharecropper Alfred (Danny Glover) who marries her and then sells the children. Celie is treated like a slave. Later, Albert moves his mistress Shug (Margaret Avery) into the house. Celie (now played by Whoopi Goldberg) develops a good relationship with Shug and Alfred's take-no-guff daughter-in-law Sofia (Oprah Winfrey). Through their friendships, Celie gains the strength to leave Albert and begin a new life. The film received 11 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Actress (Whoopi Goldberg), and two for Supporting Actress (Margaret Avery and Oprah Winfrey). A "must see."
|Eddie Presley 1993 N/R, 105 min.|
Director: Jeff Burr
Cast: Duane Whitaker, Joe Estevez, Stacie Bourgeois, Clu Gulager, Roscoe Lee Browne, Ted Raimi, Quentin Tarantino, Tim Thomerson, Lawrence Tierney, Ian Ogilvy, Willard E. Pugh, Daniel Roebuck
Things just aren't going well for insecure loser Eddie (Duane Whitaker) who lives in his van. He just received a suspension from his job as a watchman and hasn't had a gig for some time as an Elvis impersonator. His spirits are lifted when he gets a job in a sleazy nightclub closing for a terrible magician, but his life still continues to go downhill.
|The Guyver 1991 PG-13, 92 min.|
Director: Screaming Mad George, Steve Wang
Cast: Mark Hamill, Vivian Wu, Jack Armstrong, David Gale, Michael Berryman, Jimmie Walker, Spice Williams, Peter Spellos, Willard E. Pugh, Jeffrey Combs, David Wells, Deborah Gorman
CIA agent Max Reed (Mark Hamill) sets off to obtain a mysterious box from a scientist, but the scientist is murdered after hiding the box from his killers. Sean (Jack Armstrong) finds the box, and, when he gets into a fight, the box causes him to be encased in armor and become a super-being. But the aliens, who can change into terrifying reptilian creatures, want their device back There is a sequel to this film that is based on a Japanese comic-book character.
|The Hills Have Eyes Part II 1985 R, 86 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Wes Craven
Cast: Michael Berryman, Tamara Stafford, Kevin Spirtas, John Bloom, Janus Blythe, Colleen Riley, Penny Johnson, John Laughlin, Willard E. Pugh, Robert Houston, Susan Lanier, Lance Gordon, Michael Berryman, David Nichols, Edith Fellows
When a bus carrying a load of bikers breaks down in the desert, some of the passengers wander off and soon are attacked by cannibals–in the same part of the desert where the Carter family ran into trouble in the original film.
|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.
|RoboCop 2 1990 R, 117 min.|
Genre: Action / Sci-Fi / Drama / Thriller
Director: Irvin Kershner
Cast: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Tom Noonan, Dan O'Herlihy, Willard E. Pugh, Belinda Bauer, Felton Perry, Robert DoQui, Gabriel Damon, Patricia Charbonneau, John Glover, Mario Machado, Leeza Gibbons, John Ingle, Roger Aaron Brown
The futuristic cyborg RoboCop (Peter Weller) again fights evil forces but is scheduled by OCP, the company that created Robocop, to be replaced by a more modern model: RoboCop 2. Cain (Tom Noonan) leads a drug ring and plans to get his hands on the drug Nuke and market it to Detroit's citizens. When RoboCop arrests Cain, Cain is injured and OCP designer Faxx (Belinda Bauer) secretly takes Cain's brain and inserts it into RoboCop 2. Now, the battle ensues as RoboCop must wipe out the evil, psychotic RoboCop 2. There is one more sequel.
|Toy Soldiers 1984 R, 91 min.|
Director: David Fisher
Cast: Jason Miller, Cleavon Little, Terri Garber, Rodolfo De Anda, Mary Beth Evans, Tim Robbins, Tracy Scoggins, Willard E. Pugh, Jim Greenleaf, Jay Baker
Attempts by co-ed Amy (Terri Garber) and Buck (Cleavon Little) to rescue children from war-torn Central America are met with a myriad of obstacles.
|1. CB4 (1993)|
2. The Color Purple (1985)
3. Eddie Presley (1993)
4. The Guyver (1991)
5. The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1985)
6. A Rage in Harlem (1991)
7. RoboCop 2 (1990)
8. Toy Soldiers (1984)
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