Sunday, October 25, 2020

Tag: Aja Naomi King

Upside, The (2017)

Title: The Upside
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Neil Burger
Written by: Jon Hartmere
Based on the film “Les Intouchables” by: Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache
Starring: Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, Nicole Kidman, Julianna Margulies, and Aja Naomi King
Release Date: 1/11/2019
Running Time: 125 minutes

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The Upside chronicles the unexpected friendship between Phillip Lacasse (Bryan Cranston), a Park Avenue billionaire left paralyzed after a paragliding accident, and ex-con Dell Scott (Kevin Hart), in need of a fresh start. Newly paroled and in desperate need of a job, Dell is frustrated by the menial opportunities available to an ex-con. After finding himself at the wrong job interview Dell uses his irreverent charisma to charm Phillip, who, despite protests from his chief-of-staff Yvonne (Nicole Kidman), offers him the home aid position.

Despite a rocky start, the two quickly realize how much they can learn from each other’s experiences. From worlds apart, Phillip and Dell form an unlikely bond, bridging their differences and gaining invaluable wisdom in the process, giving each man a renewed sense of passion for all of life’s possibilities.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Memoriam: In Memory of Aretha Franklin

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Birth of a Nation, The (2016)

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Title: The Birth of a Nation
Rating: R
Directed by: Nate Parker
Written by: Nate Parker and Jean McGianni Celestin
Starring: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Mark Boone Junior, Colman Domingo, Aunjanue Ellis, Dwight Henry, Aja Naomi King, Esther Scott, Roger Guenveur Smith, Gabrielle Union, Penelope Ann Miller and Jackie Earle Haley
Release Date: 10/7/2016
Running Time: 120 minutes

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Set against the antebellum South and based on a true story, THE BIRTH OF A NATION follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate slave and preacher whose financially strained owner Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer) accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities – against himself, his wife Cherry (Aja Naomi King), and fellow slaves – Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.


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Reversion (2015)

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Title: Reversion
Rating: NR
Directed by: Jose Nestor Marquez
Written by: Jose Nestor Marquez and Elissa Matsueda
Starring: Aja Naomi King, Colm Feore and Amanda Plummer
Release Date: 10/9/2015
Running Time: 84 minutes

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The daughter of a billionaire tech mogul questions her own memories about her mothers death after being kidnapped by a stranger.


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During Credits? No

After Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank S. for this submission