Sunday, June 16, 2019

Tag: David Oyelowo

Gringo (2018)

Title: Gringo
Rating: R
Directed by: Nash Edgerton
Written by: Anthony Tambakis, and Matthew Stone
Starring: David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron, and Joel Edgerton
Release Date: 3/9/2018
Running Time: 110 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
A dark comedy mixed with white-knuckle action and dramatic intrigue, explores the battle of survival for businessman Harold Soyinka when he finds himself crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Memoriam: In memory of Tracy Scott and Curtis Hanson

Special thanks to Tyler for this submission


United Kingdom, A (2016)

Title: A United Kingdom
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Amma Asante
Written by: Guy Hibbert
Starring: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike and Jack Davenport
Release Date: 2/10/2017
Running Time: 111 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
The inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, Apartheid and empire – their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing they transformed their nation and inspired the world.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Memoriams:

In Memory of
Naledi Khama
Died 4th May 2016

Muriel Sanderson
Died 25th June 2015


Queen of Katwe (2016)*

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Title: Queen of Katwe
Rating: PG
Directed by: Mira Nair
Written by: William Wheeler
Based on the book by: Tim Crothers
Starring: David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o and Madina Nalwanga
Release Date: 9/30/2016
Running Time: 124 minutes

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“Queen of Katwe” is based on the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.

For 10-year-old Phiona Mutesi (Nalwanga) and her family, life in the impoverished slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle. Her mother, Harriet (Nyong’o), is fiercely determined to take care of her family and works tirelessly selling vegetables in the market to make sure her children are fed and have a roof over their heads. When Phiona meets Robert Katende (Oyelowo), a soccer player turned missionary who teaches local children chess, she is captivated. Chess requires a good deal of concentration, strategic thinking and risk taking, all skills which are applicable in everyday life, and Katende hopes to empower youth with the game. Phiona is impressed by the intelligence and wit the game requires and immediately shows potential. Recognizing Phiona’s natural aptitude for chess and the fighting spirit she’s inherited from her mother, Katende begins to mentor her, but Harriet is reluctant to provide any encouragement, not wanting to see her daughter disappointed. As Phiona begins to succeed in local chess competitions, Katende teaches her to read and write in order to pursue schooling. She quickly advances through the ranks in tournaments, but breaks away from her family to focus on her own life. Her mother eventually realizes that Phiona has a chance to excel and teams up with Katende to help her fulfill her extraordinary potential, escape a life of poverty and save her family.


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Memoriam: In Memory of Mohammed “Madikas” Ssekandi


Five Nights in Maine (2015)

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Title: Five Nights in Maine
Rating: NR
Directed by: Maris Curran
Written by: Maris Curran
Starring: David Oyelowo, Dianne Wiest and Rosie Perez
Release Date: 8/5/2016
Running Time: 82 minutes

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After his wife dies in a tragic car accident, young Sherwin (David Oyelowo) is called to Maine by his terminally ill and estranged mother-in-law Lucinda (Dianne Wiest). Grappling with a lifetime of disagreements, Lucinda and Sherwin find themselves forced to cope with their failings and grief in a quiet journey of empathy, compassion and healing.


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Captive (2015)*

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Title: Captive
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Jerry Jameson
Written by: Brian Bird and Reinhard Denke
Based on the book by: Ashley Smith
Starring: Kate Mara, David Oyelowo and Mimi Rogers
Release Date: 9/18/2015
Running Time: 97 minutes

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A single mother struggling with drug addiction is taken hostage in her own apartment by a man on the run after breaking out of jail and murdering the judge assigned to his case.


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Dedication: Dedicated to the victims of Brian Nichols.

Memoriam: In memory of Rowland Barnes, Julie Ann Brandau, Hoyt Teasley, and David Wilhelm.


Nightingale (2014)*

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Title: Nightingale
Rating: NR
Director: Elliott Lester
Writer: Frederick Mensch
Stars: Barlow Jacobs, David Oyelowo and Heather Storm
Release Date: 5/29/2015
Running Time: 83 minutes

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A lonely war veteran psychologically unravels ahead of an old friend’s impending visit.


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Most Violent Year, A (2014)

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TITLE: A Most Violent Year

RELEASE DATE: 12/31/2014

RATING: R

In New York City 1981, an ambitious immigrant fights to protect his business and family during the most dangerous year in the city’s history.

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Selma (2014)

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TITLE: Selma

RELEASE DATE: 12/25/2014

RATING: PG-13

Martin Luther King and the civil rights marches of Selma, Alabama, that changed the United States for ever.

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Default (2014)

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TITLE: Default

RELEASE DATE: 10/17/2014

RATING: NR

A news crew is taken hostage on an airplane set to take off from the Seychelles by a gang of Somali pirates whose leader is driven by one goal: to be interviewed by a prominent member of the crew, legendary journalist Frank Saltzman.

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Middle of Nowhere (2012)?

TITLE: Middle of Nowhere

RELEASE DATE: 2012

RATING: R

When her husband is sentenced to 8 years in prison, Rudy drops out of med school in order to focus on her husband’s well being while he’s incarcerated – leading her on a journey of self-discovery in the process.

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