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Hate U Give, The (2018)

Title: The Hate U Give
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: George Tillman Jr.
Written by: Audrey Wells
Based on the novel by: Angie Thomas
Starring: Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, KJ Apa, Algee Smith, Lamar Johnson, Issa Rae, Sabrina Carpenter, Common, and Anthony Mackie
Release Date: 10/19/2018
Running Time: 132 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.

Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Kyrstyne for this submission

Kings (2017)

Title: Kings
Rating: R
Directed by: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Written by: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Starring: Halle Berry, Daniel Craig, and Lamar Johnson
Release Date: 4/27/2018
Running Time: 92 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Millie (Halle Berry) is a hardworking, tough and protective single mother with an affection for homeless children. She already has eight children living in her house and will soon bring home another. Her neighbor Obie (Daniel Craig) is the local loose cannon, and the only white man in an area largely inhabited by African Americans, Latinos, and Koreans. With racial tensions running dangerously high, Millie and Obie would appear to be unlikely allies. Yet following the acquittal of four of the officers accused of beating Rodney King, these two must navigate the gathering chaos in the city to bring Millie’s kids home safely.

Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Memoriam: In loving memory of Ryan De’Juan Dunbar

Special thanks to Tony for this submission

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