“Twelve Years A Slave” (Oct. 18) Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Adepero Oduye, Brad Pitt, Alfre Wodard, Michael K. Williams
Already attracting early Oscar buzz, “Twelve Years A Slave” is based on the first hand account of Solomon Northrup, a Northen Black man kidnapped and sold into slavery. Chiwetel Ejiofor takes on the tragic role of Solomon Northrup, who is backed by a stellar cast including Michael Fassbender, who plays a cruel and depraved plantation owner moviegoers won’t soon forget.
“Best Man Holiday” (Nov. 15) Starring: Morris Chestnut, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, Monica Calhoun, Taye Diggs, Terence Howard, Harold Perrineau, Regina Hall, Melissa DeSousa
The gang’s all back! What’s old is new again as old romances and rivalries are re-ignited as a group of old college friends reunite during the Christmas holiday.
“Black Nativity” (Nov 27th)
Starring: Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Jennifer Hudson, Tyrese, Mary J. Blige, Jacob Latimore
Based on Langston Hughes’ book, it’s the retelling of the Nativity story with a soulful gospel twist. Jacob Latimore plays a a young teen who’s sent to spend the holidays with his grandparents (Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett) where he learns the true meaning of Christmas.
“Old Boy” (Oct. 11th)
Starring: James Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Sharlto Copley
Spike Lee is back in fighting form as he remakes Park Chan-Wook’s 2003 Korean thriller. James Brolin plays an advertising executive who is kidnapped and held in solitary confinement for 20 years. He then goes on a bloody rampage, exacting revenge on those he believes are responsible for his imprisonment.
“Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom” (Nov. 29)
Starring: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris
Idris Elba makes his bid for Academy gold as he takes on the role of South Africa’s most iconic leader. Naomie Harris plays Winnie Mandela in this film adaptation of Mandela’s 1994 autobiography.
“Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas” (Dec.13) Starring: Tyler Perry, Chad Michael Murray, Alicia Witt, Tika Sumpter, Anna Maria Horsford
Madea and her niece Eileen (Anna Maria Horsford) bring drama and mayhem to the small southern town of Buck Tussel, when they go to visit Eileen’s daughter (Tika Sumpter) who has secretly married a White farmer (Eric Lively). Expect the sassy, gun-toting grandma to make it a Christmas they will never forget.
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