Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Feb. 29th

Black History Month- 29th Day
The last day of  Black History Month.  Leap year gave us an extra day.
Name the movie and stars

                                                Sonji Roi,  Cassius Clay

This movie was created in 2001.  "This is   In 1964, a brash new pro boxer, fresh from his olympic gold medal victory, explodes on to the scene, Cassius Clay. Bold and outspoken, he cuts an entirely new image for African Americans in sport with his proud public self confidence with his unapologetic belief that he is the greatest boxer of all time."*

Yesterday's Answers:
Movie:  Bones
Stars:  Pam Grier,  Snoop Dogg

*info from IMDB

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Feb. 28th

Black History Month- 28th day
Name the movie and stars

                                                                     Pearl, Jimmy Bones

This is a 2001 movie it is about Jimmy Bones.  "Over 20 years after his death by a gunshot, Jimmy Bones comes back as a ghost to wreak revenge on those who killed him and to clean up his neighborhood."*

Yesterday's Answers:
Movie:  Their Eyes Were Watching God
Stars: Terrence Howard, Halle Berry

*info from IMDB

Monday, February 27, 2012

Feb. 27th

Black History Month- 27th day
Name the movie and stars

Amos Hicks, Janie Starks

This was a mini television show in 2005.  "A drama set in the 1920s, where free-spirited Janie's search for happiness leads her through several different marriages, challenging the morals of her small town."*

Yesterday's Answers:
Movie:  Woo
Stars: LL Cool J,  Jada Pinkett Smith

*info from IMDB

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Feb. 26th

Black History Month- 26th Day
Name the movie and stars;

Daryl, Darlene

This 1998 movie is about "Darlene Bates. She has been dumped a little bit too many times, now this femme-fatale doesn't let just any man swing with her, and when she's set up on a blind-date  it could be love.. if they don't kill each other first."*

Yesterday's Answers:
Movie:  The Wiz
Stars: Michael Jackson, Diana Ross

*info from IMDB

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Feb. 25th

Black :History Month- 25th Day
Name the movie and stars

Scarecrow, Dorothy

This is a 1978 version .  "Dorothy, a twenty-four-year-old kindergarten teacher born, raised, and still working in Harlem, is celebrating Thanksgiving with her extended family, but she doesn't seem to be thankful for much in life. She lives a self-imposed sheltered life; she is shy and unfulfilled. Things change for her when she is caught in a snowstorm while chasing after her dog, Toto. They are transported to the mysterious Land of Oz, where she is informed that the only possible way to find her way back home is through the assistance of the powerful wizard in the Emerald City."*

Yesterday's Answer:
Movie: To Wong Foo, thanks for everything Julie Newmar
Stars:  Wesley Snipes & Rupaul

*info from IMDB

Friday, February 24, 2012

Feb. 24th

Black History Month- 24th Day
Name the movie and stars

                                                            Noxeema, Rachel Tensions
This is a 1995 movie.  "After jointly winning a local drag queen pageant in New York City, Noxeema Jackson and Vida Boheme win the right and are given the round trip airfare to compete in the Drag Queen of America pageant in Hollywood, California. Noxeema sees herself as the next Dorothy Dandridge, who bucked the trend of most black American movie actresses of her time by never playing the slave house maid."*

Yesterday's Answers:
Movie:  Snow dogs 
Stars:  Sisqo, Nichelle Nichols

*info from IMDB

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Feb. 23rd

Black History Month- 23rd Day
Name the movie and stars.

                                                        Dr. Rupert Murdock, Amelia 

This is a 2002 movie.  "When Miami dentist Ted Brooks learns that his birth mother has passed away and that he was named in her will, he travels to Alaska to claim his inheritance. Rather than the large chunk of change that many people would expect, Ted instead receives his mother's pack of rowdy sled dogs and her property. Although the dogs seemingly have it in for Ted, he decides to keep the dogs and race them in the local race, the Arctic Challenge, spiting a mountain man who wants the dogs. What follows is a comedy detailing Ted's adventures in learning to run the sled dogs."*

Yesterday's Answers:
Movie: Seven Pounds
Stars:  Rosario Dawson,  Will Smith

*info from IMDB

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Feb. 22nd

Black History Month- 22nd Day
Name the movie and stars.

Ben Thomas,  Emily Posa
  This 2008  movie is about  " Ben Thomas, haunted by a secret, looks for redemption by radically transforming the lives of seven people he doesn't know. Once his plan is set, nothing will be able to stop him. At least that's what he thinks. But Ben hadn't planned on falling in love with one of these people and she's the one who will end up transforming him."*

Yesterday's Answers:
Movie: Rosewood
Stars: Don Cheadle, Ving Rhames

*info from IMDB

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Feb. 21st

Black History Month- 21st day.
Name the movie and stars

                  Sylvester Carrier,  Mann (The figure created is Ryan Whitaker based
                                  on a computer generated person, but the voice is the actor from the movie "Final Fantasy- The Spirits Within"),

This 1997   movie  was directed by John Singleton  which is a "dramatization of a 1923 horrific racist lynch mob attack on an African American community, where Sylvester Carrier resides.  Mann, a drifter caught in Rosewood, a town filled with racial prejudice. He ends up aiding the surviving African-Americans escape the town, with the help of a humble store owner."*

Yesterday's Answers:
Movie: Dangerous Passions 
Stars: Billy Dee Williams, Carl Weathers

*info from IMDB

Monday, February 20, 2012

Feb. 20th

Black History Month- 20th day

Name the movie and stars

Kyle Western, Lou

This is a 1990 TV movie.  "A security man (Lou)  goes to work for a sadistic gangster (Western) with an alluring wife (McKee). Of course, the wife and the security man immediately hit it off. After the gangster kills a lawyer in front of the security man, the wife and the security man go on the run with hitmen on their trail."*

Yesterday's Answers:
Movie: Crash
Stars: Don Cheadle, Terrence Howard, Keith David

*info from IMDB

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Feb. 19th

Black History Month- 19th Day
Name the movie and stars

                                               Det. Graham Walters, Lt Dixon, Cameron Thayer

This 2004 movie shows "several stories interweave during two days in Los Angeles involving a collection of inter-related characters, a police detective with a drugged out mother and a thieving younger brother, two car thieves who are constantly theorizing on society and race, the white district attorney and his irritated and pampered wife, a racist white veteran cop (caring for a sick father at home) who disgusts his more idealistic younger partner, a successful Hollywood director and his wife who must deal with the racist cop, a Persian-immigrant father who buys a gun to protect his shop, a Hispanic locksmith and his young daughter who is afraid of bullets." *

Yesterday's Answers:
TV Show: Dynasty
Stars: Diahann Carroll, Billy Dee Williams

*info from IMDB

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Feb. 18th

Black History Month- 18th Day

Name the movie and stars

Dominique Deveraux,   Brady Lloyd
 This tv show was on from 1981 to 1989.  It is about "the saga of a wealthy Denver family in the oil business: Blake Carrington, the patriarch; Krystle, his former secretary and wife; his children: Adam, lost in childhood after a kidnapping; Fallon, pampered and spoiled; Steven, openly gay; and Amanda, hidden from him by his ex-wife, the conniving Alexis."* Dominique  was Blake's sister.

Yesterday's Answers:
Movie: Mahogany
Stars: Billy Dee Williams, Diana Ross

*info from IMDB

Friday, February 17, 2012

Feb. 17th

Black History Month- 17th day
Name the  movie and stars

This 1975 movie is about "Tracy, an aspiring designer from the slums of Chicago who puts herself through fashion school in the hopes of becoming one of the world's top designers"*

Yesterday's Answers:
Movie: Mo Money
Stars: Stacey Dash, Marlon Wayans

*info from IMDB

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Feb. 16th

Black History Month - 16th Day
Name the movie and stars

Amber Evans, Seymour Stewart

In this 1992 movie,  "a con artist, trying to get his act together, gets a job in a credit card company. He falls in love with a fellow employee, he steals a couple of cards, and everything is going great. But soon, the chief of security drags him into the big leagues of criminals."*

Yesterday's Answer
Movie: Game of Death
Stars: Wesley Snipes,  Ernie Hudson

*info from IMDB

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Feb. 15th

Black History Month- 15th day
Name the movie and stars

                                                         Clarence and Agent Marcus

This 2010 movie is about "a diplomat's bodyguard and company that are injured in a botched assassination attempt. They're all taken to the same hospital, where the bodyguard teams up with a nurse to protect the diplomat from a team of ruthless assassins. The nurse soon learns that there is more to this sticky situation than expected."*

Yesterday's Answer
Movie:  Dreamgirls
Stars: Beyonce, Jaleel White, Anika Noni Rose ( she is the voice of Princess Tiana)

*info from IMDB

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day

Kiyoni Brown and Tre

Feb. 14th

Black History Month- 14th day
Name the movie and stars

Deena, talent booker, Lorrell

This 2006 Movie takes place in  "Detroit, the early 1960s. Curtis Taylor, Jr., a car salesman, breaks into the music business with big dreams. He signs a trio of young women, the Dreamettes, gets them a job backing an R&B performer, James "Thunder" Early, establishes his own record label and starts wheeling and dealing. When Early flames out, Curtis makes the Dreamettes into headliners as the Dreams, but not before demoting their hefty big-voiced lead singer, Effie White, and putting the softer-voiced looker, Deena Jones, in front."*

Yesterday's Answers
Movie:  Pitch black
Stars:  Vin Diesel  and Keith David

*info from IMDB

Monday, February 13, 2012

Feb. 13th

Black History Month- 13th day
Name the movie and stars

                                             Richard B. Riddick ,Abu  Imam  al-Walid

This is a 2000 movie.  "The space transport vessel "Hunter-Gratzner" carrying 40 people on-board crashes on a desert planet when the ship is struck in a meteor storm. There are only 10 survivors, among them are pilot Carolyn Fry (Who has assumed command after the ship's captain is killed), bounty hunter William J. Johns, religious man Abu Al-Walid, Antiques dealer Paris P. Ogilvie, runaway teenager Jack, settlers John 'Zeke' Ezekiel and his lover Sharon 'Shazza' Montgomery and Richard B. Riddick, a dangerous escaped convict. Marooned, the 10 survivors finds the barren and hot desert-scape has sunlight from three suns."*

Yesterday's Answers
Movie: Rundown
Stars: Dwayne Johnson & Rosario Dawson

* info from IMDB

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Feb. 12th

Black History Month - 12th Day
Name the movie and stars

Beck and Mariana
 In this 2003 Movie, "Beck as a bounty hunter who attempts to square a debt by heading to the Amazon jungle to capture someone. The bounty hunter discovers that his quarry isn't the bad guy he'd been warned about, and the two team up in pursuit of riches stored in a mine in the Amazon."*

Yesterday's Answer
Movie: College Road Trip
Stars:  Martin Lawrence, Raven Symone

* info from IMDB

Feb. 11th

Black History Month- 11th day

Name the movie and stars

James- Dad, Melanie- Daughter

In this 2008 movie "an overachieving high school student decides to travel around the country to choose the perfect college, and her overprotective cop father also decides to accompany her in order to keep her on the straight and narrow."*

Yesterday's Answer:
Movie: Biker Boyz
Stars:  Laurence Fishburne, Terrence Howard (True Type look a like  figure)
The extra is Harley Davidson Barbie (P.S. she did not appear in the movie)

 *info from IMDB

Friday, February 10, 2012

Feb 10th

Black History Month- 10th Day
Name the movie and stars

Smoke, Extra, Chu Chu
 This 2003 Movie is  about "a mythic motorcycle tale of father and son, this is the story of Manuel Galloway (Smoke), also known as "the King of Cali", the president of a motorcycle club whose members are all African American men, mostly white-collar workers who exchange their suits and ties at night and on weekends for leather outfits and motorcycle helmets. The focus of this story takes place at an annual drag-racing event in Fresno, as Smoke tries to retain his championship title."*

Yesterday's Answers:
Movie:  In too Deep
Stars:   Pam Grier, LL Cool J

*info from IMDB

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Feb. 9th

Black History Month- 9th Day

Name the movie and stars:

Det. Angela Wilson,  Dwayne Gittens/ God
This  1999 movie is about "an undercover cop that goes too deep into the Cincinnati drug trade. The local drug lord, a man who calls himself God, controls all of the action in Ohio. As the cop moves up the ladder, he befriends the gangster, learns of his violent tendencies, but also sees him as a benefactor to the poor, a dedicated family man, and one who staunchly defends his friends. The cop's commanding officer fears that he has become too close to the gangster and will be unable to regain his identity, a fear that comes close to reality when the big bust ultimately happens."*

Yesterday's Answer:
Movie: Queen
Stars: Dennis Haysbert, Halle Berry, Raven Symone

*info from IMDB

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Feb. 8th

Black History Month-8th day

Name the movie and Stars
Davis, Queen, Queen (at age 5)

The 1993 TV movie series is about " a plantation owner's  who son falls in love with a slave named Easter and together they have a light-skinned daughter. As she grows up, she faces the struggle of trying to fit into the troubled world around her. She tries passing for white, but it leads to sorrow in post-Civil War America. Everywhere she goes, she faces obstacles and hardships while searching for happiness and a place to belong."*

Yesterday's Answers:
Movie:  Constellation
Billy Dee Williams and Zoe Saldana

*info from IMDB

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Feb. 7th

Black History Month- 7th day
Name the movie and stars

Father: Helms Boxer, Daughter: Rosa Boxer

 The 2005 movie directed and written by Jordan Walker- Pearlman "chronicles the lives and loves of an African-American family in the deep South as they are forced to come to terms with a tumultuous past marked by an unrequited interracial affair. The film explores the way in which the family patriarch must confront his demons amidst the changing racial fabric of society and his own family."*

Yesterday's Answer
Movie:  The Mummy Returns
Stars:  Dwayne Johnson- The Rock,  Adewale Akinnoye Agbaje (Heavy Duty-G.I. Joe the movie)

*Info from IMDB

Monday, February 6, 2012

Feb 6th

Black History Month- 6th day
Name the movie and stars

Mathayus, Loc Nah

 2001 Movie:
"Many years ago, in Ancient Egypt, the Scorpion King led a menacing army, but when he sold his soul to Anubis, he was erased from history. Now he is only a myth...or is he? Rick and Evelyn O'Connell is still discovering new artifacts, along with their 8 year old son Alex. They discover the Bracelet of Anubis. But someone else is after the bracelet. High Priest Imhotep has been brought back from the dead once again and wants the bracelet, to control the Scorpion King's army."*

Yesterday's Answer:
Movie: Swordfish
Stars:  Halle Berry,  Don Cheadle

*info from IMDB

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Feb. 5th

Black History Month- 5th day

Guess the movie and stars

Ginger Knowles, Agent J.T. Roberts

2001 movie: "When the DEA shut down its dummy corporation operation codenamed -------- in 1986, they had generated $400 million which they let sit around; fifteen years of compound interest has swelled it to $9.5 billion. A covert counter-terrorist unit called Black Cell, headed by the duplicitous and suave Gabriel Shear, wants the money to help finance their raise-the-stakes vengeance war against international terrorism, but it's all locked away behind super-encryption. He brings in convicted hacker Stanley Jobson, who only wants to see his daughter Holly again but can't afford the legal fees, to slice into the government mainframes and get the money."*

Yesterday's answer:
Movie:  Jackie Brown
Stars:  Pam Grier (Coffy), Samuel Jackson (Mace Windu)

*info from IMDB

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Feb 4th

Black History Month - 4th day

Name the Movie and stars

Jackie Brown (she is a statue), Ordell Robbie

1997 Movie:  "A flight attendant gets caught smuggling her boss' gun money on the airline she works for. Luckily for her, the Fed Ray Nicolet and the LA Cop Mark Dargus decide to team up in order to arrest the arms dealer she works for, whose name they don't even know."*

Yesterday's answers
Movie:  Reign over me.
Stars:  Don Cheadle (War Machine) and Jada Pinkett Smith(Niobe)

*Info from IMDB

Friday, February 3, 2012

Feb. 3rd

Black History Month- 3rd day

Guess the movie and stars

Janeane and Alan Johnson

This 2007 movie is about a "man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City  and runs into his old college roommate (Alan Johnson). Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief."*

Name the movie and stars:

Yesterday's answer:
Movie:  Rebound
Stars:  Kimora Lee Simmons, Martin Lawrence

*Info from IMDB

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Feb. 2nd

Black History Month- 2nd day

Guess the movie and stars

Female Reporter, Coach Roy McCormick

"Coach Roy once was college basketball's top mastermind. But lately his attentions have been on his next endorsements, not on his next game. What¹s more, Roy's temper has run amuck, leading to his being banned from college ball until he can demonstrate compliance--in other words, not explode every time he walks onto the court. Roy waits and waits; for a suitable coaching offer, but he receives only one: the Mount Vernon Junior High School Smelters basketball squad."*

Name the movie and stars:

Yesterday's answer: Jungle Fever,
Samuel Jackson, Halle Berry, Wesley Snipes

*Info from IMDB