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black_dynamiteAloha movie headz. Clutch takes another look at some worthwhile flicks that are currently in theaters as well as a number of anticipated films of the New Year. And it goes a little somethin’ like this:

Black Dynamite (October 16, 2009 – limited release)

Michael Jai White, Arsenio Hall and Tommy Davidson star in this action/comedy tale of 1970s African-American action legend Black Dynamite. IMDB says, “The Man killed his brother, pumped heroin into local orphanages, and flooded the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor. Black Dynamite was the one hero willing to fight The Man all the way from the blood-soaked city streets to the hallowed halls of the ‘Honky House’.”

View trailer — here.

The Messenger (11/13/09 – limited release)

Ben Foster, Eamonn Walker, Woody Harrelson and YaYa DaCosta are featured in this dramatic tale of an American soldier who struggles with an ethical dilemma when he becomes involved with a widow of a fallen officer.

View trailer — here.

Women in Trouble (11/13/09 – limited release)

Garcelle Beauvais fans stand up! She co-stars in this smart, sexy comedy about “a serpentine day in the life of ten seemingly disparate women: a porn star, a flight attendant, a psychiatrist, a masseuse, a bartender, a pair of call girls, etc. All of them with one crucial thing in common. Trouble.”

View trailer — here.

Invictus 12/11/09

A look at life for Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) after the fall of apartheid in South Africa during his first term as president when campaigned to host the 1995 Rugby World Cup event as an opportunity to unite his countrymen.

View trailer — here.

Avatar 12/18/09

Avatar is set during the 22nd century on a small moon called Pandora, where the native inhabitants the Na’vi are forced to share their world with humans. Avatar tells the story of the complex and volatile relationship between the two species and is brought to life by Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Michelle Rodriguez, CCH Pounder, Sigourney Weaver, Giovanni Ribisi and many more.

View trailer — here.

Book of Eli 1/15/10

Jennifer Beals joins Denzel Washington in this post-apocalyptic tale in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.

View trailer — here.

Takers 2/26/10

Zoe Saldana also starts in Takers, an action flick about a group of bank robbers who find their $20 million plan interrupted by a hard-boiled detective. Takers also stars Idris Elba, Paul Walker & Jay Hernandez (deelish…)

View trailer — here.

Why Did I Get Married Too 4/2/10

The crew is back for the sequel to Tyler Perry’s 2007 hit movie about 4 couples overcoming with various obstacles as a result of revelations made during their annual couples retreat. Janet Jackson, Tyler Perry, Michael Jai White, Richard T Jones, and the whole gang return to explore the question of marriage.

View trailer — here.

Salt 7/23/10

Angelina Jolie is Evelyn Salt, a CIA officer who swore an oath to duty, honor, and country. When she is accused by a defector of being a Russian sleeper spy, Salt goes on the run to clear her name and ultimately prove she is a patriot. Using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative, she must elude capture and protect her husband or the world’s most powerful forces will erase any trace of her existence. This fast paced action also stars Chiwetel Olijiofor, Liev Schreiber and newcomer, Yara Shahidi.

View trailer — here.

Untitled Flick starring Wanda & Shanene

Word is Jamie Foxx & Martin Lawrence will be reprising their respective roles, in some sort of comedy, but it remains to be seen if it will be worth a view. Peep the BET inspired clip here.

Info via IMDB

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  • @shaystew

    I went to a screening for Black Dynamite! I loved it! I love blaxploitation films and they made the film authentic and comedic. Very well done!

  • Tiffany W.

    Loved Black Dynamite!