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Taraji P. Henson Movies
- December 20th, 2014
- 86 mins
Set in the picturesque backdrop of New York, "Seasons of Love" is a romantic, soulful holiday drama about two people who struggle to find love against the odds, while reconciling with the past and learning the true value of family.
- September 12th, 2014
- 84 mins
A former district attorney and her kids are kidnapped by a man who has escaped from prison and poses as the victim of a car accident.
- June 20th, 2014
- 106 mins
In the highly anticipated sequel, which was inspired by Steve Harvey's best-selling book Act Like a Lady, Think Like A Man, all the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas. But plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event.
- November 30th, 2013
- 97 mins
The coach of a women's swim team parlays her success into an opportunity to build her school's men's golf team.
- August 31st, 2012
- 90 mins
Dr. Martin Blake (Orlando Bloom) is an ambitious young doctor, eager to impress his superiors and colleagues - Chief Resident Waylans (Rob Morrow), self-assured fellow intern Dan (Troy Garity) and no-nonsense nurse Theresa (Taraji P. Henson) – but things are not going his way and he can't seem to shake off his insecurities. When 18-year-old Diane (Riley Keough) is admitted to the hospital for a kidney infection, Martin gets the boost of self-esteem he has been craving when he is able to quickly diagnose and begin treating her condition. However, his enthusiasm for his work and interest in his new patient quickly veer into inappropriate territory when he starts to develop romantic feelings for Diane.
As her health improves, Martin fears losing her and quickly loses sight of hismedical ethics. When orderly Jimmy (Michael Peña) discovers the doctor's budding relationship with his young patient and uses it to his own advantage, things really start to get out ofhand. Martin is no longer just fighting for respect, but his reputation andcareer.
- July 1st, 2012
- 73 mins
Famed for her extraordinary vocal range and uncanny ability to reach the emotional core of a song, We Will Always Love You pays tribute to that magnificent body of work and takes a closer look at the woman who brought it to life.Blessed with a once-in-a-lifetime talent and nurtured as an artist by legendary mentors Dionne Warwick and Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston's life had all of the makings of a modern fairytale and, in many ways, it was. The singer scored a remarkable ten #1 hit singles, and even made a successful transition to the silver screen in The Bodyguard, for which she recorded her immortal version of 'I Will Always Love You'. However, behind the beautiful face and the girl next-door charm that endeared her to millions of fans, there lurked a vulnerability that brought a searing intensity to her music and, eventually, tragedy into her life.Now, for the first time on DVD, the complete saga of Whitney Houston's glorious career.
- April 20th, 2012
- 122 mins
Based on Steve Harvey’s best-selling book, Think Like a Man follows four interconnected and diverse men whose love lives are shaken up after the ladies they are pursuing buy Harvey’s book and start taking his advice to heart. When the band of brothers realize they have been betrayed by one of their own, they conspire using the book’s insider information to turn the tables and teach the women a lesson of their own. The movie is directed by Tim Story and written by Keith Merryman & David A. Newman.
- July 1st, 2011
- 99 mins
When appealing everyman Larry Crowne (Tom Hanks) is inexplicably fired from his job as a big box store clerk, he realizes it’s time for some meaningful change in his life. Deeply in debt and without direction, he returns to college where he befriends a group of scooter-riding students and eventually develops a real affection for his beautiful speech class instructor, Mercedes Tainot (Julia Roberts).
- March 25th, 2011
- 89 mins
On the day of their Father's 70th birthday party, four siblings come to terms with the publication of a novel written by the youngest sibling, that exposes the family's most intimate secrets.
- November 2nd, 2010
- 89 mins
Set in the incredibly cinematic and visually stunning city of San Pedro California, Once fallen is a racy crime drama about rebuilding life after having everything ripped away from you by incarceration, falling in love with the forbidden and the twisted family dynamics of a violent crime family.
- June 11th, 2010
- 126 mins
In Columbia Pictures' The Karate Kid, 12-year-old Dre Parker (Jaden Smith) could've been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's (Taraji P. Henson) latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying - and the feeling is mutual - but cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre's feelings make an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. In the land of kung fu, Dre knows only a little karate, and Cheng puts "the karate kid" on the floor with ease. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han (Jackie Chan), who is secretly a master of kung fu. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life.
- April 9th, 2010
- 88 mins
In New York City, a case of mistaken identity turns a bored married couple's attempt at a glamorous and romantic evening into something more thrilling and dangerous.
- December 8th, 2009
- 102 mins
Forest Whitaker, Isaiah Washington, Taraji P. Henson, Courtney B. Vance along with rising stars Robbie Jones, Shad Moss aka Bow Wow, Jackie Long, Eric Hill, Jarod Einsohn and Lil’ Wayne star in “Hurricane Season,” the exciting true story of an unlikely group of high school basketball champions who - in the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina - learn the true meaning of survival. Tim Story (Barbershop, Fantastic Four) directs.
Following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina, a New Orleans basketball coach assembles a disparate team of players from those left behind and those who held out against the flood. In this exciting story based on true events, coach Al Collins (Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker) – a devoted husband and father driven by past failures and a consuming desire to win – empowers his team to ‘never say die’ as they fight their way to the state championship.
Rising stars Robbie Jones, Shad Moss aka Bow Wow, Jackie Long, Eric Hill, Jarod Einsohn and Lil’ Wayne star opposite Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker in “Hurricane Season,” directed by Tim Story (Barbershop, Fantastic Four). Based on exciting true events, “Hurricane Season” tells the story of New Orleans high-school basketball coach Al Collins who, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, brings together a team of players and – with their fellow survivors cheering the team on - leads them all the way to the state championships.
- September 11th, 2009
- 113 mins
When Madea, America’s favorite pistol-packing grandma, catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands and delivers the young delinquents to the only relative they have: their aunt April. A heavy-drinking nightclub singer who lives off of Raymond, her married boyfriend, April wants nothing to do with the kids. But her attitude begins to change when Sandino, a handsome Mexican immigrant looking for work, moves into April’s basement room. Making amends for his own troubled past, Sandino challenges April to open her heart. And April soon realizes she must make the biggest choice of her life: between her old ways with Raymond and the new possibilities of family, faith…and even true love.
- January 9th, 2009
- 99 mins
After years of disagreeing on what true happiness, success, and love really are, Dave and Clarice Johnson have finally reached a breaking point in their marriage. When Clarice is hurt in a car accident, the obvious truth that more than just her injuries need immediate attention is exposed. Their odds of making it worsen as Clarice begins to see a physical therapist, and Dave develops a friendship with Julie and her teenage son Bryson. The acceptance and comfort he finds in them stirs his longing for a family and a passionate partner. As temptation tugs at Dave and Clarice pulls farther away, they must confront whether their vows are or are "Not Easily Broken".
- December 25th, 2008
- 167 mins
"I was born under unusual circumstances." And so begins "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," adapted from the 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. We follow his story, set in New Orleans from the end of World War I in 1918, into the 21st century, following his journey that is as unusual as any man’s life can be. Directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett with Taraji P. Henson, Tilda Swinton, Jason Flemyng, Elias Koteas and Julia Ormond, "Benjamin Button," is a grand tale of a not-so-ordinary man and the people and places he discovers along the way, the loves he finds, the joys of life and the sadness of death, and what lasts beyond time.
- September 12th, 2008
- 111 mins
Tyler Perry will direct "The Family That Preys" from his original screenplay and will play one of the film's major roles. The story focuses on two families from different sides of the tracks that become intimately involved in love and business.
- July 13th, 2007
- 118 mins
"Talk to Me" is the powerful real-life story of Ralph Waldo "Petey" Green (Cheadle), an outspoken ex-con who talked his way into becoming an iconic radio personality in the 1960s, in Washington, D.C. Sparked by both the era's vibrant soul music and exploding social consciousness, Petey openly courted controversy at a white-owned station. Relying on his producer Dewey Hughes (Ejiofor) to run interference, Petey's unprecedented "tell it like it is" on air style gave voice and spirit to the black community during an exciting and turbulent period in American history.
Henson plays Petey's supportive lover Vernell. Cedric plays Nighthawk, an established radio personality with a more traditional style than Petey's. Epps plays Milo, Dewey's prison-inmate brother.
- January 26th, 2007
- 109 mins
An FBI agent (Reynolds) hunts for a Las Vegas stand up comedian (Piven) who has decided to squeal on the mob but, before he heads off for protective custody, decides to go to the casinos at Lake Tahoe for one last good time, drawing a crowd of assassins (including Affleck and Keys).
- February 3rd, 2006
- 100 mins
A romantic comedy about finding love where it’s least expected, Something New marks the feature directorial debut of Sanaa Hamri.
- August 12th, 2005
- 109 mins
After their adoptive mother is murdered during a grocery store holdup, the Mercer brothers -- hotheaded Bobby (Mark Wahlberg), ladies’ man Angel (Tyrese Gibson), family man and businessman Jeremiah (André Benjamin), and hard rocking Jack (Garrett Hedlund) -- reunite to take the matter of her death into their own hands. As they track down her killer, they quickly realize that their old ways of doing business have new consequences. In this character-driven action-drama from acclaimed director John Singleton (“Boyz N the Hood,” “2 Fast 2 Furious”) and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura (“Constantine”), four brothers come together to discover that they are bound by ties thicker than blood.
- July 22nd, 2005
- 114 mins
Djay is a pimp suffering a midlife crisis, yearning to be a rap star, and after being galvanized by a gospel song, he gets to work, finding it a very hard road to fame and respect.
“Hustle & Flow” is the redemptive story of a streetwise Memphis hustler trying to find his voice and realize his long-buried dreams. Though DJay (Terrence Howard) has always had a way with words, that gift has long been misused; this philosopher-hustler lives a dead-end life at the fringes of society. Anything more feels out of reach. Still, DJay wonders what happened to all the big dreams he had for his life. A chance encounter with an old friend, Key (Anthony Anderson), a sound engineer who has always wanted to make it in the music business, spurs DJay: if he’s ever going to make his mark, it has to happen now. He begins to write down his freestyle raps -- his flow -- and the two team up with Shelby (DJ Qualls), a church musician with a beat machine, to lay down bass-thumping crunk tracks. DJay’s metamorphosis affects his entire house, as the women in his life -- Shug (Taraji P. Henson) and Nola (Taryn Manning) – find ways to contribute to the creative process. With the impending visit to Memphis of hometown platinum-selling rapper Skinny Black (Ludacris), DJay has to make one last hustle if he’s ever going to flow.
- May 1st, 2005
- 93 mins
When the violent gangster James "Animal" Allen is arrested and sent to prison, his teenage son Darius is left with his mother, but she is assassinated and the boy is raised alone on the streets, becoming a criminal. While in the corrupt prison, Animal works for the powerful prisoner Kassada, but when he meets the revolutionary Berwell, his view of life changes. Animal is released on probation and tries to have a straight life, but his past and his fame haunt him, while he sees that Darius is following his path in a criminal life. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- October 15th, 2004
- 104 mins
Peaches (Mo'Nique), a hair stylist from Baltimore, and her estranged sister, Angela (Smith), the owner of an upscale salon in Beverly Hills, get reacquainted when Peaches decides to attend a celebration for Angela in L.A. The reunion is bittersweet and worsens when Angela finds out that Peaches is on the run from the IRS and has only a few days to pay $50,000 in back taxes. After some hilarious moments and passionate exchanges, the two sisters join forces to fight off a pesky rival salon owner Marcella (Torres) and save Peaches from her troubles by competing for a lucrative cash prize and bragging rights at the city's annual hair show. "Hair Show" proves that blood and family run thicker than water.
- June 29th, 2001
- 130 mins
John Singleton's latest project is not a sequel to his 1991 film Boyz N the Hood, but it will focus on some of the same themes: Jody, a young black man who mooches off his mom for years and avoids taking care of his child, finally grows up and learns responsibility.
- February 1st, 2001
- 128 mins
An underground hip-hop artist faces various personal and professional challenges in his quest to become a recording star.
- June 30th, 2000
- 88 mins
The Notorious no-goodniks from Pottsylvania, Boris Badenov (Jason Alexander) and Natasha Fatale (Rene Russo) are back, and as usual are up to no good. This time they have managed to break the secret code and make the leap from their cartoon existence into the real world. Led by the criminal mastermind Fearless Leader (Robert De Niro), Boris and Natasha have devised a plot to take over the world - and while they're at it, get rid of moose and squirrel.
Teaming up with a rookie F.B.I. agent, Karen Sympathy (Piper Perabo), our eponymous heroes, Rocky and Bullwinkle, will once again come face to face - or face to snout with their dreaded nemeses. But first Rocky and Bullwinkle must blend into the real world - hardly an easy task for a 400-pound talking moose and a squirrel who thinks he can fly. Now it is up to them to foil Fearless Leader's evil plot to unseat the President of the United States by hypnotizing the entire population using a new television network, RBTV (Really Bad Television).
The stakes are much higher... Has evil finally met its match? Well, at least it has met its moose.
Taraji P. Henson TV Shows
From Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels (“Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” “Precious”) and Emmy Award winner Danny Strong (“Game Change,” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”) comes Empire, a sexy and powerful new drama about the head of a music empire whose three sons and ex-wife all battle for his throne. Set to an original soundtrack written and produced by hip-hop hitmaker Timbaland, the family drama stars Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard (“Crash,” “Hustle & Flow”) and Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson (“Person of Interest,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”).
Person of Interest stars Jim Caviezel, Emmy Award winner Michael Emerson and Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson in a crime thriller about a presumed dead former-CIA agent who teams up with a mysterious billionaire to prevent violent crimes by using their own brand of vigilante justice. Reese's (Caviezel) special training in covert operations appeals to Finch (Emerson), a software genius who invented a program that uses pattern recognition to identify people about to be involved in violent crimes. Using state-of-the-art surveillance technology, the two work outside of the law using Reese's adept skills and Finch's unlimited wealth to unravel the mystery of the person of interest and stop the crime before it happens. Reese's actions catch the attention of the NYPD, including homicide detective Carter (Henson), and Fusco (Kevin Chapman), a cop who Reese uses to his advantage. With infinite crimes to investigate, Reese and Finch find that the right person, with the right information, at the right time, can change everything. Emmy Award winners J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk ("Lost"), Academy Award nominee Jonathan Nolan ("Memento"), David Semel ("Heroes") and Greg Plageman ("Cold Case") are the executive producers for Warner Bros. Television.
"Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!" Saturday Night Live is a sketch comedy show that has run since the fall of 1975. Many now-famous actors and actresses such as Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Paul Shaffer, Eddie Murphy, Joe Piscopo, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Martin Short, Damon Wayans, Joan Cusack, Robert Downey Jr., Dennis Miller, Phil Hartman, Jon Lovitz, Conan O'Brien, Mike Myers, Ben Stiller, David Spade, Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, Norm MacDonald, Molly Shannon, Will Ferrell, and Tina Fey got their start from Saturday Night Live. SNL is still unique amongst other sketch shows because of the fact that it has always been live. Also known as: "NBC's Saturday Night" from October 11, 1975 to July 31, 1976. "Saturday Night" from September 18, 1976 to March 19, 1977. "Saturday Night Live" since March 26, 1977. "Good night and have a pleasant tommorow!"
In similar fashion to their film equivalent (The Academy Awards), The Grammys is an awards show that honors the achievements of the members of the professional music recording industry through a voting system. The members of the Recording Academy vote on who they think is most deserving of an award in 108 categories as specified by the academy. Each year the awards are presented during a live telecast that was begun in 1971 by ABC, but has since been televised by CBS after they bought it in 1973. They were initially known as the Gramophone Awards this is because the trophy itself is a golden gramophone but later they became the Grammys.
This FOX animated comedy is a spin-off of the much-loved series Family Guy. The series features the adventures of Peter Griffin's neighbor Cleveland Brown. Many years ago, Cleveland made a promise to his old high school sweetheart, Donna. Cleveland, along with Cleveland Junior, move to Stoolbend, VA to start a new life with Donna and her two children.
For more than 30 years fans have been honoring their favorites in the world film, television and music by voting in a variety of categories. When the polls close for the People's Choice Awards, the red carpet rolls out and the Hollywood venue fills with stars and power-players as awards are handed out to the top of each prestigious category, and only then can it be known that the people have spoken.
Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim bring us the tale of a San Francisco lawyer who finds out he has prophetic powers and decides to use them for good.
Eli Stone is produced by ABC Television Studio, After Portsmouth and Berlanti Television. Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim are creators and executive producers. Ken Olin is also the executive producer.
Continuing to keep the office staff in tow is no-nonsense senior partner Carl Sack (Emmy Award winner John Larroquette), yet another ex-boyfriend of Shirley's, who has a newfound respect for the quirky team. Added to the mix are Jerry Espenson (Emmy Award winner Christian Clemenson), Shore's friend and fellow lawyer who suffers from Aspergers syndrome; and Katie Lloyd (Tara Summers), a young associate who is proving that she can run with the big dogs in the Boston offices.
CSI is a fast-paced drama about a team of forensic investigators trained to solve crimes by examining the evidence. They are on the case 24/7, scouring the scene, collecting the irrefutable evidence and finding the missing pieces that will solve the mystery. Gil Grissom, shift supervisor, heads the team of investigators at the Crime Lab in Las Vegas. The team includes Catherine Willows, a hard-working single parent with a checkered past and a teenage daughter she's raising on her own; Warrick Brown, a top analyst with insider knowledge of the gambling world; Nick Stokes, a true-blue stand-up guy who empathizes with victims via his own experiences; and Greg Sanders, the wacky tech analyst turned field investigator. The CSI team members also work closely with Capt. Jim Brass, the former chief, now assigned to Homicide, Dr. Albert Robbins, the ever-professional medical examiner and David Hodges, a lab technician with a specialty in trace and foreign-substance analysis.
House, an innovative take on the medical drama, solves mysteries where the villain is a medical malady and the hero is an irreverent, controversial doctor who trusts no one, least of all his patients.
All of Us is an American sitcom that premiered on the now-defunct UPN network in the United States on September 16, 2003, where it aired for its first three seasons. On October 1, 2006, the show moved to The CW, a new network formed by the merger of UPN and The WB, where it aired for one more season before being cancelled on May 14, 2007.
The Division is a drama about a team of Felony Division police officers in the San Francisco Police Department headed by Captain Kate McCafferty (Bonnie Bedelia) that includes glimpses into their personal lives. In the first season of the show, Lela Rochon played Angela Reid, a happily married woman who has trouble getting along with her partner C.D. DeLorenzo, (Tracey Needham), an unhappily married woman with a cheating husband. Also, Lisa Vidal's character, Magda, a single mother, spends the first half of the first season trying to avoid a relationship with her partner Peter. Finally, in the second half of the first season after Peter leaves the Division, Magda teams up with Jinny Exstead (Nancy McKeon), a drug and alcohol addict who is struggling to keep her job, while she deals with an ex-boyfriend (and the father of her son) who wants back into her life.
Their worlds couldn't be more different but their commitment and passion brings them together. Strong Medicine is a sometimes intense, sometimes hilarious medical drama that takes us inside the world of street level medicine. Dr. Dana Stowe, a Harvard graduate who devotes her life to finding a cure for cancer, and Dr. Lu Delgado, a single mother whose disdain for "the system" has her battling bureaucracy and the budget-concerned chief of staff Dr. Robert Jackson, come together to start The Rittenhouse Women's Health Clinic in Philadelphia. Saucy receptionist Lana Hawkins, attractive Nurse Peter Riggs, and ER Doctor Nick Biancavilla also work in the clinic. Dr. Stowe leaves the clinic to care for her adopted children in season 3 and is replaced by former Army Colonel Dr. Andy Campbell who immediately begins a duel with Lu but after working together for a while, they become close friends. After season four, Nick is transferred to another hospital and Andy takes on Intern Kayla Thorton. T
Lieutenant Anthony Palermo(Rick Rossovich) is at the top of the bike-patrol unit. He is positive about it that the problems on the beach can be solved peacefully and without violence. He's always on duty and he stands up for his subordinate unconditionally. Palermo is a divorced man and a father of a sixteen-year old daughter.
Officer TC Callaway (Jim Davidson) has problems with his family, who wants him to join the family business, but he refuses and stays with Pacific Blue.
Officer Victor Del Toro(Marcos Ferraez) knows the beaches of Santa Monica and Venice like the back of his hand. Grown up in east LA as a son of South American immigrants, he got in contact with the crime early. The Hispanic teenagers are close to the enthusiastic biker's heart.
Officer Chris Kelly (Darlene Vogel) joins the bike-patrol after working for the P.R. Department of Santa Monica. For the attractive blonde the Pacific Blue unit is
T.J. Henderson (Tahj Mowry) is a high school sophmore. He isn't just a regular one though. He is a ten-year old tenth grader! After being promoted to high school, T.J. deals with the usual problems of fitting in as a genius, while being a little kid in a big school. He can figure anything out, and homeworks a sinch. Well, one thing he can't figure out is what's wrong with his brother? Marcus (Jason Weaver) is in the same grade as T.J., which only embarrasses him. Especially since T.J. always rubs in his genius factor. Marcus also deals with problems, such as finding a steady date, and doing homework ... make that getting T.J. to do his homework. There's also Marcus' goofy friend Mo. Mo (Omar Gooding, "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper", "Zoe") always seems to be annoying T.J.'s dad Floyd (John Marshall Jones, "John Doe"), with his goofy, and pointless ideas. Floyd himself deals with troubles. He owns his own business, always putting in hard work in at work, as well as at home! After his wife di
A new group of students are now making their way through the halls of Bayside High School. Mr. Belding is still the principal, and Screech is now his assistant.
This coming-of-age drama tracked the experiences of the naive Felicity Porter, who moves across the country to New York to attend college and pursue her high school crush, Ben Covington. The show followed Felicity and her new friends as they made the transition to adulthood and dealt with an endless slew of crises. Felicity airs back-to-back episodes on WE (Women's Entertainment) weeknights at 6 PM Eastern/3 PM Pacific. WB Broadcast History September 1998 - May 1999: Tuesdays 9:00 PM September 1999 - February 2000: Sundays 8:00 PM April 2000 - May 2002: Wednesdays 9:00 PM.
Doctors labor to save lives in the emergency room of a Chicago hospital.
Tia and Tamera Mowry play twins who were separated at birth and by chance meet each other in a shopping mall. Ray Campbell, Tamera's adopted father, is very different from Tia's adopted mother, Lisa Landry, but the twins don't want to be separated so Ray and Lisa end up living together. The series often focuses on the trouble the twins get into due to their identical appearance and the love-hate relationship between Lisa and Ray.
A family-friendly, early WB sitcom that chronicles the ups and downs of parenting and family life as experienced by a professor and his wife as they raise their four kids. The series, produced by star Robert Townsend, sometimes tackles tough issues such as single motherhood, gangs, guns and dropping out of school.