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Friday, June 30, 2023

Asunder (1999)

"Asunder" (1999) is a thriller movie directed by Tim Reid and written by Eric Lee Bowers. The film stars Blair Underwood, Debbie Morgan, and Michael Beach in a story about a man's obsession with a woman after his wife dies in a tragic accident. The story straddles the line of a thriller versus horror, depending on how you define a slasher film. 

Tim Reid co-founded New Millennium Studios with his wife, Daphne Maxwell Reid, where "Asunder" was the first film piloted by the company. Blair Underwood was also a producer for the movie. New Millennium Studios resides in Petersburg, Virginia, where Reid shot the movie. During the late 90s, Reid was active in television, starring in "Sister, Sister" and working on projects for Showtime and BET.

"Asunder" falls into the same categories as "Fatal Attraction," "Unfaithful," and "A Thin Line Between Love and Hate." Michael Beach and Debbie Morgan perform exceptionally well in the movie, but ultimately, Blair Underwood's acting keeps the film progressing. If you're looking for an adult thriller, check out this movie.

Director: Tim Reid
Writer: Eric Lee Bowers

Starring Blair Underwood, Debbi Morgan, Michael Beach, Marva Hicks, Desiree Marie Velez, Ira Hawkins, Alene Dawson, Wendy Moore, Joe Inscoe, Jen Harper, Daphne Maxwell Reid, Tori Reid

When Chance (Blair Underwood) loses all that he cherishes in a freak accident, his grief grows into a deadly obsession that begins to rip apart the lives of his closest friends, Michael (Michael Beach) and Lauren (Debbi Morgan). Soon, they are trapped in a living nightmare as Chance continues his descent into madness while desperately plotting to take back what was stolen from him.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Klash (1995)

Stoney (Giancarlo Esposito), a world-weary photographer past his prime, comes to Kingston to photograph the Klash, an electrifying battle of the world's best Reggae and Dancehall performers. He believes this is to be a routine assignment but soon finds himself under the spell of Blosson (Jasmin Guy), the steamy goddess of the dancehalls and the "property" of underworld Kingpin Mr. Lee. Unhappy in her life as a gun moll, she sees Stoney as her ticket out.

Blossom has devised a seamless plan to steal the box-office receipts generated by the Klash —if Mr. Lee and his double-crossing thugs don't beat her to it! There is apparently no honor amongst thieves, and with the police, led by Lieutenant Loveless (Cedella Marley), quickly closing in, the stakes become dizzyingly high in this race for money, power, and freedom.