These are my favorite picks for movies like Blood In Blood Out. Keep in mind that the list is in no particular order. Enjoy the recommendations.
Murphy’s unique comedy routine consisted of raunchy and everyday topics, including; sex orientation, puberty, dating, disciplinarian mothers, ice cream trucks, and personality traits of celebrities. It is also considered one of the most famous and influential comedy rountines in history; Murphy left the standard comedy of SNL and brought a loud and profane routine that has delighted millions.
The film opens with a pre-taped sketch depicting a scene from Murphy’s childhood. At a family Thanksgiving in 1968, the children take turns showing their talents to the assembled relatives (including one played by Murphy himself). Young Eddie (Deon Richmond) shocks the family with a scatalogical joke about a monkey and a lion.
As a young man, Montoya Santana (Edward James Olmos) is introduced to gang life on the tough streets of Los Angeles after spending his youth in reform school. Soon Santana finds himself facing an 18-year prison sentence. In jail, he works his way to the top of the institution’s violent drug trade, but, on his release from prison, he opts for a redemptive, family-centered lifestyle. However, his gangster friends (Pepe Serna, William Forsythe) try to force him back into illegal activities.
A cocky ad executive, Marcus (Eddie Murphy) has a reputation as a ladies’ man. However, Marcus gets a taste of his own medicine when a merger finds him working under the beautiful Jacqueline (Robin Givens), who has a similarly cavalier attitude about romance. Marcus and Jacqueline become involved, but he is put off by her noncommittal approach to their relationship. Meanwhile, Marcus also begins to develop feelings for the pretty Angela (Halle Berry), who is more thoughtful than Jacqueline.
Mi Vida Loca tells the story of young Mexican-American women in Los Angeles and the struggles they have in a life of early motherhood while being members of a street gang. Mousie (Seidy López) and Sad Girl (Angel Aviles) are best friends from childhood, growing up in Echo Park, a neighborhood that had a significant amount of gang activity in the 1980s and 1990s, and remaining loyal to each other. But when Sad Girl sleeps with Mousie’s boyfriend (a member of their neighborhood gang who is killed in a drug deal gone bad) and becomes pregnant, their friendship is ruptured.
The Corner is a 2000 HBO drama television miniseries based on the nonfiction book The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood (1997) by David Simon and Ed Burns, and adapted for television by Simon and David Mills. It premiered on premium cable network HBO in the United States on April 16, 2000 and concluded its six-part run on May 21, 2000. The series was released on DVD on July 22, 2003. It won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries in 2000.
The Corner chronicles the life of a family living in poverty amid the open-air drug markets of West Baltimore. “The corner” is the junction of West Fayette Street and North Monroe Street (U.S. Route 1).
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