Thursday, December 14

Is 'next Friday' (2000) as Good as Last Week's?

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Starring: Ice Cube, Mike Epps, Justin Pierce, John Witherspoon, Don “D.C.” Curry, Jacob Vargas, Amy Hill, Clifton Powell, Tommy Lister Jr., Kym Whitley, Tamala Jones, Robyn “Lady of Rage” Allen, Lisa Rodriguez, Sticky Fingaz, Lobo Sebastian, Rolando Molina, and Michael Blackson.

Directed by: Steve Carr.

Released: January 12th, 2000.

Following after the events of the 1995 surprise hit “Friday”, protagonist Craig Jones (played by Ice Cube) is leaving town to escape revenge from a local enemy of his, Debo (played by Tommy Lister Jr.), so he takes up refuge in Rancho Cucamonga with his rich and nymphomaniac Uncle Elroy (played by Don “D.C.” Curry) along with his cousin Day-Day Jones (played by Mike Epps). 

But low and behold, this little getaway of his just happens to land him in even more trouble than he was in back at the quieter streets of South Central Los Angeles. To begin with, Day-Day has too many problems, including his pregnant ex-girlfriend D-Wana (played by Tamala Jones) and her little yet physically superior sister Baby D (played by Robyn “Lady of Rage” Allen). Secondly, Craig and his cousin Day-Day find themselves accidentally getting into trouble with some crazed Mexican gang whom just moved in across the street, to make matters even worse, Craig happens to have a crush on one of the girls in their family, Karla (played by Lisa Rodriguez).

Thirdly, Debo and his cell buddy, Tyrone (played by Sticky Fingaz), from prison have successfully escaped and are on their way to seek revenge on Craig. If all of this wasn’t enough, Uncle Elroy might lose his house unless he finds a way to axe his debt by the following day. Read more…


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