American entrepreneur, author and Def Jam Records co-founder Russell Simmons ventured into acting in the rap movie ‘Krush Groove’ (1985). As an actor, he received positive reviews for his performance in the movies ‘The Show’ (1995), ‘How to Make Money Selling Drugs’ (2013) and ‘Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You’ (2016). He produced movies like ‘Gridlock’d’ (1997) and ‘The House I Live In’ (2012) that did well at the box office. Some of his films like ‘How to be a Player’ (1997) and ‘Waist Deep’ (2006), however, received negative reviews.
Simmons has also produced television shows like ‘Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry’ (2001 – 2007) and ‘Independent Lens’ (2013 – 2007). His appearance on the show ‘The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore’ received positive reviews.
His appearance on the comedy series ‘Donny’ (2015) did not make much of an impact on the audience.
When their close friend passes away due to a drug overdose, two friends start to realize the importance of life, and they try to get rid of their addiction.
Despite constant pleading from their wives, two criminals named Chaz and Rey Tempio, decide to set out on a bloody revenge mission to punish the person who killed their brother.
The Addiction is a horror film which revolves around Kathleen, an introverted graduate student studying at New York University. Her life takes a turn when she is attacked one night by a woman, who bites her neck and drinks her blood. Kathleen soon develops an aversion to daylight, and a distaste for food. She feels that she might be turning into a vampire, and tries to come to terms with her new lifestyle.
Waist Deep is an action film about an ex-convict on parole and the obstacles he overcomes to rescue his son from a wicked drug lord.
Brilliant but extremely obese scientist, Sherman Klump, develops a formula that allows people to lose weight. When he uses the formula on himself, he experiences instantaneous but temporary weight loss and develops an alternate personality, Buddy Love. Unfortunately, Buddy turns out to be rude, brash, and extravagant causing mayhem in Sherman’s life.