From being high and hilarious to dark and intimidating, Mike Epps has never failed to deliver when it comes to getting our emotions all ramped up. In his latest horror comedy film Meet The Blacks (a spoof on The Purge), the skeletons in his character’s fancy Beverly Hills closet finally come out on the one night crime is legal – and his big move to a high-end neighborhood doesn’t stop them from purging him and his family!
Check out this list of Mike Epps films – perfect for a night of Eppsflix N’ Chill – in preparation for the release of Meet The Blacks, in theaters everywhere on April 1st, 2016.
Before there was Meet The Blacks, Mike Epps starred in the hilarious slapstick comedy, Next Friday, in which he was no stranger to mishaps occurring day after day.
From breaking into thugs’ homes to losing their jobs and enemies escaping from jail, Craig and cousin Day-Day find themselves in a series of suburban misadventures after Craig moves in with his cousin for a fresh start.
All About The Benjamins
When a badass bounty hunter partners with a con man who skipped bail, you get the chase of a lifetime. Mike Epps and Ice Cube team up to tear down one of the biggest diamond scams in Miami – and misadventure seems to follow them.
Next Day Air
In the 2009 comedy drama, Next Day Air, two inept criminals – Brody, played by Mike Epps and Guch, played by Wood Harris – mistakenly receive a package of cocaine and think they’ve hit the jackpot. But it’s not too long until all hell breaks loose and drug kingpins track them down to take back what’s theirs.
Mike Epps brought a completely different twist to his character and left audiences speechless with his unparalleled performance as an abusive, money hungry comedian in the drama film, Sparkle.
From the big screen to the television screens, Epps starred in the HBO TV Film that recounted the life of legendary blues singer, Bessie; once again showing his astounding ability to make his audience both laugh and cry at the same time.
Mike Epps stars alongside Oscar winner Forest Whittaker and Anthony Mackie in the movie Repentance, and ends up stealing the show. The psychological thriller is worth seeing solely for his performance in it.
The mixup we will never forget. Black Doug sold the Wolf Pack the wrong drugs and ended up getting kidnapped for it. While it was a small role, his appearance was the link between all three of the movies in The Hangover franchise. For that reason, it’s one of my favorites.
Talk to Me
Once again, Mike plays a supporting role in Talk to Me – which follows the life of D.C. radio personality Ralph “Petey” Greene – and stars in one of the most vital moments of the movie.
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Flashback Friday: Here's What Was Happening In Pop Culture In 2006
1. Shiloh Jolie Pitt was named the top baby born in 2006. Shiloh was the first biological child of A-list couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.Source:Getty 1 of 17
2. George Clooney was named People's Sexiest Man Alive. Angelina Jolie took the title of Sexiest Woman.Source:Getty 2 of 17
3. "Hannah Montana" debuted on Disney Channel, introducing Miley Cyrus to the world. "30 Rock," "Dexter," and "Ugly Betty" also debuted that year.Source:Getty 3 of 17
4. Mariah Carey's "Don't Forget About Us" topped the Billboard Charts for that year.Source:Getty 4 of 17
5. Justin Timberlake's "FutureSex/LoveSounds" and Beyonce's "B'Day" became two of the best-selling albums of that year.Source:Getty 5 of 17
6. College student Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook social media site expanded to more U.S. universities, then moved to international student networks, before finally switching to open registration in September 2006: anybody who is at least 13 and has a valid email address can sign up.Source:Getty 6 of 17
7. That summer, former N'Sync-er Lance Bass revealed he's gay.Source:Getty 7 of 17
8. In February 2006, Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot and wounded a campaign contributor during a weekend quail hunt on a friend's South Texas ranch.Source:Getty 8 of 17
9. After Donald Trump announced that he wouldn't fire troubled Miss USA Tara Conner, Rosie O'Donnell called him a "snake-oil salesman" and their feud began.Source:Getty 9 of 17
10. In May 2006, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that Anna Nicole Smith could her access her late husband's fortune. In September, she gave birth to baby girl DannieLynn. That same month, her son Daniel died in her hospital room.Source:Getty 10 of 17
11. Sacha Baron Cohen's "Borat" topped the box office, sparking a lot of controversy. Baron Cohen won a Golden Globe for Best Actor: Musical or Comedy.Source:Getty 11 of 17
12. The world was shocked by the death of Steve Irwin, also known as "The Crocodile Hunter."Source:Getty 12 of 17
13. Oprah confronted best-selling author James Frey, who admitted that his book "A Million Little Pieces" was all fabricated.Source:Getty 13 of 17
14. Reese Witherspoon and husband Ryan Phillippe called it quits. So did Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn, & Britney Spears and Kevin Federline.Source:Getty 14 of 17
15. Mel Gibson racked up the DUIs and media scrutiny following his drunken, racist tirade.Source:Getty 15 of 17
16. 2006 saw the beginning of the decline of Britney Spears. That year, the star partied with Paris Hilton, went out without underwear, lost custody of her children, and split with K-Fed.Source:Getty 16 of 17
17. Google purchased YouTube for $1.65 billion, becoming the most expensive purchase made by Google during its then eight-year history.Source:Getty 17 of 17
EppFlix & Chill: First Look At “Meet The Blacks” & Mike Epps’ Best Movie Roles Ever was originally published on globalgrind.com