Stomp The Yard Honey Step Up

  |  Buy to Own: 25/02/2008
  |  307 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Triple-bill of musical dramas. In 'Stomp the Yard' (2007), DJ Williams (Columbus Short) is a 19-year-old growing up in Los Angeles. While he is a good kid and a gifted street dancer, he runs with a dangerous crowd, and one night an underground dance competition turns into a brawl and DJ ends up in jail. DJ's younger brother has already died a violent death, and his mother, hoping to put him back on the straight and narrow, sends DJ off to Truth University, a historically African-American college in Atlanta. He hasn't been in college for a day before he's entranced by the lovely April (Meagan Good). Working as a gardener to pay the bills, DJ doesn't fit in with the wealthier students around campus, but one thing does catch his attention - the rival fraternity competition known as 'stepping'. With April's help, DJ learns about the legacy and heritage behind the fraternities and decides to join up. Now part of an official step group, DJ must balance rehearsals, work, and school, while at the same time winning the heart of the girl of his dreams. In 'Honey' (2003), Jessica Alba stars as Honey Daniels, an ordinary girl who works in her local record store and teaches dance classes at the community centre. At the weekends she goes dancing at the nightclubs downtown, where she meets Michael Ellis (David Moscow), a music video producer who gives her the chance to work for him as a choreographer - her dream job. But it soon materialises that he has his own agenda, which Honey is unwilling to comply with. Guest stars include Missy Elliott, Jay-Z and Tweet as themselves. In 'Step Up' (2006), Channing Tatum stars as Tyler Gage, a rough street kid with raw talent. When Tyler finds himself doing community service at a school for the performing arts, he meets Nora (Jenna Dewan), a beautiful and privileged classically-trained dancer who's searching for a temporary replacement for her injured dance partner. Spying Tyler's smooth moves, Nora decides to take a chance on him. But as they begin training, tension builds, tempers flare and the differences in their backgrounds come to the fore. Will Tyler let these difficulties get in the way of his dreams?