"J.O.O.K.S." Premiere

The red carpet was rolled out Thursday night for the special premiere of the locally filmed movie, J.O.O.K.S

The marquee at the Carmike Cinemas in Greenville was lit up as stars from the movie jumped out of the stretch limousine for the red carpet event.

Greenville native, Nicky "Monday" Hunter made his silver screen debut Thursday night in a movie about a group of star college athletes who find themselves in difficult financial situations, forcing them to become crooks of sorts.

They rob drug dealers, gangsters and pimps. The director of the film, Troy McNish primarily used local actors and a local production crew to shoot the film. Hunter spoke with reporters on the red carpet about his long awaited movie.

Another Greenville native, B-M-X athlete Dave Mirra made an cameo in the film. Hunter says he and director expect a sequel to be begin production soon.

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  • by Gia Location: Charlotte, NC on Oct 19, 2010 at 01:40 AM
    I’m glad that I did not spend my hard earned money on this travesty. I was given a copy by the producer Nicky Hunter. Apparently, he thought it would impress me. Fortunately, I don't impress easily. I feel that the storyline and plot lacked depth. You could guess what would occur from scene to scene. I felt that this movie was not any different from the other stereotypical black movies. There are better stories to tell. Personally, I feel that athletes already receive more perks that a regular scholarship student. The perks and the payment of their college tuition and board is enough. We do not need to plant the notion in our young boy’s minds that the world owes them anything and that they must steal from others to survive (especially when they are in college). Unlike the uneducated groupies below, I will not commend ignorance. As exhibited in the positive comments below with bad grammar, ignorance is bliss. Nicky, if you try again, think outside the box and hire experienced actor.
  • by linda Location: greensboro nc on Jul 18, 2010 at 07:44 AM
    an excellent movie. Go Nicky!!!!
  • by NAY Location: GREENVILLE on Apr 21, 2010 at 11:35 AM
  • by Nadine Location: Charlotte, NC on Oct 12, 2009 at 09:10 PM
    Its truly amazing how some one can judge another. Instead of you saying thanks Nicky for putting out some truth, you find the time to be negative. Has any other black man done this in Greenville, put out a movie that is..probably not. And truly it doesnt matter. Nicky continue to try to be successful. Dont let no one try to tear you down, unless they have wrote, produced and had a movie to premiere, or done anything close to it. And lets not forget, no 1 gets nothing correct the first time. If you feel the first movie he has done is whack, practice makes perfect, he will redeem himself, I have faith in that! Nicky sweety do your thing, let these haters give you energy to continue to succeed in life. You have to hear their critism but not let them bring you down. Their opinions will and should only make you try more in what you are trying to accomplish. And to everyone that is negative, you will get no where being negative, only the posistive will survive.
  • by sheena Location: Greenville NC on Oct 11, 2009 at 10:21 AM
    This movie was horrible. Mostly because the writer was also the star. There were about 2 or three good actors in it. The lady who played the football player's Mom and Panima were good. But over all the movie was a joke.
  • by Tlepathy Location: Gville on Oct 9, 2009 at 04:44 PM
    Jooks is not a joke - independent producers, writers and actors combine to bring the essence of collegiate sports. Underpriviledged football players who provide universities with millions of dollars, and they make a poor decision to get theirs by robbing,drug dealers,pimps and society's underbelly. The story line is believable and it stares into the eyes of college athletics unforgivenly. Unfortunately you didn't see it (which puzzles me that your are commenting). Nonetheless it is honest,albeit raw and in your face - it brings the message that maybe college players should be monetarily compensated. The movie producers got the message right, and finished a well put together product. Kudos to Nick Hunter and malik. Stop hating Anon - pop some popcorn - and check it out!
  • by anon Location: wallace on Oct 9, 2009 at 06:09 AM
    this ain't a movie , it was live shots from what i see in the news about greenville. instead of JOOKS it should be JOKES.

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