The unwavering vision of Zack Snyder’s Justice League has just been unveiled by Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment via HBO Max. The four-hour superhero epic was fashioned to rectify the excisions made to the 2017 theatrical version of the film, which has been disowned by Snyder in the past.
Playing Iris West in the film is Kiersey Clemons, the talented Florida native who made her big-screen debut in the coming-of-age comedy Dope in 2015. In the past five years, Clemons has gone back and forth between film and television to deliver one memorable character after another, though not every role has been a hit.
10 Best: Lady And The Tramp (2019) – 6.3
Disney’s live-action remake of the classic canine love story Lady and The Tramp stars Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux in the title roles. Clemons plays Darling, who along with her husband Jim Dear, is the new owner of Lady.
After escaping from Aunt Sarah’s (Yvette Nicole Brown) place, Lady has a chance encounter with Tramp, a street-wise mutt who can’t help but in love with Lady over the course of their short time spent together.
9 Worst: Scoob! (2020) – 5.7
Clemons voices the role of Dee Dee Sykes in Scoob!, the first full-length animated feature film about Scooby-Doo (Frank Welker). The film finds the lovable canine and his familiar friends in a quest to prevent the impending “dogpocalypse.”
In addition to giving backstory on how Scooby and Shaggy (Will Forte) became crime-solving best friends, the gang’s main mission involves stopping Cerberus (Fred Tatasciore), a ghoulish three-headed dog, from wreaking havoc on the world.
8 Best: The Only Living Boy In New York (2017) – 6.3
The Only Living Boy in New York is the dramatic story of Thomas Webb (Callum Turner), a recent college grad trying to find his footing in the world. With a crush on his platonic friend Mimi (Clemons), Thomas’s romantic outlook changes when he catches his father having an affair.
To break up the affair, Thomas begins a sexual relationship with his father’s mistress, Joanna (Kate Beckinsale). Over his head, Thomas learns harsh life lessons along the way with the help of his older alcoholic friend W.F. (Jeff Bridges).
7 Worst: Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) – 5.7
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising marked Clemons’ second theatrical film following Dope one year prior. She plays Beth in the film, one of the rowdy sorority sisters unwilling to budge an inch when her parental neighbors log a series of complaints.
With a newborn on the way, Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly (Rose Byrne) are ready to settle into a quiet life of adulthood. However, the loud and raucous university students living next door make their life a living hell until they make a confrontational stand.
6 Best: Cloud 9 (2014) – 6.6
Distributed by Disney, Cloud 9 is a family-friendly television film about Kayla (Dove Cameron), a diva snowboarder who is forced to train with a washed-up has-been named Will (Luke Benward) after she is kicked off her competitive team.
As Will and Kayla test each other on the slopes, they begin to grow closer and inspire one another to achieve greatness. Clemons plays fellow snowboarder Skye Sailor.
5 Worst: Flatliners (2017) – 5.2
Niels Arden Oplev’s remake of the 1990 sci-fi thriller Flatliners stars Clemons alongside Elliot Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, and James Norton. The quintet plays a group of medical students who attempt to peer into the afterlife by temporarily stopping their own hearts.
Upon flatlining, each victim experiences a strange hallucinatory purgatory that draws them one step closer to the other side of existence. However, the deeper the group gets invested, the more dangerous the stakes become.
4 Best: Hearts Beat Loud (2018) – 6.9
Clemons stars opposite Nick Offerman in the offbeat musical father-daughter dramedy Hearts Beat Loud, in which the two form an unexpected singer/songwriter team during the summer.
With his record-store closing and daughter Sam (Clemons) set to leave for college after the summer, Frank Fisher (Offerman) encourages Sam to perform their private musical jams in front of a live audience. When their first song goes viral, the father-daughter duo learns far more about each other than they ever could have imagined.
3 Worst: An L.A. Minute (2018) – 5.5
Worlds collide in An L.A. Minute when rich best-selling author Ted Gold (Gabriel Byrne) comes into contact with Velocity (Clemons), a quirky experimental performance artist who struggles to maintain her integrity.
In 2019, director Daniel Adams was charged with defrauding investors of the film the SEC. An L.A. Minute is the first film Adams made since being released from a 21-month jail sentence for defrauding the investors of his two prior films.
2 Best: Dope (2015) – 7.2
Clemons’ first feature film remains her highest-rated, per IMDb. The compelling coming-of-age story follows Malcolm (Shameik Moore), a nerdy Harvard-bound high-school kid from Inglewood, California who gets in way over his head when going to a popular party.
Along with his best friends Diggy (Clemons) and Jib (Tony Revolori), Malcolm begins a drug-running scheme to stay on the good side of Dom (A$AP Rocky), a drug dealer with all sorts of social connections.
1 Worst: Little Bitches (2018) – 4.0
According to IMDb, Little Bitches is the worst movie of Kiersey Clemons’ career thus far. Written and directed by Nick Kreiss, the film follows a trio of high-school seniors who agree to simultaneously open their college acceptance/denial letters during the end-of-year rager.
The raunchy coming-of-age tale stars Clemons, Jennette McCurdy, and Virginia Gardner as the rebellious teens who undergo an epic journey on the last day of school. Along the way, the three experience tragedy and triumph while meeting new people and mending old fences.
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