Oscar-Nominated Civil Rights Docudrama Released on DVD

All of the astronauts picked by NASA to participate in its maiden manned space programs, Mercury and Gemini, were white males. However, behind the scenes, there was a dedicated team of African-American, female mathematicians who played a pivotal role in ensuring that they launched and returned safely, whether from orbiting the Earth or a mission to the moon.

Top Ten DVD List for April 18, 2017

Hidden Figures https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01LTI1RHQ/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Punching Henry https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01N6TX4GV/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Umbrellas of Cherbourg [The Criterion Collection] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01N6S6PQD/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20

WWI Saga Revolves around Love Triangle in the Midst of Ethnic Cleansing

It\’s Eastern Turkey in 1914, which is where we find druggist Mikael Boghosian (Oscar Isaac) applying his trade in his half-Armenian/half-Turkish village where Christians and Muslims get along swell. The ambitious, young apothecary would really rather be a doctor, so he strategically courts a neighbor (Angela Sarafyan) from a relatively-wealthy family just for the dowry.

“Is It Real or Is It Mockumentary?” Headscratcher Comes to DVD

Did you see I’m Still Here (2010), the mockumentary chronicling Joaquin Phoenix’s supposed retirement from acting to try his hand at rap music? Well, what made that movie fascinating was how it was edited in such a way as to make it impossible to tell whether the Oscar-nominated thespian was faking his conversion to hip-hop artist. Eventually, Joaquin did return to making movies, exposing the inscrutable biopic directed by Casey Affleck as just an elaborate hoax.

“Is It Real or Is It Mockumentary?” Headscratcher Comes to DVD

Did you see I’m Still Here (2010), the mockumentary chronicling Joaquin Phoenix’s supposed retirement from acting to try his hand at rap music? Well, what made that movie fascinating was how it was edited in such a way as to make it impossible to tell whether the Oscar-nominated thespian was faking his conversion to hip-hop artist. Eventually, Joaquin did return to making movies, exposing the inscrutable biopic directed by Casey Affleck as just an elaborate hoax.

Six-Time, Oscar-Nominee Released on Home Video

  Lion Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams Six-Time, Oscar-Nominee Released on Home Video Saroo (Dev Patel) had the misfortune of being born into poverty in India’s Khandwa district. He lived there with his single-mom, Kamla (Priyanka Bose), along with his big brother, Guddu (Abhishek Bharate), and younger sister, Shekila (Khushi Solanki). His illiterate mother was […]

Dom Goes Rogue for Damsel-in-Distress in 8th episode of High-Octane Franchise

There are a number of action films whose opening scenes alone are well worth the price of admission. Taken (2008), District B-13 (2004) Super 8 (2011) and Dawn of the Dead (2004) are four which automatically come to mind. Feel free to add The Fate of the Furious to the list of flicks that grab you by the throat right off the bat.

Top Ten DVD List for April 11, 2017

Lion https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01LTI1KH8/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Wall Writers https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B06WLMVGJM/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 All of Me https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01MV17N2C/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Ruins of Lifta

Adam Driver Is Sublime as Stoic Bus Driver in Unsentimental, Minimalist Saga

Paterson (Adam Driver) is stuck in a rut. By day, the municipal bus driver repeatedly negotiates his way around a boring route around the New Jersey city which shares his name. After hours, he hangs out at a dingy, neighborhood bar where he dutifully limits himself to just one beer per visit. Then, he heads home to be with his loving wife, Laura (Golshifteh Farahani), and loyal bulldog, Marvin.

Blind Man Abandons Family after Regaining Sight in Midlife Crisis Drama

James (Dan Stevens) was blinded during childhood by a pituitary tumor. To his credit, he never let the condition prevent him from marrying or making a living. Despite their modest circumstances, he\’s been grateful for the love of his plain but supportive wife, Sam (Malin Akerman), who bore him a beautiful son, Jonah (Skylar Gaertner). Career-wise, he\’s been happy having a steady job in real estate where he works alongside his blind BFF, Bob (Oliver Platt).