Top Ten DVD List for March 20, 2018

The Passion of Joan of Arc [Criterion Collection High-Definition Restoration] Jumanji [Welcome to the Jungle]

For movies opening March 16, 2018

7 Days in Entebbe (PG-13 for violence, smoking, drug use, mature themes and brief profanity) Historical docudrama, set in Uganda in 1976, recounting an Israeli commando unit\’s daring rescue of a hijacked, Air France jetliner\’s passengers and crew. Co-starring Rosamund Pike, Daniel Bruhl, Eddie Marsan as Shimon Peres, Angel Bonanni as Yoni

Alicia Vikander Plays Acrobatic Superhero in Reboot of Action Franchise

Times have certainly changed when you find celebrated dramatic actresses opting to play action heroes in blockbuster movies. For instance, Jennifer Lawrence had already been nominated for an Academy Award (for Winter\\\’s Bone) when

Gay Teen Cruelly Forced Out of the Closet in Heartwarming Coming-of-Age Dramedy 

Simon Spier (Nick Robinson) would tell you himself that he\’s your typical teen except for the fact that he\’s hiding one huge secret. He\’s gay, but hasn\’t told either his parents  (Josh Duhamel and Jennifer Garner) or his friends. He\’s even

Dazzling Adaptation of Beloved Children’s Classic Brought to the Big Screen

Madeleine L’Engle finished writing “A Wrinkle in Time” in 1960, but the escapist fantasy was rejected by over two dozen publishers before it finally captured the imagination of John Farrar, co-founder of Farrar, Straus and Giroux. In 1963, the groundbreaking, illustrated novel won the Newbery Medal for being the best children’s book of the year.

For movies opening March 9, 2018

Gringo (R for sexuality, violence and pervasive profanity) Action comedy set south of the border where a medical Marijuana salesman (David Oyelowo) is forced to survive by his wits after being kidnapped by a ruthless, Mexican drug cartel. With Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton, Thandie Newton and Amanda Seyfried. (In English, Spanish and French

Elderly Couple Embarks on Eventful Road Trip in Bittersweet Romantic Romp

Ella (Helen Mirren) and John Spencer (Donald Sutherland) have been happily married for 50+ years, and their love hasn\’t been diminished one iota by his battle with dementia or by hers with brain cancer. Therefore, it makes sense that the inseparable couple might resist following sound medical advice calling for them to move into different

Naive Nerd Abandoned by Boss in Mexico in Madcap Action Comedy

Naive Nerd Abandoned by Boss in Mexico in Madcap Action Comedy Nerdy Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) is a loyal employee at Promethium Pharmaceuticals who has been patiently waiting for his chance to share in the success from its lucrative sales of medical marijuana in pill form. Unfortunately,

Diversity-Themed Evening Celebrates Inclusion in Hollywood

The Shape of Water was the big winner at the 90th Academy Awards, netting four Oscars, including Best Picture. Mexican directors have now won  four of the past five years, with Guillermo del Toro joining his compadres Alejandro

Oscar-Nominated Documentary Chronicles Racist Targeting of Chinese-American Bank

Asian-Americans are often referred to as the “model minority” because of their  success in the U.S. despite the existence of discrimination which has crippled other ethnic groups. However, the label has also led many a racist to misread Asian modesty as an invitation to treat them like doormats.

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