Top Ten DVD List for January 2, 2018   

American Made [Tom Cruise Stars in Fact-Based Action Flick]  https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07613VKQ3/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Brad\’s Status [Father-Son Bonding Opportunity Adventure] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B075G6CRNY/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 A Question of Faith [Christian Ensemble Drama]

Tom Cruise Fact-Based Action Flick Arrives on Home Video 

Barry Seal (Tom Cruise) was gainfully employed as a commercial airline pilot when he was surreptitiously recruited by a CIA agent (Domnhall Gleeson). The Agency wanted him to fly covert reconnaissance missions over Nicaragua to assist U.S.-backed rebels trying to overthrow the government.

Moving Morality Play Finds Three Families in Crisis

Faith-based films ordinarily have limited appeal beyond the Christian community because most tend to be heavy-handed morality plays just preaching to the choir. A Question of Faith represents a refreshing change of pace, since it downplays the proselytizing in favor of character development and a compelling plot.

For movies opening December 29, 2017

All the Money in the World (R for profanity, violence, disturbing images and brief drug use) Crime thriller, set in Rome, recounting the 1973 kidnapping for ransom of the teenage grandson (Charlie Plummer) of J. Paul Getty (Christopher Plummer), then the richest man in the world. Co-starring Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Elba/Winslet Romance/Survival Saga Released on Home Video

Bride-to-be Alex Martin is in a rush to return home where she and her fiance\’ (Dermot Mulroney) are getting married in the morning. The only reason the dedicated photojournalist was even in Idaho so close to her wedding was out of a sense of duty to cover a potentially-incendiary demonstration by skinheads and neo-Nazis. 

Revenge-Fueled Splatterfest Gives New Meaning to “Hostile Work Environment”

  Attorney Derek Cho (Steven Yeun) was a rising star working his way up the corporate ladder at Towers and Smythe when he was blindsided by a false accusation of making a million-dollar mistake. He was callously fired on the spot by the sadistic director of operations (Caroline Chikezie) and escorted by the heartless Grim Reaper (Dallas Roberts) to the basement of the building where he was pressured to sign a confession as a condition for receiving a severance package.

Top Ten DVD List for December 26, 2017         

Mayhem [Hostile. Work. Environment.] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B074WRVYSM/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Brawl in Cell Block 99 [Boxer-Turned Drug Courier Lands in Jail] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B074JVBJWJ/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Acceptable Risk: Series 1 [Her Perfect Life Was a Perfect Lie]

Blacktrospective 2017

    Blacktrospective 2017     by Kam Williams Kam’s Annual Assessment of the Best in Black Cinema Best Big Budget Black Films       1. Mudbound 2.  Everything, Everything 3. The Fate of the Furious 4. Get Out 5. Girls Trip 6. Hitman’s Bodyguard 7. Roman J. Israel, Esq. 8.   xXx: Return […]

The Ten Best Black Books of 2017

      The Ten Best Black Books of 2017 by Kam Williams 1. We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates 2. My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem 3. Black Detroit: A People’s History of Self-Determination by Herb Boyd […]

Big Sky Adventure Features P.C. Variation on Classic Western Theme   

I suppose the good old days are gone forever when you could make a Western without worrying about being political correct. I can still remember how, growing up, everybody (even the Native American kids) not only rooted for the frontiersmen to defeat the wild Injuns on TV, but we also preferred to be white settlers whenever we played \

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