For movies opening September 29, 2017

BIG BUDGET FILMS American Made (R for sexuality, nudity and pervasive profanity) Tom Cruise stars in this warts-and-all biopic recounting the exploits of Barry Seal (1939-1986), the commercial airline pilot-turned-drug smuggler for Pablo Escobar (Mauricio Mejia), the ruthless kingpin of Colombia\’s infamous Medellin cartel. With Domnhall Gleeson, Sarah Wright and Jesse Plemons. (In English and Spanish with subtitles)

Ben Stiller Stars as Miserable Misanthrope in Midlife Crisis Dramedy

Brad Sloan (Ben Stiller) feels inadequate despite his happy marriage and thriving business that enables his family to live comfortably in suburban Sacramento. He gets depressed, nevertheless, because he compares himself to his relatively-successful college buddies instead of the Average Joe.

Three Families Serendipitously Linked by Tragedy in Moving Modern Parable

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.

Top Ten DVD List for September 26, 2017         

  This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Top Ten DVD List for September 26, 2017     Watch around the Clock [A 24 Hr. Broadcast Day in Color from TV’s Golden Age] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B073LJT6MD/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Watch around the Clock [A 24 Hr. Broadcast Day in B&W from TV’s Golden Age] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B073LGMV61/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Friday Night Lights: The Complete […]

Brit and Yankee Spies Join Forces to Fight Drug Queenpin in Higher-Octane Sequel

Kingsman: The Secret Service was a surprise hit which probably wouldn’t have been released in the dead of winter of 2015, if Fox had realized exactly what it had on its hands. After all, most movie studios see the season as a dumping ground for pictures with low expectations, given the attention paid Oscar hopefuls, the risk of bad weather hurting attendance, and that many folks have less discretionary income due to Christmas season spending.

For movies opening September 22, 2017

BIG BUDGET FILMS Kingsman: The Golden Circle (R for graphic violence, drug use, sexuality and pervasive profanity) Colin Firth returns in this action-oriented sequel which finds the British spy (Colin Firth) miraculously revived and heading to the U.S. to join forces with his American counterparts en route to a showdown with a ruthless crime syndicate. A-list ensemble includes Oscar-winners Firth, Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore, as well as Channing Tatum, Vinnie Jones and Sir Elton John.

Unassuming Teen Morphs into Formidable Ninja in Latest LEGO Episode

Lloyd Garmadon (Dave Franco) must be the least liked student at Ninjago High. The unassuming 16 year-old is so unpopular that no kids will even sit on the same side of the bus with him on the ride to school.

Top Ten DVD List for September 19, 2017 

The Vietnam War [Ken Burns PBS Documentary] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B06ZZC6G2B/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Wonder Woman [Diana Discovers Her Powers and Her Destiny] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0714QRG4Z/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20

Indian Immigrant Opts for Love over American Dream in Charming Romantic Comedy

  The Tiger Hunter Film Review by Kam Williams Indian Immigrant Opts for Love over American Dream in Charming Romantic Comedy Sami Malik (Danny Pudi) has had a crush on Ruby Iqbal (Karen David) for as long as he can remember. The lifelong friends were raised in the same village where both of their fathers […]

Shocking Exposé Revisits Malicious Prosecution of Asian-American Bankers

  Abacus: Small Enough to Jail DVD Review by Kam Williams Shocking Exposé Revisits Malicious Prosecution of Asian-American Bankers 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 […]

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