Top Ten DVD List for August 1, 2017

Going in Style [Broke Geezers Pull Bank Heist] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B071ZN6N4Y/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Lovers [Can This Marriage Be Saved Saga] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B071J6KQMV/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Sleight [Orphaned Street Magician Turns to Drug Dealing]

Extraordinary Emily Dickinson Biopic Available on Home Video

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) had less than a dozen of her 1,800 poems published, while she was still alive. Since she was only appreciated posthumously, it makes sense that a movie about her life might revolve around something other than the literary prowess that went unrecognized by her contemporaries.

Antonio Banderas Serial Killer Whodunit Comes to Home Video

Paul (Antonio Banderas) is the literary equivalent of a one-hit wonder. The flash in the pan enjoyed a short-lived success, thanks to the best-seller he published while still in his twenties. Back then, he became the toast of the town when the popular tome was adapted to the big screen, even though the movie bore no resemblance to his book besides having the same title.

Freed Kidnap Victim Adjusts to Reality in Touching Character Study

Brigsby Bear revolves around an age-old premise that\’s tough to establish and maintain convincingly, namely, the plight of a sheltered protagonist blissfully unaware of reality. Four films come quickly to mind which succeeded at plausibly presenting just such a plotline.

For movies opening July 28, 2017

BIG BUDGET FILMS Atomic Blonde (R for sexuality, nudity, graphic violence and pervasive profanity) Cold War thriller, set shortly before the fall of the Berlin Wall, about an MI6 agent (Charlize Theron) dispatched to Germany to solve the murder of a fellow spy. Cast includes James McAvoy, John Goodman, Eddie Marsan and Toby Jones.

Bawdy Road Romp Opens as #1 Comedy at the Box Office

Universal Pictures\’ Girls Trip made a spectacular debut on its opening weekend, raking in over $30 million at the box office. The hilarious road romp, directed by Spike\’s cousin Malcolm Lee (The Best Man), co-stars Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish and Jada Pinkett Smith.

God Bless Sweet Erica!

NAACP Image Award-nominee Erica Ash is currently starring as Brigette Hart, ex-wife of Kevin Hart, on the faux reality show “The Real Husbands of Hollywood,” as well as M-Chuck Calloway on the hit sitcom “Survivor’s Remorse.” Erica originated the roles of Addie “Micki” Harris and Dionne Warwick on Broadway in the jukebox musical “Baby, It’s You!”

Top Ten DVD List for July 25, 2017

Girls: The Final Season [Lena Dunham & Company’s Swan Song] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B06Y19ZKW9/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Art and Heart [The World of Isaiah Sheffer] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN//B06XY6W13C/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Final Master [Action-Packed Martial Arts Saga] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B071RC8XCX/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20

Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale Co-Star in WWI Docudrama

It\’s Eastern Turkey in 1914, which is where we find druggist Mikael Boghosian (Oscar Isaac) plying 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.

Reboot of Much Beloved Monster Franchise Arrives on Home Video

The beloved classic King Kong (1933), starring Fay Wray, revolved around an expedition to an uncharted island in the Indian Ocean inhabited by an array of prodigious prehistoric creatures. The explorers proceed to capture and cage a gigantic ape with plans to put him on exhibition in New York as the 8th Wonder of the World.