Top Ten DVD List for March 7, 2017

Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01MQUOWPE/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Moana https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01MAZGLMP/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Miss Hokusai https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01N6NDUH3/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20

Homoerotic Bildungsroman Dramatizes Perils of Growing Up Gay in the ‘Hood

It isn’t bad enough that Chiron (Alex R. Hibbert/Ashton Sanders/Trevante Rhodes) is being raised by an emotionally-unavailable, drug-addicted, single-mom (Naomie Harris). The shy youngster also has the misfortune of having to hide the fact that he’s gay, since he’s experiencing pangs of sexual awakening in the midst of an African-American, ghetto culture which is homophobic to the point of violence.

Haunting Hitchcockian Thriller Released on Home Video

Susan Morrow (Amy Adams) hears from her estranged, ex-husband Edward (Jake Gyllenhaal) for the first time in almost 20 years when he mails her an advance copy of his upcoming novel, “Nocturnal Animals.” Not only is she surprised to discover that he’s dedicated the book to her, but that he’d like to get together for dinner the next time he’s in Los Angeles.

For movies opening March 3, 2017

BIG BUDGET FILMS Before I Fall (PG-13 for mature themes, bullying, sexuality, violent images, profanity and underage drinking) Adaptation of Lauren Oliver’s young adult novel of the same name about a recently-deceased teen (Zoey Deutch) who is afforded an opportunity to relive her last day on Earth over and over until she untangles the circumstances surrounding her death in a tragic car accident. Cast includes Liv Hewson, Logan Miller and Jennifer Beals.

Bittersweet Tale of Redemption Gives Deceased Teen Chance to Relive Last Day Over and Over

Samantha “Sam” Kingston (Zoey Deutch) was a spoiled-rotten brat the night she perished in a tragic car crash. First of all, she and her little sister Izzy (Erica Tremblay) were lucky enough to be raised in the lap of luxury by a couple of loving parents (Jennifer Beals and Nicholas Lea).

La La Land, I Mean Moonlight, Wins Best Picture

Climactic Moment Ruined by Monumental Blunder The Academy Awards ended on a sour note when Faye Dunaway announced that favorite La La Land had won the Oscar for Best Picture. Trouble is, she and co-presenter Warren Beatty had been handed the wrong envelope.

Top Ten DVD List for February 28, 2017

This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Top Ten DVD List for February 28, 2017 Moonlight https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01LTHZVM4/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20

And the Oscar Goes To…

When it comes to the Oscars, the word “upset” is used almost every year. In at least one category, usually the supporting actor or actress role, there is more often than not a huge surprise when it comes to the winner. However, when you look

For movies opening February 24, 2017

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEK, Kam’s Kapsules, Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun, by Kam Williams

Oscar Predictions 2017

Will La La Land make history by eclipsing the record of 11 Academy Awards? Damien Chazelle’s magical homage to the Hollywood musical definitely has a decent shot. After all, it’s a lock to win in 5 categories: Best Picture, Director, Score, Original Song, and Sound Mixing. And it ‘s the heavy favorite in another 5: Lead Actress, Cinematography, Costume Design, Production Design and Film Editing.