Brit Biopic Chronicles Friendship Forged between Queen Victoria and Muslim Manservant    

In 1887,  24 year-old Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal) moved from India to England where he found work as a waiter at Queen Victoria’s (Judi Dench) Golden Jubilee. Soon after starting at Windsor Castle, he caught the eye of the lonely monarch.

Courtroom Drama Recounts High-Profile Case Argued by Thurgood Marshall Proxy

Prior to becoming America\’s first African-American Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) enjoyed a legendary legal career as a civil rights lawyer. While serving as chief counsel for the NAACP, he argued before the U.S. Supreme Court 32 times, most notably, the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case ending segregation in public schools.

For movies opening October 6, 2017

BIG BUDGET FILMS Blade Runner 2049 (R for violence, profanity, nudity and sexuality) Sci-fi sequel about an LAPD officer (Ryan Gosling) assigned to save humanity during an alien invasion while searching for a predecessor (Harrison Ford) who’s been missing for three decades. With Robin Wright, Wood Harris and Jared Leto.

Top Ten DVD List for October 3, 2017   

Night of the Living Dead [50th Anniversary Edition of George Romero\\\’s Classic] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B074JQKX2X/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Vincent Price Collection [5 Frightening Features] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B074JS9HRY/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Purgation [10 Horror Film Collection]

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.

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