Top Ten DVD List for January 27, 2015

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This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams     Top Ten DVD List for January 27, 2015   Kill the Messenger http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00P6VM1SM/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Downton Abbey: Season Five http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00MO21WAY/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Fury http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00OMC0W9G/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Judge http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00OD37P2Q/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Story of Women and Art http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00OMBJYOG/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Horror 4 in 1 Collection: Hostel / Hollow Man / When […]

Taraji P. Henson and Idris Elba Match Wits in Riveting Thriller

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No Good Deed DVD Review by Kam Williams Taraji P. Henson and Idris Elba Match Wits in Riveting Thriller   While this movie is by no means a masterpiece, it is nevertheless a tautly-wound nail-biter which keeps you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. And yes, there is a humdinger of […]

Boseman Impersonates the Godfather of Soul in James Brown Biopic

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  Get on Up DVD Review by Kam Williams Boseman Impersonates the Godfather of Soul in James Brown Biopic     In 2013, Chadwick Boseman successfully channeled the spirit of Jackie Robinson in 42, a powerful biopic about the Hall of Fame great who made history when he integrated Major League Baseball in 1947. In […]

Biopic about Free-Spirited Renaissance Woman Released on DVD

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Altina DVD Review by Kam Williams Biopic about Free-Spirited Renaissance Woman Released on DVD     Altina Schinasi (1907-1999) was lucky enough to be born with the proverbial silver spoon in her mouth. The youngest of three girls, her parents were Sephardic Jews of humble origin who immigrated to the U.S. from Turkey in the […]

Dysfunctional Family Bereavement Dramedy Out on DVD

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  This Is Where I Leave You DVD Review by Kam Williams Dysfunctional Family Bereavement Dramedy Out on DVD     When Mort Altman (Will Swenson) passes away, his children return home reasonably expecting to remain in town briefly. After all, despite being raised Jewish, they have no reason to expect to sit shiva, since […]

Denzel Vigilante Vehicle Arrives on DVD

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The Equalizer DVD Review by Kam Williams Denzel Vigilante Vehicle Arrives on DVD     On the surface, Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) is a perfectly-pleasant, hail fellow well met. By day, the affable widower is employed as a sales associate at a hardware superstore where he jokes with co-workers who call him “Pops.” Evenings, he […]

Paris Flat Serves as Setting for Surreal Erotic Thriller

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The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears DVD Review by Kam Williams Paris Flat Serves as Setting for Surreal Erotic Thriller   Dan Kristensen (Klaus Tange) could find no sign of his wife Edwige (Ursula Bedena) when he returned home from a business trip. Moreover, the communications executive’s suspicions were aroused by the fact that […]

Claustrophobic Horror Flick Set in Catacombs Comes to DVD

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  As Above, So Below DVD Review by Kam Williams Claustrophobic Horror Flick Set in Catacombs Comes to DVD   The late alchemist, Dr. Marlowe (Roger Van Hool) lost his mind and then committed suicide over a futile quest for the Philosopher’s Stone supposedly hidden somewhere in the cryptic maze of catacombs beneath Paris. Now, […]