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, […]

Adaptation of Haunting Children’s Novel Arrives on DVD

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  The Giver DVD Review by Kam Williams Adaptation of Haunting Children’s Novel Arrives on DVD   Despite being born in the same year and enjoying overlapping enduring careers, Oscar-winners Meryl Streep (for Kramer vs. Kramer, Sophie’s Choice and The Iron Lady) and Jeff Bridges (for Crazy Heart) never made a movie together prior to […]

Vintage Brosnan in Serpentine Spy Thriller

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  The November Man DVD Review by Kam Williams Vintage Brosnan in Serpentine Spy Thriller   Director Roger Donaldson is probably most closely associated with No Way Out, one of the best espionage thrillers ever made. The accomplished Australian revisits the genre with The November Man, though this picture pales in comparison to his ingenious, […]

Madea Mixes Mirth and Message in Modern Holiday Parable

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  A Madea Christmas DVD Review by Kam Williams Madea Mixes Mirth and Message in Modern Holiday Parable   Mabel “Madea” Simmons is the moralizing, motor-mouthed senior citizen created and first introduced on stage by the incomparable Tyler Perry. The compulsive granny is a self-righteous vigilante who can’t help but intervene on the spot whenever […]

Adaptation of Bittersweet Best-Seller Arrives on DVD

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If I Stay DVD Review by Kam Williams Adaptation of Bittersweet Best-Seller Arrives on DVD   Mia Hall (Chloe Grace Moretz) is a bright 17 year-old full of the bloom of youth. Between playing the cello purely for pleasure and dating the doting boy of her dreams (Jamie Blackley), the happy high school senior considers […]