Top Ten DVD List for January 23, 2018   

Thank You for Your Service [Inspired by True Events] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B076R598PX/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Icons among Us [Jazz in the Present Tense]  https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B002RNO1BW/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 In Search of Fellini [A Wonderfdully Whimsical Coming of Age Journey]

Jessica Chastain Plays Skier-Turned-Felon in Warts-and-All Biopic

Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain) was the third-ranked downhill skier in North America when her dream of representing the U.S. in the 2002 Winter Olympics was dashed by a crippling back injury suffered during a qualifying run. So, the multi-talented University of Colorado grad had a change of plans, and instead set her sights on law school.

Reverential Biopic Chronicles Rise, Fall and Triumphant Return of Legendary South African Singer/Activist

Zenzile Miriam Makeba had the misfortune of being born black in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1932, which relegated her to second-class citizenship. In fact, she spent the first six months of her life behind bars with her mother, a sangoma (witch doctor), sent to prison days just after her birth.

For movies opening January 19, 2018

12 Strong (R for violence and pervasive profanity) Adaptation of “Horse Soldiers,” Doug Stanton’s best seller chronicling the declassified exploits of a Special Forces unit deployed to Afghanistan in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. Co-starring Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, William Fitchner, Michael Pena, Rob Riggle and Trevante Rhodes. 

A Spirited Tête-à-Tête with the Talented Athlete-Turned-Thespian

Trevante Nemour Rhodes was born in Ponchatoula, Louisiana on February 10, 1990, but raised in Little Elm, Texas from the age of 10. After excelling in sports in high school, he earned a scholarship to the University of Texas where he was an All-American sprinter as well as a running back on the Longhorns\’ football team.

Reigning Jeopardy Champ Gilbert Collins Cornered at Princeton’s Ivy Inn

Like clockwork, every Tuesday evening, my wife and I watch Jeopardy on TV before rushing out of the house to play trivia in the weekly contest staged at Princeton’s Ivy Inn. But because the reigning champ, Gilbert Collins, lives and works in Princeton, as I turned off the set I mentioned that I\’d like to meet and interview him someday.

Adaptation of Best Seller Chronicles Exploits of Special Forces Unit Deployed to Afghanistan

A few days after 9/11, President George W. Bush visited Ground Zero where he delivered his iconic Bullhorn Speech standing atop a pile of rubble. Rising to the occasion, he assured the rescue workers and the rest of America that those responsible for the senseless slaughter would soon be held accountable.

Top Ten DVD List for January 16, 2018     

Blade Runner 2049 [With Answers Come Questions] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B075DHS7JK/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Commander [The Complete Collection] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B076VY9196/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Extraordinary [Based on a True Marriage Journey]

Revisionist Biopic Recasts Disgraced Olympic Skater as Sympathetic Figure

On January 6, 1994, while waiting to compete in the U.S. Figure Skating Championship competition, top-ranked Nancy Kerrigan\’s (Caitlin Carver) knee was smashed by a billy club-wielding hit man named Shane Stant (Ricky Russert). After the cowardly attack in the halls of Detroit\’s Cobo arena, the assailant quickly escaped with the help of a waiting getaway car driven by Derrick Smith (Anthony Reynolds).

Underwhelming Docudrama Revolves around Early Thurgood Marshall Case

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.

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