For movies opening January 12, 2018

The Commuter (PG-13 for profanity and intense violence) Liam Neeson stars in this suspense thriller as an insurance salesman who finds himself caught up in a criminal conspiracy on his way home from work after being offered $100,000 by a mysterious stranger to uncover the identity of a passenger hiding on the train. With Vera Farmiga, Sam Neill, Elizabeth McGovern, Patrick Wilson and Jonathan Banks.

Hanks and Streep Co-Star in Spielberg Freedom of the Press Period Piece

The Post is a picture fated to be compared to a couple of classic newsroom thrillers: All the President\’s Men (1976) and Spotlight (2015). Like the former, it\’s set in Washington, D.C. in the Seventies and revolves around an attempt by the Nixon administration to prevent the publication of incriminating information leaked to the Washington Post by a whistleblower.

Top Ten DVD List for January 9, 2018

It [Stephen King Clown Classic] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B074ZMJZ6P/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Foreigner [Never Push a Good Man Too Far] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B076HJZG8N/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Bad Day for the Cut [Revenge Is in the Blood]

Eco-Expose’ Warns of Dire Consequences of Unchecked Pollution

On January 9, 2014, a coal industry cleansing agent called MCHM started leaking from an above-ground storage tank into West Virginia\’s Elk River. The major chemical spill was covered up by Freedom Industries, the company that owned and operated the tank. 

Oldman Channels Churchill in Character-Driven Docudrama

Curiously, Darkest Hour and Dunkirk basically cover the same ground, namely, Winston Churchill’s (Gary Oldman) first month as Prime Minister of Great Britain. When he was sworn in on May 10, 1940, the country was at war with Germany which had already conquered most of Europe and was just starting to invade Belgium, France and the Netherlands.

For movies opening January 5, 2018

Insidious: The Last Key (PG-13 for violence, terror, disturbing content and brief profanity) 4th and final installment in the horror franchise finds occult investigator Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) facing paranormal activity in her own home. With Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson and Kirk Acevedo.

Father-Son Bonding Opportunity Adventure Released to Home Video

Brad Sloan (Ben Stiller) feels inadequate despite his happy marriage and a 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.

Top Ten DVD List for January 2, 2018   

American Made [Tom Cruise Stars in Fact-Based Action Flick]  https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07613VKQ3/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Brad\’s Status [Father-Son Bonding Opportunity Adventure] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B075G6CRNY/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 A Question of Faith [Christian Ensemble Drama]

Tom Cruise Fact-Based Action Flick Arrives on Home Video 

Barry Seal (Tom Cruise) was gainfully employed as a commercial airline pilot when he was surreptitiously recruited by a CIA agent (Domnhall Gleeson). The Agency wanted him to fly covert reconnaissance missions over Nicaragua to assist U.S.-backed rebels trying to overthrow the government.

Moving Morality Play Finds Three Families in Crisis

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.

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