Movies

Monday, March 6, 2017

DVD & Blu-ray Releases for Tuesday March 6, 2017


Jackie
Starring: Natalie Portman
Rated R


Jackie” takes place during the days immediately following John F. Kennedy’s assassination as his widow, Jackie Kennedy, struggles to maintain her husband’s legacy and the world of “Camelot” they created and loved.
Natalie Portman paints a deep and intimate picture of former first lady, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, as she tries to regain some control of her life just days after the tragic events in Texas in November 1963, where her husband was shot and killed as his motorcade drove past the book depository in downtown Dallas.
Portman reaches into the heart of the character and extracts a beautifully woven yet emotionally charged performance. Kennedy knows all too well she must act before the tides of time wipe significance of her husband’s presidency away.
In that decision, we find the strength of Jackie’s character as she tells her story. Portman is is exquisite in capturing the essence of Jackie, her walk, her vocal inflections and her spirit.
Jackie” gets an A and is rated R.

Check out my exclusive interviews with Natalie Portman and the cast of "Jackie" 



Moana

Starring: Dwayne Johnson (Voice)
Rated PG


Moana is the chief’s daughter, an adventurous teenager who sets sail on a daring mission to save her people by returning a stolen gem to appease an angry god. To do this, Moana needs the help of a once-mighty demigod named Maui to guide her and teach her to become a master way-finder, a talent her people lost over time.
Together they sail across the vast ocean to return a priceless artifact. Along the way the pair encounter many obstacles and ask the question “What is my place in the world?”
Moana” is a joyfully exuberant buddy picture, in which the heroes learn more about themselves and the power of friendship and loyalty. Added to that is a rich score, written by “Hamilton” composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, influenced by South Pacific rhythms."Moana" gets an A and is rated PG.


"Moana" and "Jackie" are joining the Netflix library in a few weeks, add them to your queue, get them delivered without worry of late fees, and in the meantime there are plenty of films to catch up on with your free first month.

I suggest Bryan Cranston in "Trumbo," the true story of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo who, in 1947, was blacklisted for his political beliefs.

And if you haven't seen it check out "The Witch," hailed as one of the smartest and scariest films.

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