Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale Co-Star in WWI Docudrama

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It\’s Eastern Turkey in 1914, which is where we find druggist Mikael Boghosian (Oscar Isaac) plying his trade in his half-Armenian/half-Turkish village where Christians and Muslims get along swell. The ambitious, young apothecary would really rather be a doctor, so he strategically courts a neighbor (Angela Sarafyan) from a relatively-wealthy family just for the dowry.

Reboot of Much Beloved Monster Franchise Arrives on Home Video

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The beloved classic King Kong (1933), starring Fay Wray, revolved around an expedition to an uncharted island in the Indian Ocean inhabited by an array of prodigious prehistoric creatures. The explorers proceed to capture and cage a gigantic ape with plans to put him on exhibition in New York as the 8th Wonder of the World.

For movies opening July 21, 2017

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Dunkirk (PG-13 for intense battle scenes and some profanity) World War II saga recreating the evacuation of over 300,000 Allied soldiers from the shores of France after they were surrounded and on the verge of being slaughtered by the Nazi army. Ensemble cast includes Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Fionn Whitehead, Aneurin Barnard, Barry Keoghan and One Direction\’s Harry Styles. (In English, French and German with subtitles)

Besson Adapts Comic Book Series Novel into Hallucinogenic Sci-fi Spectacular

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In 1997, Luc Besson released The Fifth Element, a visually-captivating sci-fi adventure which netted four Cesars, including Best Film and Best Director. A couple of decades later, Luc is back with Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, an even more innovative, outer space odyssey, if that’s possible. The groundbreaking extravaganza is based on “Valerian and Laureline,” a comic book series written by Pierre Christin and illustrated by Jean-Claude Mezieres.

World War II Epic Recreates Flotilla’s Heroic Rescue of Stranded Allies

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When Hitler ordered an all-out assault on the Western Front in the spring of 1940, the vaunted Maginot Line proved to be no match for the pulverizing German blitzkrieg. The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and France all fell in a matter of weeks, and the rapid collapse proved particularly problematic for the Allied forces.

Top Ten DVD List for July 18, 2017

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Kong: Skull Island [Riveting Reboot of Classic Franchise] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0714C2W9C/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Vince Giordano: There\’s a Future in the Past [Swing Jazz Documentary] http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B071RLM3YK/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 With Great Power [The Stan Lee Story]

Ms. Hall’s Curtain Call!

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Regina Hall launched her career in the late Nineties while still earning a master’s degree from New York University. The accomplished actress will soon appear in Naked, a remake of the 2000 Swedish film Naken. The romantic comedy co-starring Marlon Wayans is set to be released on August 11th.

BFFs Party in New Orleans in Raunchy Reunion Romp

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Ryan (Regina Hall), Sasha (Queen Latifah), Dina (Tiffany Haddish) and Lisa (Jada Pinkett Smith) have been friends since their college days in the Nineties. Back then, the tight-knit Flossy Posse partied as hard as they hit the books. After graduating, they curtailed the carousing considerably for the sake of their professional careers.

For movies opening July 14, 2017

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The Big Sick (R for profanity and sexual references) Romantic comedy recounting the real-life courting of fan (Zoe Kazan) by a Pakistani stand-up comedian (Kumail Nanjiani as himself). Supporting cast includes Ray Romano, Holly Hunter and SNL\’s Aidy Bryant.

Trilogy Finale Pits Primates vs. Humans in Epic Showdown

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War for the Planet of the Apes is the 9th episode in the legendary film franchise that began almost a half-century ago with Planet of the Apes. The groundbreaking sci-fi adventure was based on the novel of the same name by Pierre Boulle, who also wrote \