Standup Comics Entertain Troops Stationed Overseas in Inspirational Concert Flick

For over 50 years, Bob Hope served as emcee of the USO tour traveling overseas to entertain the troops. From World War II through Operation Desert Storm, Hope never hesitated to put himself in harm\’s way. The well-received shows proved to be pretty popular back home, too, where they aired periodically on NBC.

Claustrophobic Docudrama Revisits ’67 Riots through the Prism of Infamous Interrogation at Algiers Hotel

Detroit’s ’67 riots broke out in the wee hours of July 23rd, in the wake of a police raid on an unlicensed bar where folks had been toasting a couple of vets who\’d recently returned from Vietnam. Word spread like wildfire through the black community that the cops had arrested all 82 people they found inside, and it wasn’t long before mobs began looting and firebombing stores all around the ‘hood.

Top Ten DVD List for August 1, 2017

Going in Style [Broke Geezers Pull Bank Heist] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B071ZN6N4Y/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Lovers [Can This Marriage Be Saved Saga] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B071J6KQMV/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Sleight [Orphaned Street Magician Turns to Drug Dealing]

Extraordinary Emily Dickinson Biopic Available on Home Video

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) had less than a dozen of her 1,800 poems published, while she was still alive. Since she was only appreciated posthumously, it makes sense that a movie about her life might revolve around something other than the literary prowess that went unrecognized by her contemporaries.

Antonio Banderas Serial Killer Whodunit Comes to Home Video

Paul (Antonio Banderas) is the literary equivalent of a one-hit wonder. The flash in the pan enjoyed a short-lived success, thanks to the best-seller he published while still in his twenties. Back then, he became the toast of the town when the popular tome was adapted to the big screen, even though the movie bore no resemblance to his book besides having the same title.

Freed Kidnap Victim Adjusts to Reality in Touching Character Study

Brigsby Bear revolves around an age-old premise that\’s tough to establish and maintain convincingly, namely, the plight of a sheltered protagonist blissfully unaware of reality. Four films come quickly to mind which succeeded at plausibly presenting just such a plotline.

For movies opening July 28, 2017

BIG BUDGET FILMS Atomic Blonde (R for sexuality, nudity, graphic violence and pervasive profanity) Cold War thriller, set shortly before the fall of the Berlin Wall, about an MI6 agent (Charlize Theron) dispatched to Germany to solve the murder of a fellow spy. Cast includes James McAvoy, John Goodman, Eddie Marsan and Toby Jones.

Bawdy Road Romp Opens as #1 Comedy at the Box Office

Universal Pictures\’ Girls Trip made a spectacular debut on its opening weekend, raking in over $30 million at the box office. The hilarious road romp, directed by Spike\’s cousin Malcolm Lee (The Best Man), co-stars Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish and Jada Pinkett Smith.

God Bless Sweet Erica!

NAACP Image Award-nominee Erica Ash is currently starring as Brigette Hart, ex-wife of Kevin Hart, on the faux reality show “The Real Husbands of Hollywood,” as well as M-Chuck Calloway on the hit sitcom “Survivor’s Remorse.” Erica originated the roles of Addie “Micki” Harris and Dionne Warwick on Broadway in the jukebox musical “Baby, It’s You!”

Top Ten DVD List for July 25, 2017

Girls: The Final Season [Lena Dunham & Company’s Swan Song] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B06Y19ZKW9/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Art and Heart [The World of Isaiah Sheffer] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN//B06XY6W13C/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Final Master [Action-Packed Martial Arts Saga] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B071RC8XCX/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20