Extraordinary Ape Mimic and Oscar-Winning Visual Effects Artist Expound on Latest Collaboration

If they handed out an Oscar for the best motion-capture performances, Andy Serkis would probably have quite a few trophies on his mantelpiece. The accomplished actor/director has provided the movements and voice for such memorable, CGI characters as Gollum in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, King Kong in King Kong, Supreme Leader Snoke in the Star Wars sequel trilogy and Caesar in The Planet of the Apes trilogy.

Top Ten DVD List for July 11, 2017

The Fate of the Furious [8th Installment of High-Octane Franchise] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B06Y3KS6S9/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Songwriter [Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B071VSD8Z6/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Underground: Season Two [Underground Railroad Epic] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN//B072L69KC7/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Diana: Queen of Hearts [Lady Diana Retrospective] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B071ZC6PY/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Lost City of Z [Adaptation of Fact-Based Best Seller]

8th Installment of Car Crash Franchise Arrives on Home Video

There are a number of action films whose opening scenes alone are well worth the price of admission. Taken (2008), District B-13 (2004) Super 8 (2011) and Dawn of the Dead (2004) are four which automatically come to mind. Feel free to add The Fate of the Furious to the list of flicks that grab you by the throat right off the bat.

Is Coin Collecting a Lost Art?

Once upon a time collecting coins was a beloved hobby that a great many people liked to do. Before the art of scrapbooking became big, coin collecting (numismatics) was the choice for those who wanted an activity to do during their leisure time that would provide pure entertainment.

Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara Co-Star in Surrealistic Romantic Fantasy

C (Casey Affleck) and M (Rooney Mara) are a nondescript young couple living in a modest ranch house in suburban Texas. Nothing of note transpires between the happily-married lovebirds besides carnal canoodling interrupted by things that go bump in the night.

For movies opening July 7, 2017

A Ghost Story (R for brief profanity and a disturbing image) Romantic fantasy revolving around a recently-deceased musician (Casey Affleck) whose spirit miraculously returns home to comfort his inconsolable wife (Rooney Mara). Supporting cast includes Kenneisha Thompson, Will Oldham, Liz Franke and Kesha.

Top Ten DVD List for July 4, 2017

Homicide: Life on the Streets [The Complete Series] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B06Y3WJFZ8/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Zookeeper’s Wife [Holocaust Heroine Biopic] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B06ZXXC768/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Vincent-N-Roxxy [Rebel Meets Drifter Road Thriller] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B072BB7D7P/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Bitcoin Heist [Crypto-Currency Crime Caper]

Selfless Heroine Saves Animals and Jews in Fact-Based Biopic

In 1928, Dr. Jan Zabinski (Johan Heldenbergh) became the director of the Warsaw Zoo. Over the next decade, he ran it with the help of his wife, Antonina (Jessica Chastain), who was something of a wildlife whisperer. The institution flourished under their auspices until the outbreak of the Second World War in September of ’39 when Hitler invaded Poland.

Sequel Finds Gru Bonding with Long-Lost Bro before Facing Formidable Foe

Despicable Me 3 is actually the 4th installment in the animated franchise, provided you count the prequel Minions, which some may consider a spin-off. Co-directed by Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda and Eric Guillon, this episode revolves around Gru (Steve Carell) who discovers that he has an identical twin before facing-off against his most formidable foe ever.

For movies opening June 30, 2017

BIG BUDGET FILMS 13 minutes (R for sexuality and disturbing violence) Fact-based drama, set in Munich in 1939, recounting German carpenter Georg Elser’s (Christian Friedel) attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler (Udo Schenk). Featuring Katharina Schuttler, Burghart Klauszner and Johann von Bulow. (In German with subtitles)

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