Urban Comedy Explores Korean Domination of Black Haircare Industry

In recent years, a couple of groundbreaking documentaries addressed some serious issues pertaining to African-American hair. The first, Aron Ranen’s Black Hair, chronicled the Korean takeover of the black haircare industry. The second, Chris Rock’s Good Hair, was an eye-opening expose about the dangers and costs associated with sisters’ straightening hair and purchasing wigs in capitulation to a European definition of beauty.

David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike Co-Star in True Tale of Forbidden Love

Upon the untimely death of his father, Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo) was crowned the King of Bechuanaland at the tender age of 4. But his Uncle Tshekedi (Vusi Kunene) assumed the reins of power until the heir apparent could complete his education. While studying law in Great Britain, Seretse fell in love at first sight with Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike), a lowly clerk at Lloyd\’s of London. Their whirlwind romance ignited an international firestorm of controversy because of their color, not their class, differences.

Top Ten DVD List for June 13, 2017

LEGO Batman https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B06W53FHJJ/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 A United Kingdom https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B06Y4S4VBX/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Un Padre No Tan Padre https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07227R5HG/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20

For movies opening June 9, 2017

It Comes at Night (R for profanity, violence and disturbing images) Post-apocalyptic suspense thriller about a couple (Joel Edgerton and Carmen Ejogo) with a son (Kelvin Harrison, Jr.) who successfully evade the deadly plague terrorizing the planet until, against their better judgment, they decide to share their cabin in the woods with a desperate family seeking refuge from the scourge. With Christopher Abbott, Riley Keough and Griffin Robert Faulkner.

Marine Bonds with Combat Dog in Man\’s Best Friend Drama

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Top Ten DVD List for June 6, 2017

Juice: 25th Anniversary Edition https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B06XX7R9TY/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Operation Mekong https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01MY6UZT6/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20

Desperate Survivors Lead Spartan Existence in Post-Apocalyptic Suspense Thriller

Paul (Joel Edgerton) found a safe refuge for his family far from the rest of humanity in the wake of a deadly plague that\’s been decimating the planet. At least that\’s what he thought about their remote hideout until his wife\’s (Carmen Ejogo) dad somehow caught the disease.

For movies opening June 2, 2017

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (PG for pervasive, mildly rude humor) Ed Helms supplies the voice of the title character in this screen version of the animated TV series about a couple of fourth grade pranksters (Kevin Hart and Thomas Middleditch) who hypnotize their principal into believing he\’s the tighty-whities wearing hero of the comic book they\’ve created. With Jordan Peele, Nick Kroll and Sugar Lyn Beard.

Shades of “Groundhog’s Day” in Adaptation of Young Adult Best Seller

Samantha “Sam” Kingston (Zoey Deutch) was a spoiled-rotten brat the night she perished in a tragic car crash. First of all, she and her little sister Izzy (Erica Tremblay) were lucky enough to be raised in the lap of luxury by a couple of loving parents (Jennifer Beals and Nicholas Lea).

Ice Cube and Charlie Day Square-Off in Over-the-Top Comedy

Do you remember how, when you were growing up, if a couple of classmates came to blows on the schoolyard, they would be quickly separated to the suggestion that they settle their differences off campus at the end of the day? That was the point of departure of Three O\’Clock High, a 1987 comedy about a bully with a short fuse who challenges a mild-mannered milquetoast to a duel after school.