11-18 Top Ten DVD Releases (FEATURE)

For the movie lovers out there who want to start the week in a ‘relaxing mode’ and stress-free evening, here are the top DVD releases of the week:

Top Ten DVD List for November 18, 2014

22 Jump Street

22 Jump Street is a worthy sequel which manages to eclipse an outstanding original, improving on 21 Jump Street by spinning a more engaging storyline and by further fleshing out the personalities of the likable leads.

This time, their hard-boiled Captain Dickson (Ice Cube) has ordered them to masquerade as college students at Metro City State. Tatum and Hill definitely generate chemistry. See the 22 Jump Street Film Review.

White Christmas: Diamond Anniversary Edition

K2: Siren of the Himalayas

This is a “We Try Harder” documentary about a mountain climbing team’s perilous trek to the top of the Earth’s second highest peak.


Housebound is a horror movie, in which Morgana O’Reilly plays Kylie Bucknell who is sentenced to home detention and is forced to return to the house she grew up in. Her punishment is made more unbearable because she has to live with her mother Miriam who is convinced the house is haunted. Kylie doesn’t believe it, but she starts to hear unsettling whispers & strange bumps in the night. She wonders is she has inherited her mother’s overactive imagination, or if the house really is possessed by a hostile spirit who’s not particularly thrilled about her return.

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Next Year Jerusalem: The Journey of a Lifetime

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JFK: The Private President

This DVD features reminiscences about John Fitzgerald Kennedy by Robert Kennedy Jr. and Matthew Maxwell Kennedy, the sons of Robert Kennedy, plus JFK’s friend Harry Belafonte, his closest adviser Ted Sorensen, and Sergei Nikitich Khrushchev, son of former Russian leader, Nikita Khrushchev.

We see an intimate view into the lives of the legendary First Family – some footage comes from their private archives.

After the election of John F. Kennedy, politics became youthful, dynamic, even sexy. His leadership, to take America in new directions was welcomed by younger generations not only in America, but all around the world.

Into the Storm

A tiny Oklahoma town is about to suffer the same fate as a nearby town just a short time ago, where four people were killed by a deadly tornado. The skies are quiet over Silverton, and the people are unaware that rough weather is bearing down on them as they are preparing for high school graduation day.

See the Into The Storm Film Review and the Interview With Brendan Gleeson.

How to Look at a Painting

If I Stay

Mia Hall, played by Chloe Grace Moretz, is a bright 17 year-old who plays cello for pleasure and dates the doting boy of her dreams, played by Jamie Blackley. Her perfect parents, Mireille Enos and Joshua Leonard, support the idea of her majoring in classical music, but a car accident changes everything. See the review.

When Comedy Went to School

Legendary comics Danny Kaye, Jerry Stiller, Sid Caesar, Jackie Mason, Don Rickles, David Brenner, Buddy Hackett, Henny Youngman, Lenny Bruce, Mort Sahl, Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Joan Rivers, Alan King and Rodney Dangerfield all got their start in showbiz doing stand-up in the Catskill Mountains at many of the area’s hotel resorts.

It is a slice of Jewish history, an informative and hilarious documentary co-directed by Mevlut Akkaya and Ron Frank, featuring reflections by surviving greats, and the next generation, such as Jerry Seinfeld.

Honorable Mention

Animal Misfits: Odd, Bizarre and Unlikely Creatures

Garfield Holiday Collection

My Last Day without You

Snails in the Rain

As the Light Goes Out

Drive Hard

The Three Dogateers

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Kam Williams is a popular and top NewsBlaze reviewer, our chief critic. Kam gives his unvarnished opinion on movies, DVDs and books, plus many in-depth and revealing celebrity interviews.Sadly, Lloyd Kam Williams passed away in 2019, leaving behind a huge body of work focused on America's black entertainment community. We were as sad to hear of his passing as we were overjoyed to have him as part of our team.