12-16-2014 Top Ten DVD Releases

Less than 10 days before Christmas, the happiest season of the year is here! There is no better way to jumpstart the jolly season with stocks of DVDs for long Christmas break. Here are the must see and top Ten DVD releases for this week:

The Equalizer

Denzel Does Vigilante in Adaptation of Eighties TV Series

Denzel Washington plays Robert McCall, a perfectly-pleasant, affable widower and sales associate at a hardware superstore where he jokes with co-workers who call him “Pops.” He lives in a modest apartment in a working-class Boston community. A nearby dingy diner is a place he frequents to read a book into the wee hours of the morning.

Teri, played by Chloe Grace Moretz, is a provocatively-dressed prostitute who hangs out there between clients. She is beaten up by her pimp and McCall exacts revenge for what the pimp did to her.

Finding Your Roots

“Who are we, and where do we come from? The fundamental drive to answer these questions is at the heart of Finding Your Roots… As Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shows us, the tools of cutting-edge genomics and deep genealogical research now allow us to learn more about our roots, looking further back in time than ever before.”

Levitated Mass

Jingle Bell


Inspector Lewis: Series Seven

This Is Where I Leave You

A character-driven examination of a dysfunctional Jewish family about as wacky as they come.

Excellent (4 stars)

Rated R for profanity, sexuality and drug use

Running time: 103 minutes

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Makers: Women Who Make America 2

Love the One You’re with


Altina is a frustrating tease of a tribute that seems to merely scratch the surface of an overprotected child of privilege-turned-irrepressible bon vivant.


Very Good (3 stars)


In English and Spanish with subtitles

Running time: 80 minutes

Distributor: First Run Features


Honorable Mention

The Skeleton Twins

Emperor’s Ghost Army

The Maze Runner

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


Day of the Mummy

The Device

Don’t Look in the Basement

Kam Williams
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.