Home Video Releases for January 13
Family viewing options for home video have had a slow start in the first two weeks new year. But here is what is on store shelves if you are looking for a night in.
The Identical is a what if movie exploring what might have happened if Elvis Presley’s twin brother (who was stillborn moments before Elvis’ arrival) had survived and been given up for adoption. This faith-based film offers a mixture of high points and awkward moments. But the lead character’s commitment to avoid the usual vices that can beset stars makes this movie one that parents can share with most older children and teens.
Singer James Brown is also the subject of a movie. Get On Up is a polished piece from director Tate Taylor that covers decades of the legendary R&B singer’s musical career. While viewers will sample a variety of Brown’s songs, they will also be subjected to scenes of racial prejudice, brutality toward women and children and a disappointing lack of consequences for choices.
Imagine the chaos that would ensue if millions of people instantaneously disappeared leaving only a pile of clothes behind? That is what happens when a pre-apocalyptic event know as The Rapture occurs in the movie Left Behind. God-fearing people around the world are swept up to heaven leaving the less righteous behind, including airline pilot Ray Steele who has to find a way to land a plane full of passengers when his navigational equipment fails and calls to the control tower go unanswered.
A woman’s neighborly kindness goes terribly wrong when she opens the door to a stranger on a dark and stormy night in the movie No Good Deed. After kidnapping Terri and her babies, Colin Evans takes them on a wild ride that only ends when this frightened mother stands up to the man who is threatening her children.
R-rated movies that have released over the past two weeks include the 2015 Golden Globe Best Picture movie Boyhood along with Men, Women & Children, A Walk Among the Tombstones, Jimi: All Is By My Side, and Horns.