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David Oyelowo stars as civil rights' activist Martin Luther King in the 2014 movie Selma. Image ©2014 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

Home Video Releases for May 5

Racial tensions are addressed from two different perspectives on home video this week. Selma tells the story of Martin Luther King’s visit to Selma, Alabama where civil rights activists organize a march after the shooting death of a young, Black man. The film contains stronger content concerns for families with younger children but is a powerful story for teens and adults.

A little mixed race girl is at the heart of a family dispute in the movie Black or White. Luckily the characters and storyline in this movie are much more complex than the title suggests. Kevin Costner (Draft Day) and Octavia Spencer (The Help) star as the grandparents who face off for the right to raise the little girl.

The limited release movie The Last Five Years comes to home theaters this week. The script, based on the musical by Jason Robert Brown, follows the five-year romance, marriage and divorce of an aspiring novelist and a struggling actress.

The R-rated biographical drama Mr. Turner introduces audiences to the troubled life of the British painter J. M. W. Turner. Timothy Spall plays the controversial artist who was both celebrated and reviled during his lifetime.

The R-rated horror movie The Pyramid follows a group of archeologist who discover a new Egyptian pyramid filled with dark and disturbing creatures.

 

More details about the movies mentioned in this post…

Selma

Selma

One man's dream can change history.

Black or White

Black or White

Family isn't just black or white.

The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

The music of life, love and loss.

Mr. Turner

Mr. Turner

This bio-drama paints the life of the British artist J.M.W. Turner.

The Pyramid

The Pyramid

History can just gobble you up.

Draft Day

Draft Day

General Manager Sonny Weaver Jr. (Kevin Costner) wants his pick of players for the Cleveland Browns.

The Help

The Help