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.