The second week of April offers some intriguing movie picks. From drama to fantasy, there is something for your movie taste. These are the must see releases for Blu-ray/DVD, VOD and special theatrical releases of the week:

MOLLY’S GAME:

Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba light up the screen with their superb performances. Chastain plays Molly Bloom. A premiere skier turned high-stakes poker game runner. It’s based on a true story. Aaron Sorkin crafts a compelling and fascinating story that exposes the dangers and excitement of the highly exclusive world of underground poker. I loved the guessing game of who were some of the celebrities involved in these poker games. It’s fun, because Sorkin gives some hints, but it’s up to you to figure out who some of these characters are.

It’s a shame this movie didn’t get Oscar nominations, it was that good. Bloom is a difficult character to play. She has this inner conflict she’s battling, but also projects outward strength and establishes authority in a male dominated activity. Chastain plays Bloom in a way that makes you feel for her. All around great presentation and strong acting that supports a highly intriguing plot.

MOLLY’S GAME is out now on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and On Demand

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Written by Jim Alexander

Jim Alexander hails from Chicago where he started his journalism career as a film critic and founder of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle (CIFCC). He's a Rotten Tomatoes approved critic. Jim founded Reel Talker as a platform to share his love of movies and entertainment. Jim's favorite part of being a journalist is getting to meet and interview actors, filmmakers and entertainers. Jim is a host and on-camera personality for AfterBuzz TV. Aside from his work with Reel Talker, he's the site owner of the Bachelor Universe website, where he recaps and talks about all this ABC's 'The Bachelor'. He also runs the Reel Talker Podcast that can be found on iTunes. In his free time he enjoys attending sports events and playing in recreational leagues. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

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