Must See Home Releases of this Week


Catherine Zeta-Jones plays a drug lord. Yup, you heard that right. She’s no stranger to crime dramas about drug distributors, just look at her performance in Traffic. In Cocaine Godmother, she plays one of Miami’s most notorious drug dealers, Griselda Blanco. The film debut on Lifetime network initially, and now it’s out on DVD.

This was a good role for Zeta-Jones. Sure, there have been complaints that they should have had a Latina actress play this role, and that’s warranted, but Zeta-Jones does really good work. She’s fierce and intimidating, even her accent is solid. Surprisingly, the movie is fairly gritty for a Lifetime production. Before Pablo Escobar and El Chapo, there was Griselda. This movie gives you a good idea of how powerful she was while delivering a compelling story at the same time.


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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