What better movie to recommend for Martin Luther King Day, right? Selma was timed to release close to the holiday weekend, and it's also a perfect kickoff entry to this week's Movie of the Day series, which is political in nature (also in honor of the State of the Union tomorrow). The week's theme is "real life political events," and Selma honors the events that took place in the spring of 1965, when MLK was organizing, along with his colleagues in the civil rights movement, the marches in Selma, Alabama that turned public opinion on its head and led to the introduction and passage of the Voting Rights Act. It was a contentious battle, and Selma shows how grassroots collective activism can spark government action, when efficiently organized and motivated. It also boasts the wonderful performance of David Oyelowo as Dr. King, who by all rights should definitely have been nominated for Best Actor last week. See Selma in honor of the man and the movement that still remains so relevant today.