Vengeful Parishioner Threatens Priest in Irish Morality Play

Calvary Film Review by Kam Williams   Vengeful Parishioner Threatens Priest in Irish Morality Play               While hearing confessions in church one day, Father James Lavelle (Brendan Gleeson) gets the shock of his life. First, a disturbed man recounts in lurid detail how, as a child, he’d been raped by a priest every other day […]

Unplanned Pregnancy Pressures Sophomoric Slacker to Mature in Scandinavian Social Satire

The Almost Man (Mir Eller Mindre Mann) Film Review by Kam Williams   Unplanned Pregnancy Pressures Sophomoric Slacker to Mature in Scandinavian Social Satire   Henrik Sandvik (Henrik Rafaelsen) is a slacker who’s never had to grow up. The 35 year-old underachiever is still doted on by a helicopter mom (Anne Ma Usterud) willing to […]

Romance Saga Set in Nigeria Released on DVD

Half of a Yellow Sun DVD Review by Kam Williams   Romance Saga Set in Nigeria Released on DVD               Twins Kainene (Anika Noni Rose) and Olanna (Thandie Newton) hail from a well-to-do Nigerian family well-enough connected to send them overseas to college where they majored in business and sociology, respectively. Ironically, while the sisters were acquiring a first-rate […]

Movies Opening This Week!

  OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening July 25, 2014         BIG BUDGET FILMS   And So It Goes (PG-13 for sexual references and drug use) Romantic comedy revolving around a narcissistic realtor (Michael Douglas) who enlists the help of […]

Russell Crowe Adaptation of Biblical Parable Arrives on DVD

Noah DVD Review by Kam Williams   Russell Crowe Adaptation of Biblical Parable Arrives on DVD                Anybody with even a rudimentary knowledge of the Bible is undoubtedly familiar with the story of Noah and the Ark. That scriptural passage, found in Genesis, revolves around a righteous patriarch recruited by God to build a big […]

Top Ten DVD List for July 22, 2014

This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Top Ten DVD List for July 22, 2014   Detour http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00KVQ74BQ/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The M Word http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00JHQ0M1A/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Day of Days: June 6, 1944 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00K3VYOLC/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Suspect http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00INCATKI/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Made in America: Jay-Z http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00JLJ0AZ6/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   An American Girl: Isabelle Dances into the Spotlight http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00KAVPEWI/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Heaven Is for Real […]

Tyler Perry Tribute to Motherhood Arrives on DVD

The Single Moms Club DVD Review by Kam Williams   Tyler Perry Tribute to Motherhood Arrives on DVD               Fast-food waitress Lytia (Cocoa Brown) survives paycheck to paycheck and has to rely on public transportation to get around. By contrast, Jan (Wendi McLendon-Covey), an ambitious executive at a prominent publishing company, has many modern amenities and […]

Remake of Gory Revenge Comedy Comes to DVD

All Cheerleaders Die DVD Review by Kam Williams   Remake of Gory Revenge Comedy Comes to DVD In 2001, Lucky McKee co-wrote and co-directed All Cheerleaders Die, a horror comedy shot on a shoestring budget about some cute high school coeds-turned-soulless cannibals who rise from the dead to exact revenge on their boyfriends. Apparently not […]

Grisly Sequel Chronicles Another Struggle to Survive Annual One-Day War of Attrition

  The Purge: Anarchy Film Review by Kam Williams    Grisly Sequel Chronicles Another Struggle to Survive Annual One-Day War of Attrition   Dateline: America, 2023. It’s now nine years since the country voted the New Founders of America into power. High on that elitist political party’s agenda was designating March 21st as the Purge, a […]

For movies opening July 18, 2014

OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening July 18, 2014   BIG BUDGET FILMS   Planes: Fire & Rescue (PG for action and peril) Animated sequel finds crop duster-turned-air racer Dusty (Dane Cook) joining forces with a team of smoke-jumping helicopters and all-terrain vehicles […]