For movies opening August 15, 2014

OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening August 15, 2014 BIG BUDGET FILMS The Expendables 3 (PG-13 for profanity and violence) Third installment in the high-impact franchise finds the guys reuniting to rescue a former team member (Wesley Snipes) before squaring off with another […]

Marlon Wayans Shock Horror Spoof Arrives on DVD

A Haunted House 2 DVD Review by Kam Williams   Marlon Wayans Shock Horror Spoof Arrives on DVD               A Haunted House, an irreverent spoof of Paranormal Activity, co-starred Marlon Wayans and Essence Atkins as Malcolm and Kisha, a couple whose home was invaded by demonic forces. Along the way, she became possessed by the […]

Streep and Bridges Co-Star in Screen Adaptation of Haunting Children’s Novel

The Giver Film Review by Kam Williams   Streep and Bridges Co-Star in Screen Adaptation of Haunting Children’s Novel   Despite being born in the same year and enjoying overlapping enduring careers, Oscar-winners Meryl Streep (for Kramer vs. Kramer, Sophie’s Choice and The Iron Lady) and Jeff Bridges (for Crazy Heart) never made a movie together […]

Top Ten DVD List for August 12, 2014

This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams     Top Ten DVD List for August 12, 2014                       12 O’Clock Boys http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00JV4ZMS6/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 We Won’t Grow Old Together http://www.amazon.com/Wont-Grow-Old-Together-Blu-ray/dp/B00KUCR3BM/ref=as_sl_pc_ss_til?tag=thslfofire-20&linkCode=w01&linkId=LKLAI4O7WG7ZKA42&creativeASIN=B00KUCR3BM The Railway Man http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00KB01NQO/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Muppets Most Wanted: The Unnecessarily Extended Edition http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00HNX28TI/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Go for Sisters http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00KITEHES/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Disney’s Hercules [Special Edition] http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00K5ZXJFI/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Perfect Summer http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00DQ6S5OS/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Adventures of Ichabod […]

True Tale about Brit POW Tortured during WWII Due on DVD

The Railway Man DVD Review by Kam Williams   True Tale about Brit POW Tortured during WWII Due on DVD             Eric Lomax (Colin Firth) served as a signals officer in the British Army during World War II. His unit was dispatched to the Pacific theater where it was captured by the Japanese when Singapore fell […]

Reverential Retrospective Chronicles Career of Flamboyant Iranian Artist

Fifi Howls from Happiness Film Review by Kam Williams   Reverential Retrospective Chronicles Career of Flamboyant Iranian Artist   Bahman Mohassess (1931-2010) had the misfortune of being born gay in a country hostile to homosexuality. Nevertheless, the flamboyant iconoclast managed to carve out an impressive career as an artist in pre-revolutionary Iran, enjoying celebrity status as […]

Tornado Wreaks Havoc on Tiny Oklahoma Town in Thrill-a-Minute Disaster Flick

Into the Storm Film Review by Kam Williams    Tornado Wreaks Havoc on Tiny Oklahoma Town in Thrill-a-Minute Disaster Flick   The skies are deceptively serene over Silverton, Oklahoma, offering no reminder of the fact that four people recently perished in a deadly tornado that touched down in a neighboring city. Consequently, we find the […]

For movies opening August 8, 2014

OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening August 8, 2014   BIG BUDGET FILMS   The Hundred-Foot Journey (PG for mature themes, mild epithets, violence and brief sensuality) Three-time Oscar-nominee Lass Hallstrom directed this adaptation of Rochard Morais’ best-seller about an immigrant family which […]

Rust Belt “New Normal” Chronicled in Diminished Dreams Documentary

Rich Hill Film Review by Kam Williams   Rust Belt “New Normal” Chronicled in Diminished Dreams Documentary Rich Hill, Missouri is a ghost town on hard times. Located about seventy miles south of Kansas City, the population of this once-thriving mining metropolis has dwindled down to 1,393 since the last of the coal was unearthed […]

Chadwick Channels James Brown in Nostalgic Jukebox Musical

Get on Up Film Review by Kam Williams   Chadwick Channels James Brown in Nostalgic Jukebox Musical   Just last year, Chadwick Boseman successfully channeled the spirit of Jackie Robinson in 42, a powerful biopic about the Hall of Fame great who made history when he integrated Major League Baseball in 1947. In Get on Up, […]

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