For movies opening December 19, 2014

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OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening December 19, 2014     BIG BUDGET FILMS   Annie (PG for mild epithets and rude humor) Quvenzhane Wallis portrays Little Orphan Annie in this contemporary update of the classic musical inspired by the Broadway play […]

Dysfunctional Family Bereavement Dramedy Out on DVD

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  This Is Where I Leave You DVD Review by Kam Williams Dysfunctional Family Bereavement Dramedy Out on DVD     When Mort Altman (Will Swenson) passes away, his children return home reasonably expecting to remain in town briefly. After all, despite being raised Jewish, they have no reason to expect to sit shiva, since […]

Denzel Vigilante Vehicle Arrives on DVD

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The Equalizer DVD Review by Kam Williams Denzel Vigilante Vehicle Arrives on DVD     On the surface, Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) is a perfectly-pleasant, hail fellow well met. By day, the affable widower is employed as a sales associate at a hardware superstore where he jokes with co-workers who call him “Pops.” Evenings, he […]

Top Ten DVD List for December 16, 2014

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This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams     Top Ten DVD List for December 16, 2014   The Equalizer http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00NX6WZIS/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Finding Your Roots http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00MK1RCBC/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Levitated Mass http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00NLJJHMO/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Jingle Bell Rocks! http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00NJ1Z25A/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Inspector Lewis: Series Seven http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00MK1RCVM/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   This Is Where I Leave You http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00K2CHZO0/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Makers: Women Who Make America […]

Tolkien Franchise Finale Features Bilbo and Pals in Epic Showdown

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Film Review by Kam Williams Tolkien Franchise Finale Features Bilbo and Pals in Epic Showdown   The Battle of the Five Armies is the third and closing chapter in The Hobbit series based on the classic fantasy novel of the same name by J.R.R. Tolkien. The film […]

Reese Witherspoon Stars in Adaptation of Best-Selling Memoir

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Wild Film Review by Kam Williams Reese Witherspoon Stars in Adaptation of Best-Selling Memoir     Cheryl Strayed’s (Reese Witherspoon) life went into a tailspin right after the untimely death of her mother (Laura Dern). The grief-stricken 22 year-old subsequently became emotionally estranged from the people closest to her, including her husband, Paul (Thomas Sadowski), […]

Paris Flat Serves as Setting for Surreal Erotic Thriller

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The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears DVD Review by Kam Williams Paris Flat Serves as Setting for Surreal Erotic Thriller   Dan Kristensen (Klaus Tange) could find no sign of his wife Edwige (Ursula Bedena) when he returned home from a business trip. Moreover, the communications executive’s suspicions were aroused by the fact that […]

Movies Opening This Week: December 12, 2014

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OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening December 12, 2014     BIG BUDGET FILMS   Exodus: Gods and Kings (PG-13 for violence and intense images) Biblical epic recreating the perilous escape from the pharaoh (Joel Edgerton) to freedom undertaken by 600,000 slaves […]