For movies opening February 27, 2015

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  OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening February 27, 2015   BIG BUDGET FILMS   Focus (R for profanity, sexuality and brief violence) Will Smith stars in this crime caper about a con man who meets his match when he falls for […]

Clara Mamet’s Impressive Directorial Debut Available on DVD

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  Two-Bit Waltz DVD Review by Kam Williams Clara Mamet’s Impressive Directorial Debut Available on DVD     Maude (Clara Mamet) is a rudderless rebel without a clue, much to the chagrin of her concerned parents, Carl (William H. Macy) and Anita (Rebecca Pidgeon). Not only does the out of control 17 year-old start her […]

Raunchy Sequel Featuring Bateman, Sudeikis and Day Released on DVD

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  Horrible Bosses 2 DVD Review by Kam Williams Raunchy Sequel Featuring Bateman, Sudeikis and Day Released on DVD   Timing is everything, when it comes to comedy, and this sequel suffers from an acute case of terrible timing. First of all, with the Bill Cosby rape allegations figuring so prominently in the news nowadays, […]

Top Ten DVD List for February 24, 2015

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  This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams              Top Ten DVD List for February 24, 2015   Whiplash http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00PT3AUYO/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Code Black http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00P05SOT4/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   American Masters: August Wilson / Ground on Which http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00QYZJCPE/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Big Hero 6 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00O4ZC57I/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Midsomer Murders: Set Twenty Five http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00OU4MP0K/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The End of […]

Birdman Soars over the Competition!

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Oscar Recap 2015 Birdman Soars over the Competition! Evening Marked by a Profusion of Political Acceptance Speeches By Kam Williams   Birdman won Best Picture at the 87th annual Academy Awards on a night periodically punctuated by politically-conscious acceptance speeches. That film and The Grand Budapest Hotel tied for the most wins, 4, followed by […]

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels Reprise Their Roles as Mentally-Challenged Buddies

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  Dumb and Dumber To DVD Review by Kam Williams Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels Reprise Their Roles as Mentally-Challenged Buddies     It took the Farrelly Brothers, Peter and Bobby, two decades to bring back co-stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels for a follow-up to Dumb and Dumber, their hit comedy that netted nearly […]

Bill Murray Bittersweet Character Study Released on DVD

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  St. Vincent DVD Review by Kam Williams Bill Murray Bittersweet Character Study Released on DVD     Almost nothing is right in Vincent MacKenna’s (Bill Murray) life. The aging, Vietnam War vet is still suffering from PTSD. Plus, he’s fighting a losing battle against with booze, cigarettes and gambling, which has left him deeply […]

Period Piece Recounts Industrial Disaster Caused by Union Carbide

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  Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain DVD Review by Kam Williams Period Piece Recounts Industrial Disaster Caused by Union Carbide   On the night of December 2, 1984, a pesticide plant located in Bhopal, India spewed tons of toxic gas into the air as the result of a reaction of water with a chemical called […]