Top Ten DVD List for June 30, 2015

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  This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Top Ten DVD List for June 30, 2015                       Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00W3W2PI8/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 While We’re Young http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00XJJ5LK8/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Decline of Western Civilization http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00V02H564/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Five Easy Pieces [Criterion Collection] http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00UUOVC6M/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Get Hard http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00VANBXWK/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Danny Collins http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00UZJO7UA/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 A […]

Tatum and Team Turn Up the Titillation in Sequel

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  Magic Mike XXL Film Review by Kam Williams Tatum and Team Turn Up the Titillation in  Sequel What made the original Magic Mike so appealing was it’s raw-edged, realistic feel that made you forgot you were even watching a movie. This relatively-superficial sequel tosses the notion of plausible character and plot development out the […]

Faith-Based Family Film Finds Believer & Doubting Thomas Bonding En Route to Vietnam War Memorial in DC

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  Faith of Our Fathers Film Review by Kam Williams   Faith-Based Family Film Finds Believer & Doubting Thomas Bonding En Route to Vietnam War Memorial in DC   GIs Steven George (Sean McGowan) and Edward Adams (Scott Whyte,) became best friends while serving behind enemy lines in Vietnam, despite the fact that the former […]

White-Collar Criminal Preps for Prison with Help of Faux Ex-Con in Unlikely-Buddies Comedy

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  Get Hard DVD Review by Kam Williams White-Collar Criminal Preps for Prison with Help of Faux Ex-Con in Unlikely-Buddies Comedy Thanks to a flourishing career as a hedge fund manager, James King (Will Ferrell) is living in the lap of luxury in a sprawling, Bel Air mansion. Furthermore, the pampered multimillionaire’s stock seems about […]

Israeli Jew Unearths Nazi Relative in Return to Roots Documentary

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  Farewell, Herr Schwarz DVD Review by Kam Williams   Israeli Jew Unearths Nazi Relative in Return to Roots Documentary   Although Yael Reuveny was born in Israel 35 years after the end of World War II, her formative years were nevertheless substantially shaped by events that had transpired half a world away during the […]

Kevin Costner Shines in Inspirational, Real-Life Tale of Overcoming-the-Odds

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  McFarland, USA DVD Review by Kam Williams Kevin Costner Shines in Inspirational, Real-Life Tale of Overcoming-the-Odds   In the fall of 1987, Jim White (Kevin Costner) was fired as head football coach of a high school team in Boise, Idaho when he lost his temper and hit one of his players in the face […]

For movies opening June 26, 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 June 26, 2015 BIG BUDGET FILMS       Big Game (PG-13 for profanity, violence and intense action sequences) Political thriller about a  […]

African-American Mother and Son’s Adjustment to Autism Chronicled in Inspirational Biopic

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  Bass Clef Bliss Film Review by Kam Williams African-American Mother and Son’s Adjustment to Autism Chronicled in Inspirational Biopic     Before Terrence Partridge turned 2, his parents first noticed an arrest in his development of age-appropriate social skills. In fact, he actually started regressing soon thereafter, as words he had already been using […]