For movies opening July 4, 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 July 4, 2014 BIG BUDGET FILMS Deliver Us from Evil (R for graphic violence, grisly images, profanity and pervasive terror) Screen adaptation of Beware the Night, Ralph Sarchie and Lisa Collier Cool’s supernatural thriller about an NYPD […]

Nick Cannon Makes Directorial Debut with Help of Star-Studded Cast

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School Dance Film Review by Kam Williams   Nick Cannon Makes Directorial Debut with Help of Star-Studded Cast   Nick Cannon is a versatile entertainer known as an actor, comedian, rapper, radio DJ, TV host and as the husband of pop dive Mariah Carey. With School Dance, Nick steps behind the camera to add filmmaker […]

Justin Robinson: On His Latest Album "Alana’s Fantasy"

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Justin Robinson: On His Latest Album “Alana’s Fantasy” Justin Robinson is a jazz saxophonist and flutist. Robinson established himself as a child prodigy when, while still a teenager, he began running after-hours jam sessions at the renowned Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City the late 1980’s. He released his debut album “Justin Time” […]

NC-17 Found-Footage Horror Flick Features Porno Theme

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Lucky Bastard DVD Review by Kam Williams   NC-17 Found-Footage Horror Flick Features Porno Theme                 Dave (Jay Paulson) thought he’d died and gone to heaven when he learned that he’d won the monthly “Lucky Bastard” contest run by the adult entertainment website. He was informed by the site’s owner, Mike (Don McManus), that his […]

Neo-Realism of Lost Childhoods

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Neo-Realism of Lost Childhoods ~ Dinesh Sharma   Child labor is a serious problem in India.  A country that is home to over 60 million child laborers, according to some NGO estimates, hopes to be a superpower. Is it possible for India to rise while almost 14% of its children are working in the streets and […]

McCarthy & Sarandon Crisscross the Country in Raunchy Road Comedy

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Tammy Film Review by Kam Williams   McCarthy & Sarandon Crisscross the Country in Raunchy Road Comedy   Melissa McCarthy was apparently able to write her own ticket after winning an Emmy for her TV sitcom Mike & Molly in 2011 and landing an Oscar nomination for Bridesmaids in 2012. So, she used that leverage […]

Top Ten DVD List for July 1, 2014

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This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams     Top Ten DVD List for July 1, 2014                       The Lunchbox http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00J5LXQKQ/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Anna Karenina [BBC Mini-Series] http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00JKEM36Q/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-2 The Twilight Zone: Essential Episodes [55th Anniversary Collection] http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00JKTFQH4/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Afflicted http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00J5LXU02/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Vic + Flo Saw a Bear http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00K0N5980/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Shaquille O’Neal’s All-Star Comedy Jam: Las Vegas http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00JKN5JC2/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Time Scanners: Egyptian Pyramids http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00JJRLFV8/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Cool […]

Coming-of-Age Sci-Fi Features Shades of E.T.

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Earth to Echo Film Review by Kam Williams     Coming-of-Age Sci-Fi Features Shades of E.T.    Most people know E.T. revolves around several kids who befriend an alien stranded on Earth and eager to return home before ill-intentioned adults can do him any harm. That coming-of-age classic landed four Academy Awards back in 1983, […]