You Gotta See Taraji!


Taraji P. Henson The “From the Rough”Interview with Kam Williams You Gotta See Taraji! Taraji P. Henson earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress opposite Brad Pitt in David Fincher’s THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON. She is a 2011 Emmy-nominee for Best Actress in a Movie or Miniseries for Lifetime’s TAKEN FROM […]

Best Picture Nominee Comes to DVD


Philomena DVD Review by Kam Williams   Best Picture Nominee Comes to DVD   Philomena Lee (Dame Judi Dench) made a big mistake as a teenager, namely, having unprotected sex with a cute boy (D.J. McGrath) she had just met at a carnival. The naive girl was left pregnant by the one-night stand, which was […]

Adaptation of Langston Hughes Holiday Musical Arrives on DVD


Black Nativity DVD Review by Kam Williams Adaptation of Langston Hughes Holiday Musical Arrives on DVD   Naima (Jennifer Hudson) is a single-mom struggling to pay the rent on the apartment she shares with son Langston (Jacob Latimore), 15, who’s the same age she was when she had him. Back then, she was as headstrong […]

Movies opening April 18, 2014


OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening April 18, 2014     BIG BUDGET FILMS   Bears (G) John C. Reilly narrates this nature documentary, set in the Alaska wilderness, chronicling a year in the life of a family of brown bears with a […]

Gettysburg Revisited


Ken Burns “The Address” Interview with Kam Williams   Gettysburg Revisited     Ken Burns has been making documentary films for more than 30 years. Since the Academy Award-nominated BROOKLYN BRIDGE in 1981, he has gone on to direct and produce some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made.   Burns was the director, […]

Wayans Weighs-In on HH2!


Marlon Wayans “A Haunted House 2” Interview with Kam Williams   Wayans Weighs-In on HH2!   Born in New York City on July 23, 1972, Marlon Wayans graduated from the High School of Performing Arts before matriculating at Howard University’s Film School. He started out in Hollywood on TV as a cast member of the […]

Streep Performance Saves An Overplotted, Feel-Bad Flick


August: Osage County DVD Review by Kam Williams   Streep Performance Saves An Overplotted, Feel-Bad Flick   In 2008, August: Osage County not only won a Pulitzer Prize, but it also took home a quintet of Tony Awards, including Best Play. However, the screen version of Tracy Letts’ haunting tale about a dysfunctional Oklahoma family […]

Top Ten DVD List for April 15, 2014


This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams     Top Ten DVD List for April 15, 2014   Double Indemnity – 70th Anniversary Limited Edition   The Trials of Muhammad Ali   Touch of Evil   Jan Svankmajer’s Alice   Midsomer Murders: Village Case Files [Series Eight and Nine]   The Invisible […]