Romance Saga Set in Nigeria Released on DVD

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Half of a Yellow Sun DVD Review by Kam Williams   Romance Saga Set in Nigeria Released on DVD               Twins Kainene (Anika Noni Rose) and Olanna (Thandie Newton) hail from a well-to-do Nigerian family well-enough connected to send them overseas to college where they majored in business and sociology, respectively. Ironically, while the sisters were acquiring a first-rate […]

Russell Crowe Adaptation of Biblical Parable Arrives on DVD

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Noah DVD Review by Kam Williams   Russell Crowe Adaptation of Biblical Parable Arrives on DVD                Anybody with even a rudimentary knowledge of the Bible is undoubtedly familiar with the story of Noah and the Ark. That scriptural passage, found in Genesis, revolves around a righteous patriarch recruited by God to build a big […]

Tyler Perry Tribute to Motherhood Arrives on DVD

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The Single Moms Club DVD Review by Kam Williams   Tyler Perry Tribute to Motherhood Arrives on DVD               Fast-food waitress Lytia (Cocoa Brown) survives paycheck to paycheck and has to rely on public transportation to get around. By contrast, Jan (Wendi McLendon-Covey), an ambitious executive at a prominent publishing company, has many modern amenities and […]

Siblings Endure Menopause in Entertaining Tale of Female Empowerment

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The M Word DVD Review by Kam Williams   Siblings Endure Menopause in Entertaining Tale of Female Empowerment               Menopause apparently affects women differently, even if they happen to share the same genes, as is the case with Carson (Frances Fisher), Rita (Mary Crosby) and Louise (Eliza Roberts). Each of these sisters is struggling to […]

Sequel Features Greeks vs. Persians in High Attrition-Rate Splatterfest

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300: Rise of an Empire DVD Review by Kam Williams Sequel Features Greeks vs. Persians in High Attrition-Rate Splatterfest   The bloody epic 300 (2007) chronicled the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 B.C. when a badly outnumbered band of 300 soldiers were sent on a suicide mission to defend Sparta against a horde of over […]

Screen Adaptation of Best-Selling Romantic Fantasy Arrives on DVD

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Winter’s TaleDVD Review by Kam Williams   Screen Adaptation of Best-Selling Romantic Fantasy Arrives on DVD               Peter Lake’s (Colin Farrell) parents had hoped to immigrate to the U.S. but were turned away at Ellis Island upon their arrival early in the 20th Century. Denied their shot at the American Dream, the Russian couple decided to […]

Forest Whitaker Psychological Thriller Released on DVD

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Repentance DVD Review by Kam Williams   Forest Whitaker Psychological Thriller Released on DVD               Therapist Thomas Carter (Anthony Mackie) has just published a popular self-help book about the near death experience which helped him turn his life around. He is proud of the fact that after almost perishing […]

Wes Anderson Tongue-in-Cheek Dramedy Due on DVD

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The Grand Budapest Hotel DVD Review by Kam Williams   Wes Anderson Tongue-in-Cheek Dramedy Due on DVD               Wes Anderson films are sui generis, one of a kind affairs as easy to identify as, say, a Thelonious Monk piano solo or a Frank Sinatra vocal. You can spot one of his works by watching just a […]