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 […]

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 […]

Nine-Time Oscar-Nominee Arrives on DVD

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  Birdman DVD Review by Kam Williams Nine-Time Oscar-Nominee Arrives on DVD     A couple of decades ago, actor Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) was sitting atop the showbiz food chain. However, the former box-office star’s stock has been in sharp decline since he stopped playing Birdman after a trio of outings as the popular, […]

Adaptation of Zane’s Erotic Best-Seller Arrives on DVD

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  Addicted DVD Review by Kam Williams Adaptation of Zane’s Erotic Best-Seller Arrives on DVD   I’m not sure whether in these more enlightened, politically correct times I’m still allowed to call a movie a “chick flick.” But that describes how I felt after watching Addicted, since I assume that testosterone heavily influenced my displeasure […]

True Tale Recounts How CIA First Introduced Crack to the ‘Hood

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  Kill the Messenger DVD Review by Kam Williams True Tale Recounts How CIA First Introduced Crack to the ‘Hood     In August of 1996, the San Jose Mercury News published an eye-opening expose’ detailing exactly how the Central Intelligence Agency had orchestrated the importation of crack cocaine from Nicaragua as well as its […]