Flint and Friends Back for Eco-Friendly Animated Adventure


  Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 DVD Review by Kam Williams   When we first met Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader), he lost control of a contraption which turned water into food and triggered a foodalanche which wreaked havoc all across Swallow Falls before being turned off. At the point of departure of this worthy sequel, […]

Bittersweet Biopic Recounts Infamous New Year’s Day Slaying


  Fruitvale Station DVD Review by Kam Williams   Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan) and his girlfriend, Sophina (Melonie Diaz), were returning to Oakland in the wee hours of the morning after attending a New Year’s Eve 2009 celebration when their crowded train was stopped by police in response to a report of a disturbance. Oscar was among a number of […]

Vin Diesel Back for Another Round as Antihero in Sci-fi Series


  Riddick DVD Review by Kam Williams   When we first met Richard B. Riddick (Vin Diesel) in Pitch Black, the notorious criminal had been arrested by a bounty hunter and was being transported to prison when the spaceship encountered a comet and had to make a crash-landing on an uncharted planet. He escaped, and proceeded to […]

Forest Whitaker Shines in Biopic about Butler Who Served Eight Presidents


  Lee Daniels’ The Butler DVD Review by Kam Williams   Eugene Allen (1919-2010) served eight presidents over the course of an enduring career in the White House during which he rose from the position of Pantry Man to Head Butler by the time he retired in 1986. In that capacity, the African-American son of a sharecropper […]

Damon and Foster Match Wits in Futuristic Sci-Fi Thriller


  Elysium DVD Review by Kam Williams It’s 2154, a time when the Earth has become so polluted and overpopulated that all of the idle rich have abandoned the planet to loll in the lap of luxury on a state-of-the-art space station. Their decadent enclave, Elysium, looks suspiciously similar to Beverly Hills, being dotted with […]

Reboot of Series Explores Superman’s Roots


  Man of Steel DVD Review by Kam Williams   To my generation, Superman was just “a strange visitor from another planet” who was “faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound“ in “a never-ending battle for truth, justice, and the American way.” But in this […]

Raunchy Road Comedy Released on DVD


  We’re the Millers DVD Review by Kam Williams   David (Jason Sudeikis) is a small-time pot dealer with a big problem. He’s just been robbed of all of his cash and stash, leaving him indebted to an impatient drug kingpin (Ed Helms) to the tune of $44,000. Now, David’s only hope of wiping the slate clean rests […]

Denzel and Wahlberg Paired Co-Star in Implausible Crime Caper


  2 Guns DVD Review by Kam Williams   DEA Agent Robert Trench (Denzel Washington) and Naval Intelligence Officer Michael Stigman (Mark Wahlberg) have both infiltrated a drug syndicate run by Papi Greco (Edward James Olmos), a creep who carries the head of a decapitated adversary around in a bowling bag. Therefore, the imbedded lawmen are careful […]