High-Roller Spirals Out of Control in Remake of Riveting Mob Saga

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The Gambler Film Review by Kam Williams High-Roller Spirals Out of Control in Remake of Riveting Mob Saga   By day, Jim Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) is an English Literature professor whose questionable teaching method involves berating his blasé students by suggesting that none of them will ever amount to anything. He reserves all his praise […]

Tolkien Franchise Finale Features Bilbo and Pals in Epic Showdown

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Film Review by Kam Williams Tolkien Franchise Finale Features Bilbo and Pals in Epic Showdown   The Battle of the Five Armies is the third and closing chapter in The Hobbit series based on the classic fantasy novel of the same name by J.R.R. Tolkien. The film […]

Fading Star Mounts Comeback on Broadway in Midlife Crisis Dramedy

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&nbsp: Birdman Film Review by Kam Williams Fading Star Mounts Comeback on Broadway in Midlife Crisis Dramedy 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 […]

Out-of-the-Closet Documentary Chronicles Clandestine Life of Brother Hiding His HIV Status

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  25 to Life Film Review by Kam Williams Out-of-the-Closet Documentary Chronicles Clandestine Life of Brother Hiding His HIV Status   When William Brawner was 18 months-old, his single-mom Linda left him in the care of a suspicious male babysitter against her better judgment while she went off to class at Howard University. Upon returning […]

Bible Belt Documentary Chronicles Atheistic Arsonists’ 2010 Reign of Terror Across E. Texas

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Little Hope Was Arson Film Review by Kam Williams Bible Belt Documentary Chronicles Atheistic Arsonists’ 2010 Reign of Terror Across E. Texas   In little over a month, starting in January of 2010, ten churches located within a 40-mile radius of a rural section of East Texas were all burned to the ground. Was this […]

Uneventful Installment Serves as Setup for Franchise Finale

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Film Review by Kam Williams Uneventful Installment Serves as Setup for Franchise Finale     In recent years, movie studios have started splitting into two their adaptations of finales from young adult book series, most notably, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” and “Twilight: Breaking Dawn.” The money-making […]

Principal Cast Reconvenes for Raunchy, Irreverent Sequel

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  Horrible Bosses 2 Film Review by Kam Williams Principal Cast Reconvenes for Raunchy, Irreverent Sequel   Timing is everything, when it comes to comedy, and this sequel suffers from an acute case of terrible timing. First of all, with the Bill Cosby rape allegations figuring so prominently in the news nowadays, the last thing […]

Carrey and Jeff Daniels Reunite for Another Round of Hijinks as Dimwitted BFFs

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Dumb and Dumber To Film Review by Kam Williams Carrey and Jeff Daniels Reunite for Another Round of Hijinks as Dimwitted BFFs   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 […]