Kam’s Kapsules: For Movies opening April 3, 2015

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  OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening April 3, 2015   BIG BUDGET FILMS Furious 7 (PG-13 for pervasive violence and mayhem, suggestive content and brief profanity) Latest installment in the adrenaline-fueled franchise, featuring recently-deceased Paul Walker’s final screen appearance, finds the […]

Top Ten DVD List for February 24, 2015

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  This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams              Top Ten DVD List for February 24, 2015   Whiplash http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00PT3AUYO/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Code Black http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00P05SOT4/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   American Masters: August Wilson / Ground on Which http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00QYZJCPE/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Big Hero 6 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00O4ZC57I/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Midsomer Murders: Set Twenty Five http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00OU4MP0K/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The End of […]

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 […]

Downey Plays Prodigal Son in Search of Redemption in Compelling Courtroom Drama

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  The Judge DVD Review by Kam Williams Downey Plays Prodigal Son in Search of Redemption in Compelling Courtroom Drama     Hank Palmer (Robert Downey, Jr.) is a very successful, criminal defense attorney with a good reason to hide his humble roots. After all, he was a rebellious kid who frequently landed in trouble […]

Top Ten DVD List for January 27, 2015

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This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams     Top Ten DVD List for January 27, 2015   Kill the Messenger http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00P6VM1SM/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Downton Abbey: Season Five http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00MO21WAY/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Fury http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00OMC0W9G/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Judge http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00OD37P2Q/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Story of Women and Art http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00OMBJYOG/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Horror 4 in 1 Collection: Hostel / Hollow Man / When […]

Visionary Author Talks about His NAACP Image Award-Nomination

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Jeff Chang The “Who We Be” Interview with Kam Williams Visionary Author Talks about His NAACP Image Award-Nomination   Jeff Chang is a new sage thinker with his finger on the pulse of American culture. His first book, the critically-acclaimed “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation,” collected a cornucopia of honors, […]

Descendant of Holocaust Survivor Unearths Family Skeletons in Roots Documentary

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  Farewell, Herr Schwarz Film Review by Kam Williams Descendant of Holocaust Survivor Unearths Family Skeletons in 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 Holocaust. […]

Clara Mamet Makes Memorable Directorial Debut with Semi-Autobiographical Coming-of-Age Adventure

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  Two-Bit Waltz Film Review by Kam Williams Clara Mamet Makes Memorable Directorial Debut with Semi-Autobiographical Coming-of-Age Adventure     Maude (Clara Mamet) is a rudderless rebel without a clue, much to the chagrin of her concerned parents, Carl (William H. Macy) and Anita (Rebecca Pidgeon). Not only does the out of control 17 year-old […]