For movies opening October 24, 2014

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OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening October 24, 2014     BIG BUDGET FILMS   Ouija (PG-13 for disturbing violence, frightening images and mature themes) Horror flick about a tight-knit group of teens who unwittingly awaken a dormant dark force when they […]

Gina the Dreamer

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Gina Prince-Bythewood The “Beyond the Lights” Interview with Kam Williams Gina the Dreamer   Born on June 10, 1969, Gina Maria Prince-Bythewood studied film at UCLA before beginning her career as a writer for the TV sitcom, “A Different World.” In 2000, she made a noteworthy directorial debut with the critically-acclaimed Love & Basketball, which […]

"E.T." Inspired Adventure Arrives on DVD

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Earth to Echo DVD Review by Kam Williams “E.T.” Inspired Adventure Arrives on DVD   Most people know E.T. revolves around several kids who befriend an alien stranded on Earth and eager to return home before ill-intentioned adults can do him any harm. That coming-of-age classic landed four Academy Awards back in 1983, and was […]

Zach Braff DVD Features Delightful, Dysfunctional Family Dramedy

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Wish I Was Here DVD Review by Kam Williams Zach Braff DVD Features Delightful, Dysfunctional Family Dramedy     As an actor, Zach Braff is most closely associated with the character J.D. from Scrubs, the Emmy-winning sitcom which enjoyed a nine-year run on network television from 2001 to 2010. As a director, he’s best known […]

Top Ten DVD List for October 21, 2014

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This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams     Top Ten DVD List for October 21, 2014   Downton Abbey: Seasons One, Two, Three & Four http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00KX45CJW/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Vincent Price Collection II http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00LMBURV8/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   America and the Holocaust: Deceit and Indifference http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00H4ZEI20/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Snowpiercer http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00M7D824O/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Wish I Was Here http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00MJDV0LY/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Nuclear Nation: […]

Arcane, Urbane & Insane Bourdain!

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Anthony Bourdain The “Parts Unknown” Interview with Kam Williams Arcane, Urbane & Insane Bourdain!   Chef, author and world traveler Anthony Bourdain is an outspoken trailblazer with unique insights about food, culture and current events. Here, he talks about his life, career and his Peabody and Emmy-winning TV-series, Parts Unknown. Kam Williams: Hi Anthony, thanks […]

High School Sweethearts Reunite in Adaptation of Bittersweet Best Seller

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The Best of Me Film Review by Kam Williams High School Sweethearts Reunite in Adaptation of Bittersweet Best Seller   The real test of a good tearjerker is whether or not it moves you to tears. And this movie managed to make me cry in spite of myself. As this film unfolded, I frequently found […]

The Sound and the “Fury”

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Michael Pena & David Ayer The “Fury” Interview with Kam Williams  The Sound and the “Fury”   Michael Pena was born in Chicago on January 13, 1976 to immigrant parents from Mexico . After graduating from high school, he answered an open casting call for the sequel to To Sir, with Love. He landed a […]