Siblings Adjust to Menopause in Entertaining Tale of Female Empowerment

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  The M Word Film Review by Kam Williams  Siblings Adjust to Menopause in Entertaining Tale of Female Empowerment             Menopause apparently affects women differently, even if they happen to share the same genes, as is the case with Carson (Frances Fisher), Rita (Mary Crosby) and Louise (Eliza Roberts). Each of these sisters is struggling to […]

Chiwetel Ejiofor Stars in Adaptation of African-American Autobiography

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  12 Years a Slave Film Review by Kam Williams   Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) was a black man born free in upstate New York in 1808. A skilled carpenter and fiddler, he and his wife (Kelsey Scott) settled in Saratoga Springs where they were raising their children (Quvenzhane Wallis and Cameron Zeigler) when their American Dream […]

Somali Pirates Hold Captain Hostage in Navy SEAL Rescue Thriller

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  Captain Phillips Film Review by Kam Williams   On April 9, 2009, the Maersk Alabama, an American container ship headed for Mombasa, Kenya, was hijacked on the high seas in an area that had become very popular with Somali pirates preying on international commerce. Despite having recently practiced evasive maneuvers in the event of just such […]

Eco-Conscious Sequel Pits Flint and Friends against Evil Agri-Corporation

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  Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Film 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, […]

Stewardess Frantically Searches for Mr. Right in Peripatetic Romantic Comedy

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    Baggage Claim Film Review by Kam Williams   Montana Moore (Paula Patton) is in quite a quandary. The pretty stewardess is practically 30 years-old, the age by which her meddling mother (Jenifer Lewis) insists any young lady must marry to be considered respectable. Meanwhile, her younger sister, Sheree (Lauren London), who’s just a sophomore in […]

Cougar Finds Cure for Jungle Fever in Kenya in Explicit Raunchy Romp

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  Paradise: Love (Paradies: Liebe) DVD Review by Kam Williams   Paradise: Love is the initial offering in a trilogy of groundbreaking dramas from the Austria-born director Ulrich Seidl. Each of the three installments focuses on a slice of the life of a different female from the same family. This episode revolves around Teresa (Magarete Tiesel), an unremarkable […]

Jackman Journeys to Japan for Latest Adventure as Metal-Clawed Mutant

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  The Wolverine Film Review by Kam Williams   Logan, aka Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), is a mutant with retractable claws and a self-healing, metal skeleton. As a member of Marvel Comics’ X-Men, he has appeared in all five of the franchise’s prior screen adaptations, most notably, the eponymous installment exploring his origin. At this episode’s point of departure, […]

Speedy Snail Enters Indy 500 in Family-Oriented Animated Adventure

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  Turbo Film Review by Kam Williams Speedy Snail Enters Indy 500 in Family-Oriented Animated Adventure   Theo (Ryan Reynolds) is routinely ridiculed by his friends for entertaining what they see as the impossible dream of one day competing in the Indianapolis 500. Even his brother, Chet (Paul Giamatti), suggests that, “The sooner you accept the reality of […]