A Band Called Death

  A Band Called Death Film Review by Kam Williams Headline: Reverential Rockumentary Amounts to a Very Good Movie about a Very Bad Band   After hearing some heavy metal in the early Seventies, Dannis, Bobby and David Hackney decided to make a big change in the type of music they were performing. Up until then, the […]

6-28 Kam’s Kapsules

OPENING THIS WEEK  Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening June 28, 2013 BIG BUDGET FILMS The Heat (R for violence, crude humor and pervasive profanity) Good cop/bad cop comedy about a straitlaced FBI agent (Sandra Bullock) who grudgingly agrees to work with a foul-mouthed Boston […]

How to Make Money Selling Drugs Film Review

How to Make Money Selling Drugs  Film Review by Kam Williams Headline: Tongue-in-Cheek Documentary Offers Tips on Dope Dealing “Are you unemployed or stuck in a dead-end job? Don’t worry, we have an answer!” That is the dubious proposition made by How to Make Money Selling Drugs, a tongue-in-cheek (I pray) documentary about the art […]

6-25 Top Ten DVD Releases

This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Headline: Top Ten DVD List for June 25, 2013 A Place at the Table http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00B119H1A/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 No http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00AZMFKXK/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Supporting Characters http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00BD5GGFO/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Kind Hearted Woman http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00BQI493O/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Incredible Burt Wonderstone http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00CJ5BG8Y/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Masterpiece Mystery: Inspector Lewis [Season Six] http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00C12ZISE/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Call http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00BEIYIK0/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Nova: Australia’s First 4 Billion Years http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00BQI43E4/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Happy […]

World War Z Film Review

World War Z  Film Review by Kam Williams Headline: Horror Flick Pits Pitt vs. Zombies in Dire Planetary Scenario After a career spent risking his life on location in international hotspots like Bosnia and Liberia, Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) recently resigned from a dangerous post at the United Nations to devote himself to his family. […]

Wesley Jonathan Interview

Wesley Jonathan “The Soul Man” Interview with Kam Williams Headline: Wesley’s Pearls of Wisdom! Born in Los Angeles on October 18, 1978, Wesley Jonathan entered showbiz at an early age. He currently plays Burrell “Stamps” Ballentine on TV Land’s The Soul Man. The hit sitcom’s 2nd season premieres Wednesday, June 19 at 11pm ET/PT. The […]

6-21 Kam’s Kapsules

OPENING THIS WEEK  Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening June 21, 2013 BIG BUDGET FILMS Monsters University (G) Disney animated adventure, a prequel set about a decade before the events of Monsters, Inc., finds polar opposite Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sully (John Goodman) pledging the […]

Quartet DVD Review

Quartet  DVD Review by Kam Williams Headline: Delightful Opera-Oriented Romantic Dramedy Directed by Dustin Hoffman Sometimes a gem of a movie slips through the cracks that really has no business getting lost. Such is the case with Quartet, a delightful dramedy directed by Dustin Hoffman and starring Maggie Smith. Since the film was released in […]

20′ from Stardom Film Review

Twenty Feet from Stardom Film Review by Kam Williams Headline: Backup Singers Belatedly Get Their Props in Pop Music Documentary Do the names Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Darlene Love, Claudia Lennear, Tata Vega or Lynn Mabry ring a bell? Probably not, yet you are undoubtedly very familiar with their stellar work as backup singers for […]

Mumia DVD Review

Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary DVD Review by Kam Williams Headline: Reverential Documentary Sidesteps Question of Cause Celebre’s Innocence or Guilt Wesley Cook, aka Mumia Abu-Jamal, was born on April 24, 1954 in the City of Brotherly Love. There, he founded a branch of the Black Panthers at the age of 15 after being kicked by […]