Bale, Affleck and Whitaker Co-Star in Raw Revenge Thriller

Out of the Furnace DVD Review by Kam Williams Bale, Affleck and Whitaker Co-Star in Raw Revenge Thriller   Russell Baze’s (Christian Bale) is stuck in a dead-end job at a rural Pennsylvania steel mill rumored to be closing soon. He’s not in a position to abandon the Rust Belt in search of greener pastures, […]

12-Step Documentary Rethinks Addiction

  The Anonymous People Film Review by Kam Williams 12-Step Documentary Rethinks Addiction Once an addict always an addict? Or is substance abuse an affliction one can kick completely? That’s the subject tackled by The Anonymous People, a groundbreaking documentary which seeks to radically revise the way we view the over 23 million folks in […]

Adaptation of South African Icon’s Autobiography Arrives on DVD

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom DVD Review by Kam Williams   Adaptation of South African Icon’s Autobiography Arrives on DVD   Nelson “Madiba” Mandela (Idris Elba) started secretly writing his autobiography “Long Walk to Freedom” while still serving what he had every reason to believe might very well be a life sentence on Robben Island. […]

Coen Bros Tribute to Folk Music Comes to DVD

Inside Llewyn Davis DVD Review by Kam Williams Coen Bros Tribute to Folk Music Comes to DVD   It’s Greenwich Village in the middle of the winter of 1961, and Llewyn Davis (Oscar Issac) is so down on his luck that he can’t afford an overcoat, let alone a place to live. The fledgling folksinger’s fortunes […]

Bride-to-Be Gets Cold Feet in Cross-Cultural Comedy

  Shirin in Love Film Review by Kam Williams Bride-to-Be Gets Cold Feet in Cross-Cultural Comedy Shirin (Nazanin Boniadi) has never really found the courage to pursue her own dreams. For example, after graduating from college and law school, instead of going into practice, she moved back home and began writing book reviews for BH […]

Katniss Back to Fight in Another Death Match

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire DVD Review by Kam Williams Katniss Back to Fight in Another Death Match               Despite only being introduced in 2008, The Hunger Games trilogy has so captured the collective imagination of kids the world over that it has already eclipsed Harry Potter as the best-selling children’s book series of all […]

Frazzled Mothers Join Forces in Tyler Perry Tale of Female Empowerment

  The Single Moms Club Film Review by Kam Williams Frazzled Mothers Join Forces in Tyler Perry Tale of Female Empowerment Fast-food waitress Lytia (Cocoa Brown) survives paycheck to paycheck and has to rely on public transportation to get around. By contrast, Jan (Wendi McLendon-Covey), an ambitious executive at a prominent publishing company, has many modern […]

Best Picture Oscar-Winner Out on DVD

12 Years a Slave DVD Review by Kam Williams   Best Picture Oscar-Winner Out on DVD               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 […]

For movies opening March 14, 2014

OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening March 14, 2014 BIG BUDGET FILMS Need for Speed (PG-13 for nudity, crude humor, reckless driving and disturbing crashes) High-octane revenge thriller, inspired by the video game of the same name, revolving around a recently-paroled street […]

Top Ten DVD List for This Week

This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams   Top Ten DVD List for March 11 2014   Inside Llewyn Davis http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00GMV8KGW/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   A Cross to Bear http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00H91LVTM/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   In Fear http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00HEM9PY4/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutagen Mayhem http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00H7BJ1XC/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Hollow Triumph http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00I095JAY/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Barbie: The Pearl Princess http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00HDAG7DO/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Samson and Delilah http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00H7BJ128/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   […]

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