Pain & Gain Film Review

Pain & Gain  Film Review by Kam Williams Headline: Crime Caper Recreates Real-Life Kidnapping Plot Michael Bay is a director whose name has mostly come to be associated with mindless, stunt-driven action flicks such as Armageddon, Bad Boys and the Transformers franchise. His latest offering, however, Pain & Gain represents a relatively-cerebral departure in that […]

Mike Tyson Interview

Mike Tyson The “Scary Movie 5” Interview with Kam Williams Headline: The Undisputed Champ’s Undisputed Truth Born in Brooklyn on June 30, 1966, Michael Gerard Tyson is an all-time boxing great who, in his prime, struck fear in the heart of any opponent he squared off against. He compiled an impressive record of 50 wins, […]

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty Film Review

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty Film Review by Kam Williams Headline: Annoying Narration Ruins Jay-Z Produced Romantic Romp When a gangsta rapper like Jay-Z decides to dabble in filmmaking, it only makes sense that the flick might remind you more of his genre of popular music than a typical movie. That’s precisely the case with […]

4-23 Top Ten DVD Releases

This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Headline: Top Ten DVD List for April 23, 2013            The Central Park Five http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00AZMFG48/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20  The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg http://hankgreenbergfilm.org/?page_id=9 Jurassic Park 3D http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00B4804KS/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Gangster Squad http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B005S9ELY4/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Happy People: A Year in the Taiga http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00AXYZZ6C/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Any Day Now http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00AXGX4DQ/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Wuthering Heights http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00BBE961S/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Maverick: The […]

Kon-Tiki Film Review

Kon-Tiki  Film Review by Kam Williams Headline: Norwegian Anthropologist Replicates Polynesia Settlers’ Migration in Oscar-Nominated Seafaring Epic At the beginning of the 20th Century, the conventional wisdom was that Polynesia had been settled by Asians arriving from the Far East. But it’s one thing for a pompous professor to simply sit in an ivory tower […]

Life and Times of Hank Greenberg DVD Review

The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg  DVD Review by Kam Williams Moving Biopic Belatedly Illuminates Shining Career of Jewish Baseball Great Baseball Hall of Famer Hammerin’ Hank Greenberg compiled impressive stats over a relatively-brief, ten-year major league career which began in 1933 with the Detroit Tigers. He led the American League (A.L.) in home […]

Jamie Foxx Interview

Jamie Foxx  The “Django Unchained” Interview with Kam Williams Headline: Jamie Unchained Academy Award-winning actor, talented Grammy Award-winning musical artist and comedian Jamie Foxx is one of Hollywood’s rare, elite multi-faceted performers. He was last seen in Horrible Bosses and also recently lent his vocal talents to the popular animated adventure RIO, as a canary […]

100 Best Films of 2012

The 10 Best, No, the 100 Best Films of 2012 by Kam Williams Headline: Kam’s Annual Assessment of the Cream of the Cinematic Crop It’s impossible for me to limit my favorite films of 2012 to just 10 of the year’s 1,000 or so releases After all, it feels unfair even to compare most of […]

4-26 Kam’s Kapsules

OPENING THIS WEEK  Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening April 26, 2013 BIG BUDGET FILMS The Big Wedding (R for profanity, sexuality and brief nudity) Hollywood remake of Mon Frère se Marie, the French farce about a long-divorced couple (Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton) […]

Quentin Tarantino Interview

Quentin Tarantino  The “Django Unchained” Interview with Kam Williams Headline: Quintessential Quentin! With a vibrant imagination and dedication to rich, layered storytelling, Quentin Tarantino has established himself as one of the most celebrated filmmakers of his generation. His World War II epic, “Inglorious Basterds,” was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Screenplay, […]