Groundbreaking Documentary Rethinks Addiction and Recovery

The Anonymous People DVD Review by Kam Williams   Groundbreaking Documentary Rethinks Addiction and Recovery                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 […]

Movies Opening this Week!

OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening June 6, 2014 BIG BUDGET FILMS Edge of Tomorrow (PG-13 for profanity, intense violence and brief sensuality) Infinite loop sci-fi starring Tom Cruise as the recently-deceased soldier called upon to travel back in time repeatedly to defend […]

Tom Cruise Rises to the Occasion as Reluctant Hero in Time-Travel Sci-Fi

Edge of Tomorrow Film Review by Kam Williams   Tom Cruise Rises to the Occasion as Reluctant Hero in Time-Travel Sci-Fi               William Cage (Tom Cruise) is lucky to have risen to the rank of Major in the U.S. Army without ever seeing any combat, since he can’t stand the sight of blood, not even a […]

Through a Valley of Darkness

Cold in July Cannes Film Festival Review by Dorian Rolston Through a Valley of Darkness   In the opening scene of Jim Mickle’s “Cold in July,” a dark thriller adapted from Joe R. Lansdale’s eponymous novel, clattering breaks the silence of a warm, languid country night. Richard Dane (Michael C. Hall), a prudish Texan awoken in […]

Top Ten DVD List for June 3, 2014

This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams     Top Ten DVD List for June 3, 2014                       Nova: Inside Animal Minds http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00IAR2BQG/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 What’s in a Name? http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00IT6QD9O/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Unsung Heroes: The Story of America’s Female Patriots http://www.millcreekdirect.com/unsung-heroes-the-story-of-americas-female-patriots.html True Blood: The Complete Sixth Season http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00EIL7E9C/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Barbary Coast http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00IXPWGIS/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 TINY: A Story about Living Small http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00IT6QD7G/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 TB: Silent Killer […]

MacFarlane Spoofs Westerns in Relentlessly-Crude, Mean-Spirited Comedy

A Million Ways to Die in the West Film Review by Kam Williams MacFarlane Spoofs Westerns in Relentlessly-Crude, Mean-Spirited Comedy            It seems like Seth MacFarlane must have been inspired by Blazing Saddles (1974) to make a more outrageous spoof of the Western genre. For instance, where the Mel Brooks classic featured cowboys farting after eating beans […]

Dubious Documentary Celebrates Checkered Career of African-American Jewel Thief

  The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne Film Review by Kam Williams   Dubious Documentary Celebrates Checkered Career of African-American Jewel Thief   Doris Payne was born black back in 1930 in Slab Fork, West Virginia where she was raised during the Jim Crow era of racial segregation. Besides having to withstand withering bigotry and […]

The Taj Mahal Trio and The Blind Boys of Alabama

State Theatre presents The Taj Mahal Trio and The Blind Boys of Alabama Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 8pm / $75, $65, $55, $45, $35 Ticket Office: 732-246-SHOW (7469)   New Brunswick, NJ —State Theatre presents The Taj Mahal Trio and The Blind Boys of Alabama on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 8pm. Tickets range from $35-75. […]

For movies opening May 30, 2014

OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening May 30, 2014 BIG BUDGET FILMS Maleficent (PG for action, violence and frightening images) Angelina Jolie plays the title character in this reimagining of Sleepy Beauty from the perspective of the classic fairy tale’s infamous villain, […]

Oscar-Nominated Adaptation of Afghan War Memoir Arrives on DVD

Lone Survivor DVD Review by Kam Williams   Oscar-Nominated Adaptation of Afghan War Memoir Arrives on DVD   On June 28, 2005, a team of Navy SEALs based in Afghanistan were issued orders in accordance with Operation Red Wings to locate and terminate a Taliban leader whose militia had been targeting coalition troops in the […]

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