For movies opening February 14, 2014

  OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams BIG BUDGET FILMS   About Last Night (PG-13 for profanity, sexuality and brief drug use) A modern reimagining of the 1986 romantic comedy based on “Sexual Perversity in Chicago,” the David Mamet play following two couples (Kevin Hart and Regina […]

Fan Wins Date with Porn Star in Found-Footage Horror Flick

  Lucky Bastard Film Review by Kam Williams   Dave (Jay Paulson) thought he’d died and gone to heaven when he learned that he’d won the monthly “Lucky Bastard” contest run by the adult entertainment website. He was informed by the site’s owner, Mike (Don McManus), that his name had been picked from all the entries to sleep […]

Cat Burglar Courts Sickly Heiress in Searing Exploration of Undying Love

  Winter’s Tale Film Review by Kam Williams   Peter Lake’s (Colin Farrell) parents had hoped to immigrate to the U.S. but were turned away at Ellis Island upon their arrival early in the 20th Century. Denied their shot at the American Dream, the Russian couple decided to leave their baby behind, setting him adrift in a tiny […]

Gay Celebrated as “The New Black” in Out-of-the-Closet Documentary

  The New Black Film Review by Kam Williams   The African-American community has been slow to get on the gay rights bandwagon, at least according to exit polls conducted on election days in states like California where the narrow defeat of same-sex marriage in 2008 was blamed on black folks. What’s up with that? After all, […]

Flint and Friends Back for Eco-Friendly Animated Adventure

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

For movies opening February 7, 2014

  OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams BIG BUDGET FILMS   The Lego Movie (PG for mild action and rude humor) Animated adventure revolving around an ordinary mini-figure (Chris Pratt) mistakenly recruited to join the dream team of Master Builders determined to defeat an evil tyrant (Will […]

Top Ten DVD List for February 4, 2014

  This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams   The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00GO4RGWQ/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Cutie and the Boxer http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00GDQ0QWC/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Mother of George http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00G6Q4TOK/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   It’s Not Me, I Swear   http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B001P42YC2/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Song Within: Sedona http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00GJVUTLO/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Dallas Buyers Club http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00GUO3C3W/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Banshee Chapter http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00GB0OQ3U/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Nuit #1 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00H206P0K/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   About Time […]

Crooked Judges Imprison Minors for Kickbacks in Expose about Pay-to-Play Scheme

  Kids for Ca$h Film Review by Kam Williams   Anybody who needs a new reason to hate lawyers ought to check out this shocking documentary chronicling a pay-to-play scheme whereby a couple of crooked judges, Michael Conahan and Mark Ciavarella, enriched themselves at the expense of adolescents unlucky enough to be arrested in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. […]

WWII Dramedy Recounts Secret Mission to Retrieve Masterpieces Plundered by Nazis

  The Monuments Men Film Review by Kam Williams   Most people are probably unaware that while Hitler was sweeping across Europe during World War II, he simultaneously directed his army to plunder any priceless works of art found in the course of its pillaging. For, believe it or not, the cultural rape of the beleaguered continent […]

For movies opening January 31, 2014

  OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams BIG BUDGET FILMS   Labor Day (PG-13 for sexuality, mature themes and brief violence) Jason Reitman wrote and directed this adaptation of the Joyce Maynard best seller of the same name about a depressed single-mom (Kate Winslet) who, along with […]

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