5-3 Kam’s Kapsules

OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening May 3, 2013 BIG BUDGET FILMS Iron Man 3 (PG-13 for intense violence and brief sensuality) Latest installment of the Marvel Comics franchise finds the brilliant billionaire-turned-intrepid superhero (Robert Downey, Jr.) teaming with a precocious, prepubescent […]

Paradise: Love Film Review

Paradise: Love  (Paradies: Liebe) Film Review by Kam Williams Headline: Single-Mom Develops Jungle Fever in Kenya in Initial Installment of Incendiary Trilogy Paradise: Love is the initial offering in a trilogy of incendiary dramas from the Austria-born director Ulrich Seidl. Each of the three installments focuses on a different female from the same family. This […]

Sly Stallone Interview

Sly Stallone  The “Bullet to the Head” Interview with Kam Williams Headline: Still Sly after All These Years Sylvester Stallone has been known worldwide as a true screen legend since creating the title role in the seminal 1976 Oscar-winning Best Picture “Rocky,” for which he also wrote the screenplay. Over the course of his long […]

The Impossible DVD Review

The Impossible DVD Review by Kam Williams Oscar-Nominee Naomi Watts Stars in Real-Life Tsunami Drama On the day after Christmas in 2004, a magnitude 9.3 earthquake, the third largest ever measured on the Richter scale, triggered a mammoth tsunami in the Indian Ocean which cost a quarter million people their lives. Thanks to the ubiquity […]

4-30 Top Ten DVD Releases

This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Headline: Top Ten DVD List for April 30, 2013 Silver Linings Playbook http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00A81NFAS/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Big Boss / Fist of Fury [Bruce Lee Double Feature] http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00AKB8PWE/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Way of the Dragon / Game of Death [Bruce Lee Double Feature] http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00AKB8OZC/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Wagner & Me http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00B8W7LD8/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Only the Young / Tchoupitoulas […]

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 […]