Top Ten DVD List for August 19, 2014

This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams     Top Ten DVD List for August 19, 2014                       The Empty Hours http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00KFOAQJG/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00JPS7HOA/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Fourth Season http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00FEP9MYG/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Auction http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00JDV69FM/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Mindy Project: Season Two http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00GUOIQQA/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Go for Sisters http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00KITEHES/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Parks and Recreation: Season Six http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00GUOJZAG/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Secrets of the Dead: […]

A Life Hangs in the Balance in Adaptation of Bittersweet Best-Seller

  If I Stay Film Review by Kam Williams    A Life Hangs in the Balance in Adaptation of Bittersweet Best-Seller   Mia Hall (Chloe Grace Moretz) is a bright 17 year-old full of the bloom of youth. Between playing the cello purely for pleasure and dating the doting boy of her dreams (Jamie Blackley), the happy […]

Weekend Getaway Turns Gory in High Body-Count Slasher Flick

Jersey Shore Massacre Film Review by Kam Williams   Weekend Getaway Turns Gory in High Body-Count Slasher Flick    When Teresa (Danielle Dallacco) and her girlfriends arrive at their rental house on the Jersey Shore, they’re shocked to learn that their sleazy stoner landlord (Ron Jeremy) already let someone else have the place for the weekend.  Luckily, Teresa’s mobster […]

Scintillating Spidey Sequel Set for DVD Release

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 DVD Review by Kam Williams   Scintillating Spidey Sequel Set for DVD Release               If the idea behind a sequel is to up the ante in terms of bombast and intensity, then The Amazing Spider-Man 2 certainly fits the bill. This installment is bigger and better and louder and longer, featuring […]

Filmmaker Falls Prey to Con Man in Semi-Autobiographical Cautionary Tale

Abuse of Weakness Film Review by Kam Williams    Filmmaker Falls Prey to Con Man in Semi-Autobiographical Cautionary Tale   Catherine Breillat is a feminist filmmaker famous for shooting sexually-explicit films bordering on porn, although arguably from a woman’s perspective. Romance (1999), Fat Girl (2001) and Anatomy of Hell (2004) are among her highly-controversial offerings . […]

Sayles’ South of the Border Whodunit Released on DVD

Go for Sisters DVD Review by Kam Williams   Sayles’ South of the Border Whodunit Released on DVD Bernice Stokes (LisaGay Hamilton) is a parole officer in Los Angeles where her job routinely places her in close proximity with the dregs of society. She normally has no reason to associate with such miscreants after hours, […]

For movies opening August 15, 2014

OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening August 15, 2014 BIG BUDGET FILMS The Expendables 3 (PG-13 for profanity and violence) Third installment in the high-impact franchise finds the guys reuniting to rescue a former team member (Wesley Snipes) before squaring off with another […]

Marlon Wayans Shock Horror Spoof Arrives on DVD

A Haunted House 2 DVD Review by Kam Williams   Marlon Wayans Shock Horror Spoof Arrives on DVD               A Haunted House, an irreverent spoof of Paranormal Activity, co-starred Marlon Wayans and Essence Atkins as Malcolm and Kisha, a couple whose home was invaded by demonic forces. Along the way, she became possessed by the […]

Streep and Bridges Co-Star in Screen Adaptation of Haunting Children’s Novel

The Giver Film Review by Kam Williams   Streep and Bridges Co-Star in Screen Adaptation of Haunting Children’s Novel   Despite being born in the same year and enjoying overlapping enduring careers, Oscar-winners Meryl Streep (for Kramer vs. Kramer, Sophie’s Choice and The Iron Lady) and Jeff Bridges (for Crazy Heart) never made a movie together […]

Top Ten DVD List for August 12, 2014

This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams     Top Ten DVD List for August 12, 2014                       12 O’Clock Boys http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00JV4ZMS6/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 We Won’t Grow Old Together http://www.amazon.com/Wont-Grow-Old-Together-Blu-ray/dp/B00KUCR3BM/ref=as_sl_pc_ss_til?tag=thslfofire-20&linkCode=w01&linkId=LKLAI4O7WG7ZKA42&creativeASIN=B00KUCR3BM The Railway Man http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00KB01NQO/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Muppets Most Wanted: The Unnecessarily Extended Edition http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00HNX28TI/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Go for Sisters http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00KITEHES/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Disney’s Hercules [Special Edition] http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00K5ZXJFI/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Perfect Summer http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00DQ6S5OS/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Adventures of Ichabod […]