Amma’s Good Karma

Amma Asante The “Belle” Interview with Kam Williams Amma’s Good Karma Writer/director Amma Asante made an unusual entry into filmmaking. As a child, she attended the Barbara Speake stage school in London, where she trained as a student in dance and drama. She began a television career as a child actress, appearing as a regular […]

Top Ten DVD List for May 27, 2014

This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams     Top Ten DVD List for May 27, 2014                       How to Train Your Dragon http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00I0VTPWA/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Max Linder Collection: Slapstick Symposium http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00IPAORL0/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Murph the Protector http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00GTF50ZA/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Nature: Touching the Wild http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00IAR2DJG/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 McClintock! http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00IJE1C1K/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Jack Irish: Set Two http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00IBKXQJS/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Man Who Lies http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00IP14J80/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Craft in America: Industry http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00J6HDYL0/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 […]

Wolverine Travels Back in Time in Latest for the Sake of the Future

X-Men: Days of Future Past Film Review by Kam Williams   Wolverine Travels Back in Time in Latest for the Sake of the Future                 X-Men: Days of Future Past represents the 7th episode in the storied mutant series, and is the third directed by Bryan Singer who also helmed X-Men 1 and 2. This installment […]

Siblings Attend to Ailing Dad in Bittersweet French Drama

Grand Depart Film Review by Kam Williams   Siblings Attend to Ailing Dad in Bittersweet French Drama               Luc (Jeremie Elkaim) and Romain (Pio Marmai) might be siblings but they’re as different as night and day. The former is a struggling screenwriter who has never amounted to much. His relatively-boring brother, on the other hand, is […]

Top Ten DVD List for May 13, 2014

This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams     Top Ten DVD List for May 13, 2014                        God Loves Uganda http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00IJHG7EY/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Orange Is the New Black: Season One http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00HW3EXCE/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 French for Kids: Inside and Out http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00FORS7YK/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 After Tiller http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00IUXUHP2/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 TheatreLand http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00IBKXSB4/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Arthur Makes a Movie http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00IAR2D5A/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Her http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00H9HZGQ0/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Dave Clark Five and Beyond: Glad All […]

Three Times a Charm for Sandler and Barrymore on Silly Slapstick Safari

Blended Film Review by Kam Williams Three Times a Charm for Sandler and Barrymore on Silly Slapstick Safari Jim Friedman (Adam Sandler) is a widower who’s raising three daughters on his own. Since the macho man’s man is clueless about girls, he’s been slowly turning them into tomboys, between the Prince Valiant haircuts and referring […]

Movies Opening May 23, 2014

OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening May 23, 2014 BIG BUDGET FILMS Blended (PG-13 for profanity, sexuality and crude humor) Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore reunite for their third romantic comedy (after The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates), this go-round as a […]

WWII Saga Revisits Secret Mission to Retrieve Masterpieces Stolen by Nazis

The Monuments Men DVD Review by Kam Williams   WWII Saga Revisits Secret Mission to Retrieve Masterpieces Stolen by Nazis               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. […]

Raunchy Remake Starring Hart and Hall Released on DVD

About Last Night DVD Review by Kam Williams   Raunchy Remake Starring Hart and Hall Released on DVD   Released in 1986, About Last Night revolved around the yearlong effort of a couple of Chicago yuppies (played by Rob Lowe and Demi Moore) to forge a solid relationship on the shaky ground of a one-night […]

Legendary Sea Monster Resurfaces as Anthropomorphic Ally of Humanity

Godzilla Film Review by Kam Williams  Legendary Sea Monster Resurfaces as Anthropomorphic Ally of Humanity               Godzilla made its debut in 1954 when the mythical, man-eating monster, inadvertently created by an atomic blast, emerged from the Pacific Ocean to carve a path of death and destruction across Japan, much to the chagrin of the country’s […]