Top Ten DVD List for March, 2013

Kam Williams lists this week’s DVD releases. Schindler’s List – 20th Anniversary Limited Edition The Intouchables Muay Thai Warrior Spirit of the Church: A Celebration of Black Gospel Music [Volume One] Wreck-It Ralph Waiting for Lightning Voices from the New South Africa Satan’s Angels: Queen of the Fire […]

Musical Documentary Celebrates Festive Folksong

Kam Williams reviews the musical Hava Nagila: The Movie. To most Gentiles, Hava Nagila is just a catchy ditty you get to sing along with at a lot of sporting events. But who wrote the words and the music of this staple of Jewish weddings and bar mitzvahs, and what is the cultural significance of […]

Lincoln DVD Review

Lincoln  DVD Review by Kam Williams Daniel Day-Lewis Deliver’s Oscar-Winning Performance as the Great Emancipator At the beginning of his presidency, Abraham Lincoln invited three of his political opponents to join his Cabinet to form a so-called “Team of Rivals” with the hope of preserving the Union. But the challenges proved to be insurmountable as […]

A Royal Affair DVD Review

A Royal Affair  (En kongelig affaere) DVD Review by Kam Williams Queen Plots Coup in 18th Century Costume Drama If you are a fan of elaborate costume dramas of Shakespearean proportions, A Royal Affair is likely right up your alley. Nikolaj Arcel, who wrote the script for the Swedish-language version of The Girl with the […]

Gabrielle Douglas Interview

Gabby Douglas The “Raising the Bar” Interview with Kam Williams Headline: Gabby’s Gold and Glory Gymnast Gabrielle Christina Victoria Douglas was born in Virginia Beach on December 31st, 1995. At the 2012 London Summer Olympics, she won gold medals in both the team and individual all-around competitions. Gabby is the first African-American gymnast as well […]

Jurnee Smollett-Bell Interview

Jurnee Smollett-Bell The “Temptation” Interview with Kam Williams Headline: Sentimental Jurnee! Born in New York City on October 1, 1986, Jurnee Smollett-Bell is an award-winning actress and activist of rare talent and conviction. She recently starred in the Emmy Award-winning series “Friday Night Lights” on which she portrayed the character Jess. She’s also been seen […]

This Is 40 DVD Review

This Is 40  DVD Review by Kam Williams Rudd and Mann Revive Roles in Raunchy “Knocked Up” Spinoff When we first met Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) in Knocked Up (2007), the couple was in crisis, primarily on account of her controlling behavior. She unreasonably suspected her husband of cheating because of the […]

Rust & Bone DVD Review

DVD Review by Kam Williams  Buff Bouncer Bonds with Blemished Beauty in Body and Soul Saga Alain (Matthias Schoenaerts) is a homeless street hustler barely eking out a living in his native Belgium when he is suddenly handed custody of a 5 year-old son, Sam (Armand Verdure). Overwhelmed by the unanticipated extra responsibility, the single-dad […]

Olympus Has Fallen Film Review

Olympus Has Fallen  Film Review by Kam Williams Headline: Disgraced Presidential Bodyguard Gets Shot at Redemption in High-Octane Action Thriller While serving as the President’s (Aaron Eckhart) personal bodyguard, Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) grew very close to the First Family. During his tenure at the White House, the dedicated, detail-oriented Secret Service agent also familiarized […]

3-26 Top Ten DVD Releases

Headline: Top Ten DVD List for March 26, 2013 Inside Obama’s Presidency The Springtime Collection featuring Max’s Chocolate Chicken Shakespeare Uncovered Lost Angels: Skid Row Is My Home To the Arctic Lincoln Veep: The Complete First Season A Royal Affair Glow: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies […]