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4-19 Kam’s Kapsules

OPENING THIS WEEK Oblivion-movie-poster

Kam’s Kapsules:
Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
by Kam Williams

For movies opening April 19, 2013

BIG BUDGET FILMS

Oblivion (PG-13 for violence, nudity, sexuality and brief profanity) Post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller about an ex-Marine (Tom Cruise) with the fate of humanity in his hands in the wake of a war with extraterrestrials which devastated the planet. Cast includes Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko and Melissa Leo.

INDEPENDENT & FOREIGN FILMS

Ain’t in It for My Health (Unrated) Reverential rockumentary about Levon Helm, the late drummer, lead singer and founding member of The Band. Featuring appearances by Billy Bob Thornton, Libby Titus and Larry Campbell.

Errors of the Human Body (Unrated) Psychological thriller, set in Dresden, revolving around a research scientist (Michael Eklund) who becomes the first victim of a newly-created lethal virus as the result of a lab accident. With Karoline Herfurth, Tomas Lemarquis and Rik Mayall.

Filly Brown (R for profanity, violence and drug use) Musical drama about a struggling hip-hop artist (Gina Rodriguez) trying to rap her way out of the barrio who finds herself facing a dilemma when a record producer (Pete Herrera) offers to sign her to a contract if she compromises her heartfelt feminist values. Supporting cast includes Lou Diamond Phillips, Edward James Olmos and Jenni Rivera.

Girl Rising (PG-13 for mature themes and disturbing images) Female empowerment documentary about nine women from different countries who found fulfillment after overcoming everything from child slavery to arranged marriages.

Herman’s House (Unrated) Unlikely-buddy documentary chronicling the long-distance friendship forged via phone calls and correspondence between a female, Stanford University grad and a Black Panther with a life sentence kept in solitary confinement for over 40 years.

Home Run (PG-13 for mature themes) Prodigal Son saga about a disgraced pro baseball player (Scott Elrod) with an alcohol abuse problem who returns to his hometown to rehab. There, he cleans up his act with the help of his estranged childhood sweetheart (Dorian Brown) and rekindles his love for the game while coaching a rag-tag team of Little Leaguers. With James Devoti, Nicole Leigh and Drew Waters.

In the House (R for profanity and sexuality) Screen adaptation of “The Boy in the Last Row,” Juan Mayorga’s play about a high school student (Ernst Umhauer) whose essays about a classmate’s (Batien Ughetto) family come to impress his jaded literature teacher (Fabrice Luchini). With Kristin Scott Thomas, Emmanuelle Seigner and Yolande Moreau. (In French with subtitles)

The Lords of Salem (R for profanity, drug use, disturbing violence, frontal nudity, and graphic sexuality) Rob Zombie wrote and directed this horror flick starring his wife (Sheri Moon Zombie) as a radio DJ who unwittingly unleashes demonic forces by playing vinyl records from a mysterious box sent to the station. Featuring cult film favorites Dee Wallace (The Howling), Patricia Quinn (The Rocky Horror Picture Show) and Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead).

OCONOMOWOC (Unrated) Dysfunctional family comedy about a confused man (Brendan Marshall-Rashid) who moves back home with his alcoholic mom (Deborah Clifton) to go into the T-shirt business. With Anndy Gillies, Andrew Rozanski and Cindy Pinzon.

Entertainment

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Books

In the World of Fiction: The Oldies but Goodies Are Back

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Art

The Day After the Day Of

  The Day After the Day Of by Paul Ilechko   The sky sheds its tears. This morning is the morning of the day after. The day of mourning, the day after the day of.  I beseech the sky to shed tears in order to wash away the tears on my face.   This is the first day of the time after. This is the beginning of a new time, the days of pain, the days of sorrow. We are in mourning. The sky looks down and sheds its tears for … [Read More its Good For You...]

Real Estate

History Being Sold to the Highest Bidder

  History Being Sold to the Highest Bidder by Amy Lignor   For the longest time, scientists and archaeologists have been confused and bemused by various discoveries they’ve unearthed that offer little or no explanation as to the who, what, and why of the people who created these things or left them behind. Even now, in 2017, there are discoveries being studied; stories that were once legends now have actual bits of proof being found that … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Lifestyle

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Outdoors

Top Five Florida Resorts Catering to Do it Yourself Boaters

  Top Five Florida Resorts Catering to Do it Yourself Boaters By Ted Lund Summertime is adventure time for families that want to boat and fish together, and there is no better way to do that than find a resort that caters to do it yourself boaters and anglers. And no place has options like Florida. But before the family can set sail for adventure, you need to find the right boat. One of the best on the water is the Sea Chaser Hybrid Fish … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

The NFL Looks at David vs. Goliath

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Business

Spotlight on Africa

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Travel

The Grandest New Year’s Celebrations Around the World

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Green Living

2017 Will Be Green!

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