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Success through Stillness: Meditation Made Simple

Success through Stillness: Meditation Made Simple by Russell Simmons Gotham Books Hardcover, $20.00 220 pages ISBN: 978-1-592-40865-8   Book Review by Kam Williams   “Why should you meditate? The answer is simple: to be happy. Which is the only reason you’re here. That might sound like a very simple take on the meaning of life, but […]

6-28 Kam’s Kapsules

OPENING THIS WEEK  Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening June 28, 2013 BIG BUDGET FILMS The Heat (R for violence, crude humor and pervasive profanity) Good cop/bad cop comedy about a straitlaced FBI agent (Sandra Bullock) who grudgingly agrees to work with a foul-mouthed Boston […]

How to Make Money Selling Drugs Film Review

How to Make Money Selling Drugs  Film Review by Kam Williams Headline: Tongue-in-Cheek Documentary Offers Tips on Dope Dealing “Are you unemployed or stuck in a dead-end job? Don’t worry, we have an answer!” That is the dubious proposition made by How to Make Money Selling Drugs, a tongue-in-cheek (I pray) documentary about the art […]

6-25 Top Ten DVD Releases

This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Headline: Top Ten DVD List for June 25, 2013 A Place at the Table http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00B119H1A/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 No http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00AZMFKXK/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Supporting Characters http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00BD5GGFO/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Kind Hearted Woman http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00BQI493O/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Incredible Burt Wonderstone http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00CJ5BG8Y/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Masterpiece Mystery: Inspector Lewis [Season Six] http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00C12ZISE/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Call http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00BEIYIK0/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Nova: Australia’s First 4 Billion Years http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00BQI43E4/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Happy […]

World War Z Film Review

World War Z  Film Review by Kam Williams Headline: Horror Flick Pits Pitt vs. Zombies in Dire Planetary Scenario After a career spent risking his life on location in international hotspots like Bosnia and Liberia, Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) recently resigned from a dangerous post at the United Nations to devote himself to his family. […]

Mister & Lady Day Book Review

Mister and Lady Day  Billie Holiday and the Dog Who Loved Her by Amy Novesky Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton Harcourt Children’s Books Hardcover, $16.99 32 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-0-15-205806-7 Book Review by Kam Williams “The great jazz singer Billie Holiday, known as Lady Day, had fame, style, a distinctive singing voice—and lots of dogs. […]

Wesley Jonathan Interview

Wesley Jonathan “The Soul Man” Interview with Kam Williams Headline: Wesley’s Pearls of Wisdom! Born in Los Angeles on October 18, 1978, Wesley Jonathan entered showbiz at an early age. He currently plays Burrell “Stamps” Ballentine on TV Land’s The Soul Man. The hit sitcom’s 2nd season premieres Wednesday, June 19 at 11pm ET/PT. The […]

6-21 Kam’s Kapsules

OPENING THIS WEEK  Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening June 21, 2013 BIG BUDGET FILMS Monsters University (G) Disney animated adventure, a prequel set about a decade before the events of Monsters, Inc., finds polar opposite Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sully (John Goodman) pledging the […]

Quartet DVD Review

Quartet  DVD Review by Kam Williams Headline: Delightful Opera-Oriented Romantic Dramedy Directed by Dustin Hoffman Sometimes a gem of a movie slips through the cracks that really has no business getting lost. Such is the case with Quartet, a delightful dramedy directed by Dustin Hoffman and starring Maggie Smith. Since the film was released in […]

20′ from Stardom Film Review

Twenty Feet from Stardom Film Review by Kam Williams Headline: Backup Singers Belatedly Get Their Props in Pop Music Documentary Do the names Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Darlene Love, Claudia Lennear, Tata Vega or Lynn Mabry ring a bell? Probably not, yet you are undoubtedly very familiar with their stellar work as backup singers for […]