Scary Movie 5 Film Review

Scary Movie 5  Film Review by Kam Williams Headline: A Host of Cameos Can’t Save Insulting Horror Spoof What do Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan, Mike Tyson, Katt Williams and Snoop Dogg have in common? They’re all celebrities whose names have been splashed across the tabloids in connection with controversy. But in a macabre gesture ostensibly […]

Ken Burns Interview

Ken Burns “The Central Park Five” Interview with Kam Williams Headline: Legendary Filmmaker Discusses His Latest Documentary Ken Burns has been making films for more than thirty years. Since the Academy Award-nominated Brooklyn Bridge in 1981, Ken has gone on to direct and to produce some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made. The […]

4-19 Kam’s Kapsules

OPENING THIS WEEK  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 […]

4-16 Top Ten DVD Releases

This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Headline: Top Ten DVD List for April 16, 2013 Django Unchained Not Suitable for Children Future Weather Pedal-Driven A Bottle in the Gaza Sea The Magic School Bus: All about Earth Jackie Chan Double Feature: Police Story I & II One […]

Django Unchained DVD Review

Django Unchained  DVD Review by Kam Williams Headline: Oscar-Winning Spaghetti Western Arrives on DVD There’s a sensible reason why nobody ever wanted to be an Indian whenever we played Cowboys and Indians as kids. That’s because the white man was invariably the hero of the Westerns on which we’d been weaned, while the red man […]

Sugar in the Blood Book Review

Sugar in the Blood  A Family’s Story of Slavery and Empire by Andrea Stuart Knopf Books Hardcover, $27.95 378 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-0-307-27283-6 Book Review by Kam Williams “In the late 1630s, lured by the promise of the New World, Andrea Stuart’s earliest known maternal ancestor, George Ashby, set sail from England to settle in […]

42 Film Review

42  Film Review by Kam Williams Headline: Jackie Robinson Biopic Recounts Historic Breaking of Baseball’s Color Barrier From its formation in the late 19th Century until well into the 1940s, Major League Baseball operated in accordance with an unwritten rule that the sport was to remain strictly segregated. The tacit understanding among the owners stipulated […]

Central Park Five Film Review

The Central Park Five  TV Review by Kam Williams Headline: Heartbreaking Documentary Revisiting Rush to Judgment Set to Air on PBS on April 16th Around 9 PM on April 19, 1989, a 28 year-old, female jogger was brutally beaten, sexually assaulted and left for dead in a wooded area of Central Park located off the […]

4-9 Top Ten DVD Releases

This Week’s DVD Releases  by Kam Williams Headline: Top Ten DVD List for April 9, 2013 Erroll Garner: No One Can Hear You Read Orchestra of Exiles In Another Country The Last Flight of Peter Ginz Maigret – Set Seven Sexcula Hyde Park on Hudson Planet Ocean […]

Radical Book Review

Radical  Fighting to Put Students First by Michelle Rhee Harper Collins Hardcover, $27.99 304 pages ISBN: 978-0-06-220398-4 Book Review by Kam Williams “Why am I a radical? Because in order to live up to our promise as a nation, we cannot rest until we provide a quality education for all our children. If America is […]