4-23 Top Ten DVD Releases

This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Headline: Top Ten DVD List for April 23, 2013            The Central Park Five  The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg Jurassic Park 3D Gangster Squad Happy People: A Year in the Taiga Any Day Now Wuthering Heights Maverick: The […]

African-American Literature Web Sites Launch “Power List” of Best-Selling Books

African-American Literature Web Sites Launch “Power List” of Best-Selling Books Three leading African-American literature web sites announced the launch of the Power List, a quarterly compilation of best-selling books written or read by African Americans.  The Power List is a joint project of, and, three Web sites which have promoted African-American literature […]

Kon-Tiki Film Review

Kon-Tiki  Film Review by Kam Williams Headline: Norwegian Anthropologist Replicates Polynesia Settlers’ Migration in Oscar-Nominated Seafaring Epic At the beginning of the 20th Century, the conventional wisdom was that Polynesia had been settled by Asians arriving from the Far East. But it’s one thing for a pompous professor to simply sit in an ivory tower […]

Life and Times of Hank Greenberg DVD Review

The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg  DVD Review by Kam Williams Moving Biopic Belatedly Illuminates Shining Career of Jewish Baseball Great Baseball Hall of Famer Hammerin’ Hank Greenberg compiled impressive stats over a relatively-brief, ten-year major league career which began in 1933 with the Detroit Tigers. He led the American League (A.L.) in home […]

Jamie Foxx Interview

Jamie Foxx  The “Django Unchained” Interview with Kam Williams Headline: Jamie Unchained Academy Award-winning actor, talented Grammy Award-winning musical artist and comedian Jamie Foxx is one of Hollywood’s rare, elite multi-faceted performers. He was last seen in Horrible Bosses and also recently lent his vocal talents to the popular animated adventure RIO, as a canary […]

100 Best Films of 2012

The 10 Best, No, the 100 Best Films of 2012 by Kam Williams Headline: Kam’s Annual Assessment of the Cream of the Cinematic Crop It’s impossible for me to limit my favorite films of 2012 to just 10 of the year’s 1,000 or so releases After all, it feels unfair even to compare most of […]

4-26 Kam’s Kapsules

OPENING THIS WEEK  Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening April 26, 2013 BIG BUDGET FILMS The Big Wedding (R for profanity, sexuality and brief nudity) Hollywood remake of Mon Frère se Marie, the French farce about a long-divorced couple (Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton) […]

Quentin Tarantino Interview

Quentin Tarantino  The “Django Unchained” Interview with Kam Williams Headline: Quintessential Quentin! With a vibrant imagination and dedication to rich, layered storytelling, Quentin Tarantino has established himself as one of the most celebrated filmmakers of his generation. His World War II epic, “Inglorious Basterds,” was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Screenplay, […]

Herman’s House Film Review

Herman’s House  Film Review by Kam Williams Headline: Eccentric Artist Lobbies for Inmate’s Freedom in Unlikely-Couple Documentary 72 year-old Herman Wallace has been imprisoned at Louisiana’s infamous Angola penitentiary since he was found guilty of committing bank robbery back in 1967. His sentence was later lengthened to life after he was convicted of stabbing a […]

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 […]