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Taraji P. Henson and Idris Elba Match Wits in Riveting Thriller

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No Good Deed DVD Review by Kam Williams Taraji P. Henson and Idris Elba Match Wits in Riveting Thriller   While this movie is by no means a masterpiece, it is nevertheless a tautly-wound nail-biter which keeps you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. And yes, there is a humdinger of […]

Terrence Howard & Taraji P. Henson Co-Star in Nighttime Soap Opera of Shakespearean Proportions

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  Empire TV Premiere Review by Kam Williams Terrence Howard & Taraji P. Henson Co-Star in Nighttime Soap Opera of Shakespearean Proportions   Luscious Lyon (Terrence Howard) is the ailing CEO of Empire Entertainment, a company he built into a music industry titan while his wife Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) was doing 17 years behind […]

This Weeks DVD Releases, by Kam Williams

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This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams     Top Ten DVD List for January 13, 2015   Gone Girl http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00Q599A8S/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Keep On Keepin’ On http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00P1WGC6I/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Above Suspicion: Complete Collection http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00O28CD6A/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Love Is Strange http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00N5B5BHS/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Jewel in the Crown [Remastered Anniversary Edition] http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00NMJQKEG/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Middle of Nowhere http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00P69WQRU/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Suspense […]

Clara Mamet Makes Memorable Directorial Debut with Semi-Autobiographical Coming-of-Age Adventure

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  Two-Bit Waltz Film Review by Kam Williams Clara Mamet Makes Memorable Directorial Debut with Semi-Autobiographical Coming-of-Age Adventure     Maude (Clara Mamet) is a rudderless rebel without a clue, much to the chagrin of her concerned parents, Carl (William H. Macy) and Anita (Rebecca Pidgeon). Not only does the out of control 17 year-old […]

Movies opening January 9, 2015

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OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening January 9, 2015     BIG BUDGET FILMS   Inherent Vice (R for profanity, violence, sexuality and graphic nudity) Five-time Oscar-nominee Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood, Boogie Nights and Magnolia) wrote and directed this […]

Descendant of Holocaust Survivor Unearths Family Skeletons in Roots Documentary

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  Farewell, Herr Schwarz Film Review by Kam Williams Descendant of Holocaust Survivor Unearths Family Skeletons in Roots Documentary   Although Yael Reuveny was born in Israel 35 years after the end of World War II, her formative years were nevertheless substantially shaped by events that had transpired half a world away during the Holocaust. […]

Top Ten DVD List for January 6, 2015

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  This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams     Top Ten DVD List for January 6, 2015   Boyhood http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00MEQUNIW/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Guest http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00NO834N0/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Pleasures of Being Out of Step http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00OABKR58/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Salvo http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00K556V9O/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Tootsie [The Criterion Collection] http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00MRKX8BE/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   No Good Deed http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00N575EU6/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Masterpiece: The Manners of Downton Abbey […]

Movies Opening This Week ~ January 2, 2015

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OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening January 2, 2015     BIG BUDGET FILMS   The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (PG-13 for disturbing images and mature themes) Haunted house sequel, set in the English countryside during World War II, […]

Culinary Documentary Explores Derivation of Delectable Chinese Dish

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  The Search for General Tso Film Review by Kam Williams Culinary Documentary Explores Derivation of Delectable Chinese Dish   General Tso‘s Chicken is the most popular takeout dish ordered by American diners. But who was General Tso? Was he actually a military hero, or was his title merely honorary, a la that of “Colonel” […]

Kam’s Annual Assessment of the Cream of the Cinematic Crop

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  The 10 Best, No, the 100 Best Films of 2014 by Kam Williams   Kam’s Annual Assessment of the Cream of the Cinematic Crop     2014 has produced a cornucopia of great films, at least a dozen of which has an excellent shot at taking home the Academy Award for Best Picture, including […]