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Boys Befriend Ailing Classmate in Bittersweet Bildungsroman

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  Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Film Review by Kam Williams   Boys Befriend Ailing Classmate in Bittersweet Bildungsroman High school seniors Greg Gaines (Thomas Mann) and Earl Johnson (RJ Cyler) are not only best friends, they’re each other’s only friend, unless an empathetic history teacher counts. Mr. McCarthy (Jon Bernthal) has taken […]

Nostalgic Homage to James Bond Arrives on DVD

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  Kingsman: The Secret Service DVD Review by Kam Williams Nostalgic Homage to James Bond Arrives on DVD   Harry Hart (Colin Firth) is such an unassuming, buttoned-downed bloke that no one in his right mind would suspect him to be a highly-skilled secret agent capable of killing at the drop of a derby. But […]

For movies opening June 12, 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 June 12, 2015 BIG BUDGET FILMS       Jurassic World (PG-13 for peril and intense violence) Fourth installment in the sci-fi franchise, […]

Life in Rust Belt Town Examined in Diminished American Dream Documentary

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  Rich Hill DVD Review by Kam Williams Life in Rust Belt Town Examined in Diminished American Dream Documentary   Rich Hill, Missouri is a ghost town on hard times. Located about 70 miles south of Kansas City, the population of this once-thriving mining metropolis has dwindled down to 1,393 since the last of the […]

Top Ten DVD List for June 9, 2015

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  This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Top Ten DVD List for June 9, 2015                        Kingsman: The Secret Service http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00W6OOAAY/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Red Army http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00UEM9N52/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Der Samurai http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00W3AMOZO/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Parks and Recreation: The Complete Series http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00SG16TIC/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Apollo 13 [20th Anniversary Edition] http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00UT57BT4/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Farewell, Herr Schwarz http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00VHAGBJQ/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 […]

DVD Features True Tale of High-Stakes Golf Game

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The Squeeze DVD Review by Kam Williams DVD Features True Tale of High-Stakes Golf Game Augie Baccas (Jeremy Sumpter) is a God-fearing golfing sensation who credits his phenomenal success on the links to a combination of hard work, talent and a belief in the Almighty. And the promising prodigy is on the verge of leaving […]

Melissa McCarthy Stars as CIA Analyst-Turned-Spy in Fish-Out-of-Water Comedy

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Spy Film Review by Kam Williams   Melissa McCarthy Stars as CIA Analyst-Turned-Spy in Fish-Out-of-Water Comedy   For the past three years, Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) has been stuck sitting behind a desk as an analyst at CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia. In that capacity, she’s been providing technical support from afar to Bradley Fine […]

Kevin Costner Shines in Inspirational, Real-Life Tale of Overcoming-the-Odds

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  McFarland, USA DVD Review by Kam Williams Kevin Costner Shines in Inspirational, Real-Life Tale of Overcoming-the-Odds   In the fall of 1987, Jim White (Kevin Costner) was fired as head football coach of a high school team in Boise, Idaho when he lost his temper and hit one of his players in the face […]

For movies opening June 5, 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 June 5, 2015   BIG BUDGET FILMS   Entourage (R for nudity, drug use, graphic sexuality and pervasive profanity) Screen adaptation of the hit HBO series reunites the original cast for a romp revolving around […]

Lin Shaye Reprises Role as Psychic in Scary Prequel Guaranteed to Have You Jumping Out of Your Skin

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  Insidious: Chapter 3 Film Review by Kam Williams Lin Shaye Reprises Role as Psychic in Scary Prequel Guaranteed to Have You Jumping Out of Your Skin   The good news about Insidious 3 is that you don’t have to be cognizant of the develoments in the first two episodes to follow this one’s plotline. […]