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Kam’s Kapsules: For Movies Opening March 28, 2014

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Kam’s Kapsules:       Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening March 28, 2014   BIG BUDGET FILMS   Noah (PG-13 for violence, suggestive content and disturbing images) Russell Crowe plays the title character in Darren Aronofsky’s (Black Swan) intriguing reinterpretation of the Biblical parable about a righteous patriarch recruited […]

Misty en Pointe

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Misty Copeland The “Life in Motion” Interview with Kam Williams   Misty en Pointe   Born in Kansas City, Missouri on September 10, 1982, Misty Copeland Is a soloist at the American Ballet Theatre. A recipient of the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in the Arts, Misty is also an inductee into the Boys and Girls Club Alumni […]

Ralph Fiennes Delivers as Concierge in Droll Wes Anderson Dramedy

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  The Grand Budapest Hotel Film Review by Kam Williams Ralph Fiennes Delivers as Concierge in Droll Wes Anderson Dramedy Wes Anderson films are sui generis, one of a kind affairs as easy to identify as, say, a Thelonious Monk piano solo or a Frank Sinatra vocal. You can spot one of his works by […]

Top Ten DVD List for March 25, 2014

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This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams   Top Ten DVD List for March 25, 2014 The Great Beauty http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00HRJVHEK/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Wolf of Wall Street http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00H9KKKAY/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Home http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00HI9QGGS/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Groundbreaking Sitcoms of the ‘70s http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00HZMZ1WS/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Frontline: Secret State of North Korea http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00HUTPKG8/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Leading Ladies of Classic Comedy http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00HZMZ26I/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Bigamist http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00IBKXS2I/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 […]

Oscar-Winning Animated Film Arrives on DVD

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Frozen DVD Review by Kam Williams Oscar-Winning Animated Film Arrives on DVD Given the toll the polar vortex exacted on the continental U.S. this winter, I think plenty of people can relate to the frigid predicament of the people living in the fictional kingdom of Arendelle. Disney’s Frozen is an animated adventure loosely based on “The […]

Tom Hanks Channels Walt Disney in Mary Poppins Period Piece

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Saving Mr. Banks DVD Review by Kam Williams Tom Hanks Channels Walt Disney in Mary Poppins Period Piece   P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) was the pen name of Helen Lyndon Goff (1899-1996), the creator of the children’s classic “Mary Poppins.” When his daughters were young, Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) promised to turn their favorite book […]

For movies opening March 21, 2014

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OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening March 21, 2014     BIG BUDGET FILMS   Divergent (PG-13 for intense violence, mature themes and some sensuality) Futuristic sci-fi, set in a supposedly-utopian society where people are segregated by personality, although anyone who fails […]

Rap Mogul Reaps Benefits from Meditation Regimen

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Russell Simmons The “Success through Stillness” Interview with Kam Williams Rap Mogul Reaps Benefits from Meditation Regimen Master entrepreneur and visionary Russell Simmons has influenced virtually all aspects of business and media: in music with the cofounding of the immensely successful Def Jam Recordings; in the fashion industry with the trailblazing Phat Pharm, Baby Phat, […]

Couples’ Lives Intertwine Incestuously in Gender-Blending Brooklyn Drama

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The Happy Sad DVD Review by Kam Williams Couples’ Lives Intertwine Incestuously in Gender-Blending Brooklyn Drama   Stan (Cameron Scoggins) and Annie (Sorel Carradine) are a young couple in crisis. She recently informed him over brunch in a Brooklyn bistro that she wanted to take a break “to figure things out.” Flabbergasted Stan pressured her for an explanation, so she lied and said […]

Top Ten DVD List for March 18, 2014

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This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams     Top Ten DVD List for March 18, 2014   American Hustle http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00GMV8LIO/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Frozen http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00G5G7K7O/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00HEM9Q16/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Dukes of September Live http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00HUQC3U2/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Frontline: To Catch a Trader http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00HUTPK0Y/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Saving Mr. Banks http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00HT944D4/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Happy Sad http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00I3SPDLC/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   […]