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Riveting Thriller Featuring Jake Gyllenhaal Released on DVD

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  Nightcrawler DVD Review by Kam Williams Riveting Thriller Featuring Jake Gyllenhaal Released on DVD     Petty thief Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) was eking out a living selling stolen scrap metal to junkyards until the day he stumbled upon a legitimate line of work when he pulled over to assist a driver trapped in […]

Adaptation of Zane’s Erotic Best-Seller Arrives on DVD

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  Addicted DVD Review by Kam Williams Adaptation of Zane’s Erotic Best-Seller Arrives on DVD   I’m not sure whether in these more enlightened, politically correct times I’m still allowed to call a movie a “chick flick.” But that describes how I felt after watching Addicted, since I assume that testosterone heavily influenced my displeasure […]

For movies opening February 13, 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 February 13, 2015   BIG BUDGET FILMS   Fifty Shades of Grey (R for profanity, graphic sexuality, frontal nudity and perverse behavior) Screen adaptation of E.L. James’ steamy romance novel revolving around the sadomasochistic adventures […]

Spike Lee Remakes Blaxploitation Era Horror Flick

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  Da Sweet Blood of Jesus Film Review by Kam Williams Spike Lee Remakes Blaxploitation Era Horror Flick     The Kickstarter page where Spike Lee raised $1,418,910 from fans for his latest “Joint” expressly states that the money would not used to shoot a remake of Blacula (1972). But it also failed to inform […]

Chivalrous Christian Courts Tenant in Faith-Based Love Story

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  Old Fashioned Film Review by Kam Williams Chivalrous Christian Courts Tenant in Faith-Based Love Story   If you’re looking for a wholesome romantic romp as a viable alternative to Fifty Shades of Grey, then look no further than this relatively-chaste faith-based drama revolving around a chivalrous Christian’s courting of his restless new tenant. Old […]

Colin Firth Shines as Suave Spy in Nostalgic Homage to 007

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  Kingsman: The Secret Service Film Review by Kam Williams Colin Firth Shines as Suave Spy in Nostalgic Homage to 007 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 […]

Whistleblower Documentary Recounts Break-In Uncovering Illegal FBI Surveillance Program

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  1971 Film Review by Kam Williams Whistleblower Documentary Recounts Break-In Uncovering Illegal FBI Surveillance Program     On the evening of March 8, 1971, Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier squared-off in a heavyweight championship bout billed as The Fight of the Century. At that very same moment, while the rest of the world’s attention […]

Top Ten DVD List for February 10, 2015

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  This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams    Top Ten DVD List for February 10, 2015   Nightcrawler http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00Q3DMJZW/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Gloria: Double Feature [original version (1980) and remake (1999)] http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00QMWEINA/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Predestination http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00QK4AOPG/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Lilting http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00NUDYFIM/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   101 Dalmatians [Diamond Edition] http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00OZLF4AG/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Through a Lens Darkly http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00Q05GDR8/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Race for Your Life, Charlie […]

Simon Pegg Stars as Shrink Seeking Joy in Peripatetic Road Comedy

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  Hector and the Search for Happiness DVD Review by Kam Williams Simon Pegg Stars as Shrink Seeking Joy in Peripatetic Road Comedy     Hector (Simon Pegg) is a funny duck, as they say. The eccentric neat freak is lucky to have a gorgeous girlfriend like Clara (Rosamund Pike) who’s willing to put up […]

Intriguing Romantic Romp Revolves around Musical Trio’s Awkward Reunion

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  3 Nights in the Desert Film Review by Kam Williams Intriguing Romantic Romp Revolves around Musical Trio’s Awkward Reunion     At 20, Anna (Amber Tamblyn), Barry (Vincent Piazza) and Travis (Wes Bentley) were members of a Rock & Roll trio with high expectations. But that was before the band broke up and each […]