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Kam’s Kapsules: For movies opening May 1, 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 May 1, 2015     BIG BUDGET FILMS   Avengers: Age of Ultron (PG-13 for suggestive comments and intense violence, action and scenes of destruction) Eleventh installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise finds Iron Man […]

Computer Nerd Falls for Fembot with Free Will in Intriguing Sci-Fi Thriller

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  Ex Machina Film Review by Kam Williams Computer Nerd Falls for Fembot with Free Will in Intriguing Sci-Fi Thriller     Caleb Smith (Domnhall Gleeson) works as a computer programmer for Blue Book, the most popular internet search engine in the world. As the winner of a staff lottery, he is summoned to the […]

DVD Recounts Real-Life Ordeal of Black Family Held Hostage by White Supremacists

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  Supremacy DVD Review by Kam Williams DVD Recounts Real-Life Ordeal of Black Family Held Hostage by White Supremacists     Garrett Tully (Joe Anderson) is about to be paroled after spending the last 15 years behind bars. Although he might have paid his debt to society, he has little hope of making a smooth […]

Gambler and Golfer Conspire to Fleece a Sucker in Cat-and-Mouse Caper

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  The Squeeze Film Review by Kam Williams Gambler and Golfer Conspire to Fleece a Sucker in Cat-and-Mouse Caper     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 […]

Love Triangle Marks Musical Trio’s Reunion in Desert after a Dozen Years

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  3 Nights in the Desert DVD Review by Kam Williams Love Triangle Marks Musical Trio’s Reunion in Desert after a Dozen Years     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 […]

Corruption Officer

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  Corruption Officer From Jail Guard to Perpetrator inside Rikers Island by Gary L. Heyward Atria Books Paperback, $16.00 284 pages ISBN: 978-1-4767-9432-7 Book Review by Kam Williams   “This shocking memoir from a former corrections officer… shares an eye-opening, gritty, and devastating account of his descent into criminal life, smuggling contraband inside the infamous […]

Repressed Teen Vents His Carnal Urges in Homoerotic, Coming-of-Age Dramedy

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  Blackbird Film Review by Kam Williams Repressed Teen Vents His Carnal Urges in Homoerotic, Coming-of-Age Dramedy     Randy Rousseau (Julian Walker) claims to be straight, even though everybody thinks he’s gay basically because he’s effeminate, sings in the church choir, and is a member of Christian High’s drama club. The repressed 17 year-old […]

Teens Terrorized over the ‘Net in Found Footage Horror Flick

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  Unfriended Film Review by Kam Williams Teens Terrorized over the ‘Net in Found Footage Horror Flick     On April 9, 2013, Laura Barns (Heather Sossaman) drank too much at a high school classmate’s unsupervised keg party, and promptly passed out and pooped on herself. Time was when such immature behavior might be forgiven […]

Just-Dumped Attorney Reorders Her Priorities in Midlife Crisis Drama

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  Alex of Venice Film Review by Kam Williams Just-Dumped Attorney Reorders Her Priorities in Midlife Crisis Drama   Alex (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has been such a workaholic attorney that she’s been blissfully unaware of her husband George’s (Chris Messina) discontent with the marriage. Between shuttling their 10 year-old son (Skyler Gartner) to school and […]

Kam’s Kapsules: For movies opening April 24, 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 April 24, 2015   BIG BUDGET FILMS   The Age of Adaline (PG-13 for a suggestive comment) Romantic fantasy about a well-preserved, reclusive spinster (Blake Lively), born at the dawn of the 20th Century, who […]