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Top Ten DVD List for June 14, 2016

  This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Top Ten DVD List for June 14, 2016                 The Martian [Extended Edition] https://www.amazon.com/Martian-Extended-Blu-ray-Jeff-Daniels/dp/B01ELI9EEE?ie=UTF8&redirect=true&tag=thslfofire-20 Hello, My Name Is Doris https://www.amazon.com/Hello-My-Name-Doris-Blu-ray/dp/B01F08XCAG?ie=UTF8&redirect=true&tag=thslfofire-20 45 Years https://www.amazon.com/45-Years-Blu-ray-David-Sibley/dp/B01DBXZRK0?ie=UTF8&redirect=true&tag=thslfofire-20 Star Trek into Darkness [4K Ultra HD Blu-ray] https://www.amazon.com/Star-Trek-Into-Darkness-Blu-ray/dp/B01DY8AWNO?ie=UTF8&redirect=true&tag=thslfofire-20 The Young Messiah https://www.amazon.com/Young-Messiah-Blu-ray-DVD-Digital/dp/B01DN2USU8?ie=UTF8&redirect=true&tag=thslfofire-20 Valley of Love https://www.amazon.com/Valley-Love-G%C3%A9rard-Depardieu/dp/B01CYV7QWC?ie=UTF8&redirect=true&tag=thslfofire-20 […]

High-Octane Sequel Employs "When in Doubt, Blow It Up!" Approach

  London Has Fallen DVD Review by Kam Williams High-Octane Sequel Employs “When in Doubt, Blow It Up!” Approach The conventional wisdom for shooting a sequel to a successful action flick is that “bigger is better.” In the case of  this bigger-budgeted follow up to Olympus Has Fallen, that translates to bigger guns, more elaborate […]

Blood Brothers

  Blood Brothers The Fatal Friendship between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X by Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith Basic Books Hardcover, $28.99 392 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-0-465-07970-4 Book Review by Kam Williams “[This book] is the story of how Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali and the central role Malcolm X played in his life. It […]

For movies opening June 10, 2016

  OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening June 10, 2016 BIG BUDGET FILMS The Conjuring 2 (R for violence and terror) Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson reprise their roles as peripatetic investigators of paranormal activity in this suspense thriller, set in London, […]

Elusive Illusionists Resurface for Another Mesmerizing, Mindbending Adventure

  Now You See Me 2 Film Review by Kam Williams Elusive Illusionists Resurface for Another Mesmerizing, Mindbending Adventure It’s been three years since we last saw the world’s greatest illusionists, aka the Four Horsemen, playing a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with the FBI. Now, the master magicians have resurfaced for a mesmerizing, mindbending adventure […]

Top Ten DVD List for June 7, 2016

This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Top Ten DVD List for June 7, 2016   Roots: The Complete Original Series http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01CQ75N6K/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Fear of 13 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01D55W5KY/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Zootopia http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01B2CX0LU/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Touched with Fire http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01DJT7466/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B018IDVB3U/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Yalom’s Cure http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01D55W5NG/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Anomalisa http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B018IDVBFS/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan [Director’s Cut] […]

Tomboy-Turned-Dancer Seeks Acceptance in Atmospheric, Coming-of-Age Drama

  The Fits Film Review by Kam Williams Tomboy-Turned-Dancer Seeks Acceptance in Atmospheric, Coming-of-Age Drama Toni (Royalty Hightower) is an 11 year-old girl growing up in the rough projects of inner-city Cincinnati. The prepubescent adolescent keeps out of trouble by hanging out at the local recreation center with her big brother, Jermaine (Da’Sean Minor) and […]

A-List Cast Expertly Executes Cat-and-Mouse Crime Thriller

  Triple 9 DVD Review by Kam Williams A-List Cast Expertly Executes Cat-and-Mouse Crime Thriller     Irina Vlaslov (Kate Winslet) assumed the reins of an Atlanta-based crime syndicate after her husband Vasili (Igor Komar) was sent up the river. Despite the jailing of the ruthless mobster, the gang’s operations have continued to flourish with […]

For movies opening June 3, 2016

  OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening June 3, 2016   BIG BUDGET FILMS Me Before You (PG-13 for suggestive material and mature themes) Adaptation of Jojo Moyes’ romance novel about the love which blossoms between a small town nurse (Emilia Clarke) […]

Moving Biopic Recounts Jesse Owens’ Exploits at Berlin Olympics

  Race DVD Review by Kam Williams Moving Biopic Recounts Jesse Owens’ Exploits at Berlin Olympics Jesse Owens (Stephan James) is famous for winning four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics staged in Berlin. The in track and field events events in which he competed included the 100 meter dash, the 200 meter dash, the […]