Dax Shepard and Michael Pena Co-Star in Raunchy Revival of Classic Cop Series

Whenever a classic television series is made into a movie, the buzz always seems to be about whether the screen version will be a creative variation on the theme or merely a campy, cornball, take-the-money-and-run ripoff trading in familiar formulas and shopworn cliches. After all, for every inspired adaptation like Batman (1989), Charlie\’s Angels (2000) and 21 Jump Street (2012) there are just as many bitter disappointments, al a Dragnet (1987), I Spy (2002) and Get Smart (2008).

Legendary Civil Rights Icon Reflects upon the Past as Prologue

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland The “She Stood for Freedom” Interview

Avengers Split into Adversarial Factions in Clutttered, Over-Ambitious Action-Adventure

  Captain America: Civil War Film Review by Kam Williams Avengers Split into Adversarial Factions in Clutttered, Over-Ambitious Action-Adventure After overkill during an Avengers mission gone horribly wrong in Lagos, Nigeria exacts a terrible toll in terms of collateral damage, the U.S. Secretary of State (William Hurt) calls the team of superheroes on the carpet. […]

Democracy in Black

Democracy in Black How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul by Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. Crown Publishers Hardcover, $26.00 286 pages ISBN: 978-0-8041-3741-6 Book Review by Kam Williams “America’s promise has always rung hollow in the the ears of African-Americans, but today the situation has grown even more dire. From the murders of black youth […]

DVD Features Historic Vidal-Buckley Debates

  Best of Enemies DVD Review by Kam Williams DVD Features Historic Vidal-Buckley Debates Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley, Jr. were among the most brilliant and articulate minds of their generation. The pair were also polar opposites, politically, which made the idea of hiring them to appear in a series of televised debates an […]

Gritty Raptrospective Chronicles Rise and Demise of Legendary Gangsta’ Group

Straight Outta Compton Film Review by Kam Williams Gritty Raptrospective Chronicles Rise and Demise of Legendary Gangsta’ Group Back in the Eighties, the CIA began orchestrating the introduction of crack-cocaine to African-American communities all across America, starting with the South Central L.A. By the middle of the decade, the epidemic had turned Compton into a […]

Sixties Documentary Revisits Legendary Debates between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley

Best of Enemies Film Review by Kam Williams Sixties Documentary Revisits Legendary Debates between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley   Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley, Jr. were among the most brilliant and articulate minds of their generation. The pair were also polar opposites, politically, which made the idea of hiring them to appear […]

Opening the Genealogy Flood-“Gates”

  Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. The “Finding Your Roots: Season Two” Interview with Kam Williams Opening the Genealogy Flood-“Gates”   Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African-American Research at Harvard University. Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, literary scholar, journalist, cultural critic, and […]

Finding Your Roots

Finding Your Roots by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. University of North Carolina Press                                                                     Hardcover, $30.00                                                       352 pages ISBN: 978-1-4696-1800-5 Book Review […]

There Is Nothing Like a Damon

Damon Wayans, Jr. The “Let’s Be Cops” Interview with Kam Williams There Is Nothing Like a Damon   Damon Wayans, Jr. is a member of the famed Wayans family, creators of the groundbreaking television series In Living Color, the Scary Movie franchise, and much more. Damon made his film debut in Blankman, a superhero comedy that […]