Archives for November 2013

The Ultimate ‘Scary’ Sport

   by Carmen Schwartz When you think of exploring nature, or heading out on a surfboard to enjoy the tide, or perhaps being part of a bicycle tour – you categorize each of these as outdoor sports. Perhaps you think of them as your favorite hobby. But 2013 has brought back a sport/hobby from the […]

Denzel and Wahlberg Paired Co-Star in Implausible Crime Caper

  2 Guns DVD Review by Kam Williams   DEA Agent Robert Trench (Denzel Washington) and Naval Intelligence Officer Michael Stigman (Mark Wahlberg) have both infiltrated a drug syndicate run by Papi Greco (Edward James Olmos), a creep who carries the head of a decapitated adversary around in a bowling bag. Therefore, the imbedded lawmen are careful […]

For movies opening November 29, 2013

  OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams   BIG BUDGET FILMS   Frozen (PG for action and mild rude humor) Disney animated adventure about a fearless princess (Kristen Bell) who embarks on an epic journey with a gruff mountain man (Josh Gad) in order to reverse the […]

Shades of Taken, Speed and Ransom in Derivative High-Octane Thriller

  Getaway DVD Review by Kam Williams   Brent Magna (Ethan Hawke) is a former racecar driver who recently moved with his wife, Leanna (Rebecca Budig), from the U.S. to her hometown of Sofia, Bulgaria. But any plans for a quiet retirement are rudely interrupted when she’s kidnapped at the height of the Christmas season. First, he gets a call […]

Happy Thanksgiving

  May everyone have a Great Day with Family and Friends. There is so much to be thankful for, take a moment and give thanks today.

A Long Walk with Naomie

    Naomie Harris The “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” Interview with Kam Williams   As a critically acclaimed actress in film, television, and theatre, Naomie Harris is making more of a name for herself with each of her successive, luminous performances. Last year, she starred as Bond girl ‘Eve’ opposite Daniel Craig in the 007 feature Skyfall. She also […]

The True Hunter-Gatherer Needs to Return

   by James Moore In its most basic definition, the true hunter-gatherer is the one who hunts the creatures in the forest in order to live, and also forages for the ‘vegetarian’ side of things instead of actually growing crops themselves. And even though the term ‘hunter-gatherer’ is always thought of as a historical human […]

Idris Is Impressive in Inspirational Adaptation of Revered Icon’s Autobiography

  Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Film Review by Kam Williams   Nelson “Mandiba” Mandela (Idris Elba) secretly started writing his autobiography “Long Walk to Freedom” while still serving what he had every reason to believe might very well be a life sentence on Robben Island. The lawyer-turned-spokesman for the outlawed African National Congress had been convicted […]

Jennifer Hudson Steals Show in Screen Adaptation of Langston Hughes Musical

  Black Nativity Film Review by Kam Williams   Naima (Jennifer Hudson) is a single-mom struggling to pay the rent on the apartment she shares with son Langston (Jacob Latimore), 15, who’s the same age she was when she had him. Back then, she was as headstrong as he is now, which explains why she ran away […]

What Do You Buy the Truck Lover? Husky Liners Announces Huge Black Friday SALE!

    Black Friday causes all kinds of excitement. Malls open up and lines become ridiculously long as you stand in freezing cold weather. But when it comes to that truck, SUV, or auto lover there is only ONE place to visit this holiday season – and you get to do it from the warmth […]