Rwandan Reconciliation Documentary Chronicles Feats of Remarkable Female Drumming Troupe

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  Sweet Dreams Film Review by Kam Williams   The 1994 Civil War left the beleaguered African nation of Rwanda a bloody mess, both literally and figuratively. Not only had the warring tribes, the Hutus and the Tutsis, hacked each other to death with machetes to the tune of about a million bodies scattered across […]

Navidad en el Viejo San Agustín on Saturday, December 21, 2013

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  Florida Living History, Inc. (www.floridalivinghistory.org), will present its third, annual heritage Event – Navidad en el Viejo San Agustín / Christmas in Old St. Augustine – on Saturday, December 21st, from 6 PM to 9 PM, at Mission Nombre de Dios (www.missionandshrine.org), in St. Augustine, FL. This holiday, heritage celebration will include: living historians […]

Top Ten DVD List for October 22, 2013

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    This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams   The Waiting Room http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00DT55O1I/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Conjuring http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00BEIYMIS/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Way, Way Back http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00DL46ZN8/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Paradise: Faith http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00DRJ9G4M/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Far Out Isn’t Far Enough http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00E9B9P34/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   OKA! http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00DU5ZXXQ/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   In a Town This Size http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00E9CC6SO/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Vikings: The Complete First Season http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00CDTSQZW/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Call Me Kuchu http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00BYOQADW/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 […]

For movies opening October 18, 2013

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  OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams   BIG BUDGET FILMS   12 Years a Slave (R for violence, torture, sexuality, nudity and ethnic slurs) Adaptation of the autobiography of the same name chronicling the ordeal of a black man (Chiwitel Ejiofor) born free in New York […]

Chiwetel Ejiofor Stars in Adaptation of African-American Autobiography

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  12 Years a Slave Film Review by Kam Williams   Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) was a black man born free in upstate New York in 1808. A skilled carpenter and fiddler, he and his wife (Kelsey Scott) settled in Saratoga Springs where they were raising their children (Quvenzhane Wallis and Cameron Zeigler) when their American Dream […]

Top Ten DVD List for October 15, 2013

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  This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams   The March http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00DUX28RC/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Love Actually: 10th Anniversary Edition http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00EIBO8UK/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Pacific Rim http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B008JFUR10/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Scholastic Storybook Treasures: The Halloween Stories Collection [Volume Two] http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00CY1Q7DW/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   High Plains Drifter: 40th Anniversary Edition http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00E3QJ7ZG/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Treasures of New York http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00EE8AIY2/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Drug War http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00DSQTMRA/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Last Will & Testament http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00EE8AIP6/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   […]

Designing Video Games That Win Critical Appreciation

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  Whether we admit it or not, we essentially live in a cyber world today. At least that is what holds for citizens of modern urban cultures where almost everything is computer-operated. For entertainment, more than anything else, ours is the age of video games. Not only kids but people of different age groups, including […]

Top Ten DVD List for October 8, 2013

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  by Kam Williams Resolution http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00DT55OQS/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00DT55ORM/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Psych: The Complete Seventh Season http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00BD6KETC/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   La Cage aux Folles [Criterion Collection] http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00DHN8GBC/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Purge http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00BEIYGXE/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Aliyah http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B009W4BRJ8/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Spy Who Came in from the Cold [Criterion Collection] http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00DHN8GQ2/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Chucky: The Complete Collection http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00DTPRYY8/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 […]

PMFF to Bring Star Power to the Pocono Mountains in Bartonsville, PA on Oct 18th, 19th & 20th

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  PMFF to Bring Star Power to the Pocono Mountains in Bartonsville, PA on Oct 18th, 19th & 20th: A Media Tip Sheet from the Pocono Mountains Film Festival               Pocono Mountains Film Festival to Recognize Celebrities: Lee Daniels Film “The Butler” Cuba Gooding, Jr., Cuba Gooding,Sr., Filmmaker,Rel Dowdell, Journalist/Film Critic Kam Williams, Blackfilm.com / Wilson […]

Somali Pirates Hold Captain Hostage in Navy SEAL Rescue Thriller

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  Captain Phillips Film Review by Kam Williams   On April 9, 2009, the Maersk Alabama, an American container ship headed for Mombasa, Kenya, was hijacked on the high seas in an area that had become very popular with Somali pirates preying on international commerce. Despite having recently practiced evasive maneuvers in the event of just such […]