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For movies opening January 1, 2016

 

OPENING THIS WEEK

Kam’s Kapsules:
Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

by Kam Williams

Movies Opening this week, Kam's Kapsules, Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun, by Kam Williams, January 1, 2016

For movies opening January 1, 2016

 

BIG BUDGET FILMS

The Hateful Eight (R for profanity, frontal nudity, graphic gore and a scene of eroticized violence) Quentin Tarantino directed this post-Civil War saga set in Wyoming revolving around a bounty hunter (Kurt Russell) whose stagecoach  runs into trouble while bringing an apprehended fugitive (Jennifer Jason Leigh) to justice. Featuring Samuel L. Jackson, Channing Tatum, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, Tim Roth and Zoe Bell.

INDEPENDENT & FOREIGN FILMS

Anomalisa (R for profanity, graphic sexuality and frontal nudity) Adult-oriented animated adventure about an author (David Thewlis) who is unable to connect with other people until he hits it off with a stranger (Jennifer Jason Leigh) he meets on a business trip. Additional voices supplied by Tom Noonan.

The Himalayas (Unrated) Fact-based drama about Korea’s top mountain climber (Jeong-min Hwang) who comes out of retirement to search for the body of the protege (Woo Jung) who disappeared during an expedition on Everest. With Sung-ha Jo,  Mi-Ran Ra and In-kwon Kim.

Other People’s Children (Unrated) Romance drama about a filmmaker (Diane Marshall-Green) who falls for the homeless subject (Chad Michael Murray) of her latest documentary while grieving the death of her father . Support cast includes Harrison Thomas, Michael Mosley and Alexandra Breckenridge.

Yosemite (R for sexuality, nudity and profanity) Coming-of-age tale, set in Palo Alto in 1985, revolving around the partially-overlapping misadventures of a trio of fifth graders (Everett Meckler, Alec Mansky and Calum John) living in a suburban community with a mountain lion on the loose. Based on the James Franco short story of the same name, and featuring Franco, Henry Hopper, Steven Wiig and Barry Del Sherman.

Source:  Baret News

Entertainment

Reverential Biopic Restores Reputation of Blacklisted Scriptwriter

  Trumbo Film Review by Kam Williams Reverential Biopic Restores Reputation of Blacklisted Scriptwriter Scriptwriter Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976) was at the height of his career when subpoenaed in 1947 to testify in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) investigating the spread of Communist propaganda by Hollywood. The celebrated, Academy Award-nominee (for Kitty Foyle) had registered a blip on Congress' radar because … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Books

The Ten Best Black Books of 2015

  The Ten Best Black Books of 2015  by Kam Williams 1. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates 2. Black Male Frames African-Americans in a Century of Hollywood Cinema, 1903-2003 by Roland Leander Williams, Jr. 3. The Face That Changed It All A Memoir by Beverly Johnson 4. America The Black Point of View by Tony Rose 5. After the Dance My Life with Marvin Gaye by Jan Gaye 6. Undivided A Muslim Daughter, Her Christian … [Read More its Good for You...]

Art

More Than a Score

  ACRONYM TO FOLLOW by Peter Brav   Finally Our Day has come There’s a Day for everything For doughnuts, siblings, eight track tapes Grilled cheese, daughters and sons to work Encouragement, Alzheimer’s Coffee, math, chewing gum Blasphemy, yo-yos And now finally One for us Truly a Day to celebrate National Don’t Shoot An Unarmed Brother Doctor King Not Seeing Progress George Orwell Laughing It Is So About the … [Read More its Good For You...]

Real Estate

Real Estate Appraiser Numbers Keep Falling

    Real Estate Appraiser Numbers Keep Falling By Burt Carey When the housing bubble burst in 2008, lawmakers, bankers and mortgage company executives collectively pointed fingers at each other and at real estate appraisers. In response, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Protection Act of 2010, which limited direct contact between mortgage companies and appraisers, and put in place sweeping procedural … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Lifestyle

With the New Year Comes a Need for Fiction

  With the New Year Comes a Need for Fiction by Amy Lignor   America’s TV culture has changed over the past few decades. What used to be the mighty thirty-minute sitcom has mostly disappeared. And now, drama may be headed right down the very same path. Don’t get me wrong. There will be those TV shows coming early in 2016 that will spotlight the men and women with badges who work far too hard and put their lives on the line. … [Read More its Good for You...]

Outdoors

A Great Hunting and Sporting Clays opportunity for the whole family!

  A Great Hunting and Sporting Clays opportunity for the whole family! Pheasant and Quail Hunting Opportunities in Georgia One of the most beautiful spots in America can be found in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains an hour north of Atlanta, where sportsmen and their families can view majestic scenery while having the time of their lives.   Etowah Valley Game Preserve, offers sportsmen secluded hunting fields, … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

Cal’s Jared Goff Breaks Pac-12 Passing, TD Records

  Cal’s Jared Goff Breaks Pac-12 Passing, TD Records By Burt Carey Quarterback Jared Goff threw for six touchdowns and 467 yards to lead the California Bears past Air Force 55-36 in the Armed Forces Bowl Tuesday at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas. What a way for a college quarterback to punch his ticket into the NFL, if that’s what the junior signal caller chooses to do. You can bet there were plenty of NFL scouts … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

Saudi Economic Moves Indicate Oil Prices Will Stay Low Into 2016

  Saudi Economic Moves Indicate Oil Prices Will Stay Low Into 2016 By Burt Carey Saudi Arabia’s budget moves this week signaled the kingdom’s willingness to allow low oil prices to remain in place into 2016. In a news conference Monday, Saudi Aramco Chairman Khalid al-Falih indicated that the Saudi Arabian government’s choice is to allow surplus oil to remain in the market, keeping the cost of crude at levels not seen in more … [Read More its Good for You...]

Travel

3 Fantastic Family Resort Vacations

  3 Fantastic Family Resort Vacations By Burt Carey When mom and dad need a break, so do the kids. Finding just the right balance of kid-friendly and adult activities, hundreds of resorts across the United States have geared up to make your next family vacation just as peaceful or energizing as you want. As you make travel plans for the coming summer, you might want to consider these three world-class destinations. Club Med … [Read More its Good for You...]

Green Living

What to do in 2016? Bring on the Green!

  What to do in 2016? Bring on the Green! by Amy Lignor   As Christmas departs, some are left with a White Christmas that never happens (AKA: Snow in Roswell, NM? What?) And, soon, the next holiday will be upon us all. The clock will count down the last ten seconds, a mighty ball will fall, and we will cheer for the incoming year of 2016. All colors of fireworks will be shot into the sky, and one of those colors (green) should … [Read More its Good for You...]