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Tatum and Hill Generate Chemistry Again in Hilarious College Campus Adventure

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22 Jump Street Film Review by Kam Williams   Tatum and Hill Generate Chemistry Again in Hilarious College Campus Adventure   When we last saw LAPD Officers Morton Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Greg Jenko (Channing Tatum), the partners were handed new identities and sent back to high school in order to crack a teen drug […]

Tom Cruise Rises to the Occasion as Reluctant Hero in Time-Travel Sci-Fi

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Edge of Tomorrow Film Review by Kam Williams   Tom Cruise Rises to the Occasion as Reluctant Hero in Time-Travel Sci-Fi               William Cage (Tom Cruise) is lucky to have risen to the rank of Major in the U.S. Army without ever seeing any combat, since he can’t stand the sight of blood, not even a […]

MacFarlane Spoofs Westerns in Relentlessly-Crude, Mean-Spirited Comedy

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A Million Ways to Die in the West Film Review by Kam Williams MacFarlane Spoofs Westerns in Relentlessly-Crude, Mean-Spirited Comedy            It seems like Seth MacFarlane must have been inspired by Blazing Saddles (1974) to make a more outrageous spoof of the Western genre. For instance, where the Mel Brooks classic featured cowboys farting after eating beans […]

Dubious Documentary Celebrates Checkered Career of African-American Jewel Thief

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  The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne Film Review by Kam Williams   Dubious Documentary Celebrates Checkered Career of African-American Jewel Thief   Doris Payne was born black back in 1930 in Slab Fork, West Virginia where she was raised during the Jim Crow era of racial segregation. Besides having to withstand withering bigotry and […]

Wolverine Travels Back in Time in Latest for the Sake of the Future

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X-Men: Days of Future Past Film Review by Kam Williams   Wolverine Travels Back in Time in Latest for the Sake of the Future                 X-Men: Days of Future Past represents the 7th episode in the storied mutant series, and is the third directed by Bryan Singer who also helmed X-Men 1 and 2. This installment […]

Siblings Attend to Ailing Dad in Bittersweet French Drama

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Grand Depart Film Review by Kam Williams   Siblings Attend to Ailing Dad in Bittersweet French Drama               Luc (Jeremie Elkaim) and Romain (Pio Marmai) might be siblings but they’re as different as night and day. The former is a struggling screenwriter who has never amounted to much. His relatively-boring brother, on the other hand, is […]

Three Times a Charm for Sandler and Barrymore on Silly Slapstick Safari

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Blended Film Review by Kam Williams Three Times a Charm for Sandler and Barrymore on Silly Slapstick Safari Jim Friedman (Adam Sandler) is a widower who’s raising three daughters on his own. Since the macho man’s man is clueless about girls, he’s been slowly turning them into tomboys, between the Prince Valiant haircuts and referring […]

Legendary Sea Monster Resurfaces as Anthropomorphic Ally of Humanity

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Godzilla Film Review by Kam Williams  Legendary Sea Monster Resurfaces as Anthropomorphic Ally of Humanity               Godzilla made its debut in 1954 when the mythical, man-eating monster, inadvertently created by an atomic blast, emerged from the Pacific Ocean to carve a path of death and destruction across Japan, much to the chagrin of the country’s […]

Female Empowerment Documentary Extols the Benefits of Nursing

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Breastmilk Film Review by Kam Williams   Female Empowerment Documentary Extols the Benefits of Nursing               Precious few mothers in America follow the World Health Organization’s recommendation that newborns be breastfed exclusively for the first six months of life. Why the rush to formula, when nursing is not only natural and healthier, but cheaper and […]

Couple Confronts Rowdy Frat in Raunchy Revenge Comedy

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Neighbors Film Review by Kam Williams   Couple Confronts Rowdy Frat in Raunchy Revenge Comedy               When Kelly (Rose Byrne) and Mac Radner (Seth Rogen) decided to settle down in suburbia, they reasonably expected to raise their newborn in a quiet community. But that dream was threatened soon thereafter, when the local chapter of Delta […]