You Gotta See Taraji!

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Taraji P. Henson The “From the Rough”Interview with Kam Williams You Gotta See Taraji! Taraji P. Henson earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress opposite Brad Pitt in David Fincher’s THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON. She is a 2011 Emmy-nominee for Best Actress in a Movie or Miniseries for Lifetime’s TAKEN FROM […]

Best Picture Nominee Comes to DVD

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Philomena DVD Review by Kam Williams   Best Picture Nominee Comes to DVD   Philomena Lee (Dame Judi Dench) made a big mistake as a teenager, namely, having unprotected sex with a cute boy (D.J. McGrath) she had just met at a carnival. The naive girl was left pregnant by the one-night stand, which was […]

Adaptation of Langston Hughes Holiday Musical Arrives on DVD

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Black Nativity DVD Review by Kam Williams Adaptation of Langston Hughes Holiday Musical Arrives on DVD   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 […]

Movies opening April 18, 2014

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OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening April 18, 2014     BIG BUDGET FILMS   Bears (G) John C. Reilly narrates this nature documentary, set in the Alaska wilderness, chronicling a year in the life of a family of brown bears with a […]

Gettysburg Revisited

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Ken Burns “The Address” Interview with Kam Williams   Gettysburg Revisited     Ken Burns has been making documentary films for more than 30 years. Since the Academy Award-nominated BROOKLYN BRIDGE in 1981, he has gone on to direct and produce some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made.   Burns was the director, […]

Wayans Weighs-In on HH2!

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Marlon Wayans “A Haunted House 2” Interview with Kam Williams   Wayans Weighs-In on HH2!   Born in New York City on July 23, 1972, Marlon Wayans graduated from the High School of Performing Arts before matriculating at Howard University’s Film School. He started out in Hollywood on TV as a cast member of the […]

Streep Performance Saves An Overplotted, Feel-Bad Flick

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August: Osage County DVD Review by Kam Williams   Streep Performance Saves An Overplotted, Feel-Bad Flick   In 2008, August: Osage County not only won a Pulitzer Prize, but it also took home a quintet of Tony Awards, including Best Play. However, the screen version of Tracy Letts’ haunting tale about a dysfunctional Oklahoma family […]

Top Ten DVD List for April 15, 2014

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This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams     Top Ten DVD List for April 15, 2014   Double Indemnity – 70th Anniversary Limited Edition http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00I3C1T34/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Trials of Muhammad Ali http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00IACUO56/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Touch of Evil http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00I3C1T1Q/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Jan Svankmajer’s Alice http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00HW3EVCG/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Midsomer Murders: Village Case Files [Series Eight and Nine] http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00HYZ10RQ/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Invisible […]

Vulnerable Woman Falls Prey to Charismatic Preacher in Mind Control Thriller

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Holy Ghost People DVD Review by Kam Williams   Vulnerable Woman Falls Prey to Charismatic Preacher in Mind Control Thriller   In 1967, Peter Adair shot an eye-opening documentary in the backwoods of West Virginia where he found a Pentecostal congregation conducting services that included such bizarre practices as snake handling and speaking in tongues. That […]

Jilted House Painter finds Love with Lawyer in Faith-Based Romantic Romp

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Black Coffee DVD Review by Kam Williams   Jilted House Painter finds Love with Lawyer in Faith-Based Romantic Romp   Robert’s (Darrin Dewitt Henson) whole world collapses the day he’s fired from the business founded by his late father only to come home to an unsympathetic girlfriend (Erica Hubbard) who has decided to dump him […]