Top Ten DVD List for August 23, 2016

This Week’s DVD Releases, Kam Williams, Top Ten DVD List, 08/23/16

This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Top Ten DVD List for August 23, 2016                     Roots [New Version of Alexy Haley's Classic American Saga] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01GEW31YY/ref=nosim/thslfofire-20 Scandal: The Complete Fifth Season https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01E7XTYPM/ref=nosim/thslfofire-20 The Nice Guys https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01F5ZY596/ref=nosim/thslfofire-20 Clean Break: Season One https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01ENSOKP0/ref=nosim/thslfofire-20 Maggie’s Plan https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01H2FHOTU/ref=nosim/thslfofire-20 The Man Who […]

Inspirational Biopic Revisits Barack and Michelle Very First Date

Southside with You, Film Review by Kam Williams, syrupy soap opera, Barack and Michelle Obama

  Southside with You Film Review by Kam Williams Inspirational Biopic Revisits Barack and Michelle Very First Date Who would ever think of making a movie just about Barack (Parker Sawyers) and Michelle Obama’s (Tika Sumpter) first date? Richard Tanne would, that’s who, and he makes an impressive directorial debut with this inspirational biopic chronicling […]

Animated Adaptation of Video Game App Arrives on DVD

The Angry Birds Movie, DVD Review by Kam Williams, kooky, kitchen sink comedy

  The Angry Birds Movie DVD Review by Kam Williams Animated Adaptation of Video Game App Arrives on DVD With over three billion downloads and counting, Angry Birds is the most popular app of all time. Nevertheless, one need not be familiar with the video game to enjoy this delightful animated adventure. The kid-oriented cartoon […]

Awkward African-American Teen Adjusts to Germany in Bittersweet Coming-of-Age Dramedy

Morris from America, Film Review by Kam Williams, Markees Christmas, coming-of-age tale

  Morris from America Film Review by Kam Williams Awkward African-American Teen Adjusts to Germany in Bittersweet Coming-of-Age Dramedy     It’s hard being Morris Gentry (Markees Christmas) just now. The lonely 13 year-old is not only mourning the loss of his late mother, but is having a difficult time adjusting to life in Germany. […]

For movies opening August 19, 2016

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEK, Kam's Kapsules, Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun, by Kam Williams

OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening August 19, 2016 BIG BUDGET FILMS Ben-Hur (PG-13 for violence and disturbing images) Remake of 11 Oscar-winning classic, a faith-based tale of revenge revolving around a prince (Jack Huston) forced into slavery after being falsely accused […]

Faithful Remake of Oscar-Winning Classic Revisits Biblical Themes and Breakneck Chariot Race

Faithful Remake of Oscar-Winning Classic Revisits Biblical Themes and Breakneck Chariot Race

  Ben-Hur Film Review by Kam Williams Faithful Remake of Oscar-Winning Classic Revisits Biblical Themes and Breakneck Chariot Race It takes a lot of chutzpah to remake the Hollywood epic that won the most Academy Awards in history. But that’s just what we have in Ben-Hur, a fairly-faithful version of the 1959 classic starring Charlton […]

Top Ten DVD List for August 16, 2016

This Week’s DVD Releases, Kam Williams, Top Ten DVD List, 08/16/16

This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Top Ten DVD List for August 16, 2016   Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words [Criterion Collection] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01FRMOXBM/ref=nosim/thslfofire-20 A Bigger Splash https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01I0RMIVI/ref=nosim/thslfofire-20 Observance https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN//B01H4CSMDI/ref=nosim/thslfofire-20 The Angry Birds Movie https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01EK44M64/ref=nosim/thslfofire-20 Frontline: The Secret History of ISIS https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01F749ZX6/ref=nosim/thslfofire-20 A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01GQIKLHG/ref=nosim/thslfofire-20 Lake Nowhere https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01EG1R9F2/ref=nosim/thslfofire-20 Once: […]

Wily Texas Ranger Tracks Sibling Bank Robbers in Captivating Cat-and-Mouse Crime Thriller

Hell or High Water, Film Review, by Kam Williams, Ben Foster, Chris Pine

  Hell or High Water Film Review by Kam Williams Wily Texas Ranger Tracks Sibling Bank Robbers in Captivating Cat-and-Mouse Crime Thriller Tanner (Ben Foster) and Toby Howard (Chris Pine) are siblings but about as different as night and day. The former is impulsive, reckless and sociopathic, a combination which helps explain why he’s spent […]

For movies opening August 12, 2016

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEK, Kam's Kapsules, Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun, by Kam Williams

OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun   by Kam Williams For movies opening August 12, 2016 BIG BUDGET FILMS Florence Foster Jenkins (PG-13 for brief suggestive material) Meryl Streep handles the title role in this biopic about a New York City socialite-turned-tone deaf opera star who cultivated a loyal […]

Disappointing Spoof of The Purge Arrives on DVD

Meet the Blacks, DVD Review, by Kam Williams, Anything for a laugh, The Purge

  Meet the Blacks DVD Review by Kam Williams Disappointing Spoof of The Purge Arrives on DVD After coming into a small fortune under suspicious circumstances, Carl Smith (Mike Epps) decides to move his family from the ghetto in Chicago to Blanco Cielo, an exclusive development in Beverly Hills. Accompanying him on the cross-country trip […]