For movies opening August 29, 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 August 29, 2014 BIG BUDGET FILMS As Above, So Below (R for terror, graphic violence and pervasive profanity) Found-footage horror flick, set in the catacombs beneath Paris, revolving around a team of American archaeologists who unwittingly unleash […]

Top Ten DVD List for August 26, 2014

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This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams     Top Ten DVD List for August 26, 2014                       Belle http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00KRGJ030/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Twilight Zone: The Complete ‘80s Series http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00JKTFQJM/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Murder in Suburbia: The Complete Collection http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00KCA32XK/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Medieval Lives http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00KCA32TY/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Who Killed Walter Benjamin http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00KSZX33S/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Siege of Leningrad http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00KNAWGJK/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00FN5ZFOS/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Fuhrer Cult […]

Susan Sarandon Stars as Small Town Detective in Adaptation of Multi-Layered Murder Mystery

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The Calling Film Review by Kam Williams   Susan Sarandon Stars as Small Town Detective in Adaptation of Multi-Layered Murder Mystery   Hazel Micallef (Susan Sarandon) was thinking about retiring from the Port Dundas police force because of the herniated disc which left her addicted to both booze and painkillers. But the hobbled detective decided […]

It’s Spy vs. Spy in Labyrinthine Espionage Thriller

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The November Man Film Review by Kam Williams   It’s Spy vs. Spy in Labyrinthine Espionage Thriller     Director Roger Donaldson is probably most closely associated with No Way Out, one of the best espionage thrillers ever made. The accomplished Australian revisits the genre with The November Man, though this picture pales in comparison to his […]

Biopic Inspire by Painting Chronicles Life of Slave-Turned-Aristocrat

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Belle DVD Review by Kam Williams    Biopic Inspire by Painting Chronicles Life of Slave-Turned-Aristocrat               Born in the West Indies in 1761, Dido Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) was the product of the taboo union of Mary Belle, an African slave, and John Lindsay (Matthew Goode), a British ship captain. Upon Mary’s death, the concerned father […]

Barrymore / Sandler Slapstick Safari Arrives on DVD

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Blended DVD Review by Kam Williams   Barrymore / Sandler Slapstick Safari Arrives on DVD   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 to them […]

Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis Return to Roots in Irreverent Buddy Comedy

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Are You Here Film Review by Kam Williams   Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis Return to Roots in Irreverent Buddy Comedy   Sometimes you can appreciate what a movie might have been shooting for, even though the final cut falls far short of the mark. Such is the case with Are You Here, a cringe-inducing […]

For movies opening August 22, 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 August 22, 2014 BIG BUDGET FILMS Are You Here (R for sexuality, nudity, profanity and drug use) Road comedy revolving around a couple of lifelong friends’ (Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis) return trip to their hometown so […]

Top Ten DVD List for August 19, 2014

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This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams     Top Ten DVD List for August 19, 2014                       The Empty Hours http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00KFOAQJG/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00JPS7HOA/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Fourth Season http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00FEP9MYG/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Auction http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00JDV69FM/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Mindy Project: Season Two http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00GUOIQQA/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Go for Sisters http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00KITEHES/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Parks and Recreation: Season Six http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00GUOJZAG/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Secrets of the Dead: […]

A Life Hangs in the Balance in Adaptation of Bittersweet Best-Seller

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  If I Stay Film Review by Kam Williams    A Life Hangs in the Balance in Adaptation of Bittersweet Best-Seller   Mia Hall (Chloe Grace Moretz) is a bright 17 year-old full of the bloom of youth. Between playing the cello purely for pleasure and dating the doting boy of her dreams (Jamie Blackley), the happy […]