Haunting Documentary Dedicated to Suicidal Golden Gate Jumpers

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  The Bridge DVD Review by Kam Williams Haunting Documentary Dedicated to Suicidal Golden Gate Jumpers     If you wanted to end it all, where would you want to do it? For some reason, more people choose the Golden Gate Bridge than any other locale. And after watching The Bridge one can easily understand […]

3-Time Oscar-Winner Arrives on DVD

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  Whiplash DVD Review by Kam Williams 3-Time Oscar-Winner Arrives on DVD   19 year-old Andrew Neyman (Miles Teller) got more than he bargained for when he entered the hallowed halls of mythical Shaffer Conservatory. The promising prodigy had reasonably expected what was arguably the best music school in the entire country to be the […]

Con Man Matches Wits with Former Protégé in Farfetched, Cat-and-Mouse Crime Caper

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  Focus Film Review by Kam Williams Con Man Matches Wits with Former Protégé in Farfetched, Cat-and-Mouse Crime Caper     Jess Barrett (Margot Robbie) is an aspiring con artist who picked the worst guy to steal a wallet from when she settled on Nicky Spurgeon (Will Smith). She had no reason to suspect that […]

For movies opening February 27, 2015

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  OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening February 27, 2015   BIG BUDGET FILMS   Focus (R for profanity, sexuality and brief violence) Will Smith stars in this crime caper about a con man who meets his match when he falls for […]

Clara Mamet’s Impressive Directorial Debut Available on DVD

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  Two-Bit Waltz DVD Review by Kam Williams Clara Mamet’s Impressive Directorial Debut Available on DVD     Maude (Clara Mamet) is a rudderless rebel without a clue, much to the chagrin of her concerned parents, Carl (William H. Macy) and Anita (Rebecca Pidgeon). Not only does the out of control 17 year-old start her […]

Top Ten DVD List for February 24, 2015

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  This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams              Top Ten DVD List for February 24, 2015   Whiplash http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00PT3AUYO/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Code Black http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00P05SOT4/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   American Masters: August Wilson / Ground on Which http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00QYZJCPE/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Big Hero 6 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00O4ZC57I/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Midsomer Murders: Set Twenty Five http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00OU4MP0K/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The End of […]

Birdman Soars over the Competition!

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Oscar Recap 2015 Birdman Soars over the Competition! Evening Marked by a Profusion of Political Acceptance Speeches By Kam Williams   Birdman won Best Picture at the 87th annual Academy Awards on a night periodically punctuated by politically-conscious acceptance speeches. That film and The Grand Budapest Hotel tied for the most wins, 4, followed by […]

Raunchy Sequel Featuring Bateman, Sudeikis and Day Released on DVD

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  Horrible Bosses 2 DVD Review by Kam Williams Raunchy Sequel Featuring Bateman, Sudeikis and Day Released on DVD   Timing is everything, when it comes to comedy, and this sequel suffers from an acute case of terrible timing. First of all, with the Bill Cosby rape allegations figuring so prominently in the news nowadays, […]

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels Reprise Their Roles as Mentally-Challenged Buddies

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  Dumb and Dumber To DVD Review by Kam Williams Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels Reprise Their Roles as Mentally-Challenged Buddies     It took the Farrelly Brothers, Peter and Bobby, two decades to bring back co-stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels for a follow-up to Dumb and Dumber, their hit comedy that netted nearly […]

Bill Murray Bittersweet Character Study Released on DVD

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  St. Vincent DVD Review by Kam Williams Bill Murray Bittersweet Character Study Released on DVD     Almost nothing is right in Vincent MacKenna’s (Bill Murray) life. The aging, Vietnam War vet is still suffering from PTSD. Plus, he’s fighting a losing battle against with booze, cigarettes and gambling, which has left him deeply […]