Fact-Based Cautionary Tale Play Revisits Sub-Prime Mortgage Crisis

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  Americons Film Review by Kam Williams Fact-Based Cautionary Tale Play Revisits Sub-Prime Mortgage Crisis     It is California in 2007, at the height of the sub-prime mortgage boom. Jason “Jay” Kelley (Beau Martin Williams), a cash-strapped bouncer is offered an alternative line of work in a higher tax bracket by Devin Weiss (Matt […]

Bittersweet Biopic Chronicles Exploits of Cryptologist Who Cracked Nazi Code

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  The Imitation Game Film Review by Kam Williams Bittersweet Biopic Chronicles Exploits of Cryptologist Who Cracked Nazi Code   At the outset of World War II, the Nazis gained the early advantage with the help of its Enigma, the encrypting machine which enabled the German military to communicate without having to worry about any […]

Son Follows in Outlaw Mom’s Footsteps in Neo Noir Reminiscent of Red Rock West

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  Big Muddy Film Review by Kam Williams Son Follows in Outlaw Mom’s Footsteps in Neo Noir Reminiscent of Red Rock West     Martha Barlow (Nadia Litz) is a femme fatale with a checkered past and plenty of skeletons in her closet. Consequently, she’s done her best to keep off the grid, raising her […]

Kam’s Kapsules: For movies opening January 23, 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 January 23, 2015 BIG BUDGET FILMS   The Boy Next Door (R for profanity, sexuality, nudity and violence) Psychological thriller about a young man (Ryan Guzman) who becomes obsessed with his recently-divorced neighbor (Jennifer Lopez) […]

Top Ten DVD List for January 20, 2015

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This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams     Top Ten DVD List for January 20, 2015   The Internet’s Own Boy http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00P0DMZGY/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Mule http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00P80Y2IS/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Urban 4 in 1 Collection: Finding Forrester / Stomp the Yard / You Got Served / Gridiron Gang http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00OU4MUPK/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   A Walk among the Tombstones http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00NQE6X3A/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   […]

Kevin Hart and Josh Gad Co-Star in Unlikely-Buddies Comedy

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  The Wedding Ringer Film Review by Kam Williams Kevin Hart and Josh Gad Co-Star in Unlikely-Buddies Comedy     Doug Harris (Josh Gad) and Gretchen Palmer (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting) are putting the finishing touches on their impending wedding. Trouble is the socially-challenged groom has yet to find a best man and they’re set to exchange […]

Selma Snub Overshadows Announcement of Oscar Nominations

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       Academy Award Nominations 2015       by Kam Williams   Selma Snub Overshadows Announcement of Oscar Nominations     Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel have emerged as the early Oscar favorites after garnering nine Academy Award nominations each. Both of those films are excellent movies and well-deserving of all the accolades they’ve received. […]

Wife Weighs Absentee Hubby’s Worth in Introspective Tale of Female Empowerment

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  Middle of Nowhere DVD Review by Kam Williams Wife Weighs Absentee Hubby’s Worth in Introspective Tale of Female Empowerment   Middle of Nowhere is a cinematic masterpiece reminiscent of those rare treasures that have managed to capture an authentic slice ofAfrican-American life, ala such black classics as Love Jones (1997), The Best Man (1999), […]

Bradley Cooper Stars in Biopic Chronicling Sharpshooter’s Exploits

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  American Sniper Film Review by Kam Williams Bradley Cooper Stars in Biopic Chronicling Sharpshooter’s Exploits     Navy Seal Chris Kyle served four tours as a sniper in Iraq between 2003 and 2008. Over the course of dangerous deployments to Ramadi, Sadr City, Fallujah and other hot spots, he racked up enough kills to […]

Kam’s Kapsules: For movies opening January 16, 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 January 16, 2015 BIG BUDGET FILMS   American Sniper (R for graphic violence, sexual references and pervasive profanity) Clint Eastwood directed this adaptation of the best-selling memoir by Navy Seal Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper), the […]