Harrowing Earthquake Adventure Does for San Francisco What Jaws Did for the Ocean

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  San Andreas Film Review by Kam Williams   Harrowing Earthquake Adventure Does for San Francisco What Jaws Did for the Ocean   If you were afraid to swim in the ocean after watching Jaws, you might be just as reluctant to visit San Francisco after seeing this spectacular disaster flick. Directed by Brad Peyton […]

African-American Mother and Son’s Adjustment to Autism Chronicled in Inspirational Biopic

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  Bass Clef Bliss Film Review by Kam Williams African-American Mother and Son’s Adjustment to Autism Chronicled in Inspirational Biopic     Before Terrence Partridge turned 2, his parents first noticed an arrest in his development of age-appropriate social skills. In fact, he actually started regressing soon thereafter, as words he had already been using […]

Top Ten DVD List for May 26, 2015

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  This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Top Ten DVD List for May 26, 2015   Murdoch Mysteries: The Movies http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00TV6C1ME/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   So Bright Is the View http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00TRUJ6UY/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Glee: The Final Season http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00T6KIMR8/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Gun Woman http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00T73AOTI/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Larry Sanders Show: The Complete Series http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00V5JEJ1Q/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Battlestar Galactica: The Remastered Collection http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00Q2OQNEU/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 […]

College Student Moonlights as Stripper in Titillating Overcoming-the-Odds Saga

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Chocolate City Film Review by Kam Williams College Student Moonlights as Stripper in Titillating Overcoming-the-Odds Saga   Cash-strapped Katherine McCoy (Vivica A. Fox) is holding down a couple of jobs to make ends meet while praying that her sons stay on the straight and narrow path until they can make it out of the ghetto. […]

Lousy Spike Lee Remake of Blaxploit Released on DVD

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  Da Sweet Blood of Jesus DVD Review by Kam Williams   Lousy Spike Lee Remake of Blaxploit Released on DVD     The Kickstarter page where Spike Lee raised $1,418,910 from fans for his latest “Joint” expressly states that the money would not used to shoot a remake of Blacula (1972). But it also […]

Vacationing Teens Terrorized in Spoof of Horror Genre

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  Zombeavers DVD Review by Kam Williams Vacationing Teens Terrorized in Spoof of Horror Genre   If you like your horror fare with generous helpings of humor and titillation mixed in, ala the Scream and Scary Movie franchises, have I got a film for you. Zombeavers is a campy comedy relying on a combination of […]

For movies opening May 22, 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 May 22, 2015   BIG BUDGET FILMS   Chocolate City (R for profanity, brief violence, partial nudity and pervasive sexuality) Inner-city saga about a cash-strapped college student (Robert Ri’chard) who moonlights as a stripper […]

Afro-Parisian Teens Form Female Gang in Flick Available on DVD

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  Girlhood DVD Review by Kam Williams Afro-Parisian Teens Form Female Gang in Flick Available on DVD   Oscar-nominated Boyhood is a tortoise-paced, time-lapse affair about what it’s like to grow up white and male in suburban America. At the other end of the spectrum, we now have the relatively-dizzying Girlhood, a cautionary coming-of-age tale […]

The Bellas Are Back for Another Madcap, Acappella Misadventure

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  Pitch Perfect 2 Film Review by Kam Williams   The Bellas Are Back for Another Madcap, Acappella Misadventure     The Bellas are back and badder than before! In case you’re unfamiliar with the sassy, all-girl singing group, they’re students at Barden University, a fictional college located in Atlanta, Georgia. In the original, the […]

Road Warrior Rises to the Occasion in Relentlessly-Harrowing Reboot of Sci-Fi Franchise

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  Mad Max: Fury Road Film Review by Kam Williams Road Warrior Rises to the Occasion in Relentlessly-Harrowing Reboot of Sci-Fi Franchise   Fury Road reboots the legendary Mad Max franchise which has been sitting dormant for several decades. This fourth installment was again produced, written and directed by Oscar-winner George Miller (for Happy Feet) […]