For movies opening August 1, 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 1, 2014 BIG BUDGET FILMS   Calvary (R for profanity, sexual references, drug use and brief violence) Psychological drama, set in a tiny seaside town in Ireland, about a Catholic cleric (Brendan Gleeson) who finds his […]

Selena Gomez and Star-Studded Cast Can’t Save Raunchy Teensploit

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Behaving Badly Film Review by Kam Williams   Selena Gomez and Star-Studded Cast Can’t Save Raunchy Teensploit   Rick Stevens (Nat Wolff) is a socially-awkward virgin experiencing pangs of sexual awakenings. That explains why he is trying to summon up the courage to make a play for Nina Pennington (Selena Gomez), the cute, high school […]

Top Ten DVD List for July 29, 2014

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This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams   Top Ten DVD List for July 29, 2014                       Next Goal Wins http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00K12K4VW/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Amazing Catfish http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00JDCOHVY/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Secret State http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00JW3ST90/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Noah http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00JBGWP3Y/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 D-Day 360 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00K3VYN0O/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Half of a Yellow Sun http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00JS223GU/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Midsomer Murders: Set 24 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00GWXI2RM/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Big Chill [Criterion Collection] http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00JPUUSEE/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Frontline: United States of Secrets http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00JJRLFSG/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 At War […]

It’s Gleeson Season!

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Brendan Gleeson and The “Calvary” Interview with Kam Williams It’s Gleeson Season!   Dublin-born Brendan Gleeson is a former teacher who left the profession to pursue a career in acting, his first love. His rise to fame began when he appeared in Jim Sheridan’s THE FIELD, followed by a number of small roles in such films as FAR […]

Vengeful Parishioner Threatens Priest in Irish Morality Play

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Calvary Film Review by Kam Williams   Vengeful Parishioner Threatens Priest in Irish Morality Play               While hearing confessions in church one day, Father James Lavelle (Brendan Gleeson) gets the shock of his life. First, a disturbed man recounts in lurid detail how, as a child, he’d been raped by a priest every other day […]

Unplanned Pregnancy Pressures Sophomoric Slacker to Mature in Scandinavian Social Satire

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The Almost Man (Mir Eller Mindre Mann) Film Review by Kam Williams   Unplanned Pregnancy Pressures Sophomoric Slacker to Mature in Scandinavian Social Satire   Henrik Sandvik (Henrik Rafaelsen) is a slacker who’s never had to grow up. The 35 year-old underachiever is still doted on by a helicopter mom (Anne Ma Usterud) willing to […]

Romance Saga Set in Nigeria Released on DVD

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Half of a Yellow Sun DVD Review by Kam Williams   Romance Saga Set in Nigeria Released on DVD               Twins Kainene (Anika Noni Rose) and Olanna (Thandie Newton) hail from a well-to-do Nigerian family well-enough connected to send them overseas to college where they majored in business and sociology, respectively. Ironically, while the sisters were acquiring a first-rate […]

Russell Crowe Adaptation of Biblical Parable Arrives on DVD

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Noah DVD Review by Kam Williams   Russell Crowe Adaptation of Biblical Parable Arrives on DVD                Anybody with even a rudimentary knowledge of the Bible is undoubtedly familiar with the story of Noah and the Ark. That scriptural passage, found in Genesis, revolves around a righteous patriarch recruited by God to build a big […]

Movies Opening This Week!

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  OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening July 25, 2014         BIG BUDGET FILMS   And So It Goes (PG-13 for sexual references and drug use) Romantic comedy revolving around a narcissistic realtor (Michael Douglas) who enlists the help of […]

Here’s to You, Mr. Robinson!

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Keith Robinson The “Get on Up” Interview with Kam Williams   Here’s to You, Mr. Robinson!   In a world where talent takes you far, Keith Robinson is ahead of the game. He’s a true triple threat — having already mastered acting and songwriting, he’s now positioning himself to take over the music world with […]