Collegians Form Fake Charity to Fleece Gullible Christians in Faith-Based Morality Play

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Believe Me Film Review by Kam Williams Collegians Form Fake Charity to Fleece Gullible Christians in Faith-Based Morality Play   Even though I was raised in the church and attended services religiously as a child, I was simultaneously warned by my skeptical grandmother that sometimes, “The closer supposedly to Christ, the further from God.” That […]

Iconoclastic Doc Focuses Lens on Ageless Fashion Plates

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Advance Style Film Review by Kam Williams Iconoclastic Doc Focuses Lens on Ageless Fashion Plates We live in a culture which unfortunately equates beauty with youth. Why else are so many women to make a joke of their own faces so long as the skin remains as tight as a ten year old’s? As the […]

Brit Hackers Hustle Gangster in High Octane, High Body Count Heist

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Plastic Film Review by Kam Williams Brit Hackers Hustle Gangster in High Octane, High Body Count Heist   Sometimes, a film unfolds so fast and furiously that it’s hard to keep score. Such is the case with Plastic, a high-octane, high body count affair following the antics of a stolen credit card ring run by […]

For movies opening September 26, 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 September 26, 2014   BIG BUDGET FILMS   The Boxtrolls (PG for action, peril and mild crude humor) Animated fantasy revolving around an orphan (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) raised in a cave by trash-collecting trolls targeted by an […]

Denzel Does Vigilante in Adaptation of Eighties TV Series

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The Equalizer Film Review by Kam Williams Denzel Does Vigilante in Adaptation of Eighties TV Series   On the surface, Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) is a perfectly-pleasant, hail fellow well met. By day, the affable widower is employed as a sales associate at a hardware superstore where he jokes with co-workers who call him “Pops.” […]

Iconic Baby Boomers Serve as Subjects of Generational Retrospective

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American Masters: The Boomer List PBS-TV Review by Kam Williams Iconic Baby Boomers Serve as Subjects of Generational Retrospective   The United States witnessed a population explosion in the wake of World War II which came to be called the Baby Boom. Stretching from 1946 to 1964, the period was marked in such a surge […]

Top Ten DVD List for September 23, 2014

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This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams   Top Ten DVD List for September 23, 2014   Scandal: The Complete Third Season http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00FR23S3W/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Halloween: The Complete Collection [Limited Deluxe Edition] http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00KDU8HQQ/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Rise Up Black Man http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00KLJW1AC/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Calling http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00KE7PC6Q/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Nashville: The Complete Second Season http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00FR23MT2/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   TV’s 13 Spookiest Halloween Episodes […]

Soul Music Retrospective Revisits Memphis Roots of the Rhythm and Blues Sound

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Take Me to the River Film Review by Kam Williams Soul Music Retrospective Revisits Memphis Roots of the Rhythm and Blues Sound   A lot of great soul music came out of Memphis in the Sixties and early Seventies. Stax Records launched the careers of acts like Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes and Booker T. and […]

Raunchy Revenge Comedy Released on DVD

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Neighbors DVD Review by Kam Williams Raunchy Revenge Comedy Released on DVD   When Kelly (Rose Byrne) and Mac Radner (Seth Rogen) decided to settle down in suburbia, they reasonably expected to raise their newborn in a quiet community. But that dream was threatened soon thereafter, when the local chapter of Delta Psi Beta bought […]

Screen Adaptation of Cat-and-Mouse Murder Mystery Arrives on DVD

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The Calling DVD Review by Kam Williams Screen Adaptation of Cat-and-Mouse Murder Mystery Arrives on DVD   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 to put those plans on […]