Viola Davis Delivers Oscar-Winning Performance in Adaptation of August Wilson Classic

Fences, Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams, Denzel Washington, Mykelti Williamson, Stephen Henderson, Russell Hornsby, racism, Viola Davis, August Wilson Classic

  Fences Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams Viola Davis Delivers Oscar-Winning Performance in Adaptation of August Wilson Classic Back in 1987, Fences won both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play. The August Wilson classic, set in the Pittsburgh in the Fifties, chronicled the day-to-day struggle of a blue-collar, African-American […]

Chan and Knoxville Play Unlikely Buddies in Poor Man’s Version of Rush Hour

Skiptrace, Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams, Jackie Chan, Johnny Knoxville, stunt-driven adventures, Directed by Renny Harlin

  Skiptrace Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams Chan and Knoxville Play Unlikely Buddies in Poor Man’s Version of Rush Hour Jackie Chan made dozens of martial arts movies in his native Hong Kong prior to finding phenomenal success stateside in 1998 co-starring with Chris Tucker in the buddy-comedy Rush Hour. Their pairing as unlikely-partners proved […]

Eddie Murphy Exhibits Acting Range in Purely Dramatic Role

Mr. Church, Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams, Eddie Murphy, Natascha McElhone, Natalie Coughlin, Magical Negro

  Mr. Church Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams Eddie Murphy Exhibits Acting Range in Purely Dramatic Role     Marie Brody (Natascha McElhone) was told she only had half-a-year to live when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1965. But, not wanting to upset her daughter, she initially hid the fact that she was […]

Cranston Stars in True Tale as Agent Who Cracked Colombian Coke Cartel

The Infiltrator, Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams, infamous mobster, Pablo Escobar, Medellin cartel, Bryan Cranston

  The Infiltrator Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams Cranston Stars in True Tale as Agent Who Cracked Colombian Coke Cartel Pablo Escobar (1949-1993) was an infamous mobster who ran Colombia’s Medellin drug cartel with an iron fist. During his reign, Escobar controlled about 80% of the global cocaine market, and raked in about $70 million/day. […]

A Laff-a-Minute, Female Empowerment Fantasy Far Funnier than the Original!

Ghostbusters, Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams, Conductors of the Metaphysical, laff-a-minute, female empowerment fantasy

  Ghostbusters Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams A Laff-a-Minute, Female Empowerment Fantasy Far Funnier than the Original! Released way back in the summer of ’84, Ghostbusters raked in almost a quarter-billion dollars at the box office, making it the most successful comedy of the Eighties. Enough time has apparently passed to remake the much-beloved farce, […]

It’s Mutants vs. Mutants in 9th Installment of Beloved Marvel Franchise

X-Men: Apocalypse, Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams, Marvel Comics, Bryan Singer

  X-Men: Apocalypse Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams It’s Mutants vs. Mutants in 9th Installment of Beloved Marvel Franchise X-Men: Apocalypse is the 9th installment in the much-beloved, Marvel Comics franchise launched back in 2000. This episode is the 4th directed by the series’ originator, Bryan Singer, whose sophisticated touch always allows an audience to […]

Kevin Hart and The Rock Co-Star in Unlikely-Buddies Comedy

Central Intelligence, Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams, Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson

  Central Intelligence Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams Kevin Hart and The Rock Co-Star in Unlikely-Buddies Comedy Back in high school, Calvin (Kevin Hart) was voted “Most Likely to Succeed” while his chubby pal Bob (Dwayne Johnson) was being bullied by classmates because of his weight.. But that was a couple of decades ago, and […]

Blake Lively Shines as Surfer Stranded in Shark-Infested Waters

The Shallows, Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams, Blake Lively, Janelle Bailey, enjoyable screamfest

  The Shallows Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams Blake Lively Shines as Surfer Stranded in Shark-Infested Waters Nancy Adams (Blake Lively) was so shaken by her mother’s (Janelle Bailey) untimely death that she’s dropped out of med school. In order to feel closer to her dearly departed mom, she’s decided to vacation at the same […]

Angry Investor Takes TV Host Hostage in Real-Time Thriller

Money Monster, Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams, Jack O'Connell, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, real-time thriller

  Money Monster Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams Angry Investor Takes TV Host Hostage in Real-Time Thriller    Kyle Budwell  (Jack O’Connell) was a working-class guy from Queens who never had enough cash in the bank to play the market until his mother died and left him $60,000. Against his better judgment, the rough-edged truck […]