Gettysburg Address Revisited Via Novel Ken Burns Documentary

The Address DVD Review by Kam Williams   Gettysburg Address Revisited Via Novel Ken Burns Documentary On November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln traveled to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to dedicate a cemetery at the site of the bloodiest battle of the Civil War. The President kept his remarks to a mere two minutes, paling in length to […]

Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening April 25, 2014     BIG BUDGET FILMS   Brick Mansions (PG-13 for profanity, sexual menacing, gunplay, drug use and pervasive violence) Remake of the French action-thriller District B-13, now set in a dystopian, walled-in Detroit, and […]

You Gotta See Taraji!

Taraji P. Henson The “From the Rough”Interview with Kam Williams You Gotta See Taraji! Taraji P. Henson earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress opposite Brad Pitt in David Fincher’s THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON. She is a 2011 Emmy-nominee for Best Actress in a Movie or Miniseries for Lifetime’s TAKEN FROM […]

Best Picture Nominee Comes to DVD

Philomena DVD Review by Kam Williams   Best Picture Nominee Comes to DVD   Philomena Lee (Dame Judi Dench) made a big mistake as a teenager, namely, having unprotected sex with a cute boy (D.J. McGrath) she had just met at a carnival. The naive girl was left pregnant by the one-night stand, which was […]

Movies opening April 18, 2014

OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening April 18, 2014     BIG BUDGET FILMS   Bears (G) John C. Reilly narrates this nature documentary, set in the Alaska wilderness, chronicling a year in the life of a family of brown bears with a […]

Adaptation of Langston Hughes Holiday Musical Arrives on DVD

Black Nativity DVD Review by Kam Williams Adaptation of Langston Hughes Holiday Musical Arrives on DVD   Naima (Jennifer Hudson) is a single-mom struggling to pay the rent on the apartment she shares with son Langston (Jacob Latimore), 15, who’s the same age she was when she had him. Back then, she was as headstrong […]

Gettysburg Revisited

Ken Burns “The Address” Interview with Kam Williams   Gettysburg Revisited     Ken Burns has been making documentary films for more than 30 years. Since the Academy Award-nominated BROOKLYN BRIDGE in 1981, he has gone on to direct and produce some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made.   Burns was the director, […]

Wayans Weighs-In on HH2!

Marlon Wayans “A Haunted House 2” Interview with Kam Williams   Wayans Weighs-In on HH2!   Born in New York City on July 23, 1972, Marlon Wayans graduated from the High School of Performing Arts before matriculating at Howard University’s Film School. He started out in Hollywood on TV as a cast member of the […]

Top Ten DVD List for April 15, 2014

This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams     Top Ten DVD List for April 15, 2014   Double Indemnity – 70th Anniversary Limited Edition http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00I3C1T34/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Trials of Muhammad Ali http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00IACUO56/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Touch of Evil http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00I3C1T1Q/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Jan Svankmajer’s Alice http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00HW3EVCG/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Midsomer Murders: Village Case Files [Series Eight and Nine] http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00HYZ10RQ/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Invisible […]

Vulnerable Woman Falls Prey to Charismatic Preacher in Mind Control Thriller

Holy Ghost People DVD Review by Kam Williams   Vulnerable Woman Falls Prey to Charismatic Preacher in Mind Control Thriller   In 1967, Peter Adair shot an eye-opening documentary in the backwoods of West Virginia where he found a Pentecostal congregation conducting services that included such bizarre practices as snake handling and speaking in tongues. That […]

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