Envelope Please: Who Will Win, Who Deserves to Win, Who Was Snubbed

         Oscar Predictions 2014 The Envelope Please: Who Will Win, Who Deserves to Win, Who Was Snubbed by Kam Williams 12 Years a Slave is benefiting from the most Best Picture buzz as we approach Oscar night, although this is shaping up as one of those rare years when the award for Best Director will […]

Top Ten DVD List for February 25, 2014

  This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Top Ten DVD List for February 25, 2014   Gravity http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00H83EUL2/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Nebraska http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00H9L28OO/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Muscle Shoals http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00H3JHH6Q/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Tear Jerkers [6 Movies] http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00GOC74OS/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   People of a Feather http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00GXG56CW/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Nova: At the Edge of Space http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00FNPQW7M/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Chick Flicks [8 Movie Set] http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00GOC75XI/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Thor: The Dark World […]

Courier Delivers Package for Crime Boss in Multi-Layered Neo-Noir

  The Bag Man Film Review by Kam Williams Courier Delivers Package for Crime Boss in Multi-Layered Neo-Noir At first blush, The Bag Man reads a lot like The Transporter, the 2002 action film about a courier hired by a mobster to deliver a mysterious package without opening it. After all, the title character of […]

Ron Howard Retro Race Thriller Released on DVD

  Rush DVD Review by Kam Williams Ron Howard Retro Race Thriller Released on DVD   Back in the Seventies, a couple of racecar drivers as different from each other as Dudley Do-Right and Snidely Whiplash became sworn adversaries on the Formula 1 circuit. England’s James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) was a brash daredevil willing to put his life […]

For movies opening February 21, 2014

  OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening February 21, 2014 BIG BUDGET FILMS   3 Days to Kill (PG-13 for sensuality, profanity and intense violence) McG directs this espionage thriller by Luc Besson about an ailing spy (Kevin Costner) who grudgingly agrees to crack a […]

Quintet of Oscar-Winners Co-Star in Bawdy Buddy Comedy

  Last Vegas DVD Review by Kam Williams Quintet of Oscar-Winners Co-Star in Bawdy Buddy Comedy   Billy (Michael Douglas), Paddy (Robert De Niro), Archie (Morgan Freeman) and Sam (Kevin Kline), inseparable since growing up in Flatbush back in the Fifties, have managed to remain close over the years despite the demands of families and careers. That’s […]

Paula Patton Romantic Romp Arrives on DVD

  Baggage Claim DVD Review by Kam Williams Paula Patton Romantic Romp Arrives on DVD Montana Moore (Paula Patton) is in quite a quandary. The pretty stewardess is practically 30 years-old, the age by which her meddling mother (Jenifer Lewis) insists any young lady must marry to be considered respectable. Meanwhile, her younger sister, Sheree (Lauren London), who’s […]

Six-Time Oscar-Nominated Biopic Released on DVD

  Dallas Buyers Club DVD Review by Kam Williams Six-Time Oscar-Nominated Biopic Released on DVD   Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) was informed that he had just 30 days to live when he was diagnosed as HIV+ in 1986. At that time, the Food and Drug Administration was dragging its feet in terms of finding a cure, perhaps because AIDS […]

The Best Man Holiday

  The Best Man Holiday DVD Review by Kam Williams Sequel Reunites BFFs for Another round of Romancing and Reminiscing   When released back in 1999, The Best Man was dismissed by some as merely an African-American variation on The Big Chill, and by others as the black male answer to the sassy sisters dishing the dirt […]

Whitaker’s Wonderful Wit and Wisdom

  Forest Whitaker The “Repentance” Interview with Kam Williams   Forest Whitaker is a distinguished artist and humanist. He is the founder of PeaceEarth Foundation, co-founder and chair of the International Institute for Peace and is the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Peace and Reconciliation. He is also a talented, versatile performer and one of Hollywood’s most accomplished figures. […]

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