Blacktrospective 2013

  by Kam Williams Kam’s Annual Assessment of the Best in Black Cinema   Best Wide Release Black Films   1.                  The Butler 2.                  42 3.                  12 Years a Slave 4.                  Fruitvale Station 5.                  The Best Man Holiday 6.                  Black Nativity 7.                  Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom 8.                  Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain 9.                  A Madea Christmas 10.              Temptation     Best Independent Films   1.                  The Inevitable Defeat […]

For movies opening December 20, 2013

  OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams BIG BUDGET FILMS   American Hustle (R for sexuality, pervasive profanity and brief violence) David O. Russell wrote and directed this crime drama about a couple of con artists (Christian Bale and Amy Adams) forced by an overzealous FBI agent […]

Top Ten DVD List for December 17, 2013

  This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams   Downton Abbey: Seasons 1, 2, & 3 with Season 4 Sneak Peek http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00D3PYQT0/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Prisoners http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0034G4P3A/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Masterpiece Mystery: Inspector Lewis: Pilot through Series Six http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00E7TKG0O/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   One Direction: This Is Us http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B009NNMB70/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Classic English Literature Collection: Volume One http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B009NRQTGU/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Ain’t Them Bodies Saints http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00F6Y3DFE/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   […]

The Cumberbatch Kid Comes of Age and is All the Rage

  Benedict Cumberbatch “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” Interview with Kam Williams   Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born in London on July 19, 1976 to a couple of accomplished actors in their own right, Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton. A chip off the old block, Benedict followed in his parents’ footsteps after studying theater at […]

Father and Son Bond during Nostalgic Road Trip across America’s Aging Heartland

  Nebraska Film Review by Kam Williams   77 year-old Woody Grant (Bruce Dern) is an addlepated alcoholic whose brain is so bent out of shape that he’s convinced he’s struck it rich after getting one of those mass-produced letters in the mail announcing that you’ve just won a million dollars in a magazine sweepstakes. […]

For movies opening December 13, 2013

  OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams   BIG BUDGET FILMS   American Hustle (R for sexuality, pervasive profanity and brief violence) David O. Russell wrote and directed this crime drama about a couple of con artists (Christian Bale and Amy Adams) forced by an overzealous FBI […]

Top Ten DVD List for December 10, 2013

  This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams   The Hunt http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00F6SHCYS/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Fast & Furious 6 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00FF9SKSK/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Despicable Me 2 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B008JFUQ3O/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Zatchbell! Collection http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00E68991S/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Nature of Genius http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00EE8AIZG/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Tell No One http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00GDI2CUO/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   American Bomber http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00FB349K8/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Jump http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00FL5NRIQ/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Saving General Yang http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00ENTX7JU/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Rooftop http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00F4NPBZW/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20     Honorable […]

NY Film Critics Online Awards 2013

  by Kam Williams New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO) held its fourteenth annual awards meeting on December 8, 2013 in Lincoln Center’s Furman Gallery.  Founded in 2000, NYFCO is our country’s most prestigious group of internet critics.  Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave won three awards, including an extremely close Best Picture race: Best Actor went to Chiwetel Ejiofor and […]

Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

  OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: by Kam Williams For movies opening December 6, 2013     BIG BUDGET FILMS   Inside Llewyn Davis (R for profanity and some sexual references) Oscar Issac plays the title character in this Coen Bros musical dramedy, set in Greenwich Village in 1961, chronicling a week in the life of a struggling […]

Reboot of Series Explores Superman’s Roots

  Man of Steel DVD Review by Kam Williams   To my generation, Superman was just “a strange visitor from another planet” who was “faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound“ in “a never-ending battle for truth, justice, and the American way.” But in this […]

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