Top Ten DVD List for December 10, 2013

  This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams   The Hunt   Fast & Furious 6   Despicable Me 2   Zatchbell! Collection   The Nature of Genius   Tell No One   American Bomber   Jump   Saving General Yang   The Rooftop     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 […]

Top Ten DVD List for December 3, 2013

  This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams   The Jack Ryan Collection   30 for 30 Gift Set Collection: Season Two, Volume One   Bruce Weber: The Film Collection   Wolf Children   Matilda [Blu-ray]   Speak the Music   Galactic Adventures Double Feature: 3D Sun/ Mars 3D   […]

Denzel and Wahlberg Paired Co-Star in Implausible Crime Caper

  2 Guns DVD Review by Kam Williams   DEA Agent Robert Trench (Denzel Washington) and Naval Intelligence Officer Michael Stigman (Mark Wahlberg) have both infiltrated a drug syndicate run by Papi Greco (Edward James Olmos), a creep who carries the head of a decapitated adversary around in a bowling bag. Therefore, the imbedded lawmen are careful […]

For movies opening November 29, 2013

  OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams   BIG BUDGET FILMS   Frozen (PG for action and mild rude humor) Disney animated adventure about a fearless princess (Kristen Bell) who embarks on an epic journey with a gruff mountain man (Josh Gad) in order to reverse the […]

Shades of Taken, Speed and Ransom in Derivative High-Octane Thriller

  Getaway DVD Review by Kam Williams   Brent Magna (Ethan Hawke) is a former racecar driver who recently moved with his wife, Leanna (Rebecca Budig), from the U.S. to her hometown of Sofia, Bulgaria. But any plans for a quiet retirement are rudely interrupted when she’s kidnapped at the height of the Christmas season. First, he gets a call […]

A Long Walk with Naomie

    Naomie Harris The “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” Interview with Kam Williams   As a critically acclaimed actress in film, television, and theatre, Naomie Harris is making more of a name for herself with each of her successive, luminous performances. Last year, she starred as Bond girl ‘Eve’ opposite Daniel Craig in the 007 feature Skyfall. She also […]

Idris Is Impressive in Inspirational Adaptation of Revered Icon’s Autobiography

  Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Film Review by Kam Williams   Nelson “Mandiba” Mandela (Idris Elba) secretly started writing his autobiography “Long Walk to Freedom” while still serving what he had every reason to believe might very well be a life sentence on Robben Island. The lawyer-turned-spokesman for the outlawed African National Congress had been convicted […]