5-17 Kam’s Kapsules

OPENING THIS WEEK  Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening May 17, 2013 BIG BUDGET FILMS Star Trek: Into Darkness (PG-13 for intense violence) Twelfth installment in the futuristic, sci-fi franchise finds Captain Kirk (Chris Pinne) and the crew of the Starship Enterprise summoned back to […]

Twenty Feet from Stardom (Documentary Announcement)

‘TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM’ STAR-STUDDED DOCUMENTARY SHINES LIGHT ON BACKUP SINGERS AND THEIR GOSPEL ROOTS ‘Millions Know Their Voices, But No One Knows Their Names’ Little wonder the engaging new documentary TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM earned the honor of opening this year’s documentary competition at the Sundance Film Festival. It’s three films in one. a […]

5-14 Top Ten DVD Releases

This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Headline: Top Ten DVD List for May 14, 2013 Save the Farm http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00C6705UK/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Of Two Minds http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00B9LNPA6/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Bink & Gollie and More Stories about Friendship http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00B9LNMCW/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Yossi http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00B2DGYQS/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Face 2 Face http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00BC0JFVC/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Barrymore http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00BC0WQWM/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Bletchley Circle: Cracking a Killer’s Code http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00BCXW106/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Cloud Atlas http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00A8MGLAI/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Word Girl vs. […]

Craig Robinson Interview

Craig Robinson The “Peeples” Interview with Kam Williams Headline: Craig Is Good “Peeples” Born in Chicago on October 25, 1971, Craig Robinson is currently appearing in the final season of “The Office” on NBC, where he portrays acerbic Dunder-Mifflin employee Darryl Philbin. He is definitely a world away from his original career intentions; before deciding […]

Unmade in China Film Review

Unmade in China Film Review by Kam Williams Headline: Big Brother Documentary Highlights American Filmmaker’s Frustrations in China Inspired by a Youtube video that went viral, Gil Kofman decided to make a movie about a lonely girl trapped in a basement. The L.A. director subsequently contracted to shoot the thriller, Case Sensitive, in China, the […]

Iron Man 3 Film Review

Iron Man 3  Film Review by Kam Williams Headline: Downey Back as Bon Vivant Billionaire/Smart Aleck Superhero This film represents the seventh installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series kickstarted by Iron Man 1 in 2008, and since followed in succession by The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers. The […]

Aroused Film Review

Aroused  Film Review by Kam Williams Headline: Popular Porn Stars Bare Their Bodies and Souls in Revealing Documentary Have you ever been curious about how a woman became a porn star? Was it because of a drug habit? Or maybe out of desperation for money? How did she pick her stage name? Does she feel […]

Peeples Film Review

Peeples  Film Review by Kam Williams Headline: Blue-Collar Beau Meets Bourgie Fiancee’s Family in Fish-Out-of-Water Comedy After dating for over a year, Wade Walker (Craig Robinson) is head-over-heels in love with his girlfriend, Grace (Kerry Washington). He’s ready to pop the question, and has even purchased a ring, but there’s a slight problem: he still […]

The Great Gatsby Film Review

The Great Gatsby Film Review by Kam Williams Headline: DiCaprio Handles Title Role in 3-D Adaptation of Literary Classic F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is an era-defining, literary masterpiece convincingly capturing the decadence, debauchery and self-destruction of privileged elites living in the lap of luxury at the height of the Roaring Twenties. Set out […]

Promised Land DVD Review

Promised Land  DVD Review by Kam Williams Headline: Timely Eco-Drama Examines Fracking Controversy In 2011, a disturbing documentary called Gasland was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Documentary category. That eye-opening expose’ chronicled how energy companies had duped landowners in Pennsylvania and Colorado into signing over the drilling rights on their property while […]