Ralph Fiennes Delivers as Concierge in Droll Wes Anderson Dramedy

  The Grand Budapest Hotel Film Review by Kam Williams Ralph Fiennes Delivers as Concierge in Droll Wes Anderson Dramedy Wes Anderson films are sui generis, one of a kind affairs as easy to identify as, say, a Thelonious Monk piano solo or a Frank Sinatra vocal. You can spot one of his works by […]

Top Ten DVD List for March 25, 2014

This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams   Top Ten DVD List for March 25, 2014 The Great Beauty http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00HRJVHEK/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Wolf of Wall Street http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00H9KKKAY/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Home http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00HI9QGGS/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Groundbreaking Sitcoms of the ‘70s http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00HZMZ1WS/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Frontline: Secret State of North Korea http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00HUTPKG8/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Leading Ladies of Classic Comedy http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00HZMZ26I/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Bigamist http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00IBKXS2I/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 […]

Oscar-Winning Animated Film Arrives on DVD

Frozen DVD Review by Kam Williams Oscar-Winning Animated Film Arrives on DVD Given the toll the polar vortex exacted on the continental U.S. this winter, I think plenty of people can relate to the frigid predicament of the people living in the fictional kingdom of Arendelle. Disney’s Frozen is an animated adventure loosely based on “The […]

Tom Hanks Channels Walt Disney in Mary Poppins Period Piece

Saving Mr. Banks DVD Review by Kam Williams Tom Hanks Channels Walt Disney in Mary Poppins Period Piece   P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) was the pen name of Helen Lyndon Goff (1899-1996), the creator of the children’s classic “Mary Poppins.” When his daughters were young, Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) promised to turn their favorite book […]

For movies opening March 21, 2014

OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening March 21, 2014     BIG BUDGET FILMS   Divergent (PG-13 for intense violence, mature themes and some sensuality) Futuristic sci-fi, set in a supposedly-utopian society where people are segregated by personality, although anyone who fails […]

Rap Mogul Reaps Benefits from Meditation Regimen

Russell Simmons The “Success through Stillness” Interview with Kam Williams Rap Mogul Reaps Benefits from Meditation Regimen Master entrepreneur and visionary Russell Simmons has influenced virtually all aspects of business and media: in music with the cofounding of the immensely successful Def Jam Recordings; in the fashion industry with the trailblazing Phat Pharm, Baby Phat, […]

Couples’ Lives Intertwine Incestuously in Gender-Blending Brooklyn Drama

The Happy Sad DVD Review by Kam Williams Couples’ Lives Intertwine Incestuously in Gender-Blending Brooklyn Drama   Stan (Cameron Scoggins) and Annie (Sorel Carradine) are a young couple in crisis. She recently informed him over brunch in a Brooklyn bistro that she wanted to take a break “to figure things out.” Flabbergasted Stan pressured her for an explanation, so she lied and said […]

Top Ten DVD List for March 18, 2014

This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams     Top Ten DVD List for March 18, 2014   American Hustle http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00GMV8LIO/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Frozen http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00G5G7K7O/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00HEM9Q16/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Dukes of September Live http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00HUQC3U2/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Frontline: To Catch a Trader http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00HUTPK0Y/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Saving Mr. Banks http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00HT944D4/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Happy Sad http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00I3SPDLC/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   […]

Ten-Time Oscar-Nominated Dramedy Due on DVD

American Hustle DVD Review by Kam Williams Ten-Time Oscar-Nominated Dramedy Due on DVD   In the late Seventies, a half-dozen Congressmen along with a United States Senator were caught on camera taking bribes from FBI agents posing as wealthy Arab sheiks. The elaborate sting in which the disgraced politicians became ensnared was code named Abscam, […]

Bale, Affleck and Whitaker Co-Star in Raw Revenge Thriller

Out of the Furnace DVD Review by Kam Williams Bale, Affleck and Whitaker Co-Star in Raw Revenge Thriller   Russell Baze’s (Christian Bale) is stuck in a dead-end job at a rural Pennsylvania steel mill rumored to be closing soon. He’s not in a position to abandon the Rust Belt in search of greener pastures, […]

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