Bittersweet Biopic Recounts Final Hours in Oscar Grant’s Life

  Fruitvale Station Film Review by Kam Williams   Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan) and his girlfriend, Sophina (Melonie Diaz), were returning to Oakland in the wee hours of the morning after attending a New Year’s Eve 2009 celebration when their crowded train was stopped by police in response to a report of a disturbance. […]

Twists Abound in Convoluted Suspense Thriller

  Twists Abound in Convoluted Suspense Thriller Dead Man Down DVD Review by Kam Williams   Grief-stricken Lazlo Kerick (Colin Farrell) never recovered from the gruesome murder of his wife (Beata Dalton). It came on orders from a vicious mob boss intent on preventing her from testifying in court. Amoral Alphonse Hoyt (Terrence Howard) also had the couple’s only […]

Tongue-in-Cheek Documentary Offers Tips on Dope Dealing

  Tongue-in-Cheek Documentary Offers Tips on Dope Dealing How to Make Money Selling Drugs Film Review by Kam Williams   “Are you unemployed or stuck in a dead-end job? Don’t worry, we have an answer!” That is the dubious proposition made by How to Make Money Selling Drugs, a tongue-in-cheek (I pray) documentary about the art of […]

Making a Film Version Work for a Live Event

  Making a Film Version Work for a Live Event  by Trish Elliot Redmink Productions, owned by partners David Mink and Trish Elliott, has been in business for 25 years because they know how to create themes for events.  They design and produce over 1,000 entertainer events a year, and have tackled nearly every theme […]

Bullock and McCarthy Paired as Unlikely Partners in Good Cop-Bad Cop Comedy

   Bullock and McCarthy Paired as Unlikely Partners in Good Cop-Bad Cop Comedy The Heat Film Review by Kam Williams   FBI Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) has been dispatched to Boston where she’s assigned to apprehend a ruthless drug kingpin. However, her boss is concerned about the uptight, 12-year veteran’s horrible habit of rubbing her relatively-relaxed colleagues […]

Artist and Inmate Forge Unlikely Friendship in Angola Prison Documentary

  Artist and Inmate Forge Unlikely Friendship in Angola Prison Documentary    Herman’s House DVD Review by Kam Williams 72 year-old Herman Wallace has been imprisoned at Louisiana’s infamous Angola penitentiary since he was found guilty of committing bank robbery back in 1967. His sentence was later lengthened to life after he was convicted of stabbing a […]

Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

  Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening July 5, 2013     BIG BUDGET FILMS   Despicable Me 2 (PG for crude humor and mild action) Action-oriented animated adventure finds reformed evildoer Gru (Steve Carell) grudgingly leaving his recently-adopted daughters (Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier and Elsie Fisher) to spy for […]

Fan of Fana, The “World War Z” Interview

  Fana Mokoena The “World War Z” Interview with Kam Williams   Born in on May 13, 1971, veteran South African actor Fana Mokoena garnered worldwide acclaim for his powerful portrayal of General Augustin Bizimungu opposite Oscar-nominees Don Cheadle and Sophie Okonedo in Hotel Rwanda. He previously worked with World War Z director Marc Forster on Machine Gun Preacher […]

Headline: Top Ten DVD List for July 2, 2013

  Headline: Top Ten DVD List for July 2, 2013 by Kam Williams   The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: The Complete Series http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00C7A8WWO/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Up Series http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00CD6VY6S/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Best of Warner Brothers: 20 Film Collection Comedy http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00BTJYKAW/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Venus and Serena http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00CBFB8MG/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Dick Van Dyke Show: Season Four http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00C6F61VE/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Herman’s House http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00CEJ1JAA/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   […]

Michael B. Jordan

  Michael B. Jordan The “Fruitvale Station” Interview with Kam Williams   Headline: Emerging Actor Discusses His Breakout Role as the Late Oscar Grant   Born in Santa Ana on February 9, 1987, Michael B. Jordan is one of Hollywood’s brightest young actors. In 2012, he starred in 20th Century Fox’s box office hit CHRONICLE, a supernatural […]