5-21 Top Ten DVD Releases

This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Headline: Top Ten DVD List for May 21, 2013 Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00BFWKE76/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 My Neighbor Totoro http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00BEYYEJ4/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Beautiful Creatures http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B009AMAGXK/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Howl’s Moving Castle http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00BEYYEIK/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Yossi http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00B2DGYQS/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Side Effects http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00BNWWVFG/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 True Blood: The Complete Fifth Season http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0092QDMQ2/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Come Undone http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00BJRYJ1O/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The First 70 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00C67056Y/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Wine, Women & Friends […]

The Central Park Five DVD Review

The Central Park Five  DVD Review by Kam Williams Headline: Heartbreaking Documentary Revisits Shameful Rush to Judgment Around 9 PM on April 19, 1989, a 28 year-old, female jogger was brutally beaten, sexually assaulted and left for dead in a wooded area of Central Park located off the beaten path. Because she was an investment […]

Mel Brooks: Make a Noise PBS-TV REVIEW

Mel Brooks: Make a Noise  TV Review by Kam Williams Headline: PBS Biopic Chronicles Career of Legendary Comic Genius Melvin James Kaminsky was born in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on June 28, 1926, but found fame under the stage name you know him by, Mel Brooks. He started out in showbiz as a jazz drummer while still […]

Bidder 70 Film Review

Bidder 70  Film Review by Kam Williams Headline: Eco-Documentary Chronicles Trials and Tribulations of Selfless Planetary Patriot The Bush administration’s announcement in 2008 of its intention to auction-off the mining rights to many square miles of virgin land located in national forests ignited waves of protests by environmental activists. But when picketing, petitioning and the […]

Mel Brooks Interview

Mel Brooks  The “Mel Brooks: Make a Noise” Interview with Kam Williams Headline: Delightful Banter with Boundless Brooks Mel Brooks, director, producer, writer and actor, is in an elite group as one of the few entertainers to earn all four major entertainment prizes – the Tony, Emmy, Grammy, and Oscar. His career began in television […]

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. ? […]

Fear of a Black Republican DVD Review

Fear of a Black Republican DVD Review by Kam Williams Documentary Poses Question: Does the GOP Even Want the Black Vote? Have you ever noticed how few African-American Republicans there are? At any Grand Old Party gathering you see on TV, including the recent convention, there are generally so few blacks in attendance that they […]

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 […]