Top Ten DVD List for April 1, 2014.

This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams     Top Ten DVD List for April 1, 2014   When Jews Were Funny http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00HNFSD5Y/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Psych: The Eighth and Final Season http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00GTZWXYQ/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Doc Martin: Series Six http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00FPPQYXM/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0019VM63I/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Cop Shows of the ‘70s http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00HZMZ1UK/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Lost Islands […]

De Niro-Cusack Crime Caper Comes to DVD

The Bag Man DVD Review by Kam Williams   De Niro-Cusack Crime Caper Comes to DVD   At first blush, The Bag Man reads a lot like The Transporter, the 2002 action film about a courier hired by a mobster to deliver a mysterious package without opening it. After all, the title character of this […]

Bittersweet Expose Explores Redheads’ Rough Lot in Life

  Being Ginger Film Review by Kam Williams Bittersweet Expose Explores Redheads’ Rough Lot in Life Everybody knows blondes have more fun, but what about redheads? They have the least pleasure according to Scott Harris, the producer, director and primary subject of Being Ginger. In this bittersweet expose, the ostracized underdog explores his plight in […]

Kam’s Kapsules: For Movies Opening March 28, 2014

Kam’s Kapsules:       Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening March 28, 2014   BIG BUDGET FILMS   Noah (PG-13 for violence, suggestive content and disturbing images) Russell Crowe plays the title character in Darren Aronofsky’s (Black Swan) intriguing reinterpretation of the Biblical parable about a righteous patriarch recruited […]

Misty en Pointe

Misty Copeland The “Life in Motion” Interview with Kam Williams   Misty en Pointe   Born in Kansas City, Missouri on September 10, 1982, Misty Copeland Is a soloist at the American Ballet Theatre. A recipient of the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in the Arts, Misty is also an inductee into the Boys and Girls Club Alumni […]

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 […]

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