For movies opening March 14, 2014

OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening March 14, 2014 BIG BUDGET FILMS Need for Speed (PG-13 for nudity, crude humor, reckless driving and disturbing crashes) High-octane revenge thriller, inspired by the video game of the same name, revolving around a recently-paroled street […]

Top Ten DVD List for This Week

This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams   Top Ten DVD List for March 11 2014   Inside Llewyn Davis http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00GMV8KGW/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   A Cross to Bear http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00H91LVTM/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   In Fear http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00HEM9PY4/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutagen Mayhem http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00H7BJ1XC/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Hollow Triumph http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00I095JAY/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Barbie: The Pearl Princess http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00HDAG7DO/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Samson and Delilah http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00H7BJ128/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   […]

Fact-Based Tale of Redemption Released on DVD

Jamesy Boy ~DVD Review by Kam Williams   Fact-Based Tale of Redemption Released on DVD   James Burns (Spencer Lofranco) ended up behind bars in spite of his frustrated mother’s (Mary-Louise Parker) best efforts to keep him on the straight and narrow path. When he was 14, she took him down to the police station […]

Higher Body-Count Sequel Trumps the Original

  300: Rise of an Empire Film Review by Kam Williams   Higher Body-Count Sequel Trumps the Original   The bloody epic 300 (2007) chronicled the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 B.C. when a badly outnumbered band of 300 soldiers were sent on a suicide mission to defend Sparta against a horde of over 100,000 Persian […]

Oscar-Winning Outer Space Adventure Arrives on DVD

Gravity ~DVD Review by Kam Williams Oscar-Winning Outer Space Adventure Arrives on DVD Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) is set to retire following a distinguished career as a NASA astronaut. The veteran captain is currently in command of his final flight of the Space Shuttle Explorer with a primary mission to replace solar panels on the […]

Oscar-Nominated Father-Son Road Trip Released on DVD

Nebraska DVD Review by Kam Williams Oscar-Nominated Father-Son Road Trip Released on DVD               77 year-old Woody Grant (Bruce Dern) is an addlepated alcoholic whose brain is so bent out of shape that he’s convinced he’s struck it rich after getting one of those mass-produced letters in the mail announcing […]

Alcoholic Air Marshal Tested in Transatlantic Hijack Thriller

  Non-Stop Film Review by Kam Williams Alcoholic Air Marshal Tested in Transatlantic Hijack Thriller Bill Marks’ (Liam Neeson) life went into a tailspin after his young daughter lost her battle with childhood leukemia. The inconsolable police officer has since sought solace in a bottle of alcohol, an addiction which cost him his marriage and […]

Boy Wonder Befriends Late Bloomer in Odd Couple at College Comedy

  HairBrained Film Review by Kam Williams Boy Wonder Befriends Late Bloomer in Odd Couple at College Comedy   On the drive with his mother (Parker Posey) to his new school, precocious Eli Pettifog (Alex Wolff) is fretting about fitting-in with his classmates. After all, it’s not the 13 year-old’s first day of high school, […]

12 Years a Slave Lands Best Picture

2014 Oscar Recap By Kam Williams  12 Years a Slave Lands Best Picture ~ Yours Truly Scores 100% on Oscar Picks ~ 12 Years a Slave walked away with big prize, Best Picture at the 86th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday. The historical drama was directed by Steve McQueen and also netted accolades in the Supporting Actress (Lupita […]

TOP TEN DVD LIST FOR MARCH 4, 2014

This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Top Ten DVD List for March 4, 2014     12 Years a Slave http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00G4Q3NDA/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Iran Job http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00CFODA5G/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Big Screen Romances [8 Movie Collection] http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00GOC758I/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Hunger Games: Catching Fire http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B008JFUS8M/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   90’s Night In [8 Movie Set] http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00GOC74WA/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Elmo’s World: All about Animals […]