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For movies opening August 18, 2017

  OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening August 18, 2017 BIG BUDGET FILMS The Hitman’s Bodyguard (R for graphic violence and pervasive profanity) Unlikely-buddies comedy about an ace bodyguard (Ryan Reynolds) who grudgingly helps a notorious assassin (Samuel L. Jackson) negotiate a […]

Adaptation of Bittersweet Best Seller Arrives on Home Video

  Everything, Everything Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams Adaptation of Bittersweet Best Seller Arrives on Home Video It’s Maddy Whittier’s (Amandla Stenburg) 18th birthday, but she won’t be celebrating the occasion at a party or restaurant. In fact, she won’t be leaving the house or even having friends over anytime soon. That’s because she has […]

Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds Grudgingly Join Forces in Unlikely-Buddies Comedy

  The Hitman’s Bodyguard Film Review by Kam Williams Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds Grudgingly Join Forces in Unlikely-Buddies Comedy World-class bodyguard Michael Bryce’s (Ryan Reynolds) services were in great demand when a Japanese tycoon (Tsuwayuki Saotome) was executed on his watch. That botched operation ruined not only his professional reputation but his romantic […]

Franchise Reboot Revolves around Road Trip from Hell

  Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams Franchise Reboot Revolves around Road Trip from Hell According to Murphy’s Law, “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” And Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul provides cinematic support for that pessimistic principle. For, this kitchen sink comedy […]

Mother-Daughter Vacation Nightmare Comedy Comes to Home Video

  Snatched Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams Mother-Daughter Vacation Nightmare Comedy Comes to Home Video Emily Middleton (Amy Schumer) is just having one of those days. First, she’s fired from her sales job in a boutique for irresponsibly ignoring customers in order to try on outfits for herself. Second, her boyfriend (Randall Park) callously dumps […]

Top Ten DVD List for August 15, 2017

  This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Top Ten DVD List for August 15, 2017 Everything, Everything [Bubble Girl Courted by Boy Next-Door] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B072M35Y2C/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Bluebeard [South Korean Suspense Thriller] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B073LP58BN/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Murdoch Mysteries: Season 10 [Police Drama Set in Toronto in the Gay Nineties] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01MRCFXUQ/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Alien: Covenant [Ridley Scott Returns to Direct Storied Sci-Fi Series] […]

9th Episode in the Sci-Fi Series Certain to Scare the Living Daylights Out of You

  Alien: Covenant Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams 9th Episode in the Sci-Fi Series Certain to Scare the Living Daylights Out of You Alien: Covenant is the 9th episode in the enduring, sci-fi franchise launched back in 1979, provided you count the trio of Alien vs. Predator spinoffs. This installment is a sequel to Prometheus […]

Demonic Doll Haunts Yet Another House in Prequel to “The Conjuring” Franchise

  Annabelle: Creation Film Review by Kam Williams Demonic Doll Haunts Yet Another House in Prequel to “The Conjuring” Franchise Annabelle: Creation is the fourth film in a horror franchise that previously featured The Conjuring 1 and 2 as well as Annabelle. Because this prequel is set in 1952, well before the events which transpired […]

Evocative Anime Chronicles WWII from Hiroshima Native’s Point-of-View

  In This Corner of the World Film Review by Kam Williams Evocative Anime Chronicles WWII from Hiroshima Native’s Point-of-View     On August 6, 1945, President Truman took to the radio to announce that “the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, a military base.” Truth be told, only about 15% of the 140,000 […]

For movies opening August 11, 2017

  OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening August 11, 2017 BIG BUDGET FILMS Annabelle: Creation (R for horror violence) Tale of demonic possession about a dollmaker (Anthony LaPaglia) and his wife (Miranda Otto) who open their home to a nun (Stephanie Sigman) […]