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Extraordinary Emily Dickinson Biopic Available on Home Video

  A Quiet Passion DVD Review by Kam Williams Extraordinary Emily Dickinson Biopic Available on Home Video Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) had less than a dozen of her 1,800 poems published, while she was still alive. Since she was only appreciated posthumously, it makes sense that a movie about her life might revolve around something other […]

Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale Co-Star in WWI Docudrama

  The Promise DVD Review by Kam Williams Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale Co-Star in WWI Docudrama It’s Eastern Turkey in 1914, which is where we find druggist Mikael Boghosian (Oscar Isaac) plying his trade in his half-Armenian/half-Turkish village where Christians and Muslims get along swell. The ambitious, young apothecary would really rather be a […]

Reboot of Much Beloved Monster Franchise Arrives on Home Video

  Kong: Skull Island DVD Review by Kam Williams Reboot of Much Beloved Monster Franchise Arrives on Home Video The beloved classic King Kong (1933), starring Fay Wray, revolved around an expedition to an uncharted island in the Indian Ocean inhabited by an array of prodigious prehistoric creatures. The explorers proceed to capture and cage […]

8th Installment of Car Crash Franchise Arrives on Home Video

  The Fate of the Furious DVD Review by Kam Williams 8th Installment of Car Crash Franchise Arrives on Home Video There are a number of action films whose opening scenes alone are well worth the price of admission. Taken (2008), District B-13 (2004) Super 8 (2011) and Dawn of the Dead (2004)  are four […]

Selfless Heroine Saves Animals and Jews in Fact-Based Biopic

  The Zookeeper’s Wife DVD Review by Kam Williams Selfless Heroine Saves Animals and Jews in Fact-Based Biopic In 1928, Dr. Jan Zabinski (Johan Heldenbergh) became the director of the Warsaw Zoo. Over the next decade, he ran it  with the help of his wife, Antonina (Jessica Chastain), who was something of a wildlife whisperer. […]

Raunchy Adaptation of Classic TV Series Arrives on Home Video

  Chips DVD Review by Kam Williams Raunchy Adaptation of Classic TV Series Arrives on Home Video Whenever a classic television series is made into a movie, the buzz always seems to be about whether the screen version will be a creative variation on the theme or merely a campy, cornball, take-the-money-and-run ripoff trading in […]

Keanu Reeves Reprises Role in Splatterfest Sequel Arriving on DVD

  John Wick: Chapter 2 DVD Review by Kam Williams Keanu Reeves Reprises Role in Splatterfest Sequel Arriving on DVD When we first met John Wick (Keanu Reeves), he went on a bloody killing spree in the wake of losing the love of his life (Bridget Moynahan). And at the end of that revenge-fueled splatterfest […]

Hilarious Caped Crusader Cartoon Spoof Comes to Home Video

  The LEGO Batman Movie DVD Review by Kam Williams Hilarious Caped Crusader Cartoon Spoof Comes to Home Video Not since the campy TV-sitcom back in the Sixties has Batman been so successfully lampooned. Now, the much-beloved superhero again proves perfect fodder for parody in a madcap, animated adventure with a terribly-short attention span. More […]

David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike Co-Star in True Tale of Forbidden Love

  A United Kingdom DVD Review by Kam Williams David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike Co-Star in True Tale of Forbidden Love Upon the untimely death of his father, Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo) was crowned the King of Bechuanaland at the tender age of 4. But his Uncle Tshekedi (Vusi Kunene) assumed the reins of power […]

Shades of “Groundhog’s Day” in Adaptation of Young Adult Best Seller

  Before I Fall DVD Review by Kam Williams Shades of “Groundhog’s Day” in Adaptation of Young Adult Best Seller Samantha “Sam” Kingston (Zoey Deutch) was a spoiled-rotten brat the night she perished in a tragic car crash. First of all, she and her little sister Izzy (Erica Tremblay) were lucky enough to be raised […]