For movies opening August 18, 2017

Kam's Kapsules, Big Budget Films, Foreign & Independent Films, movies, The Hitman's Bodyguard, Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson

  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, It's Maddy Whittier's (Amandla Stenburg, SCID, Anika Noni Rose, Nick Robinson,

  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, Ryan Reynolds, Tsuwayuki Saotome, Elodie Yung, Samuel L. Jackson

  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, Jeff Kinney, Murphy's Law, Jason Drucker, Alicia Silverstone,Tom Everett Scott

  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, Amy Schumer, Randall Park, Goldie Hawn, Wanda Sykes, Joan Cusack, kidnapped, Ecuador

  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

Bluebeard, Honorable Mention, The Blacklist: Season Four, Top Ten, DVD List, August 14

  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

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, David F. Sandberg, Anthony LaPaglia, Miranda Otto, Samara Lee, spine-tingling

  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, Hiroshima, perspective of a young woman, Suzu Urano, Rena Nouren, Yoshinasa Hosaya, World War ll

  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

Kam's Kapsules, Big Budget Films, Foreign & Independent Films, movies, weekly previews, Woody Harrelson, Anthony LaPaglia, Samara Lee

  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) […]