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For movies opening October 24, 2014

OPENING THIS WEEK Kam's Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening October 24, 2014     BIG BUDGET FILMS   Ouija (PG-13 for disturbing violence, frightening images and mature themes) Horror flick about a tight-knit group of teens who unwittingly awaken a dormant dark force when they decide to investigate the mysterious murder of a friend who perished right after recording herself playing a board game. … [Read More its Good for You...]

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“E.T.” Inspired Adventure Arrives on DVD

Earth to Echo DVD Review by Kam Williams "E.T." Inspired Adventure Arrives on DVD   Most people know E.T. revolves around several kids who befriend an alien stranded on Earth and eager to return home before ill-intentioned adults can do him any harm. That coming-of-age classic landed four Academy Awards back in 1983, and was even voted the best sci-fi of all time in a recent survey by Rotten Tomatoes. But if you’re too young to remember Steven Spielberg’s heartwarming … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Zach Braff DVD Features Delightful, Dysfunctional Family Dramedy

Wish I Was Here DVD Review by Kam Williams Zach Braff DVD Features Delightful, Dysfunctional Family Dramedy     As an actor, Zach Braff is most closely associated with the character J.D. from Scrubs, the Emmy-winning sitcom which enjoyed a nine-year run on network television from 2001 to 2010. As a director, he’s best known for Garden State, the quirky, semi-autobiographical feature film where he played a struggling actor who returns to his hometown in Jersey for … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Books

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New Children’s Book Explores Life from the Lens of an Autistic Child’s Sibling

  by Loving Healing Press In her new book, award-winning author, Shaila Abdullah pens a tender and humorous account of a sibling who describes the joys and woes of living with her autistic brother. Ann Arbor, MI—While there is a wealth of information that deals with the various challenges faced by parents of autistic children, there is relatively little information available on how a sibling can cope with an autistic brother or sister. Shaila Abdullah’s latest … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Rainbow in the Cloud

Rainbow in the Cloud The Wisdom and Spirit of Maya Angelou by Maya Angelou Random House Hardcover, $20.00 128 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-0-8129-9645-6 Book Review by Kam Williams   “’Words mean more than what is set down on paper,’ Maya Angelou wrote in her groundbreaking memoir ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.’ Indeed, Angelou’s words have traveled the world and transformed lives—inspiring, strengthening, healing… Now, in this collection of sage advice, humorous … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Orgasm

Orgasm Photographs & Interviews by Linda Troeller and Marion Schneider Daylight Books Hardcover, $35.00 188 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-0-9897981-3-6 Book Review by Kam Williams “Due to the repression and shame imposed by patriarchy, we are still at the onset of exploration of female sexuality and eroticism. Not only does this book reveal the power, divinity, originality and necessity of female orgasm, but by giving women agency and voice regarding their sexuality, it … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Lifestyle

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Gina the Dreamer

Gina Prince-Bythewood The “Beyond the Lights” Interview with Kam Williams Gina the Dreamer   Born on June 10, 1969, Gina Maria Prince-Bythewood studied film at UCLA before beginning her career as a writer for the TV sitcom, “A Different World.” In 2000, she made a noteworthy directorial debut with the critically-acclaimed Love & Basketball, which netted a dozen accolades during awards season, including a couple of NAACP Image Awards, a BET Award and several Black … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Arcane, Urbane & Insane Bourdain!

Anthony Bourdain The “Parts Unknown” Interview with Kam Williams Arcane, Urbane & Insane Bourdain!   Chef, author and world traveler Anthony Bourdain is an outspoken trailblazer with unique insights about food, culture and current events. Here, he talks about his life, career and his Peabody and Emmy-winning TV-series, Parts Unknown. Kam Williams: Hi Anthony, thanks for the interview. I love the show. I’m honored to have this opportunity to speak with … [Read More its Good for You...]

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The Sound and the “Fury”

Michael Pena & David Ayer The “Fury” Interview with Kam Williams  The Sound and the “Fury”   Michael Pena was born in Chicago on January 13, 1976 to immigrant parents from Mexico . After graduating from high school, he answered an open casting call for the sequel to To Sir, with Love. He landed a role, relocated to L.A., and the rest is history. Michael went on to deliver memorable performances in Crash, Million Dollar Baby, Babel and The Lincoln Lawyer. He also … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Events

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Arsenic and Old Lace, West Virginia University, March 10 – 14

  Date: March 10 – March 14, 2015 Time: 7:30 pm by Joseph Kesselring In this wickedly delightful farce, the Brewster family is brimming with charming, eccentric—albeit homicidal—characters! Mortimer Brewster is a drama critic whose two spinster aunts poison lonely old men with elderberry wine laced with arsenic. His brother believes he is Teddy Roosevelt, and his other murderous brother is on the run from the law. All are getting in the way of Mortmer’s plans to marry … [Read More its Good for You...]

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2015 Southern WV Origami Owl Spring Launch, First Century Bank, March 9

  Date: March 09, 2015 Time: 6:30 pm You are invited to our 2015 Origami Owl Spring Launch Training! You will see a a sampling of new spring product and the new Hostess Rewards PLUS a mock Jewelry Bar training lead by Erin Keene (one of the top 20 point earners for Maui). Please RSVP by March 7th. You can text me at 304-763-1795 or by email at makemylocket@gmail.com. $10.00 per ticket which includes refreshments. First Century Bank 1826 Harper Road Beckley, WV … [Read More its Good for You...]

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The Odd Couple, Off Broadway Palm Theatre, Opening March 12

  March 12 – May 02, 2015 In the Off Broadway Palm Theatre, Broadway Palm’s second performance venue, enjoy The Tony Award-winning comedic masterpiece by Neil Simon. Felix, a neat-freak news writer, moves in with his friend Oscar, a messy sportswriters, after his wife throws him out. Ticket prices range from $31 to $51 for adults, $24 for children ages 12 and younger. Performances are Tuesday through Sunday evenings with selected matinees. Buy Tickets Broadway Palm … [Read More its Good for You...]

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