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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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Loving Healing Titles to Help Special Needs Children in Ireland School

  Loving Healing Press (LHP) is donating copies of five of its children’s storybooks to the St Columba's Girls National School with Facility for Deaf Children in Douglas, Ireland. The titles selected for donating to the school include the following four illustrated storybooks by award-wining Canadian author Jewel Kats and a young-adult novel by Australian psychologist Dr. Bob Rich: Cinderella's Magical Wheelchair (2011) by Jewel Kats The Princess and the Ruby (2013) by … [Read More its Good for You...]

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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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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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Beyond Beyond at Muncheez Bar & Grill, May 3

  Date: May 03, 2015 Time: 7:00 pm Beyond Beyond wraps up their FAR FROM FINE TOUR at Muncheez Bar & Grill and plays one of their last concerts in their local area FOR THE YEAR! After this, Beyond Beyond will be doing a large national tour with Primer 55 and another national tour this fall, on top of a recording trip to Atlanta! Come out and hang while you can! We're going to miss Beckley! Muncheez Bar & Grill 2825 Harper Rd. Beckley, WV 25801 (681) … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Knit Night at Bluefield Inn, May 7

  Date: May 07, 2015 Time: 7:00 pm –9:00 pm CALLING ALL KNITTERS AND CROCHETERS! Every Thursday from 7-9 the Historic Bluefield Inn will host "Knit Night". Everyone is welcome. Bring your project with you and spend some time socializing and making new friends while you create something fabulous!  It’s a great way to have fun and learn from each other. All skill levels are invited. There will be wine, beer, coffee and tea available for purchase. If you have any … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Indulge: Fashion and Fun for Moms, Edison Mall in the Dillard’s Court, May 7

  Date: May 07, 2015 Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Indulge is a night to celebrate Mothers with a special night of shopping. Every Mother is invited to indulge in a night of fashion, beauty, shopping and fun. There will be gift with purchases, fashion presentations, beauty and grooming tips, fun food, entertainment, giveaways and much more! Free Admission Address: 4125 Cleveland Ave. Fort Myers, FL 33901 Phone: (239) 939-1933 Web: … [Read More its Good for You...]

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