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...]


“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...]


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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Susan’s Search: New Book by Alan Smith Takes Readers on a Journey for Reclaiming Health

  Author Alan E. Smith has published his new book Susan's Search on Amazon Kindle, just in time for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Susan's Search narrates the story of Susan Weaver, a woman in her 50s who’s just been diagnosed with breast cancer. After listening to lots of mainstream doctors, she’s confused and feels there has to be a better way to treat the problem so she starts researching complementary and alternative medicine. The book turns on her last-minute … [Read More its Good for You...]


‘Chance Encounter’ by Tony Medeiros

  Reviewed by Leonore H. Dvorkin This second novel from the talented Tony Medeiros is a Cinderella story with a twist. The well-to-do narrator, Joseph Perry, has big dreams for Carolyn Laplante, the intriguing young housecleaner he observes at a café one morning as she tries to drum up business. It takes him a while to find her again, but find her he does. Things go from there, both professionally and then very personally, as Carolyn rises in the world.  Of course it … [Read More its Good for You...]


Pioneer Pacific College of Oregon to Teach ‘Crisis Intervention Training for Disaster Workers’

  George Doherty's Crisis Intervention Training for Disaster Workers by Loving Healing Press (2007) has been selected as a textbook for use in a Criminal Justice course at the Pioneer Pacific College in Oregon. The late George Doherty founded the Rocky Mountain Region Disaster Mental Health Institute (RMR DMHI) and served the community as a disaster mental health expert for more than two decades until his passing in June 2013 at the age of 71. He produced books and organized … [Read More its Good for You...]

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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...]


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...]


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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St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Hosts Inaugural Dodgeball Tournament Benefitting the St. Johns County Food Pantry

  St. Johns County Parks and Recreation is teaming up with the St. Johns County Food Pantry to present the Inaugural Co-Ed Adult Dodgeball Tournament on Saturday, November 14 at the Solomon Calhoun Community Center, 1300 Duval Street, St. Augustine. Registration is open through October 30 and limited to the first 16 teams. Teams must have ten players, including a minimum of two female athletes. Cost for registration is $10 and two cans of non-perishable food per player. … [Read More its Good for You...]


Milonga, Vals & Danzon at Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, October 16

  Date: October 16, 2015 Time: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm This classical celebration influenced by Latin dance forms will feature internationally acclaimed artists Elena Abend and Marco Granados. A celebrated pianist, Elena has performed at renowned venues around the world, including Lincoln Center, London’s Royal Festival Hall, the Toulouse Conservatoire, and Theatre Luxembourg in France. As a flutist, Marco’s diverse repertoire spans from classical to folk, with an emphasis on … [Read More its Good for You...]


Fall Dream Experience, Harley-Davidson Museum, October 14 – 17

  October 14 – October 17, 2015 This incredible three day and three night package includes: Lunch at MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant with Harley-Davidson Museum® Vice President, Bill Davidson, along with an intimate walk through the Museum with Bill and a member of the H-D Museum Archives staff.Enjoy three nights’ deluxe accommodations at the Iron Horse Hotel, including parking for one vehicle and one breakfast voucher for the Iron Horse Library restaurant.Take part in … [Read More its Good for You...]

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