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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‘Dust Net’ by David Dvorkin

  This is a work of nonfiction plus some speculation. It's largely about drones and their very rapid miniaturization, their present and coming use in law enforcement and war, and a potential future in which spy and communication equipment will literally be the size of dust motes, almost impossible to see and impossible to escape. It's also about the complete lack of privacy that is coming in the future. Parts of the book are encouraging, detailing how such devices will … [Read More its Good for You...]


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...]

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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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Life and Death at LaSells Stewart Center, December 2

  Date: December 02, 2015 Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm The Willamette PhotoArts Guild was born back in 1985 when five local photographers gathered at a local restaurant to critique photographs, share information and encourage each other’s growth as image makers. It soon grew to about 20 members, and in 1988 the group became an affiliated guild with the Corvallis Art Center. Currently about 40-50 photographers belong to the PAG. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday … [Read More its Good for You...]


Rick Bartow at OSU’s Little Gallery, November 30

  Date: November 30, 2015 Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm A selection of work from Native American artist Rick Bartow will be on display in Oregon State University’s Little Gallery Oct. 12 through Dec. 18. A reception to celebrate the exhibit’s opening will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 12, coinciding with Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The reception will be held at the gallery in 210 Kidder Hall, 2000 S.W. Campus Way, Corvallis. The public is welcome to attend. The … [Read More its Good for You...]


Washington Wizards NBA Basketball at Verizon Center, December 2

  Date: December 02, 2015 Time: 7:00 pm Another exciting season of NBA basketball is underway at Verizon Center in D.C. and the Washington Wizards are off to a promising start. The Eastern conference's Southeast division is one of the most competitive in the NBA, with not only the Wizards, but the Atlanta Hawks and Miami Heat as well. Fortunately, Washington is stacked with some outstanding talent, led by John Wall, the two-time All-Star point guard who was named to the … [Read More its Good for You...]

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