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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

Top Ten DVD List for October 21, 2014

This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams     Top Ten DVD List for October 21, 2014   Downton Abbey: Seasons One, Two, Three & Four http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00KX45CJW/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   The Vincent Price Collection II http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00LMBURV8/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   America and the Holocaust: Deceit and Indifference http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00H4ZEI20/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Snowpiercer http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00M7D824O/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Wish I Was Here http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00MJDV0LY/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   Nuclear Nation: […]

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 […]

High School Sweethearts Reunite in Adaptation of Bittersweet Best Seller

The Best of Me Film Review by Kam Williams High School Sweethearts Reunite in Adaptation of Bittersweet Best Seller   The real test of a good tearjerker is whether or not it moves you to tears. And this movie managed to make me cry in spite of myself. As this film unfolded, I frequently found […]