“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 […]

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 […]

Seth MacFarlane’s Mean-Spirited Comedy Makes Its Way to DVD

A Million Ways to Die in the West DVD Review by Kam Williams Seth MacFarlane’s Mean-Spirited Comedy Makes Its Way to DVD     It seems like Seth MacFarlane must have been inspired by Blazing Saddles (1974) to make a more outrageous spoof of the Western genre. For instance, where the Mel Brooks classic featured […]

Tom Cruise Time-Travel Sci-Fi Released on DVD

Edge of Tomorrow DVD Review by Kam Williams Tom Cruise Time-Travel Sci-Fi Released on DVD   William Cage (Tom Cruise) is lucky to have risen to the rank of Major in the U.S. Army without ever seeing any combat, since he can’t stand the sight of blood, not even a paper cut. So, you can […]

N.J. Pine Barrens Provide Perfect Setting for High Body-Count Horror Flick

Jersey Shore Massacre DVD Review by Kam Williams   N.J. Pine Barrens Provide Perfect Setting for High Body-Count Horror Flick    When Teresa (Danielle Dallacco) and her girlfriends arrive at their rental house on the Jersey Shore, they’re shocked to learn that their sleazy stoner landlord (Ron Jeremy) already let someone else have the place for the weekend.  Luckily, […]

Streep Performance Saves An Overplotted, Feel-Bad Flick

August: Osage County DVD Review by Kam Williams   Streep Performance Saves An Overplotted, Feel-Bad Flick   In 2008, August: Osage County not only won a Pulitzer Prize, but it also took home a quintet of Tony Awards, including Best Play. However, the screen version of Tracy Letts’ haunting tale about a dysfunctional Oklahoma family […]

Fact-Based Tale of Redemption Released on DVD

Jamesy Boy ~DVD Review by Kam Williams   Fact-Based Tale of Redemption Released on DVD   James Burns (Spencer Lofranco) ended up behind bars in spite of his frustrated mother’s (Mary-Louise Parker) best efforts to keep him on the straight and narrow path. When he was 14, she took him down to the police station […]