BIG BUDGET FILMS Beauty and the Beast (PG for action, peril, violence and frightening images) Emma Watson and Dan Stevens co-star as the title characters in this musical adaptation of the French fairy tale about a young woman taken prisoner by a monstrous, young prince.Supporting cast includes Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, Ian McKellen, Josh Gad and Emma Thompson.
Every couple of years or so, I get approached by a friend or acquaintance excited about some great new product that they\’ve just quit their job to sell. Curiously, instead of trying to get me as a customer, they\’re always more interested in offering me an opportunity to share in their good fortune by becoming a distributor.
This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Top Ten DVD List for March 14, 2017 Fences https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01LTI0KQA/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Elle https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01M8MVUW3/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Jackie https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01LTI1LA4/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Red Dawn [Collector\’s Edition] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01NCK6BGQ/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20
Back in 1987, Fences won both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play. The August Wilson classic, set in the Pittsburgh in the Fifties, chronicled the day-to-day struggle of a blue-collar, African-American family. The production was brought back to Broadway in 2010, and it landed the Tony for Best Revival in addition to ones for Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in the Best Actor and Best Actress categories.
Actor Martinez Film Review by Kam Williams Zany Mockumentary Features Computer Tech-Turned-Aspiring Actor Did you see I’m Still Here (2010), the mockumentary chronicling Joaquin Phoenix’s supposed retirement from acting to try his hand at rap music? Well, what made that movie fascinating was how it was edited in such a way as to make […]
BIG BUDGET FILMS Kong: Skull Island (PG-13 for action, intense violence and brief profanity) Reboot of the King Kong franchise, set in 1971, revolving around an ill-fated expedition to an uncharted Polynesian island inhabited by a horde of monsters led by a giant ape. Ensemble cast includes Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly, John Goodman, Corey Hawkins and Tom Hiddleston.
The beloved classic King Kong (1933), starring Fay Wray, revolved around an expedition to an uncharted island in the Indian Ocean inhabited by an array of prodigious prehistoric animals. The explorers proceed to capture and cage a gigantic ape with plans to put him on exhibition in New York as the 8th Wonder of the World.
Color Guards are carefully-synchronized teams which often appear on the field during halftime of high school and football games. Not to be confused with marching bands or cheerleading squads, these highly-choreographed dance troupes wave flags, toss rifles and spin sabres instead of playing musical instruments or executing daredevil acrobatics.
How many immortal speeches have been delivered by U.S. presidents and other American icons? Lincoln’s “Four score and seven years ago” Gettysburg Address, FDR’s “We have nothing to fear but fear itself,” Eisenhower’s beware of the “Military-Industrial Complex” farewell address, JFK’s “Ask not what your country can do for you” inaugural address, Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, and Reagan’s “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall,” are among the handful which have stood the test of time