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    Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

    BIG BUDGET FILMS Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (PG-13 for intense action sequences) Medieval action fantasy, based on the video game of the same name, about a rogue prince (Jake Gyllenhaal) who reluctantly...

    Raunchy Revenge Comedy Released on DVD

    When three best friends meet for drinks after work one evening, each shares a tale of woe worse than the next about his boss from hell. Dental hygienist Dale (Charlie Day) complains about how...

    Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

    BIG BUDGET FILMS Alex Cross (PG-13 for violence, nudity, sexuality, drug references and disturbing images) Tyler Perry plays the title character in this cat-and-mouse thriller based on the James Patterson best seller about a revenge-minded...

    Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

    BIG BUDGET FILMS Apollo 18 (Unrated) Found-footage horror flick, set in 1974, shedding light on a government cover-up of a NASA space mission on which the crew of astronauts were attacked by parasitic life forms...

    New Yorkers Search for Love in Serendipitous Romantic Comedy

    It is unavoidable that this picture would be compared to the similarly-structured Valentine’s Day and Love Actually, given how both of those romantic comedies also revolve around the relationship issues of a number of couples...

    Academy Award-Winning Best Picture Arrives on DVD

    The year is 1927, and George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is at the height of a flourishing career as a matinee idol. But that is also the year marking the introduction of talkies, an innovation...

    Jennifer Hudson Steals Show in Langston Hughes Musical

    Naima (Jennifer Hudson) is a single-mom struggling to pay the rent on the apartment she shares with son Langston (Jacob Latimore), 15, who’s the same age she was when she had him. Back then,...

    My Big Fat Mexican Wedding

    Is the idea of a Chicano marrying an African American really all that shocking? Maybe it is in L.A., where gang warfare has brothers and cholos gunning down each other in bloody drive-bys. Elsewhere,...

    Legendary Actress Reflects on Life and Career in Revealing Biopic

    The legendary Charlotte Rampling has been making movies since the mid-‘60s when she first stole scenes as the late Lynn Redgrave’s sidekick in “Georgy Girl.” Over the intervening years, she’s enjoyed high-profile roles opposite...

    Rock Star Road Romp Arrives on DVD

    Aaron Green (Jonah Hill) is interning in Los Angeles at Pinnacle Records, a company struggling to stay afloat in an industry with bleak prospects. The slacker’s relationship with his M.D. girlfriend, Daphne (Elisabeth Moss),...

    That’s My Boy: Sandler and Samberg Co-Star in Crude Father-Son Comedy

    Anybody familiar with the work of Adam Sandler knows he built his career playing dimwitted characters like Billy Madison (1995), Happy Gilmore (1996) and The Waterboy (1998) in coarse comedies appealing to the lowest...

    Spike Lee Remakes Blaxploitation Era Horror Flick

    The Kickstarter page where Spike Lee raised $1,418,910 from fans for his latest “Joint” expressly states that the money would not used to shoot a remake of Blacula (1972). But it also failed to...

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