Movie Reviews

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

    BIG BUDGET FILMS Jonah Hex (Unrated) Screen adaptation of the DC Comics series about a scarfaced bounty hunter of last resort (Josh Brolin) who cuts a deal with the U.S. military to track down his...

    Shallow Sirens Venture to Abu Dhabi for Another Vapid Adventure

    Perhaps not being female or not being privy to the original HBO series seriously limits one’s ability to appreciate the adaptations of Sex and the City. Regardless, this critic came away feeling the same...

    DVD Sequel Features Profiles of Prominent African-Americans

    Film critic Elvis Mitchell and director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders collaborated on another series of fascinating interviews with a mix of African-American artists, activists, academics and athletes. Many are instantly-recognizable icons who need no introduction, such...

    Ogre Matches Wits with Rumpelstiltskin in Uninspired Franchise Finale

    As first adapted to the screen in 2001 from William Steig’s popular children’s book, Shrek was an enchanting fairy tale with a marvelous moral about appreciating each other’s inner beauty. While delivering that heartwarming...

    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...

    ‘Just Wright’ Mixes Love, Basketball in Sentimental Sitcom

    How do you make a movie that feels totally fresh despite the fact that it follows a fairly-transparent blueprint for a romantic comedy formula? Ask Sanaa Hamri, for not only did she first achieve...

    Zoe Saldana Back in the Flesh for DC Comics Adaptation

    Zoe Saldana was basically unrecognizable playing the lead role of Neytiri in Avatar because her character was covered from head to toe in gobs of blue makeup when not a completely computer-generated, digital creation....

    A-List Cast Squandered in Blackface Remake of Brit Farce

    Death at a Funeral sounds like a classic case of a production that probably sounded like a “can’t miss” when its assorted elements were being pitched to studio execs. First of all, it’s a...

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

    For movies opening April 9, 2010 BIG BUDGET FILMS The Black Waters of Echo’s Pond (R for gore, graphic violence, profanity, drug use, nudity and sexuality) High attrition-rate horror flick featuring 9 friends whose dream vacation...

    Buddies Travel Back to the ’80s in Raunchy Road Comedy

    If the ostensible objective of each generation of raunchy road comedies is to up the ante in terms of debauchery, then Hot Tub Time Machine definitely deserves to be given its due, since this...

    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,...

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