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    Alien-Fighting Franchise Revived for Time-Travel Finale

    One sign that scriptwriters have run out of fresh ideas is when they lazily recycle the shopworn, time-travel theme in order to extend an expiring film series. This ill-advised approach has been employed over...

    Tyler Perry Back in Drag for More Tomfoolery as Madea

    Hold onto your wigs and fat suits, folks, because Tyler Perry is back in drag as America’s sassiest granny. But don’t make the mistake of attributing the Madea franchise’s enduring appeal to the loudmouthed...

    Jolie Delivers Again in Action Flick as CIA Agent-Turned-Manchurian Assassin

    Let’s face it, from Tomb Raider (2001) to Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) to Wanted (2008), Angelina Jolie has always delivered in her high-octane action adventures, and Salt is no exception. This espionage thriller...

    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....

    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...

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

    For movies opening January 6, 2011 BIG BUDGET FILMS The Devil Inside (R for profanity, disturbing images, grisly violence and sexual references) Found-footage horror flick about a young woman (Fernande Andrade) who enlists the assistance of...

    Iconoclastic Doc Focuses Lens on Ageless Fashion Plates

    We live in a culture that unfortunately equates beauty with youth. Why else are so many women willing to make a joke of their own faces so long as the skin remains as tight...

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

    BIG BUDGET FILMS Case 39 (R for violence, terror and disturbing images) Renee Zellweger stars in this psychological thriller about a naïve social worker who rescues an abused 10 year-old (Jodelle Ferland) from her parents...

    Top Ten DVD List for July 5th

    Richard Pryor Here and Now / Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip The Making of the President Robert Rodriguez Mexico Trilogy Mysteries at the Museum – Season One 13 Assassins The Complete Gidget Collection Gettysburg / Gods...

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

    BIG BUDGET FILMS The Avengers (PG-13 for intense violence and a drug reference) Marvel Comics screen adaptation finds peacekeeper Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) assembling a team of superheroes comprised of Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Iron...

    Battleship

    Though ostensibly inspired by the Hasbro board game of the same name, “Battleship” is a special f/x-driven, sci-fi adventure that actually has much more in common with bombastic blockbusters like “Armageddon” (1998), “Transformers” (2007)...

    Good Deeds Indeed!

    Tyler Perry’s inspirational journey from the hard streets of New Orleans to the heights of Hollywood's A-list is the stuff of American legend. Born into poverty and raised in a household scarred by abuse,...

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