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FILM REVIEW: Regina Hall plays protective “den-mother” of dive sports bar in “Support The Girls”

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Double Whammies is an unremarkable watering hole located along a desolate strip of highway outside Austin, Texas where truckers and regulars can slip in and out quietly without drawing much attention to themselves. The seedy sports bar, a la your typical Hooters, is known...

FILM REVIEW: Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman” due out Friday

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Back in the Seventies, Ron Stallworth became the first African-American to join the Colorado Springs Police Department. The ambitious, young, college grad was soon promoted to detective, and his initial undercover case involved covering a Stokely Carmichael (Corey Hawkins) rally when the incendiary Black Power...

Kam’s Kapsules: “The Darkest Minds” featuring Amandla Stenberg opens Aug. 3

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WIDE RELEASES The Darkest Minds (PG-13 for violence, disturbing images and mature themes) Adaptation of Alexandra Bracken's futuristic best seller set in the U.S. in the wake of a pandemic which has killed 98% of children under 20 and where the survivors are being rounded...

FILM REVIEW: ‘Blindspotting’ shows lifelong friendship tested by police shooting in Bay Area buddy dramedy

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Collin (Daveed Diggs) and Miles (Rafael Casal), who are black and white, respectively, have been best friends since they were kids. Now in their twenties, they both still live in the rough Oakland 'hood where they grew up, although they've been watching it gentrify...

FILM REVIEW: In “The Equalizer 2,” Denzel Reprises Role for First Time in Grisly Vigilante Thriller

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Although Denzel Washington has made about four dozen movies over the course of his legendary career, he's never reprised a role until now. In The Equalizer 2, the two-time Oscar-winner (for Glory and Training Day) returns to play Robert McCall again, a retired CIA...

Kam’s Kapsules for movies opening July 13, 2018

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OPENING THIS WEEK WIDE RELEASES Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (PG for action and rude humor) Third installment in the animated franchise finds Dracula (Adam Sandler), daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez) and the rest of the family embarking on a luxury cruise for monsters where the Count...

Film Review; In “Sorry to Bother You,” Ambitious telemarketer goes joins the top 1 percent in sophisticated social satire

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To describe Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) as struggling would be a major understatement. He and his girlfriend Detroit (Tessa Thompson) are four months behind in their rent on an unfinished garage apartment in inner-city Oakland. The only reason they haven't been evicted is that their...

FILM REVIEW: “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” — Feds Fight Bad Hombres in Gory Border War Sequel 

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I can't think of a movie that has ever been more timely. Just as the debate about the detention of undocumented aliens has reached a fevered pitch, here we have a film revolving around the dark side of the border wars. It doesn't focus as...

FILM REVIEW: In “Incredibles 2,” the Parr Family Battles Diabolical Villain Hypnotizing Humanity

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It's hard to fathom why it has taken Disney and Pixar 14 years to release a follow-up to The Incredibles. After all, it not only won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, but it grossed over $600 million at the box office. During...

KAM WILLIAMS: Revisiting an interview with Anthony Bourdain

The “Parts Unknown” Interview with Kam Williams (Reprinted from 2014) Chef, author and world traveler Anthony Bourdain was an outspoken trailblazer with unique insights about food, culture and current events. In this 2014 interview, we spoke about his life, career and his Peabody and Emmy-winning TV-series, Parts...