Kam's Kapsules

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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 up by the government. Plot...
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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 falls head-over-heels for the ship's...
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  WIDE RELEASES Deadpool 2 (R for sexual references, graphic violence, brief drug use and pervasive profanity) 11th installment in Marvel Comics' X-Men franchise finds the wisecracking title character (Ryan Reynolds) forming a ragtag team of superheroes to protect a young mutant (Julian Dennison) being hunted by a time-traveling, cybernetic soldier...
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  WIDE RELEASE Breaking In (PG-13 for violence, bloody images, menacing, sexual references and brief profanity) Suspense thriller revolving around a single-mom’s (Gabrielle Union) efforts to rescue her kids (Ajiona Alexus and Seth Carr) being held hostage by a gang of burglars barricaded inside her recently-deceased father’s Malibu mansion. With Billy...
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  Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun  by Kam Williams   OPENING THIS WEEK BIG BUDGET FILMS     Duck Duck Goose (PG for rude humor and mild action) Animated parable about a bachelor goose (Jim Gaffigan) who matures enough to serve as a surrogate father to a couple of ducklings (Lance...
10 best big budget films 1. (Baby Driver) 2. (Lady Bird) 3. (The Disaster Artist) 4. (The Florida Project) 5. (Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri) 6. (Mudbound) 7. (Dunkirk) 8. (Wonder Woman) 9. (Get Out) 10. (Rough Night) Big budgets honorable mention 11. (Everything, Everything) 12. (Going in Style) 13. (Fate of the Furious) 14. (Darkest Hour) 15. (LEGO Batman) 16. (The Meyerowitz Stories) 17. (Girls Trip) 18. (Valerian...
1. We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates 2. My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem 3. Black Detroit: A People's History of Self-Determination by Herb Boyd 4. Pretty Powerful: Appearance, Substance and Success by Eboni K. Williams 5. Rest in Power: The...
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Best Big Budget Black Films 1. Mudbound 2. Everything, Everything 3. The Fate of the Furious 4. Get Out 5. Girls Trip 6. Hitman’s Bodyguard 7. Roman J. Israel, Esq. 8. xXx: Return of Xander Cage 9. Detroit 10. Marshall Best Independent Black Films 1. A Question of Faith 2. Crown Heights 3. A United Kingdom 4. Sleight 5. N.O.L.A. Circus Best Black Documentaries 1. Step 2. I...
Baby Driver
10 Best Big Budget Films Baby Driver Lady Bird The Disaster Artist The Florida Project Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri Mudbound Dunkirk Wonder Woman Get Out Rough Night Big Budgets Honorable Mention Everything, Everything Going in Style Fate of the Furious Darkest Hour LEGO Batman The Meyerowitz Stories Girls Trip ...
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 Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun   by Kam Williams  OPENING THIS WEEK BIG BUDGET FILMSA Bad Moms Christmas (R for crude humor, graphic sexuality, drug use and pervasive profanity) Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn reprise their roles in this holiday-themed sequel which finds the underappreciated...