Kam On Film: 127 Hours, Twilight and Kam’s Kapsules

127 Hours

Fox Searchlight

Rated R

Survival Flick Features James Franco as Slumdog Mountaineer

James Franco is a marvelous character actor who has exhibited an enviable range in a string of memorable support performances in everything from Spider Man to Pineapple Express to Milk to Date Night. In 127

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Interview with President Jimmy Carter: Hail To The Chief

Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. He and his wife of 64 years, Rosalynn, still make their home in their birthplace, Plains, Georgia, a predominantly African-American town with a population of just 637. However, the inseparable, peripatetic couple continues to …

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Kam’s Kapsules: ‘Tis The Season Of Oscar Hopefuls

‘Tis the Season of Oscar Hopefuls

Right around the same time that visions of Santa and sugarplums start dancing around in children’s heads, matinee idols begin dreaming of winning an Academy Award. That’s because the studios wait until the Holiday Season to release their best films in theaters, given how …

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Kam’s Kapsules: Unstoppable, Lightkeepers & Previews

Unstoppable

20th Century Fox

PG-13

Denzel Washington in Familiar Role as Hero Who Saves the Day

Frank Barnes (Denzel Washington) is winding down a 28-year career riding the rails with the Allegheny and West Virginia Railroad (AWVR). Despite the lack of a blemish on his sterling record, the veteran engineer’s …

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Kam On Film: ‘Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench’ and Weekly Movie Picks

Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

For movies opening November 12, 2010

BIG BUDGET FILMS

Morning Glory

PG-13 for profanity, sexuality and drug references

A romantic comedy about an aspiring TV producer (Rachel McAdams) whose hopes to save a struggling news program depend on her controlling the show’s …

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Interview with Condoleezza Rice: Dr. Rice Makes a House Call

Condoleezza Rice was born in Birmingham, Alabama on November 14, 1954, the only child to bless the loving union of John and Angelena Rice. In spite of the considerable disadvantages she encountered just by virtue of growing up black in the South during the days of Jim Crow, she somehow …

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Interview with Tracy Morgan: Smarter Than Batman

Brooklyn-born Tracy Morgan started out in showbiz in his teens, doing stand-up until he was invited to join Saturday Night Live’s ensemble cast in 1996. During his seven seasons on SNL, the colorful comedian played such memorable characters as Brian Fellows, Astronaut Jones and Woodrow while also doing …

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Film: Ang Lee On Taking Woodstock

Ang Lee was born on October 23, 1954 in Chauchou, a town located in Pingtun, an agricultural region of southern Taiwan. He was raised there by strict parents who put an emphasis on education, especially on cultivating an appreciation of Chinese culture. He attended Taiwan’s National University of Arts and …

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Film: Inglourious Basterds: On the QT with Quentin Tarantino

Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, on March 27, 1963 to an Italian father and a mother of Irish and Cherokee extraction, Quentin Jerome Tarantino took a most unorthodox approach to showbiz. He dropped out of high school at 15 to pursue moviemaking but it would take some time to realize that …

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Interview with Jamal Woolard: Biggie Boot Camp

Like the late Christopher Wallace, aka Biggie Smalls, aka Notorious B.I.G., Jamal Woolard was born and raised in Brooklyn. He also raps under an alias, Gravy, and he’s even been shot in a drive-by. But Jamal not only survived the attack, but immediately went on the radio for a scheduled …

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