Tag: Kam Williams

Don Lemon: Lemon Zest!
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Don Lemon: Lemon Zest!

[caption id="attachment_18035" align="alignleft"]lemon.donDon Lemon[/caption]The “We Were There: The March on Washington” Interview

Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on March 1, 1966, Don Lemon anchors CNN Newsroom during weekend prime-time and serves as a correspondent across CNN/U.S. programming. Based out of the network’s New York bureau, Don joined CNN in September 2006.

The forest is on fire!
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The forest is on fire!

[caption id="attachment_17985" align="alignleft"]105127 galrottentomatoes.com[/caption]“The Butler” 

Forest Whitaker is a distinguished artist and humanist. He is the founder of PeaceEarth Foundation, co-founder and chair of the International Institute for Peace, and the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Peace and Reconciliation. A versatile talent, Forest is one of Hollywood’s most accomplished performers, receiving such prestigious honors as a Best Actor Academy Award for his performance in The Last King of Scotland, as well as a Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival for Bird.

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Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun: For movies opening August 23, 2013

OPENING THIS WEEK
Kam’s Kapsules:

BIG BUDGET FILMS

“The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” (PG-13 for intense violence and suggestive content) Lily Collins stars in this adaptation of the Cassandra Clare fantasy novel of the same name about a Brooklyn teenager who discovers that she’s descended from a long line of half-angels locked for generations in battle with a host of demonic creatures. Cast includes Lena Headey, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Jamie Campbell Bower.

“Rising from Ashes”: Bike racing documentary chronicles rise of Rwanda cycling team
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“Rising from Ashes”: Bike racing documentary chronicles rise of Rwanda cycling team

[caption id="attachment_17947" align="alignleft"]105131 galrottentomatoes.com[/caption]Over the course of a hundred days in 1994, the East African nation of Rwanda experienced an ethnic cleansing which consumed the lives of nearly a fifth of the population. The mass slaughter came as a consequence of a revolt by the majority tribe, the Hutus, against the Tutsis, a minority which, with the help of the country’s European colonizers, had enjoyed a higher social and economic status for centuries.

Harrison Ford: The “42”
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Harrison Ford: The “42”

[caption id="attachment_17944" align="alignleft"]40363 orirottentomatoes.com[/caption]Harrison Solo

Born in Chicago on July 13, 1942, Harrison Ford was a late bloomer who only developed an interest in acting during his senior year of college. After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles where he worked as carpenter for almost a decade while struggling trying to launch his showbiz career.

Race, Philosophy, and Film
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Race, Philosophy, and Film

[caption id="attachment_17932" align="alignleft"]bloodsworth-lugoMary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo[/caption]“This collection of original essays investigates one of the least-explored topics in the philosophy of film and the philosophy of race: the nexus of our ideas and attitudes toward race and how they arise in cinematic narrative and viewership… As the first anthology to focus on this intersection of topics, its chapters explore issues in epistemology, aesthetics, moral philosophy, social and political philosophy, and technology and the body.

“The Butler” Lee Daniels talks about his latest offering
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“The Butler” Lee Daniels talks about his latest offering

[caption id="attachment_17877" align="alignleft"]lee danielsimdb.com[/caption]Lee Daniels is best known for directing and producing the Academy Award-winning film “Precious” which was nominated for a half-dozen Oscars in 2010, including his two for Best Picture and Best Director. Mo’Nique won for Best Supporting Actress while scriptwriter Geoffrey Fletcher landed another for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Washington and Wahlberg co-star in implausible crime caper
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Washington and Wahlberg co-star in implausible crime caper

[caption id="attachment_17845" align="alignleft"]101205 galrottentomatoes.com[/caption]DEA Agent Robert Trench (Denzel Washington) and Naval Intelligence Officer Michael Stigman (Mark Wahlberg) have both infiltrated a drug syndicate run by Papi Greco (Edward James Olmos), a creep who carries the head of a decapitated adversary around in a bowling bag. Therefore, the imbedded lawmen are careful to make sure their cover isn’t blown while bringing down the ruthless kingpin.

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