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BIG BUDGET FILMS Baywatch (R for crude humor, graphic sexuality, frontal nudity and pervasive profanity) Screen adaptation of the long-running TV series (1989-2001) as an unlikely-buddies action comedy about a veteran lifeguard (Dwayne Johnson) and a rebellious recruit (Zac Efron) ...

Film Review: Lowriders

Rarely do urban tales balance authenticity with solid drama elements and strong emotion. “Boyz n the Hood” and “Straight Outta Compton” are perfect examples. “Lowriders” is in their league; it checks all the boxes: acting, direction, writing and production elements. ...

Former Joliet Native Makes Good in Hollywood

Joliet may claim an up-and coming filmmaker as its own. Producer, Director, Writer and Editor Cory Grant was born in Joliet. He has just released his latest film, "Illicit," in the Chicago area. It is currently playing at the Studio ...

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

BIG BUDGET FILMS Dead Awake (Unrated) Suspense thriller about a social worker (Jocelin Donahue) who lands in a world of supernatural terror while investigating a series of mysterious deaths where each victim suffered from a condition called sleep paralysis. Ensemble ...

Former Joliet native makes good in Hollywood

A new movie Illicit will be released in theaters on Friday May 5th. COREY GRANT, a Joliet native is the Director, Writer, Producer, & Editor of the film. Grant attended Norfolk State University and Virginia where he received his BA ...

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

BIG BUDGET FILMS 3 Generations (Unrated) Coming-of-age dramedy about a transgender teen (Elle Fanning) who seeks the support of her single-mom (Naomi Watts) and her gay grandmother (Susan Sarandon) while making the transition from female to male. With Linda Emond, ...

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

BIG BUDGET FILMS The Circle (PG-13 for mature themes, drug use, a sexual situation and brief profanity) Suspense thriller about an ambitious executive (Emma Watson) at an unethical, social media company who finds herself increasingly pressured by its power-hungry CEO ...

Film Review: Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

“My music is the spiritual expression of what I am…I want to be the force that is truly for good.” It was a while before the legendary jazz musician and saxophonist John Coltrane got to a place where he could ...

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

BIG BUDGET FILMS Born in China (G) Nature documentary, narrated by Jon Krasinski, mounting an epic expedition deep into the wilds of China to monitor the daily lives of three elusive species: pandas, golden monkeys and snow leopards. (In English ...

Film Review: T2 Trainspotting

“Trainspotting” was a breakthrough film back in 1996. An edgy, eccentric blend of debauchery and rebellion set to one of the best British rock soundtracks ever made. Twenty years later, the original director Danny Boyle (“Slumdog Millionaire,” “28 Days Later”) ...

I Called Him Morgan

Legendary jazz great Lee Morgan (1938-1972) was born and raised in Philadelphia where he received his first trumpet as a gift from his sister on his 13th birthday. He soon became a protege of Clifford Brown who would die in ...

Betting on Zero

Intriguing Expose' Chronicles Billionaire's Crusade vs. Possible Pyramid Scheme Every couple of years or so, I get approached by a friend or acquaintance excited about some great new product that they've just quit their job to sell. Curiously, instead of ...

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

BIG BUDGET FILMS Chips (R for crude humor, graphic sexuality, frontal nudity, violence, drug use and pervasive profanity) Dax Shepard wrote, directed, produced and co-stars in this comedic screen version of the Seventies TV series revolving around the exploits of ...

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

BIG BUDGET FILMS Beauty and the Beast (PG for action, peril, violence and frightening images) Emma Watson and Dan Stevens co-star as the title characters in this musical adaptation of the French fairy tale about a young woman taken prisoner ...

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BIG BUDGET FILMS Kong: Skull Island (PG-13 for action, intense violence and brief profanity) Reboot of the King Kong franchise, set in 1971, revolving around an ill-fated expedition to an uncharted Polynesian island inhabited by a horde of monsters led ...

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