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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 12/11/2012

Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 12/11/2012

For movies opening Dec. 14, 2012

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" (PG-13 for epic battle scenes and scary images) Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) directed this adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy novel about a human-like creature with furry feet (Martin Freeman) who is prompted by a wizard (Ian McKellen) to embark on an epic with 13 dwarfs to wrest control of a lost kingdom from the clutches of a fearsome dragon. With Richard Armitage, Ken Stott and Graham McTavish.

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TV One unchains 'Django'

TV One unchains 'Django'

TV One's Cathy Hughes sits down with Jamie Foxx, Quentin Tarantino and more to go deep into the world of the new slave revenge flick "Django Unchained" in an upcoming special.

"Djanjo Unchained: The TV One Special' is set for 6 p.m. (CT) on Saturday (Dec. 15). Set in the Deep South, the film follows Django (Foxx), a freed slave who treks across America with Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz), a bounty hunter.

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  • Written by Special to the Tri-State Defender

Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 12/07/2012

For movies opening Dec.r 7, 2012

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"Playing for Keeps" (PG-13 for profanity, sexual situations and an intense image) Romantic comedy revolving around a retired pro athlete (Gerard Butler) with a checkered past who's effort to woo back his ex-wife (Jessica Biel) by coaching their son's (Noah Lomax) soccer team goes awry when some of his players' moms start flirting with him. With Catherine Zeta-Jones, Uma Thurman, Dennis Quaid and Judy Greer.

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‘Sin City’ sequel has its man

‘Sin City’ sequel has its man

The "Sin City" sequel is working to bring "24's" Dennis Haysbert aboard as the lethal character Manute, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, the latter of whom created the "Sin City" comics, knew they couldn't bring the story of "A Dame to Kill For" to the big screen without that character.

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  • Written by Breeanna Hare

What’s Happening Myron? Holiday events

The Holidays are a wonderful time of the year...even if they tend to start earlier and earlier each year. However, at least I did get a chance to get Thanksgiving out of the way before I got around to getting into Christmas.

As it gets deeper into the Holiday season, you might have felt the urge to participate in a few holiday festivities. Well, of course the "What's Happening Man" delivers once again. From shopping to helping the needy to downright partying until the break of dawn, I got you covered for your Holiday activities.

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Photo book shows Whitney through the years

Photo book shows Whitney through the years

It's been nine months since pop music superstar Whitney Houston passed away, but her legacy continues to live on via television musical tributes, a recently released Greatest Hits compilation, the DVD release of her final film work, "Sparkle," and a critically panned reality show starring her family members.

"These projects are just some of the things that are a continuation of her legacy," said her sister-in-law/manager, Pat Houston. "They're showing Whitney in a very beautiful light. For the past 10 years or more, it has been very turbulent with the media and her personal life."

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  • Written by Karu F. Daniels

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