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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 11/15/2012

For movies opening November 16, 2012

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"Anna Karenina" (R for sexuality and violence) Keira Knightley plays the title character in this adaptation of Tolstoy's classic tragedy, set in 19th Century Russia, revolving around a married aristocrat who embarks on a scandalous affair with a wealthy count (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). With Jude Law, Emily Watson and Olivia Williams.

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‘Tyranny’ of the moment and the search for life

Dear Lucy: I have been having a lot of physical problems for a year. I was so afraid of what it might be that I didn't go to the doctor. I also didn't have the time or the money. I was busy just trying to keep my head above water, pay the rent and feed my kids. My mother died from cancer and I have always been afraid I would too. I ended up in the emergency room last week and now I know that my fears were right. The doctor talked to me really bad about being so stupid and not going to the clinic to get checked out earlier. I feel sick, stupid and scared. Tell me something, anything to help!

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Boycott ‘Flight’ – Really?

I haven't gotten a chance to see the Denzel Washington movie "Flight" just yet. So maybe I don't get the reason why the movie is being boycotted by a fellow blogger by the name of Dr. Watkins.

Still, I can't help but ask, "WHY?" Watkins has called for a boycott of the Oscars because he feels that the Academy rewards black actors only when they portray troubled characters.

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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 11/08/2012

For movies opening Nov. 9, 2012

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"Lincoln" (PG-13 for an intense scene of war violence, gruesome images and brief profanity) Daniel Day-Lewis stars in the title role of this historical drama directed by Steven Spielberg focusing on Abraham Lincoln's clashes with his cabinet over the question of emancipation during the final months of his presidency. Ensemble cast includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, David Strathairn and James Spader.

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Diabetes pushing toward No. 1 on killer-disease list

November is American Diabetes Month. With nearly 26 million diabetics and 79 million pre-diabetics in the United States, those numbers are sure to quadruple by the year 2030, the World Health Organization predicts.

In my opinion, the problem stems from the lack of intervention by the local, state and federal governments. Make no mistake about it, we are at a crossroad for treating diabetes. But unless our health authorities act sooner rather than later, we might not be able to move beyond the point of no return.

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