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Kam Williams, Movie Critic

Kam Williams is a popular and top NewsBlaze reviewer, who gives his unvarnished opinion on movies, DVDs and books, plus many in-depth and revealing celebrity internviews.

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Dark Girls Book Review
Movie and book reviewer, Kam Williams states the book. 'Dark Girls' is an uplifting collection capturing both the intelligence and elegance of darker-skinned sisters.
07:14 Jan 29, 2015 PST
Voices of Auschwitz TV Review
Movie reviewer, Kam Williams sums up this moving memoir as a remarkable testament to the indomitability of the human spirit as well as a mighty reminder why the evils of the Holocaust must never be forgotten.
09:05 Jan 28, 2015 PST
Black Or White Film Review
Movie reviewer Kam Williams reviews the film, 'White or Blace' 3 stars and says it is very good. To sum it up, he says the film is about White and Black grandparents clash in a courtroom drama.
10:00 Jan 27, 2015 PST
Kevin Costner 'The Black or White' Interview
Movie and celebrity interviewer Kam Williams chats with Kevin Costner about his new film, 'The Black or White' and shares it with NewsBlaze readers around the world.
13:03 Jan 26, 2015 PST
The Imitation Game Film Review
Movie reviewer Kam Williams reviews the film, 'The Imitation Game' which is a life story of unsung hero for cracking Nazi Code.
16:04 Jan 25, 2015 PST
Americons Film Review
Movie reviewer Kam Williams reviews the new film, Americons. This movie is a fact-based cautionary tale that revisits the Sub-Prime mortgage crisis.
12:24 Jan 25, 2015 PST
Big Muddy Film Review
Movie reviewer Kam Williams unfolds his take of Big Muddy, an intriguing neo noir marking the impressive directorial debut of Jefferson Moneo.
17:20 Jan 24, 2015 PST
1-23 Kam's Kapsules
Movie reviewer Kam Williams shares movies opening January 23, 2015 with NewsBlaze readers around the world. As the Chinese new year is fast approaching, it is exciting to jumpstart with the latest and must-see movies opening this Friday!
13:08 Jan 24, 2015 PST
2015 Academy Award Nominations: Full List Here!
Movie reviewer Kam Williams shares his full list of nominations for 2015 Academy Awards with NewsBlaze readers around the globe.
12:28 Jan 24, 2015 PST
1-20 Top Ten DVD Releases
Don't miss the hottest movies in DVD this week that will surely make your day stress-free!
07:41 Jan 24, 2015 PST
Turning 15 on The Road to Freedom Book Review
Lynda's story of overcoming terror and winning one of our nation's most important battles is eye-opening and inspiring memoir that brings us into the heart of the civil rights movement to offer compelling proof that young people can be heroes.'
14:30 Jan 23, 2015 PST
Lee Daniels The 'Empire' Interview With Kam Williams
Here, he talks about directing the new nighttime soap opera Empire, co-starring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson.
03:55 Jan 21, 2015 PST
Tara Ochs The 'Selma' Interview
Tara can currently be caught performing with Atlanta-based theatre company Dad's Garage, where she also teaches improv to people of all ages. Previously, she worked with The Second City troupe, and was a company member of the L.A.-based improv compa
18:24 Jan 19, 2015 PST
Kevin Hart 'The Wedding Ringer' Interview
The irrepressible comedian shows no sign of letting up, between presently releasing The Wedding Ringer, and following that up with Get Hard in March. And he's already wrapped work on Ride Along 2, and has The Secret Life of Pets, Central Intelligenc
18:05 Jan 19, 2015 PST
Two-Bit Waltz Film Review
Maude is sent to the detention for tactless remarks and bad reputation in school resulting in rejection by her best friend and the boy who took her virginity.
15:34 Jan 18, 2015 PST
2015 Golden Globes Recap - And the Big Winner is ... Boyhood!
The Golden Globes established Boyhood as the early Oscar favorite. Directed by Richard Linkater, the time-lapse coming-of-age drama won...
23:17 Jan 15, 2015 PST
1-9 Kam's Kapsules
Start the year of the ram with the hottest of the hot movies opening this this weekend!
04:17 Jan 15, 2015 PST
Inherent Vice Film Review
It is 1970, in Los Angeles, and Private Eye Larry Doc Sportello is totally wasted, but his ex-girlfriend needs help with her philandering billionaire boyfriend.
21:17 Jan 9, 2015 PST
Anthony Bourdain The 'Parts Unknown' Interview
Anthony Bourdain talks to NewsBlaze movie critic, Kam Williams, about his life, career and his Peabody and Emmy-winning TV-series, Parts Unknown.
20:42 Jan 9, 2015 PST
The Lawyer as Leader Book Review
Most people think of Dr. Martin Luther King and other Reverends when it comes to iconic, African-American civil rights leaders, but black attorneys played critical roles.
14:51 Jan 9, 2015 PST
Empire TV Premiere Review
Directed by two-time Oscar-nominee Lee Daniels (for Precious), the premiere of this nighttime soap opera is mostly devoted to introducing characters and setting the stage for the impending struggle to control the thriving family business. There's a
20:40 Jan 7, 2015 PST
Jeff Chang The 'Who We Be' Interview
Next, he edited 'Total Chaos: The Art and Aesthetics of Hip-Hop,' an anthology of essays and interviews. Here, he talks about his latest opus, 'Who We Be: The Colorization of America,' which has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the Outstan
14:53 Jan 7, 2015 PST
Farewell, Herr Schwarz Film Review
After examining the divergent behavior of siblings Michla and Peter, director Reuveny devotes attention to how the pair's second and third generations have adjusted to life.
03:24 Jan 7, 2015 PST
Unbroken Film Review
Unbroken, the story of Olympian airman, Louie Lamperini, is an honorable, historical drama, an uplifting tribute to the indomitability of the human spirit.
22:51 Jan 1, 2015 PST
The Search for General Tso Film Review
Who was General Tso? A military hero, or was his title merely honorary, like that of Colonel Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Find out here.
13:27 Jan 1, 2015 PST
1-2-2015 Kam's Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
Kam's Kapsules - first for 2015: Kam Williams gives us his first weekly 2015 previews, to help choose which films to see, including The Woman in Black 2.
12:42 Jan 1, 2015 PST
100 Best Films of 2014: Kam Williams
Top of the list is the first feature-length biopic about Dr. King, which is hard to believe since the revered national icon was assassinated way back in 1968.
06:43 Dec 31, 2014 PST
Why Vegan is The New Black: Book Review
Nutritionist and fitness trainer Deborrah Cooper became a vegan when her body began breaking down, battling headaches, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, high blood sugar and severe stomach pains.
05:56 Dec 31, 2014 PST
Gil Robertson The 'African-American Film Critics Association' Interview
Gil Robertson, the African-American Film Critics Association founder, reflects on the organization's start and its progress, in a session with Kam WIlliams.
15:05 Dec 30, 2014 PST
Kam's Kapsules: Exciting movies for this week!
After spending a bountiful and festive Christmas eve, it is unwinding to spend the rest of the holidays by watching movies with family and friends!
14:07 Dec 29, 2014 PST
Russell Simmons The 'Who Polices The Police?' Interview
Russell Simmons has been very active as of late in the Black Lives Matter movement, and not merely as a participant on the picket lines.
05:16 Dec 27, 2014 PST
Kam Williams' Blacktrospective 2014
Kam's all black films for 2014, Top Ten Big Budget, Best Independent, documentaries, best actor and actress, best supporting actor and actress and directors.
04:44 Dec 27, 2014 PST
Top Five Film Review
Top Five features Chris Rock as Andre Allen, a comedian too closely associated with Hammy the Bear, so he's having a hard time making the transition to dramatic roles.
21:55 Dec 26, 2014 PST
Annie Film Review
Directed by Will Gluck, this fifth film version is modern and the main actor now comes as a cute black girl with gigantic hair. The film is very loosely based on that Tony-sweeping production.
21:27 Dec 26, 2014 PST
Ava DuVernay The Selma Interview
She made her directorial debut with the critically-acclaimed 2008 hip hop documentary, This is The Life. A couple years later, she wrote, produced and directed her first narrative feature, I Will Follow, starring Salli Richardson-Whitfield.
20:34 Dec 26, 2014 PST
Selma Film Review
Selma is the story of a movement, in a three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights.
17:38 Dec 26, 2014 PST
12-23-2014 Top Ten DVD Releases For Christmas Day!
Christmas is finally here! And these are the top and must-see DVDs for the rest of the week!
15:18 Dec 24, 2014 PST
Ten Best Black Books of 2014 and More!
The must-read black stories for 2014, including top choice, Justice While Black, a must-read for every young black male in America.
14:15 Dec 24, 2014 PST
David Oyelowo The 'Selma' Interview
David can currently be seen in Christopher Nolan's space travel, sci-fi adventure Interstellar and in A Most Violent Year opposite Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac. He just wrapped production on Captive, a true-life crime thriller, and will soon co-
18:31 Dec 20, 2014 PST
Mark Wahlberg 'The Gambler' Interview with Kam Williams
Movie Reviewer, Kam Williams interviews Mark Wahlberg about his new film, 'The Gambler' and shares it here on Newsblaze.
12:59 Dec 19, 2014 PST
The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies Film Review
Following last episode's cliffhanger, this action-oriented installment opens with Bilbo Baggins and his dwarf pals fretting over having unwittingly awakened Smaug.
06:36 Dec 19, 2014 PST
Kam's Kapsules: Movies Opening December 19, 2014
Movie reviewer Kam Williams shares the top movies opening December 19, 2014 at theatres around the world!
11:45 Dec 18, 2014 PST
12-16-2014 Top Ten DVD Releases
Here are the must see and top Ten DVD releases for this week, including The Equalizer with Denzel Washington, This Is Where I Leave You, and Finding Your Roots.
16:04 Dec 15, 2014 PST
12-12-2014 Kam's Kapsules
Kam Williams gives mini-reviews of movies opening December 12, 2014, including Exodus: Gods and Kings, Inherent Vice, and Chris Rock in Top Five.
03:50 Dec 14, 2014 PST
12-9 Top Ten DVD Releases
Included in this week's top ten are Guardians of the Galaxy, The Jeffersons: The Complete Series, In Real Life, anf The Simpsons: Season Seventeen.
02:37 Dec 14, 2014 PST
Ben Crump 'The Black Lives Matter' Interview
Ben Crump's considerable acumen as both a litigator and an advocate has ensured that those most frequently marginalized are protected by the nation's contract with its constituency.
04:17 Dec 13, 2014 PST
Wild Film Review
A perilous, 1,100 mile journey proves to be a woman's salvation, giving her chance to conquer and battle the demons within herself.
03:59 Dec 13, 2014 PST
Justice While Black Book Review
President Obama weighed in after the grand jury decisions not to indict officers responsible for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
13:40 Dec 11, 2014 PST
Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. The 'Finding Your Roots: Season Two' Interview
The African-Americans: Many Rivers to Cross was executive produced, and hosted by Gates, and earned the Emmy Award for Outstanding Historical Program-Long Form, and Peabody and NAACP Image Awards.
12:08 Dec 11, 2014 PST
New York Film Critics Online 2014 Awards Winners
Richard Linklater's Boyhood won three awards for Picture, Director and Supporting Actress Patricia Arquette, while Alejandro Gonzalez Irritu's Birdman won three for Screenplay, Cinematography and Ensemble Cast.
05:11 Dec 11, 2014 PST
Karin Slaughter 'The Cop Town' Interview
Karin Slaughter discusses her latest opus, Cop Town, a riveting murder mystery set in Atlanta in 1974, and tells us what inspired her to write it.
15:02 Dec 6, 2014 PST
Birdman Film Review
With his career fading fast and no roles on the horizon, Riggan takes it upon himself to orchestrate his own comeback, mounting a Broadway production with what's left of his savings
21:48 Dec 5, 2014 PST
Tavis Smiley 'The Death of a King' Interview
Tavis Smiley is the host and managing editor of Tavis Smiley on PBS, and The Tavis Smiley Show from Public Radio International. He is also the author of 16 best-selling books. Here, he talks about his latest opus, 'Death of a King.'
12:56 Dec 4, 2014 PST
12-5-2014 Kam's Kapsules - Movie Previews
Kam Williams checks out the previews of movies opening December 5, 2014, including The Pyramid, an archaeologists horror film, and Chris Rock's Top Five.
04:48 Dec 4, 2014 PST
12-2 Top Ten DVD Releases
Christmas is in the air! Yuletide season is around the corner! Well, the first week of December is highlighted with great and lively DVD releases.
16:31 Dec 2, 2014 PST
True Love Book Review
45 year-old pop icon Jennifer Lopez has been in the limelight for a couple decades, and her life has at times been splashed across the tabloids...
21:07 Dec 1, 2014 PST
Little Hope Was Arson Film Review
A spate of arsons in the heart of the Bible Belt of Texas, a state notorious for its lack of patience for felonious behavior, plus unforgiving church members who lost their place of worship, turned all bets off.
05:23 Nov 29, 2014 PST
The Light of Truth Book Review
In 1883, she was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a train, an experience that she chronicled in her first published piece. Though Wells achieved success as a writer, editor and even co-owner of a newspaper, her greatest accomplishments c
04:32 Nov 28, 2014 PST
Brooke Shields 'There Was a Little Girl' Interview
A gifted writer, Brooke penned the New York Times best-seller Down Came the Rain and a couple of well-received children's books. She lives in New York City.
02:16 Nov 28, 2014 PST
11-28 Kam's Kapsules for Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving is worth celebrating with the latest movies of the week together with family and friends. Post-thanksgiving weekeends also call for dining out and watching movies as well!
14:53 Nov 27, 2014 PST
25 To Life Film Review
Doctors didn't buy the babysitter's story that it was all the result of an accident. Proof rested in the fact that the creep quickly slipped out of town before subsequently disappearing from the radar entirely.
04:39 Nov 27, 2014 PST
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Film Review
Directed by Francis Lawrence, the movie stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, supported by Josh Hutcherson as Peeta, Liam Hemsworth as Gale, Woody Harrelson as Haymitch...
12:29 Nov 26, 2014 PST
Horrible Bosses 2 Film Review
Horrible Bosses 2 does have its moments, a captivating car chase during which our heroes drag a chain link fence onto the freeway while on the run from the authorities.
04:23 Nov 26, 2014 PST
11-25-2014 Top Ten DVD Releases
The Thanksgiving celebration will be more lavish and fabulous when family sit together to watch the fresh DVD releases for this week!
15:03 Nov 25, 2014 PST
11-21 Kam's Kapsules
For movies opening November 21, 2014, here are the must-see movies of the week, including The Hunger Games : Mockingjay Part 1
15:10 Nov 22, 2014 PST
Who We Be Book Review
Jeff Chang tackles deep and consequential subject-matter and shares profound insights on such themes as the rise of Obama, multiculturalism and gentrification.
14:10 Nov 22, 2014 PST
Jeffrey Wright 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Interview
On TV, Jeffrey Wright appears on HBO's Boardwalk Empire, as Dr. Valentin Narcisse, Doctor of Divinity, student of culture and the man who runs Harlem.
21:16 Nov 21, 2014 PST
Dumb And Dumber To Film Review
Dumb and Dumber To sees the terminally-inane antics of Lloyd Christmas (Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Daniels), gullible dimwits with a penchant for playing and being the butt of practical jokes.
14:17 Nov 21, 2014 PST
Kal Penn The 'Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain' Interview
On TV, Kalpen Suresh Modi is Dr. Lawrence Kutner, on the critically-acclaimed series House. He appeared on 24, and guest-starred in Law & Order: SVU.
15:40 Nov 18, 2014 PST
11-18 Top Ten DVD Releases (FEATURE)
For the movie lovers out there who want to start the week in a 'relaxing mode' and stress-free evening, here are the top DVD releases of the week:
18:49 Nov 16, 2014 PST
Cosby Book Review
Born and raised on a rough side of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dr. William Henry Cosby, Jr. overcame a challenging childhood to enjoy a 50+ year career in show business.
04:25 Nov 16, 2014 PST
Nate Parker 'The Beyond the Lights' Interview
Nate Parker has been busy. He appeared in the action thriller Non-Stop, with Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore. Last year, he starred in Ain't Them Bodies Saints, with Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, and Ben Foster.
03:31 Nov 16, 2014 PST
Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain Film Review
After 10,000 people were killed in Bhopal, Union Carbide settled a mammoth wrongful death lawsuit for just $300 per corpse without taking responsibility.
03:39 Nov 15, 2014 PST
Isabella Rossellini The Green Porno Interview
Isabella wrote, directed and starred in a series of insightful comical shorts about the reproducing habits of various bugs, insects and other animals.
11:52 Nov 14, 2014 PST
Interstellar Film Review
Movie reviewer Kam Williams gives the film, 'Interstellar' 2 stars. Williams states that he is not too proud to admit that he couldn't follow the convoluted storyline but said at least the panoramic visuals remained absolutely breathtaking.
09:00 Nov 14, 2014 PST
The Justice Imperative Book Review
Brian Moran, a lawyer, contends that the American Dream has been hijacked by what he calls hyper-incarceration, that puts one in three black juveniles into prison.
03:49 Nov 14, 2014 PST
Whiplash Film Review
From the first day of class, a jazz drummer ends up in the hands of a strict music mentor, an impatient perfectionist with a twisted teaching method.
04:09 Nov 11, 2014 PST
11-11 Top Ten DVD Releases
The spirit of yuletide season is edging closer, not far around the corner now. The newly-released DVDs for the week can keep you in tune for the joyful season ahead.
05:25 Nov 10, 2014 PST
Beyond The Lights Film Review
Kam Williams warns us not to confuse Beyond the Lights with The Bodyguard. This tale of female empowerment is more hip-hop performances and soap opera drama.
20:49 Nov 9, 2014 PST
11-7 Kam's Kapsules Post-Halloween Movies For the Week
After the busy week of Halloween, here are must-see movies opening for this week and for a worthwhile relaxing weekend:
15:54 Nov 7, 2014 PST
11-4 Top Ten DVD Releases
Saying goodbye to the thrills and squeals of the Halloween week, gear up for another week-long movie marathon for the hottest DVD releases for the week.
04:21 Nov 7, 2014 PST
Rhythm for Sale Book Review
Kam Williams reviews 'Rhythm for Sale,' featuring the late Leonard Harper, a seminal contributor to the Harlem Renaissance, a chronicle of his fascinating life.
10:45 Nov 2, 2014 PST
The Top Cities for Readers of African American Literature
Some cities lost points for strong negative indicators for African American literacy as reflected on reports like, The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males 2010.
18:33 Oct 31, 2014 PST
Gugu Mbatha-Raw The Beyond The Lights Interview
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, the emerging star compares her Belle role to her new role in Beyond the Lights, where she plays Noni, a pop star who falls for her hunky, supportive bodyguard.
13:40 Oct 31, 2014 PST
Private Peaceful Film Review
Directed by Pat O'Connor (Sweet November), the screen version is an intriguing romance drama which takes a sharp turn about midway through when Tommo and Charlie enlist in the army and ship off to serve their country in Flanders' fields.
13:00 Oct 30, 2014 PST
Kam's Kapsules: Must See Movies For Halloween
Before the month of October ends, here are the must-see movies to give viewers thrills and chills on the Halloween weekends.
08:39 Oct 29, 2014 PST
Haley Joel Osment Interview: I See Haley, People!
Kam Williams interviews Haley Joel Osment, who played Cole, in The Sixth Sense, as the boy with the iconic line, I see dead people. Now in Sex Ed.
05:24 Oct 29, 2014 PST
10-21 Top Ten DVD Releases
For movie fanatics and couch potatoes, are you ready to relax and indulge in a stress-free weekend? Well, here are top 10 DVD releases for the week!
07:57 Oct 27, 2014 PST
10-24 Kam's Kapsules
It's a movie marathon, and here are some must-see movies to shoo away the boredom and be on trend on what's new and hot flicks for this month!
05:08 Oct 26, 2014 PST
The Best of Me Film Review
Directed by Michael Hoffman, The Best of Me is loosely based on the Nicholas Sparks best seller of the same name published in 2011.
04:39 Oct 26, 2014 PST
Rainbow in The Cloud Book Review
Dr. Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Annie Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri on April 4th, 1928. She overcame a traumatic childhood to blossom into a world-renowned poet, author, educator, actress, historian, filmmaker and civil rights activist.
16:51 Oct 24, 2014 PST
Anthony Bourdain 'The Parts Unknown' Interview
Chef, author, world traveler Anthony Bourdain is an outspoken trailblazer with unique insights talks about his life, career and Peabody and Emmy-winning TV-series, Parts Unknown.
13:09 Oct 22, 2014 PST
Gina Prince-Bythewood: Gina the Dreamer
Kam Williams interviews Gina the Dreamer about Beyond the Lights, a romance drama co-starring Gugu Mbata-Raw and Nate Parker.
03:44 Oct 21, 2014 PST
Michael Pena & David Ayer The 'Fury' Interview
Michael Pena, who first appeared in 'To Sir, with Love' and 'End of Watch' director David Ayer talk to Kam Williams about reuniting to collaborate on Fury.
16:24 Oct 14, 2014 PST
Culture Worrier Book Review
Over the years, Clarence has opined on everything from Thurgood Marshall to Clarence Thomas; from the use of the N-word to political correctness; and from Dr. Martin Luther King to President Barack Obama. Now, he has compiled an opus containing sele
21:51 Oct 8, 2014 PST
Boris Kodjoe The 'Addicted' Interview
Movie reviewer Kam Williams Interviews Boris Kodjoe about his new movie, 'Addicted'.
20:15 Oct 7, 2014 PST
Kill The Messenger Film Review
Kam Williams reviews Kill The Messenger, in which a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter refuses to be intimidated by a CIA operative that wants to suppress the truth.
21:08 Oct 6, 2014 PST
Jeremy Renner The 'Kill the Messenger' Interview
The following year, he was again an Academy Award nominee, this time as Best Supporting Actor for his performance as James Coughlin in The Town, directed by Ben Affleck.
20:35 Oct 6, 2014 PST
Top Ten DVD Releases for Week of September 30, 2014
Our Movie reviewer Kam Williams brings us his top ten DVD releases for September 30, 2014. With titles such as Chef, Ivory Tower and Enemy of the Reich
10:15 Oct 1, 2014 PST
Interview: Laurence Fishburne
Laurence J. Fishburne, III has achieved an impressive body of work as an actor, producer and director. He talks about playing Pops on the new TV sitcom, Black-ish.
08:41 Sep 30, 2014 PST
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