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

Sadly, Lloyd Kam Williams passed away in 2019, leaving behind a huge body of work focused on America’s black entertainment community. We were as sad to hear of his passing as we were overjoyed to have him as part of our team.

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Amazing Grace Film Review

Wilberforce experienced a similar transformational spiritual encounter which prompted him to lobby tirelessly against slavery for the next 20 years.
Norbit

Norbit (Film Review)

Playing more than one more person in a film is nothing new to Eddie Murphy. He handled two roles rather brilliantly in Bowfinger, and met with as much success cast as eight in Nutty Professor I and II.
Ryan Gosling in Half Nelson

Half Nelson DVD Review

A teenager befriends her teacher but without any dire consequences, unlike your trademark ghetto fabulous adventures marked by mayhem.
The Quiet

The Quiet DVD Review

After her mother's recent death, Dot (Camilla Belle), a deaf mute, was welcomed into their home by her godparents, Olivia (Edie Falco) and Paul (Martin Donovan) Deer.
Matt Damon in The Departed

The Departed DVD Review

All these players participate in a complicated game of cops and mobsters in The Departed, a pressure-cooked crime caper directed by Martin Scorcese.
Hill Harper

Constellation Film Review

When Carmel Boxer (Gabrielle Union) passed away, almost all of her extended family willingly descended upon their sleepy hometown of Huntsville, Alabama for her funeral.

Billionaire Baby Book Review

'A lot of parents say they want their child to become a star, but not many of them are realistically prepared for what will be required of them- their time, their money, their energy.
Herman Atkins, sentenced to 45 years for rape and robbery despite having an alibi and no previous criminal record.

After Innocence DVD Review

This revealing documentary is essentially ten different stories, each a tragic case of mistaken identity and a rush to judgment.
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‘Because I Said So’ Film Review

In the midst of that zany madness, Johnny (Gabriel Macht), a guitarist performing with the house band, saunters over to flirt with the sexy senior citizen between sets.
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The Last Sin Eater Film Review

Ten year-old Cadi Forbes (Liana Liberato) has been plagued by guilt ever since the day that her little sister Elen (Molly Jepson) fell to her death off a tree bridge.
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Romance Drama with Jungle Fever Theme Available on DVD

This is the premise underpinning Heading South, a most thought-provoking drama set in the late Seventies against the backdrop of the instability of the regime of Baby Doc Duvalier.
Josh Brolin, Timothy Oliphant

DVD Features Ex-Con in Love Triangle with Cop and Cop’s Wife

Sonny (Timothy Oliphant) has just been released from prison after three years behind bars, having been granted an early parole for good behavior.
Ralph Nader speaking. IFC First Take publicity photo.

Bio-Pic Chronicles Checkered Career of Consumer Rights Crusader

Known as Nader's Raiders, these intrepid zealots would uncover governmental and corporate corruption wherever they could find it.
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Hit Flicks Get Spoofed in Parody of Blockbuster Genre

Epic Movie, a sophomoric spoof of the Hollywood blockbuster, relies on the familiar formula already employed by Scary Movie and Date Movie.
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DVD Features Asian-American Adolescent Coming-of-Age Adventure

Ernest (Jeffrey Chyau) is a typical 13 year-old with raging hormones. But despite the onset of puberty, it doesn't look like he's about to find a girlfriend anytime soon.

Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun, January...

Choose a movie to watch based on a summary of these movies opening January 26, 2007
Alone with her

Voyeuristic Pervert Stalks Stranger in Taut Psychological Thriller

A plausible, if relentlessly-disturbing, cautionary tale about how easy it might be for a deranged maniac to worm his way into your good graces.
Erin Gruwell, Freedom Writers

The Freedom Writers Diary: Book Review

First published in 1999, the recently re-released The Freedom Writers Diary was the result of high school teacher Erin Gruwell's efforts to inspire her special-ed students to overcome obstacles...

Dreamgirls Lands a Trio of Golden Globes: Black Film Critics Vindicated

Dreamgirls emerged the big winner at the 64th Annual Golden Globes, landing awards in the Best Picture (Musical or Comedy), Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress categories.
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Verdict on Auschwitz: Movie Review

Between 1963 and 1965, a score of ex-Nazis were put on trial in Frankfurt for participating in the systematic slaughter of six million Jews at Auschwitz.

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