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Tom Cruise again leads team in spy franchise’s 4th installment

Tom Cruise again leads team in spy franchise’s 4th installment

Mission: Impossible--Ghost Protocol
DVD Review by Kam Williams

Before he could intercept a courier carrying the activation codes for Russia’s nuclear devices, an American spy (Josh Hollaway) is slain in Budapest by a blonde assassin (Lea Seydoux). She was working on behalf of Cobalt (Michael Nyst), a person of interest whose identity can only be determined by infiltrating top secret files located inside the Kremlin.

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Margaret Thatcher biopic features Meryl Streep’s Oscar-winning performance

Margaret Thatcher biopic features Meryl Streep’s Oscar-winning performance

The Iron Lady
DVD Review by Kam Williams

Over the course of her illustrious career, Meryl Streep has landed more Academy Award nominations (17 and counting) than any other thespian in history. Blessed not only with an enviable emotional range but a knack for feigning foreign accents and regional dialects, the versatile actress has repeatedly demonstrated an uncanny ability to disappear into whatever role she’s been asked to play.  

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Tyler Perry love triangle finds groom-to-be torn between fiancée and widow

Tyler Perry love triangle finds groom-to-be torn between fiancée and widow

Good Deeds
DVD Review by Kam Williams

 Wesley Deeds (Tyler Perry) has it all, or so it seems, between serving as CEO of a thriving computer software company and his impending marriage to a successful, if shallow, San Francisco realtor (Gabrielle Union). The dedicated, driven executive was handpicked by his mother (Phylicia Rashad) over his hot-headed brother, Walter (Brian White), to replace their late father to run Deeds Corporation.

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Ambitious ghetto orphan tested in all ways in sobering coming-of-age saga

Ambitious ghetto orphan tested in all ways in sobering coming-of-age saga

Changing the Game
Film Review by Kam Williams

Darrell Barnes (Sean Riggs) was dealt a horrible hand as a baby, having been abandoned by his mother after his father was shot dead on the rough streets of North Philly. At least he was lucky enough to be taken in by his paternal grandmother (Irma P. Hall), a Bible-quoting Christian who did her best to insulate the boy from the host of evils permeating their crime-infested neighborhood.

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Walking Tall A Memoir about the Upside of Small and Other Stuff: Book Review

Walking Tall A Memoir about the Upside of Small and Other Stuff: Book Review


Walking Tall

A Memoir about the Upside of Small and Other Stuff
by Clay Rivers
Constant Rose Publishing
Digital, $7.99
270 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9791741-2-4
“Writing my memoir wasn’t my idea. I avoided the challenge for years. I’m a private person who’s most comfortable with one-on-one interactions…

My close friends have told me with earnest fervor that my life experiences would make for interesting reading, given my unique perspective on the world… Short. Black. Christian. And gay...

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19 Years Old & 19 Men Later A Memoir: Book Review

19 Years Old & 19 Men Later A Memoir: Book Review

19 Years Old & 19 Men Later
A Memoir
by Tenisha Gainey 
Piners Press
Paperback, $20.00
140 pages, Illustrated
ISBN: 978-0-578-05536-7

“I wrote this book as a guide for young women so that they won’t make the same mistakes I’ve made… I really needed someone to step in and show me that I could be so much more…

Because I have been in the bottom of the barrel… I thought to myself, ‘You can’t just sit around and do nothing when so many of your home girls are getting pregnant, chasing these no-good guys, and going down that same road you were headed.’

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Kel Mitchell: The Motorcity interview

Kel Mitchell: The Motorcity interview

Kel Mitchell
The “Motorcity” Interview

Born in the Windy City on August 25, 1978, Kel Mitchell began his acting career at the tender age of 12 with the ETA Creative Arts Foundation. A couple years later, he got the opportunity of a lifetime when he flew to Florida to be a part of a new children’s television network that would later become Nickelodeon. 

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