Issa Rae and her wonderful team is doubling our pleasure this month with another episode of Awkward Black Girl (ABG). Enjoy the Halloween episode and be sure to check out all the other episodes of ABG on their website http://www.awkwardblackgirl.com/episodes.
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In Time stars Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried in a movie set in the future, where people stop again at the age of 25 and in order to stop overpopulating the earth, people are genetically engineered to live for one more year after 25. With this system, time becomes the new currency with the wealthy being able to live forever and the poor having to beg, borrow and steal to make it though the day. Timberlake plays Will Salas, who finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage, whose connection becomes important in the fight against the system. The premise of this movie with time becoming currency and people not aging had the potential to be a really good movie. I really had high hopes for Justin. I thought maybe this movie would be his big movie. It had such potential and completely blew it. Ok maybe not completely but man the movie was not good. The dialogue was bad and there were so many awkward pauses in the dialogue. It just made no sense. You would think that with some of the people in this cast (Cillian Murphy, Matt Bomer, Vincent Kartheiser) and the person who directed it (Andrew Niccol; Truman Show) that this would be at least a B- movie but sadly it was more like a D/C-. Timberlake’s last movie, Bad Teacher was almost as bad as this one. I think it might be time for Justin to get back to music full-time. Hollywood has given him enough movies to show that he can carry a movie and he has disappointed. He is hilarious when he does SNL or small smaller roles but he can’t carry a movie and should stop trying. Get back to making me a new album Justin.
In Time In Theaters Now
Lindsay Lohan has finally gotten a job. No not an acting job no one pays her to do that anymore. Playboy is going to be paying her almost $1 million to pose for their magazine. This sounds like an amazing career move. I mean this is what the greats do when they are as talented as she is. She also is heading back to court for violating parole by not doing community service hours she was assigned. So in honor of all Lindsay’s recent trouble and new job, I want to look back at some of the hits from the career of the 25 yr old that started so promising and has taken the turn for the absolute worse. Continue reading Throwback: Lindsay Lohan
I know this the third Beyonce video I have posted in as many weeks and some of you are thinking “every time I come here she’s got another Beyonce video up, is she obsessed or something?” and I would answer yes but don’t blame me for her having put out 3 videos in the last month ok. Anyway Beyonce has released the video to her fourth single,”Party” from her album, 4. This version is a remix that features J. Cole. Andre 3000’s verse has been removed for some reason. Enjoy. Continue reading Video: Beyonce – “Party” Remix
So Tyler Perry might have just found a way to make me not watch another one of his movies. He has just cast Kim Kardashian in next film The Marriage Counselor. The movie is based on one of Perry’s stage plays about a marriage counselor whose marriage begins to fall apart when her in-laws move in. She then begins to cheat on her husband (because that is going to save that marriage), and her co-worker takes her to the big city to get a makeover. The marriage counselor will be played by Jurnee Smollett and the co-worker will be Kardashian’s character. First of all the plot for this movie sounds awful. Seriously Tyler Perry? WTF. So she’s a marriage counselor who cheats on her husband and then her co-worker gets her a makeover? Ridiculous. Second of all this role sounds like it’s a pretty big one in the movie. I’m not even gonna fake and say I don’t watch The Kardashians, I do. I watch all of them, even all the spin-offs. I’m fascinated by Kris Jenner’s pimp game because the way she hustles for her kids is AMAZING. That being said, I don’t want to watch them in a movie. They are reality tv stars and I think they need to just stay where they are. Maybe do some bit parts here and there or cameos but serious acting? No. This movie just sounds awful from beginning to end and I’m really sad that Jurnee Smollett is in this because she is definitely better than this mess. That being said I’ll be seeing this movie at a free screening, then again maybe not because Perry tends to not pre-screen his movies for critics. If that’s the case, then someone will have to let me know how it is.
Rihanna unleashed the video to her first single,”We Found Love”, from her upcoming album, Talk That Talk. The video was shot in Ireland and co-stars her rumored new boyfriend, a London boxer/model, Dudley O’Shaughnessy. Enjoy or not lol. Continue reading Rihanna – We Found Love Video
Puss In Boots is a prequel to the Shrek series. We met Puss in the second Shrek movie and he has become a staple in the franchise. So much so that he got his own movie. The movie is about the life and adventures of Puss before we met him in Shrek 2. The adventure is one he goes on with his childhood best friend, Humpty Dumpty and Kitty Softpaws in an attempt to steal the Golden Goose that lays golden eggs from notorious outlaws, Jack and Jill. I saw this yesterday at a pre-screening and it was good. There wasn’t anything particularly wonderful about this movie. It was like all the other Shrek movies, with stuff for kids and just enough sexual innuendo and jokes that go over the kids heads but keep the adults that have to take their kids to the movies entertained. The 3D was useless as it has become lately. Definitely not needed. I would say go see this but go to a morning or matinee show. I would definitely not pay after 5pm or 3D prices for it.
Opens Friday October 28
Fall is here!!! Leaves are falling, the weather is cooler, the boots and jackets have started to come out.Ok it’s been here for a while now but I’ve been so obsessed with tv lately that I forgot all about the movies that are coming this fall that I want to see.
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Elizabeth Olsen stars as Martha, a young lady that escapes from an abusive cult led by a charismatic leader Patrick (John Hawkes;Winter’s Bone, Contagion). After being missing for sometime, she returns home and tries to assimilate back into her family. She begins to have a difficult time when she becomes haunted by the memories of her time with the cult and becomes increasingly paranoid with the belief that the cult is watching her every move. This movie looks so good. From the trailer alone it looks like the cast is great, the story is intriguing and its going to definitely be an Oscar contender.
Opens in limited release October 21
Continue reading Fall Movies I Can’t Wait For
She gave the teaser for this last week after she released her “Countdown” video and now the finished product has been released. Here it is. “Love On Top.” Enjoy.
I like this video. Its got that 90’s R&B group feel from this video. Very New Edition. People are already saying she stole from them and did she get permission. Why does she have to get their permission to emulate something? You see in this one she wasn’t that far along because she’s dancing a whole hell of a lot more than she did in the “Countdown” video. The video is very simple. Nothing special really. Love the outfits. This chick’s body does not quit. Just ridiculous.
So I’ve never watched this show but I decided to give it a try this season.Man soooo good.Its basically a travel competition reality show.This season they are allover Indonesia, and Thailand. Soooo gorgeous.They go to these different countries and they go to all these temples and villages and they tell you about the culture.This is a show I would soooo be on.Get to go to really cool places trying to win a million dollars.The show is hosted by Phil Keoghan and it airs Sundays at 8/7c on CBS.
Here is a little bit of the first episode from this season