My Thoughts on She’s Gotta Have It s2

She’s Gotta Have It is a Tv show created by Spike Lee who is one of the very few well known black directors, producers, storytellers, and actors. Lee created the tv show from his film She’s Gotta Have It (1986) in which The main Character Nola Darling  (Tracy Camilla Johns) is dating three men at the same time because to her they all equal up to the perfect man. Continue reading “My Thoughts on She’s Gotta Have It s2”

YOU

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I just finished binge-watching YOU last night and I am at work bored so I decided to give my review on the now popular tv series. I decided to watch this show after all the hype I seen on twitter. THE HYPE IS WORTH IT! this has to be one of Netflix’s best tv series out now. the storyline, the plot, the climax, everything is almost perfect. for everyone who has seen gossip girl, I found myself calling Penn Badgley who plays Joe, Dan the first episode. let me just say joe, Dan, or Penn played this role perfectly. his acting was magnificent, to say the least. every episode was interesting. there was no “bad” episode. I highly recommend watching this show!

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November Movie Thread

November Movie Thread
I watched 10+ movies this month. Some old, some new. Some I recommend, some I do not. So, scroll down to see all the movies I watched this month and the ones I recommend.

The Fault  In Our Stars

Two teenage cancer patients begin a life-affirming journey to visit a reclusive author in Amsterdam. (via IMDb) 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2582846/

Recommend? Yes.


Crazy Rich Asians

This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family. (via IMDb) 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3104988/

Recommend? Um, I guess. The same love romance/love story of every movie ever.


6 Years

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A young couple, bound by a seemingly ideal love, begin to unravel as unexpected opportunities spin them down a volatile and violent path and threaten the future they had always imagined. (via IMDb)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3799372/

Recommend? Nope.


Call Me By Your Name

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In 1980s Italy, a romance blossoms between a seventeen year-old student and the older man hired as his father’s research assistant. (via IMDb)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5726616/

Recommend? YES.

May need subtitles.


Sorry To Bother You

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In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a universe of greed. (via IMDb)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5688932/

Recommend? Yes. Not what I was expecting but, in a good way.


How Stella Got Her Groove Back

Stella is a highly successful, forty-something San Francisco stock broker who is persuaded by her colorful New York girlfriend Delilah to take a well deserved, first-class vacation to Jamaica. As she soaks in the beauty of the island, she encounters a strapping, young islander, Winston Shakespeare. His pursuits for her turn into a hot and steamy romance that forces Stella to take personal inventory of her life and try to find a balance between her desire for love and companionship, and the responsibilities of mother and corporate executive. (via IMDb)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120703/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_pl

Recommend? Depends.


The Break-Up

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In a bid to keep their luxurious condo from their significant other, a couple’s break-up proceeds to get uglier and nastier by the moment. (via IMDb) 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0452594/

Recommend? Yes.


Spider-Man: Homecoming

Peter Parker balances his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man, and finds himself on the trail of a new menace prowling the skies of New York City. (via IMDb) 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2250912/

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 Recommend? Yes.


ATL

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As four friends prepare for life after high school, different challenges bring about turning points in each of their lives. The dramas unfold and resolve at their local rollerskating rink, Cascade. (VIA IMDb)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0466856/

Recommend? YAS!


A Walk To Remember

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The story of two North Carolina teens, Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan, who are thrown together after Landon gets into trouble and is made to do community service. (via IMDb) 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0281358/

Recommend? Yes


The Fighting Temptations

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A New York advertising executive travels to a small Southern town to collect an inheritance but finds he must create a gospel choir and lead it to success before he can collect. (via IMDB) 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0191133/

Recommend? BEYONCE!

 


The Nun

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A priest with a haunted past and a novice on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate the death of a young nun in Romania and confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun. (via IMDb)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5814060/

Recommend? Nah.


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Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of twenty poems, revealing different issues that impact women in general and women of color in particular. (via IMDb) 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1405500/

Recommend? Yes. 


Paid In Full

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A young man from Harlem, forced to cope with the 1980s drug scene, builds an illegal empire, only to have a crisis of conscience. ( via IMDb)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0259484/

Recommend? Yes. CLASSIC.

 

Nappily Ever After Review

Nappily Ever After Review

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Violet Jones (Sanaa Lathan) has a seemingly perfect life — a high-powered job, an eligible doctor boyfriend and a meticulously maintained, flawless coiffure. But after a life-changing event doesn’t go according to her plan, and a hair-raising incident at the hairdresser, her life begins to unravel. Eventually, Violet realizes that she was living the life she thought she was supposed to live, not the one she really wanted. (Via Rotten Tomatoes)

My Review:  This was a movie I thoroughly enjoyed all the way through. The message was important and very relatable for all black women. All women would enjoy this movie also but, black women journey with their hair will draw them more to this movie. I think the acting was ‘okay’ by the cast. I love that the main characters are black or a minority. I love that the message of this movie correlates to what little and adult black women have to go through with their hair. This movie plays on a lot of stereotypes of the black women about their hair. I think the storyline should have been a little stronger. There was no climax the movie sort of just flowed through the whole time. It was sort of predictable. I hated the ending because it was extremely subpar. All In All, I am not necessarily sure that I would recommend this movie because it did not exceed my expectations at all. but, if you’re bored and need something to watch this can be it!

Trailer: https://youtu.be/3xh9XFxo2Hg

* If you did watch the movie, leave in the comments if you liked it or not!

Rating: 3.5/5

Sierra Burgess Is A Big Loser (SPOILER-FREE)

Sierra Burgess Is A Big Loser (SPOILER-FREE)

 

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SIERRA BURGESS IS A LOSER is a modern Rom-com retelling of the Cyrano de Bergerac story set in high school. The story centers on Sierra (Shannon Purser), an intelligent teen who does not fall into the shallow definition of high school pretty but, in a case of mistaken identity that results in unexpected romance, must team with the popular girl (Kristine Froseth) in order to win her crush. Also starring RJ Cyler, Noah Centineo, Chrissy Metz and Lea Thompson. (Via Rotten Tomatoes)

 

My Review: I watched this movie last night and I thought it was really good. It’s one of Netflix’s new romantic comedy movies. A lot of the scenes were cringe-worthy I even got second-hand awkwardness. The story/script is not perfect but it kept me intrigued all the way through. I did see a lot of negative reviews about this movie but, my personal opinion is that it is better than “The Kissing Booth” and “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” two other New Netflix teen romantic comedies that are overly hyped. This movie is actually very relatable and hits on the insecurities that many women go through and have. The cast was okay. I think the main character Sierra/Shannon Purser is extremely talented and carried the whole movie. Every movie is not perfect and it was definitely some quirks in this movie that should have been straightened out. But in hindsight, I highly recommend watching this movie because it was something I completely enjoyed.

 

 

Netflix Movie Recommendations?

Finding good content on Netflix can be hard. There a lot of movies on Netflix that are just a waste of time. The movies down below are movies that I highly recommend!

#1 What happened to Monday?

This movie is definitely one of Netflix hidden gems. This movie is a drama/thriller and very interesting all the way through! One of Netflix best films!

 

#2 Thor Ragnarok

I would highly recommend watching Thor: The God of Thunder and Thor: The dark world First. Also, I would say you don’t have to like superheroes movies to watch this but, if you do it would certainly help. Thor movies is to me is the best of Marvel movies! Also people watch Thor alone just for Chris Hemsworth (Thor) but I definitely watch for Tom Hiddleston (Loki) and also because its really good & funny!

 

#3 Bright

This movie is really different from the normal movies. But, it is really interesting and the message is really bold & good! Also, Will Smith is the main character so the movie is automatically good right? YES!!

 

#4 Lion

OKAY SO THIS MOVIE IS EXTREMELY EMOTIONAL AND SAD! I CRIED THE FIRST THREE MINUTES OF THE MOVIE AND I AM NOT EMOTIONAL AT ALL!!!! This movie is based on a true story. Also, if you don’t like movie with subtitles this is not the movie for you. But, trust me its really GOOD!

 

#5 Roxanne Roxanne

This movie is raw, real, and powerful and telling the true story of Shante. The acting in this film is some of the best acting I have ever seen!

Netflix TV Shows Recommendations?

Netflix TV Shows Recommendations?
I will not be reviewing any of these shows because these are shows I already highly recommend. They are in no particular order at all. Enjoy! *Trailers for all shows will be below*

#1 Stranger Things

 

#2 Riverdale

 

#3 Narcos

 

#4 Black Lightning

 

#5 On My Block

 

#6 Dear White People,

 

7# Orange Is The New Black

 

#8 The Originals

 

#9 Jane The Virgin

 

#10 Gossip Girl

 

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