Last week the movie ‘The Help’ starring Emma Stone and Viola Davis hit theaters. Unfortunately I only have one day off a week and on that day off I spend time with my boyfriend, who just so happens to HATE movies. So I finally got to watch it yesterday with a girlfriend, because thats who you bring to these sort of movies…a friend or your mom. Seriously.
I expected this movie to be great, but I had no idea that it would make me laugh, cry, and become filled with frustration about America’s past…all in 2 hours! It was MUCH more than I imagined. Emma Stone, Viola Davis, and Octavia L. Spencer captivated the hearts of the audience, effortlessly. The film really makes you think about how ridiculous it is that only 50 years ago racism was the way of life in America. How disgusting people were for treating a person more like an animal than a human being. A time when most children were raised by their maids, not their parents. A time when ‘the help’ was a part of the family but very far from being treated like it. This film was one of my all time favorites released this year! Go see it, enjoy yourself.
Exactly one week ago the most anticipated album of the year was released. Not a track had leaked before 12 a.m on August 8th, and the release of the single ‘Otis’ had only left fans more anxious.
Upon the first listen I was a little lost, and overwhelmed. I had been looking forward to this album so much that when I actually listened to it I was too excited to think! I didn’t even want to write about the album until I was sure I had a firm grip on all that it meant to me. Music touches every individual very differently. This album is about more than pride. It is about two music greats coming together to make what most of the world has forgotten about…music with meaning. They put thought into EVERY lyric, every featured artist, and every song title. Do yourself a favor… listen to it alone at least once. Just vibe to it and appreciate it.
1. Murder to Excellence
4.Made in America
5. N*ggas in Paris.
Sunday morning, praise the Lord. You’re the girl that Jesus been saving me for, So lets savor this moment and take it to the floor.- Murder to Excellence
Street justice, I pray God understand us. I pledge allegiance to all the scramblers. This is the Star Spangled Banner.- Made in America
Luxury rap. The Hermes of verses.- Otis
Download the latest mix by Power 106’s Disko Drew here. I Just Wanna Dance Volume 2 is an awesome mix of house, dance, and electro. It’s going to be your new favorite workout mix, or your “getting ready to go out” mix, trust me!
Starting tonight at 9 p.m on the Style Network is a new docu-series starring L.A’s very own Yesi Ortiz. Most of you know Yesi as the fun-loving afternoon girl on L.A’s hip-hop station Power 106. I remember the first time I met Yesi, I was just overtaken by her kindness towards others. We were just having a casual conversation and I said “Yesi, do you have kids?” She responded with a “Yes.” I smiled, and said “Oh really? How many!” She then said “I have seven.” I didn’t mean to appear so shocked, but she was so young, and such a career-driven woman. She laughed and told me she had adopted them and they were all her nieces and nephews. This confirmed my initial belief about Yesi, her kindness and compassion were simply out of this world. I had a chance to speak with Yesi about the show and asked her “If nothing else, what is one thing you want people to walk away learning from your show?” She said, “Balancing a family and a career isn’t easy, but possible. If I can fight to make it in my situation, they can too.” Watch the trailer for the show and tune in TONIGHT at 9 p.m to the STYLE Network, you will not be disappointed!
Movies out TODAY:
Rotten Tomatos gave “Friends with Benefits” a 69%…but even if it turns out to be cheesy, you cant go wrong with Mila Kunis and JT! Hopefully it is not a reincarnation of Ashton Kutcher & Natalie Portman’s “No Strings Attached”. Rotten Tomatoes gave Captain America a 71%…the trailer looks amazing and we all know Chris Evans does great in these sorta films! Go out and watch them and make your own opinion…critics help, but all that matters is that YOU enjoy it! Happy Friday!
Alright, so I’m a Harry Potter nerd…not afraid to admit it. Ten years ago I picked up my first J.K Rowling book and was completely intrigued with her use of the english language. The thought behind each word, character, and situation just captured me. Like many of you I feel like I’ve grown up with Harry! The last of the movie series is not released until Thursday at midnight…but I was lucky enough to see it last night! I know you don’t want me to give it away…don’t worry I won’t! I’m just here to give you the fan-feedback.
First of all, it is a must-see in IMAX 3D…it’s a little more $ but definitely worth it! Because it’s in IMAX…it’s 3D throughout the film…not just for the ending scene, like the previous films. Second, I hope you re-watched the Deathly Hallows Part I recently, so your not sitting there going over movies and books in your head trying to piece together what is going on. Third, DO NOT sit next to anyone who looks like a SUPER Fan…that means stay away from anyone wearing a Harry Potter ensemble. They will likely…cry hysterically, whisper loudly, or start yelling encouraging words at the screen. Now, onto the movie. It truly brings the war that occurs in the last half of the Deathly Hallows to life. It was a little more gruesome than I expected at times, and was funnier also! I laughed more than I cried! There was a little more romance too, I can tell you there was a lot of squealing going on amongst the audience. I also think because they split this book into two and didn’t have to shorten it was much, it was a little truer to the book than some of the other movies. I enjoyed every minute of it, and hope you do as well! Let me know what you think of it 🙂
P.S They also give you these cute Harry Potter themed 3D glasses!