Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Are You An Imagine Dragons Fan?

Imagine Dragons

Do you love music? What is your favorite song? Who is your favorite musician?

I love music because music comes in all forms. Music can be small, big, and a medium. In Starbucks terminology, it can be Venti. You see music is like coffee.

You can consume music in many ways. In what ways do you listen to music? Maybe, you wear Beats by Dre headphones or earplugs to consume your tastes of expression.

Moreover, music sparks your imagination. I believe your brain activates after gazing at a work of art. Plus, I feel your mind listens to a great audio work of art.

Let’s use our imagination. Albert Einstein said imagination is more important than knowledge. George R.R. Martin used his imagination to create a language called Valyrian in the Game of Thrones. When you combine Albert Einstein and George R.R. Martin with music, you get Imagine Dragons.

Have you heard of Imagine Dragons? Lately, the Las Vegas rock band has been gaining in popularity. What Game of Thrones is to cable TV, Imagine Dragons is to premium music.

If you have Imagine Dragons on your playlist, consider yourself privileged. Their music is amazing. Their lyrics are transformative.

Furthermore, Imagine Dragons are like the particle physicists of sound. You see these musicians pay attention to every detail while recording music in the studio booth. 

While watching the AMAs on TV, I first came across an Imagine Dragons performance. I’m looking forward to watching more of the band’s performances in the future. The band members connected with the spirit.

Finally, who can deny the creativity of the Imagine Dragons? Like Carlos Santana, the rock band creates creative sounds for a living. Plus, they generate electric music like Calvin Harris.

Are you an Imagine Dragons fan? What is your favorite Imagine Dragons song? Chime in your comments.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

How Star Wars Characters Give Us Life


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How Star Wars Characters Give Us Life

What do you like most about the Star Wars franchise? Who are your favorite characters? I believe the best part of Star Wars are the characters. The characters give life and meaning to American popular and World culture.

Ever since I can remember, Luke Skywalker has been a hero in the Star Wars universe. Do you remember playing with Yoda and Darth Vader action figures? Remember when every girl wanted to be Princess Leia for Halloween. The characters were so dynamic and they are amazingly evolving to this day.

And so the story goes, George Lucas sold his film rights to Disney and a series of new Star Wars movies emerged. It began with the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015 directed by J.J. Abrams. Do you remember how the Force Awakens broke every box office record in the book.

And the next one, simply marketed as A Star Wars Story, was Rogue One starring Felicity Jones. The film received critical praise and collected over $1 billion from movie goers.

On December 15, Star Wars: the Last Jedi debuts in theaters around the world. Fans are excited to see Mark Hamil reprise his role as Luke Skywalker. I'm looking forward to seeing the Last Jedi. It has a great trailer which aired for the first time during the World Series yesterday.

Through the years I've come to love science fiction and fantasy movies. I'm drawn by the mystery and suspense. These are my favorite science fiction and fantasy actresses.

Have you ever wanted to compare Star Wars and Star Trek? Check out this cool comparison of Star Wars Vs. Star Trek. I'll do a Stardust story some time soon if you're interested.

I say all this to say that the Star Wars series is as American as the World Series (baseball). The Star Wars franchise is here to stay. Plus, it is the characters that give us life.

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Emmys 2017 Recap


Did you watch the Emmys last night? The 2017 Emmys was exciting. All the stars gathered on the red carpet and then on stage.
It was truly a wonderful time. Are you going to watch the post show? In the meantime, read this recap.

Did you check out the fashion and styles? Who was the best dressed in your opinion? Some say Zoe Kravitz was the most fashionable. Apparently, risque is in and safe is out.

To begin with, glitz and glamor obviously filled the concert hall. Along with excitement, there was also a lot of humor in the room. However, Jimmy Fallon was noticeably absent. Still, there was so much comedy to behold.

The Emmys celebrate TV at its best. It is important to acknowledge the contributions of writers, actors, directors, producers and the crew. Making great television is a concerted effort.

The 69th PrimeTime Emmy collected talent like bottle caps. Did you see the opening montage? Stephen Colbert began the night singing and dancing like he was on a Broadway musical.

There were so many highlights of the show. What did you like the best? Maybe, you enjoyed every minute of it. Was this the best award show or what?

My favorite moment was the coming together of TV rivals James Corden and Seth Meyers. I also enjoyed the Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel drinking segment. They were “sore” losers. Again, where was Jimmy Fallon? How amazing would it be to get every last one of them in the same room at the same time?

More emphasis should be placed on the red carpet and after party. The Emmys should be shortened to make way for the red carpet and post show. Anyway, the presenters did a fantastic job.

And the Winners Are...

HBO, ABC, Netflix and Hulu were big winners. John Lithgow received the first award. Veep and Atlanta won multiple times. Sterling K. Brown won for This Is Us. Plus, Elisabeth Moss took home a statute for Handmaid's Tale

Overall, it was Handmaid's Tale's night. It is unfortunate that TV's number one show was ineligible for nomination. In fact, no Game of Thrones' cast members were in attendance. Who was your favorite winner? Were your favorite shows nominated?

To wrap it up, next year will be even more exciting.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

What's New? TV Shows


What's New? TV Shows

Do you watch enough TV? Nowadays, it is impossible to watch too much TV. So don't feel guilty about binge-watching. You have so many options. You can literally binge-watch seasons upon seasons of your favorite TV shows.

With Netflix, Amazon, and good old fashioned NBC, you can't go wrong. Oh yeah, don't forget about ABC, HBO, Fox, and Starz. You may get creative and choose Hulu from time to time too. Whatever your preferences, always choose the best in entertainment because life is too short to watch crap.

Luckily, TV is changing for the better. With all these changes, new things popup all the time. People like new stuff. This is natural.You want a new car, don't you?

Fall is right around the corner. And that means new TV shows are upon us. This article provides a list of new TV shows. In total, there are 20. Chime in your comments at the end. Enjoy!

Star Trek: Discovery
The Orville
The Mayor
The Good Doctor
Young Sheldon
Kevin (Probably) Saves the World
The Deuce
The Gifted
Me, Myself & I
The Brave
Marvel's Inhumans
L.A. To Vegas
Good Girls

What TV shows are you looking forward to seeing the most? I want to see the Good Doctor and Star Trek: Discovery the most. These two shows will probably receive the highest ratings. I'm also interested in The Orville and Ghosted. Some of these shows I listed won't make it to the second season though.

You know great TV is all about the ratings. That's why you've gotta make your numbers count. The good news is all these TV shows have a good chance at renewal. At the end of the day, all you can ask for is a fighting chance.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Happy Birthday! Liam Payne

Liam Payne

Once upon a time, there was One Direction (1D) and Directioners. It seems like such a long time ago, but it really has only been 1 year and 8 months since One Direction broke up for good. Were you a Directioner? Remember how big of a deal it was when Zayn Malik went solo. Now, look at the bigger picture. Everybody has gone solo.

Say it isn't true? It seems Fifth Harmony will break up too if my sources are correct. So much for staying the course. Who thought the group was going to add another member? Maybe, One Direction will reunite someday as will Fifth Harmony.

And so, you know the story of 1D and Liam Payne. The kind and likable Liam Payne established himself in a mean and nasty music industry. Liam Payne and the establishment are one in the same because he is elite.

What ever happened to true Fandom? Why did the Beatles have to breakup? If you are an artist you've gotta build your fan base like One Direction. That's why there are Katycats, Lovatics, and Beliebers because individuals had the foresight to establish themselves. Are you a Swiftie? Well then, check out the Urban Legend of Taylor Swift and Who's Really Hotter Taylor Swift Vs. Katy Perry?

Lately, Taylor Swift has been dominating the news. Right now, it is time to give a shout out to Liam Payne. Today is literally his birthday. He turns 24 years old. Wish him a happy birthday @IamGuruJay and @LiamPayne.

Who's waiting for Liam Payne's next album? Fresh off the One Direction (1D) boat, Liam recently released 2 singles: Strip That Down and Get Low. Strip That Down has went double platinum. I predict it will go triple platinum when it's all said and done. Who knows he could get a diamond in the future.

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Who's Watching The Tick?


Who's Watching The Tick?

This Saturday I spent some time watching The Tick with family. We were looking for a fun comedy and came across the Amazon Prime series. I had a feeling it was going to be good.

I noticed #TheTick trending on Twitter. These days I find some of my best stories originate from Twitter. I'd love to hear your take on the new TV show. Here are my thoughts on the new Amazon Prime series.

First of all, the acting was over the top, borderline bad. I don't remember ever seeing the cartoon, but if I did it was probably better than this malarkey. I think it should have stayed a cartoon; at least in that format, I could better understand and excuse the plot holes and poor character developments.

As the Original Entertainment Guru, I value original entertainment. The Tick lacked creativity. You see I heard those jokes before already. I wanted them to say something new and different for a change. It didn't happen. Comedy is all about discovering new perspectives. At the end of the day, I saw the same ole perspective. I had high expectations for The Tick. Maybe, I set the bar too high.

On the bright side, the cinematography was fine. I think it was a good setting. Still, there wasn't enough excitement for me. It has potential in a parallel universe.

Overall, I gave it 2 stars out of 5. After watching the pilot and the second episode, we had to call it a day. It wasn't our cup of tea. It wasn't a total waste of time though, because I took a nap.

They tried to be like the Green Lantern, but failed. I haven't seen this much bad TV in a long time. I was disappointed. Who's watching The Tick? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Why Halsey Is Music's Solar Eclipse


Why Halsey Is Music's Solar Eclipse

You have been living under a rock if you haven't heard about the solar eclipse. Also, if you don't know Halsey by now, allow me to introduce you to her. Halsey is music's solar eclipse.

Her type of music talent comes around once every 99 years, Halsey was born in 1994 in Washington, New Jersey. Her name is a derivative of a Brooklyn street sign. It is also an anagram of her real name Ashley.

Halsey hasn't always had it easy although she makes her work look effortless. She struggled in the beginning of her career. However, she didn't give up and look at her now.

Halsey is music's solar eclipse because her talent is rare. The Rihanna, Ariana Grande, and Beyonce are a thing of the past. Out of nowhere, Halsey comes and makes a way.

I feel like Halsey falls somewhere between Meghan Trainor and Ariana Grande as far as fame. Make no mistake, she is getting more famous. She has a bright future ahead of her.

She wasn't in Fifth Harmony or Little Mix, yet she has amassed as much star power as them. Halsey has sang duets with the Chainsmokers and Justin Bieber himself. It is amazing what she has accomplished in such a short span of time. Plus, she is only getting more famous and popular for the right reasons.

What is more, her music is making a claim on popular culture. New Americana is taking over American train of thought. Fans can't get enough of Now or Never. In fact, they expect to hear the song at concerts. Right now, you can find Halsey on tour. She is performing in Las Vegas, Connecticut and Boston. It is an exciting time for Halsey and her fans. What is your favorite Halsey song? Do you agree that she is music's solar eclipse?

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Are You Binge-Watching The Defenders?


Are You Binge-Watching The Defenders?

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I decided to binge-watch Marvel's The Defenders on Netflix. The Defenders showcases 4 amazing talents. The series combines Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and the Iron Fist into one. Let's start the discussion. Are you binge-watching the Defenders?

In this blog, I will analyze the first four episodes.I will tell you what I liked and what I didn't like. By the end, you'll see why they call me the Original Entertainment Guru.

I throughly enjoyed the first episode. The story begins in Cambodia with sword fighting and a ton of action. A dying man's last words were “the real war is in New York City.” As the Immortal Iron Fist flys back on his private plane, he experiences turbulence coupled with a nightmare about Cambodia. His girlfriend comforts him as he wakes up.

Then, it cuts to Jessica Jones. She's busy doing the usual- lifting cars and shit. Plus, Luke Cage gets out of jail. He doesn't have time for the man to un-cuff him, so he breaks the cuffs in half with all his might. Meanwhile, Daredevil wins a big case for $11 million.

The first 2 episodes reintroduce all 4 characters in dramatic fashion. It was well written and the acting was terrific. Moreover, the director deserves credit for his vision.

I didn't like the second episode that much. The third episode was the best so far. It had an unforgettable ending. You gotta check it out and see what I mean. I've never seen a more powerful ending to an episode. The fourth episode takes place in a Chinese restaurant.

Overall, the series was well worth the wait. There is something for everybody. The show progressively gets better. In many ways, it is almost like a movie. The Defenders is great TV. I highly recommend binge-watching the Netflix Original series. You may want to watch Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Daredevil first.

I like what Netflix and Marvel are doing. Bringing 4 shows into one is brilliant, brilliant I tell you. If you are into comics, superheroes and the like, it is is a must-see. You receive premium entertainment value. I stopped my binge-watching at the 5th episode. I look forward to seeing the rest. Stay tuned for part II.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Marlon & Naked Movie Review


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Yesterday Marlon Wayans returned to prime time TV. Who remembers the Wayans Brothers? His new sitcom is simply called Marlon. As expected, Marlon is hilarious like the man it is named after. 2 episodes aired back to back on NBC. So, families were rewarded with a full hour of funny. I enjoyed every minute of it.

Marlon goes wild. I've never seen a comedian more physical than him. Have you? He reminded me of Martin. I feel Marlon has gotten funnier over the years.

The other characters were great too. I got love for Essence Atkins and her portrayal of Marlon's ex wife. Plus, Bresha Webb had a nice role.

I want to see Marlon succeed. There are 8 shows already lined up; and I believe there's potential for more. If you want to literally laugh your ass off, then watch Marlon Wayans perform on Mondays.

In addition, Marlon Wayans has a new movie on Netflix called Naked. The movie was released on August 11th. I highly recommend seeing the movie. I watched it last night. You'll enjoy the film because it's original.

The film is about a substitute teacher (Marlon Wayans) marrying a doctor (Regina Hall). Her father thinks she could do a lot better. I don't want to give away too much of the plot because I want you to watch it. However, Marlon's character gets stuck in an elevator naked over and over again. I believe you'll like it.

Wayans plays the hell out of the character. Overall, Naked was well written. I gave it 5 stars because that's the highest rating you could give. Brian McKnight makes a noteworthy appearance. Does he get naked too? You got to watch and see.

Marlon Wayans isn't putting all his eggs into one basket. He is diversifying his talents. Moreover, he has mastered comedy.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Who Is the Best James Bond?


Who Is the Best James Bond?

Daniel Craig confirmed that he will return to play James Bond in an upcoming film. At Guru Jay, we recognize the best. Which brings me to my question: Who is the best James Bond? Is Daniel Craig the best to ever play James Bond? I want to know your thoughts. Here are mine.

First of all, I don't believe Daniel Craig is the best. I thought the producers were trying to find a new James Bond. Didn't you think the same thing? What happened? Daniel Craig doesn't compare to Sean Connery or Pierce Brosnan. I'm sorry. Now his movies are great but his acting is only good when compared to the legends. I don't think I'm being harsh. Maybe, I am but you want my honest opinion I'll give it to you.

Daniel Craig doesn't have charisma like Connery and Brosnan. There is a reason our grandmas love Sean Connery to a fault. And our mothers couldn't get enough of Brosnan back in the day. I don't want to knock Daniel Craig too much, but it's time for a new James Bond.

I believe the greatest actor to play James Bond is Sean Connery. However, I believe the best James Bond is Pierce Brosnan. Sean Connery is one of the greatest actors of all time, but he's not the essence of James Bond. Pierce Brosnan is the essence of James Bond. When James Bond comes to mind, I think of Piece Brosnan first.

What are your favorite James Bond movies? My favorite James Bond movie is Die Another Day. I enjoyed the Halle Berry iconic bikini beach scene. After you read this blog, I recommend you check out this interesting Wikipedia Page. You'll discover there has been a total of 13 James Bonds.

To conclude, the second best James Bond is Sean Connery. Daniel Craig is probably in the top five but Pierce Bronsan is the best James Bond unequivocally. Let's start the discussion.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Why Sam Hunt Is Phenomenal

Why Sam Hunt Is Phenomenal

Sam Hunt is scheduled to perform at the CMA Fest on Wednesday. Maybe, after reading this blog post you will tune into the event to see him. It all starts tomorrow at 8 pm on ABC. The biggest names will perform from Blake Shelton to Luke Bryan, and Carrie Underwood. I know people who are watching strictly because of Sam Hunt's appearance though. The celebrity is having a great year.

Sam Hunt is down to earth and out of this world. His music is undeniably great. Greatness recognizes greatness. I'm interested in seeing what's next in store for Sam Hunt. The 15 in a 30 Tour is going viral on Instagram and Twitter. Hunt's music doesn't appear to be slowing down; he's going full speed ahead. I look forward to his future albums, singles, and concerts. It would be nice to see him live in concert.

I know Sam Hunt will give a phenomenal performance. The 32 year old singer originates out of Nashville, Tennessee. So, the Country singer will be right at home. He can kick off his boots and make himself comfortable. I expect the Body Like a Back Road singer to throw a few curveballs and sliders here and there. It should be fun time because of a sexy crowd. Country music lovers are some of the best fans in the world. A Country Star is only as good as his fans. What is Sam Hunt without Hunters?

I consider Take Your Time to be a classic. Did you know Take Your Time went Platinum 4 times? Body Like a Back Road went Platinum 3 times already. It's only a matter of time before Sam Hunt wins a Grammys. There's a Grammy with his name on it. What do you think is the best Sam Hunt song?

In a nutshell, Sam Hunt will give a phenomenal performance because he is phenomenal.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

What Is Game of Thrones Without Emilia Clarke?


What Is Game of Thrones Without Emilia Clarke?

I blogged about Emilia Clarke's portrayal of Daenerys Targaryen as a major reason people watch Game of Thrones in a recent blogpost entitled Why Game of Thrones Is the Number 1 TV Show. I still stand by that assertion. Without Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones would not be the same though. What Chris Martin is to Coldplay and what Kaley Cuoco is to the Big Bang Theory, Emilia Clarke is to Game of Thrones.

Her character and the actress herself has evolved through the years. This blogpost hopes to highlight or at least shine a light on some of her excellence. In my eyes, Emilia Clarke is the English version of Scarlett Johansson. You can't deny that her beauty is a factor for fans tuning in every Sunday on HBO. Moreover, you can't deny that her talent is another factor fans are glueing their eyeballs to their 4K Ultra and HD screens. The equation is simple. Beauty + Talent = Movie Star.

The Hollywood actress turned 30 years old on October 23rd. She started filming Game of Thrones in her mid-twenties. I believe she has became more beautiful and more talented within that time frame. Moreover, she has a good sense of humor and is a pleasant personality, which is rare. I recommend watching a few interviews and getting to know her when you get the chance. I'm providing a brief clip at the end of this post for your enjoyment.

What is Game of Thrones without Emilia Clarke? Her character's long golden flowing locks are signature to the series. Plus, I can see the show staying in production for another 5 years. You see Game of Thrones is based on a book by George R.R. Martin. Emilia Clarke is appealing to book lovers, especially fantasy genre aficionados in the realm of television. Fans on both sides are pleased with her characterization. Chime in your comments. You're welcome at GuruJay.com.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

A Farewell to Orphan Black


A Farewell to Orphan Black

My British friends and many Americans were fans of Orphan Black. I decided to watch Orphan Black after noticing my Twitter feed full of #OrphanBlack s. I had featured the show in a blog post back in March 2014. My blog has been around for a relatively long time on the Internet.

I've been trying to figure out who is Elizabeth Childs? So, I pulled an all nighter Saturday to get to the bottom of it. I still haven't been to sleep. But I'm having fun blogging. Time flies when you're doing something you love to do.

I checked it out to see if it was any good. Overall, I was impressed. The concept was intriguing.

Orphan Black explored urgent issues in today's society. It also showed a refreshing perspective on life in general. Now that it is completed, I plan on watching every single episode. I wasn't late to the bandwagon because I'm not a bandwagon jumper. I was always aware of the show's greatness. That's why they call me the Entertainment Guru.

There's just so much TV you can consume in your personal life. You got to make time for books, music, comedy, and movies too.

For the record, I didn't binge watch Orphan Black. I watched 2 episodes through and through. We do ourselves a disservice when we binge watch, sometimes.

The genius of Orphan Black is that it was an imported TV show. Originality is rare in the film business. Hollywood remakes Remakes. You read that right. Orphan Black was as original as they came in entertainment and showbiz.

I wonder what's next for Tatiana Maslany and the amazing cast. It appears Orphan Black is officially ending after 5 seasons. The show is over. They say it's a wrap. 5 seasons is a long enough time. Plus, I believe the whole story was told and that's what is important. This is a farewell to Orphan Black.

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Planet of the Apes Trilogy Movie Analysis


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War for the Planet of the Apes is a fantastic conclusion to the Planet of the Apes franchise. I've seen all three movies in the theaters and give each one high praise. Here's my analysis. The Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the first in the series, was a great start. And the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the second one, was extraordinary.

Overall, the acting was phenomenal. Andy Serkis portrays Caesar perfectly in every movie. His character literally evolves on screen. James Franco deserves credit for his contribution as Dr. Rodman in the original. Finally, Woody Harrelson deserves respect for his portrayal of the Colonel in the finale.

It's hard to say which movie is the best because each movie has its own intrinsic value. The Rise contains the most science fiction. Sci-Fi lovers can appreciate the experiments on chimpanzees because that's science fiction at its core. But I believe the Dawn contains the best scenes. Who can forget Koba's iconic machine gun scene?

With that said, the Dawn is still not better than the Rise. What is the Dawn without the Rise? The Rise sets up the story so that the Dawn can be great. And the Dawn sets up the story so that War can be greater. Somehow they all work together.

However, as a standalone film I rank War higher than the others. The director did not hold back. Matt Reeves used cutting edge technology and advanced techniques. His directing has become better over the years. Plus, the cinematography is revolutionary. There are only a dozen or so movies with arguably better photography than War for the Planet of the Apes.

The writing is not all that good in the Dawn. But I must say, I'm impressed by the writing in War. It reminds me of the Rise.
Chime in your comments. What are your thoughts on the Planet of the Apes Trilogy?

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Why Game of Thrones Is the Number 1 TV Show


Why Game of Thrones Is the Number 1 TV Show

Have you ever wondered what is the number 1 TV show? Game of Thrones is the best thing on television since the Big Bang in the beginning. As far as popularity and ratings are concerned, Game of Thrones has easily became the number 1 TV show no matter how you slice it. Here's why.

You see, people subscribe to HBO solely to watch the fantasy TV show. Moreover, the show is sensational. It's so sensational that it has become a part of popular culture. Whether we are talking American vernacular or British jargon, everyone is familiar with dragon eggs by now.

Game of Thrones means the world to HBO. George R.R. Martin has built an ironclad brand. Plus, the producers are cash-cows to the cable TV network. We haven't seen anything quite like Game of Thrones in the history of TV. What other show is setting records in the seventh season? That's unheard of. I believe the show's secret is the introduction of new characters and the elimination of old characters.

HBO recently stated the channel's intellectual property had been compromised in a cyberattack and hacking. Material from Game of Thrones was released on the world wide web ahead of schedule. It seems scenarios such as these are becoming commonplace. Before HBO, Netflix was hacked. Before Netflix, Disney was hacked.

It is interesting that Game of Thrones is becoming more and more popular. I believe Emilia Clarke's portrayal of Daenerys Targaryen is a major reason people watch. Emilia Clarke is a fine Hollywood actress, who fascinates the audience.

I love Game of Thrones because fantasy has always intrigued me. I grew up loving J.K. Rowling and the Lord of the Rings. Game of Thrones is a current inspiration to me and millions of others. Along with watching the TV show, I encourage you to read the books. See firsthand why Game of Thrones is the number 1 TV show.

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Who's Your Favorite? Favorite 5 Female Comedians


Who's Your Favorite? Favorite 5 Female Comedians

Comedy is an art form and comedians are artists. Let's appreciate the art of these fine female comedians. They work hard on honing their craft. That's why it is important we recognize their contributions. Without further ado... here are my favorite 5 female comedians

Tina Fey is my number 5. She would have ranked higher if she were more active. Where are you, Tina? Fans are waiting for another 30 Rock. Still, you can't take away from her genius. The former Saturday Night Live player holds all the cards. Have you seen her American Express commercials?

My number 4 is Margaret Cho. It's a shame that she doesn't get enough recognition. Cho knows how to push your buttons. Her comedy has you on the edge of your seat. Over the years, Margaret Cho has undoubtedly perfected her craft. Have you seen her music videos? Check out this blog post.

Whitney Cummings belongs at number 3. She is the best comedy writer on this list. If I were writing about comedy writers exclusively, she would be number 1. Did you know she is the key to the success of 2 Broke Girls? That show is a part of American culture. As you can see, Whitney Cummings directly impacts pop culture.


At number 2 is Iliza Shlesinger. She is an underrated comedian. It's about time she got her own TV show. Hook her up, Comedy Central. The standup girl is one of the best standup comedians on this list. Iliza is a natural at making people laugh.

Amy Schumer takes the number 1 spot because she is a workhorse. This list had to include her on top. She's always making movies and doing standup specials. I recently saw Snatched. I haven't seen Trainwreck, but I hear it's hilarious. 

Who's your favorite female comedian? Chime in your comments.
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Thursday, July 6, 2017

The Irony of Binge-Watching Orange Is the New Black Season 5


The Irony of Binge-Watching Orange Is the New Black Season 5

I hope you had an amazing 4th of July. I hope you saw fireworks, ate barbecue ribs, and didn't have to work. If you did have to work, I hope you received holiday pay.

I decided early 4th of July to binge-watch Orange Is the New Black (OITNB) season 5. Late at night I find myself binge-watching episodes of OITNB. I fall asleep until Netflix asks me if I want to continue watching. Who else does that?

Do you lose quality when you binge-watch? Or does the director intend on you binge-watching? That's why Netflix releases 13 episodes at once. Anyway, I'm impressed by season 5 so far.

Orange Is the New Black sucked me in and absorbed my attention like a sponge for three straight episodes. It felt like being in a night class that's scheduled for four hours. By the third hour, you need a break. And that's when I dozed off around 4:30 in the morning.

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How ironic is it to watch, essentially women behind bars, on the 4th of July. You're watching people without freedom, on America's day of celebrating freedom. It's all too real. Then, I remember they're just actors. Piper Chapman's real name is Taylor Schilling. And Laura Prepon is that girl from That's 70 Show.

The first episode of season 5 rehashed the OITNB's characters lives before prison. If this is your first episode seeing ever, you won't be totally lost. I recommend binge-watching season 3. Then 1, 2, and 4. It's true what they say, the third time's the charm. Try it and let me know how it turned out for you.

As I was binge-watching the episodes, I thought about how a hacker threatened to release OITNB to the masses if Netflix didn't pay a ransom. Then I thought about how a similar situation happened to Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean. Finally, I came to the conclusion that it's ironic they're hacking intellectual property centered around state property and private property. Just when I began thinking it's a bad world, I remember it's funny too.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Why John Cena Should Star in More Movies


John Cena
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John Cena is arguably the biggest name in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) right now. He picked up where the Rock left off and added a few ingredients. If you smelt what the Rock was cooking, then you know John Cena's secret recipe is classified.

He has built a durable brand which is evolving over time. Without question, the wrestler is an incredible actor. Cena plays a convincing part in the Marine movie. In fact, his portrayal convinced me to buy the DVD. I believe his movie career will take off exponentially this year because Hollywood is finally recognizing his star potential.

Have you seen Daddy's Home? I haven't seen it yet, but I look forward to watching it soon. That way when Daddy's Home 2 comes out, the first one will be fresh in my mind. John Cena has a major role in the movies.

His most recent movie is The Wall produced by Amazon Studios released in May. The film rises to the occasion and tells a vivid war story. Cena portrays a realistic staff sergeant.

The action star embraces discipline and embodies strength. Despite constant pressure, he maintains a consistent work ethic night after night. Moreover, his unbreakable mindset allows him to work out hard on a daily basis. We all know how difficult sticking to a rigid routine can be; and, John Cena sticks to his guns.

It helps that his wife Nikki Bella is also a professional wrestler. She helps him in his efforts to maintain focus and superstar status. What are the odds that both husband and wife do the same thing for a living?

John is just scratching the surface in showbiz. I expect to see him in more blockbusters. It's only a matter of time before producers realize they're getting a steal of a deal signing Cena to a contract.

I am Guru Jay launching into orbit in 5-4-3-2-1!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Who's the Best Bella? Bella Thorne Vs. Bella Hadid


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Many Hollywood stars share the same name. And sharing is caring. You're reading this now because you care about celebrities to some degree.

Doesn't everybody have a favorite celebrity? What famous people would you like most to meet? Imagine meeting two celebrities at one time.

Meet Bella Thorne and Bella Hadid.

I've already asked who's the best Emma. Now the question is who's the best Bella. Who do you choose between Bella Thorne and Bella Hadid? Maybe, you want the best of both worlds. Well, this is your stop.

Bella Thorne has shown she's a highly qualified actress. Her filmography is growing by the minute as her IMDB profile updates everyday. The star of umpteen Disney movies has a bright future. What is more, Thorne is fresh. Just ask Rotten Tomatoes.

Currently, she's making headlines for apparently dating Kourtney Kardashian's ex boyfriend Scott Disick. Bella Thorne shouldn't have a problem in the dating department. Anyone she chooses is lucky to have her.

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Moreover, Bella Hadid has proven she's one of America's top models. The supermodel is following the footsteps on the runway strutted by Tyra Banks. Bella Hadid aka Gigi Hadid's sister is shining in many ways inside Hollywood.

The star is demonstrating her natural worth in the entertainment industry. What more can she do to show she's second to none? The Weeknd music videos are only the tip of the iceberg. Hadid is just getting started. Give her 3 years and she'll surprise you. Vogue is attached to Bella like Velcro.

In comparison, Bella Hadid is the bigger name at this moment in time. However, pretty soon Bella Thorne's name will become bigger than Hadid because of Disney's history and track record. Like Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus, I see Bella Thorne going places. It's only a matter of time before I'm proven right.

I am Guru Jay launching into orbit in 5-4-3-2-1!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

A Conversation On the Greatness of Brie Larson


A Conversation On the Greatness of Brie Larson

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It's been reported in Vanity Fair and via other sources that Brie Larson gets by with a little help from her friends Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone. Talk about star power! Lawrence and Stone are two of Hollywood's finest actresses. As you'll soon discover, Miss Larson keeps very good company.

Emma Stone won the Oscar for La La Land this year and Jennifer Lawrence received one for Silver Linings Playbook in 2012. Clearly, Brie Larson belongs in the best actress conversation as well. Brie earned an Academy Award for her performance in Room last year. Her bevy of talents should be showcased like Olivia Wilde's. Don't underestimate her capabilities.

Are you looking forward to seeing Brie enter the Marvel universe as Captain Marvel or what? Who would love watching Larson and Scarlett Johansson perform in scenes together? In a sense, Larson is the antithesis of Angelina Jolie. While Angelina portrays the bad girl image, Brie is a good girl. What is more, she embraces characters who are largely likable protagonists.

Everyone can agree that this celebrity is destined for greatness. You'll soon find her footprints cemented in stone on Hollywood Boulevard. Plus, you won't find a more polished gem in showbiz anywhere. Producers see Brie's smile and personality as entertainment assets. She looks like a younger Julia Roberts and acts like Sandra Bullock.

Many celebrities come across as disingenuous. However, Brie seems pleasant and humble. Did you know she was raised in Sacramento, California? She went to school for acting at the American Conservatory Theater.

I highly recommend watching Brie Larson movies including: The Gambler, Free Fire, and Kong: Skull Island. She plays Mark Wahlberg's love interest in the Gambler. Additionally, she is the leading actress of Free Fire and Kong: Skull Island. Also, I look forward to seeing the Glass Castle, Basmati Blues and Unicorn Store.

I am Guru Jay launching into orbit in 5-4-3-2-1!