Saturday, September 7, 2019

Why Constance Wu Is a Top Actress

In 2006, Constance Wu launched her movie career. She played Jenn in Stephanie Daley. Her second movie was The Architect starring Anthony LaPaglia and Viola Davis. Years later, she would not only make movie but TV history.

Born in Richmond Virginia, the actress started her career in theater and transitioned to the silver screen. Did you know she worked as a waitress and once served Bill Murray? After Crazy Rich Asians and Fresh Off the Boat, it is a safe bet to say she won’t serve tables for a living again.

They say success doesn’t happen overnight. Constance Wu’s career has been a gradual rise. In all fairness, some movies should have been made a decade ago. I believe Constance Wu is a top actress. She is also a beautiful Asian actress.

I don’t see any reason why we can’t compare her to Lucy Liu or Sandra Oh. She paid her dues, and it is time to recognize her value. Constance Wu is one of the best in show business and has a place in Hollywood, but I believe her work is being underestimated.

The Good News

Fans are supporting Constance Wu in more ways than one. First, Constance Wu’s recent 2018 movie Crazy Rich Asians made $238.5 million at the box office. Second, Fresh Off the Boat is renewed for a sixth season. That’s part of the reason why Wu is the leading actress in the 2019 Hustlers movie. The movie is based on a true story. Are you excited to see it?

Her Hustlers costars include Jennifer Lopez, Keke Palmer, Cardi B, and Lili Reinhart. With such a great cast, I expect the acting and soundtrack to be award-winning. There is too much talent in Hustlers for this movie to fly under the radar.

 The film feels authentic and I know fans will enjoy every minute. I think the trailer and promotional materials are high quality. Overall, they’re doing a good job marketing this film. I’m looking forward to seeing it come September 13.

I believe Constance Wu is in a terrific position to make a lot of money or win an Oscar. It is up to her how far she takes it. The ball is in her court.

      I would like to compare Constance Wu to Sofia Vergara and Eva Longoria. The actresses are all similar because they have highly rated TV shows in their past. Fresh Off the Boat made TV history like Modern Family and Desperate Housewives. Still, Wu shouldn’t be wholly defined by the show’s success, neither should Vergara and Longoria. Longoria has had incredible success outside TV. In other words, Constance can hold her own.

Right now, she is a respected actress because she is true to the craft. Did you know she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) from the State University of New York, Purchase? Constance is a certified thespian who understands what she brings to the table. She has gained the experience and now she has endless opportunity. Give it to her.

Monday, August 26, 2019

The Definition of Great Music

Great music comes in many forms. Rap, pop, rock, country and jazz are just the tip of the iceberg. Great music is like glaciers in the arctic. It is really the size of Antarctica. It's not the same as a generation ago, but great music is still there floating...waiting to be discovered. Will you discover it?

Have you ever listened to classical? To define great music, we must look at who controls the music. The Record labels own your ass. I'm sure you heard about how Taylor Swift is rerecording her music. She is thinking outside the box. I feel the record labels don't want you to be free.

What if Mozart, Beethoven, and Bach were legally bound to a record label. In other news, Hasbro now owns Death Row records. A toy company is the owner of gangsta rap records. If you don't have a problem with that, you shouldn't have a problem with Taylor Swift rerecording her music.

Do you think corporations are ruining music? Here are my thoughts. Corporations are actually making music better. Sway doesn't have the answers, neither does Kanye.

We're hearing great music from all around the world because of corporations that make it possible for artists to reach the masses. Corporations are sponsoring great music everywhere. Apple Music, VEVO, and Spotify provide great tools for discovery. 

I'm also sure you heard Jay Z (ROC Nation) made a deal with the NFL. Jay Z may even become a part owner of a football team according to TMZ. It's an interesting development.

The point is everything is changing fast. You gotta keep up with the times. Great music is everywhere. Rihanna is a private flight away from performing at a concert near you. That's who should do the halftime show if you ask me. 

Corporations are not saints. In the end, the bottom line is profit for them. In my opinion, art shouldn't be corporatized. However, the definition of great music is profitable sound.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Top 10 Celebrities Right Now

One minute you’re famous. The next fourteen minutes you’re infamous. You never know when your time is up as a celebrity. So enjoy your fifteen minutes of fame while you can.

It seems the end game is to become rich and famous in 2019. Who doesn’t want more money and recognition? But how do you judge it all?

In other words, what’s the definition of rich and famous? At what point are you rich and famous? This blog post recognizes the crème de la crème in entertainment. The following celebrities deserve the most money and recognition.

They not only have the Twitter followers and Facebook fans- they have real life star power. They are relevant.

Here are the top 10 celebrities right now.

1. Kim Kardashian

What can you say bad about Kim Kardashian? She’s made a name for herself over the years. She is number one in American popular culture. The reality TV star has built a brand that is durable and respectable.

2. Beyonce
There is only one Beyonce. This entertainer is on top of her game. You can count on the celebrity’s bankable star power around the world. Like a Visa credit card, she is accepted everywhere.

3.  Jennifer Lawrence
She is the only Hollywood actress on the list. She has all the riches and fame a blonde beauty could want. She deserves to be one of the highest paid actresses. Throughout Jennifer Lawrence’s career her films have grossed over $6 billion.

4. Drake
He is the number 1 rapper for good reason. Every time Drake makes an album it’s a hit. The Toronto native doesn’t disappoint fans either. He makes the headlines all the time.

5. Rihanna
Rihanna is a top 5 celebrity. Her star power spans across continents. Jay Z trained her well.

6.  Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga won an Oscar for A Star Is Born. She delivered a fine theatrical performance. She is also a phenomenal singer. Something tells me, she isn’t finish winning awards.

7. Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift used to be number 1 but she still makes the top 10. The celebrity is rich and famous beyond measure. Plus her music is good.

8. Justin Bieber
Is he the most famous Canadian in history?  Justin Bieber put Canada on the map. You’re living under a rock if you don’t know who Justin Bieber is.

9. Ariana Grande
No one questions the talented Ariana Grande. Her voice speaks (or should I say sings for itself.) The singer is like no other.

10.   Kanye West
What is a list without controversy? The controversial rapper makes the top 10 celebrities right now. Somehow, he finds a way to make it to the top.

Friday, February 8, 2019

2019 Grammys Countdown

2019 Grammys Countdown


Who is the best new artist? What is the song of the year? Who will win the album of the year? A day from now, the Grammys will provide answers to these questions and more. I will shine a spotlight on the music stars ahead of time. Also, I will give Grammy predictions.

The live Sunday show on CBS starting at 8 PM (E.S.T.) is hosted by the one and only Alicia Keys. I feel fans will get what they deserve. Once the red carpet rolls out, eyeballs will be glued to the TV screen. All eyes will be on Cardi B. What will she do? What won’t she do?

Wait and see, Cardi B’s performance will be the biggest story of the evening. I can see the Tweets coming in, already. The “Bodak Yellow” rapper aims to please. She is one of the hottest topics in the entertainment industry.

I predict Lady Gaga will have a moment. The star will shine. I expect Lady Gaga to win for A Star Is Born. Do the Grammys need to legitimize Lady Gaga? Does she need validation for the Oscars? It would shock me if Gaga doesn’t leave with a Grammy Sunday night.

Best new artist is a crowded field and close contest. Margo Price and Greta Van Fleet are great, but Dua Lipa should win. The “New Rules” songstress is a big deal. You could argue Chloe x Halle should win because of the Beyonce advantage. It is an interesting conversation.

While we’re having this discussion, we must remember Jorja Smith. The 21-year-old British singer is sensational. And Jorja has a bright future.

What about the crown jewel? Could Ella Mai win the song of the year? This London, England native is earning every one of her English Music Royalties. “Boo’d Up” is just as successful as “Bleeding Love.” I believe she is next in line behind Leona Lewis.

I won’t predict record of the year because it is the most complicated award for a host of reasons. I could write an entire article on this category alone. However, I will predict album of the year. The $100 Million Man Drake’s Scorpion should win the prestigious award.

More Predictions

Janelle Monae deserves long overdue recognition. I think best pop solo performance will surprise the viewing audience the most. Camila Cabello could win for “Havana” over Ariana Grande’s “God Is a Woman.”
I expect Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” to win best music video. And you can’t forget about H.E.R. and Beck. I feel The Carters will win trophies too. Beyonce and Jay Z made a masterpiece this past year.

The Grammys countdown is underway. Are you excited? Will you watch the red carpet? What are your plans afterward? More music stories to come.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Why Jason Statham Is a Top 5 Action Movie Star


Why Jason Statham Is a Top 5 Action Movie Star

I’ll prove to you why Jason Statham is a top 5 action movie star in this article. There are only a handful of action movie stars in the first place. You see it is challenging to make a living in Hollywood as an actor, let alone a movie star. Becoming an action movie star is more difficult than mountain climbing.

Like a mint condition coin, an action actor must stay in tip-top shape. Plus, you must be a good actor to keep your job. You can’t let your skills decline. To keep your shine, you must stay polished.

To be the best, you must strive for greatness. Just Being good isn’t enough. At 51, Jason Statham’s career speaks for itself.

He is internationally recognized as a top 5 action movie star. Plus, the star who was born in Great Britain, is one of the best actors of his generation. The celebrity is popular with approximately 53 million Facebook fans and counting.

What Jason Statham Means to Fast and Furious

Jason Statham joining the Fast and Furious franchise was a brilliant move, because few people can compete with this action movie star. He is on another level. It doesn’t make sense for Tom Cruise and Matt Damon to join Fast and Furious because they have their own franchises: Mission Impossible and the Bourne Identity, respectively. Clearly, Jason Statham has shown why he is in a class all by himself through his “actions.”

Moreover, Jason Statham means the world to Fast and Furious. The franchise can’t survive without his character. He is thriving in his new role. I expect Hobbs and Shaw to be a major success because of his tremendous talent level. Plus, the action actor gels with Dwayne“The Rock” Johnson.

Hobbs and Shaw should shatter box office records in 2019. Check Box Office Mojo for results.

Aren’t you excited about Idris Elba’s part in the movie too? Also, Vanessa Kirby will appear in the film. Kudos to the casting director. I’m looking forward to seeing Hobbs and Shaw. It is a must-see movie without a doubt.

The Expendables star deserves his accolades as an action hero. He is wealthy with an estimated net worth of $70 million. Did you know Statham performs some of his stunts? If you had $70 million, would you stunt?

Do you remember when Sylvester Stallone added Arnold Schwarzenegger to the cast? Jason Statham was with him from the start. You can’t deny the star’s brilliance as an action actor, but he’s more than expendable.

I highly recommend the Crank series and the Transporter trilogy. If you watch those, I guarantee you will like his Facebook page. Check out Blitz, Wild Card, Redemption and the Bank Job.

Hollywood and the entertainment industry are huge, but the elite are a small bunch. You can name the top 5 action movie stars on one hand. Jason Statham is one of the top 5 Hollywood action actors because he is elite. He is the best at what he does. And he does it better than anybody else.

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Why James Franco Is a Cream of the Crop Talent


In 2007, I watched the IMAX version of Spider-Man 3 starring Tobey Maguire in theaters. It was one of the best superhero movies I’ve ever seen. I remember identifying with James Franco’s character (Harry Osborn) at the time. Franco was very convincing in his role.

They were going to make Spider-Man 4 but cancelled. What are your thoughts on the new Spider-Man? I haven’t seen the new franchise yet. James Franco is the main reason I like the original.

When I was younger, I watched Freaks & Geeks on TV. I didn’t care if they were reruns. I memorized the theme song “Bad Reputation” by Joan Jett. This show, much like That 70’s Show, was a hot topic of popular culture by teenagers. Again, James Franco’s character (Daniel Desario) was relatable. James Franco literally stole the show.

I’ve been a James Franco fan for a long time. He is an impressive guy. Did you know he has a PHD? That’s one reason he is believable in Planet of the Apes as Dr. Rodman. I feel he has earned coveted roles because of his education.

James Franco excels at drama, but comedic acting is his forte. I argue that Pineapple Express is his best movie bar none. Maybe, that’s a little strong but you understand. His chemistry with Seth Rogen is unmatched.

Moreover, James Franco is a Saturday Night Live (SNL) legend. He’s hosted the show four times to date, and I’ve watched every minute of his SNL.
Have you seen 127 Hours? The thespian put his heart and soul into the film. Additionally, he has demonstrated his remarkable talent in a variety of other films.

This Hollywood star succeeds because he takes risks. James Franco sticks his neck out and goes the whole nine yards. That’s why he is a cream of the crop talent.

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Gina Rodriguez: From Jane the Virgin to Miss Bala


Gina Rodriguez will star in the upcoming Miss Bala movie. I’m looking forward to seeing the film, and possibly doing a movie review here. Right now, I feel Miss Bala will live up to all the hype. I believe Gina Rodriguez is becoming one of the best Latina actresses in the entertainment industry. Moreover, this article takes a good look at Gina Rodriguez from Jane the Virgin to Miss Bala. Let’s start examining her talented display.

Given Gina’s experience, she will perform above and beyond on the silver screen. The Hollywood actress was one of the hottest starlets under 30. We just didn’t know it at the time. I argue her name is bigger than Lea Michele and Naya Rivera.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Gina Rodriguez is Puerto Rican. The 34-year-old is a role model. Check out Carmen San Diego on Netflix. She voices the lead character.

This past week I binge-watched Jane the Virgin. They give you a lot in one episode. It is a treat watching Gina Rodriguez improve her acting skills. You can see why the celebrity is a bright Hollywood star by just watching her act onscreen as Jane.

Her acting abilities reminds me of Michelle Rodriguez back in the day. Plus, she is pretty like Eva Mendes. Without question, this former TV star makes Sofia Vergara and Eva Longoria proud.

Did you know that they are making a spinoff of Jane the Virgin called Jane the Novelas? Also, you should know Miss Bala is a remake. Do they make anything original nowadays? That’s another story.
Anyway, do you remember Zoe Saldana’s breathtaking performance in Colombiana? I feel Gina Rodriguez’s showing could top that because Miss Bala has a similar plot. Time will tell.

Everyone can enjoy Gina Rodiguez’s talented display. She receives high marks on my scorecard. It is a pleasure watching her entertain. Let’s see what happens. Stay tuned.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

How Awkwafina Became a Brand Name


How Awkwafina Became a Brand Name

How do you describe Awkwafina to your parents? She is not a brand of water, but she is a marketable drink. Due to her graphic content, she is an “adult beverage.” Don’t confuse Awkwafina with Aquafina. You’ll get in trouble if you consume her, and you’re under 18.

All jokes aside, Awkwafina appeals to a wide demographic of consumers. She is a Hollywood star, who can bank on her name. Like 50 Cent, the Asian American rapper turns financial institutions into comedy clubs. Maybe, she is laughing at Wells Fargo right now.

Did you know the celebrity was fired for her viral music video called “My Vag?” She went on Late Night with Seth Meyers and described the ordeal. Although she was fired, this video gave her instant credibility.

In a short span of time, Awkwafina became a brand name in the notorious entertainment business. I believe the celebrity will have longevity in the entertainment industry, because she is diversifying her talents. She’s more than just a rapper. She is a multi-talented entertainer.

Additionally, I feel Awkwafina is a pretty good actress as well. I highly recommend watching Ocean’s 8 and Crazy Rich Asians. After giving an amazing performance in Ocean’s 8, she gave an even better one in Crazy Rich Asians. The one-of-a-kind entertainer is refining her skills. She has the potential to be a big blockbuster attraction.

No one on the corner has swagger like this beautiful Asian actress. She reminds me of Lucy Liu. I would like to see her replace Lucy Liu’s character in a remake of Kill Bill.

There are infinite possibilities with Awkwafina. Without a doubt, directors love working with her because she is unique. Awkwafina “started from the bottom, now she’s here.” Who wants to see her work with Drake?

She is becoming a favorite New York City celebrity. Awkwafina became a brand name the new school way. There’s nothing old-fashioned about this funny girl. Also, her sense of humor and humility has taken her a long way. I’m excited every time I read about Awkwafina in the news.

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Is Liam Neeson a Top 10 Actor?


Is Liam Neeson a Top 10 Actor?

What do you feel are the best Liam Neeson movies? If you had to choose just one, would you choose Taken? Maybe, you would choose The Commuter because the film is more recent. If Keanu Reeves is unstoppable, so too is Liam Neeson. Have you seen Non-Stop?

Non-Stop is easily one of Liam Neeson’s best movies. At any rate, Liam Neeson is still making great movies. Plus, Liam Neeson is a premium actor.

I argue that Liam Neeson is one of the greatest actors of his generation. He’s done enough in his career to be honored for his greatness. Where is his place in Hollywood history? How far atop the totem pole do you rank the movie star all time?

Before we begin ranking movie stars, it is important to understand the ranking system. The ranking system contains opinions. Your opinions are valuable. Additionally, the critics love Liam Neeson. His movies consistently receive high marks and open big at the box office.

Liam Neeson was born in Ireland in 1952. I consider him the Irish Tom Hanks. If he’s starring in a movie, you want to watch it. He has an impressive filmography. As you will soon find out, he is a bankable star like Sandra Bullock.

I predict Cold Pursuit will have a strong opening at the box office. The movie appears to capture the magnitude of his acting skills. Liam Neeson is a very versatile actor. Neeson is no stranger to the spotlight. The celebrity has built a durable brand over his career.

Check out Liam Neeson movies on IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes, and Netflix. Watch clips on YouTube and Google “Liam Neeson.” Read his Wikipedia page when you have time. You’ll find he is an interesting man. Without question, Liam Neeson is just as fascinating onscreen as he is in real life.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

2019 Oscars Predictions


2019 Oscars Predictions

The Oscars are upon us. The 2019 nominees are in. And there isn’t a host for the show. But I expect a fun atmosphere and some surprises. There are a lot of questions and I have the answers. Who will win? Who will lose? I answer these questions and more in this article.

If you watched the Golden Globes, you have a good idea about the potential winners and losers of the Oscars also known as the Academy Awards. The Golden Globes are a placeholder for the movie award season. Earning one is a big deal. Still, having earned one isn’t a necessary requirement for winning an Oscar.

In fact, A Star Is Born was snubbed at the Golden Globes. However, I predict the film will win an Academy Award. I feel Bradley Cooper deserves an Oscar. Plus, Lady Gaga is dominating headlines right now.

Let’s start the discussion with Best Picture. 2018 was a great year in movies. How do you go about selecting only one for the grand prize? Black Panther made the most money at the box office. Shouldn’t the number 1 film win the Best Picture?

Some say the box office numbers are just one component of the Oscars. I say numbers aren’t everything, but there is power in numbers. Sometimes movies are ahead of their time like Scarface. Bohemian Rhapsody is a worthy contender.
Vice doesn’t impress me at all. And I think The Favourite is a classic script. With the popularity of Netflix on the rise, I boldly predict Roma will win an award, but not Best Picture. Best Picture belongs to Black Panther.

Next, I believe Spike Lee should win Best Director for BlackkKlansman. It is a controversial film based on a true story. The movie is about a black man joining the KKK. This is Spike Lee’s time. Moreover, Jordan Peele’s involvement as a producer should help the cause.

Best Actor should go either to Bradley Cooper or Rami Malek in my opinion. I’m ready to say Bradley Cooper wins outright. Right now, he has the upper hand at this point in the award season.

I believe Best Actress goes to Olivia Colman. Hollywood has a habit of following trends, and Olivia Colman is trending for better or worst. Best Supporting Actor should go to Mahershala Ali. He is a fantastic actor and Green Book is an outstanding movie. It would shock me if he doesn’t win.

The word on the street is that Regina King will win Best Supporting Actress for her performance in If Beale Street Could Talk. After many years of being absent from “film”, she rightfully earned her onscreen nomination.

Here’s where Netflix comes into play. I feel Best Original Screenplay should go to the brilliant Alfonso Cuaron. Roma is too good to ignore. Roma may also win Best Foreign-Language Film as well.

Moreover, Bradley Cooper and Eric Roth will likely win for Best Adapted Screenplay. A Star Is Born is beautifully written. It should earn multiple awards.
Finally, RBG just might win Best Documentary and Best Cinematography goes to Never Look Away.
In 33 days, you’ll know if my Oscars Predictions were on target. Maybe, you have your own predictions that you want to share. Chime in comments.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

What Are the Best Samuel L. Jackson Movies?


How do I rank the best Samuel L. Jackson movies? Do we solely look at the numbers? Or do we look at something more intangible such as: the critical acclaim and artistic value? This article analyzes the best Samuel L. Jackson movies from a holistic perspective. While I take numbers in account, I also look at the quality of his film performances.

I begin with Unbreakable. Unbreakable is arguably the second-best Samuel L. Jackson movie for its broad reach and fanfare. The movie generated $248 million at the box office. Samuel L. Jackson plays Elijah Price perfectly. Plus, this character is one of Samuel L. Jackson’s most challenging roles because of the dynamic range.

Released 19 years ago, Jackson will star in a sequel called Glass. Glass is next on my list. I feel this film has the potential to be number 1 at the box office. Jackson works well with Bruce Willis. Also, James McAvoy was phenomenal in Split.

A Time to Kill starring Matthew McConaughey ranks high on my list because the film is thought-provoking. Moreover, the plot falls apart without Samuel L. Jackson. The Hollywood star is integral to the movie’s success.

Next, let’s look at The Negotiator. In this film, Jackson plays a hostage negotiator, who is the best in the business. Ironically, Samuel L. Jackson is an actor, who is the best in show business. I highly recommend watching the Negotiator because the movie showcases Samuel’s versatility.

Kingsman: The Secret Service is fifth on my list.
Samuel L. Jackson is a major reason the movie made $414.4 million at the box office. Watch Kingsman, if you want a thrilling action-packed suspenseful film. It was Samuel L. Jackson’s idea for his character to talk with a lisp. From an artistic standpoint, Kingsman is perhaps his best movie.

The Samaritan makes my list because it is all about Samuel L. Jackson. The movie is told from his vantage point. Therefore, you can see the full range and essence of the great movie star.

Although it was produced 22 years ago in 1997, One Eight Seven is like The Samaritan. It makes my list for the same reasons. You really get all of Samuel L. Jackson. Plus, you can’t deny the importance of his presence and his dynamic acting abilities.

Hollywood is a numbers game. So, it makes sense that The Hateful Eight is next on my list. This film grossed approximately $155 million in theaters. The blockbuster showcases Samuel L. Jackson’s amazing talent. Set in 1877, Jackson’s character is central to the motion picture. There is a reason why this Hollywood star is handpicked for roles in Quentin Tarantino movies.

Rules of Engagement starring Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson features both actors’ best work. The movie is about ethical dilemmas; and it answers critical questions concerning war and peace. Rules of Engagement was a box office success, domestically and globally. The worldwide film is translated in English, Arabic, and Vietnamese.

Changing Lanes is another great movie. It defines high quality. Ben Affleck and Jackson are a dynamic duo. Additionally, I highly recommend watching this film for its compelling script and exceptional acting. I believe the celebrity was at his peak while filming Changing Lanes.

I end with Pulp Fiction. Pulp Fiction is perhaps the number 1 movie of all time. Critically, it is a top ten movie on the average critic’s best movie list. Thus, Pulp Fiction is the best Samuel L. Jackson movie. Without question, Jackson gives an unforgettable performance. 

You’ll notice that Marvel movies are omitted from my list because Samuel L. Jackson isn’t the focal point of those movies. Still, I must give those movies an honorable mention because they are a significant portion of his career. Let me know in the comment section, what you feel are the best Samuel L. Jackson movies. These 11 movies are the best from my holistic perspective.

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

The Upside Movie Review


The Upside Movie Review

I decided to write a movie review on The Upside because it contains an important message.We must come to grip with our reality. The Upside is about a wealthy man and a poor man coming to grip with their reality. The two men both lack substance in their lives. On the one hand, the wealthy man seems to have it all. The poor man seems to have nothing. In the end, you’ll find out what true wealth is.

The wealthy man must come to grip with his situation. It isn’t in his power to be able to walk again. It is not his fault he can’t move his body. He must stop being hard on himself. Unfortunately, he needs help doing the little things people often take for granted such as: taking a shower, getting dressed, and eating.

The poor man must face his family. He has neglected them, and he hasn’t fulfilled his potential as a father, husband, and man. He’s made a ton of mistakes. He went to jail and paid his debt though. You can make excuses for him, but he’s failed multiple times. Just because you fail though, doesn’t make you a failure.

Obviously, the wealthy man is a success. That’s why he’s wealthy. He’s wrote books, buys art and loves opera. In his own words, he’s richer than Jay Z, and the man can buy the Brooklyn Nets. He’s both succeeded and failed simultaneously. You see, he can’t move on from his past marriage. In fact, he still wears his wedding ring.

The film is about making connections. The three main characters are played by Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, and Nicole Kidman. They are connected, just like we are connected. Everything is connected. The Upside is a love and life story. It is based on a true story. The message is that money can’t buy love or life.

Moreover, The Upside is about fate and faith. What is fate? What is faith? And how are the two concepts connected?

Overall, the acting in the film is phenomenal. The script is heartwarming. Everybody did a beautiful job. To make a movie like this come together takes brilliance.

I give the film a B+. The Upside earns 4 and a half stars out of 5. I think family and friends will enjoy every minute together (like they should) watching this movie. I would watch it twice because the message is very poignant.

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Sunday, January 6, 2019

Is 2019 Golden Globe Awards the Best Yet?


The wait is over. The red carpet is finally rolled out. And the show is on.

The 2019 Golden Globe Awards hosted by Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh was worth the wait. I expect a little drama, a lot of comedy, some suspense, and possibly some romance. Is it possible that Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, from A Star is Born, kiss?

Stars gather in Beverly Hills, California tonight to celebrate a momentous occasion. Live at the Beverly Hilton hotel, celebrities are dressed their best and have prepared awesome speeches in advance, no matter what they say to the contrary.

The Golden Globes is a golden opportunity for Hollywood stars to shine. All eyes are on Hollywood right now. Tonight, we honor their excellence in the motion picture business.

The movie industry is notoriously difficult to get establish in for a variety of reasons. Everybody isn’t cut out to be a movie star. Actors must audition, get agents, and many times they go through a gruesome process. Still, don’t get discouraged, because there are many roles you can play. It takes a village to raise a family and an army to make a movie.

I enjoyed every minute of the Golden Globes so far. It was fun seeing all the stars share the spotlight. You’ll learn about what’s hot on TV and the movies you might have missed.

There are a ton of amazing entertainment choices. It is impossible to see every movie and TV series. Plus, a new celebrity is created every day.

Overall, the presenters made a nice contribution. Watching the Big Bang Theory cast on stage together was a sight to behold. Taraji P. Henson and Gina Rodriguez added to the diversity along with the Black Panther cast.

Crazy Rich Asians were celebrated. All actors received their glory. You got everything you wanted in a show. The 2019 Golden Globes may be the best yet.

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Friends from College Is the Perfect Netflix Original Comedy Binge


Friends from College Is the Perfect Netflix Original Comedy Binge

Friends from College season 1 starring Keegan-Michael Key is the perfect Netflix Original comedy binge. Each episode averages approximately 30 minutes in length and there is a total of eight in the series, right now. Soon, there will be more episodes because season 2 is expected to air on January 11, 2019.

You can reasonably finish your binge over the weekend. If you choose to binge-watch the show, I guarantee you’ll enjoy every minute. Friends from College is fun, light, dark, laid-back, and energetic when necessary.

I watched every episode and I’m fascinated by the script and character development. Admittedly, some things are predictable. The characters grow and the script flips. I feel there isn’t a better setting or a more perfect plot. Friends from College is about a group of college friends from Harvard who reunite in New York City.

Keegan-Michael Key is a novelist named Ethan, who’s married to a lawyer who hates her job. They don’t have any kids together. And Ethan is cheating on his wife with her best friend.

Plus, Ethan secretly has feelings for Marianne. That’s pure speculation on my part. Marianne is a friend from college who allows Ethan and his wife to live in her New York apartment rent-free.

Ethan is the character you love to hate. The comedy show is predictably all about Ethan. Fred Savage plays Ethan’s gay best friend and agent named Max. Max’s partner is a surgeon, who also graduated from Harvard. He openly hates Ethan, because he thinks Max has secret feelings for Ethan.

You see Keegan-Michael Key and Fred Savage are a dynamic duo. If Keegan-Michael Key’s Ethan is Batman, then Fred Savage’s Max is Robin.  Max is Ethan’s muse. They make up stories and write books.

The TV show debut on July 14, 2017. Friends from College season 2 returns after a year-long break next week. Clear your schedules next weekend, because the perfect binge is back.

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