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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas my few readers, hope you had a wonderful one. I had a pleasant one and surprise surprise, yours truly blessed the day with two movies.
Four Christmases : I'd say yay, if you are not expecting anything deep. Vince vaughn is a motor mouth as usual but it's a decent movie.
Curious Case of Benjamin Button : Yay.long as hell movie but pretty good. I thought this was the year of Pitt's oscar win but he really didn't do anything extraordinary. Cate Blanchett was a delight as usual. Yay for Taraji P Henson.
Oh for an extra tidbit someone sent me this website which I know is not in the christmas spirit and all but it was interesting to say the least, there are wicked people out there.
http://whatrumors.com/Ugly_Celebrity_Kids.

What do you think? happy Holidays!

So Far, So Good

Hello Peoples! Seasons Greetings to one and all!
Bleh, not one of my favorite holidays ( do I even have a favorite holiday?) but if you read earlier it is my favorite times for movie watching. Being on vacation hasn't helped my cause, been watching movies like they are going out of style, both at the theater and on dvd. So I thought I'd share my reviews with you incase you were wondering what to watch. Here we go:
THE SUCKY ONES
THE LIFE BEFORE HER EYES: Sucky, don't waste your time. Thot it'd be good cuz it was directed by Vadim Perelman, same dude that did my favorite movie- House of Sand and Fog. It was just 1hr and 30 mins of over reaching. If you decide to watch it, don't say I didn't warn you.
QUANTUM OF SOLACE : As usual I am in the minority, I did not like this movie. I am not one of those opposed to Daniel Craig as Bond but this movie was an action movie not a BOND movie. I actually fell asleep sha. ah well.
WENDY AND LUCY: Indie Spirit Nomination + Michell…

My Ode to Adele - No Homo

People may not notice you
Because you are not a size two
And you don't prance around the stage half clothed.

But I see you, Adele
Not only do I see your beautiful face
But I hear you
I hear you in every soulful note that you sing
With the instrument that is your voice.

Your '19' album
Portrays different emotions felt by women
From a Confused Woman in 'Chasing Pavements'
To a Patriotic Woman in 'Hometown Glory
The Loyal Woman begging for a chance in 'Make you feel my Love'
You were able to be the Scorned Woman in 'Cold Shoulder'
Yet told Him off with just your voice and a bass in 'Best for Last'.

Thank you for the gift that is your music :)

Feel free to check out Adele's album - '19' (no I am not getting paid, lol). The listed songs are my favorite from the album.

If there are any other Adele lovers, what are your favorite songs?

Here's to the SongWriters

In good times and bad times, Music is always there, we listen to it when we are sad, happy, just for fun and even while cleaning. One of the beautiful things about it too is the fact that there are so many different genres to pick from so there is something for everyone no matter your mood. Everyone knows how important lyrics are and going through "matters of the heart" issues, I am pleasantly surprised when I find songs that capture exactly how I am feeling. Sometimes it's hard to put into words what you are feeling and these songwriters do this for you, it's also very comforting to know that even if it's just one person(ie the songwriter), you are not alone in whatever you emotion you are feeling. There are two songs that I remember feeling strongly about the first time I heard them.

1) Kelly Clarkson's 'Because of You' - The first time I heard this song, I was like "wow! I couldn't have said it any better". The song resonated with me…

All about Ms B (...or Sasha Fierce)

Ah, it's that time again. You know, the time where Beyonce releases a cd and attacks all our senses by being there everywhere you turn and don't think it's coincidence when a movie happens to be opening whenever she has a cd coming out, it's all part of B's world domination plan. To celebrate her oncoming Media Blitz against the Poor Masses(MBPM), I decided to write my thoughts on her.

I was a HUGE Beyonce fan, not during her Destiny Child days, but when she went solo. I remember where I was the first time I heard and saw the video for "Crazy in Love". It was summer 2003 and I was on my way to class, which I was eventually late for cuz I plopped myself on my bed and was in awe of Beyonce. I don't even know why sef but the video was different to me at the time and so refreshing. The day the cd came out, I headed straight from work to Best Buy and bought me my copy of "Dangerously in Love". She did the regular press junkets and promotion requi…

Bad Luck Oscar?

Just had a random thought. I noticed that whenever a female wins an oscar, a breakup with their significant other is imminent. Off the top of my head, these actresses came to me:

Elizabeth Taylor
Halle Berry
Julia Roberts
Jennifer Hudson
Reese Witherspoon
Hillary Swank


Hmm...am I tripping or am I on to something?lol..Have a good week ahead people!

Today is a good tv day..to me

Lately, I have been so busy and have fallen behind on most tv shows and pop culture happenings. But I have a little bit more free time and I cherish my sundays . A perfect sunday to me is sleeping and watching tv/movies, basically doing nothing! Mad Men(which if you are not watching you are missing out!) was moved to Sunday, so it's the perfect way to end my Sunday, oogling John Hamm right before I go to bed :)...Anyways, I have a lot of tv watching to do today, I totally forgot about the Gossip Girl premiere and missed out on half of the Top Model premiere,so I plan on catching up. The Mtv movie awards are today and even though they are now boring, I am still going to watch and hopefully catch a disaster or two, of course a new ep of Mad Men is on and finally and most excitingly (sue my english) - Entourage is bizzzacccck!!!! yay!. Hopefully they come with it this season because last season was kind of ho hum. Oh and if you are a fanof vampires and all, the new series True Blood …

What have you watched for me lately?

hallo! Just got my blockbuster online subscription back on. I watched Persepolis the other day and it lived up to the hype, I liked it, nothing over the top or extraordinary, just enjoyable. Was a good way to express the story of a girl growing up in Iran after the fundamentalists took over. For those that read, there is a graphic novel of it(just found out there was one today, thanks to my best friend). Speaking of graphic novels, why did I just find out that its pretty much any comic book with a storyline, hisss. I thought graphic novels were comic books +superheroes+mega mucho violence. For those that grew up in nigeria, so if Papa Ajasco is written into one lengthy story it's a graphic novel?? madness, i tell ya.

I am about to watch 4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days, a romanian story about abortion i think. The last abortion movie I watched was Vera Drake and even though it was british, surprise-surprise, I liked it. We'll see how this goes.

What have you watched lately on your …

Real Movie Season is on it's way YAY!

Hallo to the one or two of you who read my blog. It sho has been a minute but I have been sooooo busy, it is ridiculous. I have a week to spare and I decided to treat myself, I headed out to the movies and saw Tropic Thunder (TT)and Vicky Cristina Barcelona (VCB)(remember it was on my list of movies I couldn't wait to see).

I'll start with TT. I don't really know what I expected but not until recently did the trailers start making me laugh plus it has RJD in it. It wasn't a waste of $5 (I caught the matinee, lol). I laughed so hard sometimes, loudly too but it did have some moments where it lulled. May I just declare 2008 the year of RJD (yeah yeah i know it's just 2 movies but they were outstanding movies), he was just really the standout of the movie as "the dude playing the dude disguised as another dude!", lol. I say he deserves a nom for this role, comedy or not! ( the academy seems to have it out for comedies). That Ben Stiller sef, dude is just an u…

Movie CatchUp

Hi Folks, eek I can't believe I last posted in March. I guess i do have a life huh? lol....Well a friend of mine refers to me as a movie snob. He thinks I have a preference for movies not in english and with a budget of $500 lol. I bet to differ(he he, nr joke) and to prove him wrong and anyone else who agrees, I am happy to report that i have seen a number of movies in the first half of the year! ha!. I thought i'd play catch up and do a run down of the movies I have seen.

SEX AND THE CITY

Back in 2004, I watched all seasons of SATC back to back thanks to my online blockbuster membership, even though at the time i thought it was overrated, there was still something about it that got me attached. Years later i still watched the reruns and can actually remember dialogue from most episodes. I was uber psyched about the movie and thankfully it didn't suck. It was what i expected, a 2 hour version of a different chapter of the girls' lives. It was a little bit too corny fo…

Nudity & Cursing does not =good tv show

Look back in history and check any TV award show, chances are 85% of the awards came from HBO. This was back in the days of Sex and the City, Six Feet Under, Sopranos etc etc. A lot of people argued that HBO had an unfair advantage over network TV and basic cable stations because they felt the ability to curse and show nudity added more to fleshing out a scene or storyline. At first I agreed with them, ok think of a scene with Samantha in SATC, completely nekkid and saying everything uncensored and when she describes to her friends, you kinda have a feel like you were there. Now think of Friends, first off we are not gonna get a scene, just an edited description the next day at the coffee house. Comparing the two, SATC just has more of an effect.

Eventually, I changed my mind. I do think nudity and cursing is an advantage but you just have to have a great script to back it up. Case in point : HBO's "Tell Me You Love Me". I swear that show had a sex scene every 5 seconds a…

Oscar Tyme

So its the Oscars tomorrow (and the Independednt Spirit Awards today :)). Now the Oscars are definitely not in my top favorite award shows, they are too long, boring and the awards are not completely based on merit, a lot of politics and campaigning. But yours truly still watches it unfailingly every year ( its that sickness i have). So i am going to list the major awards and say who i would like to win and who is probably going to win. I didn't do so well this year in seeing the movies but I tried.

Best Picture Nominees

Atonement
Juno
Michael Clayton
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood

So Atonement sucked, Juno was lovely but not a movie the Oscars will take seriously, I didnt see NCFOM, There will be Blood was a serious movie that still managed to squeeze in funny parts ( I drink your milkshake anyone?). I have heard only good things about NCFOM that they'll probably win. If i had to pick, I'd give it to TWBB.

Best Actor Nominees

George Clooney
Daniel Day-Lewis
Johnny Depp
To…

One Naija!

I just got Banky's new cd "Mr. Capable" in my mailbox and I have to say I am very impressed with it. My favorite song is "Till my dying day", I absolutely love that song. My other favs are "Heartbreaker", "You really don't know me", "capable", ok in short I like the whole cd. Anyways, listening to it got me thinking how in the past coupla years, the visibility of naija artists increased a tenfold. I decided to list out some of my favorite artists/songs that I can remember.


My favorite Naija group even tho they don't get as much recognition has always been Styl Plus, ever since i heard "Olufunmi". Yes they have the corniest lyrics but I love their harmonies. Also "Imagine Dat" was a good song, who can deny?

Wande Coal/Dbanj etc etc - "Booty Call" is currently getting constant play on my playlist, forget the synthesizer, the hook is so catchy and the song as a whole captures both the naija playful…

Grammy Recap

I'm sorry this is late, i have been lazy :0

Alrighty so I guess, the Grammys have become kind of a free concert you watch on tv, cuz Lord knows that less than 10 grammys were given out on tv.

Ok so it started with Alicia Keys screeching alongside a "dead" Frank Sinatra, just nyeh to me, nothing special.

Carrie Underwood comes next with the song i want to and will sing one day at a Karaoke Bar, "Before he Cheats", it had some kind of funky drumming in the beginning. I liked it, she is pretty hot. Money is good sha

I think the first award went to Alicia for Noone, she is a Grammys baby so I wasn't so shocked. not that this relates in any way but she has small boobies, I am suddenly grateful for mine :D

Some group named The Time performed, didn't know who they were it was ok. They medlied with Rihanna and i didn't like it. I like her songs and all but right from the beginning, its like Rihanna needs some life injected in her, she just always seems like she …

SAG AWARD HIGHLIGHTS

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Loved the back of Marg Helgenberg's dress. Doesn't hurt for you husband to be the SAG president eh? :)
Debbie Matenopolis or however you spell her name is such an idiot, no wonder she got fired from "The View". How can you ask Ricky Gervais how he feels about Steve Carell being more famous than he is? Idiot.
Josh Brolin is just a jackass. Diane Lane should be smiling like she is in love as if she didn't just call the cops on him for assault some time ago.
Forest Whitaker is so well spoken and articulate. I love hearing him speak, so soothing. His wife is gawg.

Was I the only one who saw a bump on Eva Longoria Parker. Speaking of bumps, Angelina is so preggers.
Poor Nikki Blonsky and thats all i have to say.
Hurray for Chandra Wilson, hope she achieved her dream of being a Dreamette after the awards, just kidding her hair was an upgrade, dress still needed work.
Cate Blanchett is pretty, her dress - not so much.

Casey Affleck is a horrible person to interview, why show up…

RIP Heath Ledger

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So in the past week and a half there were like 4 celeb deaths but the most high profile of them was Heath Ledger's. I'm sitting through another painful day at work, and my friend Queen Bee sends me an email : "Heath Ledger.Dead.Cnn" and I'm like no!. I go to cnn and lo and behold in the big red breaking news box it was confirmed, unlike many who thot of the fate of Batman first, my first thought was "he was so young and he has a little kid". Anyways, there were others who felt the way I did ie numb and finding it surreal and there were others who wondered what the biggie was "afterall you never knew him". Well I think Sharon Maguire, director of the upcoming Incidiery(which stars Heath's ex-love, Michelle Williams) sums it up best:

"When celebrities die in heartbreaking circumstances, people who don't care for Hollywood say things like, "Who cares, we lose people every day and nobody makes a fuss about them." 'Tis tru…

Best and Worst of 2007

So IMO 2007 was a good year for movies, I watched a lot of them (shout out to ya! :), granted the best movies were indie movies but twas a good year nonetheless..so then why did someone ask me what my favorite movie of the year was and i swear i was stumped. I just blanked out and couldnt think of any movie. I won't lie even though there were good movies, I was not WOWED by any movie. Anyways the only movie that came to mind was "The Namesake", a story about an Indian immigrant raising his kids in America. It came out earlier in the year, but I enjoyed it, its based on a book which i haven't read, but my best friend claims the movie is better than the book (that's rare). So since that's what came to my head it is officially my fave movie of the year :D...The lady who asked me thinks if i had seen "No Country for Old Men" then that'd be my fav..ah well we'll see...


On to the worst, yes i don't watch a lot of bad movies because i know what…

Stupid Writer's strike

So i came in here all ready to blog about a topic i have carried in my head for a while now, but i just remembered that tomorrow is supposed to be the Golden Globes' awards (one of my faves) and it has been cancelled due to this writers strike that looks like its not gonna get resolved anytime soon.

I mean, I am all for the writers getting paid and all but why should everyone else suffer for it? Poor crew members are probably headed to the unemployment line. Again aside from my viewing pleasure, i feel no pity for the Katherine Heigl's (uggh), i really feel for the Ellen Paiges (juno) and Nikki Blonskys (hairspray)..i mean these kids had their breakthrough year, when else are they going to enjoy their accolades?, i hate that they are being robbed of this, imagine if this happened during the time of Jennifer Hudson's wave, i firmly believe she wouldn't have the same number of acting projects that she nabbed after her award sweeping last year..ah well, my crazy self will …