Love Thy Neighbor (Review) Tyler Perry Production

1652_516919721687943_907857884_nI watched two episodes of the new show by Tyler Perry Love Thy Neighbor. I wish I could get that hour back. I been watching the commercials and thought I would give it a chance. I could see the ghastly acting, but the mother character did seem a little funny. I am not a fan of Tyler Perry T.V.

I am actually not a fan of most of his stuff. No, I am not hating that he is making money off his work. Good for him. It bothers me that his stuff is so bad!!! I love comedy sitcoms. Frasier, Girlfriends, Living Single, Two and half men the list goes on and on.  The reason those are great comedies and Love Thy Neighbor can’t even attempt to be on their level.  The acting in Love Thy Neighbor is beyond awful. Not to mention the writing and plot sucks.  Who the hell hired these people? Did they take any acting classes? Who ever is the casting director needs to be fired!! Clearly Tyler is no Shonda Rhimes with Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy. That woman has some major skills. That no one can deny.

I was talking to a co-worker. We both agreed that all T.V. shows by Tyler, the actors seem to be reading the scripts from a teleprompter and have no acting skills what so ever. Mama Hattie Mae had a few cute moments. Eventually her character got over the top and annoying. The daughter played by Kendra C. Johnson acting was beyond bad. I don’t know what works in plays but it clearly doesn’t work on television. I lost interest in her character and story line immediately. The son Danny played by Andre Hall acting was equally as bad.

The two characters that were the friends and coworkers of Danny, were the worst of the bunch. The white guy Sam was a reject Jim Carey type. His lines were no more believable than his character. Then Drew the one with the crush on the grandson Danny. Her lines seemed out-of-place every time she opened her mouth.

Beyond the bad acting the storyline was retarded. It was outlandish and unrealistic for a half an hour segment. A health inspector shows up and in five seconds says the place is closed down. Then all of sudden the inspector comes back to help fix the place. He felt bad for doing his job. So he wants to help because he thought the daughter was an attractive lady.

I know situation comedies are fiction. But come on Tyler. You couldn’t do better than that. I never been a big fan of the plays. Maybe that is where the basis of this comes from. I have no understanding how Tyler and Oprah couldn’t see this show needed a lot more work.

Did they even test this with audience. If so did they pay the audience to say it was good. This will not be a break out universal hit like The Big Bang Theory.

Or since Tyler has made so much money, he can make any type of shit and we are supposed to believe it is gold.

There are a few movies I did like of Tyler. Dairy of a Mad Black Women, my first introduction to Madea,The first Why did I get Married, and The Family that Preys. Now I am sick of Madea and the same structure of every movie. A downtrodden woman needs saving. She thinks all men suck and is bitter. Then a good man shows up in her life and saves her in some kind of way. Which seems to be the plow of countless Tyler Perry productions.

Funny that is part of the story line in Love Thy Neighbor. Can we have an original thought. I guess not the combination has made Tyler a lot of money. I don’t hate the player just the game. I wish him luck and all the people who like his stuff. I feel it has gone downhill and I will not give another Tyler Perry production a chance. Good luck OWN network. Oprah has went from ground breaking television with her day time talk show. To reality show and sitcom trash.

 

June 13, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Review, Uncategorized. 27 comments.

The Game of Thrones (Cersei Lannister Baratheon)

250px-Cersei_Lannister_HBO_Promo_This is the character you love to hate. She is the Queen and the wife of the King Robert Baratheon. When you first meet her she has an evil feel to her. She seems nasty for no reason. Once you get to know her she is a straight up Bitch. That is also sleeping with her twin brother. Which brings me back to the V.C. Andrews books I use to love. If you ever read flowers in the attic the brother and sister were sleeping with each other.

All Cersei children are not the kings. They are her brothers. A well hidden secret in the beginning. By season 3 everyone knows the freaky mess going on in the Lannister family.

She did make a good point. When you have incest children. You might get a crazy one in the mix. She is talking about her son Joffrey. Joffrey clearly has some problems. Since he found it fun to tortured two prostitutes. I think he is spoiled and entitled and couldn’t wait to be king.

You get the point that she is ruthless bitch that is only concerned about herself and her family. The one she can’t stand up to is her father. Who pimped her out again. It was clear she was forced to marry Robert Baratheon. By Season 3 she is forced to marry Loras Tyrell.
What I found hilarious is when the match was being formed by Cersei father and Loras grandmother. They debated what was more trifling. Loran sleeps with men or Cersei sleeping with her brother. By the end of the conversation the merging of empires was the only choice.

I have to say Lena Headey is a very good actress. I believe she is an evil bitch. I love when your watching fantasy stories and the characters fit the part.

June 12, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Game of Thrones (Tyrion Lannister)

250px-Second_sons_TyrionI love this character. He might be little in stature, but he character is big with skills. This guy  Peter Dinklage is a great actor. He plays his ass off in this part. You know his father only helps him out of obligation from being his father. He killed his mother in child-birth. Which clearly everyone blames him for and rubs in his face. He loves the prostitutes and they seem to love him. He throws his money around to get whatever he wants. He is like Rodney Dangerfield he gets no respect. You feel sorry for the way they treat him. He is a side-show freak with money. Then you can’t feel bad for him because he knows how to handle himself. He is smarter than everyone else. You know he will survive the bullshit.

Out of the three Lannister kids he is the best one. The other two had an incestrious relationship and had three kids. The father knows this is true but never seems to acknowledge it.

Tyrion is a condescending honest caring asshole. He plays it very well. The line his constantly uses. I didn’t mean to offend you. Which you know that is exactly what he meant to do. Some characters are great when you read them in a book. They come alive with great actors. I believe he brings life to this character.

Equal to Lafayettte in True Blood. Lafayette was supposed to be killed off, but viewers loved his character so much they kept him alive.

HBO has done it again. They have made character come alive. Who ever the casting director is for these program they need a raise. They do a fantastic job!!!

June 10, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , . Review, Uncategorized. 1 comment.

More Money More Problems

Biggie Smalls coined the phrase Mo Money, More problems. If you don’t know who he is, I have no idea where you were in the 90’s. He is a major rapper who was killed at 26 years old.167836_340

I thought about this when the big Power Ball and Mega Million was won. I bought my tickets with the fantasy of being Rich. The truth is when you have more money, do your problems actually go away. They could actually get worse. No, you will not have financial problems. At the moment that is.

People who have never had major amounts of money in their lives. Have no concept of how to keep it, just how to spend it.

There are many rags to riches stories. Equally riches to rags. They start off with millions of dollars. Regardless if they earned it or won it. They have no idea how money works and end up losing it all. Thinking that millions of dollars cannot disappear. Ask Terrel Owens, and many like him. Then they are HOOD RICH. What is Hood Rich you might ask. Well let me head over to the urban dictionary.

a person with extravagant luxuries that they clearly cannot afford and they live in the hood or have a hood lifestyle

When you see a Rich person blowing money on frivolous things, and you work to keep a roof over your head. Your mind leads to wishing you had that money. I am convinced money might make your life financial stress easier, but does it truly make you happy?

I would have to say there is no way money makes you happy. There is many examples to that fact. From Lindsey Lohan, Brittany Spears, Charlie Sheen, Brooke Muller, Allen Iverson, MC Hammer. The list is endless of people you thought had it all. Not to mention all the lottery nightmare stories.

Especially the child stars, they have it worse. My feeling is they never had a childhood. Then when they cannot achieve success as an adult. The child star curse begins.

The biggest claim to fame Micheal Jackson, he never wanted to grow up because he didn’t have a childhood. He wrote the song I love Man in the Mirror https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEQAie8ABLE. It was clear that he was not happy with the man he saw in the mirror at all.

How do you become Rich and Famous and avoid these pitfalls. Who the hell knows I am neither Rich nor Famous. I know I would never want to be a Kardashian.keeping-up-with-the-kardashians

There lives do not scream happiness to me. It screams pathetic. They are doing none of this for the money. They had money before this started. To pimp yourself out with a porno flick to be famous is just wrong. Also the young girls who followed in her foot steps.

Montana Fishburne,

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Now the little girl from MTV Teen Moms Farrah Abraham. farrah-abraham-sophia-abrahamClaiming she made a porno for her own viewing then sold it to Vivid for 1.5 Million. What are we teaching these little girl. Pimping your body will make you famous. Wow we have sunk to a new low. What people will do for fame and fortune is astounding.

The point is will it last. The Kardashian will probably die Rich. They have had money all their lives and I am positive they have money managers to make sure it is not squander. The person who wins millions, or the little girl who made the 1.5 Million for her porno I doubt it. It is one thing to work for something and another to be given it for nothing. I have no answer just stating the obvious. Greed is number 3 of the seven deadly sins. Think about it!! If you had a great amount of money come into your life how would you do?

June 8, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Article, Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Hoe Cake Status

This is actually an old phrase. I am going to work on it making a come back.

This generation boggles my mind in a big way. A lack of morals is applauded and given a whole lot of financial gain. I have to say the white girls pull it off better than the black girls.

Who would have thought pimping porno flicks could make you a millionaire. I am sure we all know about Jenna Jameson (Queen of Porn) and successful business woman. She never tried to be more than what she was. She never tried to hide her business and how she made her money.Jenna Jameson-EKP-002189

What kills me is the Hoe cakes who want to pull off this Jedi Mind trick. You didn’t see what you think you saw. If you sell porn for a profit you are not what I would call respectable. I wouldn’t want you being the role model for young girls. Clearly that is what is happening. Kim Kardashian, Farrah Abraham are now kim_rayhousehold names. Both actually have a lot in common. farrah-abraham-sophia-abraham

The moral compass of young girls should not be one of them. This generation is going downhill quickly. From young adults feeling entitled and not having to work for anything. To young girls wanting to get pregnant to be on MTV Teen Mom’s. To laying down opening your legs and filming sounds like a great career choice.

How do we change this? I have no idea. It is everywhere!! These children are given these images on TV and social media. That it is okay to sell your soul to be Rich and famous.

For the few this works! It will not work for everyone. It is just like basketball dreams. For all those who have the dream, how many make it to the NBA. Not many!! So how do you convince children of this? That is a question that needs to be answered quick!!!

 

June 6, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

The Game of Thrones (Arya Stark review)

I decided to review each supporting character first. I will begin with this little girl.

250px-Arya_season3Arya Stark will be my first character. She is the youngest girl of Lord Eddard and Catelyn Stark. She has a right to be royalty. She rather be a knight and fight. It was comical at first. A little girl wanting to fight and defend. They didn’t really tell you much about her. Other than her being a child of a Lord.

Her older sister very opposite of her wants to be queen. She is promised to Joffrey Lannister (heir to the throne) and is waiting for the day she will marry a future king. They are beyond different. The little girl seemed to be smarter than her older sister. Knowing that aligning with these Lannister’s was not a good idea. Especially after Joffery Lannister showed he was a lair and a coward.

Once the war begin and Jeffery killed the Lord Eddard Stark. Arya should have been imprisoned and used as a bargaining chip for the Lanniseter in the war. She escaped, which her family is not aware. I am impressed with the character. She is smart and naive at the same time.

Disguised as a boy to make it through undetected as she traveled alone. I love the writing and I enjoy her character. I have to admit she is not totally convincing. It seemed that something was off when she was playing a boy. It was hard to believe. I doubt she will win an Emmy for that performance. I believe she is a good actor, that has a great script. Granted I would have love for her to have gotten word to her family. Granted who knows what the series has coming next.

Also her father got her a fighting instructor before everything went crazy. Which I thought would be used later in the series. I haven’t seen to many fighting skills from her. It would make it more interesting if she started kicking people’s ass. I do enjoy her character, but I wish she did more. Some things they started with this character I haven’t seen them follow through yet. Her being able to fight would have made her believable as a boy. Also showing that her dream of becoming a Knight might come true.

June 4, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Dirty Girl Review (Netflix)

184_dg_1sht_V2.inddIf you liked the movie Juno you will like this movie. That fact that the main character real name is actually Juno is a funny coincidence.

It kept coming up on my Netflix suggestions. I ignored it, thinking it wasn’t a movie I would enjoy. I was board and decided to give it a shot. I laughed a lot.

The premise of the movie. Two outcast finding each other randomly and becoming great friends. Her wanting a father and being very promiscuous played by Juno Temple. Her new best friend a gay character having the gay beat out of him by his father played by Jeremy Dozier. Two very different characters put together and had great chemistry. It was great and not what I expected.

They went on a mission to find her father. They took you through a series of circumstances that were deep and entertaining. I have to say the scene that had me laughing the hardest. Was the car dance scene.

 

I feel these actors did a great job. It was an offbeat, quirky movie. I never heard of this movie before, but glad I gave it a chance. I would give it a B. If you got Netflix give it a shot. Tell me what you think.

June 3, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Review. 1 comment.

Game of Thrones Season 1 (The Families)

I was told about this series and wasn’t to interested in watching. I really don’t know what made me watch the first episode. I decided to give it a shot. I do love period pieces.

Usually ones more on the romantic side. The movie Sense and sensibilities is more my style. I also loved Lord of the Rings and this had a hint of a resemblance. I have to say it has exceeded far beyond my expectations.

I should have known HBO would come out with full guns. Without the restrictions that other networks have to worry about. HBO can make every series different and more scandalous than anything put on TV.

I have to say there were so many plots going on, it was very hard to keep up. If you could keep half of them straight you are doing good.tumblr_ljvomnekzJ1qa2ylwo1_1280

From what I could keep in my head there are:

1)The Stark’s -They seem to be the honorable family of the whole bunch. They want things to be right and the kingdom rules to be followed. The head of the Stark family Eddard Stark. Is a friend to the King in which they fought in battle. Yet he seems naive to how to play the game. He is taken from his land to protect the King. A drunk, fat  in debt man, living out his days King.

2) The Lancasters – The King is married to Cersei the sister to the Lancaster Klan. They are found to be backstabbing treacherous bunch. The brother stabbed the prior King in the back. They called him the Mad King. The sister Queen Cersei is sleeping with her twin brother Jaime. So all her kids are inbreed. Which reminded me of V.C. Andrews. She was all about the incest in her books.

So all the Queens children are not the kings. If this secret were to be known they will be outcasts. They will do anything to protect this secret to keep the throne. The only decent one of the bunch is the dwarf brother Tyrion. He talks a lot of shit and is the smartest one of the bunch.

3) The Targaryen – These are the relatives of the mad King that was killed by Jaime Stark. He had two children Visery (son), Danerys (daughter). They were exiled after their father The King was killed. The brother desperate to get his crown back pimped out his sister to gain a Dothraki army.

4) The Dothraki branded savages and the army  the Visery bought with his sister’s hand in marriage.

I believe I got all the families straight. There are still many plots to go through. I watched season one.  The writing is unbelievable good. I have to say each plot line is interesting. Which is not easy to do. There are many series that goes in many directions that are supposed to fit together. Usually one or two plots are interesting. Then the other are random and you wish you could fast forward through them.

I have to say all plots of this story has me intrigued. Clearly HBO has another hit on their hands. I have to agree with all the other fans!!! It is a hit. I hope the writers keep up the good work.

May 26, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Game of Thrones reviews, Uncategorized. 2 comments.

Game of Thrones (HBO SERIES)

game-of-thronesThis is my new obsession. Thank god HBO and Comcast.net  has all episodes from the past seasons online. I am a late comer to this series. My lack of paying for HBO made me miss the beginning of this series. I am almost through season one and plan to review.

 

May 26, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , . Game of Thrones reviews. 1 comment.

The Guilt Trip (2012) REVIEW

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I did not like this movie at all. I thought it was going to be extremely funny.  The commercial looked dull, I figured they didn’t show the funny parts. How can Seth Rogen be boring. He was in  Super Bad and Knocked UP. Also another comic icon Barbra Streisand. Her performance in Meet the Fockers was commanding laughs every time she had a scene. You would think putting this two people together would make a great comedy.

Knowing these two actors I am not going to blame them. They couldn’t breathe life into this bad script. The movie felt like I was watching other movies. Especially the scene where she needed to eat a big steak to win a contest. I know I show my age to knowing this movie, but John Candy in The Great Outdoors.

 

She even copied when John Candy took the first bite and it was a very little piece of food. Come on, I couldn’t believe the lack or originality. When they reached the strip club, could have been a perfect opportunity for Barbara to do a strip tease. Or something. She gave the stripper advice to put on a jacket in the cold. I just shook my head.

This film was also beyond predictable. I was expecting some outlandish comedy that these two are known for.

A Jewish mom harassing her son about his lack of relationship. The son wanting to achieve something but won’t take his mother advice because he thinks she knows nothing. He took her on a trip to use her to help his business. They bond by the end of the movie. This movie was pretty boring with nothing to really enjoy. These two people are known for getting great laughs. They failed miserably. Don’t go see this movie. Rent it for a 1.20 on Red Box so you don’t feel robbed. I give this movie a big F.

Cover of "Meet the Fockers (Widescreen Ed...

Cover of Meet the Fockers (Widescreen Edition)

Cover of "The Great Outdoors"

Cover of The Great Outdoors

Cover of "Knocked Up (Unrated Widescreen ...

Cover of Knocked Up (Unrated Widescreen Edition)

May 22, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Review, Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

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