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Monday, June 14, 2010

Colorful Critic No Spoilers Here


The babes was gone for the weekend! I spent some time with my middle son, Iz to let him know just because he doesn't have Special Needs, he's just as important! We went and saw Karate Kid!


 The movie was awesome!! Just as good as the original! I love watching Jaden Smith on film! He's definitely got his dad's (Will Smith) charisma, and his mother's (Jada Pinkett-Smith) determination. I felt so sorry for him being bullied. He definitely took the stomp to the gullet like a full grown man. It's a great family film... I suggest you go see this one! I'd pay movie prices to see it again... and that means a lot to my cheap ass! Definitely for all ages. I give it a two thumbs and a.........
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Next Movie... Alice in Wonderland, by Tim Burton... we saw this at home...


I absolutely loved the White Queen. I was convinced in the movie this character was on the Autism Spectrum. The White Queen stimmed through her whole part, and I loved it!!!! I was a bit bored at the beginning of the movie but it got better once Alice fell in the hole. Mad Hatter was awesome as usual. However, to me, a mom of a kid who stims, the White Queen, played by Anne Hathaway, stole the show! I wish she came in earlier in the movie though. All in all... it's a must see! If your kid is prone to nightmares or gets scared easily I wouldn't let them see this. Maybe over age 8 or 9.

Next Movie... I watched this late Saturday night in bed (by the way, i'm off the floor and I have a futon now.... yup I'm bad ass!!) okay next flick... Valentines Day...


I was pleasantly surprised! I was prepared for a bummer of a movie. I just felt there were way too many big Celebrities to make a good story my mind could follow. Wow was I surprised!!! I loved this movie!! Seriously, am I having good Movie luck or what? It was hilariously sweet. Taylor Swift was very funny.. her character cracked me up... luv'd her whacky dance moves. I could go on and on but don't want to spoil it for you. But it's definitely a must see. The most important thing is it doesn't make you depressed if your Single.

Next Movie.... Meet The Browns...watched it on Showtime.. somehow i missed this one. I've seen all of Tyler Perry's movies and I've watched the t.v. show.. how I missed this makes me question my sanity....


Okay first of all I have two words: Sofia Vergara.. luuuuuuuuuv her!!! She plays Gloria (Jay's *Ed O'niel'* wife) on Modern Family. She is so phucking funny my sides hurt watching her in action!! In Meet The Browns, she plays Cheryl, Brenda's (Angela Bassett main character) Best Friend. She cracked me up the whole darn movie!! As Wendy Williams says, she's my bff in my head, Sofia Vergara is that funny on screen! Her character had that same swagger as her Modern Family Character. If you haven't watched the T.V. Sitcom Modern Family.. you've gotta! Seriously, even if you don't watch t.v., watch it for me...Ok, anyways.... Angela Bassett is lovely as usual. Does she even age? She is absolutely gorgeous. She plays a strong, single, and poverty stricken mother from the projects. She goes back home after her dad dies to meet her whole family. Very funny and heartwarming. Good Family flick... I wouldn't let kids under the age of middle school watch this.. some violence.

Last Movie... watched it yesterday morning on my DVR. My friend told me to run a movie search for it, and its showing this month on Showtime... this one was deep.... and not for the weak hearted....

Life is Hot in Cracktown

The movie opens with a gang rape, has drugs, abandoned and abused children, elderly abuse, sex, guns, and violence in it. I wouldn't even watch this while the kids were playing in another room. I only had one child home at the time and Iz was asleep.  Evan Ross (Diana Ross' son) plays Romeo. His character is a scary non-remorseful gangsta. The worst part of the movie (which I kept covering my eyes) is when he leads his gang in abusing and extorting an elderly man. Overall, it was good. It was Raw and Real and I held my breath and shed tears all the way through.

I can't believe I had a weekend full of Movies 
and I loved them all!!!!

32 comments:

Oka said...

I spent my weekend getting caught up on a TV series I love, but never get to see. I never have time to watch a whole movie :(

Kmama said...

Wow. YOu did see a lot of movies. Cool.

I loved Valentine's Day. Taylor's character was hilarious!!

We have Alice in Wonderland and it was on this weekend, but I was busy. I'll have to watch it!

Evonne said...

That's awesome you got to watch all those movies and they all turned out good. Some of them I want to see as well.

I know what you mean about movie theater prices. Pretty soon it's gonna cost an arm and a leg - literally!!

Amy said...

Yeah for having movies. I love that.. I want to see Sex in the City 2. I hope to do it soon..

Have a great Monday.

faerwillow said...

~ysh fo rspending some good quality time with Iz...i am sure he l♥ved his moments with just you!! mine got to see karate kid too and thought it was great! and the white queen...yes i too thoughtshe was wonderful and hoped for more of her...wishing you only sweet comfy nights in your new bed!! yeah...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

faerwillow said...

oh my goodness...have no idea what my fingers were just typing!! guess i may need another cup of coffee or still suffering from a wee bit to much at the wedding!!

"yeah...for" that is what i WAS trying to SAY!!

singedwingangel said...

OH girl I own EVERY Tyler Pery thing ever made seriously I LOVE Tyler perry. Now you wnat the raw stuff get the plays his movies are based off of.. My personal favorite.. What's done in the dark always comes to the light... which is where he introduced David and Tamela Mann as the Browns... the plays are off the chain cause he can let them have more freedom to let the spirit move them and ohhhh does it move Tamela You tube her version of Step Aside from that movie/play

Tortuga said...

I definitely have to check out some of those, but I gotta say, THANK YOU! At least someone else thought the White Queen was a spot on poster child for autism!

Barbaloot said...

I've been wanting to see Karate Kid and Valentine's Day. Thanks for the reviews.

And thanks for your comment on my guest post at Real World:)

Monkey Man said...

Thanks for the reviews. At the Monkey house we have "Good, bad movie nights" where we watch movies so bad they are good. Examples: Evolution, Kung Pow: Enter the fist or Dodgeball. Goofy mindless stuff that makes us laugh.

Candice said...

Jayden Smith is a great actor for his age. I'm sure he will go on to do great things.

I also want to see Valentine's Day.

Thanks for the reviews!

HeartsMakeFamilies said...

Right Now I wish I had done that this weekend. Its so nice to just sometimes veg.

Liz said...

Thanks so much for joining in with Word Up, YO! Valentine's Day is something I've been eager to see, and I had wondered the same as you and because of the tons and tons of celebs. Glad to hear it was good!

Natalie said...

Yay! I say gullet in there ;)

I've been wanting to see Alice in Wonderland and Valentine's Day - now you've got me excited again to see them. I wish I could have a weekend of movie watching...heaven...

I'm gonna check out that last movie (the Showtime one) it sounds hard to watch, but worth it.

Brittany Ciara said...

How sweet of you! I have yet to see any other than Alice in Wonderland, but after reading this, I have cleared up my calendar just so that I can see them at your request! :) Thanks for sharing.

Ms. Understood said...

The only movie I've seen was Meet the Browns. I really enjoyed it. Angela is 11 years older than Rick Fox and you wouldn't even know it. I love Evan Ross in everything he does. He agent does a great job helping him pick scripts. Sounds like you had an awesome movie weekend.

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Eternally Distracted said...

I really, really wanna go and see karate kid. I loved the first one.

rose said...

i think it's great that you did an individual thing with your son. haven't seen any of these movies. have a good day. rose

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Together We Save said...

I have not seen any of these movies I guess I am a bit behind!

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wow! Loved all the reviews, I have been meaning to watch Karate Kid and Valentines Day. Now, I can't wait.
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Unknown Mami said...

I really needed this post because I am on the search for movies to watch. Thank you!

KLZ said...

Great use of the WOW!

I totally didn't see it while we watched the movie but you are dead on about the white queen.

And I love Modern Family so much I'm defensive about it. Love!

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Aunt Juicebox said...

I can't wait to see Karate Kid. Will Smith is one of my favorite actors, and it's pretty cool to see his kid acting now. Although, probably he should have made him wait - child actors often don't transition into adult actors.

sammy said...

first off, alice in wonderland was great! i saw it twice in 3 days and posted about the white queen character being the most memorable. i said she was most memorable because of the believable 'gag' she did a few times in the movie. if you remember that part, you'll know exactly what im talking about lol!

second of all, i simply do not 'get' any of tyler perry's movies. i guess 'get' isnt the right word, but i just dont like any of them nor find them funny....haha not that you cared to know that or anything ; )

The Grasshoppa:Triplets Plus Two Momma said...

WOW...what a great review. I was wondering about all those movies (except the weak at heart one). Thanks for the review. I see some Redbox rentals in my very near future.

Cori Benson said...

I enjoyed reading your reviews on all these movies! Looks like you enjoy movies a lot :)

 

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