Tomb Raider

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Muenster, feta, cheddar, Colby jack, fiesta blend CHEESE!

Kylie’s Rating

D-

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The Darkest Child

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You ever read a book where  the characters are on the struggle bus HEAVY, but then finally, they reach the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Well that’s not this book…

What a horrible life she had! Right when you think she’s about to finally have a bit of a come up, BOOM, she doesn’t. To my surprise, things actually get worse! How?! She’s already living the worst possible life in the history of life. Or so I thought. She can’t win ever no matter what! But some people’s lives are like that. Tragic.

Its still a good book though.

The Morning They Came For Us

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I got this book last year or so because of all the news coverage of the war in Syria. To me, it came out of nowhere! So I wanted to know exactly when and why it started. I searched for books on the topic and decided on this one. I picked it up again 2 weeks ago and finally finished it.

First of all, this book is pretty great. Gruesome, but very informative. It read like a novel and not like a textbook which was a huge plus.

So, seems like this all started because the people were trying to overthrow Bashar Al-Assad. First through peaceful protest, but since they were met with violence from the government, they too became violent. Now we have the government and the rebel army made up of protesters. It was all fun and games until multiple rebel armies were popping up instead of being one giant army.

Queue the “He said, she said” phase where the government was blaming the rebel army for the destruction and deaths that were happening in the streets, and vice versa. Each accused the other of torturing their fellow Syrians for not agreeing with their views. Next thing you know, it’s been 7 years and they’ve torn and continue to tear Syria to pieces.

The rebel’s started out with good intentions but now, they’re just as awful as the government troops! One groups is wilding in the name of the government and the other in the name of resistance.

Idk though, that’s what I gathered from the book. Correct me if I’m wrong.

The Coldest Winter Ever

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I am very much aware I’m 2000 and late, but I recently finished this book. I remember hearing about it back in the day, but never read it. Bought it maybe 2 years ago but never finished it. So about 3 weeks ago, I committed to finishing it.

It was cool but the ending…I can’t! Like, we all know what goes up, must come down, but DAMN! Sista Souljah had PLENTLY is of time in the book to humble Winter! Why wait until the very end?! LIVID

Black Panther

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I went to the 10:30 showing, decked out in my black by popular demand shirt PRAYING that this movie would live up to the hype. AND IT DID!

I knew really nothing of the Black Panther  going in, but I was still going to see it. I’m so glad they didn’t jump right into a storyline without giving people like me some backstory first. I feared this would cater to the comic book fans by starting off at like issue: whatever. Only they would get it! So I’m glad he was explained as well as Wakanda.

I typically don’t like action movies, or super hero movies, but this one was AWESOME!!! And it was funny too! I’m pretty sure the little sister is my favorite character. Her one liners were top notch, lol. All the actors were great! The only thing I didn’t like, was Forest Whitaker’s accent!!! Omg…it KILLED me! Lmao! Other than that, this movie was fantastic!!! I loved how badass the women were in this film!

This movie is definitely worth the hype! I was a bit sleepy towards the end, but that’s because I’m an old lady who saw it at 10:30 (2hr 15min runtime). The movie itself didn’t put me to sleep, lol.

Everyone needs to see this movie!

Kylie’s Rating

A+

 

I, Tonya

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So when I heard they were making a movie about Tonya Harding I was like awww yeah! Then when they said Margot Robbie would be starring in it, i was one million percent sold.

This movie was so good and funny! Everyone did so well! The casting was perfect! I would advise watching the ESPN documentary about Tonya that aired a few years back called “The price of gold”. They literally took that documentary, and made this movie! I thought it was a coincidence in the beginning that it seemed so similar. Then I realized what was going on. I’m telling you, it will make the movie even better if you watch that docu before. You’ll see how they interperted some parts of the documentary and it will make those scenes much funnier, and in some cases sadder.

I still don’t believe Tonya was apart of it, lmao! But who knows?! I feel bad for her. Sure, fine her for her withholding information or whatever, maybe strip her of her titles for that year, but don’t ban her for life!!! Damn!  I feel her punishment didn’t fit the crime. It was too harsh!

Well, go see the movie and have a few laughs and see if she was the mastermind behind this scandal for yourself!

Kylie’s Rating

A

 

 

Proud Mary

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So I went and saw Proud Mary on Friday. It was cheesy, but I knew it would be from the moment I saw the first trailer while waiting on another movie to start months ago. Now, I was going to see it eventually to support black cinema, but had no plans on seeing it opening night. Things change.

Anywho, in my opinion the movie was so slooooooow! The run time is a little over and hour and a half, but I felt like I was watching it for at least 2 hours and 5 mins!!! I typically don’t like action movies because they are too in your face and loud and crazy, but this one was the opposite! I was like damn, is this a drama or an action movie?! There was a lot of filler scenes that should have been replaced with a little more action. Sure, she kills a person here and there, but for the only real action scene doesn’t happen until the last about 15 mins of the movie!!!!

Another thing that I did not like was the way Danny Glover talked! It looked like all of his scenes were dubbed! Did he flub all his lines and have to redo them in post? Did they not like his voice and got someone to do a voiceover? Whatever the case, it was weird and distracting. Also, they only had 3 active memebers in their “family”. Can we at least get a gang of people like the other families? That would be more believable.

So yeah, this movie had cheesy dialogue, the minimal amount of action to be considered an action movie, too many unnecessary filler scenes, and it felt like it lasted an eternity!!!  But do I want my money back? No. It’s worth a watch if you have a free day during the week. Maybe catch the $5 mantinee.

oh yeah, you don’t even get to hear Proud Mary until the very end!!!

Kylie’s Rating

B-