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I like watching tv and movies...and yelling at the screen

Guero, Déjala Tranquila!

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Guero is still out here being nothing but a burden to our Teresa. I wish he just leaves her alone! While meeting up with him, his DEA babysitters roll up on the both of them. Now they are trying to get Teresa on their side. But Teresa isn’t a weak snitch like Guero. Aint no way in HELL she’s going to work for them! At one point during their reunion, prior to the DEA dropping in with their proposition, Guero was trying to tell Teresa why he did what he did. I instinctively tuned it out because IDC! Nothing he can say or do will make me forgive him for playing dead, which in turn caused a domino effect of bullshit for Teresa and Brenda! He has brought nothing but trouble to her since he pulled his little stunt. And to top it off, he knows what she’s being going through cause the DEA has been showing him!! I hope James whoops his ass soon.

Speaking of James, what a guy! He’s selfless and handsome. Perfect combination, lol! I was smitten, yet a little confused when he sacrificed himself so Teresa could get away when they were trapped in the desert near the tunnel. Like, she just got bit by a scorpion, and is punch drunk off the venom! She can’t run from the soldiers by herself! She’s going to die right where you left here. But how silly of me to think that. She’s Teresa Mendoza! Nothing nor no one can keep her down. Not only did she rise up out the ashes like a phoenix, she DROVE right into the hands of the enemy to get James!!! They are the ride or die standard. And of course she finessed them both out of their predicament and still accomplish what they set out to do. Which was to blow up Epifano’s drug tunnel. YAHTZEE!

Epifano…he really chaps my ass. And so does Isabella. She’s such a spoiled brat! What her and her daddy both need, is a good ass whooping! I know Camila is far from being all puppies and rainbows, but Damn! Can you at least answer her phone calls?! She just wanted to wish you a happy birthday and give you a beamer you ungrateful twat! I can’t wait until she starts to realize her dad is 100x worse than her mom. Well at least some good came out of that ignored call. Teresa got the car and is now riding in style, lol!

I love Pote. He comes across as big and scary but he’s really just a Teddy Bear that is always looking out for Teresa. A teddy bear that will bite you head off if he needs to, but a teddy bear nonetheless. I would worry about him playing her, but thanks to the glimpses of the future that we get to see sometimes, he’s right there by her side so I can rest easy. Even if there is beef at some point between the two, I know they will work it out without killing one another.

Lets talk about that claymation of a general, Cortez. He looks so weird to me. I can not believe he is an actual human. I can’t stand him. And he’s a total perv. Like stop mentioning Isabella, you freak! Even though I don’t like Epifano either, I hate how he has him under his thumb. I was hoping him and his boys would have gotten blown up in the tunnel but of course he made it out alive. Hopefully him and Epifano go toe to toe and end up killing each other.

I can’t wait to see what happens next week!

Queen Sugar: Season 2

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Finally Queen Sugar has returned. Nothing has changed too much for the Borderlone family to me. Davis still sucks, Nova is still annoying, Ralph Angel is still a short tempered cry baby, Charlie is still overbearing, Aunt Vi and Hollywood are still being petty towards one another, and Darla is still trying to stay on the right track. Kudos to Darla. She’s by far my favorite character anyway.

So what happened on during the two night premier? I don’t remember much because it was low key boring. I’m sure the season will be awesome, but it’s just a slow start in my opinion. Micah got pulled over and arrested, and it seems like the effects of that event are going to play out all season. I bet he starts acting out. He’s already dealing with the divorce of his parents, and as of last night, the possible custody battle that is about to ensue. Hope he can keep it together.

Ralph Angel is still out here doing what he thinks is best and then catching an attitude with any and everybody that dares to tell him the possible consequences of his actions. So that’s why he consults no one when he’s about to do something regarding the family farm. And can he leave Darla alone for a minute?! Like they just had a talk on the porch about how she needed them to cool it so she can keep herself in check take life step by step, then less than 24hrs later he’s asking her on a date. BYE RALPH ANGEL!!! Don’t get me wrong, I want them together, but I also don’t want him to mess up Darla’s sobriety. I’m so over Davis. I wish they would just divorce already and he rides off into the sunset. And by sunset I mean straight off of the show.

Well, I’m looking forward to this season. Hopefully it starts popping off next week.

Vincent & Roxxy

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I’ve wanted to see this movie for a while now. 95% because Zoe Kravitz is in it, and 5% because it was shot right here in LA. Well almost a year goes by, wasn’t showing at our local annual film festivals so I gave up on it. Then recently it got a theatrical release date. Limited release though. So you know what that means, LA more than likely wouldn’t get it, and I was right. Well thanks to Vudu, I was able to rent it last night!

I hated it. I wanted to like it, I really did. The script…omg the script! Most of the dialogue was so cheesy, I couldn’t help but to cringe. It also caused me to feel some extreme second hand embarrassment. So when the dialogue wasn’t straight cheddar, it was super predictable. On multiple occasions I finished everybody’s lines like we were BFFS. The movie was about 1hr and 40min, but I felt like the story was empty. Like, there were so many bullshit scenes that ate up the runtime that did nothing for the story. It would go from 0 to 100 real quick straight out of the blue. No lead up or anything. The random heart to hearts at the bar, we could have done with out. Instead they should have replaced those scenes with scenes that tied more into the action.

Based on the trailer, I thought it was going to be Vincent and Roxxy against the world. That was hardly the case. It even seems that way based on the longline. At one point I thought Vincent was some type of human/mythical God hybrid. This movie was all over the place! Their relationship…I can’t. It was cute in the beginning though. They basically only got a beginning now that I think of it. I guess saying I can’t with their relationship isn’t exactly right. What I mean is I can’t with their last encounter. SO CORNBALL!!!

Well kids, I did’t like this movie. I still love Zoe though. Emille Hirsch will always be the homie. They both were too good for this movie. Oh, and Zoey Deutch. It’s available for rent on Vudu. One more random thing. Kid Cudi is in this movie as well.

Kylie’s Rating: C-

 

 

All Eyez On Me

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As you all know, All Eyez On Me hit theaters last Friday. Most of the reviews I read about it were negative. I also saw social media post about the movie being garbage. There were a few people that liked the movie sprinkled in here and there. Well, I don’t let reviews stop me from seeing a movie. I take their praises or condemnation into consideration, but I need to see it for myself so I can form my own opinion.

So All Eyez On Me is a biopic about the legendary Tupac Shakur. Pac is in prison and is being interviewed, so the movie jumps back and forth between the past and the present. The movie is just a collection of some of the most notable headlines. It has a run time of 2hrs and 20mins. It’s like a Harry Potter movie in regards to the length, so be prepared. Go to the bathroom before or during the previews, and choose your snacks wisely!

A lot of the criticism I am seeing about this movie is that, 1. the audience wanted to learn more about Pac as a person, not the rapper (I guess go beyond the headlines), and 2. that some of the accounts were inaccurate depictions.  If you are judging the movie on those two points, then I see why people thought the movie was garbage. It didn’t go beyond the surface of him, but was it suppose to? According to Jada, we know of at least one inaccuracy of events in the story. I’m sure there are more. Haven’t read about anyone else calling it out, but I wouldn’t be surprised. Sounds to me what the people were expecting was a documentary in movie form. I know a documentary is still a movie, what I mean by movie form is that it’s a factual account in the words of Pac himself, but told through a character. Am I making sense? That’s not what a biopic is from my understanding. Just to be clear, I googled the definition of biopic and documentary to make sure I understood the difference between the two to confirm what I was thinking.

Documentary – 1. Consisting of official pieces of written, printed, or other matter. 2. A movie or a television or radio program that provides a factual record or report.

Biopic – A film or television biography, often with fictionalized scenes.

abbreviation for (biographical motion picture), is a film that dramatizes the life of a non-fictional or historically-based person or people. Such films show the life of a historical person and the central character’s real name is used.[2] They differ from films “based on a true story” or “historical drama films” in that they attempt to comprehensively tell a single person’s life story or at least the most historically important years of their lives.

Based on the definition of a Biopic, I think this movie was spot on. There are plenty of documentaries on Tupac that people can watch to get to know the side of him that wasn’t shown as much in All Eyez On Me. Not to mention the countless books about him. As far as Jada and whoever else who knew him, who are calling out the fictionalization of the film, I think they have every right to. They actually knew them, but I don’t think normal everyday folk can use the feelings of his actual acquaintances as fuel for their “this movie sucks because…” narrative. She at least said the acting was good! Which it was! Demetrius Shipp Jr. was an awesome! Everybody was, honestly. The mom had to grow on me though because in the beginning of the movie she was giving me 1800s slave vibes with the way she delivered her lines. She started sounding more like I would expect someone from whatever year the scene they were portraying, as the movie progressed. Basically, by the 90s, she no longer spoke like Harriet Tubman like she did in the 70s, Lol.

You know that hashtag “I left when Pac..” that was on insta and twitter? Where did that come from? I don’t get it. Did it start when 50 Cent said they had Pac using a iPhone 7 in the movie? I read some of the posts and all of them made references to something modern happening in the movie. Unless I missed something, I didn’t see anything like that. Everything appeared to be right for the time period. If y’all saw what sparked this , or any thing that was too modern to be in the movie, let me know.

So there you have it. I thought the movie was good! If you’re looking to learn things about him that you didn’t already know, you probably won’t like the movie. If you want to see some of the biggest Tupac headlines played out on screen, while jamming to some of his hits, you’ll probably like it.

Kylie’s Rating – A

 

Disappearing Acts

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So last night’s episode was poppin! The horse race, Teresa almost getting caught up, dropping the bomb on Tony, Mark Consuelo’s death, and last but certainly not least, the reappearance of Guero!

Ummm, how much time has passed since season one? I’m guessing only a couple of weeks because how had Tony not found out about Brenda’s untimely demise? That still gets to me :'(. Well whatever, he knows now so that’s good.

As far as the horse race, I was like soo Teresa is so bad ass that she can pick the actual winning horse? Bullshit! I was going to be mad if that’s how things actually went down. But nope, the schemers schemed and it was awesome! I never would have thought about giving the horses tainted sugar cubes! Genius! But of course something is going to go wrong when kids are involved. So when they were told not to give the sugar to the big mean white horse, i was like they got this race in the bag! And then one little clown drops her cube and the other is too scared to feed any of them. My heart dropped straight into my butt at that point. Shoutout to James though for scaring the other horses from the bushes. When he took out that gun, I was like awww man you don’t have to kill em!! Glad he just shot the ground to spook them, lmao! $1 million fake dollars to $12 million real dollars. Talk about a come up!!!

Now lets get to the best part of the episode. Guero! I am so glad they didn’t make us wait 4+ episodes into this season for him to reemerge. I was literally just as surprised to see him as Teresa was, lol! I would have reacted to him differently than her though. Initially, I too would have been frozen in shock, but I would have hit him with the uppercut of his LIFE shortly there after, unlike the hug Teresa gave him. Hell, he should be glad he didn’t get shot! Like are you real, or or you a ghost? Cause I could have SWORE you were dead. If I shoot you and nothing happens, you’re a ghost and I’m heading for the hills. If you double over in pain and bleed, well I guess you never really died in the first place and “you’ve got some splainin to do”. Shoot first ask questions later! lmao. YOU RUINED HER LIFE YOU DEA SNITCH!!! It would have been one thing if he faked his death and then came back for her, but he faked his death because he’s a snitch now. She went through the worst time of her life because you got caught and are now a whistle blower! Could you have not asked to get her out the game too when you got caught up? I mean, you knew where she was going to be, since you gave her specific instructions to follow in the event you died. So Guero gets no sympathy from me. In fact, he’s dead to me. Can he be revived through his actions from here on out? Sure, but I doubt he will be able to come back from the ultimate betrayal he committed.

As You Are

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A couple of days ago I was alerted to the news that As You Are was available to rent on iTunes and Vudu. I was super excited because i’ve been waiting on this movie to drop ever since it created a buzz at the Sundance Film Festival last year. Actually, that was just a bonus, I really initially was only interested in it because  Amanda Stenberg was in it. When both the La film festival and NOLA film festival rolled around and weren’t screening that movie, I thought all hope was lost. And it kind of was until this week.

Ok, so I rented it and it took me two days to finish it. Man, I don’t think I liked it. The movie is set in the 90s and is about 3 friends, Jack, Mark, and Sarah. Jack and Mark become step brothers of sorts. Not really, their parents just start dating and move in together. The boys have a pretty good brotherly relationship until they take it to the next level. Now Jack is in love with Mark. Mark is with it to an extent. Sarah ends up dating them both throughout the movie. When she moves on to Mark, Jack is super upset. Not at her, but at Mark because he thought him and Mark would be together based on the game Mark had been spitting to him. At this point, they no longer live together because their parents have broken up. Mark’s dad is an abusive security officer and beats Mark into submission anytime he gets out of line. And because he suspects he’s gay. Mark ends up dead via a gunshot wound. When he died he was with Jack in the woods. So did Mark kill himself, or did Jack kill him? That’s ultimately what the movie is about. Finding out what happened in the woods.

Half the movie are flashbacks giving us the groups backstory, and the other half is present day inside the interrogation room. The cop really irks my nerves. He’s playing good cop. bad cop and it’s so cliche and lame. It’s so easy to predict 95% of the entire movie from the first 10 min, yet it takes nearly 2 hours to get to the point. So now you have to sit through this long drawn out movie just to see what really happened to Mark. I am not a fan of this movie at all. Well, only a little cause of Amanda #Rue4Life, who by the way isn’t even in it enough for my liking. Let the records show that in addition to it taking me 2 days to finish the movie, I also paused it 3 times on night 2 to see how many minutes I had left. There was a lot of unnecessary filler material in there in my opinion. At then the movie finally ended and i was like…

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I’m not going to go into detail about the end, but you can probably gather how it ends based on the above picture. Don’t let my opinion of the movie keep you from seeing it. I always like to read reviews, but still see the movie for myself because I might disagree with the reviewer. You can find As You Are on iTunes and Vudu

Kylie’s Rating: C-

Queen Of The South

WARNING: THIS IS A RECAP OF THE ENTIRE SEASON 1 AND EPISODE 1 OF SEASON 2. DO NOT PASS GO IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN SEASON 1. SPOILERS AHEAD!!!

Ok, so I binged the first season of Queen of the South a couple of weeks ago on Netflix. I’ve had its spanish counterpart, La reina del sur, on my watch list for years, but never got around to watching it. If you know like I know, novelas are a commitment! Queen of the south only had 13 episodes so I was like I can squeeze that into my already tight tv schedule, lol.

The show is about Teresa Mendoza who will become the Queen of the South (selling cocaine) eventually. She starts as an innocent money changer and then she meets Guero, Brenda, and Chino. Her and Guero fall in love and the rest is history. He is a pilot for the Vargas cartel. She knows he lives by the sword, and has accepted it. Early on Guero gives Teresa a run down of what needs to happen in the event that a particular cell phone he gives her rings. It means he’s dead and she needs to grab the bag he has stashed with cash and a passport for her and haul ass to the safe house until she can arrange to flee the country. The most important thing in that bag though is this book that has dirt on every cartel in Mexico and the ones they deal with outside of there. He told her to trade that for her life if she goes to the police, or gets caught by a cartel.

Well the day comes and she BOLTS, all while calling Brenda to warn her and Chino. Too late, they kill Chino and now Brenda, Teresa, and Brenda’s son are on the run. They split up, Teresa goes to the head of the cartel, Epiphano Vargas, to give him the book so she can get out of Mexico alive, he flips through and was like I will protect you. But he’s lying and tries to kill her! She escapes and is picked up by Epiphano’s wife’s men. They hate each other and have split the cartel in two.

She becomes a drug mule for Camilia because she has no other choice. That’s actually a step up because prior to that she was just a prisoner of Camila’s. Camila wants to know why her husband wants her back so bad and what information she may be hiding. She protects her from him and his men who are scouring Mexico and Texas looking for her. Brenda resurfaces and Teresa gets them to sneak into Texas and sets them up in a hotel. Brenda starts selling drugs with a local low level dealer to make some money. Meanwhile, Teresa is going through it! She can never catch a break!!! I hate that and love it at the same time, because that’s real. That life isn’t a cake walk. It takes a lot to get to the top. A lot! So i’m glad they didn’t make it seem easy. And she is no where near the top. She maybe at this point, at the intermediate bottom, at best, after all she has gone through. I also love how her Future, Queen of the South self talks to her throughout the show. She offers words of encouragement and reassurance because she knows what present day Teresa will eventually become.

Here’s what really made me mad though. In the finale, we find out the FUCKING GUERO ISN’T EVEN DEAD! HE’S A DEA SNITCH NOW!! WHAT THE FUCK GUERO? TERESA DIDN’T DESERVE THE LIFE YOU FORCED UP ON HER BECAUSE YOU GOT CAUGHT UP!!!! ALSO, BRENDA AND CHINO WOULD STILL BE ALIVE IF IT WASN’T FOR YOU!!!

Season two premiered last night and Teresa has earned a little more respect, but she’s still pretty low level. She’s bout that life now, more so than she was last season, but I still don’t want it for her. Camila even offered her an out (I was skeptical of the offer though), and she chose to stay. I feel like that was her only real option anyway. She has no family and her only friend was killed because of Epiphano. Now it’s blood in, blood out :(. This episode wasn’t too exciting, but the preview of the season looks LIT! Omg, Guero better have a good fucking excuse when he resurfaces. It must have been a hell of one because Teresa eventually ends up back in his arms. And of course James is going to be beefed out with Guero over Teresa. It was so obvious they were going to get together at some point. Or at least think about it.

I’m excited to see everything that happens leading up to the big events this season.