My Thoughts on Mudbound

November 19, 2017
/   Movies

I went into Mudbound completely blind. I had no idea what the story line was. I was intrigued because it seems like it’s been marked down to be the token black movie to receive...

Who is Ann Dowd?

November 18, 2017
/   TV

You might know her name but you have definitely seen her before. Mostly because she has been in any and everything you can think of. I finally got it right but I used to...

A Lil’ Something on #Married2Med S5 Premiere

November 7, 2017
/   TV

5 years ago, the reality show White House aka Bravo, gifted us with yet another show based in Atlanta. The premise for this was a little different as it was a show following women...

What’s Streaming on Netflix – November 2017

November 5, 2017
/   Movies

We are at the home stretch of the year guys and despite all the dollars and content Netflix pumps into content, we still have people asking “what should I watch next on Netflix?”. Fear...

My Thoughts on Some Recent Musical Documentaries

October 30, 2017
/   Movies

I love documentaries. Something about getting into the nitty gritty of a subject matter without the typical Hollywood story line that glosses over a story to make it pretty or easier to digest. Not...

What’s Streaming on Netflix – October 2017

October 2, 2017
/   Movies

Here’s what’s been added to Netflix this month: TV Shows October 1 • Cleverman: Season 2 • Lockup: Disturbing the Peace: Collection 1 • PJ Masks: Season 1 October 5 • Bonus Family (Bonusfamiljen): Season 1...

My Emmy Win Wishes

September 15, 2017
/   TV

The Oscars for TV is upon us and will be happening on Sunday, September 18. Due to scheduled life programming chances are high that I will not be watching this year’s offerings – which...

My First True Guilty Pleasure – #TerraceHouse

August 23, 2017
/   TV

One day I was talking to a friend about TV and asking what he planned to watch that weekend. He listed the shows/movies and casually mentioned that he wanted to check out this show...

My 90 Day Fiance Rant About Chantal’s Family

August 12, 2017
/   TV

I have written before about 90 Day Fiance (see here). Since I wrote that post, the show has decided to focus on just a few of the couples and continue to document their journey....

Magazine Cover: Niecy Nash on Essence

August 11, 2017

Coming off the successes of Scream Queens and Getting On, Niecy Nash has scored herself another hit. This time as the lead on the fun show, Claws (see my thoughts on it here). She...

Love and Hip Hop Hollywood Recap: Season 4 Episode 3

August 7, 2017
/   TV

Princess, still looking snatched from head to toe finally makes an appearance this season and comes out with Ray to celebrate A1’s record label launch. Alexis Skyy comes with her boyfriend, something called Solo...

A Summer Show You Should Be Watching – Claws

August 1, 2017
/   TV

“Claws” is TV series starring Niecy Nash as Desna. A mama bear manicurist and her group of friends who all work at her nail shop. Desna has big dreams of owning her own nail...

What’s Streaming on Netflix – August 2017

/   Movies

Can you believe it is August??! Here is what is streaming on Netflix this month. August 1 Crematorium: Season 1 The Hollywood Masters: Season 1 The Royal House of Windsor: Season 1 Surviving Escobar...

A Show You Should Be Watching – Last Chance U

July 30, 2017
/   TV

Last Chance U is a Netflix original reality series that focuses on the football team at East Mississippi Community College (EMCC). As the title suggests, it really is the last chance for these players....

Fan Friday – Shameless

September 20, 2013
/   Fan Friday

I’m from a large and polygamous family fully fitted with all the incessant bickering, unrequited love, and the best set of nephews and nieces that life has on offer. To an extent, I’ve always...

Look of the Day – David Beckham

February 5, 2014
/   Red Carpet

Umm yea, this wasn’t about his style or anything. Just something to look and bless your eyes with because we all know he looks good in anything – or nothing..if you watched his Superbowl...

Streaming on Netflix – April 2014

March 31, 2014
/   Movies

New month, New Additions. Here’s a list of the new additions for the month. Feel free to bookmark for those days, you are looking for what to watch. You can always come back to...

Fan Friday – Blue Bloods

November 1, 2013
/   Fan Friday

CBS’ Blue Bloods is one of my favorite shows on TV right now. On the surface, it seems like another run of the mill American police procedural show, but after watching just one episode you...

25 Movies to see before Oscar Night

February 24, 2014
/   Movies

The Oscars will air next Sunday, March 2nd. Most times, most people haven’t watched a lot of the movies that are nominated. For some reason, I think this year is different and people will...

Fan Friday Rules Explained

August 16, 2013
/   Fan Friday

Hi Guys! Some of you might have been following the new segment I started called Fan Fridays. So far, most of the writeups I have received have been for TV Shows, so a lot...

Fan Friday – True Blood

August 2, 2013
/   Fan Friday

Oh my gosh….9 letters…9 letters send me into a frenzy. A frenzy of excitement, anticipation, and good old fun. People look for that sensation in roller coasters, drugs, sex, food…okay yes, I like some...

BET Awards Red Carpet

July 1, 2013
/   Red Carpet

The BET awards were televised last night. The Red Carpet was terribly underwhelming. There also seemed to be a lot of white on the Carpet. Below are some looks. What do you guys think?...

VMA Red Carpet

August 25, 2013
/   Red Carpet

        Do you have any favorites? *pictures from Yahoo and Hollywood Life  

List of Drunk in Love Remixes

February 18, 2014
/   Music

Unless you have been under a rock, you should know Beyonce’s hit “Drunk in Love”. Apparently, the stars love it as much as the public does because there’s been a bunch of remakes of...

Now Streaming on Netflix [February 2014]

February 3, 2014
/   Movies

Looking for what to watch on Netflix? Check out these titles that have been added this month. TV: Feb 1 – Bates Motel, Season 1 —I liked this. It’s a bit creepy but an...

Image result for music documentaries on netflix

I love documentaries. Something about getting into the nitty gritty of a subject matter without the typical Hollywood story line that glosses over a story to make it pretty or easier to digest. Not to say documentaries can’t be “photo shopped”. Anyways, music documentaries by artists (usually done when an album is round the corner) usually give us a glimpse on the behind the scenes of an artist’s life and goes beyond the public persona that has been crafted for them.

I am one of those people where the right marketing works on me. When done right, of course. I remember how my soft spot for Justin Bieber was created after seeing his “Never Say Never” documentary that showed his rise to fame and the struggles that came with it. It seemed sincere, unlike Beyonce’s “Life is But A Dream” which is an example of docs I don’t care because it is overly curated and hard to find a connection.

Anyways, here are some docs I recently watched and what I thought of them:

Image result for whitney houston documentary

Of all the movies and documentaries done on Whitney Houston, this was the most honest I have seen with takes from people behind the scenes especially from a 2011 tour Whitney did where cameras were allowed in. Backup singers and band members spoke candidly about her drug use (which started when she was 18, long before Bobby) and her relationship with her friend, Robin. Shows how her mom may have really been the cause of all her problems. It was a really insightful doc and I wondered why it wasn’t promoted a lot more. I highly recommend it.

Available on Showtime On Demand

Image result for demi lovato documentary simply complicated

This might be my favorite of the ones I watched for the one reason that Demi Lovato truly opened herself up in this one. Yes, it was a showcase to promote her new album (which I listened to cuz of the doc and actually like) because we are treated to a process for most of the track listing but she also tells us about her struggles with alcoholism, drug use, her eating disorder and her relationship with Wilma Valderrama. I have always thought her a bit extra but she really has experienced a lot in her 25 years. I had no idea she was in a sober house the whole time she was a judge on X Factor.

Available on YouTube

Image result for gaga five foot two

Filmed during the creation of her latest album “Joanne” and in the midst of her break up with fiance, Taylor Kinney. It shows the ups and downs of Lady Gaga. Ups being creating the album, love for her family and friends, performing at half time for the Super Bowl and the downs being seeing her deal with her ongoing pain (she has since been diagnosed with fibromyalgia), her album leaking, her friend fighting cancer. Gaga hones in on loneliness, which I think is something I have noticed in a lot of artist’s documentaries, how lonely they are.

Available on Netflix

Image result for chris brown documentary welcome to my life

This was basically an image clean up project. Chris Brown gets to say “his side of the story” for all his bad behavior especially the domestic violence situation with Rihanna. It was something to be reminded of how talented this young man is but I felt the doc was really surface. He took some kind of responsibility for what he did but I do feel some details were skimmed over and it was more of a “remember how good I am”. Pretty surprised how he got some big names to speak on his behalf (J.Lo, Jamie Foxx, DJ Khaled etc). I have always wondered where Chris’s mom has been the whole time he was exhibiting worrying behavior and none of that was really addressed. He pretty much glossed over how his baby came about or what the situ was when he left Karreuche and went back to Rihanna. So, needless to say I found this lacking.

Available on Netflix