Good reads!

Monday, September 26, 2016

#MusicMonday - "Change" by Daniel Merriweather

Monday, September 12, 2016

#MusicMonday - 10 Most Recognizable Song Intros in R&B/Soul Music

Here's my list of the 10 most recognizable song intros in R&B/Soul music in no particular order:



"My Girl" 





"Footsteps in the Dark" 




"Superstition"




 "Papa was a Rolling Stone"



"Never Too Much"




 "Billie Jean"




 "Purple Rain"




 "Diamond in the Back"




 "Ain't Nobody"



"Respect"


Monday, August 29, 2016

#MusicMonday - Top 10 Voices in Music

Top ten best voices in music (past or present) 



These are the voices than in my opinion can rival any other voice. They are unique, easily recognizable, powerful, and beautiful. Here they are in no particular order because I find them impossible to rank: 



10. Patti LaBelle 




9. Steve Perry




 8. Otis Redding





7. David Ruffin 




6. Minnie Riperton




 5. Michael Jackson



4. Marvin Gaye





 3. Whitney Houston





 2. Karen Carpenter




 1. Mariah Carey




Who'd make your list? Comment below to share your choices!!



Sunday, August 7, 2016

#Review - Stranger Things





Format: Netflix Streaming

Synopsis per IMDB: When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back.





My Review:

I was hesitant to watch this series because Netflix originals have largely been hit and miss for me I was not impressed with Between). The premise sounded okay, but I wondered if this was really going to be a binge-worthy series. I finally decided to watch it last Friday. And let me tell you, this is the best series I've watched in a very long time--in YEARS!! And mind you, I just watched the first five seasons of The Walking Dead this month as well. Stranger things is better than that in my opinion.

Set in the eighties, Stranger Things oozes nostalgia and put me in the mind of the great Stephen King movies of that era. The storytelling is par excellent. The acting, superb, especially the child actors. Great Steven Spielberg-esque direction. I enjoyed every moment of these eight episodes. I am totally and completely hooked and can't wait for season 2!



Rating: 5 Stars


Rating Explanation:
5 Stars: Excellent/I LOVED it!
4 Stars: Good/I liked it.
3 Stars: Okay/A decent way to pass the time.
2 Stars: Could be much better./Mediocre/I barely finished watching.
1 Star: Bad/I probably couldn't finish it./Would not recommend.


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Movie #Review - The Sin Seer




Format: Urban Movie Channel Streaming

Synopsis per IMDB: Rose Ricard has a gift, she can see into your soul. She can discern the truth from a lie and sometimes, she can perceive the very thoughts before they are formed in your mind. She uses these gifts to solve unsolved cases and bring closure where there is none. Her most recent case, unwittingly opens the doors to her own past and that of her new partner Grant Summit.





My Review:

I was excited about this movie as the premise intrigued me. Add to that the fact that many of the actors (Isaiah Washington, Lisa Arrindell, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, C Thomas Howell, Richard Brooks) are some I have truly enjoyed watching in the past, and I was sure this movie was going to be great.

So here's the rundown: The cinematography was nice, but the story fell flat and left me more than disappointed. And the ending, the big climax? No, uh-uh. Didn't work for me.

Lisa Arrindell's character was interesting, but her portrayal was odd and not in a good way. It was a bit off in my opinion, as was just about everyone else's. TONS of over-acting from experienced, seasoned actors. This, to me, is an example of talented actors in the wrong movie at the wrong time with the wrong director. 

The Sin Seer could have and should have been great, but for me, it was merely watchable.



Rating:
3 Stars



Rating Explanation:
5 Stars: Excellent/I LOVED it!
4 Stars: Good/I liked it.
3 Stars: Okay/A decent way to pass the time.
2 Stars: Could be much better./Mediocre/I barely finished watching.
1 Star: Bad/I probably couldn't finish it./Would not recommend.