Wakanda Forever! Black Panther Review

Hey everyone!

Here’s a quick announcement. Occasionally I create movie review posts (typically around the holidays) for the blog. I’m happy to announce that my amateur movie review skills have expanded to a YouTube channel!

We recently reviewed the newly released Black Panther. You can check it out below! Make sure to subscribe to the channel and thumbs up the video too!

 

 

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Best Christmas Movies!

Hey everyone! This is my list of the best movies to get you into the Christmas spirit! Hopefully, you have either seen all or a few of these on my list. If not, I hope this inspires you to check one of the movies out.

Home Alone (1990)

Home Alone

This is an automatic holiday favorite for all the family to enjoy. Macaulay Culkin plays Kevin, a kid who accidentally gets left at home by his family days before Christmas. Kevin has to hold down the fort while his mother frantically makes her way home to him. Not only does he have to take care of himself he also has to protect his home from two clumsy burglars.

National Lampoons Christmas Vacation (1989)

Lampoons Vacation

Clark Griswald (Chevy Chase) just wants to have a fun, quiet, wholesome Christmas with his family. He does his best to handle family guests, rude neighbors, and a cheap boss while trying to stay in a good mood. This is probably my favorite holiday movie.

Die Hard (1988)

Die Hard

This might seem like an odd choice. Maybe you think it doesn’t belong on the list. However, this action packed movie takes place on Christmas Eve. Bruce Willis plays John McClane, a cop who is trying to see his estranged wife on Christmas Eve. Somehow he jumps to the rescue and tries to foil the plan of a group of terrorists.

Scrooged (1988)

Scrooged

This movie is a funny take on A Christmas Carol. Bill Murray plays a television executive who is a jerk who lacks empathy. His heartlessness lands him in trouble and he is visited by the three Christmas spirits, Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Future.

Friday After Next (2002)

Friday After Next

If you’ve ever wondered what Christmas would be like in California and in the hood, then you should watch this movie. The third addition of the Friday movie series features Mike Epps and Ice Cube trying to pay their rent after a burglar dressed as Santa Claus robs them and steals their rent money. This movie is full of laughable moments.

The Santa Clause (1994)

The Santa Claus

Tim Allen accidentally kills a man in a Santa suit and has to take the Santa’s place. He magically turns into Santa Claus, over several months, just in time for Christmas. It’s a fun time and a fun movie for the family to enjoy.

Elf (2003)

Elf

Will Ferrell in an elf costume. What more do you need? Buddy (Will Ferrell) wants to meet his real father (James Caan). He travels to New York City to find him. Along the way he is introduced to things he never thought were possible, like escalators.

Almost Christmas (2016)

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Danny Glover plays the patriarch who recently lost his wife and is trying to pull his four adult children together for one last Christmas in the home he and his wife raised them in. All children have different personalities that often clash. This is an entertaining movie centered around family and overcoming past hurts together.

Love The Coopers (2015)

love the coopers

I recently watched this movie and felt that it was a great option to add to the list. Steve Martin narrates the story of married couple (Diane Keaton and John Goodman) who are on the verge of separating and are trying to bring their family together for one last Christmas together before the family falls apart completely. Lessons of love, taking chances, and forgiveness are displayed throughout the movie.

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

This is a classic short film that packs a huge holiday punch. If you haven’t seen it what are you waiting for? This movie has animation that still holds up to this day. The Grinch, his cute dog, and the Who’s of Whoville bring so much life to this story.

Honorable Mentions

  • This Christmas (2007)
  • Office Christmas Party (2016)
  • The Best Man Holiday (2013)
  • A Christmas Story (1983)
  • Lethal Weapon (1987)
  • Christmas with the Kranks (2004)

Did your favorite Christmas movie make the list? Comment below!

November Photo Wrap-Up 2015

I’m back to wrap up the month with you guys. <—Did you see what I did there? Lol. The beautiful month of November is almost gone. I say “beautiful” because it really has been beautiful watching the leaves change colors (at least here in Oklahoma) and watching everyone transition into their fall attire. This post has a few pictures to recap how my month went. Enjoy!

One of my FAVORITE Fall outfits...so far

One of my FAVORITE Fall outfits…so far

It wouldn’t be fall without a cute pair of boots. I got a good deal with these boots. Target was having a Buy One Get One Half Off Sale and they were also giving a 40% discount if you use their Cartwheel app. So I got these and a cute pair of black combat boots.

All The Makeups!!

All The Makeups!!

I purchased the BH Cosmetics Nude Rose Palette. I love the pretty neutral shades. Some of them have a hint of shimmer, which is always nice. I have yet to use all the colors in this palette because I haven’t played in my makeup in awhile (busy time of year) but I am sure that I will make time for it soon.

Lit the Fire!

Lit the Fire!

You can’t really tell by this picture, lol, but we lit a fire in our fireplace. I say “we” but it was actually my husband lol. This is the first time I’ve lived somewhere with a fireplace. The temperature finally was cold enough to do it. The fireplace along with a few holiday decorations and things are really coming together for us for our first holiday season as a married couple.

Entertainment ready!

Entertainment ready!

Of course we had to make sure we had the right entertainment to bring in the holiday season. We stopped by Vintage Stock and picked up a few movies to add to our collection. We purchase Scrooged, Jingle All The Way and one of my favorites National Lampoons Christmas Vacation.

David and I made a YouTube video recently to help bring in the holiday spirit. You can find the link below!

 

What were some highlights from November for you? Share below in the comments section! I would love to hear from you!

Thanks for reading. I’ll see you in December!

 

October Photo Wrap-Up 2015

Fall is in full effect! Here are some of the pictures from this month. Wow how time flies!

Fair Time!

Fair Time!

O the weirdest things they can come up with to fry at the fair.

Great night!

Great night!

The Tulsa Fair is always a blast!

Softball!

Softball!

Friday night lights! Fridays are dedicated to softball baby!

Me and Mrs. Berry

I’ve always wanted to be a part of art!

Had fun stopping by The Max Retropub in downtown Tulsa.

Me and Halle

Me and Halle

Also enjoyed a fun night at The Warren Theatre in Broken Arrow, OK. The YouTube video can be found here

My best friend and I at the OKC Natural Hair Expo!

My best friend and I at the OKC Natural Hair Expo!

We enjoyed swinging by the Oklahoma City Natural Hair Expo. It was a really cool event put together by Resilient Soul.

That’s the month in Photographic review! I hope you end your month well and I’ll see you all in November if God is willing. Stay blessed.

Top 5 “Not So Scary”, Scary Movies!

With Halloween fast approaching I felt that I would create a short list of scary movies that are lacking on the “scary” part. Please be aware that all of the movies on this list are from the 80’s or early 90’s. This is due to the fact that when I initially watched these I was a kid and once I got older I realized they weren’t nearly as scary as I thought they were. So here we go!

  1. LEPRECHAUN – 1993
You don't want to see this guy on your box of Lucky Charms!

You don’t want to see this guy on your box of Lucky Charms!

The only thing good that came of this movie or series was the rise of Friends star Jennifer Aniston. Yep, Jennifer Aniston was in Leprechaun. I don’t want to overlook Warwick Davis, he’s a good actor. However, somewhere half way through the movie you realize you haven’t winced or jumped yet. But you have giggled a bit at the dialogue. Yes the makeup is a little creepy, but that’s about as scary as it gets. You walk away from the movie with the reminder not to take anything that doesn’t belong to you. But didn’t your mom always tell you that?

2. GREMLINS – 1984

Not so cute and cuddly

Not so cute and cuddly

Don’t you want a mogwai? Of course you do! As long as you don’t get it wet or feed it after midnight then you’re in the clear. This movie is more fun than scary. Of course if anything like the events in this movie happened in real life you would probably be freaked out.

3. VAMPIRE IN BROOKLYN – 1995

Sorry Eddy. I can't you serious

Sorry Eddy. I can’t take you serious

I love Eddie Murphy. I love Angela Bassett. I love John Witherspoon. I do not love Eddie Murphy as a vampire or Angela Bassett as his love interest. This movie had some hilarious parts but I thought vampires were supposed to be scary. They tried it y’all, smh. It’s still entertaining though.

4. Chucky franchise

They couldn't leave well enough alone

They couldn’t leave well enough alone

This is a six film series. They scared me with the first film, Child’s Play. After the first movie things went out the window for me. It stopped being scary and became a little weird and comical. Basically as soon as Chucky got married I was through with the entire series!

5. Beetlejuice – 1988

The ghost with the most!

The ghost with the most!

I had to mention this movie. This is one of my favorite Michael Keaton movies. This is also one of the first Tim Burton movies I ever watched. I still enjoy the weird cartoony world that Tim Burton brings to his creations. The staircase snake and the sand worms are probably the only scary aspects of this movie. However, it’s still fun to watch. Especially the dinner table scene. You have to watch it to know why.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

  • KILLER CLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE – 1988
Definitely an honorable mention

Definitely an honorable mention

When I watched this movie as a kid it was pretty scary. However, as an adult the concept alone is pretty goofy. This movie actually has a cult following and many people remember it. The main reason it is an honorable mention is because there are people of all ages who are scared of clowns (also known as Coulrophobia) so this movie does have a decent “scare factor”.

  • CRITTERS – 1986
Just...yuck

Just…yuck

Aliens, called Krites, arrive on the planet and begin terrorizing everyone. And by terrorizing I mean eating. Bounty hunters chase them. People run in fear. That’s…about…it.

  • PUPPET MASTER – 1989
Not your average puppet show.

Not your average puppet show.

Puppets (toys) are animated by a spell to kill a man. This movie is the first of nine. Yep…they kept making them.

So if you’re looking for some strange and creepy movies to watch for Halloween then I hope this list helps with that. You never know some of these could make for a fun night. You’re Welcome! Enjoy!