Mariah would have to be the Queen of Christmas music! I purchased the “All I Want For Christmas” cd back in 1994 and I knew it was an instant classic. This musical special is delightful with great singing with a few special guest stars.
Inspired by accounts about the first known black female entrepreneur, Madam C. J. Walker (Sarah Breedlove), who became a self made millionaire in America. She built her empire by selling hair care products to black women. This is a 4-part series on Netflix that’s informative and entertaining. I enjoyed learning more of her story which led me to further research accuracies from this series. It’s unknown what the sexual preference of Madam Walker’s daughter was yet this series makes a back storyline about her. Most importantly, I had only heard that Madam Walker invented the hot comb yet facts show otherwise. The hot comb seems to have been developed in France yet Madam Walker widened the teeth and then patented it. The series also depicts Alice Malone as a rival of Madam Walker. Actually, Walker was an apprentice to Malone; Walker used Malone’s recipe for the hair grower and started her own line with a mild change of the recipe. I knew very little about Alice Malone who also became a black female multi-millionaire in her own rights of hair products for black women. It was educational to learn about the successes of Madam Walker and Alice Malone. Worth checking out during this time when big screen movies are on hold due to the pandemic. Make sure you fact check.
2.5 stars out of 5
TV-MA | 3h 11min | Drama | TV Mini-Series (2020)
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This is definitely a girls night out movie with raunchy scenes, laughs and girl power. Ultimately the journey of co-owning a business with your bff will have highs and lows yet can a friendship withstand the test?
3 stars out of 5
R | 1h 23min | Comedy | 10 January 2020 (USA)
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So, I have never played this popular app game so I’m unfamiliar with the characters. I saw the first film and like this one I think I need to know the game to enjoy the movie. I will say that the demographic is definitely for younger children in this sequel with a frozen adventure. Didn’t hold my attention. There is a very cute short shown just before the movie that I hope gets an Oscar nomination. It’s about a little girl with very tight curly coils natural hair Triumph.
2 stars out of 5
PG | 1h 36min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The premise of the movie reminded me of one from last year. The era is the 70’s and three mobsters go to jail and their wives are left to fend for themselves unless they toughen up and take over their territories. Engaging enough yet there’s a twist towards the end that was unexpected and kinda changed the premise of the storyline. It was good to see Tiffiany Haddish in a serious role. Definitely set up for a sequel.
3 stars out of 5
R | 1h 42min | Action, Crime, Drama
The Lego gang is back and back with more laughs for the entire family to enjoy with a PG rating. Just as enjoyable as the first with no storyline that is intended to be engaging with added Lego characters. Stay through the credits. The #Dolby experience is great.
3.5 stars out of 5
PG | 1h 46min | Animation, Action, Adventure | 8 February 2019 (USA)
Well, I guess I had forgotten about the R rating since this is a Tyler Perry flick. Overall, quite raunchy and risqué yet I ended up really enjoying it. The first half hour seems to show the scenes that are in the trailers so I wasn’t impressed. It gets funnier and sexier and I liked it. A total chick-flick, girls night out, rom-com. I laughed out loud several times. Wait a couple of minutes for the outtake scenes. SPOILER: Chris Rock has a cameo scene.
4.5 stars out of 5
R | 1h 50min | Comedy , Drama | 2 November 2018 (USA)