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REEL KIN

In Communication, education, encouragement, fitness, Griot, Movies, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Theater, Video on December 8, 2021 at 5:15 am

ROCKY and BRUISED are kin.

Halle Berry is the Director and Protagonist of BRUISED. She does a knock-out job portraying Jackie “Pretty Bull” Justice; a former bad arsed UFC fighter who was undefeated until she was defeated and that’s where the film begins.

Against unbelievable odds Berry Directs and fights like a man. I am a fan of Stallone’s ROCKY film series, and especially the first and original ROCKY. Stallone wrote, directed and starred in ROCKY.

I am fan of “the fight for life,” and what it might entail:

The struggle.
The pain.
The realization.
The low.
The fight.
The rise.

ROCKY’s intentional emotions bled through the screen and resonated with the audience on personal levels best explained by the theorems of Behavioral Science. BRUISED yields the same gut punch.

Good looks (genetics) are on display in both films…

Good looks can be a blessing and a curse.
For after an “L” or two, one’s appearance could start to slur:

Spot the resemblance…

Beauty is born out of chaos. It’s science; it’s human, it’s Rocky and Jackie Justice’s story. BRUISED is a recipe of great story written by Michelle Rosenfarb and great storytelling –because Berry directs the snot of it. Or at least out of me. I cried like a baby at almost every emotional cue. I’m easy that way… I don’t mind being in touch with my emotions.

Life is short, I want to feel it and Berry let me have it. That’s when I looked at the young lady next to me and said, “Is Bruised Rocky’s little sister?” She replied, “I thought I recognized that heart.” While not DNA exacto BRUISED is kin to ROCKY. If you haven’t already seen this knockout film, peep it on Netflix – it’s a game changer towards the price of reimagining women lead roles. I love it. It’s rough, non-binary and insightful. I had to share it with you because Big takes care of little.”

This film is outstanding! Put it on your list and persue it.
Jackie is hetero,- though there’s a scene where she’s fluid.

And life ain’t always pretty, still we go forward; we do it.
If pains contain fractures, strains,  and maternity refrains? How do you do it?

Rocky was strong in the face of adversity;
blessed to have Adrian and Micky’s solidarity. 

Jackie has a mom, who is damaged and less whole,
though by the end of the film I sensed a better maternal soul. 

Women are starring in roles that expose their lows
in order to help heal, lift up, and render them whole. 

This is how film becomes education:
find the part that speaks to you and ride the positive relation.

Buddakhan is the name of Berry’s cast mate co-star  
who trains warriors how to level up and kick start.

Buddakhan and Justice shared a very intimate scene.
It was classy, it was light; deux femmes on fine sheets.

The film is all action, emotion & heart. I flinched, I cried and laughed alike,
I’m Qui
Being reel with thee to fight for what can be — per Halle Berry and a BRUISED life.

The kin herein is our relative will to survive.

Care you to LEVEL UP, push through and purposefully thrive?

PROUD MARY

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Self Improvement, Theater, Video on January 13, 2018 at 12:15 am

I’m just in from Hawkins Theaters premier debut of PROUD MARY and Taraji P. Henson did her thang!

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No spoilers here. Should you see it? Yes honey!
There was a whole lot of action/script drama and a lil’ funny.

It wasn’t a comedy but life can be a gas.
I’ve been in a hairy situation or two and had to laugh.

taraji_p_henson_proudmary_silhouette.jpgProud Mary is an assassin and her ex-beau is fine.
He’s the dude from HTGAWM – from Analise’s line.

In Proud Mary his name was Tom and he was able
To hold down the leading male role; quite stable.

I enjoyed his presence.
Proud Mary bore a lot of Christy Love’s essence.

You probably don’t know or remember Christy Love?
But she is exactly what Cinematography needs more of.

She was the television version of the principle character in FOXY BROWN. Like Christy and Foxy, Mary shows up and throws down.

She can hold her weight in chrome pounds.
She rarely misses if she fires a sound…

Heavy stunt action work owned the view –
like any boom-bang film starring Tom Cruise.

Again — I LOVED IT.

Taraji is showing up for that action hero title!
I support the view. We could use a new femme action icon.

Right on to the reel – and reel to the right on!!
A woman’s touch is what’s needed when things go wrong.

billy-brown3.jpgI’m proud of Ms. T. P. Henson and her co-star Billy Brown!
They filled the theater, thickly in my fair melanin town.

They get a BIG POUND! 👊🏾

The bay was packed with large groups of 10 or more.
For me, this film was a more personal score.

I sat in the back
In a tilted black hat.

I observed the laughter – I observed the gasps.
I observed a good time that by all – was being had.

and so I was quick to come home and tell you all about it.
I’m Qui
That PROUD of MARY, she. So much so, I had to content shout-it!

Open for plans this weekend? Friends or solo, choose to be merry!
Get dolled up — or maybe not. Regardless, go out and enjoy PROUD MARY.

Let’s go out to the movies…

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Networking, Theater on October 10, 2014 at 7:56 am

2 Cats at the moviesIt’s the weekend my friends – so let’s get it in!
Denzel gives THE EQUALIZER a reel ‘come again,’

At EQ’s first box office weekend it ranked 1st, the second week it was 2nd.
I’ve been trying to see it since day one – for a free moment, I’m beckonin’.

This weekends box office opening will include Boris Kudjoe in ADDICTED .
Which film do I see first? Good gracious, I am conflicted.

I think I will see them both. Two fine guys in one weekend? What a thriller.
I pray to see them both at one place, for Addicted opens in limited theaters.

Let’s go out to the movies. That’s where we’ll see all of the stars!
Another incentive to go the movies is the high caloric concession bar.

My kid and I went to the dollar movies, just the other day
Admission was just $3 bucks, but for the snacks, you will pay.

The kid was impressed with ticket prices. She thought the theater was dandy,
but she forfeited buying any popcorn, drinks, pretzels or even candy.

The cheapest snack on deck, was tallied at $4 dollars.
My 17-year old who’s newly employed, broke into a ‘laugh-hollar.’

Saying, “OMG! Are you kidding me? Those prices really hurt.
Had I known ahead of time, I’d have put candy in my purse.”

Oh isn’t she adorable? The concession prices were none the more loopy
than going to a regular priced theater and paying out the booty for a movie.
Ooo Wee. 🙂

I explained to her how it goes, the theater is just a hosting widget.
They have to hike the concession price – they get “little” off the ticket.

And once we were clear, we had a fantastic time together at the movies,
I’m Qui
Looking forward to Denzel and Kudjoe while dining on water and tutti frutti‘s.