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Movie Review “Girls Trip”

We finally had the opportunity to experience “Girls Trip” and it was PHENOMENAL. 

Best friends Ryan, Sasha, Lisa and Dina are in for the adventure of a lifetime when they travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival. Along the way, they rekindle their sisterhood and rediscover their wild side by doing enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.

We walked into the film expecting to laugh through the entire movie and have an entertaining experience. However, upon completion of the film, you realize that there is a story amongst the humor and even deeper, a form of self realization within the story. 

Jada Pinkett Smith

We all know Girls Trip is based on 4 girlfriends taking a trip to the Essence Festival in the hopes of reconnecting and fixing their strained relationship. During this trip, you begin to learn each member of the group and you subconsciously start to place your friends into their roles. 

For those who haven’t seen it, we strongly suggest you do, however, we won’t give it all away, during the comedy there are some hurdles that each character experiences. These hurdles begin to cause you to realize which girl you relate the most to. Furthermore, you begin to ask yourself, “what would I do?”

From the Nights out on the town, to the intimate conversations in bed, this film has something for everyone. Male and Female.

Now! Let’s get into the film as a whole:

Story- 9/10

Fashion- 10/10

Eye candy- 10/10

Laughter- 10/10

Relateability- 10/10

Acting- 10/10

Overall Score-10/10

Girls Trip
For those who have seen it, 

Who was your FAVORITE Character???

What was your favorite scene???

Did you like the film as a whole???

If you are wondering which character you relate to the most, CLICK HERE to take the Character Test! (we did not create the test, nor do we own it.)

Essence Magazine 

Directed by: Malcolm D. Lee

Produced by: Will Packer & Malcolm D. Lee

Screenplay by: Kenya Barris & Tracy Oliver

Story by: Erica Rivinoja, Kenya Barris & Tracy Oliver

Starring: Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish, Larenz Tate, Mike Colter, Kate Walsh

Music by: David Newman

Cinematography: Greg Gardiner

Edited by: Paul Millspaugh

Issa Rae Slays Hannah Magazine

The Queen of HBO, Issa Rae took to Twitter yesterday with the visuals from her recent spread in Hannah Magazine

Choosing to channel some of her favorite people, Issa Rae gave you some insight into the diversity in which she includes in her world. 

Issa Rae has been one to redefine what it is to be normal. She has made the reality of Awkward Black Girls everywhere part of the normal for society and the rules of daily survival. More than an actress, Issa is an inspiration to a generation and a trend-setter to her peers. 

Enjoy these sneak peeks, and make sure to get your order of Hannah Magazine!

Hannah MagazineMissy ElliottAwkward Black GirlIssa RaeIssa Rae
In case you have missed it, get into Issa Rae’s latest project, “Milk & Honey”

Meet Us at The Premiere for Red Carpet, Hashtags & Heartbreak!

The time has come for the Premiere of  Red Carpet, Hashtags & Heartbreak…. Courtesy of Act1Scene2, the Team will be at the event to see what all of the hoopla is about…

According to the breakdown,

Red Carpet, Hashtags & Heartbreak ventures into the life of character, Dylan Smith. At the height of his career he is accused of a crime he assures the world he is innocent of.

The Premiere takes place on July 26th and July 27th, that gives you 2 days to choose from so no excuses. As a courtesy to the viewer base, Creator/Director, Davien Harlis has made this event free to the public. A courtesy donation is suggested…. No Shade now, don’t go running up in there acting like you can’t at least put $10 in the bin. You know a movie ticket cost about $567.00…. LoL!

FREE TICKETS HERE

As for the film, for those who haven’t heard of it, this is for you!

TSB Film Review: Beauty and The Beast

We all know the legendary story of Beauty and the Beast.

Belle (Emma Watson), a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast (Dan Stevens) in its castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the beast’s hideous exterior, allowing her to recognize the kind heart and soul of the true prince that hides on the inside.

Last night, we took a trip to see our childhood favorite film. Expecting to smile and have a few childhood memories it was an absolute surprise what we walked away with. 

Beauty and the Beast was a life changing experience. Upon paying attention to the Beast, you learn how treating others poorly could have a negative impact on your life. Through watching Belle, you learn to never judge a book by its cover and allow for a person to show you who they really are. 

As far as this remake is concerned, it was truly amazing. The costuming was sheer genius. The acting was perfectly executed and the musical delight were earpleasing. 

This film gets a 10/10 for Relateability and Costuming. Emma Watson was an awesome pick for Belle. Her talent and Beauty really allow her to shine in this role. As always, Chip (the teacup) stole the whole show. LoL! His cuteness will always be epic. 

If you haven’t make sure you take time to enjoy a tale as old as time and go see Beauty and the Beast in your local theatre.