I consistently ask that question when I see movies that just leaving me asking why? And not in a good way.
So, I've seen all of Tyler Perry's movies, minus one. And typically they're a hit or miss. But because of my own experience, you would have thought that I would have learned by now, not to have such high expectations when watching his movies.
In my opinion, "Why Did I Get Married?" is his best film to date.
It had the whole package. Comedy, slight action, and ton's of drama that not only carried such a heavy topic of marriage and fidelity, but carried it in such a humorous manner.
It left me wanting more.
So, with that said, "The Family that Prey's" left me asking, "What the F*ck" was I thinking?
And it wasn't the plot that had me going WTF, it was how it was delivered on screen. The concept was pure genius,yet there were instances I wanted to ask Tyler to just remove some of this $hit that was so unnecessary.
For those who have yet to see the movie... save your money for something worth spending it on.
It's a week and some change before I say hello to Miami...
Now, I must admit, this is my first time touching down in MIA and staying for more than an hour layover.
I'm hyped as hell and can't wait to get my vacation started.
I have a few things that I must get before I leave.
Such as...Club wear.
From what I've been told people enjoy partying in the skimpiest outfit they can find, or not find for that matter.
I however would like to put some eclectic ensembles together.
This is the one and only time I suggest coming up with a "signature".
A "signature" consists of one unforgettable theme that you're infamous for.
Betsey Johnson's skin cancer carrying braids. That's her thing,I sure as hell don't find that $hit cute, but hey, it works for her.
Karl Lagerfeld and his dark shades and driver gloves. That dude stay looking like he's going to Coco Chanel's funeral or something. But once again, it works for him.
And let's not forget Andre Leon, always rocking his turban chic head gear. I mean, that nicca has a turban piece made just for showering. It's crazy. But, once again, it works for him and that his signature, beside the bedroom slippers he thinks are kosher to wear outside.
Any who, signatures are the key to being remembered.
Point in case, my first year at Hofstra, before everyone decide to loc their damn hair and claim to be natural...
**insert side eye**
I was known as the girl with the golden locs. Hey, granted my name was of no importance, which I honestly prefer. But I was still a recognizable force.
In the past 12 hours I've been on several Blogs checking up on the new information being provided about RhiRhi, and her Hit 'em and Leave 'em (ex)boyfriend Chris Brown.
Like the rest of you I'm nosy as hell and want to find out the play by play of what went down.
That's not to say that what I'm doing is kosher because in times like these I know that we should give people privacy, yet you can't help and not want to know what's going on.
But with the good comes the bad...
The amount of garbage that people are posting out there warranting this behavior from Chris Brown, and how RhiRhi deserved it because she may have passed along an STD, is just outrageous.
Let me spell it out for you....REGARDLESS OF WHAT SITUATION TAKES PLACE BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN OR A MAN AND A MAN, OR EVEN A WOMAN AND A WOMAN, DOES NOT JUSTIFY CAUSING PHYSICAL OR EMOTION HARM TO THE PARTIES INVOLVED.
For the sake of my own blog, I'm not going to stoop so low as to repost the nonsense that has been said, but what I will post is when people believe that domestic violence is funny and believe people may have deserved it, is when I draw the line and say shame on you.
The pure ignorance and disgust of fellow females who say that it must have been her fault and that she was asking for it is just utterly foolish and just plain stupid. That $hit may be alright in your household to hit a woman, but where I'm from, that $hit doesn't happen, and if it does, best believe someone is not going to see the next day.
Regardless of who started it and what was said, there is ABSOLUTELY no reason to resort to throwing blows at each other, and that goes for both Rhi and Chris.
Let's just say the soundtrack saved the movie, but ultimately the soundtrack is the most important character in the film.
The musical quality of great throwbacks draws you in and keeps you centered around the ethics of each character.
It gives you what you need on a hot summer day in NYC. Biggie, Total, Puffy. It's the makings of the BAD BOY Dynasty @ it's best.
With"The Wackness" chump changing us, "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist", foots the bill.
Both films use music as a unique character whom gets better in each new scene.
'Nick and Norah', include a sensibility and likable way of capturing the audience, without all the bells and whistles. In short, it doesn't try hard to impress you.
It is what it is. And through these comical truth tellings, you love the characters that much more than you did when you first laid eyes on them.
Speaking of sight, I wish I never witnessed the nonsensical " A Good Day to be Black and Sexy". That movie was all kinds of messy, with no real substance behind it.
It tells tales of Black men and women and the trite $hit that happens in and out the bedroom, pillow talk included. I mean, I like my movies gritty and raw, but this $hit was just sloppy and unnecessary.
You know you got it bad when you start lying to yourself and claim that you're doing research by watching movies....Lol!!!!!
Naw, but for real, I was doing research. I'm attempting to make sense of why I pick the movies I pick. Of course, one would say that it's just what you're interested in.
I think differently.
I believe it to be something deeper than that. I probably came up with that notion, due to BGSP.
I mean, WTF are my motives when I watch these movies. I've seen some crazy $hit on screen. But these films are usually the ones that I end up loving.
The self-deprecating characters who's lives have been torn to shambles. And can't seem to cut a break, no matter what they do.
Simply, I hate happy endings. There's something slightly unrealistic about it.
But to my point, if I only enjoy the misery, what does that say about me as an individual? Some might say it's pretty sadistic. Perhaps, there's even more depth underneath.
Have you ever found yourself going through the collection of movies you have and just asking, why do I like it? What the hell appeals to me about these themes? It's not as simple as you think, huh?
There two movies that stick out like sore thumbs. One of which I've previously mentioned in my post See Spot Run. 'Hardy Candy' tells a cautionary tale remixed where the would be "victim" is none other than the antagonist of the film. The same could be said for 'Descent'.
'Descent' starring Rosario Dawson, is just one of those movies that A) asks the viewer to watch very closely. And B) asks the question, what would you have done?
I wouldn't want to give the movie away. It's a film that has to be just swallowed whole, from beginning to end, and no retelling or plot summary would do it justice. Just see it for yourself.
But be warned, it will make you think in the most uncomfortable way possible.