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  1. DearEvette

    S04.E08: The Lockdown

    I've spent the last couple of weeks on and off bingeing this show. And I just got to this episode. It more than any one to date had me laughing from start to finish. Sober Grace was a riot. Also Coyote and Frankie knowing the names of all the orangutans(and being concerned about which one escaped) just felt .... right. And as much as I like the older set, I really love how this show does the relationship dynamics between Bud, Coyote, Mallory and Brianna.
  2. DearEvette

    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    The funniest thing about the Bieber/Cruise thing how every single person either a) thinks Bieber is an idiot or b) thinks Cruise would mop the floor with him in a nanosecond or c) both. My favorite tweet tho:
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    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    Humor. Bieber was serious. Everyone else is doing it tongue in cheek to point out how stupid Bieber sounds. Say it louder for the cheap seats in the back! This woman is a piece of work. She has written an op ed still trying to claim they were not innocent and is crying about how her life is being destroyed. Yeah, when you spend years of your life in Rikers Island for stuff you didn't do, then we can talk. Until then enjoy those chickens coming home to roost.
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    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    This is one of the reasons I love this whole phenomona so much. I mean, dude describes himself basic country-trap He just is one of a million sound-cloud DIY guys who found a sample (of a Nine Inch Nails song, ironically enough) and put his own version of country trap on it and downloaded it. It made it to platforms where it got streamed and tracked. From there it made it onto the hot country charts on billboard. Billboard was happy to leave it alone working its way up the chart, until it was going to become the #1 song on the country charts. That is when they removed it, before it could hit the top spot. So this was some form of the Streisand effect. In trying to neutralize it, they brought even more attention to it. And then he managed to get Billy Ray Cyrus to sing on it. I mean to go from a sound-cloud rapper to a guy who could put out a a pretty good quality video that includes Chris Rock amongst others and then cop a major endorsement deal with Wrangler is pretty cool. Hey, nobody can't say he didn't pull himself up by his own bootstraps!
  5. DearEvette

    The Last O.G.

    Man... I thought for a hot minute that maybe the baby was Bobby's and maybe Shay might be wrong about Lisa. But no dice. Lisa is even more trifling than ever. Poor Bobby. His walk off, trash toss after Josh spilled the beans was sad-funny. Big props to the wardrobe dept. for Shay's clothes. I LOVED that red jumpsuit she was wearing. I think I girl sobbed out loud at the ruination of if during the food fight. Shay's marketing ideas were great, but so wrong or Trey's vision and mission. And I loved all the dubious glances the guys were exchanging with each other even as they jumped to do her bidding. Heck, even Green Eyes seemed afraid of Shay. When Shay showed Josh her designs I was like... uh, the 80s called and want their TLC designs back. So when Josh said the line about the Bell, Biv, Devoe reunion, I about died. LOL. Trey's observation about him, his ex, her white husband and their co-parenting their kids encapsulates my favorite thing about the show. I super enjoy the dynamic of Trey, Shay and Josh. But I also like his ex-criminal roommates too. Their appearances are just right.
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    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    I remember some country magazine journalist saying that Beyonce's Daddy Lessons wasn't a country song because it wasn't written in Nashville. Also during her performance at the CMA Alan Jackson gave her the ten yard death stare during the entire performance. Travis Tritt made some comment about 'not needing pop or rap star' in their genre as validation. And yet Nine Inch Nails' Hurt was a much lauded country song when Johnny Cash sang even though there was no discernible difference in melody or tune from the original. And IRC, Trent Reznor didn't write the song in Nashville, but in the house where the Manson Family killed Sharon Tate. It always seems like country music is much more insular and less welcoming to non white performers than other musical genres. It seems like is more about who rather than what despite the protestations to contrary. And many music journalists have written about it. Meanwhile Bubba Sparxx can marry country and rap and be considered both a country and rap artist, and yet somehow Lil Nas' song doesn't 'embrace enough country elements' to be even considered a one off country rap song.
  7. OMG! This is so me! I hate that entire sequence in the movie. The dragon egg contest in Goblet of Fire is the same. None of the cool tension in the book. Just Harry flying all over Hogwarts. But that final fight between Harry and Voldy in the last movie was a travesty. Honestly, from the moment Neville beheads Nagini to the moment Harry offs Voldy is just great climactic scene crafting in the book and ALL of that is lost in the movie.
  8. Francis Ford Coppola is responsible for one of my favorite and one of my least favorite book-to-movie adaptations. One of my favorite adaptations is The Godfather. Not only was it faithful to the book, but it got the feel and spirit of the book just right. In most cases if I really loved a book, and even if the adaptation is good, I am still going to give the book the 'win'. But this is an exception to the rule. I loved the book, but the movie, imo, is stronger. Mainly because of Coppola's direction and the performance Al Pacino gives during the evolution of Michael Corleone. The final scenes in the movie still hit me in a way they do not in the book. Which is rare because typically I think a movie isn't able to capture some of the visceral emotion I feel when reading a good book. But this one did. I will say the book gave some context and background of the Corleone family that movie didn't so I understood the characters a bit better in the book. One of my very least favorite adaptations is Dracula. I remember having to reluctantly read it in a freshman lit class in college. My only exposure up to that point had been Bela Lugosi. I had no expectations when I actually read the book. But when I did I loved it. It was actually quite an exciting read and has become one of my favorite books. And I was so excited when it was being turned into a movie by FFC. But, holy shit I hated that movie! It looked good and great costumes and set design, but it had none of the spirit of the book. The book is a horror/suspense story with Mina as the heroine (with Van Helsing as her helper) who slowly runs The Count to ground, cutting off his support systems and his avenues of escape one by one until they basically corner him and finally get him. The movie was a bloated mess with none of the horror or suspense of the book. My biggest takeaway is Gary Oldman's laughable wig.
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    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    His "movie" for Old Town Road is fun and funny.
  10. I am still experiencing this. If I do go to the last page and scroll backwards I will see the gold line on the post which marks the first unread. I see the gold outline if I click on notifications of a specific, post (yours for instance) or in the default 'all activity' stream which takes me to that specific post
  11. Yeah, that is one of the reasons why I also think Eureka delivered one of the most satisfying series finales as well. The series finale really delivered on the tease and promise of that season 1 finale. They ended up exactly where that S1 finale said they would. I always appreciated that.
  12. I always liked how the romance between Allison and Carter on Eureka played out. He was all gut instinct and went with his heart while she was all cool intellect and thought with her head. So it made sense how the viewer always knew from jump that he liked her but she was more cagey. But they gave broad hints in S1 that it wasn't one sided. And even thought they brought in other love interests for each one over the course of the series, when they finally put them together in S4 it was worth the wait.
  13. DearEvette

    What makes you dump a book?

    So basically her daughter is the reason one series started stinking and her son is now the reason a second series started stinking? Jeez. Also unfortunately you'll never get away from the romance element in these books. Her background is romance as she began her career writing in the category lines. And these books are always categorized under romance in almost any search I do. Which is too bad because they aren't really romance despite the juvenile romantic antics and the sex. However she wants to keep her romance readership which is notoriously loyal when it comes to "author auto buys" which probably goes a long way toward why this series is still limping along. Romance as a genre has a lot of expectations by readers when it comes to authors and what they write so that even an author who has a huge readership when they write, say, historical romances might not get a warm reception by those same readers when they write a contemporary. It is one of the reasons many romance authors when they try to branch out into a different genre will write under a pseudonym in order to not disappoint readers who associate their names in a specific way with the genre and also, to grow a new and different readership without any baggage. I just learned that audiobook narrators do the same thing They'll narrate under different names sometimes depending on the genre. I am still pissed that her name is the prominent name associated with the Fox and O'Hare series since it is now glaringly obvious that what made that series so good wasn't her at all, but Lee Goldberg. Yeah, I am bitter.
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    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    Yeah but isn't the new baby the one that should be wearing the blinged up diaper and onesie?
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    The Last O.G.

    Oh I really liked the Mother's Day episode. I love the mother's day cards crafting conversation with the ex-cons. So funny. Just the visual was funny. I liked the preacher trying to mediate between Trey ans his mom. He was laughably bad. "Oh another daddy? didn't see that one coming." I liked how the whole thing with Josh panned out. The intercut scenes of what Trey told him to say vs. what he actually said. LOL. But I really liked how they didn't make it some big marriage issue but t was really was about how well Josh knew his wife and what was best for the kids. I am one of those who thinks this season is better than last. I like how the show is evolving. I agree with a lot of this. I don;t necessarily think Shay is being marginalize as much as I think they are broadening Tray's world a bit and we are seeing more of the inner workings of her relationship with Josh. But I do think Haddish is so good in this that I would love to see her more. I will say I am really enjoying her new friendship with Faith. I am glad they are giving her a friend. She needed someone outside of Josh and Tray and I think Faith and the few times we saw her in her workplace helped to round her out a bit. On a technical note: Ever since Queen Sugar, I have been paying a lot of attention to how black & darker skinned folks are lit on tv and they do a great job of it in this show.
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