Let me first tell you that I am a huge Tupac fan. I am a fan that owns all his albums. I am a fan who researched and downloaded all his original recordings (which would later be put into his posthumous releases). I also have two posters of him in my childhood room. I have seen all his movies. I am a huge fan.
With that said, I came into “All Eyez on Me” with the knowledge of the critics’ less than enthusiastic reviews of the film. Jada Pinkett-Smith and 50 Cent have expressed their dislike of the movie as well. I was hopeful that maybe my perception wouldn’t be swayed. But it was. And when I watched the film, I was disappointed.
Overall the movie was decent for the casual fan who may not know his story. But still, the struggle to fit in 25 years of his life into a film is hard. Rather than focus on a part of his life, we got a directionless film that went all over the place. We struggled to identify with the character and that unfortunately led to the anti-climactic end which really didn’t give much to the enigmatic rap star.
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First of all, Prince music is back as they are set to do a Grammy tribute to him tonight.
Second of all, I finally am letting go of my beef with Ms. Korte. I am mailing this and it is closure.
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Last night I attended A Walk to Remember the Musical. I loved the movie so much and finding out that Janel Parrish was in it was even sweeter! I like her a lot. I think she is super pretty and talented. Plus she promised me that she there would be a chance to meet her after the show. That is awesome!
The Prospect Theatre is a very unassuming theatre in Hollywood. There was no sign for the place. I knew where the general vicinity of it was, but I had to ask the bouncer where I was and he directed me up towards the stairs.
There was a two food/drink item limit or a $15 charge would be placed on each attendee. Oooh, I ordered two of the smallest things because I was planning to eat at Shake Shack later. Still, the whole setting was very intimate. The stage was set up with music stands. I didn’t know what to expect for this show. I figured it couldn’t be a full production show, but was curious how they would perform.
I TOOK A TON OF PICTURES. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THEM
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I miss Prince. But a chance to see Princess (a Prince cover band with Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum) was special. The whole night felt like a Prince karaoke dance party.
I got to the Teragram Ballroom and the evening started with Computer Blue — the first lines of it. It was amazing to see so many Prince fans just being so happy. The stage was filled with members of the band as if they were to dressed as part of Prince’s crew.
Even though this was a special kind of music, it felt like Prince was still with us. It is indescribable to tell you how much I loved just hearing the songs, then singing along with them. The group even had their comments on how much they didn’t like Donald Trump. Regardless, the evening was full of dancing, full of mimicking everything accurately to Prince. Then at the end, they tossed the fake flowers to the crowd (I got one) and we waved and sang the final part of Purple Rain together.
What an amazing show! It was so special. It was perfect!!
When I found out about a movie concert for Back to the Future, I was all in. I had been to a movie concert before and that was for E.T.
But this was different. This was in an intimate setting at Royce Hall at UCLA. I had never been to UCLA before. Anyway, this was by the American Youth Symphony. They would have a Q&A with Alan Silvestri, the man who composed the score for the movie and who would have to remix the score for this showing.
I got to UCLA and having never been there before, was fortunate to that they had signs to tell me where to go. After the show, I walked around for about 15 minutes lost because I could not remember where I parked. Royce Hall was gorgeous and they even had someone’s custom DeLorean out on display outside the building. This was designed to match the DeLorean right when Marty went back to 1985. After all, this was the 61st anniversary of that day.
It had the conductor hook. It had Marty’s skateboard. The flux capacitor. Everything!
CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS I TOOK OF THE EVENT
Inside the hall there was a buzz. I didn’t realize that the crowd would be that fun. But I would learn that during the show.
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