Phoenix Forgotten.

Hey guys. It’s been a long while. My life has been a rollercoaster, with more lows than I’d like. In all honesty, I just want to get to a state of peace. I want to have peace of mind. I … Continue reading

Why Him?

Omg. This was the funniest movie I’ve seen in a long time. Honestly. Truly. The ratings don’t do it any justice. It got a 41% and a 63% percent. Nah. I’d give it over 75%. No joke, me and my bro … Continue reading

Moana.

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Moana! I kept butchering the name. Literally calling it “Mona” lmao. I really honestly still can’t get it right. My homegirl who’s Hawaiian was like wtf Shirley. I love it haha. Seeing this movie with her was everything. I encourage all Hawaiians to go haha as well as all Disney lovers. Nothing hits the spot like Disney does. They are the shit.

I have successfully watched 4 movies in 4 days, every day I was home. Go me. Lmao. Luckily, the total would have been the price of 2 movies in LA. So def justifying it that way. The hype for this film was real, and it’s a cartoon! Like what haha. We were scoping out tickets for Century Cinema 16, which is the super luxurious theater in Mountain View with reclining theaters. Like literally, so comfortable, I had to shut my eyes for a sec…. and those 3D shades…

We had to get seats for the 12:35pm 3D showing the day prior, almost certain it would have been sold out if we waited. That’s nuts. All the times after that were pretty much all gone. Matinee ftw tho. My bro’s roomie was raving about how amazing 3D was, so I’m glad it happened. Shout out to the homies we rolled with! They are the shit ❤ I love my bay friends. So chill and down for the cause, always.

Plot: In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain’s daughter’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the demigod to set things right.

You know plots don’t matter for Disney movies though haha. They’re just a grand ole time. This movie reminded me a lot of Frozen, especially with the musical vibes. The song in the movie could definitely me the next “Let It Go.” That or Pocahontas haha. The girl in it is beautiful.

To start off, the short film in the beginning of all these movies are always to die for. So adorable. I love them. They are completely irrelevant to the main movie, which I’m sure confuses a lot of people, as it did me my first time. Man, these seats were way too comfy haha and I was in a hoodie and sweats so I was legit about to snooze. Homeboy next to me did for sure. And homeboy next to him was seeing this for the second time. I love it.

One of the highlights of the movie was my girl’s girl’s son coming to sit in between us. He’s 3. Literally, adorable. It made me want a kid haha I never ever want kids. He was eating popcorn and one piece fit inside his whole palm. Gush. I kept wondering if they knew what was happening in the movie. I don’t think they do haha. The visuals were actually scary at times. Like if I was a kid, I’d be like whoa.

Got out of the movie and it was raining. I hate rain. But I love it at the same time. Maybe I just hate driving in it haha. It’s scary in the minivan.

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TRACK OF THE DAY: Dom Kennedy & Hit-Boy ayyyyy. Hate the video, love the track. Dom for life.

 

Bad Santa 2.

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Yooooooo. This movie was fucking ridiculous lmao. Like, what. The prime example of no fucking filter. Bad Santa 2 at Century 20 Oakridge at 5:25pm. MATINEE FTW. Tickets were only 10 bucks. I needed this though haha. Wanted something funny and mindless today and this was perf.

Finally got to hang out with my best frannnnn. At his crib rn watching the Warriors kill the Lakers. You know. I literally force him to watch movies when I come home lmao. He loves me. Last time we saw Sausage Party, and this was very similar lmao.

IMDB plot: Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus, to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve.

I’m pretty sure I saw the first one, but don’t remember shit. You don’t need to see it though. This shit was wild haha. So explicit. It was only an hour and a half. But it really got us in the mood for Christmas. I CAN’T WAIT FOR CHRISTMAS. Such good vibes always haha. An excuse to literally cuddle and kick back.

I have to vent right quick. I honestly have no fucking time for anyone who hits me with bullshit. Especially people I actually talk to and consider a homie. Like literally nothing pisses me off more, than bullshit. Advice to everyone. Cut the bullshit. If someone doesn’t deserve your time, let them go. Literally feels so much better.

K BYE. MUAH. GO DUBS.

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TRACK OF THE DAY: THIS NEW YG MIXTAPE SLAPS. This single was released.

Moonlight.

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Yo. This is gonna be short cause I’m beat haha. From fucking nothing. I swear, today might have been the most unproductive day of 2016. And it’s okay cause it’s Thanksgiving, but I don’t like it. No days off is my motto. I really feel like I wasted it tho. First day I could sleep in and took way too many sleeping pills. Useless.

Okay so last night me and my bro bro saw Arrival. Moonlight was literally 10x better haha. I’m pretty sure my bro agreed too. Idk. Shout out to my girl who highly recommended I go. Now I’ma do the same and say you all should go see it. I’m pretty sure it’s an indie film so it’s only at select theaters. But it was honestly breath taking. Beautifully made and such a great story.

Per IMDB: A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

People are calling it movie of the year. And I can see why. It details 3 chapters of a young man’s life, and his struggle with his sexuality. It was explicit, but in the best way for the story. It was honestly really touching. I enjoyed it a lot.

We hit the 4:05pm showing at Santana Row. This theater is amazing. First of all, there’s kettle corn, and it’s so dank. You can mix it with the butter. Second, free parking. Third, the movie ticket was like 11 bucks. I fucking love the bay. Begged my bro to go to Valley Fair down the street after since it was open from 6pm-12am and he said hell no. Smdh lmao.

The movie is a little less than two hours but we weren’t bored for one second. Those are the movies I love lmao. I cannot when it’s slow. Please go see this before it leaves theaters! Would love to discuss it with anyone <3.

Happy Thanksgiving. Muah.

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TRACK OF THE DAY: My current turn up track even though I’m literally turnt the fuck down.

The Magnificent 7.

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Holy hell. This movie was a trip haha. The Magnificent 7 at AMC Century City 15 at 9:30pm. I literally landed at LAX tn and was like “I’m bored” lmao. Texted my people. Shout out to my homegirl and homeboy for coming through. We all really enjoyed it. And that’s my homegirl’s beautiful nails in the pic above haha. Free poster ftw.

This movie stars Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, and Chris Patt. You guys, Denzel is GOAT. Like literally, he’s so bomb haha. One of the best actors alive for sure. I was trying to tell my friend and he goes really? Yes. He is the definition of lit.

So I guess this movie is a remake of the original. To put it simply (via IMDB): Seven gun men in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves.

Literally, this had Django written all over it. We kept getting confused cause I thought it was a sequel or some shit. It’s basically 2 hours and 12 minutes of dopeness. The action gets real good at the end. I was kinda worried cause my homeboy def goes “I wanna get a gun.” Please don’t lmao. This movie def made me wanna hit the gun range though.

Idk if I told you guys, but my Moviepass got cancelled. I’m so sad. What else… there has been a fucking lot going on in my life. I just got back from being in a wedding which was so unbelievably surreal. I literally cried throughout the entire ceremony. My girl is literally so beautiful inside and out and she found her match. I can’t.

I guess I came back to a heat wave in LA. Everyone has been complaining. I have no AC guys. Don’t even haha.

This shit brazy.

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TRACK OF THE DAY: This song is good for the soul.

Don’t Breathe.

I’m actually on the verge of tears rn haha. My laptop is broken. My mouse pad is all types of fucked up and it won’t read my hand touch. I legit just tried to get it to work for like 30 min. Just sitting there hoping it would miraculously heal itself. Unfortunately, not sure technology works that way :(. Man I’m so sad rn haha. Can’t afford a new comp man. That’s like straight up rent money right there.

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ANWYAYS. Let’s talk about this FUCKING crazy movie. Don’t Breathe. If you’re wondering how I’m writing this, I’m on the comp back home. YAS I’m in the bay. And yes I hate PC’s haha. I legit feel off rn. Another reason I don’t want a new Mac is cause there are no more CD drives on the new models. I need to make my mixes for the whip man. First world problems.

First off, I can’t talk about my night, because it was way too personal. It was probably one of the biggest reality checks I’ve had in a minute though. The truth can really hurt.  I shared with one of my hgs, and it didn’t feel too great. Like it’s something I’m very not proud of. Sigh.

Anyways, I was legit on a high after this movie haha. Shout out to my bay homeboy for rocking with me tonight. He brought his little sis who I fell in love with. I love family outings haha. It made me really miss my bro, who’s turning up in Chicago rn. His life man. Works hard, plays hard. That’s the motto.

I barely got back in town but I had to make the 10:25pm showing at Century Cinemas 16 on Shoreline in Mountain View. These theaters have been around forever but they recently remodeled and added reclining seats and a bar. Literally so lit up in there. I could barely find parking, and my big ass minivan don’t fit in most spots. SMH. I legit squeeze lmao. People prob hate me.

So, I thought all theaters in the bay were open seating. Not these ones. Shout out to tickets only being $13.25 though. Yo, tell me why my seat was broken. I was all super lit being on this super comfy leather couch, but then my seat wouldn’t recline. I wanted my money back. Jk. Kinda.

Okay so I purposely didn’t watch the trailer for this ha. All I know is that it scared off a lot of people. Super lit though, Cozz, the Dreamville rapper, does the theme song for it. It made me want to see the film more, obviously. It got 86%, super well deserved. I actually was expecting a horror movie with like zombies and shit but na haha. This was some real life ish.

Plot from Rotten Tomatoes: A trio of reckless thieves breaks into the house of a wealthy blind man, thinking they’ll get away with the perfect heist. They’re wrong.

I guess I coulda told you that haha. Premuch these kids break into a blind man’s house, and shit goes haywire. Like, do not underestimate a blind man. I always heard if you’re missing a sense, you make up for it in the other 4 sense. V interesting.

This movie was just bomb throughout. Hella action and hella plot twists. It’s about an hour and a half, perfect length for a scary movie. We really enjoyed it. Like we were talking about it all the way to our cars on the way out lmao. I’d def recommend it. It was well thought out, and not just another cheesy horror movie. There were some parts I jumped at, but that wasn’t even the point.

I’m excited to be home but my life is literally the hottest mess it’s been. I need to figure it out.

Question though, what is happiness? Is it subjective?

Thank goodness for movies.

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TRACK OF THE DAY: Here ya go.

Florence Foster Jenkins

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First of all, I had to look up the name of this movie again lmao. Florence Foster Jenkins. Fucking hard to remember. Legit have never heard of this until 10 min before we decided to go haha. It turned out to be so good though. SO WORTH IT. Legit my life is crazy rn, and movies are such a good break from life. Truly. Esp if it’s a really good film. And this was.

So me and my hg were supposed to attend this screening of Ringside, this movie that was going to be released on TV or some shit idk. It was so crazy because the screening was actually at Actor’s Fund, where I was originally placed for my second year fieldwork at USC. But them bitches let me go. So fucking sad haha. I actually really liked them too. And they’re close to where I live. SIGH.

So it wasn’t meant to be right off the bat haha. The screening was at 7 with a cast Q&A after, and we pulled up around 7:20 and they said they were at capacity. Even though we were on the list. Smh. Fashionably late doesn’t always fly lmao. I hit up the publicist who set it up but she had responded after we left. She said she could get us in though, SMH again ha.

I feel so bad haha shout out to my one hg who actually asked me to see this movie, but we ended up seeing it without her. I’m sorry!! Haha she couldn’t go til later and we wanted to go then. Also gotta be up mad early tomorrow, long ass day. So we hit the 7:35pm showing at The Grove. Low key it was perfect. Around the corner haha. And I love that place man. I had an extra movie pass so I gave it to my girl <3.

The theater was kinda packed, but it was the smaller theaters. Ooo they had a screening for Don’t Breathe, which is a scary movie coming out. We’re excited for that one haha halla if you wanna come. But anywho this movie got super good reviews. I feel like the Indie films always come out on top. Fuck mainstream haha. Plus they had some big timers in it.

Here’s the plot: The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.

Short and sweet lmao. It stars Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, and Simon Helberg. Omg I fell in love with Simon. My girl knew him from Big Bang Theory. He’s hella funny man. Super nerdy but super perfect for his role in the movie. It’s almost 2 hours long but it’s super interesting and entertaining the entire time. I loved it ha.

AND it’s based on a true story. That’s always a plus, in any situation. It was such a trip though. Hella takeaways haha. Me and my girl were trying to list them. My top was: do what you love, even if you suck. Lmao. Fr though. And sucking with opera singing is no joke. Like people’s ears get hurt haha. And that’s exactly what Meryl did. Also wondering if that was her singing throughout the film, because that shit was intense haha.

I can’t help to laugh because my brother thinks she’s hella annoying. He woulda been so pissed if I made him watch this haha. UmmMmmMmMmm. I had to get a FUCKING nother rental car today. Legit wasted my morning waiting around only to be put in a fucking Toyota Prius. Jk it’s not that bad, I actually super fuck with the car haha. Save gas hayyyyy.

I had hella work to do when I finally got back. Got Starbucks for the first time in a long time and it was so bomb guys haha. White mocha frap for life. I also crashed a class at USC today, trying to enroll this semester. Crossing my fingers man. It was soooooo weird to be back. Especially when I thought I wasn’t going back. Sigh. Life is crazy.

There were a couple girls in my class whom I adore, so it was good to see them. But man, I’m constantly distracted. It’s so hard for me to focus on one thing at any given time. Like opening 10 tabs on Google Chrome. Why can’t I just finish one task and move on to the next like a normal person?

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TRACK OF THE DAY: G-Eazy just dropped this. Shout out to the Bay ALWAYS.

 

Young Dolph.

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It’s Dolphhhhhh! Okay this is gonna be hella quick cause I have hella shit to do haha. Young Dolph is one of my favorite ignant rappers lmao. Legit just fuck with his turn up/get money mentality. Dang I just saw he had over a million followers on IG, like did homeboy make it? He really living that lifestyle he rapping about lmao.

I thought he was more slept on. Most of you might know him from Cut It with OT Genasis, but he’s his own amazing self haha. I actually forgot who put me on… it’s always one of my homies that gets me stuck on an artist haha. I called him the King Of Memphis one time and my editor goes, is that self-titled? Lmao hater af. I guess Yo Gotti is the OG, but Dolph the new wave.

He legit has tracks like Get Paid and Its Going Down that I could blast in the whip ANY DAY and just be so turnt. Get Paid would get me through the work day when I hated my job ha. Sad. That’s that turn up though. Work out to Dolph and you golden.

I low key came back from the bay for this shit lmao. Dolph’s the one artist I actually haven’t seen live. And I invited my homeboy I haven’t seen in a minute so I was excited to see him. This was the first time I got all access to go backstage and shit so I had to get my homeboy a wristband so we could both mob. Finessed.

Shout out to his publicist for copping me a Pink Dolphin tee! He had a pop-up shop on Fairfax today but I couldn’t make up bc I was mobbing back from the bay. She said he only made 100 shirts so I was honored haha. That’s honestly a collab that should have happened years ago tho ha. So genius.

I’m so fucking sad haha but it’s time to get back to real life. Not that I didn’t work yesterday, but just hella shit to handle in LA :(. My to-do list and appointments this week will be the death of me. I truly enjoyed my time in the bay and miss my friends a lot. Also was very lit the entire time. I legit stopped blazing in LA before I left. When you stop for a little, you low key forget about that shit.

Idk if it’s a good thing I’m back on haha but whatever. The ride back actually wasn’t bad at all. We just listened to dope music and got lit af haha. Legit, bay kids are automatic fam haha. So much in common. But seriously shout out to my homeboy for letting me ride back with him. Truly truly grateful.

Anyways. Who fucks with Young Dolph? Taking a poll lmao.

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TRACK OF THE DAY: Litty.

Sausage Party.

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Ridiculous lmao. Absolutely speechless. Like wtf just happened haha. I thought this was a kids movie. Soooooo wrong haha. I legit had to check the rating of this movie like 5 min in. Yup Rated R. The dude next to me who was seriously an older man seeing it solo dolo, shout out to him, I saw him reach in his pocket to check the rating too lmao like 10 min after me.

But I guess what do you expect from Seth Rogen. Homeboy is lit af haha, literally. It was a cartoon, so in my mind, how bad could it be. Man. This was like sooooo explicit haha like crossing the boundary into porn. JK. Not really. I’m just awkward when it comes to sex in public lmao. This shit was fucking sexual man.

And perverted. Yet somehow genius. Haha honestly it was super fucking creative and well-made. To me at least haha. So much attention to detail and the jokes were extremely clever. I hate to say I recommend it bc homie hated it lmao. It made me sad. I didn’t LOVE it. But thought it was very different and interesting. Entertaining to say the least.

The IMDB plot gave you nothing, so here’s Wiki: Life is good for all the food items that occupy the shelves at the local supermarket. Frank (Seth Rogen) the sausage, Brenda (Kristen Wiig) the hot dog bun, Teresa Taco and Sammy Bagel Jr. (Edward Norton) can’t wait to go home with a happy customer. Soon, their world comes crashing down as poor Frank learns the horrifying truth that he will eventually become a meal. After warning his pals about their similar fate, the panicked perishables devise a plan to escape from their human enemies.

It’s literally the from the perspective of all the groceries in the store lmao. The whole time, I was trying to understand the life message. I think it’s just, this world is a fucked up place haha. Which Seth actually says verbatim in the film.

Shouts out to my best fran for coming though haha. I missed him so much. We met up at AMC Mercado 20 in Santa Clara, which is old stomping grounds. Hella used to hit that plaza up for lunch during King’s Academy days. Now there’s a Krispy Kreme. It’s lit fam. We hit the 9:20pm showing. Smh I moved the time up for my hg who bailed haha. I had hella returns at the mall I had to do.

Valley Fair is so lit man. They got ping pong tables just chillin. Like WHAT haha. But they also changed so much shit I couldn’t find anything.

I only got to one store. Victoria’s Secret was legit the spot to be. Literally the line for the cash register was out the door. Tf. It went by fairly quick though. The cashier lady was giving me SO much shit for returning without a receipt. I was like bruh, what’s it to you? Anyways, that was the only spot I could hit bc I had to dip.

We got lit. It was lit. Which is why I’m sad he didn’t like it lmao. But I soooo get it. The movie was honestly ridiculous haha. So much sex man haha. Just prepare yourself if you’re gonna go. And def blaze it. I was supposed to see it with my bro bro so I’m glad I dodged that bullet lmao.

I worked all day and then went to my dad’s person for one of those painful Asian massages. I wouldn’t even call it a massage haha just pain. Felt so sick at one point from not sleeping. I haven’t pulled an all-nighter in so long. Was so much more stronger in HS haha getting weaker as I get older. HALP.

Life.

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TRACK OF THE DAY: SremmLife 2 dropped. These boys are NUTS.