Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Hi guys. Happy Sunday. Today I made a conscious decision to take care of myself, and canceled the 2 events I had for the evening. I wanted to see Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie with my brother, so that’s what … Continue reading

Sing.

Cuteness alert. x a million. This movie was fucking adorable. Sing at The Grove at 7:30pm. Yes, it’s a cartoon. Yes, cartoons are lit. Seriously. Most of the time, they’re better than the real life flicks. The ratings don’t lie. This … 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

Nocturnal Animals.

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Holy hell. This movie was intense. The entire 2 hours was seriously, so intense. I loved it. Nocturnal Animals at 7:50pm at The Grove. Shout out to my homegirl who was super d for this, and had to deal with my tardy ass. Forever taking into account how long previews are, and even then I’m still late lmao.

So The Grove during the holidays DURING THE WEEKDAYS is just as bad as the weekend. Was literally here Saturday and it was oddly more crowded tn. Like at one point during the walk from the car to the theater, I was stopped. Literally, traffic jam. Unreal. I would normally not mind if I wasn’t late to the movie.

I literally think Jake Gyllenhaal deserves an Oscar for this one haha. He’s SO good man. So talented, and hot. This movie got super high ratings (90%) so I was widit. IMDB plot: An art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband’s novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a veiled threat and a symbolic revenge tale.

Damn leave it to IMDB for literally condensing an entire film into one sentence. It does it no justice haha. Pretty much, the movie goes back and forth between fiction and real life. Amy Adams, who is also bae, reads her ex-husband’s novel, which the movie brings to life. This novel is NUTS.

It’s labeled a thriller, and Jake is the star. You’ll have to see for yourself. The first 30 minutes of the movie are literally so nuts. It had us in our seats freaking out over how absurd the situation was. It also made me wish to God that it would never happen to me. Straight up a nightmare.

We got shushed. We sat right in the middle of a packed theater. I hate getting shushed. Don’t shush me… ever. Okay I’m done haha this movie is mad dope, go see it!

Shout out to The Grove being open until 11pm, I was totally able to get some goodies for Christmas gifts. I’ve decided to do something different this year. Instead of getting gifts for EVERYBODY, I’m just taking care of the people I really care about. I’m also broke, so that’s fun. Who let me travel right before Xmas lmao.

I’m excited for the New Year. I’m going to do things different. For the better.

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TRACK OF THE DAY: On that Stoney tip. Post Malone’s album in rotation.

Collateral Beauty.

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Wow. This movie was hella sad haha. I literally cried 3 times. Collateral Beauty at The Grove at 9:40pm. I needed a movie night so bad so I was excited. And The Grove is my happy place. Minus parking. Idk why I always try so hard on the 3rd floor. I literally made about 11 circles until I went up to the 4th floor. Much better.

This movie stars Will Smith, the GOAT. The cast is stacked too. Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, Michael Peña, Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, and Naomie Harris. Honestly, the movie would have probably went to shit if Will Smith wasn’t the star. It was pretty anti-climatic throughout.

I’ma hit you with Wiki summary: When a successful New York advertising executive (Will Smith) suffers a great tragedy, he retreats from life. While his concerned friends try desperately to reconnect with him, he seeks answers from the universe by writing letters to Love, Time and Death. When his notes bring unexpected personal responses, he begins to understand how these constants interlock in a life fully lived and how even the deepest loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.

Basically, Will Smith loses his 6 year old daughter and he’s fucked up. The movie illustrates how he finds himself again. It’s really sad to me. Imagine losing your fucking child. I don’t know what I’d do. And then it made me think of my parents and how terrible of a daughter I’ve been. Yeah, it hit home guys. I literally could have balled a lot more but I held it in. Didn’t want nobody to notice lmao.

We love The Grove. Went with my fav couple tonight. I would have stayed to enjoy the lights more if it wasn’t 0 degrees. It’s only an hour 34 minutes so perfect for me. The theater clapped after. Say what haha.

Afterwards, I went on a run (yes in the freezing cold, I make no sense). I really wanted to listen to Charles Hamilton’s new album (Hamilton, Charles), and that’s the only way I can pay attention to the music. It’s so good. He actually raps about real shit.

And then I went to Vons which took a year and a half. You know when there’s only one register open and there’s literally one person holding up the entire line? Yeah. Smh. Shout out to the guy in front of me who bought condoms with his eggs.

Day was crazy. I’m over it lmao. How is it 2am already?

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TRACK OF THE DAY: Charles’ biggest hit. This was my jam.

Edge of Seventeen.

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So me and my girl had this movie night planned for weeks. I was looking forward to it. She actually told me we had to see this togeth. Soulmate knows. Edge of Seventeen at The Grove at 8:10pm. It’s an indie film so it doesn’t play at all mainstream movie theaters. I love indie films.

My other movie buddy said he absolutely loved it. He’s in love with Hailee Steinfeld, the main chick. So that prob helped. I’ve never heard of her but def thought she was amazing in this. I thought her best fran was gorgeous too. Man, these girls are supposed to be 17, I def was not poppin at that age lmao.

Leave it to IMDB to keep it as simple as possible:  High-school life gets even more unbearable for Nadine when her best friend, Krista, starts dating her older brother.

Really tho, all the other plots were super long. This is def my kinda movie. I fucking love chick flicks. There was a scene where homegirl’s mom leaves the house and Hailee and her best friend get trashed at the crib. Def reminded me of high school tough with my best fran. Smh. We were reckless. It was the vodka in waterbottle days…. *cringe*

I really fucking enjoyed this movie. We both did. It’s about an hour 45 minutes, totally did not bored once. Bless up. There was this super awkward Asian guy in the film too haha. I hated him at first but learned to love him. If you were reckless in high school, this brings back the feels for sure. Recommend it!

Omg The Grove was so beautiful. The minute I walked out of the parking structure, I was smiling ear to ear. All the Christmas decorations are up, and it’s not even fucking December. HERE FOR IT. I’m sad I don’t live as close anymore, but so worth the 25 minute drive. The Grove is my happy place.

My girl was wondering if there was gonna be fake snow and I called it would happen at 8pm. You know I came here with my bros last year haha. Had to get that fake snow in LA in. The Christmas tree is fucking huge btw. It made me wonder where they got it from lmao. You had to literally back up to snap it.

My day was tiring. I needed tonight. What is life? Serious question.

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TRACK OF THE DAY: Shazam-ed this in the movie lmao.

The Accountant.

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My poor brother lmao. My poor fucking brother. I drive him literally insane. One day bro, I’ll pay you back. I promise. Anyways. We caught the 8pm showing of The Accountant at The Grove, late af. That might have been why I was so confused the entire movie. But yo, this movie was lit. It was really intense. I think every accountant out there should watch it, just cause. Like their boss should take the company as an outing haha.

Wiki: Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is a mathematics savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Using a small-town CPA office as a cover, he makes his living as a freelance accountant for dangerous criminal organizations. With a Treasury agent (J.K. Simmons) hot on his heels, Christian takes on a state-of-the-art robotics company as a legitimate client. As Wolff gets closer to the truth about a discrepancy that involves millions of dollars, the body count starts to rise.

So Ben Affleck kills it per usual. And Anna Kendrick in the movie was tripping me out. I’ve only seen her play funny roles, like bizarre comedy roles haha. So seeing her all serious in a movie was weird. Plus kept noticing how tiny she was. Like I wonder how she is in person lmao. Okay I’ll stop. She did good.

This movie caught my eye particularly bc I used to be a math major. Like… I fucking loved that shit. Algebra was so fun to me lmao. I’m so sad. I always say I feel like I had so much potential but then I discovered partying and that was the end of that. My brain is fried. In reality, I transferred to UCLA as a math major but that shit was way too hard. It was a joke. Not that philosophy was much easier, but my ego wasn’t shot from getting back 30%’s on the midterms. This was AFTER I studied my ass off.

Wow anyways. What they don’t tell you in the plot is that Ben is autistic. It’s a crazy aspect of the film but it was extremely eye-opening. No spoiler alert, pretty sure it’s in the trailer haha. Definitely a solid movie. A little over 2 hours. I’d recommend it. Again, esp for you accountants. And I feel like a lot of my friends are. They work the craziest longest hours. Mad respect.

Today was a fucking Monday if it ever was one. I couldn’t sleep til late (stan) so work was a definite struggle. Took a nap in my car on my lunch. Please tell me other people do that. I feel like the minority.

Went straight to the dentist for a checkup. Went to the doctor to pick up my scripts. Went to Core Power Yoga 2. That shit had me sweating profusely. So necessary though.

Then went home to get my laptop because I had to go to Verizon to get a new iPhone. I completely shattered my screen last night, which is starting to feel like a damn curse. I had a free upgrade (my bro’s line, again, ty) and literally drove all the way home so I could back up my shit at the store.

BUT IT WOULDN’T BACK UP. LITERALLY. Kept saying “turn off Find my iPhone” when it was off on all devices. Verizon told me I had to go to Apple cause they were stumped. So of course, The Grove, which is the busiest Genius Bar in all of LA, verbatim from one of their workers. The dude was nice and tried to help me, but couldn’t. Cool. I had to come back in the AM right when they open. As if I have time for this.

Sorry guys. My blog is literally for me to complain about my unnecessarily dramatic life. It’s like, drama with myself. Lmao.

And then I fucked up and didn’t tell my bro I was at The Grove so he drove all the way to the Beverly Center cause that’s where Verizon was. Smh. So sorry bro. You hate me.

The popcorn at the movies was stale. Goodbye.

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TRACK OF THE DAY: Friend put me on this track last night. FEELS.

 

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.

Star Trek Beyond.

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Yo, Star Trek Beyond was lit. Ha. Not but really, it was pretty entertaining. And idk shit about Star Trek. Literally nothing. I was super conflicted bc my bro came out of it saying it was BOMB, and then my hg said it was boring af, and she fell asleep. And to not go haha. But then my other hg loved it and said it was better than Star Wars haha. So I hit up my homeboy. Who was just saying he was gonna hit me up haha. We had a moment.

We hit the 6pm showing at The Grove. Fav spot <3. Packed per usual. I was happy cause I had to exchange some shit at Nordstrom, which was actually a huge struggle. I went to customer service and had to wait like 25 minutes to finally finish the transaction. They had to call the manager in charge to help me. I’m so annoying. I literally be trying to return something from years ago. It’s hard out here tho…

So we were a little late for the movie haha but literally didn’t miss anything. It’s 2 hours long and all action so you gucci if you’re late. We ended up just posting in the handicapped seats at the very bottom, so we were right front and center haha. The theater was def packed. People clapped in the end. That’s when you know it’s poppin haha.

Like I said, not a fan of any of the sci-fi shit and I liked it. So if you are a fan, you’ll prob really like it haha. It’s the third movie I believe? There’s two more before this. It got great ratings, like 85%.

Plot: Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise encounter an alien warrior race when marooned on a distant planet after the destruction of their spaceship in this thrilling sequel directed by Fast & Furious director Justin Lin.

Hello Chris Pine haha. Hello Zoe Saldana. Hello Harold (from Harold and Kumar). Hello Spock. Lmao Spock is the only character I knew from Star Trek. I really didn’t follow the plot like at all. The movie is literally just action with jokes every 10 min. They were funny tho. I enjoyed it. Def found myself in my head for a good portion. But that’s normal for me.

DISTRACTED tho bc I got in a fight with my bro bro today and I’m so mad. Like I’m giving him the silent treatment haha. I’m literally so annoying. I annoy myself. But he pissed me off and I’m not letting it slide. I thought about blocking him but I wanna know how many times he hits me up lmao. I think that’s the story with everyone you consider blocking…

It’s way too hot in LA man. Literally way too hot. And I laid out at my girl’s pool today and didn’t even get tan. WTF. I’m so heated haha. Happy birthday to her tho.

Oh, after the movie, we went to say hi to my homie that works at Coach. He’s fucking hilarious and so was his co-worker/manager. Literally hilarious. We literally saw this one dude come in with a wad of cash trying to ask for a discount on a bag. And then he stormed out hella dramatic when she said no. There are crazy people in the world man. And I definitely question the source of that man’s income.

Got my girl tree on my way home. Then needed gas. Then needed to beat my roomie home. Still trynta get used to this tandem parking shit. It’s a buzzkill. Could be worse tho I guess. My homie actually gave me a little spiel on looking at the positive side of things tn. Much needed reminder.

Anyways……….. LIFE. I’m so mad at my brother haha. Someone text me something funny. Thanks.

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TRACK OF THE DAY: I just love CB in this.

Ghostbusters.

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Ghostbusters. The female version. No but really… haha all women this time, which was the point. Which is pretty dope. WHO YOU GONNA CALL? I was actually super d to see this movie, esp after my co-worker described it as “eating really good candy.” LMAO. Whatever the fuck that means… He goes, it’s like really bomb candy, but not a full meal… haha. He’s great.

But really. This shit was mad hilarious. Me and my homeboy were busting up throughout the whole film, which lasted an hour and 45 minutes. We hit the 4:35pm showing at The Grove, which is always lit. Parking wasn’t as crazy as I thot it would be. Found a spot on the third floor right away. #trophies

So this is a remake of the original Ghostbusters, which came out in 1984, before both of us were born haha. It had cameos from some of the cast in that one, at which point some people in our theater screamed and awed. Makes sense, they the OGs. And the people that reacted are the dedicated Ghostbusters fans haha. My homie recognized them too. I’m not sure I ever saw the original…. but I think there’s been a couple remakes since.

There are 4 main females, and you know anything with Kristen Wiig will be comedy. Melissa McCarthy, I thought, played her role really well. The 3rd blond chick in the group was absolutely hilarious, she legit had us dead. Kate McKinnon. Had to look that one up for sure. The fourth is Leslie Jones, who was comedy as well.

Chris Hemsworth was the cherry on top. He plays their receptionist, and Kristen is like, obsessed with him. It added a nice flare to the whole flick. Please go watch this movie! G-Eazy is on the theme song too lmao.

I had a solid ass day. Which thankfully made up for my unproductive af Saturday. Hate it, my insomnia has been haunting me again, and it always carries over into the day. Should prob do something about that, but hey that costs money. I’m saving every penny rn cause my car accident cost way too much. Also found out the other party hired a lawyer and claims he got injured. SUCH bs. I can’t. It was 100% his fault. I was in shock. People are so sus man.

Speaking of, another shooting in Baton Rouge today :(. Don’t even wanna talk about it.

Woke up this morning and needed Starbucks, so I left in a hurry in my slippers and got judged left and right. Like, I get it, they should prob not leave the apt, but they’re Uggs kids slippers. Like it could be so much worse haha. Lesson learned tho… My white mocha frap was extra dank today. I love when they add hella syrup haha.

Last night, my co-worker mentioned interviewing this artist, which turned out to be someone I fucking loved, and had listened to since day one. His name is Belly, and his Up For Days mixtape was so bomb. My homeboy put me on him, and we knew he would blow. Shit, his track with The Weeknd, Might Not, STILL gets me. Even tho it’s overplayed af on the radio, it still seriously goes so hard for me. That collab is just fucking fire.

This video shoot was with Kehlani, or Baelani, for their single You. Shit’s fire. Anyone who knows me, knows I love Kehlani haha. Bay Area ftw. All that negative feedback with her suicide attempt was so fucking petty to me. Like she’s a human being like every one of us, and she was going through some shit. How dare you knock her down for it. *breathes*

The location was downtown, and it was hot af. Like, still dying in my little Fiat. Literally gonna kiss the AC in my Acura when I get it back lmao. But yeah, I had questions prepared from Belly… but they ended up doing the interview without me cause I was upstairs taking Snaps of Kehlani SMH. Mostly trynta get DX poppin on Snap, but not sure if my efforts are being recognized.

Literally, so crazy. Like probably a 7 second scene they had to do over 10x. She looked SO over it lmao. Shit, they had to be there all day. I would be too. I heard her asking for a j hahah that’s my girl. She looked beautiful tho, and I was sitting next to her stylist. She had to touch Kehlani up each take haha. So interesting… such a process.

Like most of us just watch a music video and it lasts what, maybe 3-5 minutes. Who knows how many hours are spent on this. I guess you could say that about movies too, but they make back a lot more… The fact that a single movie ticket is $15.50 still is a mindfuck to me.

Being BTS was cool. That was prob the biggest artist’s video set I’ve been on. But yeah, when I went back downstairs to see if Belly was ready for the interview, homeboy was already recording haha I was like DAMNIT. I snuck in a question or 2, but his team said only questions related to this video. So I guess it didn’t matter haha.

Omg, Belly’s dog bit someone. On set, outside his trailer. It was like an angry pitbull, and he straight up like noshed on this guy’s pants. Luckily, only got the pants. Yo, that dog is so gnarly tho. Def fits Belly’s personality haha.

After that, I came back and wrote an article. Then jet to The Grove. Shout out to my homeboy who went with me, he’s good peoples fr. Afterwards, I shopped around after, trynta find a bday pressie for my girl. Shit, everything cost money haha.

Got a foot massage at Joy Foot Spa after with my girl. She just moved downtown, and used to live down the street for me. Tear. We never see each other anymore. It’s sad, but we’re all just grinding.

Doing laundry now. Ready for you Monday leggo. LIFE IS GOOD.

Muahs.

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TRACK OF THE DAY: For your listening pleasure.