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A Fall from Grace Review

A Fall From Grace Tyler Perry has done it again. He put out another hit that is only a hit because people are talking about how awful it is. Netflix still got those views. Let's call A Fall From Grace what it is- a B movie dressed up like an A movie. He has enough money to do the right promotions and make it look like it will be great. Couple that with a built in audience to give it that initial boost and you have a success whether we like it or not. Personally, I happen to enjoy B movies. My expectations are low. A Fall from Grace was not awful. Sure there were people eating air, an evident lack of basic law knowledge, and blatant plot points that were cringeworthy (just to name a few issues) but the acting was solid. The pacing was well done and cinematography, though not exceptional, was pretty good. Yes, the writing and the directing could have benefited greatly from paying attention to details. Tyler Perry needs to stop trying to do it all alone. He needs to pick a

In This Moment: Three Steps to get There

In this moment, there is plenty of time. In this moment, you are precisely as you should be. In this moment, there is infinite possibility. ― Victoria Moran Carpe Diem. There seems to be nothing more cliche than this phrase and the sentiment it is used to convey. Seize the day. Time waits for no one. Live in the moment. Even the Bible promotes living in the moment. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Mathew 6:34 When something becomes overused, I ask myself why? What made this concept so popular to the point of exhaustion? Maybe we have not exhausted it enough. It seems that people like to talk about living in the moment or quote related sayings about it but fail to execute it. I can understand the difficulty in executing something that seems more conceptual than anything. Live in the moment and do not worry about tomorrow. How can we not? It does not seem possible in the way this society is set

Frozen 2

Anna and Elsa reprised by Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel (that voice) respectively are back to take us on another extraordinary adventure. Elsa the Snow Queen is unsettled and finds their kingdom in peril. She, Anna and company travel to the enchanted forest to see how they can save the Kingdom of Arendelle. I really enjoyed Frozen 2 and I was practically forced to go see it. My daughter was dead set on watching it in the theaters and I was trying to get out of it. Nevertheless, I am glad I went. We have since seen it twice and enjoyed it both times. Anna annoyed me to no end; however, I understand the concern she had for her sister. If it were not for her, I am not sure how they would have moved the story along. I enjoyed the music more in this one than the first one. The acting was so well done. For animated characters, their emotion was so strong that it came through the screen. The animation itself was so beautiful and the scenery at some shots looked like real life. I enjoye

Bad Boys for Life Review

Bad Boys for Life comes 17 years after Bad Boys II. It follows Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett played by Will Smith and Martin Lawrence respectively as they work through getting older as hotshot detectives. Mike finds himself the target of a vicious group that wants him dead. Throw in some younger energy and you have the making of something fun for all. Honestly, I was skeptical about the latest installment of the Bab Boy franchise. I thought these guys are getting older, the jokes are going to be stale, and they already showed us all the action on the promotional trailers. I am happy to say that I was pleasantly surprised. The acting was solid even if the material was light. Will Smith and Marten Lawrence gave it all and the supporting cast was on point as well. There some poignant moments that I appreciated. Martin Lawrence's comedic timing was spot on. His interaction and side commentary were just enough. The comedy was sprinkled on throughout the movie providing levity at