#Sicario—Dark Tale of the Drug Trade. But Really Good!

I actually saw this movie last week, I know L.A. I haven’t been on my job. But, Benicio Del Toro is scary good in this movie. The storyline has its twist, the DEA agents “Josh Brolin” is on of them and Benecio Del Toro (non-agent) teamed up against one of the families in the Mexican Cartel, or so you think. But it’s deeper than that, and what’s crazy is that ending! It’s set in Juarez, Mexico and some of the scenes are horrific, there is a firecracker rookie agent element too. I’m not going to tell you anymore L.A. You go see it and then Say Something L.A.

OMG—Straight Outta Compton

Hey L.A. I know I’m late, but I saw it opening week twice. And, this movie is OMG, so good. OMG aka O’Shea Jackson Jr.-Ice Cube, Jason Mitchell-Easy E, Aldis Hodge-MC Wren, and Cory Hawkins as Dr. Dre. I love this movie. Who knew Easy didn’t want to rap, I mean I didn’t say oh he’s just so dope, but you kinda fell into the lyric and the beat. And as a whole the culture of Gangsta wrap was addictive. The movie gave us a lot of insight. Some things were a little different then we may remember but a lot of it was authentic, and that’s why this movie is so powerful.

MC Wren you may not have been on the trailer, but your character is all up in the movie and people get your creative role in NWA. It is just one of the best stories ever told.

This is going to be one of the classics. To the producers the original OG Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, F. Gary Gray. “Phenomenal!” So if you saw it L.A., good or bad say something.

“Brotherly Love” the Movie who knew

Okay, so I went to the movies to see Brotherly Love. I don’t know what I was expecting because I hadn’t really seen any trailers, but I knew that Corey Hardrict and Keke Palmer were in the movie along with Romeo Miller. So, I took a chance. The movie was sooooooo good! I don’t know how many people remember how they felt when they walked out of the movies after seeing Boyz n the Hood for the first time. But that’s the feeling you get. And there is a crazy twist at the end. The barbershop scene nice touch. But it was really well done. I wish I had posted this earlier. But this can be another classic. So support it, go see it! Then Say Something L.A.

PAFF – Tomorrow’s the last day of this Awesome Event

The 23rd Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival started February 5, and ends tomorrow February 16. This event is being hosted at the Baldwin-Crenshaw Shopping Plaza and it is exceptional!!! There are so many worthy films here, and trust me there is something for everyone. The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, Children of the Genocide, Bound: Africans vs. African Americans, The Man in 3B Directed a fan favorite, really hard go get tickets for that one, I think there’s one last showing available, tomorrow night at 10:00 p.m. But the jewel in the festival, Triangle-Going to America by Sost Maezen. This story was about a group of Ethiopians, Eritreans, and other immigrants volatile journey and story getting to America. The storyline was exciting, dramatic, funny and it encompassed love. Yes, it did all of those things. And I love that we got to speak with the cast members. There are just so many, many, great films. One more day L.A. Don’t miss this!

No Good Deed

It is so good, pay attention once he gets out, everything matters! Idris is so scary, crazy. Everytime Taraji screamed or jumped, I did too. We usually don’t let strangers in the house, but I could see how that might happen. But for damm sho after seeing it, “You Cannot Use My Phone.” Great flip to the story near the end. I enjoyed the movie immensely. Did you see it, if so SaySomethingLA.

BB Jazz Festival

OMG….This line up was frickn’ amazing. I love, love, love Rahsaan Patterson his voice is an instrument of awesomeness! Shanice was with him and there duo, let you know this was going to be something special. He was just not on stage long enough at all.  And yes Mint Condition, true, true musicians, singers. I love that they sing and play all of your favorites.  A great group of talented guys who bring it every time you see them. Noel Gourdin’s “The River,” touched my spirit and my soul! Oh, and  D.J Mal-Ski from KJLH kept the party going. He had the people, in there element, we had a Soul Train line, we “Wobbled” and “Cupid Shuffled,” sang (off-key) to the top of our lungs, It don’t get no better!

It was a great day L.A.  Say Something.