Friday, January 30, 2009


I woke up at 2am and I have been up since. At 4am I got up and went outside. I went to a bar which I think is a Karaoke bar. I had a beer that tasted like Corona.(I don't like beer but this is my least favorite beer. plus how would I order a mix drink) They were playing music in English that I didn't recognize until. I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T do you know what that means came on. I sat there and finished my beer. My beer was accompanied by peanuts, raisins, and some bugle like puffed chips. After that, I ventured further in the city because you know it isn't right if I don't walk in a city in the middle of the night. A guy stopped me and asked was I American. Then he asked me something else but I didn't understand. I found a poolhall that is open at night. Then I hit up one of the claw game machines they have on the street because I needed a watch. Useless talent for me: I am a claw machine wizard. 3 tries I got one. The first time I missed. The second time I had it but the claw slammed against the wall and it fell down. The games are pretty easy actually all you have to do is land over the item. Anyways, so now I am still up and it is 11:37 am.

So, now I am off to find a payphone and to get some lunch.


I am wondering if people go out here like they do in New Orleans at this time. I went to sleep at 5pm now I am up up up. I saw this bar a few blocks away. I had some breakfast from McDonald's the other day it was delicious and nutritious. I mean real eggs and savory sausage. They made it to order which is crazy one person working alone in McDonald's. So let's name them there is a 7 Eleven, Baskin Robbins, Mcdonald's, and Domino's. The ice cream flavors make me want to try them all. The pizza toppings make me not want to try the pizza. lol If you know anyone out here tell them to holla.

My first notes
1) Don't they get tired of saying hello, thank you, and goodbye in every store. I love that they are polite. I'm just curious if they ever want to not speak.
2)I heard about the staring. I just pass it off as they have never seen an African-American woman of such beauty.
3)I had some kids speak to me in a store. It was odd at first because I was like I don't know them. I now know that the kids want to speak when they can. I get it.
4) I need to learn "How much is it?" I spent some hours on the plane learning a few key words.

Here is a video:


Thursday, January 29, 2009

Cold on a Friday

So, I am up and yo "i'm wired do da stanky leg do da stanky leg". It is so hard to get dressed in cold weather or a cold room. I am trying to get the heater to work like an oven in an old house. Anyways, I have some things to do today. The trip went smoothly. I would get off one plane and be on the next in less than an hour. Singapore Airline is nice. When, I arrived I was greeted and brought to my apt. The lady who met me is very nice. She is also a teacher at the school. (notice how I am avoiding spelling her name) We had dinner last night then I went to 7 eleven to get some snacks. Oh yes 7 eleven is directly across the street from my place.

I tried to watch some movies on the plane. I tried watching "Righteous Kill". I watched until five minutes after 50 cent appeared in the movie. Next, I swear I watched the last mummy movie before but I couldn't remember it. So, I watched that in fast forward mode. Then, I watched a Korean film "Our School's E.T.". This was a cute film. I tried really hard to watch "Rachel Getting Married," but it felt like I was there at the wedding wishing I could go to my house and be anti-social instead. The film is shot like a home video. I think it may be time to stop watching movies for awhile b/c I haven't been impressed. I stayed up most of the flight. ( I surprised myself with that) I think I watched another film but I don't remember it.







Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Ok I'm out for now

I'm out for now. When I can I will get back to it. I had to upload my fav. Raphael Saadiq song to the player over there --------------------> just to get my journey started.
Stay up


Good Morning!
How are you doing?
So, I am leaving tomorrow to teach English in S. Korea. I have a contract for a year. That's right Must Love Movies(aka KJ) will be in Korea still giving you film reviews and talking about movies. I'm not sure when my internet will be working so be strong while I am offline in the next few days. = ) I plan to brush up on my writing skills again. (I blame ims and text messages) I don't plan on turning this into a teaching English in Korea blog. I will however try to keep some good videos up on the site of my travels.

Lata for now


Monday, January 26, 2009


Some time ago, I started watching "The Business of Being Born" another film about the business of having babies. Yesterday, I watched "Pregnant in America" a documentary that follows a young couples journey as they prepare for their first child. The film gives firsthand accounts of some women's hospital experiences and birthing experiences. The couple chooses to have a mid-wife. They learn a lot of the bad hospital practices. They also learn that having a baby in a hospital can be safe and in most cases it is. I didn't know it costs so much to have a baby. I knew about the after care but not the price to pop one out. Here I am thinking my film degree would make me tons of money and those doctors are so poor.(lol)




(Sorry I got tired of seeing those cookies)


Sunday, January 25, 2009

"CLUBBED" review

I've read so many good reviews on this film.

Here's a synop from imdb:
Danny - a lonely factory worker, intimidated by life - is battered and humiliated in front of his kids in a random act of violence. His already bleak existence sinks further into the abyss. On the verge of total breakdown he decides to fight back. He meets a group of night-club doormen who take him in and give him the confidence to stand his ground. As he is drawn deeper into their world he becomes embroiled with the local gangland boss, setting in motion a chain of events with shockingly brutal consequences. Written by Formosa Films

I watched it a few days go. This movie is full of good scenes like a British film will do you. I've seen better films though. I thought the film was going to be really good from the start then it just started going downhill. It went from these characters are cool to okay now they have no personality. Its not a bad movie. It's like watching this poolhall movie that I can't remember the name of meets "The Big Hit". (Can somebody please name some poolhall movies for me?)

Anyways, it's Sunday so I will try to watch some movies today and review them.

Friday, January 23, 2009


Six degress of Kevin Bacon

I will give you two people

Figure out "Robert Townsend"

then figure out "Philip Seymour Hoffman"

Look what you can download from Youtube

And straight from my UK old school head

This one is from me

(Imagine me whooping it out everytime I hear this song)

"Notorious" review cont.

I had a convo. with an associate on the phone tonight and he brought up a convo. he had comparing the film to "8 mile" and "Get rich or die trying". So, I gotta say this "8 mile" was better than this film. The 50 cent movie was wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy better than I thought it would be. I caught that one at the Magic Johnson theater in Harlem. I would even say the 50 movie was better than "Notorious". Now, this brings me back to the Pac movie. Wow this was a black documentary that was in the theaters. I believe it was even nominated and had a black female director involved. My associate and I both agree that it was a well done documentary. It was like an interview with Pac. There was a feeling like the filmmaker was following Tupac from day one. So, I have to say this "Notorious" should have been better especially for the wait.


Thursday, January 22, 2009

Taking time out to do this

I gotta wave this

and say this



"NOTORIOUS" review

I watched a crappy version of the film yesterday. To those who don't know this is a film about the life, rise to fame, and death of the Hip Hop superstar. I get it thanks for the info. on Biggie. Did I like it? NO! I did enjoy hearing all those Biggie songs again. The man playing Biggie did a good job. The woman playing Faith is pretty. I told a friend it would have been better if everyone involved in real life played their part in the movie. This would have left basically only the roles of Biggie and Pac to real actors. (Angela, Derek, and Anthony I expect better. these roles weren't for you)
The film was chopped up too much. It went from one scene to another with little road in between. You know what though in comparison to the Pac movie I like that they did a docudrama instead of a documentary.


Wednesday, January 21, 2009


The independent feature film My Last Goodbye will begin pre-production in the Lafayette area in February with ten weeks of shooting set to begin March 30. Resumes and headshots are being accepted by e-mail at .

The Weinstein Company feature film Youth in Revolt is in Shreveport for reshoots through February 7th. Youth in Revolt is now fully crewed. Inquiries can be faxed to (318) 681-9917.

The independent feature film American Gospel is in development in the Baton Rouge with shooting scheduled for this spring and summer. Resumes are being accepted by e-mail at .

Drill Deep: The Haynesville Shale Documentary is in production throughout the Shreveport area through the end of February. Inquiries are being accepted by e-mail at .

The HBO television series pilot Treme is in pre-production in New Orleans with shooting scheduled for March 9th through 31st. Resumes for crew and inquiries are being accepted by e-mail only at . RPM Casting is working on the day player roles. Casting will begin in the next two weeks. They are looking for all ages, ethnicities and types. Please send a photo, resume and contact information to their office as soon as possible to:
RPM Casting c/o ArtEgg Studios 1001 S. Broad Street New Orleans, LA 70125
For Treme’s extras casting, please visit

The HBO television series True Blood starring Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer is in pre-production in the Baton Rouge area and will shoot portions of the series in Louisiana in February, April and June. Resumes and inquiries are being accepted by e-mail at .

The Nu Image/Millennium feature film Cool Dog is in pre-production Shreveport with shooting scheduled from February 17 through mid-March. Resumes and inquiries are being accepted by e-mail at .

The Disney Channel television series The Imagination Movers will begin pre-production in Harahan on February 1 with shooting scheduled to start in late March. Resumes for crew are being accepted by e-mail at .

The independent feature film The Chameleon is pre-production in Baton Rouge with shooting scheduled from February 2 through March 6. Resumes and inquiries are being accepted by fax at (225) 610-1670 (no headshots please).

The Films in Motion feature film Wrong Side of Town starring Rob Van Dam and Batiste is in pre-production in Baton Rouge with shooting scheduled from Feb. 3 through Feb. 24. Resumes and inquiries are being accepted by e-mail at .

Soft prep for the Bullet Films feature films Jaws of the Mississippi, Medusa, and Wolf will begin in February in Lafayette. Resumes and inquiries are being accepted by e-mail at .

The Most Wanted Films feature film Video Girl starring Meagan Good is in pre-production in Baton Rouge with shooting scheduled for February 18 through March 15. ...

The Most Wanted Films feature film Sinners and Saints is shooting in New Orleans through January 24th. ...

And for more information about the film and television industry in Louisiana please visit us online at .



Just so you guys know I eat, sleep, and drink movies.

I was having this dream that I was watching this short film and I was thinking oh this is so good I can't wait to share it on my blog. But boom it was a dream...
So, I wrote it down.


Monday, January 19, 2009


I found this cool documentary production company. I wouldn't mind working for this UK based company.

Here are some links to their work:

Saturday, January 17, 2009

"Revolutionary Road" review

I don't know if I can watch anymore of these slow movies that lack entertainment but have good acting. A friend of mine and I were discussing the films that are coming out and she said it, they are all about the acting. Is this the year of good acting vs. entertainment? I know I know I can't downplay the films that much I mean good acting is entertaining but I don't want to watch a good actor stand in a box not even a pretty box.

Anyways, this film in comparison to the films of the same subject matter is the best I've seen so far. However, when I think of films like it I think of "Closer," "Stepford wives," and "Unfaithful". All three films make my I could have never watched it and would still sleep the same list. I did enjoy the dialogue between the couple in this film. I do feel it really gave a good perspective of a couple in conflict. The idea of getting married settling down and having kids is what many dream of. Leo and Kate are a couple that are now questioning their lives and if they are happy. I think this is the big relationship destroyer. The am I really happy thought. Then everything else helps one make that decision. If I were to decide on the point of this film, I would say that it explains that if you are unhappy you will try to escape and should. If you don't you and your lover will be miserable.



Here are some pics of me on the set ...

You know why I want to see this b/c the director worked on "Die Hard 2". If this is anything like the "Die Hard" series I would love to see it. I tell you I used to watch the third Die Hard every time I got bored. It was one of the films I recorded on vhs. I always has a choice between "Die Hard with a Vengeance" and "Bad Boys".

What did you tape back in the day?

Friday, January 16, 2009

Just another old school Friday

Well I tried to find this song for today but without knowing the artist or the title it was hard. So, a review instead is that alright? (I will do a new film and an old film)

"THE WRESTLER" the story of a wrestler who realizes the harm his lifestyle has done to his body and seeks to change his life. (lol) This was a good film. Mickey can get the award as far as I'm concerned. I would think this was his life story if I didn't know any better.

"Cinema Paradiso" Oh how I love this film. This is a love story. A young man grows up at a local theater, there he falls in love with film and falls in love with a woman. I mean why wouldn't I love this film.


Please read this and let us discuss it?

My thoughts so far are it's like they are thinking let us test this out on the high risk poor women they will probably get it anyways. I hope it helps I am just concerned with their strategy. These women aren't being forced into the study but to give some a gel that works and others one that they aren't sure of yet isn't right.


So, I went over to Mista Jaycee's blog and he led me to another site that led me to the colorofchange website.

The case of Oscar Grant is seeking support. He was another young black man killed by police.

Let us all go to this site and sign up. The site features footage of the crime.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

"DOUBT" review

I needed to kill two hours.

I watched 30 minutes then I took a nap. I woke up and watched another 30 minutes and it was over.

The lady from "Miss Pettigrew.." is starting to seem like just a cute actor. Meryl and Phillip were amazing as usual. Viola was good for the 15 minutes she spoke in the movie. I would not say that this was her best role. I tell you what if I would have read this story instead of watching it I would have appreciated it more. It was like a book translated to film with no big changes. I like that it covered this subject and I am shocked it didn't cause any controversy. However, the majority of the theater crowd consisted of older white people and at the end I think we all just woke up from a good nap. This was no cinematic genius it was simple it seems with good acting. I would recommend it for the Meryl fan. If it wasn't an adaptation (sorry I don't feel like doing the research) it should compete for the screenplay award.

Monday, January 12, 2009



Sunday, January 11, 2009


1972 Suzanne de Passe Lady Sings the Blues Nominee the first Black nominee for Best Writing (Original Screenplay); the first (and only) Black woman nominated for screenwriting; shared nomination with co-writers Chris Clark and Terence McCloy

This list on Wiki gives me some motivation. I would like this list to be a bit inaccurate due to wiki not having all the info. However, I am sure this is pretty much the facts.

Check it out and go make some movies you young gifted and black filmmakers.



As I sit here eating some shrimp creole and watching the Golden Globes I think to myself life is pretty chilled out today. I think seeing the dresses makes me happy. Don Cheadle has always been a fav. of mine. I have been watching "The Golden Palace" on youtube and didn't even know he was on this show. Anyways, the Golden Globes has me asking so many questions.

Did Raisin in the Sun go to the movie theaters?
Do they know or do they not know that they are going to win?
What is Paul G. doing to his face?
What's up with the clip from a movie then flash to the actor then move on to the next award thing?

I'm happy "Slumdog Millionaire" won for original score and the director won. Heath Ledger won for his role in "Dark Knight". I wanted my girl from SVU to win. I love that show. The Speilberg tribute was great. I really have to say him and his crews do some amazing work. Even the films he has just touched financially have been great contributions to cinema the experience.
I really can't give too many highlights because I am multi-tasking while watching it.




His accent is the best.




let me tell you the story of head vs. heart
head was always talking down to heart saying he is a fool
heart would say head you got a thing or two to learn
head said feelings will have you broke
heart said feelings causes acts of revolution
head said feelings cause people to kill and commit to suicide
heart says living a life devoted to freedom and love can be suicide
there are casualties of war
head says war is a mistake that man partakes in
heart says is war not a battle or a fight so aren't we at war most of our lives
head says war can serve a purpose
heart says reason is enough to do many things
head says war is a result of too much passion
heart says I'd rather have passion than to have hate
head says you'd rather not know anything
heart says the things I feel are the things I know
head let up one day and stopped speaking to heart
heart got lonely one day and called on head
head told heart you make me insane
heart said you make me strong
so they settled on agreeing to disagree
as they both discover ways to let things be

for more poetry and jot downs purchase my book "Once Again We Are Late" at the link is on the right

Friday, January 09, 2009


I am trying to compete in a competition.

Which one do you think will be more fun?

I guess I could do both.


Well to start I worked on this film for two days. I didn't make the credits wah wah wannh. I was also fortunate to hear David Fincher lecture at my old University.

How do I describe this film? I am sure by now everyone knows the plot of the film.

I'm going to list some pros and cons

1)A well done film
2)A cute story
3)Seeing actors and extras I know
4)SPOILER The shot of the car when Benjamin takes his dad to the pier.
5)Good acting
6)The story of the clock.
7)Showing New Orleans love

1)Was I supposed to understand the old lady that narrated it?
2)How long was it?
3)I swear I was going to be snooze city until the Chelsea went to war.
4)The whole time I kept thinking I have to stay b/c I want to see the credits.
5)Once again my name did not make the credits

The pacing was hard. I know I'm the bad critic. It is a good film and deserves the good reviews it is receiving. There was a lot of effort put in. It is better to see a film like this on the big screen.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Look what I found


Now, I really want to see this "Push" movie found this on this blog Black girl lost in a book

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

To quote UBM Why Youtube is better than TV

I was bamboozled so I keep laughing.


Why did I leave Jamaica again?


I'm so easily humored right about now. If I can find Eddie Murphy singing "Kill the white people" on youtube I will watch it again. ( man I would post it but it is so insulting yet humorous)

Instead I will post this clip. After, Obama won I had to watch "Head of State" again.


Did you know that these stamps exist?

I was at the post office today and I thought I should let the world know that these stamps exist. I picked up all five at the post office some months ago. Now, I don't want to mail them. I will have to buy some to mail and keep the others. I usually pick up the African-American stamps at the post office but these were a treat.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009


This was an interesting documentary. It wasn't moving or anything but I liked the idea.


This one makes me laugh so hard. I like the late lunch one too but it isn't as funny.

Int. Black Women's film fest.


Do you like the new layout?

I am looking for a new hairdo for my new attitude.


HAPPY B-DAY DC DATING DIVA(if that is your real name, lol)

There is one part of this layout at the bottom where the color is different that I am trying to change. I am unable to find it in the html. If you want to help a sister out by viewing my page source I would really appreciate it. Tell me what you think so far.

As I start this new year I look at my wall and see the newspaper cut out I have of Usain Bolt crossing the finish line. This was a proud moment. You would think I'm Jamaican. It was also amazing to see the ladies win. (GO LADIES)I was there when Usain won watching the race on the big screen downtown. The joy of the people of the whole country in one accomplishment was so heartwarming. This is what was nice about the presidential election. The best moment for me was at the polling site and seeing all those black people in this long line. Then, I saw one young black man holding his camcorder and scanning the crowd as he left. Yea I'm being sappy but it made me think of one of the reasons why I love film. I love how we can document history. I love how film can be a recorded memory.

Anyways, it's easy to love film opposed to other things, even though the life of a filmmaker is often a headache.

Changing my layout

Roosevelt Franklin says bear with us as we undergo changes and we'll see you soon!!!

Monday, January 05, 2009


I watched "Someone like you," "Howard the Duck," and "The Times of Harvey Milk".

The only one that needs review is the Harvey Milk documentary. The doc was more interesting than the film "Milk" that came out last year. In all honesty is it necessary to ride off the same fame a story received before? That will be two films about the same thing that won awards.(assuming "Milk" wins an award) This makes me think of when gym class heroes won the music award for remaking the Jermaine Stewart hit. I mean how can you feel good about yourself as an artist? Is this really a way of paying tribute to the artist before you? Is this not just taking a heartfelt story and challenging an actor in order to win an award? Just a thought. I think remakes can be done and improve upon the previous work. However, I lose a little respect for the newcomer b/c they had to use a little less creativity.

I am thinking about changing the colors on my page. They are a little too bright.
Have a good week

Saturday, January 03, 2009

4 favs from 2008

2) THE FAMILY THAT PREYS( I know you guys are gonna ride me for this one)



You know I really like the films they are putting out. I love the love stories.

7 movies I would have preferred not to see

1)Total Recall
2)Not another teen movie
3)Truth or Dare (the 86 horror film and the Madonna one)
4)Jack Frost( the horror movie)
5)Feel the noise
7)Wild Wild West

Honorable mention goes to "Dreamcatcher"

This is an interesting list of bad movies from imdb

this one is from everybody is a critic

You know it must be rough in the film biz if "Marley and me" is number one at the box office. I mean I haven't seen it but you can put Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson in any movie and I'd have a hard time giving it a try. I guess the family movies are in during the holidays.

So, this picture below came from a b-movie website it is a still from "Creature from the Haunted Sea".
It is so funny to me that I had to post it. Maybe I will bite Obenson's style and do funny movie stills instead of the old movie posters that he posts.

Here's that link


Friday, January 02, 2009

Old school Friday

This is gonna be one of my themes for the year.


I am cleaning and getting rid of the things I don't need or want anymore.

I found this poem of sorts

Selective Memory

if there were errors along the way
I will feel good when I forgive myself for them
not all in one day
I've managed so far
increased my guard
everything has made life entertaining
even without planning
the randomness plays well with the predictable
if there were mistakes along the way
some I don't remember
let me have enough fun times so I can forget more

I am hoping to leave a lot in 2008.

Thursday, January 01, 2009


It is a New Year. I've decided to become a snob for 09. I shall fake it until I make it. I plan to have some snob/diva rules to live by. I am looking forward to a great year. I have the secret job starting soon hopefully. I plan to buy a macbook then an hd camera. I've probably said this before but I am so happy that these things may be within reach. I am thinking about attending the afda in South Africa to get my honors or masters in 2010.
I plan to get rid of this cellphone. My hair should be long again. I may or may not lock up again soon. I'm thinking I will wait until I'm 30. I will be 28 this year. My ten year high school reunion is also this year. I will not attend that function. I act as if I am in my thirties and I need to get it together. I do need to get it together.

Off-subject Am I the only person that doesn't want to attend the inauguration? I mean I have never watched one on tv. I am happy Obama is president but gee whiz. Is this really like some million man march type of event? I did hear Michelle discuss helping the community around them in D.C. and I am really looking forward to seeing a change in D.C. Of course I am also looking forward to seeing what else will change in the country.

I want to give up a lot. I think loving yourself involves a lot. Really being concerned about yourself and your health is important. I also feel as if you can live healthy and still die. I think at the end of my life I won't feel anyway about if I did or didn't eat that pint of ice cream or that bacon. I do however want to believe in food having an effect on your mental health. So, I will give a healthier diet a try.