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Saturday, May 27, 2017

D-Xirable Movies/Shows/Plays! Why I Love Seeing Them!

Hello, my wonderful and amazing loves!

If you were ever wondering why I'm always posting about movies it's because I LOVE going to see them! Ever since I was little, I've been in love with writing and the arts. I took theater in high school and fell in love with it. But even when I was little, my mom said I would write and direct short plays with my little sister and we would act them out for her to see. I love everything about the stage and performance, and movies/plays/productions/performances are all just art brought to life. I love seeing a movie, a show, or a play. It's an escape for me. It's all make-believe but it's art! There's nothing better than seeing magic-- someone's creativity and imagination brought to life right in front of you. Like someone created that! Art lures me in. It calls to me, it has a hold on me. Just like writing. That's why I love going to the movies, or seeing a show or a play. In that moment, I can dream. I can escape. I can get lost in someone else's creativity. It inspires me. It makes me happy. And that's what I want to do-- create art and bring my dreams to life. Create magic-- create something beautiful.

Hope you enjoyed the post!

Love always,
LaTasha B.

Friday, May 26, 2017

D-Xirable Movie Time! Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Everything, Everything

Hello, my wonderful and amazing loves!

Today, I went to the Cinemark Plaza to see a double feature (two movies). First, I went to see the new Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Then, my mom came and we saw Everything, Everything. Both movies were just okay. Honestly, I could have waited to see both of them.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Synopsis: Captain Jack Sparrow (played by handsome and talented, Johnny Depp) is pursued by an old nemesis, Captain Armando Salazar (played by talented, Javier Bardem), who along with his Spanish Navy ghost crew has escaped from the Devil’s Triangle and is determined to kill every pirate at sea. Jack, aided by his new allies Henry Turner (played by cutie, Brenton Thwaites) and Carina Smyth (played by Kaya Scodelario), must seek the Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that grants its possessor total control over the seas, in order to defeat Salazar and break all sea curses. Henry Turner is Will Turner Jr.'s (played by gorgeous and talented, Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swan's (played by the gorgeous and talented, Keira Knightley) son and Carina Smyth is Captain Barbossa's daughter.

Gorgeous and talented, Orlando Bloom as Will Turner, Jr.!

To me, the synopsis just doesn't fit right. Although the film is about Captain Jack Sparrow, and Captain Armando Salazar is trying to get revenge on him, I felt like this movie was more geared toward Henry Turner and Carina Smyth. Henry Turner is Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann's son who's trying to break his father's curse, while Carina Smyth is Captain Barbossa's daughter trying to find the Trident of Poseidon in her father's honor. Although, Javier Bardem made an incredible villain and it was nice to see Geoffrey Rush as Captain Barbossa, and Paul McCartney made a nice cameo, this wasn't my favorite film of the franchise. But you could say I'm biased because I mainly watch Pirates of the Caribbean for Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, and Keira Knightley, and Kiera Knightley and Orlando Bloom were barely in this movie.

Young Jack Sparrow!

Handsome and talented, Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow!

Favorite Quotes:

"I will not pay for that." - Henry Turner. Never say that to a woman."- Captain Jack Sparrow
"How dare you do exactly what I would do if I were you." - Captain Jack Sparrow

Everything, Everything

Maddy (played by extremely beautiful and talented, Amandla Stenberg)
Synopsis: What if you couldn't touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm your face… or kiss the boy next door? Everything, Everything tells the unlikely love story of Maddy (played by extremely beautiful and talented, Amandla Stenberg), a smart, curious and imaginative 18-year-old who due to an illness cannot leave the protection of the hermetically sealed environment within her house, and Olly (played by cute, Nick Robinson), the boy next door who won’t let that stop them. Maddy is desperate to experience the much more stimulating outside world, and the promise of her first romance. Gazing through windows and talking only through texts, she and Olly form a deep bond that leads them to risk everything to be together… even if it means losing everything.

Maddy and Olly!

Olly and Maddy!

I wanted to love this movie. I love a good romance film. In fact, I'm a sucker for a good romance! However, this movie wasn't it. My mom didn't care for it either. It was very awkward and slow at first. I know it's supposed to be that way, we're talking about a young girl who has had very little human conversation but it was just too awkward for me. It didn't help that there were two other young girls in the theater laughing at the awkward moments as well. However, I did enjoy the beach scenes in Hawaii. Those moments were really cute.

Fave Quotes:
"Love can't kill me, mom." - Maddy
"Call him. Don't be a coward."
"Every ocean deserves to be seen by you." - Olly
"Aloha. Don't die."
"Dear mom, I know staying in this house keeps me alive, but this isn’t living. I want to experience everything. Everything. This is all I want." - Maddy

Hope you enjoyed the pics and post!

With love,
LaTasha B.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

D-Xirable Memories! My Twiny Ja's Birthday!

Hello, my wonderful and amazing loves!

Today is my twiny/bestie/big sis Ja birthday! She turns 28 years old! I wasn't able to celebrate it with her today but I hope she enjoyed it. She has been my sister since high school! We've known each other for 10 years now! I can talk to her about anything and everything, and I do! She's always been there for me, through the good and the bad. She always sees the best in me, even when I'm at my worst. She supports my hopes and dreams. She's encouraged my writing and my painting! In fact, she has one of my paintings in her room and a rose artwork that I did. We've been to concerts together, went on vacations together, binged watched our favorite TV shows together, gone to dinners and movies together, etc! She constantly inspires me with her strength, compassion, and dedication! She's so caring, loving, generous, smart and amazing! I'm so blessed to have her in my life!  She has been a ray of light during my darkest times! I love her so much! Happy 28th birthday to my best friend/big sis/twiny Ja! One of the best people that I know!

Pictures of me and my twiny, Ja! Oh, the memories!

On our way to Columbia, Missouri!

 My twiny/big sis and I in purple!

Me and my twiny/big sis in our green for "Wicked"!

My twiny/big sis and I in Las Vegas!

My twiny/big sis and I for Prom 2007!

My twiny/big sis and I at a Royal's Game!

Me and my twiny/big sis for my/our birthday celebration!

We have so many more pictures together, these are just a few! Here's to many more years and memories!

Love always,
LaTasha B.