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Thursday, January 19, 2017

A D-Xirable Farewell! Saying Farewell to the Obamas!

Hello wonderful and amazing, loves!

I hate to see the Obama family leave the office. Former President, Barack Obama, made history as the first black (or biracial) president in history. I'm so grateful to America for voting for him, and for two terms! Barack Obama and Michelle Obama exude class, grace, and elegance and both are/were like-able people. The White House will have a new president now but the legacies that both former president, Barack Obama, and former first lady, Michelle Obama, have made will remain. I have come to love them, admire them, and respect them. 

May God Bless the Obama family!

Love always,
LaTasha B.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

D-Xirable Movie Time! Hidden Figures!

Hello, my wonderful and amazing loves!

Today, I got to hang out with my twiny/bestie, Ja, and my Godmother, Ms. Angie. We went to AMC Barry Woods and saw the movie, Hidden Figures starring Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, and Janelle Monáe. It also stars Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge,
Glen Powell (who's gorgeous by the way), Kimberly Quinn and Kevin Costner.

Hidden Figures promo

Movie Synopsis:

Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)-brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains and "human computers" behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer), and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)

John Glenn (Glen Powell) meets mathematician Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson) in the film "Hidden Figures."

Katherine Johnson working as a "computer" for NASA

Mary Jackson taking classes at Hampton's all white high school

The ladies watching the launch of John Glenn
This movie is so inspiring, amazing, and powerful! I'm so inspired by these incredible, strong, and smart black women and their stories! They used their intelligence to help make history, how amazing is that! Watch this movie as three beautiful African American women rise to the top! I don't know who inspires me most because they were all brilliant and so determined. All of these women broke barriers which demands respect.

This is a must-see movie! I would definitely see it again. It really does inspire you to dream big!

I hope you enjoyed the post and the pics!

LaTasha B.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

D-Xirable Movie Time! Sing!

Hello, my wonderful and amazing loves!

Happy New Years!

Today, I got to hang out with my twiny/bestie, Ja, and my Godmother, Ms. Angie. We went to Cinemark Palace in the Plaza and saw the movie, Sing. 

Sing promo

Movie Synopsis:

Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey), a dapper Koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal optimist — okay, maybe a bit of a scoundrel — who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now facing the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition. Five lead contestants emerge: A mouse (Seth MacFarlane) who croons as smoothly as he cons, a timid teenage elephant (Tori Kelly) with an enormous case of stage fright, an overtaxed mother (Reese Witherspoon) run ragged tending a litter of 25 piglets, a young gangster gorilla (Taron Egerton) looking to break free of his family’s felonies, and a punk-rock porcupine (Scarlett Johansson) struggling to shed her arrogant boyfriend and go solo. Each animal arrives under Buster’s marquee believing that this is their shot to change the course of their life.

Sing promo with Buster Moon
Buster Moon played by Matthew McConaughey, Mike played by Seth MacFarlane, Johnny by Taron Egerton
Meena played by Tori Kelly, Ash played by Scarlett Johansson, and Rosita played by Reese Witherspoon.

Audition contenders

Sing cast and characters

The Ending/Performances:

When Meena goes to the theater's rubble lot and sings Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah", Buster hears her and is inspired to reinstate the show without the prize money. They perform in front of Rosita and Meena's family members. As Rosita and Gunther perform "Shake It Off", more animals are attracted to the scene as the show is broadcast on the news. Johnny amazes his father with Elton John's "I'm Still Standing" who then escapes from prison to reconcile with him. Ash impresses Lance with her original rock song, "Set It All Free". Mike, who bailed out when he heard there was no prize money, returns when his peers make fun that he wasn't able to sing like the ones on TV, singing Frank Sinatra's "My Way". Meena finally overcomes her fears and sings Stevie Wonder's "Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing". The show becomes a success and impresses Nana so much she agrees to buy the lot and rebuilds the theater.

Meena stealing the show for "Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing"
This movie was cute enough to watch. I really wish there was more of Taron Egerton singing "Stay With Me". His vocals were really nice for this song. Rosita and Gunter's "Shake It Off" performance was cute and creative. Tori Kelly's vocals really steal the show. First, for "Hallelujah" and again for "Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing". Overall, this movie was just okay. 

Hope you enjoyed the pics and post!

With love,
LaTasha B.