“Her Name Is Nicole”

Nicole Scherzinger of the PCD has released the video to the single “Whatever U Like”. While I am feeling the song, the video is not on the caliber of her best video “Buttons”.

The video looks good. But in my opinion the tone of the video is waaay too dark for a summer release. What’s going to happen here is what happened with Aaliyah and “We Need A Resolution”. While that video was hella sexy, it was too dark in tone for mainstream appeal and the single and video kinda never hit the stride it should have. 

She’s gonna have to follow this up with something lighter. She went too hard and aggressive with both the song and video. Also, no Dance Break? While we all know she danced with the PCD, this was her solo shot. She needed a Jlo dance break to show people what she’s got.

And finally, while Nicole is probably in my top 5 most sexiest women right now, she better be careful because she could alienate a lot of women with her sex appeal.

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Ring The Alarm! Beyonce Falls AGAIN!

This made my day!

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“Dead Wrong” NYCHA Sketch of the Day!

Joel’s Supervisor as drawn by Joel an anonymous artist.

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My Brief Review: “El Cantante”!

Sure I have been a bit mean to Jenny from the Block the last few posts with regards to her new English Language songs, but hey it’s just tough love. I still give the woman props, and after last night she gets a free pass from me for a while.

Here is my review of her great new film “El Cantante”.

Enjoy and Support!!!!

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I saw “El Cantante” last night and enjoyed it very much. I didn’t have high expectations for the film really because it’s a biopic and all biopic’s tend to have the same formula. The artist and their humble beginnings, their rise to stardom, their battle with drugs, and their eventual tragic downfall. 

All of the pre-requisites of a biopic are present in “El Cantante” but it all worked for me.

Sure I may be biased since I grew up in the South Bronx, am Puerto Rican and while I am a horrible salsa dancer (I am determined to learn after watching this movie!) Salsa music is very much apart of my life. I had no problem with the drug use, foul language and some of the negative aspects of our culture that may have been brought to the forefront here because hey, it happened.

It seems everyone would like to do the Revisionist History Hollywood bullshit when it comes to these stories. But that is being dishonest to the audience. What did people want? A lie? Did they want a movie where the worst drug Hector ever did was Coke instead of Dope and have him die of complications from Cancer instead?

Come on people, stop criticizing the film sight unseen.

Also I find it really troubling that a film made by Latinos, written by Latinos and produced by Latinos is getting beat up by OUR OWN PEOPLE! Meanwhile these same idiots will run out and scream to the world that Jamie Foxx is the best actor in the history of film after his performance in “Ray”. Yeah OK, imitating someone is not acting, inhabiting the person you are portraying is. That’s why Angela Basset WAS Tina Turner, even though she looked nothing like her. 

But with “El Cantante” Marc Anthony not only looks like Hector, but sounds like him, sings like him, and ultimately you believe that he is him. Jennifer Lopez finally deserves her acting salary here, as she does not play it safe for one second. She acts her ass off here and I was finally proud of her as an actor. I can only hope she does more movie roles that are as real and as ugly as this one.

And you don’t even have to know Spanish to enjoy the film as the filmmakers cleverly subtitled Hector’s performances in a way that isn’t annoying to the viewer.  

My final take, go see the movie however you can this weekend and support. And if you can’t support the film this weekend, try to buy the soundtrack. It has 9 remakes of Hector Lavoe songs as performed by Marc Anthony. I bought it today off of Itunes for 9.90. It was sold out at Best Buy which was a good thing I presume.

Later-

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An Very Important Message For Jennifer Lopez…

 

Dear Jennifer,

I support you, but this just can’t continue.

I heard another leaked song off of your CD. And while it’s better than “Hold It Don’t Drop It” its still bad. This is the 2nd piece of musical wackness that you have released in the span of one week.

Not acceptable, especially since you are Jennifer Lopez. You can work with whoever you want, you can get the hottest tracks. So what’s the excuse? Why don’t I hear any club bangers on your CD? Why don’t I hear any pop songs with an urban slant that scream “crossover success”?

Why is it that Fergie, Nelly Furtado, and the quickly rising Nicole Scherzinger have put out hotter music than you?

If these 2 songs are indicative of what your album sounds like, I say scrap it and start from scratch. You need simple music with banging bass, and beats you can jam to the club to. Not this overproduced hyper mess that samples a wack song anyway (Lights, Camera, Action)

You can do better, and as of right now, you are on official notice.

When Danity Kane makes better music than you, you know you are in trouble.

LISTEN AND GET DIZZY HERE

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Jaslene? Is that you?

What the hell happened to Cassie?

While I still think that Cassie can’t sing well, I have never denied the girl has a lot of sex appeal.

So while I was looking forward to seeing her in the new Sean John Ladies campaign, I open up the picture in my inbox and to my surprise it looks nothing like Cassie.

 Right now in this pic she is looking like Jaslene.

You know the girl who won “Top Model” and talks like she’s deaf?

Diddy did her no justice here.

And then he’s got her posing with The Poor Man’s Meagan Good Lauren London.

IMO, she should have been rocking an ad solo.

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2 “Under The Radar” Movie Trailers

Hey,

Again here are two more movies (Horror Films) that I had no idea were coming out this year.

The first one is for the film “Trick R Treat” which is a unique (compared to what’s come out lately) take on a horror film. Taking a page out of classics like “Creepshow” or “Trilogy of Terror” it’s a movie that combines 4 seperate stories that take place on the same Halloween Night.

I’m excited since it’s almost like watching something new instead of bullshit like “Saw 27” or whatever number they are up to now.

Also “Brooke McQueen” is in it, and so is the fat kid from “Bad Santa”.

So you can’t go wrong.

Here is the trailer:

The 2nd film is “Babysitter Wanted” which seems like EVERY other “When A Stranger Calls”, “Scream” and chick home alone film that ever came out. But I dunno, I get a different vibe from this one. Maybe it’ll be good. Who knows? It has an on the low direct to video vibe, so hey if that’s the case, I’ll rent this shit at Blockbuster when it comes out.

Here is the trailer: