Movie Review: ‘Dope’

Last night I was invited to an early screening of the new film Dope which was written and directed by Rick Famuyiwa and was produced by Forrest Whitaker and Pharrell Williams. Before I saw the movie yesterday, I had a vague understanding of what the movie is about. I knew that the movie was heavily influenced by ’90s hip-hop music so that alone made it a must see for me. What I wasn’t expecting, tho, was how incredibly entertaining and powerful the film truly is. Dope is one of those rare movies where everything works … from the writing to the acting, the humor and the seriousness. It felt to me like a marriage of Do the Right Thing and Friday, if you can believe that. This is a movie that most of you will enjoy, I think. I went in hoping to be charmed by the ’90sness of this movie and what I got is a whole lot more. More »

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All Aboard

Last night was fun night on the town at a new bar in West Hollywood called Now Boarding. A bunch of friends got together to celebrate Eileen’s birthday and we packed the place with mirth and merriment. My friends Jessika and Jesse were in the neighborhood so I mentioned to them that I would be at Now Boarding so they came out to partake in the fun as well. Eileen was surrounded by a really great group of friends and she looked blissfully happy and totally blitzed all night long so … yeah, we had a blast. More »

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Happy Ollie Day

Today is my friend Ollie’s birthday (you may know her as the amazing musician Hustle Roses) and I hope you will join me in sending her all the BIRTHDAY LURVE in the world today! I won’t be able to celebrate with Ollie in person today because her man Caleb whisked her off for a weekend at the Happiest Place on Earth. The pair got themselves a room at Disney and spent their Friday and will spend their Saturday playing in the park together … which, honestly, is the BEST way to celebrate one’s birthday. More »

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Joyeaux Anniversaire, Eileen

Yesterday was my dear friend Eileen’s birthday and altho we won’t be really whooping it up until Saturday night, there was a bit of celebration to be had last night to mark the occasion. Eileen invited her friend Vanessa and me to join her for a small dinner at Terrine and we had the best night together. Eileen always has the skinny on the hot new places and she really wanted to try out this French restaurant (which was a far cry from her birthday dinner last year at Medieval Times). The food was amaze but the company was even better. It was a great way to celebrate Eileen’s birth. More »

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A Night In The Park

Last night I made my way down to Anaheim to meet up with my friend Jamie who is in town this week visiting from Las Vegas. She and I actually met at Disneyland a few years ago and managed to stay in touch. When she told me she would be at Disney for a few days this week, well, I had to get down there to spend some time with her. I managed to get my friends Elena, Jessie, Alex and Eddy to meet up with us so we could make a night of it. I don’t get to get down to the park midweek very often but now that summer is nearly here, I might have to get back into the habit … because last night was so much fun. More »

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Movie Review: ‘San Andreas’ In 4DX

Last night I made my way out to the Regal Cinemas Theater at LA Live to see the new disaster movie San Andreas in 4DX and let me tell you … I had an utterly amazingly fun time at the movies. Flicks like San Andreas are what the 4DX movie-going experience was made for. I had previously seen a couple movies in 4DX and my experience was hit and miss (loved Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, hated Interstellar) … but last night, the 4DX experience not only made San Andreas a decent movie, it made it one of my fave movies of the year. I am not kidding when I tell you that this movie is really effing cool when experienced in 4DX. More »

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The Time For 4DX Has Come Again

The laundry pile in my room had gotten too unruly for me to ignore anymore so I spent most of my night doing chores around the house, including laundry. My night tonight will be much more exciting because I will be making my way downtown to the Regal Cinemas Theater at LA Live to see the new earthquake disaster movie San Andreas in 4DX. 4DX is, as you may recall, a movie-going experience where the seats move and water, lights and smells are incorporated in the theater to make it feel like you are in the movie. It’s been a while since I saw a movie in 4DX so I figure San Andreas will be the PERFECT movie to experience with all the bells and whistles 4DX has to offer. More »

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When The Bats Come Out To Play

Yesterday was that hallowed day when all of the goths come out to play at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure for Bat’s Day. To be honest, after the crazy night I had Saturday, I was feeling REALLY lazy Sunday morning and I contemplated not going to Disney … then I remembered it was Bat’s Day and there’s no WAY I was gonna miss Bat’s Day. I dunno why but I absolutely LOVE the sight of all the goths playing in Disneyland. Sure, you see a few here and there all year long but Bat’s Day is really special. I’m glad I went because I had a blast, as usual. More »

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Long Hair, Don’t Care

Yesterday was a fun filled day for me. I got to spend the afternoon at a houseparty hanging out with friends and then I spent last night at a WeHo party hanging out with more friends. The houseparty was just a really chill event where I got to catch up with folks that I haven’t seen in a while and meet new friends as well. The WeHo party was just totally nuts, totally fun, and really wigged out. Altho I got to celebrate Darion’s birthday on his actual birthday this past Thursday, last night was his big soirée on the town. First we hit up The Abbey, then we hit up Flaming Saddles. Everyone was required to wear a wig and I ended up having the best night ever as a sassy blonde :) More »

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The Bang-Gos

After I saw the original members of L7 perform their first concert in 18 years at the Echo on Thursday night, I had a hard time imagining a show that could outdo their blistering performance. Last night, I saw The Bangles live in concert at the Troubadour in West Hollywood and can honestly say that the show was just as amazing as the L7 show but for vastly different reasons. The Bangles are touring without original bassist Michael Steele which was a bummer to me … until they brought out Kathy Valentine of The Go Gos to play on stage with them. I mean … The Bangles and a Go Go together on one stage? I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I managed to get some photos and video of the performances of Walk Like an Egyptian and Eternal Flame, which you can see below. I have a feeling you will enjoy. More »

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