For All The DOPE Kids Of The 90s


I already talked about the DOPE movie the other day and how it reminds me of my own coming of age. But, but, but can we also talk about the looks in the DOPE movie and how it reminds "us" of our upbringing?  If you grew up in the 90s, you'd watch this movie and have all kinds of flashbacks. And before you know it, you're spotting a skater dress and an accent braid. Oh, and jelly sandals, too. Because why not? And because 90s kids (and style) are the coolest. Although the movie is set in Continue Reading

Dope Movie Reminds Me Of My Own Coming Of Age

Dope Movie

Have you heard of the DOPE movie? You must have. It's been getting my attention for a long time. And when I heard that Pharrell Williams and Forrest Whitaker were part of it, too, I became even more interested. I regret that I haven't seen the movie yet [does not come out till June 12th, unless you have connection to the powers that be, and unfortunately, Oprah hasn't called me yet]. It's written and directed by Rick Famuyiwa - yes, a Nigerian American. But before we give him a Nigerian passport Continue Reading

12 Years A Slave: Absolutely Devastating

12 Years A Slave

We finally watched 12 Years A Slave, and my, oh my. Usually, Igwe and I watch movies as soon as they come out. If not on the first or second day, then definitely in the same week. By the time the nominees for the awards are announced, we are very well aware of most of the movies. This time, however, was different. So we made it a point to catch up before the Oscars (since the other awards have passed), so we know what the fascination is about any movie. I don't know about the rest of you Continue Reading

The Best Man Holiday Movie Is The Best, Man!

Image source: The Best Man Movie Website

So Igwe and I went to see The Best Man Holiday on Saturday night. We decided at about 3pm that we would go see the 9:15pm movie at AMC Loews, White Marsh. I don't usually like seeing movies this late (old age oh!), but because I was already tired (you know The Verastic Show comes up on Saturdays) and needed a nap, I decided for 9:15 pm. We bought the tickets from Fandango. We got to the theater at 8:40 pm, and would you believe that there was already a line??? By the time the line started moving Continue Reading

Charlie Hunnam Quits Fifty Shades Of Grey

Charlie Hunnam

It's barely a month since it was announced that Charlie Hunnam will play Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie. Well, not anymore. Charlie has pulled out of the movie, saying that his television schedule will not let him prepare well for the Christian Grey role. Oh, Charlie, Charlie, Charlie. Okay, I can understand why he wouldn't want to appear in a movie - especially such a highly publicized one - to take a role that he isn't fully prepared for. I get it (spoken as the true Continue Reading

Finally, The Cast Of 50 Shades Of Grey!

Charlie Hunnam & Dakota Johnson

If you're a fan of 50 Shades of Grey by E. L. James, then you probably know that the book is being turned into a movie. Finally, the cast of 50 Shades of Grey has been announced. Woo hoo! I'm very, very sure that they will not be able to act out everything in the book, otherwise it'll just be full blown porn. We, the fans, have been wondering who would play the part of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. Personally, I was more focused on Christian Grey than I was on Anastasia. I thought it Continue Reading

We’re The Millers: Go Watch It

We're The Millers

This past Saturday, I went on a movie date with Funmie and her sister, Seun. If I had gone alone, I would have seen Wolverine (can't believe I've still not seen it, considering he's my favorite X-Man and favorite Aussie). But Funmie wanted a feel-good movie (and knew nothing of the movies that were in the theater), so I chose We're The Millers. I like Jennifer Aniston, so I'll most likely see anything she's in. Before going to see this movie, I knew it was a funny movie, but I did not Continue Reading

Did Judith Actually Get Raped?

Tyler Perry's Temptation

Remember last week when I put up a movie review about Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions Of A Marriage Counselor. Well, I was going through my Google Reader when I came across a post on Single Black Male. The author, Dr. J did not like the movie - who can blame him - and he listed five reasons for not liking the movie. One of the reasons was: "Tyler needs a lesson about rape." Apparently, the first sex scene between Judith and Harley was rape. I. Did. Not. Know. That. Searching further, I Continue Reading

My Entire Thoughts On Tyler Perry’s Temptation

Tyler Perry's Temptation

The actual movie title is Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions Of A Marriage Counselor. I saw the movie on Easter Sunday with my friends, and well, I was disappointed. Read on, no spoilers, I promise. So there was quite a hype and an excitement with this movie, and who can blame them? The preview looked good. I really feel bad for saying this because I do like Tyler Perry and I especially respect his story (the way he came from nothing to something). Now, this movie had way too many holes in Continue Reading

Reason Number 75291783 Why I Don’t Take Nollywood Seriously

Kiss On A Royal Balcony

I wish I was here to talk about the awesomeness that is Nollywood, but not today. It may not seem like it, but once upon a time, I used to actually be an avid Nollywood movie fan. I watched almost every single movie I came across. And at one point, I actually considered doing reviews of Nigerian movies on my blog. When I first started The Verastic Show on Blog Talk Radio, I did a Nigerian movie review at least once. I don't remember what episode exactly that was. But somewhere along the line, I Continue Reading