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Celebrating 50 Years of James Bond Films

Global James Bond Day is being celebrated today to mark 50 years since the world première of Dr.No which introduced author Ian Fleming’s suave, sophisticated secret agent to people. The franchise went on to produce best-selling Agent 007 films and making legends of of actors (source).

Credits

“My name is Bond … James Bond!”

Remember the infamous phrase? How we all looked for ways to rhyme it with our names, but of course it never did. Always been excited about 007 classics from back in the day before I even figured it all out. Talk of being influenced by the right people. Now, I’m a Bond girl so to say.

The 22 previous James Bond films have seen six actors play the title character (from  Sean Connery in the first official film Dr. No in 1962, who played 7 sequels before passing the baton to the  5 others who have played the role after him. And from the look of things, they have achieved paralleled success if not more: George LazenbyRoger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and finally Daniel Craig,  who stars in the most anticipated movie of the year ‘SKYFALL 007′  to premier later this month.

Also ten different car brands piloted by the MI6 spy. But one facet that has remained since the beginning of the franchise is Mr. Bond’s signature drink: a vodka martini, “shaken, not stirred.” But for the 23rd installment, Skyfall, Bond will sip on a less potent potable. He’ll be drinking a Heineken (source). I know the Heineken guys now have every reason to brag, and there goes your punch line to Malt guys. I know it’s been a back and forth battle…lol

Advertising Age that Britain’s best known secret agent is going to change the habits of a lifetime and drink beer in the new Bond film, Skyfall. Heineken has struck a deal for a Bond campaign. There will be a new Heineken ad tied to the Bond film and Bond will reportedly be shown drinking Heineken in at least one scene in the movie itself (source).

James Bond ditches vodka martinis for Heineken

I know you’re wondering, now that Skyfall 007 is premiering, when does it happen in our neck of the woods after that breathtaking trailer? Well, the premier here in Nairobi is on 25th October 2012 at the IMAX theatre. That’s for the chosen few but at least the movie is finally out yeah! See you the following week at the cinemas.
Just that am not a beer person, otherwise I would have joined the Heineken bandwagon and be one of the cool kid on the block.  On that note, they should come up with a yummier version of it. Don’t miss out on the film though! You never miss out on 007 films, that’s a sin *serious face*.
Forgot to ask, for a friend though. Are they serving free Heineken at the theaters?
Signing Off ~~~ *Kawi*

Sneak Into *Tyler Perry*

So my curiosity has driven me to looking into an actor’s life. *Drum Rolls* TYLER PERRY!

Reference: Wikipedia

Tyler Perry (born Emmitt Perry, Jr. September 13, 1969) is an American actor, director, playwright, screenwriter, producer, and author. Already a successful artist in Southern theatre, Perry began to make national celebrity status in 2005 with the release of his first movie, Diary of a Mad Black Woman. In 2009, Perry was ranked by Forbes magazine as the sixth highest-paid man in Hollywood. As of July 2009, Perry’s films had grossed nearly $400 million worldwide.

{Yikes, dude was in Forbes Magazine….wololo. Clearly he never has to sing “I wanna be a billionaire so freaking bad ~ Travie McCoy ft Bruno Mars” Especially the part that says “I wanna be on the cover of Forbes magazine.Smiling next to Oprah and the Queen”—>>>Oh yah, he’s Oprah’s very good friend, now maybe unless the Queen who i’m pretty sure watches his movies. Life is sooo fair….lol}

I mean I don’t do this everyday. But in this case I’m an avid  fun of all the movies Tyler Perry has Directed, Produced, Written and Acted. Basically I love the whole drama and how he actually takes up the situations that happen in real life and does a book or movie in that.

It’s one of those you-just-can’t-hate movies. As much as all the movies have the same theme : Dysfunctional families, forgiveness, cheating spouses, domestic violence, poverty and wealth, Parenting, Self worth, Unselfishness….I bet most of you have probably watched at least one Tyler Perry Movie. I can also bet that you have repeated them over and over…it’s alright it’s allowed…hehe.

I TOTALLY love his cross-dressing creation MADEA…that’s his identity. And I always want to hear what she has to say. The funniest was the botched Bible stories monologue in “I can do bad all by myself”- Here’s the conversation {You’ve gotta read it}

Jennifer: My Grandma Rose used to tell us to pray about things like this.
Madea: Then that’s what you ought to do, pray about it, talk to the Lord about it. He’ll help you.
Jennifer: Yeah but she only told us to pray. She never told us how. Would you teach me?
Madea: Huh?
Jennifer: Please!
Madea: Show you how to pray?
Jennifer: Yeah.
Madea: Oh, Lord, child, I ain’t talked to God since the last time I saw a cop in my rearview mirror. I guess I can try. You know the number?
Jennifer: The what?
Madea: The number. To call him. They say, “Jesus On the Mainline.” I don’t know the number. Okay, sit back. Bow your head. First, giving honor to God, to the head of my life.
[sings]
Madea: Father, I stretch my hand… to thee. Father God. God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. God of Shadrach, Meshach and the billy goat, who was in the fiery furnace that they barbecued on the day of Pentecost when the Jewish people returned from the Sabbath day up on the mountaintop in Ethiopia. God of Mary J. Blige…
Jennifer: Madea, that doesn’t sound right. That’s not how Mama Rose used to do it.
Madea: You ain’t feel it? You ain’t feel the anointing?
Jennifer: No.
Madea: Alright. Well, look, I don’t know nothing about praying. But all praying is is talking to God and having a conversation with him. And at the end, you say the name of Jesus. That’s your stamp that will get it up there to him. You hear?
Jennifer: Okay.

Madea: You know who you remind me of right now? You remind me of Peter. You know who Peter was? Peter was one of the twelve disciplines. And they were out on a boat near an isle in the Greek Atlantic Ocean. And when they was on this boat, a storm rose up and the twelve disciplines, they got really, really worried and upset. They said, “Oh Lord, what are we gonna do?” and they saw something coming towards them that looked like a ghost. But it wasn’t a ghost. It was Jesus. And Peter said, “Jesus, if that’s you then let me come out to you.” You gotta be careful what you ask the Lord for. So Jesus said, “Come on out.” So Peter stepped out of the boat and was walking on the water.
Jennifer: He was walking on water?
Madea: On the water. He was walking on the water toward Jesus. Long as he kept his eyes on Jesus, he stayed on top of the water. He took his eyes off him though. You know why? He got distracted. You know why he got distracted? See, this is what you got to do. When you got your eye on Jesus, you can’t get distracted by nothing. Jonah passed by in the belly of the whale. He looked down, Free Willy, with Jonah inside the belly and it made him distracted so he started to sink. He said, “Jesus, Jesus, help me.” Jesus said, “I can’t. I got to go to Calvary. I’m late.” So Jesus went on to the cross. He said, “Don’t worry though. I’m gonna send you a comforter. When the comforter come, you gonna be alright.” So he’s swimming. He try and swim. He was worried. And Jaws was coming. Spielberg did that Jaws thing. And he was surrounded. You know what happened?
Jennifer: What?
Madea: Just in the nick of time… See this is what I’m talking about, when you think you ain’t gonna make it, in the nick of time, something happens. Noah came up in the arch. That’s right, Noah came rowing up in the arch of St. Louis Arch. He pulled right up beside him. Peter got on there, he said, “Thank you for saving me.” Noah said, “No problem, man. It’s cool. What up, fool?” So he showed him around. Noah had turned the arch into a cruise ship cause he ain’t have nothing to do after he saved the world. Hey, you know who was on there? Eve.
Jennifer: Eve?
Madea: She was in the VIP section. And Peter asked, he said, “Eve, come on, go to the show.” So she went to see this show. They had tigers. You know, they had two tigers, two bears, two lions. You know how they had the male and the female. Well, Siegfried and Roy was there, and they had the two lions there. And them Lions jumped up and scratched Eve. That’s how Eve get them two paws there. You ever see Eve with the paws? She got two paws right there. Read your Bible some time, honey. Read your Bible.

{As in this was the funniest and I mean FUNNIEST ish ever, like *Roll On The Floor*DEAD* Kinda funny.} How the hell did Tyler come up with that. That’s ingenius…it’s funny is all im saying.

So yesterday as I was watching another one of his movies called “Something New”. Some funny thought just crossed my mind. And it got me wondering whether Tyler Perry  is married, if he  has children. You know the whole family set up. I’m not the kind of person who knows who’s dating who in the celebrity scene unless of course it’s the usual Jay-Z, Kanye, Will Smith whose lives are always splattered everywhere.

But I’ve never heard vibes about this guy ‘Tyler Perry’ and his personal life. So as my imaginations runs wild….I actually was thinking he’s married to some hot chiq, with kids jumping here, there and everywhere. Until I wiki’d.

As of 2010, Perry remains unmarried. He lives and works in Southwest Atlanta where he operates the Tyler Perry movies and TV studios. Perry professes to be a devout Christian.He has become good friends with Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith and Janet Jackson.

{Like seriously, I didn’t think so. I was expecting him to have a wife…more like Will Smith and Jada pinkett and not Oprah Winfrey and her dogs.}

Here is a listing of some of his movies:

  • I Know I’ve Been Changed (1998)
  • I Can Do Bad All By Myself (1999)
  • Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2001)
  • Madea’s Family Reunion (2001)
  • Madea’s Class Reunion (2003)
  • Why Did I Get Married? (2004)
  • Why Did I  get Married Too?
  • Meet the Browns (2004–2005)
  • Madea Goes to Jail (2005–2006)
  • What’s Done in the Dark (2006–2007)
  • The Marriage Counselor (2008–2009)
  • Laugh to Keep from Crying (2009–2010)
  • Madea’s Big Happy Family (2010)

As usual any succesful person has got haters and critics. So Tyler Perry has one. According to Wikipedia, which is the only source I could get credible data on him as I didn’t have much time for research…*It’s Never That Serious*

CRITIQUES

In September 2009, Jamilah Lemieux while thanking Perry for employing blacks in front of and behind the camera and for making work with humor and “positive messages about self-worth, love and respect,” she criticized him for making television shows “marked by old stereotypes of buffoonish, emasculated black men and crass, sassy black women.”

{Oh well, that’s what makes it kinda FUNNY and FUN to watch.}

She took him to task for his character of Madea saying that through this, “the country has laughed at one of the most important members of the black community: Mother Dear, the beloved matriarch. …Our mothers and grandmothers deserve much more than that.”

{Nooo Madea cannot be removed, she adds some sppice to the movies}

” She stated that blacks “have been fed the same images of ourselves over and over and over because they sell.” She felt that his success had been “mired with the worst black pathologies and stereotypes” and called on him to “stop dismissing the critics as haters and realize that black people need new stories and new storytellers.”

{Oh well, Now this is partly kinda true. But I think with the latest movie “Something New” he’s actually bringing forth something different, but anyway i’m one of the billions of people who enjoy watching his movies…critique or no critique}

Anyhow I think he’s movies no matter how repeateee they are, hey are always a breath of fresh air…ANd at the end of every movie I always get to learn something on the various aspects of life. I can repeat his movies coz they are supper funny. If you haven’t watched any of his movies..Try out just one…you’ll find yourself searching for the rest. But people have different preferences anyway.

{Basically, DON’T MESS!}

HAVE A BLESSED WEEKEND MY PEOPLE’S

Signing Off ~~~ *Kawi*

Madea: You know who you remind me of right now? You remind me of Peter. You know who Peter was? Peter was one of the twelve disciplines. And they were out on a boat near an isle in the Greek Atlantic Ocean. And when they was on this boat, a storm rose up and the twelve disciplines, they got really, really worried and upset. They said, “Oh Lord, what are we gonna do?” and they saw something coming towards them that looked like a ghost. But it wasn’t a ghost. It was Jesus. And Peter said, “Jesus, if that’s you then let me come out to you.” You gotta be careful what you ask the Lord for. So Jesus said, “Come on out.” So Peter stepped out of the boat and was walking on the water.
Jennifer: He was walking on water?
Madea: On the water. He was walking on the water toward Jesus. Long as he kept his eyes on Jesus, he stayed on top of the water. He took his eyes off him though. You know why? He got distracted. You know why he got distracted? See, this is what you got to do. When you got your eye on Jesus, you can’t get distracted by nothing. Jonah passed by in the belly of the whale. He looked down, Free Willy, with Jonah inside the belly and it made him distracted so he started to sink. He said, “Jesus, Jesus, help me.” Jesus said, “I can’t. I got to go to Calvary. I’m late.” So Jesus went on to the cross. He said, “Don’t worry though. I’m gonna send you a comforter. When the comforter come, you gonna be alright.” So he’s swimming. He try and swim. He was worried. And Jaws was coming. Spielberg did that Jaws thing. And he was surrounded. You know what happened?
Jennifer: What?
Madea: Just in the nick of time… See this is what I’m talking about, when you think you ain’t gonna make it, in the nick of time, something happens. Noah came up in the arch. That’s right, Noah came rowing up in the arch of St. Louis Arch. He pulled right up beside him. Peter got on there, he said, “Thank you for saving me.” Noah said, “No problem, man. It’s cool. What up, fool?” So he showed him around. Noah had turned the arch into a cruise ship cause he ain’t have nothing to do after he saved the world. Hey, you know who was on there? Eve.
Jennifer: Eve?
Madea: She was in the VIP section. And Peter asked, he said, “Eve, come on, go to the show.” So she went to see this show. They had tigers. You know, they had two tigers, two bears, two lions. You know how they had the male and the female. Well, Siegfried and Roy was there, and they had the two lions there. And them Lions jumped up and scratched Eve. That’s how Eve get them two paws there. You ever see Eve with the paws? She got two paws right there. Read your Bible some time, honey. Read your Bible.