Friday, January 18, 2008


In about an hour, I am going with a friend of mine to the movies. There are quite a few to choose from - 27 Dresses, The Bucket List, PS- I Love You, Atonement, Juno, Mad Money and a few others that I haven't seen yet. They all seem pretty interesting however, we are going to see First Sunday! Now for those of you don't know which movie this is, it's the one with with Ice Cube, Katt Williams and Tracy Morgan where they set out to rob a church. How sacreligious!!

Sometimes it's easy to pick what movie to see - you know the must-sees; for me something like The Great Debaters or American Gangster. But there are other times when there are quite a few decent enough movies showing that I feel warrant me spending $12.50, yes it's $12.50 out here in LA - and so then you have to go to the secondary reasons like what mood am I in, what does the other person want to see, who's in it, etc.

I apologize in advance for saying this, but I have never been one for going to see movies with black characters in them just because they are black. I don't go to see movies with white characters in it just because they are white either for that matter. I want to support black enterprise too but it still needs to be something of value. However, tonight I feel like laughing and based on the characters in this movie and based on the trailers that I have seen, this one seems to fit the bill. Yes, I know it's going to be silly and yes I know it won't be the most intriguing plot ever but that's exactly what I'm looking for. All I have to do is look at Katt Williams with that perm in his hair and I want to bust out laughing :) LOL!!!

Now if he was coming out in a psychological thriller of some sort, I'd have to guess that I would have to pass. Tonight though, I am putting on my loose pair of jeans 'cause I know that I am going to be laughing really hard and coming on the heels of my outing on Tuesday night, I'm definitely ready for that!

Saturday afternoon....
So I went to the movie and I ended up paying $15.50 because the showing that we went to was in the Director's Hall where they have assigned seating...overrated!!! The movie was funny...but ahhh, not worth that much....wait for the DVD! Actually Tracy Morgan's character stole the show!


Anonymous said...

I think I can [actually I will] wait 'til 'First Sunday' comes out on DVD and even then I may not see it. Who knows? The last movie I saw in theatres was Alien vs. Predator 2 on Christmas day; I took my great uncle to go and see it. Hmmm...the only movie I want to see that is out is 'Cloverfield'. I told my girlfriend I'd wait 'til I fly back out to Oklahoma before I see it, but I am definitely looking forward to it.

I do hope that you enjoyed whatever movie you saw.


Ron Bramlett said...

Man. $15.50 for a movie??

Only ballers can live in LA.

Here in Carolina two people can go at that price!

Jackie Edwards said...

I wish I was a baller, wish I was a little bit taller...LOL..yeah, I am definitely not a baller! You really have to have your priorities right to be able to afford to live out here. It's crazy!

Anonymous said...

$15.50!! Assigned seating??? See that's why I only lasted 1 week out in

Unfortunately, First Sunday (keep wanting to call it First Friday) only provided the laughs that I experienced watching the trailers. I wanted to see the movie to get my mind off of other things, but the lack of laughter, for me, wasn't even worth my $6.50. It wasn't bad, however, it wasn't great either.

Mizrepresent said...

Thanks for the heads up...i will definitely wait until it comes out on DVD, but the trailor looks so funny, especially Kat,

Brianna said...

dang...i could have included that in my "only in LA" blog a few months back. They kill you at Howard Hughes in those fancy stadiums!!!