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Friday, February 23, 2018

Kerin's Top 10: Best Worst Movies

Hello World,

So there are good movies and there are bad movies, and then there are movies so bad that they're actually pretty good... not really but...

Now, I haven't seen classics like The Room or Birdermic: Shock and Terror, which are apparently the best worst movies, but I have seen some bad movies that I think are pretty good in a bad movie kind of way.  These are those movies, you love to watch even though you know they are bad, and you can't explain to anyone why you like watching that movie. Anyway here's my list of my personal best worst movies! Enjoy!

 

This is just a plain bad movie. It's not even funny. It's awkward and cringey, and just poorly done. I don't even like this movie, but I watch it and I continue to watch it. I paid money to own this movie, and I've watched this movie every night for week straight. I have no explanations DON'T WATCH THIS MOVIE. It's just bad. 



 


This is a really popular bad movie - it makes top best worst movie lists all the time, and that's because it's so great! This movie is so overtly awful, that is is hilarious. I think the most accurate description of this movie would be "puny."


 

This one of those bad movies that make you cringe. This movie excels in underdevelopment. It shines with it's whiny underdeveloped main character, strange undeveloped "love" story, and rushed underdeveloped plot. I never read the book, and I can guarantee that it is better than the movie. But alas, I will continue watching and enjoying this film. 



This is one of those movies, where I always have to explain why I own this, and I just can't. It is about as good as it sounds. This a typical TV Movie, with no real shinning points, It is what it is. Sorry not sorry.


 


I don't know what it is about sequels, but they just know how to do bad. Now, Underworld, itself, could be considered a bad movie, but the sequel really outdid it. This movie makes you think many things like, "What is going on?" "What in the world?" "What am I watching?" "Why am I watching this?" "Why do I hate myself?"  But I carried on to watch the rest of the franchise, and no, it never got any better than the first.




Speaking of franchises that should have stopped at the first one,  Pirates of the Caribbean is a prime example. Now this film is the 4th one in the franchise, and it's probably 4 times as bad as the original.  But I've never seen the first one. I've only seen this one, and the 5th one, which is basically the same movie. Random people need Johnny Depp to find some random treasure - hilarity ensues. But I don't like the 5th one, probably because it doesn't have a random priest/mermaid love story.





I think this is a Hallmark Channel original, and it is every bit as cringey and cheesy as your typical Hallmark movie. The first time I watched this movie was on the Hallmark Channel a few year ago. Emphasis on first because I've watched this movie many many times. In fact, I watched this movie every night for a month this past December.




The title of this movie says a lot about the quality of this movie. I have no real explanations for why I love this movie so much. But I've watched this movie every night for week before, and I've paid money to rent this movie for just 48hrs. But this movie is kind of cute. It's not as bad as others on this list.





I LOVE this movie! This movie cracks me up. There is literally so much random stuff going on in the movie. I have no idea, what the creators were going for. I know Jeepers Creepers was clearly meant to be a horror/thriller, but the sequel is just so random, I don't know. 




I have loved this movie for a long time, and I don't know why. At some point in my life, I would've said this was favorite movie, if it wasn't so embarrassing. Almost everything about this movie is bad - from the acting to the writing. This movie is very cringe, super awkward, and a lot of "just why?" But I love it. 






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~Kerin


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Thursday, February 22, 2018

#TBT Playlist: 2002

Hello World,

Let's just continue this journey into 2002 shall we...






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Au Revoir,
~Kerin


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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Watch or Nah?: Black Panther

Hello World,

I already alluded to how I felt about this film in my post yesterday, but I have so many great things to say about this film! This movie is so well-done, and I didn't expect any less, because the stakes were so high on this film. There has never a been a superhero film like this before, so the cast and crew knew they could not fail. So what we got was greatness! As promised here is my full review of Black Panther!


Film/ Television Show Information

Name: Black Panther

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Director : Ryan Coolger

Main Cast: : Chadwick Bowsman, Michaeal B. Jordan, Lupits Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright

Ratings


1 = Trash

2 =Meh

3 = OK

4 = Solid

5 = Bomb


Acting/ Performance





X

Comments: 
This film stars world-class actors, and they all gave world-class performances. Every character was portrayed so well - they all drew you in. It was like each actor was fighting to try to steal the scene, but because they could hold their own, what we got were just all around great performances. Whether you loved the heroes or hated the villains, all the actors made you feel something towards their characters. 

Writing/Screenplay





XX

Comments: 
Coogler and Joe Robert Cole, really outdid themselves with this screenplay, and that's why it gets double points! What they created was so much more than a superhero movie! They managed to create a story that dealt with real, poignant and deep themes, while still being fun and entertaining, and a film that made you think and feel, but was still enjoyable. So many writers try so hard to create a film that has meaning, but forget that movies are meant to be entertainment. But Coogler and Cole struck that perfect balance in more ways then one. The story is also rooted in African tradition and culture, but also futuristic. The story celebrates Blackness, but also praises unity and inclusion! They could have just written another Marvel superhero movie, but they created an incredible story of growth and triumph, and the main character just so happened to be an awesome superhero.

Cinematography 





X

Comments:
Stunning, just stunning. This film is a visual masterpiece. The look of everything goes so well together - from the set, to the costumes, to the visual effects. It's all just a work of art on the screen.

Costume Design





XX

Comments:
Image result for black panther Look at this, just look at this! Balance seems to be the theme of this film, because the costume designers managed to strike that perfect balance between African traditionalism and modern futuristic, to create stunning afro-futuristic wardrobes. So double points!

Editing/Special Effects





X

Comments:
The scene in the movie, when we first see Wakanda, T'Challa says "This never gets old," and I would imagine so, because it looked incredible. They created a world that looked real, like it exists, but unreal, like not of this world. And the fight scenes looked incredible, but also a little impossible, which only made them more amazing. So again, balance. 

Sound/Music





X

Comments: 
The music is dope, and adds movement and depth to the scenes. Both song selections and placements were excellent. 


Overall Rating (average the rating numbers above)  - 5.3/5.0

Recommendation: Watch! 😀

I recommend this film to anyone who likes fun, entertaining movies. If you're not into fun, action, adventure films - you're more into indie dramas, then maybe this isn't for you. Though, you will still get that same feeling you get from watching though-provoking indies, this movie may be too much fun for you. Now if you do like big blockbusters, then this movie is for you! This movie really is for everyone! Now, do I think you'd enjoy this film more if you're Black? Yes, but not being Black should not prevent you from enjoying this film because it excels on so many levels, besides praising Blackness. But if you are Black, then you NEED to see this film! This film is so well balanced, well-acted, well-written, well-designed,and well-everything, that everyone needs to see it!

Yo, this movie stay mad sold-out, but try to buy your tickets here

Au Revoir,
~Kerin

P.S. Wakanda Forever!

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Tuesdays with Kerin: Movies, Books and Basketball

Hello World,

How's Lent going so far? I've been struggling this first week. I have YouTube set up as an automatic tab, whenever I open my browser, so everyday I'm tempted to just click that tab, and watch some vids! Sometimes, I do open YouTube, and scroll through the new videos that I can't watch. I'm suffering from serious FOMO!

Without YouTube to occupy my time, I've been reading a lot. I finished Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick this weekend, and Matched by Ally Condie yesterday. Both books were pretty good, and I'd recommend them to anyone who's a fan of YA novels. Hush Hush is a supernatural romance/ mystery, and Matched is dystopian romance. I'm looking for new suggestions of books!



For, Galentine's Day, I did actually end up going to the movies, but I didn't see Death Cure, I watched Fifty Shades Freed, again. And for the second time, I still for the life of me, can't figure out what Christian says at the end of the movie. So if you know, please let me know, because I really don't want to have to watch that movie again. 

I did however go to movies again, last week, with the opening of Black Panther being Thursday and all. Usually when anything has that much hype around it, I am unimpressed, but Black Panther deserved it all and more. It really is an excellent film! But enough about it for now. You'll get my full review on Wednesday! 


This weekend was, of course, also NBA All-Star Weekend! I must say I wasn't all that excited for it, but I found it to be a very enjoyable weekend. Even the dunk contest was good this year, despite Lavine and AG not being in it again. Even though, there were a lot of no- name players in the Saturday Night events, it was competitive and entertaining. And so was the All-Star Game itself, which hasn't really been competitive in years. My team, of course, lost, which is unfortunate. But what's even more unfortunate is the fact that I didn't even get to watch the end of the game because Hulu timed out. So if anyone is considering cutting the cord, and switching to Hulu Live Tv,  don't bother! You're better off with Sling, if you really want to cut the cord. But not me. I am putting the cord back. Yesterday, I just ordered service from Direct TV. 

Well that's all for now! See you tomorrow with my Black Panther review!


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Au Revoir,
~Kerin


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Monday, February 19, 2018

Makeup Monday: Chocolate Monochromatic Look

Hello World!



I created this look for the e.l.f. Beautyscape contest, so here's the tutorial on how I created this Chocolate Monochromatic Look!

Step 1: Prime! I have oily-combination skin, so I like to use two different primers - a hydrating one and a mattifying one. I first used the Urban Decay Quick Fix Complexion Prep Priming Spray all over my face, and then I applied the Benefit POREfessional Matte Rescue gel  in my T-zone.

Step 2: Foundation!  I used e.l.f. Aqua Beauty Mouse Foundation, but since I wanted a little more coverage, I mixed in the Urban Decay Velvetizer Translucent Mix-In Medium.






Step 3: Concealer! I applied concealer to brighten my undereye area and cover any dark circles and to highlight the bridge of my noseI used  the Maybelline Super Stay Better Skin Concealer + Corrector in the shade Medium/Deep.  I let my concealer sit for while before blending it out, so I can get maximum coverage! 




Step 4: Eyebrows! While waiting I'm waiting for my concealer, I filled in my eyebrows! I used Benefit Goofproof Brow pencil in the shade Deep -06 to fill in by brows and then set them with Benefit 24-Hr Brow Setter.



Step 5: Powder! I  blended out my concealer, and immediately set it with powder! I used MAC x PatrickStarr Patrick's Powder.  I baked under my eye, and also dusted the powder all over my face to set my foundation. 

Step 6: Bronzer!  I applied bronzer to the perimeter and contours of my face. I used the darkest shade the Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette



Step 7: Eyes!  I first applied the MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in the shade Groundwork all over my lid as an eyeshadow base and primer. I used two different palettes for this look. I first used the shade, Sundae Funday (medium neutral brown) , from the Beauty Bakerie Eyescream Palette, and I blended that color into my crease. I then used the shade, Drive thru (warm dark brown), from that same palette, and blended that into my crease, focusing on the outer corner. Lastly, I applied the shade Peach Tart, from the Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes palette, all over my lid.

Step 8: Highlight!  I applied highlighter lightly to the tops of my checks, browbone, and bridge of my nose. I used the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in the shade, Opal. 


Step 9: Set! I used the Boscia White Charcoal Mattifying Setting Spray  to set all the powders on my face. 











Step 10: Eyeliner and mascara!
  I applied liner to both tmy op and bottom lash line and I used the Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayon in the shade Rococa (golden brown). I then followed that with the L'oreal  Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara. 



Step 11: Lips! I finished the look off with the Sephora #Lipstories Lipstick in the shade Fireside.

Step 12: Selfie! Share on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, kerinskorner.com, etc. 


Happy Makeup Monday!
~Kerin



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Friday, February 16, 2018

Kerin's Top 10: NBA All Stars 2018

Hello World,

Happy NBA All Star Weekend! 

Today is the first day of All Star 2018! *cheers and applause* I don’t know about you, but I’m only moderately excited, but nonetheless here’s my list of the Top 10 All Stars, or Top 10 best players in the league today.  Also, I’m including players that were voted or selected to be All Stars, regardless of injury or if they’ll actually play in the game on Saturday.


10. Klay Thompson – Golden State Warriors

9.  Giannis Antetokounmpo – Milwaukee Bucks

8. DeMarcus Cousins – New Orleans Pelicans

7. John Wall – Washington Wizards

6. Anthony Davis – New Orleans Pelicans

5. Kyrie Irving – Boston Celtics


4. LeBron James – Cleveland Cavaliers

3. James Harden – Houston Rockets

2.  Stephen Curry – Golden State Warriors

1. Kevin Durant – Golden State Warriors


And that’s it. Be sure to look out for most of these guys on Sunday night! By the way I’m going for Team Stephen! It was a hard decision because Team LeBron got all the good players, but I’m not saying I’m anti - LeBron, but I’m definitely not pro- LeBron. 



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Au Revoir,
~Kerin


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