Saturday, September 19, 2009

DVD Review: Next Day Air

The previews don't give this movie any justice. When you see the previews, you think that's going to be some corny comedy movie starring Mike Epps, Wood Harris, Donald Faison and a couple others in the supporting cast. Well, this movie will take you by surprise on how determined everyone was on making "the exchange" after a package is delivered to the wrong apartment. The movie has its funny moments, but the drama of making that exchange is what makes it different. We can't say whether the movie is supposed to be a comedy mixed with action, or simply a dark comedy, action/crime movie. We're leaning more towards dark comedy, action/crime movie due to the subject matter and violence.

The movie starts off with Donald Faison's character delivering a package to the wrong apartment because he's always high on the job. The package is then opened and low and behold, it's 10 bricks of yayo. Mike Epps and Wood Harris' characters decide to sell the contents of the package to an associate who has the money to take it off their hands easily. When it's realized that the package was delivered but to the wrong location, the people who was expecting the package goes looking for it. Then the sender of the package involves himself in the search by making a special trip from California to Philadelphia and dishing out his brand of pain because he's looking for his product.

Once everyone with their agendas on their mind meet in the same place, the air gets real thick and the drama picks up, 10 fold. Now relunctant businessmen are now forced allies and when it's all said and done, a simple mistake of delivering a package to the wrong door leads to sheer confusion and a massive shootout ensues.

There are lessons to be learned during this movie. The lesson of you can't always trust those close to you. You've heard the saying, "keep your friends close and your enemies closer". With so much on the line, drugs and money, friendships are re-evaluated on mere misspoken words, and the thought of bringing harm to your own family members are put to the test. Just because someone has status or something material, makes them a target. Do you have the will to put that all to the side and protect your family, or will you go all out, and take them out for your own personal gain? Loyalty to family or loyalty to money is the question. That's a little something within the movie you might want to look out for.

There's a quotable during the movie and repeated towards the end that should be remembered, "Always remember what you're doing it for. If it ain't worth dying for, you don't want to be in it."

Friday, September 18, 2009

Commentary: Bitch-Ass-Ness

We at P³ are some caring and understanding individuals. We care for others, just as others care for us. We listen and heed all the facts and other bits of information before we pass judgment on anyone and any situation, and we don’t tolerate immature activities by grown individuals. It’s unacceptable for a man or woman, regardless of sobriety to act the way of a punk ass bitch because they have the freedom to do so. We all need to grow up and do and say mature things to provide a positive image and be a positive role model to our children and others, whom look up to us due to the position we are posted, regardless of your economic status. We are all being watched by someone, whether it be our boyfriend/girlfriend, our parents, our boss at work, a stranger, and even our children. Whatever we do and/or say reflects what type of person you are to the other person and that’s the impression that lasts with those people. You rarely get a second chance to make a first impression. But when your actions are consistently offbase, then you are showing everyone what type of person you really are.

Now what Kanye West did last Sunday night was on the level of bitch-ass-ness. There was no excuse for what he did but to draw attention to himself. If you don’t know by now, Kanye jumped up on stage while Taylor Swift was preparing to give an acceptance speech after winning the Best Female Video award at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. He takes the microphone away from her and says, “Yo Taylor, I’m really happy for you, I’ll let you finish, but Beyoncé has one of the best videos of all time. One of the best videos of all time!”, then leaves the youngin’ on the stage, shocked and not knowing what to do or say. Before she got a chance to make up for what that asshole had done, her time was up and the show continued on. Taylor Swift is 19 years old and her image and style is as pure as American Pie and for Kanye to spoil her moment, was some bitch ass shit. We don’t care how much Hennessy he had been drinking during the show, we don’t care about his situation dealing with personal loss, he acted that way before that accident (personal loss) and this incident (VMAs), so it’s his nature to do what he did.

We’ve all heard and seen Kanye’s outburst over the years, and many of us have perceived him as a bitch. He has bitch-like tendencies and those tendencies were showing their colors Sunday. There was no need for him to jump up on stage when he wasn’t even involved in the category. Granted, he was biggin’ up his homegirl but he did it at the expense of someone else. Respect and discipline is what he lacks. He acts like he’s on a higher plateau and that everyone is beneath him. We have to remember, since we support his music, not the man, but the music; the man who makes the music is put into a position to do what he did. It was unexcusable, and we can stop supporting him and he loses all status, but we’re not about taking money nor food out of any man’s pocket or mouth. Any reasonable, mature individual wouldn’t have done what he had done, but we’re talking about Kanye West. The same Kanye West who openly speaks ill of the President of the United States (granted, it was warranted) during a live Hurricane Katrine relief telethon. The same Kanye West who went to court and almost got jail time for smashing a paparazzi’s camera. The same Kanye West who just a couple years earlier, vowed to never return to MTV because he was so upset that he had lost in 5 different categories at the VMAs; and before that, the year before, jumped on stage when he lost a couple categories and cried about how he put so much work into his album and he should have won. Plus, he knew who to pick on. It's not like he would jump up on stage and snatch the microphone away from a man, lets say someone from the Wu Tang Clan or M.O.P. He'd get dropped on the spot. Kanye knew that nothing would happen to him by picking on little ole Taylor Swift. That's why we know he wasn't too drunk to not know what he was doing. That's why we know he knows when to pick and choose who's toes he steps on. Any apology he's given are fake. He's only doing it so the mainstream media and people would stop talking about him, not the situation, but him, sooner than normal. See what we mean, bitch-like tendencies.

It'll be a matter of time before he does something again. Just watch and listen. It never fails because it's in his blood to be this way. Apologizing after having a outburst for whatever reason is so hollow. They begin to mean nothing after repeatedly doing the same thing over and over again. Getting him "help" isn't going to help. As long as this douche bag is still in the spotlight, he's going to continue to act this way. The only way for this clown to step back is for us to stop supporting him. That's the only way, but as stated, we're not into taking money out of another man's pocket and food out of his mouth. But that's the only way to rid the industry of this sucka, but we guess we can tolerate the bullshit every now and then; but he does make us look bad.

Now we personally think Kanye is struggling with something within himself. What we’re about to say isn’t anything negative or there’s something wrong with it, but we believe Kanye West is struggling with his sexuality. Yes, dude has been with some fine women over time; yes, he’s sliding up in a thick red bone, who happens to look like Tweety Bird, but she got body though. But there are dudes out there who are homosexual and “mess” with females. He’s trying real hard to fight this within himself and every now and again, us as the general public, get these outbursts from him. He can’t chalk up his recent episode due to drinking; he acted like that in the past. Most people are saying he’s having a hard time dealing with the loss of his mother. That’s a hard sell for P³, because his actions are consistent with things he's done before her death and even after. He can use that as a cop out, but he knows it’s not the reason why he did it. If you in the ‘hood, you’ve seen dudes like Kanye and what is the usual end result? They come out……..and he’s no different.

Once again, we’re not hating on any man. We’re just calling it how it is. Kanye may need therapy, we don’t know, we’re no doctors. But his attitude toward others is way out of line. In the words of Das Efx, “you better check yourself, before you wreck yourself”.

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Commentary: Secrets of a Housewife

We know that if you a couch potato or simply love the drama of “reality television”, you are watching ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ on Bravo. It’s a guilty pleasure of P³ to watch this show to find out what kind of drama exists out there in the world that we try to avoid. We’re not even going to name these women because you all know them by now, but there are two of these “housewives” that really irk us at P³. The first is already pictured; we’ll discuss the other at a later time. But you gotta wonder about this one. How is she a “housewife” when she’s not married anymore? She won’t get remarried because it cuts her off from her $250K per year alimony, plus she checks $30K in child support each month. So it may look good for her to check that bank ($51K) per month, and throw in the deep pockets of “Big Papa”, she has nothing to worry about. But to the ‘common’ folk who look at her and how she’s going about her money, she’s looking more and more like a lazy call girl. That’s right, one of her rivals may have hit the nail on the head and let the cat out the bag when she called her a call girl during a heated argument.

Let’s get what we know about “Miss Tardy to the Party” out in the open for those who don’t watch the show, never heard of it, or simply have lost interest in the product. Oh yes, we at P³ are losing interest in the RHOA product. We haven’t missed an episode, (we catch the replays), but we don’t go out of our way to watch it because it’s getting too predictable and mundane. But let’s talk about the subject at hand, the faux blonde, who’s a stay-at-home mother, whose income consists of alimony, child support, and various individuals who may be lying down with her. She says it out of her own mouth that she “needs to find a real job”, so what is your first job? Granted, most fiscally responsible people can live off the $51K per month, but from the shows perspective, it seems as if she spends beyond her means. It’s not our problem to wonder if she is spending more than she’s bringing in, and it may even read as if we are concerned about her spending habits, but for real, forking over several thousands of dollars for wigs, shoes, and purses as an impulse buy is crazy.

But seriously, what is her job that keeps the bills paid? How is she a socialite and connected to people like “Lindsay Lohan’s daddy” and other pseudo celebrities while she supposedly does nothing? What is she doing to stay connected? Or is she even connected due to her relationship to “Big Papa”? The mystery of her connection leads us to believe that she provides the “girlfriend experience” to many men, but “Big Papa” happens to be her main man.

When we Googled her, and for someone who’s “out there”, she has no past. Call girls generally aren’t seen in public but are attractive, educated, well-groomed, youthful, and are often employed through escort services. But the profession does have its renegades and strays that tend to go into business for themselves. “Miss Tardy to the Party” seems to operate by her own set of rules. Her “financial backers”, along with “Big Papa” are probably some of her favorite clients, and to get more money, she goes out on dates with other men, whom pay for either her time on a date (“the girlfriend experience”), or something extra. This is very evident on an episode when she’s out to dinner with “Lindsay Lohan’s daddy” and a few others, and after two other women on the show wanted to talk to her, she left in tears and ran over to another man and started deep kissing him. Now, let us tell you, deep kissing is something a call girl does on a date. We don’t know if she was out on a date with “Lindsay Lohan’s daddy” or the other man, but regardless, her acts were that of a call girl. She’s without a doubt, a kept woman; but all the signs are there that she’s some sort of high-end call girl that has sex for money or provides companionship to many men for money.

So it’s big business for her to maintain her single status to continue to get her alimony and child support, and it’s definitely big business to maintain her in and out relationships with these men to get more money. Can’t knock her hustle, but she cannot say she’s a woman of integrity and a positive role model for her children when she runs out on these dates and doing who knows what with men to get money. She’s an upscale hoe, without a doubt; and it makes us sick to see someone like herself walk around, acting all humble, like the world is against her, when she’s going around telling people’s business, putting it out in the streets like a real hooker would and does. And when she gets called out on it, she plays the victim role. That’s what makes us so sick. She needs to own up to her drama and if she got the fortitude to put other people’s issues and affairs out in the street, then admit she said it when she’s called out on it. She needs to stop gossiping is what we’re saying. If someone leans on her shoulder and feels comfortable enough to speak to her about some personal issues, then it should never leave that room. But she takes it upon herself to spread the news like the H1N1 flu and even make up something extra to dirty people names. She’s not a friend to anyone on that show. She’s a leech, and she uses people, their ideas, and their personal drama, to make herself look bigger, and to belittle and embarrass others. She’s no better than a prostitute on the street that sees the world turn every night and day and tells it to the next man, twisting the story up to her liking so she has her fingerprint on it. A hoe is what a hoe does and “Miss Tardy to the Party” has all the attributes of a hoe; just high priced, well connected hoe.

So our advice to “Miss Tardy to the Party” and everyone else out there that has the same undesirable attributes…… a fat one. You probably already do, and you get paid to do it, but don’t try to pass your image off as someone who’s righteous and pure and people attack you for no reason. People attack you for a reason, and it’s reasons you bring unto yourself. Stop the drama, don’t start none, there won’t be none. That’s advice to everyone out there. If someone finds you personable enough to tell you their business, keep it to yourself. Don’t be a 304 and have loose lips. Be true to yourself and the person who is supposed to be your friend. That’s just a little something to sleep on, unless it’s in the blood to be that way.

But point be made, the actions of this pseudo celebrity “housewife” is that of a call girl. There’s no denying it; we covered the basic description of a call girl and she fits the basic description. She’s been told on more than one occasion on the show to stop opening her legs to married men, so even the others on the show know the deal. We just calling it out because her attitude of being a victim all the time is sickening. We are not hating in no form or fashion, we just bringing it to attention that a hoe is a hoe and a hoe is never innocent of any charges brought against them.

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

DVD Review: Charm City

This movie went under the radar, no lie. It's that realism that sets this movie apart from other idenpendent films that come out. Charm City is the nickname of Baltimore, Maryland, if you didn't know, and this film captures some of the struggles that a trio of dudes deal with trying to make it in the city. One dude owns a night club and has to deal with a zoning issue that may have the club closed down. Another dude is simply a tender loving mofo who's about his girls and money, and the last dude is fresh out the joint, wanting to make something of himself and live a straight life.

All three dudes know each other from their childhood days and are well connected to each other. Their private lives are their private lives, so business doesn't mix with pleasure. But when word gets out that a local drug dealer is cakin' like that and one of his henchmen goes around bragging about it, our three dudes take it upon himself to rob the henchmen. When the drug dealer tries to enter the club that one of the dudes own for a night out on the town, he's kicked out and a war on words is played out, which leads to a war in the streets. Not only did the drug dealer have no idea that the three dudes robbed his man for his stash, but the falling out at the club indirectly puts them on his hit list, so regardless, he's going to get them one by one.

On some side business, one of the dudes is interested in his best friends (not associated with the other two) girl. She shows interest in him first because her ex-boyfriend is a cheat and he's torn on whether to step on his man's toes or just let everything play out. When his man finds out that he's messing with her, he steps to him and they rumble. When the fight is over, they realize they been friends too long to let a female come between them and he gets his boy's blessing to mess with her. Then he has news for him that will shock anyone down to their foundation.

You may recognize some of the characters from The Wire, since the movie is based in Baltimore, they try to keep everything "Baltimore", if you know what we're saying. This movie is not too far out there when it comes to the story and it does feel like you know these dudes, or know people in these similar situations. It's almost like a real reality show, edited into a movie.

Check out Charm City, if you haven't already. It's a little drawn out and long, but the story is good and easy to follow. Let us know if you'd like to review Charm City by contacting us at


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