“No Children, No Parents, No Husbands” — We Gotta Talk About Jersey!

Tequila, monkeys’ assholes, & broken glasses

Jersey is BACK! After many seasons of snoozeville, The Real Housewives of New Jersey has returned with the heat … and I’m not just talking about the weather in Mexico.

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Let’s begin with that first dinner in Cabo… 

I think it all starts with Jennifer drinking. Listen, do I blame her for getting white girl wasted in Mexico? Hell to the no … we’ve all been there. I gave myself a black eye once in Mexico when I slipped and my face broke my fall. However, Jennifer calling Teresa’s gift ugly (drunk or not) was inappropriate and rude.

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I also find it interesting that Margaret can say whatever she wants in response, fully sober, and yet for me, she’s never wrong. The obvious housewife response to Jennifer’s necklace attack is a returned below the belt comment. The Marg did what the show asks of her with the whole lip liner looks like a monkey’s asshole comment.

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And while I may be Team Margaret (& probably always will be), Jennifer’s response of “Yeah, a monkey’s asshole, that you f***ing sucked, probably!” will forever go down in housewives history along with

  • “Get off my jock”
  • “Who gon’ check me boo?”
  • “Jesus jugs”

and “Prostitution whore!” You can watch the women’s reaction to the whole argument here.

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Honestly, thank you ladies. It was amazing television.

But wait, we aren’t done …

The sun did come out eventually and tempers cooled off, yet, round two was coming. While the ladies did enjoy some pool and shopping time (who takes their Chanel bag out on the streets of Mexico?), at the second dinner (was it really only the second dinner?), Marg and Jennifer were back out at it again. I don’t even remember how it all got brought up, but in true housewife fashion, past comments never really die. The conversation turned to the remarks Jennifer had made about Margaret’s mother cheating with a married man, as Margaret did herself. The Marg fired back with comments about Jennifer’s husband sleeping in the pool house and having a girlfriend.

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Relive that here.

Anyone who thought Margaret was a terrible human for the comments she made at this dinner is so wrong because The Marg immediately apologized when Jennifer returned to the table (what, less than 10 minutes after making the mean comments), and told Jennifer she said them just to hurt her and there was no truth in the comments. This is honestly huge because apologies in the housewives’ world can take weeks, months, and even years to produce. Margaret admitted right away she was wrong.

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While it seemed the dust was finally settling in Cabo, a hurricane called Danielle Staub was brewing, and broken glass, threats, & fueled tempers would be left in her wake.

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If you haven’t caught on yet this season, please realize in New Jersey, you do not mention children, parents, or husbands in an argument. Danielle is so slimy, of course she brings up Margaret’s children (& even her grandchildren) in an argument that I’m not even sure where it started in the first place. (Can’t these ladies have one nice dinner on vacation?). Margaret being the queen of the trip she is, took Delores’s wine (because why waste her own drink) and threw it at Danielle. My favorite part of this whole scene was by the time everyone stood up and Danielle was ready to retaliate, Margaret was already walking up the stair, sashaying in that green dress of hers.

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“Had Danielle talked about my children, she’d have no teeth left.”

“Teresa, this one [points to Danielle] has you going in f***ing circles.”

The drama didn’t stop there because Melissa then got upset that someone broke or threw a glass at her (while she was pointing fingers at Danielle and Jennifer). This led to crazy-eyed Jennifer to break another glass, hold a shard of it at Melissa, and say something along the lines of “if I threw a glass at you, you’d know”

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Yeah … that man in the scene? That’s security.

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Who’s exhausted at this point and just wants to fly home to Jersey? On this week’s episode the girls did just that, and even appeared to eventually all make up: Teresa and Melissa, Teresa and Margaret, Jennifer and Dolores, Jennifer and Melissa. But where was Danielle?

The Danielle of It All …

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This shady bitch (in my opinion) is the sole cause of many arguments this season. You can “boo hoo” all you want about how horrible she was treated on social media regarding her behavior on the show, but honey, you signed up for all this.

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First, her treatment of Margaret and all the women at her wedding was absolutely atrocious. While she did apologize for it on WWHL with Andy, still not okay. After her wedding, she was still twisting words to show Margaret in a terrible light with the other ladies. And finally, at the explosive, glass shattering dinner in Mexico, Danielle was the one to bring up the Marg/Jennifer fight (which had already been squashed), and then wouldn’t let the conflict go by taking it to another level discussing Margaret’s kids.

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I have nothing even left to say about Snobielle Stupid Staub; we’ll let her run her mouth at the reunion. Speaking of the reunion, it sounds like it’s set to be explosive, AND it’s sooner than you think because next week is the RHONJ season finale.

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Overall, this season has redeemed New Jersey as queens in the housewives’ universe and I can not freaking wait for the next coming weeks as we wrap up it all up!

 

Atlanta Takes Tokyo

and Marlo loses her bag …

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If my favorite thing about watching Housewives is the reunions, then my second favorite has to be cast trips. The ladies of Atlanta are currently (well currently on the show) visiting Tokyo, Japan.

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The looks have been on point, the antics have made me laugh, and the drama has been reeeeal!

“She gonna murder one of us tonight; I can feel it”

Eva vs. Everything

Sweet, hippie Eva can’t seem to catch a break this trip. First, she gets into it with Porsha regarding the shady comments Eva’s been making all season. What I took from Porsha was that Eva needs to just own when she’s been shady, because as Nene was saying, if you’re going to throw shade in this group of women, “someone will call you out” on it.

However, Eva owned it all when she went up against Marlo, which honestly has been a long time coming this season between these two

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I was proud of Eva for standing her ground against Marlo, plus Eva needed a win after receiving the horrible news regarding her grandfather. We need to keep Eva in all our prayers because re-watching and reliving it back now for her probably really sucks.

Nene

I think this trip is showing Nene in one of her most honest lights. By that I mean, Greg’s health is breaking her down, and the Tokyo trip is her breaking point. First, there was her argument with Tanya, where I kind of saw both sides. I thought Nene’s comment about “marrying someone else” at the temple could’ve been taken as rude. I also think the reason Nene stormed out of the sushi restaurant was because she couldn’t really defend her comment; it was ill-mannered. At the same time Tanya girl, get thicker skin. But, maybe Nene left because she was tired and just over it all. She made a comment and didn’t mean anything serious by it, or that’s how she defended it. For once, with this “feud” I saw all sides, mostly because a) I’m (overly) sensitive like Tanya, but b) I know Nene can say whatever she wants to people regardless of consequences. If this disagreement tells us anything, it’s that Tanya may not be cut out to be a housewife and Nene (as mentioned) is breaking, if not already broken.

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Speaking of Nene, she got left! Porsha’s comment about her murdering someone could not have been more real; I was terrified for that sweet tour guide, who not only had to endure the back and forth between Eva and Marlo, but basically had to babysit these women the entire trip, telling them to be quiet and to be on time. WHICH, I just can not get over that the ladies had the audacity to be 30-45 minutes late the first day, after specifically being told the night before to be on time. In the end, sweet tour guide didn’t come to play when she finally left Nene.

Final Thoughts & Next Week

Closing, I loved how Porsha announced her pregnancy and I’m excited to see her journey the rest of the season. I totally related to Kandi regarding food on the trip; I’ve traveled to China before and like Kandi, I do not have an exotic pallet. Lastly, how great was the Xscape karaoke moment between all the women? I loved that they were bonding, getting along, and singing Kandi’s song!  

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Next week Tokyo continues for the ladies and looks to include strippers, samurai, probably more sushi, a breakdown from Nene, and a spilled secret from Kandi about Dennis.

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One Thing Before We Go …

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THIS. WAS. THE. MOST. EPIC. EVENT. I. NEVER. THOUGHT. COULD. HAPPEN. AND. DIDN’T. KNOW. I. NEEDED. TO. HAPPEN!!!

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From Rinna screaming at all of them to dance, to Kyle’s dirty suit at the end of the night, to the overall amazing and beautiful guestlist. It was just a magical adult version of a fairy tale and solidified, SOLIDIFIED my Housewife love!

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Battle of the Beauty Queens — Bachelor Recap

“I feel like I’m in a Bachelor tornado …” 

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What I mean by that is … the show has been coming at me fast and I haven’t had time to really process it. I don’t know any of the girls’ names, I barely watch the show live or live tweet, and I have yet to decide how I feel about Colton. It’s moving too quickly to absorb … and plus, I find myself just not caring. I’d rather watch reruns of Vanderpump than a new episode of Bach.

BUT!!

I’m committed to you all and I know you’re waiting to hear my thoughts on Colton’s season!

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Colton as the Bachelor

I struggle with Colton because of his past with the show. It seems too convenient that he would go from meeting/hooking up with Tia, to being on Becca’s season, to Paradise back with Tia, to finally dump her in the end and become the next Bachelor (see: Colton is the Worst).

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I’m going to try really hard to not let those feelings bleed into his season, so I paid extra attention to Colton on this week’s episode to see if my feelings about him changed. Here is what I came up with:

  • He is insanely easy to read. You can tell which girls he really likes versus the girls the producers are telling him to  keep around.
  • He also just tells the girls, “I like you” so maybe that’s why he’s easy to read??
  • He’s emotional; I can’t tell if it’s the good amount in a partner or the whiny amount that would annoy me.
  • Yes, Colton works with kids and is a human teddy bear around them, but my cynical side thinks it’s another way for him to promote himself … I know I know, that makes me sound like a terrible person, but in the safe space of my computer I’m not afraid to admit it.
  •  I think Colton needs an older woman, not just because I love Elyse so much (see below) … but I like what she brings out in Colton. I like him with her … and that’s my first time (ever) saying I like him.

The Girls

My initial favorite was Miss Alabama Hannah, until that treacherous one-on-one from last week where girlfriend couldn’t even muster up a toast. Aren’t you a pageant girl? Can’t you make up some BS on a dime? Then this week she discussed Caelynn with Colton, and you just don’t talk about other girls with the main dude. Ever. While so much of this show is edit by edit, pieced together to create either a story line or drama, I truly don’t think Hannah has been edited that often; I think she’s really as insecure, not poised, and crazy as she appears. Guess I now have to pick a new favorite. Sighhh.

As far as any in the running for my new fav, I like the other Hannah, who also happens to be from Alabama? She got the first impression rose, and while I would like to say comes across genuine, I’ve clearly been burned by one Alabamahannah this season and we’re only three episodes in. So who knows.

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As mentioned, I la la la love Elyse! I would actually like to see her as the next Bachelorette, with guys in their late 20s – 30s vying for her … less douche canoes. I mean, if she doesn’t end up with Colton, because as said, I kind of like them together. However, nothing I want ever happens on this show, so moving right along.

For all holy entertainment purposes, I hope he KEEPS DEMI FOREVER!! “I don’t want to be another one of those yo ho ho’s …”

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I don’t think I’ll ever love Demi in the way that I loved Jordan (despite his ridiculous ways). I also don’t think I will ever root for Colton to propose to her, especially when she’s up against girls I like, buuuuut she’s so funny and entertaining, she can stay for a while longer.

I don’t know who all annoys me. Maybe Tracy? Is that her name? The one who Demi keeps antagonizing, and who claims to be a stylist, even though she can’t even dress herself.  I struggle with liking Onyeka too. Obviously I’m down for a big personality, and while I loved the “drowning in bitches” comment, she’s just too too much and annoying AF.

This Season

I usually like the craziness and cat fights in the early episodes, but for some reason, this time around, I’m ready to get down to like, the final five. I’m curious to see what Colton’s really looking for and how the finalists will interact with one another when it’s the end of the line (and what their families are like too!). Guess we’ll find out soon enough!

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Who’s Watching this Season of VPR?

Who am I kidding? What a dumb question! Of course we all are watching the newest season of the best show on Bravo: Vanderpump Rules. With only a few episodes in, drama has already ensured, but  first, “let’s gooo back … back to the beginning.”

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“I feel comfortable using Hilary Duff lyrics in everyday life”

Jax and Brittany’s Engagement

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After finding out this summer, or whenever, they got engaged via social media, I could not WAIT to see it happen on the show. I genuinely genuinely believe Jax was nervous in the moment and that nothing was staged or faked. Since the engagement, I have been a strong follower of these two, mainly to watch Jax’s every move. It’s not that I’m suspecting him to ruin this current good thing with Britt, but we’re all a tad cautious he may screw something up, right? However, I get no greater joy than seeing them as a happy couple. Since their engagement, they’ve been traveling everywhere (mainly with Lala and Randall; and btw, who else lives for the Jax and Randall bromance??), plus Jax and Britt are seriously wedding planning (Kentucky castle, hello!).

I plan on enjoying the rest of the season with them in a joyous bliss, so Tom Sandoval can step off for thinking this isn’t true love, but rather Jax being in an emotion cloud linked to his father’s death.

Introducing Beau

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If I follow Jax and Brittany like hawks on social media, then I follow Stassi and her new man like a stage 5 clinger; my love for them is mad real. I’ve been Team Stassi ever since season one when she was a spoiled, little B. But I go totes hard for her now. I’m so proud of her for maturing and leaving her selfish ways behind in her 20s (I re. late. on another level to this), but one of the biggest changes in her life has been the presence of her new beau, Beau.

On Instagram, I love watching all their European adventures, their blossoming friendships with the entire cast (Stassi and Ariana besties? DREAM COME TRUE!), and Beau has even got Stassi into football. Last week’s episode proved it’s not always aperol spritz and sunshine for the two, but I’m confident nothing can break them up!

James’s (continued) Role as the Villain

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I think James is a good person. There I said it. You can see it through the financial support he provides his family, plus the pure love he has for them. I also think he realizes he has a role to play and that role is the pot stirrer, trouble maker, villain if you will. He’s taken over for Jax. Am I excusing all the horrible things James has said about the cast, especially the females?

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But I also have an extremely hard time believing he’s that way deep down as a human being in his daily life; I really do think there is some sort of alcohol dependency, mixed in with a need for some serious counseling.

Listen, I love seeing everyone get along. Believe me, I’d rather have an entire season with no fights because I love this group of people so much and I want them to all be best friends and live happily ever after forever. But come on, that doesn’t make for good TV. The reason VP has become so successful is credited to all the madness these people have gone through together over the past seven seasons. James is here this season to continue said madness (because it doesn’t seem like they’re going to be having it anytime soon with each other).

Finally …

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I will not talk poorly about anyone’s mother, so in regards to this week’s episode and Stassi’s mamma drama, I plead the fifth. However, I do have a few thoughts on everything else that took place:

  • As previously mentioned above, Beau and Stassi are the greatest. This episode solidified how Beau could not be more perfect. Don’t believe me? Go listen to her most recent podcast ep as well!
  • I applaud Lala for meeting with James and giving us another chance to see his human side. She said it best about how they need to be two humans who just have hearts and are showing kindness.
  • I had NO IDEA Robby Hayes from the Bachelor World would be on the show, let alone this week! AND come to find out, he’s Adam’s roommate? Scheana girl, what are you doing? No one thought she could look more desperate than last season with Rob, yet here we are!
  • I’m excited to see the girls host the Tuesday GNO at Sur on the next episode. If I remember correctly from social media, it was a pajama party and Billie Lee had some words for them on Twitter. Eager to watch it all unfold!

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“And the Golden Globe Goes to …”

I’ll never understand people who don’t love award shows. I have been staying up past my bedtime on the Sunday nights of award season since I was a little girl to see what beautiful gowns the actresses would wear and what movies everyone would be talking about. I remember in the 4th game, once a month we would play a current events Jeopardy-like game. I was always picked to answer any movie question, especially if one had recently one an award!

I mean we all want a peek into Hollywood, and award shows are the closest Hollywood parties for us regular folk to be invited to.  If you need further explanation, you can read my thoughts on last year’s Globes (75 Years of the Golden Globes!!). Anywhoooo, welcome to the 2019 Award Season!! Let’s GO!

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First Up: The Glam

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These four right here were my best dressed!  Sandra epitomized Hollywood glam on the red carpet, especially with that hair! Constance Wu can never do wrong for me, but she especially glowed in her feminine, cream dress with the burst of color red bow. I can only hope to age as well as Julia Roberts (and I always love me a well done pants outfit on the red carpet). And finally, Lupita Nyong’o POPPED in that blue, and had the perfect hourglass shape!

I loved Nicole Kidman’s maroon number, as well as Taraji P. Henson’s velvet dress. A few celebs (I feel) didn’t hit the fashion mark this year included Lucy Lu, Lili Reinhart, Amber Heard (ugh, especially her hair!) , and Lady Gaga (you can look up their dresses to see the awfulness). However, I did learn Lady Gaga payed homage to Judy Garland (visit my Instagram to see the comparison), and if so, then she gets a pass!

Next: The Hosts

I love the both of them, so I was already rooting for Sandra and Andy to win … and I think they did! My favorite bit was the mocking of Lady Gaga’s “100 people may be in a room … 99 may not believe in you…” because, unless you lived under a rock, you saw an interview where she said that quote. I also really liked the fake roast of celebs, the flu shots, and the mini montage to themselves! Finally, I just appreciated how genuine they both seemed, truly happy to be hosting, while not forcing jokes either. Bring them back next year!!

The Winners

**Please note:  A majority of this post was written after the Globes aired, while predictions and hopes below were written prior to the awards airing.**  Image result for happy face

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

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Prediction: Black Panther … I’m actually torn here because the film did so insanely well, but did it do well enough to earn a superhero movie its first ever major award?
What I hope wins: A Star is Born (find my review here: Movie of the Week: A Star is Born)…it was also the only movie nominated that I saw ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Actual winner: Bohemian Rhapsody

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

Prediction: Nicole Kidman … she wins everything!
Who I hope wins: Lady Gaga (Can we please talk about Lady Gaga?)

Actual winner: Glenn Close

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

Prediction: Rami Malek or John David Washington
Who I hope wins: Bradley Cooper …while I may have not viewed the other noms’ films … Bradley Cooper was out. of. this. world. with his transformative performance of the troubled singer, Jack!

Actual winner: Rami Malek

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BEST MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Prediction: I think any film except Mary Poppins or Crazy Rich Asians could take this one!
What I hope wins: Crazy Rich Asians and once again, please check out another review by your girl: Movie of the Week: Crazy Rich Asians

Actual winner: Green Book

Are you noticing a trend? 

I seem to only want the winners to be films I’ve blogged about. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
As far as others I’d like to see win, the list includes:

  • Constance Wu
  • Claire Foy
  • Timothee Chalamet
  • “Shallow”
  • Jason Bateman

However, actual winners included:

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  • Richard Madden for Bodyguard … I have an episode and a half left of this; I really didn’t think he’d have a chance to win, but I’m so glad justice for Rob Stark was finally served!
  • Patricia Arquette won for some limited series, where I really would have liked to see Amy Adams for Sharp Objects or Connie Britton for Dirty John
  • “Shallow” –> yaaaaaaaassssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!
  • That Sandra Oh win!! Gah the entire night was her night and I was HERE FOR IT!
  • Christian Bale and Glenn Close … Bravo! Brava!

Final Thoughts on the Show

I’m a bit disappointed in myself on my lack of preparation this year. I had to heavily research the movies nominated, and last year I had watched all but one of the television shows nominated for Best Drama (and I watched The Crown twice!); this year the total was zero. I did start Bodyguard … maybe I’ll find some motivation to finish it (especially since Richard Madden won Best Actor). Plus, my husband does like to start watching the Oscar nominated movies … so I’m sure we’ll start that list soon.

As far as the overall show, I was entertained, even if I didn’t know a majority of the nominees (I do have a homework list now!). I love love loved the Carol Burnett award, that we saw a montage of her show, and that this now brilliant award, named for her, will be passed on to television actors of my generation, who I grew up with and continue to watch!

Congratulations to all the winners! I definitely have a list of binge-worthy shows, and many new movies I can’t wait to watch, then review for you! As always, always, go find me on Twitter for even MORE fun, honest, real, brilliant, and hilarious thoughts on another great Golden Globes! (@myhollywoodh)

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Movie of the Week: Aquaman

I love a good superhero movie at Christmas …

Don’t you? Every year around this time, the hubs and I pick something worthy of a $10 movie ticket and head to the theaters. In 2018, this movie was Aquaman. I’ll say we picked it because there wasn’t much else to choose from; he’ll say we picked it because I have a undeniable liking for Jason Momoa.

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Okay, he’s right. Ever since Momoa played the great Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones, there has been mad love there.  I mean, didn’t everyone have a soft spot for Khal? Maybe he was “rough” in the beginning of his relationship with Daenerys, but he figured himself out, right? Plus, he was very sweet in the first book, well as sweet as Khal Drogo can be …

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So yeah, I’m a Jason Momoa fan. Although, now that I think about it, what else do I even like him from?

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Oh yeah, from his face.

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However, we aren’t here to only discuss Momoa, but rather his newest film, Aquaman,  in which he reprises his role of the famous sea hero, first seen in Justice League back in 2017.

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The basic plot of the movie is this:
Aquaman’s mother is ocean royalty (played by Nicole Kidman) but his father is human. It’a a little Hercules-esqe; similar “half-breed” drama without the spousal cheating. Aquaman isn’t accepted by the sea people and while he may be considered a hero by the humans, he’s still different (I mean, this “feeling left out in the human world” is in every superhero movie, is it not?).

Anyhoo, all the kings of the sea decide they’re going to band together and destroy humanity for polluting the oceans with garbage and sunken ships. So get excited, this isn’t just an action movie, but rather a call to action to clean up our water!

Because he’s both human and sea god, Aquaman is the perfect person to save the humans, and maybe rule the ocean as well … according to Mara (Amber Heard’s character, who we’ll get to shortly). All this fighting, and journeying, and cool underwater scenes take place, with you guessed it, Aquaman saving the day in the end.

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My husband isn’t one to live and die by superhero movies, so I was curious to hear his thoughts on the film. Mine were that Jason Momoa is fantastic at everything he does, even delivering cheesy one-liners these movies tend to have. Also, the fact that a majority of the scenes were underwater was cool to me. Other than that, the film had fighting and weird creatures, which I also thought was, as the kids say, bomb, tight, epic … perhaps even, badass?

Hubs said he felt the film was superbly done visually and I agree.

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As I just mentioned, the fact that a majority of the film took place underwater was something new and exciting to watch. Hubs did say he felt some of the movie was cheesy, obvs. I, especially, didn’t like the whole Manta/Yahya Abdul-Mateen II plot line. I understand that it established Aquaman’s desire to help the humans, plus set up **spoiler alert** a story line for a second film (anyone stay post credits?) … but I still thought it was unnecessary to the majority conflict (aka, a stupid subplot).

The last aspect of the film I want to discuss is the Amber Heard of it all. Raise your hand if you’ve seen an Amber Heard film?

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Okay, now raise your hand if you only really know Amber Heard from her marriage to and divorce from Johnny Depp?

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Heard is on the January cover of Glamour and I only bought it because I thought it was Lili Reinhart. Once I read the article and put it all together that it wasn’t Betty Cooper and was also the girl from Aquaman, I saw Heard in an entirely different light thinking back on the film. She did a great job portraying the love interest/sidekick … ?? Honestly I thought her role was kind of stupid because it seemed like she was only there to eventually fall in love with Aquaman, but it’s always refreshing to see a female lead kick some booty in a superhero film.

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Her red hair was totes fun too!

All in all, the movie was the perfect one to see post-Christmas, pre-New Year before we all get back into the grind of life. Speaking of grind, MHH’s 2019 New Year’s Resolution is to post once a week. This year is going to be a crazy one for me (I’ll reveal more in future posts), but as I always always say … I appreciate every single ounce of support from those of you who receive my posts via email, read them for fun, or follow me on social media! Cheers to a bright and fun new year!

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Reunion Madness: RHOC & RHOD

We’ve got a lot to discuss …

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Monday Night: OC Part 2

  • Two minutes in and my blood is already boiling against Vicki.
  • Oh, a Vicki apology? And now I guess we’re done with the cocaine comment … ?
  • What does David do for money?
  • Next season I want to see Shannon with a nice man!
  • “We shouldn’t show it if you didn’t remember it?”
  • Tamra talking about how Shannon is so reactive …

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  • What New York trip are they talking about … ??
  • Shannon does play victim, but I also think Tamra exaggerates.

Next week … looks like the Shannon/Tamra feud continues, and we finally get to hear all thoughts on Shane’s dweeby personality. 

Wednesday Night: Dallas Part 1

  • Hahaha Brandi’s face during that “meditation”
  • I wouldn’t say LeeAnne carries the show, but she does make it VERY entertaining!
  • That was D’Andra’s big secret … ?? Heresay?? So DUMB!
  • I’m so happy to see Cary stick up for Kameron and LeeAnne … honestly I really enjoyed Cary this season (even if it did seem like she played both sides).
  • I. Relate. To. Stephanie. So. Much!! and because of that I just love love love love her.
  • “I don’t need to know who looks at your pussy” BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!
  • I so so so so agree with Stephanie that the feud with Brandi and LeeAnne is tit for tat and deep rooted in last season.
  • Andy is so much like a therapist, well, at times …

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Next week … looks like Momma Dee will be here (this time choosing to defend D’Andra), we discuss “phone gate” and D’Andra continues to go in on LeeAnne (about Rich!).

In closing…      same dress??

 

Movie of the Week: Life-Size 2 (pocket-sized post)

Nostalgia and Christmas …

can warm even this cynic’s heart. One of my besties came over to watch it, we gorged on pizza, honestly, it was just what I needed to end a treacherous Monday. The movie was not great (what, like you expected it to be?), but there were so many great moments, that the film in it’s entirety is excused.

Tyra

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Straight up, girlfriend is, gor -gina! I looked up pictures from the first movie and she’s stunning then, but 18 years later? No wrinkles in sight, flaw – less !! Not only did she look just like a doll, she acted just like the character from the first movie. Plus, she was funny; she had so many laugh out loud moments. Honestly I would have preferred an entire movie just of Tyra.

References

I’m a sucker for anything late 90s/early 2000s, aka my childhood (Movie of the Week: Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie … hello??). The Parent Trap and Life-Size inspiiiired me to be Lindsay Lohan (who really is having a moment without being seen, what, with this reboot, and Ari’s “Thank You, Next” video). There was a brief reference to her character in this version, but what I liked most was how Lindsay’s Eve doll gave the 2018 Eve doll a pep talk. Also, who caught the ANTM reference??

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If you’ve seen the first movie, watch this one. If you like sappy, Hallmark Christmas movies, watch this one. It’s not completely terrible. The main character is terrible, but Tyra makes up for it. Plus, the guy in it is pretty hot. And, if not for all of that … not only do you get an original version performance of “Be a Star” in the film … you get this one too!

RHOC Reunion Part 1: “Low Blow Gunvalson”

“Lies A. Minnelli!!”

Best quote of the night! Or it possibly could have been Kelly calling Vicki a fart (“silent but deadly”)! Overall, part one of the OC Reunion was basically just a Kelly vs. Vicki match, which was super surprising to me because I thought they were all good. Guess not.

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Researching their feud a little more after watching last night, Kelly said that she thought the two of them left the reunion on good terms, but watching the promo brought back the emotions for Kelly in regards to Vicki’s hurtful words and accusations. Honestly, I had no idea how serious it was between the two of them, so much so, that Kelly said she wouldn’t return next season unless Vicki was off the show.

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At first, I thought their fight was over Vicki setting Michael up on a date and not telling Kelly, only to then double date with Michael and his female friend (who it turned out was a mutual friend of both Vicki and Kelly!!). Strike one Vicki. Not only did Vicki strike out there during the season, but within the first 10 minutes of last night’s reunion, Vicki had strike two in which she showed her hypocritical side (a very big side of  her) when she said she didn’t want to be a “party girl” anymore, or one who went to out bars all the time, yet got wasted in Mexico at Andales this season (and also partied it up intensely again in Jamaica).

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Eek!

Strike two ya hypocrite. But honestly, the straw that broke the camel’s back for how absurd Vicki is came when she spouted off that Kelly not only does cocaine, but she’s never with her daughter, only to then backpedal and say that their visitation arrangement is between “you and Michael.”

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What was most shocking to me as I watched (and not just because I’m team Kelly) was how nonchalant Vicki was in saying everything. She kept such a straight face and seemed to just blame it on the fact that Kelly called her fat or compared her to a fart. Even Tamra and Shannon couldn’t seem to get through to Vicki that the accusations she was making were intense. But …

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She accused David of beating Shannon, Eddie of being gay, and then there was the Brooks of it all. She ruins relationships and hurts families through her words (& lies) and here she is now doing it to Kelly. Strike three Vic. I really hope she’s not saying these awful things just to secure her spot on the show, but I could totes see that happening now that OGs can be cut (ahem LVP). Ahh, suppose we’ll see how this ends in the next two weeks (it’s a three parter right?) with the continuation of the reunion. But for now … whose side are you on?

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Movie of the Week: A Star is Born

“I’m off the deep end, watch as I dive in…”

I realize this movie has been out for what seems like forever, and MHH had yet to review it. Honestly, I wasn’t even sure I was going to because I had so many mixed emotions regarding the film. It took me a couple weeks to process what I watched, but I think I’m ready to discuss now!

The Good

1. Bradley Cooper’s acting.

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I like Bradley Cooper as an actor, but I don’t think I like like him as an actor. I don’t run to the theater to see a Bradley Cooper film, but Star is Born may have changed that. Not only did I believe him as a singer (and don’t mind listening to him on the soundtrack), but I completely bought into the fact that he was a troubled addict. He made his character seem so sloppy and in constant need of a bath with that greasy hair. He absolutely committed to the part, brought pain to the story, and should without a doubt win all the awards for his role.

2. The music.

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Whether you’re a fan of rock, country, or pop music there is something for you in this film. Whether you love “Born This Way” Gaga or Joanne Gaga, she’ll give you something in this film (I more prefer Joanne to be honest). Fun fact: if you didn’t know, many of those festival performances were real, including an actual Coachella performance. Don’t believe me? Click here to read about it!

My favorite Gaga solo songs included “Look What We’ve Found” and “Always Remember Us This Way;” oh! and if “I’ll Never Love Again” doesn’t win every Best Song category during award season, the whole system is SERIOUSLY DISTURBED! I loved all the Cooper/Gaga collabs too, including “Music to My Eyes,” “Diggin’ My Grave,” and OBVIOUSLY “Shallow.” Even if you don’t think the film will be your cup of tea, watch it just for the music!

The Not So Good

1. Lady Gaga as Ally

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I don’t blame her acting and I’m not here to announce that she is a bad actress. This happens with some of my favorite actors/actresses and Lady Gaga falls into it. I simply could not suspend my disbelief with her while watching. I never bought into the Ally/ Jackson love story because I just kept seeing Lady Gaga next to Bradley Cooper. I did mention how great BC acted and yes, he became his character, but honestly I think he needed a different lead (albeit I have no idea who could have played the part … so maybe I should just shut up now).

2. Sadness

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Warning ** spoilers ahead  **so maybe stop reading now if you haven’t seen the film.

I had no idea prior to watching that Bradley Cooper’s character was an alcoholic and drug addict (come to find out this is the case in all three films). Not only that, but his demons with his father and his brother were hard to watch too. While his ending was ruined for me by a friend, everything leading up to it, especially the scene where he called her ugly and the Grammy speech, were torture to watch. I had a really really hard time being emotional at the end of the movie while she was singing “I’ll Never Love Again.” If anything, I felt anger. I was angry at Cooper’s character for leaving Ally. If she was his absolute, one true love, he should have got clean for her … regardless of what that dweeb manager of hers said. I was so pissed at him for leaving her in the end and honestly, it ruined the movie for me and that’s why I can’t love it as much as the rest of the world.

All in all, see the movie. In fact, see it twice (I think I need to re-watch it myself) and see the Babs version as well as the Judy Garland version. The music is too too good for you not to see it. Bradley Cooper is too too good for you not to see it. And I’ll always love Gaga, she can do no wrong (Can we please talk about Lady Gaga?), so there is the third and final reason to see the film.

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Then come find me and let’s discuss!