Almost a week ago, superstar Rihanna was awarded the first ever American Music Award’s “ICON” award. At first this seemed reasonable and we could all be happy for this diva. On second thought however, I began to wonder what in the world they are basing this award off of. So you’re telling me that Rihanna soared right over Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Jay Z and Britney (just to name a few) to deserve the title? I can’t believe that for one moment! Don’t even get me started on the greats like MJ and Madonna. I’ve been a Rihanna fan since “Pon de Replay” but lets be real, she has only been in the music game now for around 7 years. At just twenty-five years old, she’s surely become a pop superstar. However to be an icon I’m expecting you to have twenty plus years in the industry and the power to move mountains with your talent and performances. I’m sorry Riri but maybe in ten more years you will be up to the “icon” level. An icon should be a legend in the pop music world who’s legacy will last through the test of time and generations.<a
. It’s no shock this year that People Magazine’s no. 1 contender for sexiest man alive came through with the title yesterday. This singer/ songwriter and judge on The Voice is an unconventional for the top choice but steamy and sexy nonetheless. Levine is not the typical bronze hunky goddess like the previous Channing Tatum or Matthew Mcconaughey. It’s his raw talent and bad boy image that makes this man deserving of the title. Some say however, that this mega star is a bit too cocky which demotes his sexy level. Does his giant ego make him undeserving of the People’s top pick? I disagree… let’s face it, every girl likes a bad boy. Let’s just hope this sexy man doesn’t let it go to head. (But let’s be honest.. it will.)
Summertime means I find myself having a little more time to see the latest big screen flix. It must be a coincidence then that the best movies of the year come out full force in the summer months. Well into June, some of the most exciting movies have already come out.
You must be on another planet if you haven’t seen The Great Gatsby because let’s face it, how could anyone resist the charm of Leo? Personally I adored the movie although I must admit I cannot compare it to the book.. seeing as I never read it (shame on me). A few action packed favorites also included Star Trek into Darkness, Iron Man 3, and After Earth. All of which get my two three thumbs up. In other words get your but to the cinema for these chart toppers while you still can. As for The Hangover 3.. I have heard bad reviews and stashed this on my “Redbox It” list along with Fast and the Furious 933. I have no problem waiting for this DVD.
For a little something different than the saving lives/ hero movie, I highly recommend Now You See Me. This magician based film is full of mystery, magic and will keep you guessing from start to finish. I can see this movie bringing back more of America’s excitement and interest in magic. One movie that didn’t live up to the rest is The Purge. Once the movie begins it is extremely predictable and basically reminds me of the movie The Strangers.
Now there are a few movies this summer to bring out the kid in all of us. I am counting down the days until Pixar’s Monsters University featuring everybody’s favorite Mike Wazowski and Sully in their college years. (I sure hope their undergrad time measure up to mine.. doubtful!) Let’s just say that I will be attending the pre-release screening of this prequal at 10p.m. before the official release date. The highest grossing non-Pixar, non-Dreamworks animated movie also has a pre-qual this summer. Despicable Me 2 is second on my list of animated, kid movies to see this summer. I’m curious to see how it holds up against Monsters University with their premier date just 2 weeks apart.
A few other movies coming out that are on my list of must-see’s include World War Z, The Lone Ranger, The Wolverine, 2 Guns, and Grown Ups 2. World War Z. two words, Brad Pitt. It also looks like an action packed possible zombie flick, I’m calling it now. The Lone Ranger is the latest Disney movie from the makers of Pirates of the Carribean and it just has to be good. If you’re an X-men fan like me then you have high hopes for The Wolverine! As for 2 Guns, I say anything with Denzel is usually gold, plus who doesn’t like undercover agents and action? 2013 doesn’t seem to be the summer of comedy. The only golden ticket on my list for comedies this summer is Grown Ups 2. I’m sure hoping that this sequal can hold it’s own agains the original Grown Ups and have us all LoL-ing.
This is the End- June 12 (today)
The Man of Steel- June 14,
Monsters University, World War Z- June21,
The Heat, Whitehouse Down -June 28,
Despicable Me 2, The Lone Ranger- July 3,
Grown Ups 2, Pacific Rim- July 12,
Red 2, The Conjuring- July 19,
The Wolverine, Stranded- July 26,
The Smurfs 2- July 31,
2 Guns- August 2,
Percy Jackson: Sea of monsters- August 7
(*Dates via movieinsider.com)