Sunday, August 27, 2023

Today Only: National Cinema Day is Back with $4 Movie Tickets

It's that time again for National Cinema Day!  In 2022, Regal and AMC were the focal points in advertising this celebration.  It was such a massive success that more theater chain(s) have joined in on fun this year!  Here's what you can expect:

$4 Movie tickets, last year it was $3, but you know... inflation, with expected taxes and/or online convenience fees.  The actual ticket, however, is $4.  ALL DAY; in any format (IMAX, Dolby Cinema, ScreenX, 4DX, RBX, etc).  

I participated last year and saw the movie 'Beast' with Idris Elba.  I plan to participate again this year.  My last visit to the movies was in July to see Travis Scott's film 'Circus Maximus'.

{Personal Post} PHOTOS: Pepsi Dig In Day Block Party x CityFest DC

There were so many things happening this day!  We made our way to two of them.  Pepsi's Dig In Day Block Party - A celebration of Black Owned restaurants.  It featured musical performances by Amira, Alex Vaughn, Pusha T, and Black Alley.  Pepsi's Dig In movement aims to provide Black Owned restaurants with resources needed to help build their business and thrive, alongside raising visibility.

CityFest DC - A celebration of the Washington D.C community.  This festival featured all local vendors to spotlight the one of a kind culture in our city!  A day filled with fun and laughs.  Here's how they both went...  

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Time Warp...1999: No Sex (In The Champagne Room) | Chris Rock x Gerald Levert

Circa 1999.
This video used to come on all the time and I would be so tickled.  No explanation for why I still know this from front to back.  RIP to Gerald Levert.  He did his thang even though it was a parody track.  
 Don't go to parties with metal detectors...

Marvin Gaye's 'Let’s Get It On' Album 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Will Feature Unreleased Songs

You should think about me...

This week, Motown/UME announced another reissue of Marvin's 'Let's Get it On' album in celebration of its 50th Anniversary.  This deluxe edition will additionally feature unreleased demos, alternate mixes, and instrumentals.  Over six months of recordings from the 1973 album sessions.  
See the full 41 tracklisting below:

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

NIKE Foamposites' 'Dream A World' are Releasing Exclusively in the DMV Area

Just a few weeks ago, I published a blogpost briefly delving into how Washington D.C was and is the mecca of the New Balance shoe. On a broader spectrum of D.C and Baltimore/MD, the Nike Foamposite was yet the land where another shoe trend began.  And for those in that area, it’s a special gift for you.

 A Ma Maniére (D.C) and Social Status (Baltimore) are dropping the third colorway of the ‘Dream A World’ Foamposite one series exclusively to the DMV area. In lieu of the series name, these limited edition shoes are sepia stone/metallic silver, feature ‘luck/success happens when preparation meets opportunity’ on the insoles, and come in special packaging.

Monday, August 7, 2023

Brandon Blackwood Releases the "Zodiac" Collection

Fashionable handbag designer, Brandon Blackwood, launched his buzzworthy "Zodiac" collection live on August 4th.  

Sold exclusively on the Brandon Blackwood app/site, the black Nylon and/or Oil Leather Daphne handbags will individually feature the designated astrology sign in gold plate with crystal rhinestones.  Blackwood ode's this collection to his home of New York, where 'the nameplate necklace' is highly favored. 

{Trailer} Megan Thee Stallion Shines in A24's New Film, "D**ks : The Musical"

Viewers can always expect A24 to push boundaries and create films that are out of the ordinary.  I mean, that's why we (I) love them, right?  Directed by "Borat" Larry Charles, D**ks: The Musical is a musical/comedy based on the 2014 stage show 'F**king Identical Twins' that starred, the also writers of this film, Aaron Jackson and John Sharp.  Megan Thee Stallion debuts her acting skills on the big screen alongside Jackson and Sharp with Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, and Bowen Yang.  

Is this madness or genius?  You be the judge.  
Watch the trailer below:

{Personal Post} PHOTOS: A Day at the Rubell Museum

Dionne Davenport mall scene and Joi from Friday vibes.  I had a little free time on my hands so why not do one of the things I enjoy?  The museum!  I've had the Rubell Museum on my list for a few months now and finally got the pleasure of experiencing.  Fun fact: this site was formally the location of the segregated middle school Marvin Gaye attended- Randall Junior High.  The current exhibits explore legacy, impact, future, identity, and empowerment.  
Disclaimer... some artworks express sexuality that are NSFW.  Proceed with caution.  Off we go...

Simone I. Smith x Mary J. Blige Launch Hip Hop 50 Capsule with 'Sister Love' Jewelry Brand

...Bamboo earrings, at least two pair- LL

This Friday, Simone I. Smith and Mary J. Blige are commemorating #HipHop50 with a new collection from their Sister Love jewelry brand.  The collection contains a variety of statement pieces inspired by Hip Hop's culture and fashion for both men and women.  

{Watch} A$AP Rocky Releases His First Campaign Ad for Whisky, Mercer + Prince

As an update from the April 2022 post, we now have a visual ad to go with Rocky's blended Canadian Whisky, Mercer + Prince. 

*cues Austin Powers-esque music.  The eclectic production starts with Rocky arriving at the Mercer + Prince headquarters and overseeing every aspect of the spirit and bottle creation, which comes with a distinct glass for drinking.  Very detailed to say the least.  Watch the aesthetically creative ad after the jump!