One of my favorite movies on EARTH is "Love and Basketball." I mean...it seriously doesn't get better than this movie for me. I watch it every.single.time I see it on and think to myself how awesome it is. Like...everything about it was good.
I met a stranger who reads the blog in an airport recently and we got to talking. She told me how much she enjoys the blog and I asked her a few questions about why she doesn't comment. She says that she never comments on blogs or websites she reads but if there was one she would comment on it would be mine because it's her favorite as far as real life goes.
Then she asked me why I didn't do much gossip cuz if I did that...she'd have her complete fix. LOL!
So I told her that I don't watch reality television shows so I don't really have much to say about them. Every now and then I'll say something based on the comments from my timeline and I go check out what they are talking about...but not much. She then said...too bad I didn't watch them because commentary from SIP regarding would probably be funny as hell!
Prolly so bruh...prolly so.
I was talking to The Robinator about it and he said hey...what if we could find someone to do the gossip stuff for you and well...that made perfect sense to me. Give the people what they want right?
So...yall know me...I like to take things a notch up so we decided to find out how to bring the good gossip to you in the classiest way possible so yeah...today...we introduce you to CelebTV!
Just click on the link up top and well done videos (by a third party) are there for you to check out at your leisure.
I wish I could stop grinning...but I can't. It's available in Blu-ray and DVD and there are lots of bonus DVD extras to include commentary, screening Q&A, audience reaction, interviews of some of our team members and even a deleted scene which we thought would be an alternate ending but the focus group audience hated it so we took it out. LOL!
Such an amazing journey and we've learned so, so, so much since "sisters." and our other short films on the Training Camp
I know I should say more but seriously...I can't. I'm just so flipping happy.
Please tell your family, framily and friends about it. Share our journey and let them know how we've been writing things down and making them happen and that we believe they can do the same.
Yall wanted options. We're trying to give you some. And you know good and well we're working hard to provide it to you.
Yes you heard correctly. We've inked a deal with Magnolia Pictures. THE Magnolia Pictures of Mr. Mark Cuban fame. We're so proud and humbled and we know this means we have to keep working even harder to be part of such an amazing, amazing team.
It started here for me. Writing stuff down. Making stuff happen. Working my butt off. Thanks to all of you guys for your continued love and support. You make it easy to do what we do.
I do not feel comfortable with him seeing this movie EVEN WITH PARENTAL GUIDANCE.
Why? The "relationships" Mr. Bond had with 4 women in the movie. Women who were all, seemingly, STRANGERS to him.
Like...Bond basically just GETS.IT.IN with random women he barely knows and frankly...I didn't even think about it until E was invited to go see the movie with a friend. Then I was like...um...I'll have to pass that by his mother because Robby and I saw it this morning and well...um....no. It's not 13 year old boy friendly.
IN MY OPINION!
I just feel like the Godson is at the age where he's really into girls and I'd rather he be more of the "courting" frame of mind than the RUNNING THROUGH IT frame of mind.
And now I'm annoyed.
Cuz I thought nothing of it as I was watching the movie.
So what does that say about me?
I told him mom what was going on and told her what we think of the relations with LACK OF RELATIONSHIP in the movie.
Her answer? Good call.
And now I feel like we need to go see all PG-13 movies BEFORE the kid does.
What's the last movie YOU felt wasn't appropriate for your child or a child you love even though the rating suggested it should be?
Guess what's available on Amazon now? LOL! Yup! US!
Yall know the journey. You know we said we'd do 4 or 5 shorts to practice, build our team and hone our skills to get ready to shoot features.
We wrote it down.
We made it happen.
And now...those 4 shorts, our TRAINING CAMP, are available on Amazon!
Please buy our DVD and show us some love and support. You have no idea how difficult doing what we do is. We seriously just want to entertain you guys and we're getting better and better and better with each project as you'll see in the DVD.
Team Sizzle Films presents 4 short films produced in 2010 and 2011 and screened at film festivals around the world: sisters., Marco Polo, Commitment, and When Beautiful People Do Ugly Things.
Team Sizzle Films is led by All-Pro Linebacker and 2011 NFL Defensive Player of the Year Terrell Suggs of the Baltimore Ravens. Terrell is Executive Producer of all 4 short films and co-writer of When Beautiful People Do Ugly Things.
sisters. looks in on two siblings as they acknowledge the complexity of their relationship and their struggle to love each other, period. sisters. won Best Short Film in the 2010 International Black Film Festival in Nashville and screened at both the Chicago International Film Festival and the American Black Film Festival.
In Marco Polo, beautiful and successful Dr. Ann Christman long ago settled down with her second choice, a black man who loves her dearly. The unspoken challenges of interracial marriage weigh heavy and finally come to a head when past passions are stirred.
Ten years ago, Ashur did what he could to leave his Syrian government post for a new life in America. Commitment picks up when Ashur gets a new neighbor with an unnerving curiosity about the past. After a vicious altercation, a judge must decide who was predator and who was prey. Commitment screened at the Cannes International Film Festival in the Short Film Corner, as well as the New York City International Film Festival and ThrillSpy International Film Festival.
When Beautiful People Do Ugly Things covers the twenty-four hours surrounding a wedding. Twelve beautiful hours before... twelve ugly hours after. When Beautiful People Do Ugly Things screened at the Cannes International Film Festival in the Short Film Corner.
Disclaimer: These films are not rated. The content is intended for mature audiences and may not be suitable for all viewers.
And Best Indie Hustler! LOL! That one cracked me up. I guess showing up sick, passing out flyers, talking people up and making a mad dash to catch the last flight out is indicative of a HUSTLER! LOL!
We are always so very excited to watch our film with an audience. I mean...there is truly nothing like the feeling in the world. They liked it...no...loved it and the Q&A afterwards turned into a straight up Venus Vs. Mars verbal brawl. ROFL! Like...people walked away arguing with people they came with still. ROFL!
Poor Roslyn sent me an email telling me that even she and Whit fell out behind it. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! THAT.BRINGS.ME.JOY! LOL!
So yeah...we won. So excited. So exciting. And can't WAIT to be able to share more news with you guys regarding the project.
This documentary is pretty awesome and I truly hope you get to see it. If you hear about it...go see it. GO.SEE.IT! And take your entire family and tell all your friends. It's so compelling and enlightening.
The movie exceeded my expectations. BIG.TIME! I was sitting there grin-T up like nobody's business. There were no ridiculous buffoon characters which made me cringe in my seat, no over-the-top anything really which usually insults my delicate sensibilities. It was a good, well thought out movie.
I thought the first half of it was REALLY good. Like...it flowed REALLY well. You know...when the girls were starting to use the book to get what they wanted out of the guys. Once the guys found the book, however, it slowed down considerably for me and I found myself thinking they needed to get on with it. LOL!
I don't really believe in fairy tales so having everyone have a happy ending all coupled up wasn't really realistic to me and hey...I have an evil streak so I would have left Taraji's character standing in line with some damn egg-foo-young thrown at her azz cuz her character irked the pig shit outta me.
WHEW GOODNESS! (I did wonder why her hair wasn't as fly in the promos as it was in the movie. I mean...it was still nice mine you...but it was longer and didn't have that fly azz cut working.)
And...dare I say...she's never looked better...TO ME. She was fly and FABULOUS and LAWD.TO.DAY...That one kiss betwix her and Ealy?
Oh...the only relationship I didn't care for was Gabrielle and Turtle. Seriously. And I didn't understand where they got all the money from to have a full decorator come in and whatnot if his lil azz didn't have a real job.
And yall know I'm a MAJOR fan of Kevin Hart so yall know I loved me some him. LOL!
Yall know I'm not a fan of the book (Do I need to post my favorite greased up pic again?) but I really liked what they did for the movie. Remember...the book was supposed to be non-fiction/self-help and I was certainly not his target audience. A very creative writer took basic concepts from the book and scribed a story from rooter-to-tooter and I'm a HUGE fan of filmmaking.
That's major. It's major.
I liked it but again...for me...it's a bigger picture kinda thing.
And I wish more folks understood that bigger picture.
P.S. And that line Nephew Tommy said about Turtle not buying his house? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! PRICELESS!