Jada Pinkett Smith has a talk show. It’s called “Red Table Talk” and the show streams on Facebook. Just in case you don’t use Facebook, you can watch it here as I will attempt to post as many episodes as possible. In the first episode of the show Jada sits down for a conversation with her hubbie Will’s first wife Sherrie Fletcher. The two cover many subjects including how they manage a blended family (Will’s oldest son is by Sherrie), and how the two grown women were able to handle a situation like this as adults. Check out the episode below:
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Ever since Will Smith has figured out how to use Instagram, he has been almost everywhere. It’s only right that he’d end up coming face to face with Sophia The AI Robot. Watch what happens when the two meet.
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I guess I was right. Or at least there were many people that also believed that the movie critics who claimed “Bright” was the worst movie of the year, were full of shit. Variety (@variety) reports, the Will Smith led movie pulled in 11 million viewers over a three day period. According to Nielson ratings, Bright drew in a bigger audience in the same time span than episode one of season two, of popular Netflix series, The Crown. I said last week, and still agree, that Bright was by no stretch of the imagination, a great movie. But, it wasn’t as terrible a movie as movie critics attempted to claim it was. 11 million viewers over a three day period is not an outstanding number, but if the movie was as terrible as critics said it was, and their opinion meant anything to most people, I don’t think that many people would’ve wasted their time watching the movie. Many Twitter users who have seen the movie said the same thing I did. “Bright was not a great movie, but it was far from the worst movie of the year.”
I will admit that Bright is not even close to the best movie I’ve seen in 2017, but it’s also far from the worst. Movie critics seemed to collectively take to social media last night, before the general public got a chance to see “Bright” and claim that it was the worse movie of 2017. Either they haven’t seen as many horrible movies as I have this year, or they were just plain old being dishonest.
I won’t spoil the movie for you, but I will say that there was a lot going on in the movie that wasn’t really explained. Orks, trolls, gangs, magic wands…… the world in the movie seemed to have a crazy backstory, but there wasn’t a lot of explaining as to how the world got this way. There were references to an Ork war thousands of years ago, but no specifics on where this species came from. And the trolls? I have not the slightest idea. From what I could tell, Bright may have been a representation of the world we live in today, with a bunch of colorful characters to represent many different issues that currently plague society. The movie itself was not that bad, it wasn’t great, but it was not that bad. One of those cop flicks with a bunch of crooked cops and a few good ones. Throw in a bunch of crooked FEDS, and Bright is not anything that you haven’t seen a million times already. Think of a “Training Day” type of joint with monsters and trolls thrown in. That’s pretty much what you have in Bright. By no means was it a great movie. Did it hold my attention? Yes. Did I find myself entertained? Yes. Did I find myself laughing out loud? Many times. Would I watch a part two? Hell yes! I’ve seen a lot worse movies this year. I really don’t understand where all of the hate came from. Maybe it was a coordinated industry attack against Netflix. Maybe it was a coordinated attack against a movie star doing a straight to Netflix film. I don’t know. I do know that the reviews that said Bright was the worst movie of 2017 were disingenuous. I’m almost certain of that. Was Bright the best movie made this year? No. Should Bright be up for any awards, Academy or other? I don’t think so. Was it the worst film of 2017? Not even close. Ya’ll movie critics need to do better or find someone who can. What does your word mean if it’s paid for and not genuine? This was definitely a coordinated industry attack against Bright.