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TFR WRITTEN BLOG - 'THE UP NEXT' ELVIS NOLASCO | LORDLANDFILMS.COM

Posted by Crayzon Deeyon on October 16, 2019 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (2)

TFR WRITTEN BLOG - 'THE UP NEXT' ELVIS NOLASCO

Have you seen this man? Have you seen this actor Elvis Nolasco, doing what he does on Big Screen and small screen? If you have not caught on to his ability, you are missing out on ‘the next up’ headed to leading man status in film.


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We at The Film Review: Movies Music Culture Politics Society Podcast first took notice to Elvis when he portrayed Carter Nix in the first season of ‘American Crime’. A story of a wrongfully accused man, who’s out to prove his innocence, but pays the price due to the accusation. The end is heartbreaking, and this is where Elvis shines.


He shines in roles where he portrays the tragic, because tragedy is the drive within theatre, movies and Netflix.


In 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks | Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It’, as Papo “Da Mayor”, in an ever-more gentrified Brooklyn, New York, his use of silence, being a misplaced being in his own neighborhood, misunderstood, causes the conflict reminiscent of ‘Do The Right Thing’, and how his character develops, is brought about by Nolasco’s use of nuance, and actor choice to open-up the character in later episodes.


His work is so prolific from ‘I Like it Like That’ 1994 to ‘New York Undercover’ to ‘Clockers’ to ‘NYPD Blue’ 1997 to ‘Law & Order: SVU’ 2004 to ‘Oldboy’ 2013 to ‘Da Sweet Blood of Jesus’ 2014 to ‘American Crime’ 2015 to ‘Claws’ 2017 to ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ 2017.


Now we see him in ‘David Makes Man’ 2019 as “Tio-Teo”, and in ‘Godfather of Harlem’ as Bumpy Johnson’s righthand man, “Jacob (Nat) Pettigrew”. Both roles deal with drug dealers, but again—it is the nuance Elvis utilizes from all of the experiences he’s experienced playing the various roles he’s portrayed, which make each character fresh; new to the viewer’s eye, which makes him believable acting in two different episodic shows, showing during the same week.


He plays the non-father father figure/no good drug dealer type, “Tio-Teo” to Akili McDowell’s “David”, playing his position as a heavy, who McDowell’s character must overcome in ‘David’. And, in ‘Godfather’ he portrays a cool-laid-back yet sadistic narcotics lieutenant, “Nat Pettigrew” to Forest Whitaker’s no bullshit “Bumpy Johnson”.


Watching a scene which happens, where Elvis, Forest and Erik Ray Harvey “Del Chance” discuss a situation happening within the character’s Johnson’s world, we soon see Nolasco holds his own, acting opposite Whitaker’s veteran actor choices.


We here at The Film Review: Movies Music Culture Politics Society Podcast #Salute Elvis Nolasco, and we predict he is ‘The Next Up’.

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Crazy Dee is an freelance writer who reviews films for

The Film Review: Movies Music Culture Politics Society Podcast

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THE TRUTH ABOUT SPENCE PORTER FIGHT

Posted by Crayzon Deeyon on September 29, 2019 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)



Here’s the truth about the Errol Spence Shawn Porter fight. IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT. From the opening bell Spence and Porter executed their game plan, which made the bout more entertaining than the famed fights of lore. Each circling the other, Porter boxing while Spence stood his ground stalking.


It did not take long for the leather to fly, as both men stood toe to toe in exchanges of shots that would leave lesser men down for the count. As Spence, ever stalking, moved forward, Porter would turn him, and fire shots from various awkward angles of deliver, connecting on Spence, who returned fire, often initiating the exchanges.


Neither man giving an inch, until the 11th around where Spence delivered a left-hook, distorting Porter’s face, in slowmo replay, causing Porter’s eyes to rollback into his head, but was it conditioning or the heart of a champion? The only reaction from Shawn Porter to Errol Spence’s power was to touch his glove to the canvas, receiving the 8-count from the referee.


Post-fight, the evidence that there was a war going on, in the ring for 12-rounds, was evident on Spence’s face, which appeared bruised, with a cut from an accidental headbutt. Porter appeared none the worse for wear, but internally, those body shots Spence delivered, constantly during the fight, must have caused him discomfort after.


Undoubtedly, this war will go up as the fight of the year, if not one of the best of all-time. But what it has caused both men will only show in the future. A bruising-fight changes a fighter, and Porter being in so many, due to his style of Boxing, conditions him to fight on.


What of Errol ‘The Truth’ Spence? In the post-fight it appeared, Spence seemed to have aged. Though Porter lost by 12-round split decision, he took something from Spence. He took some of his youth. A good war of a fight will do that to a Boxer, putting years onto him—years which can only be measured in the ring.


It was not the experience, nor the performance Errol expected by his demeaner post-fight. Willing to give Shawn his just due, but not willing to give Porter his part in making the fight, Spence claimed it to be all-him why the fight did the numbers it did on pay-per-view.


And, this is where the topic of Cleveland, Ohio came up, which caused the end of the post-fight interviews, and the eruption of Cleveland, and a nappy-headed blonde Caucasian woman to call an end to the post-fight, which end was disappointing to the viewer. If you are around Black people, but once, as it is known by the community to happen, it gets rowdy—if you can’t handle it—and become fearful—maybe just maybe you shouldn’t be the one supervising the event. That topic for another time.


Back to the Cleveland reference Errol so easily utter from his lips. “Cleveland is the city where we come from, so run run run.” Cleveland is a city that loves to hate what it loves; Errol should take note. It’s a city where one has to be liken-to Jesus of Nazareth, having to travel out of Nazareth to have his message heard, and then returning once his popularity’s made.


It’s not like Houston or Dallas where groups creating music are supported. It’s not until they make it big someplace-else that revelry and celebration is bestowed upon them, but let the topic of Cleveland come up, let one spit negativity concerning the ability of one from Cleveland to build a fanbase, like Errol did—watch the place erupt. It’s the city that shows love, but hates what it loves, and Spence gained no points in the love department.


It’s possibly the Polish-German influence on the city, because those people (Germans and Polish) know how to gripe, to an unbearable complaining, just listen to sports talk radio, after a Cleveland Browns game. They will complain their way out of coaches, quarterbacks and receivers. And, that influence, where sports and entertainment is concerned, makes it appear the city loves outside influencers better than its own, but don’t sleep. People got a taste of what breeds in a Cleveland-heart, as Porter, his father and team stood cool, calm and composed, while Spence and his team were up and out.


It becomes evident, the love Cleveland has for its own, when a group of Cleveland natives get together, like experienced during the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight. It’s like a family reunion, like no other city.


So, a split decision win for Errol ‘The Truth’ Spence vs. ‘Showtime’ Shawn Porter, here’s one who is calling for the rematch. It was too close to call, and as far as the judges with 111-116, are they blind or are they bought? Particularly, along with the outcome of the fight, with what happened during the post-fight, with Spence being snippy about his less than ‘The Truth’ performance, and Shawn Porter showing up, giving us true ‘Showtime’, a rematch is most definitely warranted! Question is—will Errol Spence be up for it?


Written by Crayzon Deeyon, a freelance writer for The Film Review: Movies Music Culture Politics Society Podcast.

TOP-10 BLAXPLOITATION HORROR MOVIES OF ALL-TIME

Posted by Crayzon Deeyon on September 25, 2019 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

TOP-10 BLAXPLOITATION HORROR MOVIES OF ALL-TIME


Beginning in the early 70's, a type of film began to be produced, as his-story tells it: 1.) Because of white-flight to suburban areas, the movie theaters, in the inner city, saw a decline in revenue, and the movie studios who owned many of the cinemas, in the inner city, answered by producing low-budget movies whose subject matter interested the new inner city movie-goer, but really: 2.) It was the cry from the movie-going public who did not see themselves in films, much. And, if they did, they'd see themselves as the maid the butler the comic relief or the criminal.


The cry for something new, along with the artists, of that era, calling for roles they could portray, which would shine a different light on what the pale underbelly had produced, previously concerning Black People in America, birthed Soul 70's Cinema. But, due to a disagreement-- a Black man would label the new genre 'Blaxploitation', casting a negative connote on what should be haralded as a great era for Black Artistic Expression.


Here, we do not deal with not the cause and affect labeling of Soul Cinema as 'Blaxploitation', but we celebrate Blaxploitation, and a subgenre created, Blaxploitation Horror Movies. Here is TFR's Top-10 Blaxploitation Horror Movies of All-Time:


   1.) Scream Blacula Scream - 1973

  2.) Blacula - 1972

  3.) Vampire In Brooklyn - 1995

  4.) Def By Temptation - 1990

  5.) Petey Wheatstraw: The Devil's Son-In-Law - 1977

  6.) JD's Revenge - 1976

  7.) Blackenstein - 1973

  8.) Now Eat - 2000

  9.) Tales From The Hood - 1995

10.) Bones - 2001

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Honorable Mentions: Us - 2019 , Abby - 1974, Dr. Black and Mr. Hyde - 1976; TBIC: The Shifter - 2011.


Add these films to your Halloween viewing in October, and celebrate an era which brought some of the best actors to the fore, producing entertainment, watched by all, but produced to bring heroes and ourstory for Us.

Written by Crayzon Deeyon, a freelance writer for The Film Review: Movies Music Culture Politics Society Podcast. 

NETFLIX MAKES A MISSTEP CANCELING LEE'S 'GOTTA HAVE IT'

Posted by Crayzon Deeyon on July 18, 2019 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

NETFLIX MAKES A MISSTEP CANCELING LEE'S 'GOTTA HAVE IT'

#TFRReport - Netflix Cancels She's Gotta Have It!

40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks | Spike Lee is shopping the show, for the 3rd-Season.

This un-development is a disappointment, and a poor decision on Netflix's part. Our #TFRPodcastLive Show. this weekend, was/and is still about the genius of Spike Lee flipping the time-line of 'She's Got To Have It' and 'Do The Right Thing', potentially making Mookie (Do The Right Thing) Mars' father (in She's Got To Have)!

Spike flipping the time-line, and story-line to make this possible-- my wife and I were waiting for Season 3. Heads at Netflix should reconsider their decision.

Not to mention, Spike has his hand on the pulse of America, with the discussions between ADOS and immigrant Blacks, and his masterful capture of sex/love/lust/redemption, where it concerns 'Darling' and her suitors, is at the right temperature.

The development of the next generation of children as players in parents' relationships, and the expansion of heartfelt scenes, in Season 2, captured the acting prowess of the actors involved in bringing Lee's Vision to Life. Heads at Netflix should reconsider their decision.

Tune-In this Sunday at 5:30pm for The Film Review Live: Movie Music Culture Politics Society Podcast on Crayzon Deeyon profile on Facebook, for our thoughts on the potential flip of time and story, and the push to make sure Season 3 is seen, heard, recognized and appreciated.

She's Gotta Have It - Stars DeWanda Wise, Anthony Ramos, Cleo Anthony, Lyriq Bent, Elvis Nolasco, Fat Joe, and a stellar cast.

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Crazy Dee is An Independent Film Reviewer, who is Film Editor at Lordlandfilms.com.


THE FILM REVIEW: MUSIC: OGYG

Posted by Crayzon Deeyon on April 1, 2019 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

THE FILM REVIEW: MUSIC REVIEW ON OGYG BY CRAZY DEE

Let me say first, OGYG is the group that kicks-off TFR: Music Review Show, where we here at the film review expose music that is Hip Hop & Hip Hop influenced, to say-- this is the music we'd like to hear in films-- Independent & Hollywood. So Filmmakers, producers, score/soundtrack compilers-- contact the artists spotlighted on TRF: Music.


Second, Attention Hip Hop Artists and Artists influenced by Hip Hop, submit your songs & videos to The Film Review: Music Review Show. Submit videos and songs to: lordlandenterprises@hotmail.com, include: Your Name, Group Name, Label Affiliation, ISRC Video Code; Contact Number & Contact Email. Label Subject - Attention TFR: Music Review Show.


Now, the 1st The Film Review: Music Review with the first Artist/Group to be reviewed OGYG featuring Issa Twin and I.C. Jonez - 'Woke'. The opening is an introduction to what's to come-- focusing on the melody w/ both Emcees splitting a 16-bar count- Dope! 'Woke' puts one in the mind of UGK's 'International Players Anthem' where Andre 3000, from Outkast, opens w/ a 26-bar verse over the melody from 'I Choose You' by Willie Hutch, establishing the melody of the song before David Banner's beat production drops on the one.


The melody on 'Woke' is mad-crazy! But when the beat drops-- the repetitive hi-hat, with the hand claps, instead of a snare drum, pushes the song. The claps hit while the Emcees place syllables up against it.


The Mix is on point! The bass-line floats in the back, accenting the kick drum, sounding as if it were played with live instrumentation. The greatness of the song is how the producer, BlackMayo, chose to make the bridge the bed Issa Twin and I.C. Jonez flow their collaborative verses-in. Giving the illusion the two are flowing over elements being played by musicians.


The Flow on 'Woke' is now, but gives homage to groups who could trade lines within verses, groups like: Run-DMC, Whodini, Stetsasonic, The World Supreme Team and other great Hip Hop acts!


The Hook/Chorus/Refrain-- the most important part of a song-- finds good standing in the 'Woke' record, as both Issa Twin and I.C. Jonez trade lines w/in the hook, which is catchy and most def-- sing along friendly-- like follow the bouncing ball. It is the topic and topical.


The Verses: tell the story of Hoods Across America, and due to the verses along with the chorus-- 'Woke' can easily become a national and international hit. We here at the film review have coined the style of music OGYG are creating 'Gospel Upliftment Hop'. We rate 'Woke' by OGYG featuring Issa Twin and I.C. Jonez a 10! To Watch the full episode of #TFRLIVESundays to hear the review on OGYG, and to hear the reviews on #UsMovie and #DumboMovie Watch The Film Review on Lordlandfilms.com - Use the navi-bar above to click The Film Review to watch, enjoy!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZePxfS3B5Go" target="_blank">