Emancipation

This is an epic drama… reflecting real life history in its rawest form…

This film is based on a true story.

The story of this man… who allowed himself to be photographed… to give the world a true reflection of the end results of beatings..

It’s brutal… and cruel… but a true story nonetheless…

Peter, a Haitian born slave, runs away from a harsh work camp… working on the railroad during the civil war…in Louisiana.

This brave move comes after he experienced a series of severe whippings, and being separated from his family…

When the right opportunity opens up to run…Peter is followed by a few other bold slaves… but in this harrowing escape… it’s every man for himself.

Peter, has to outwit cold-blooded slave hunters, and the haunting swamps of Louisiana on a treacherous journey north…

The swamp scenes in this film are like none I’ve ever seen on the big screen, The plantation and civil war battle scenes are all incredible as well…

But the extraordinary talent featured in this massive production are the true driving force behind it’s powerful message.

I must say, in my opinion…. that THIS is WILL SMITH’S **BEST** work to date!!!! His performance is truly worthy of a ton of awards, and accolades… It should most definitely be nominated for an Academy Award….. ((((( sigh 😔))))))

It seems as though talk about the slap heard round the world 🌎 has cooled down… just a little bit.

After coming on stage, and slapping Chris Rock following comments he made about Will’s wife Jada… some people are still clinging to that unfortunate incident.

Will has apologized, and apologized AGAIN…..

An Apple Original Film starring Will Smith. Watch now on Apple TV+

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“THE WOMAN KING”

is a historical epic… that EVERYBODY is talking about!

This movie is FIERCE ‼️🔥 ‼️

When General Nanisca raises her sword and rallies her warriors…

The attack is swift, and the fight is a unified force… of  skilled WOMEN…going hard!!!!

The Woman King also takes the audience on a amazing visual journey..to South African Game Reserves, Beaches, and Castles.

This production also worked in various locations around Cape Town, South Africa.

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Early reviews have been extremely favorable because of positive word of mouth comments. The film  has received an A + CinemaScore from early showings. “The Woman King” has also earned a 96% on review aggregator, and 94% on Rotten Tomatoes 

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The heart of this film …is focused on the ◼️AGOJIE 🗡◼️—An all-female warrior unit who protected the West African kingdom of Dahomey during the 17th to 19th centuries.

This movie is based in the 1820s, and stars Viola Davis as a general who trains the next generation of warriors to fight their enemies.

Viola Davis SLAYS on the big screen! In every possible way… 🙌🏽✨—from being a Regal l, Rock Hard Leader…to slashing enemies in battle… with a machete!

She is…General Nanisca, the leader of the Agojie, known as the Dahomey Amazons, a unit of women who swear off marriage and motherhood to pursue martial arts and defend the kingdom.

Viola never disappoints on the Big Screen in ANY genre of film. She puts her whole heart and soul into this role, giving a SUPERB performance!

Listen…. let me just give it to you straight… no chaser: V I O L A did the doggone thing!!!! You hear me!!! When it came to action scenes, and stunts… SHE DID THAT folks!!! She fiercely pulled off more than 90 percent of her own stunts!!! This includes body flips to the dirt, choreographed machete and spear fighting scenes, plus jumping, running, rolling, wrestling and more!

Whoahhhh …..Wooo Child….

Viola Davis is a 57 year old POWER 💥 HOUSE ‼️

I say it all the time… AGE AIN’T NOTHING BUT A NUMBER! 

She kept ALL the way up with her 20-30 something cast mates.

And YES her body was tight! All the dedication to extensive work out routines PAID OFF !!!! Her body is in AMAZING SHAPE‼️💯‼️

Davis’s trainer, Gabriel Mclain, revealed that the actress underwent a DNA health analysis prior to production that shaped her nutrition and workout regimen. The trainer said: “Viola put in the work to build her body to be an athlete,”

👉🏽 Back to the Movie…

Again— “The Woman King,” is a drama about the REAL women soldiers of the precolonial Kingdom of Dahomey…

In this film—you’ll see lots of compelling ceremonies, expressive dance routines,and stirring battle scenes that are BRUTAL! 

An amazing back story unfolds , and surprise connections are revealed.

The male King Ghezo, is a young monarch played by John Boyer. He has quite the harem.. with close to a dozen wives…

As beautiful, and exotic as they may be… The King always favors General Nanisca..

He will always re-arrange his personal time with wives… just for her.

Are they jealous ⁉️ —— but of course!

Anyway, The King is very wealthy…from riches coming from a variety of trading.. products and people.

General Naniscab urges the king to end his participation in the slave trade… Conflicts with other tribes in the region spark trouble… 

The elite unit of female warriors is in preparation for war against a rival kingdom.  You see— The Oyo Empire has extorted tribute from the Dahomey for years…. and well ENOUGH is ENOUGH!!! It’s about to be on and poppin’—- This problem is going to handled swiftly… by some of the bravest women in the land.

All of  the  AGOJIE female warriors are highly regarded and respected… whenever they walk through the village, people humbly bow their heads, and cast their eyes to the ground… by decree 📜 of the  King… no one can look directly at the female warriors… Behind the Royal Gates, it’s all good… Everyone can communicate eye 👁 to eye… 👀 

We get a closer look behind the scenes of this intriguing life… with the introduction of NAWI, the headstrong young woman…who refuses her father’s demands to marry an older man for money… when the older man tries to beat her, and berate her… that’s it!

The fiesty young woman fights back, and frustrates her father to the point of just dropping her off at the palace… to serve the King.. because he is done!

NAWI is portrayed by Thuso Mbedu who also also played the lead in Barry Jenkins’ Amazon series “The Underground Railroad.”

Man Oh Mannnn!!! She was outstanding!!!! What a tremendous Talent!

Thuso Nokwanda Mbedu, (age 31), is a South African actress. She was nominated for an International Emmy for her role in the drama series Is’Thunzi. She appeared on the 2018 Forbes Africa 30 under 30 list.

Thuso takes on complex roles… that are emotionally charged, and extremely TOUGH! I’m telling you… this actress is one to watch!!! I’m sure she’ll continue to keep us fascinated with anything else she does in the future..

In fact, this entire cast is phenomenal! Here’s a bit more on some of the principal players:

Viola Davis is an American actress and producer. The recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and two Tony Awards, she is the only African-American to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting

John Adedayo Bamidele Adegboyega, (age 30 years), known professionally as John Boyega, is a British actor and producer.

John’s international breakthrough came with his role as Finn in the StarvWars sequel trilogy filmd, The Force Awakens (2015), The Last Jedi (2017), and The Rise of Skywalker (2019).

Thuso Nokwanda Mbedu, (age is a South African actress. She was nominated for an International Emmy for her role in the drama series Is’Thunzi. She appeared on the 2018 Forbes Africa 30 under 30 list. In 2021, Mbedu played the lead in the limited Amazon series The Underground Railroad.

I mentioned this a bit earlier… but If you haven’t seen The Underground Railroad…you HAVE to binge watch it on Amazon. I strongly recommend it. It’s another incredible period piece… Brace yourself though… it’s pretty intense!

Thuso specializes in independent, strong 💪🏽 and very bold lead characters —who instantly grab your attention… and pull at your heart strings. You’re always rooting for Thuso’s characters to THRIVE & SURVIVE ‼️✊🏾

In the Woman King, NAWI is taken under the wing of Izogie (Lashana Lynch), during the brutal training period for new warriors.

Now Lashana..is also a rising star to watch. Her action film credits include “Captain Marvel” and “No Time to Die”   

Anyway, these two characters, ( NAWI & IZOGIE), quickly bond…and stay extremely devoted… to the bitter end.m

Lashana Lynch, (age 34), is an English actress…best known for playing the role of Rosaline Capulet in the ABC period drama series.. Still Star Crossed (2017), Maria Rambeau in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films, Captain Marvel (2019) and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) and M16 agent Nomi in the James Bond film No time to die. Lashana made history… as the first African-American 007 !!!!

Oohhhh wee! These are some powerful sisters… with strong acting chops in this film!!!! 🙌🏽✨

Sheila Atim, who plays the role of devoted warrior AMENZA, ( 31 years old), is a Ugandan-British actress, singer, composer, and playwright. She made her professional acting debut in 2013 at Shakespeare’s Globe in The Lightning Child, a musical she co-wrote with her acting teacher Ché Walker. Sheila also had an amazing role in THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD…. Again—-> this is another DRAMA… you have to see… to believe!

THE WOMAN KING is Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood,

Gina Prince-Bythewood,(53-years old), who also directed the iconic (“Love & Basketball”)

Additional contributors:

Music composed by: Lebo M.Terence Blanchard

Producers: Viola DavisJulius TennonMaria BelloCathy Schulman

Editor: Terilyn A. Shropshire

Screenplay: Gina Prince-BythewoodDana Stevens

The cinematographer is Polly Morgan.

Hey! Here’s something pretty cool… If you go to http://www.the woman king.com you can take a QUIZ to see what Agojie Warrior YOU would be…

Agojie Warriors

My quiz results say I have a warrior spirit like NAWI !!!! 👊🏾

Yep! Seems about right… 👍🏽

That describes me…and my determination to see everyone in my squad WIN! I’m loyal, and willing to go the extra mile to do my part… everything expected of me… plus a little more… A TRUE TEAM PLAYER!

I’ll have your back, and keep you covered! Just like NAWI

Plus… I’m always going to stay in light.. and #ShineOn! ✨

Let’s keep THE WOMAN KING in the spotlight… so this FILM will continue to SHINE BRIGHT… and get ALL the accolades it deserves!!!!

I absolutely LOVED ♥️this film… Keep spreading the NEWS about how good this movie is on the big screen..

In true warrior fashion…This film has gotta SLAY at the Box office!!!! Grab your kinsmen, and everybody in your TRIBE and Go. see. this. Movie ‼️

I saw it in a DOLBY THEATER… and it was INCREDIBLE ‼️

—Evette Dabney, Founder, Owner and Creative Director of Sparkle ✨E✨ Entertainment & Promotions

Evette Dabney is an Emmy nominated TV news talent, SAG-AFTRA actor, writer / blogger, media consultant, and marketing influencer, living in Los Angeles, California.

Evette Dabney has worked on-air in television news and radio in several markets across the country… including South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Kansas and California. 

Evette is a graduate of Clark- Atlanta University, and longtime member of National Association of Black Journalists, Association of Black Journalists of Southern California, Women in Film, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and Links Inc.

Follow Evette Dabney/SAG-AFTRA on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, Vimeo, Indeed, IMDB Pro, and Actor’s Access. @evettedabney 

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The Spirited ✨Socialite is on the move! #Wow! 

There she goes again! 👠

Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul!

Beep! Beep! Who’s got the keys 🔑 to the Jeep??? Ahhh…. The Benz ??? What about the Lexus ???

Ok… so we rollin’ up to the theater in the Tesla? Catching up with the crew in the Land Rover ???

The BMW… and the Cadillac….can transport the pack… ( snaps fingers..)

Just. Like. that‼️

All I know… you gotta get there.. and SUPPORT this #movie saints!

Beeeep!!! Beeeeeppp!!! Beep!!!!!!

Honk For Jesus. Save Your Soul.
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A documentary style film to make you go oooh…

Nah Na Na Na Naaahhh….

Naw… Naw… Nawwww! This story unfolding don’t feel right… or is it just not what it seems ??? Naw… .( side eye 👀)

In my church mother voice: “Sumthin’ in the milk ain’t clean… In my proph·et·ess voice regarding -anything- that might be dirty:

“If it don’t come out in the wash… It’s gonna come out in the rinse….”

Well…………….

And another thing…

You gotta pay attention to how Pastor is treating his rib… . Slow jabs… quick jabs… ouch! that hurt!

How many times is a lady expected to roll with the punches???? This movie will make you take a long hard look at that… #Umph!

Sound the alarm! 🚨 Blow the horn! Toot that steering wheel… and pray 🙏🏽 Jesus will fix it!

After…. While…..

You’ll wince… you might even skirm a lil’ bit in your seat… but the dialogue, and story line is #realtalk …

Another dramedy ( that’s a drama & Comedy) , imitating real life, controversial situations from the church ⛪️ world… #JesusTakeTheWheel!

Very strong performances from Hall & Brown in this film..

These are undisputed heavy weight ACTORS…going round for round…

I have to give them credit for breathing life into these characters … to make us SEE 👁 👁 them… for who they’re supposed to be! 🙌🏽

The good… the bad… and the ugly…

Regina Hall stars as Trinitie Childs — the proud first lady of a southern Baptist megachurch,

(Based in where else….

but #Atlanta #Georgia 🍑)

#MyHomeTown #ThePlaceWhereIGrewUp #TheAtl

Now this Sista… “Trinitie” —like most Southern Pastors Wives… stands by her man… no matter what!

Trinitie … (peep this perfect biblical name), —stands shoulder to shoulder with her husband, Pastor Lee-Curtis Childs (Sterling K. Brown), after trouble shakes the solid rock on which they stand!

((( ohhh yesss… Saints… this church drama slowly unfolds… and then goes downhill pretty fast! 💨

The power couple once served a congregation in the tens of thousands…. #MegaChurch

But a SCANDAL forces their church to temporarily close, Trinitie and Lee-Curtis have to reopen their church and rebuild their congregation. The goal is to make the BIGGEST comeback that commodified religion has ever seen.”

The Rev & First Lady seek to reconcile their faith by all means necessary … because they’re :

A. truly committed,

B. power hungry

C. desperate

D. All of the Above…

You go see this… and tell me what you think… 🤔

Soooo what do they do… to try and clean up their act??? They hire a film crew to follow them in every aspect of their lives… leading up to their big church re-opening…

Whelp! This “mocumentary “ will make you cringe a lil’ bit… and as for the bright eyed… sweet as pie… First Lady…. You just want to say:

“BLESS. HER. HEART‼️💔‼️♥️‼️💔

Do all things come together for the good??!!!

Hmmmmm…….

Let’s just say…You might need to have a come to Jesus moment at the end….of this…

Walk, drive, jog, dance, run 🏃🏽‍♀️🏃‍♀️ 🏃🏾‍♂️ on to the movies now… ya hear!

Then… you can toot your own horn… by telling people you been there… and done that …

Beeep!!!! Beeeep!!!!!!! Beep!!!!!

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#PraisesUp! 🙌🏽 for #HonkForJesusCrew

Los Angeles Premiere of Focus Features’ “Honk For Jesus.

-Evette Dabney, Founder, Owner, Creative Director of Sparkle ✨E✨ Entertainment & Promotions.

http://www.sparkle-e.com 💎

( Me…. “Sparkle ✨E✨—in some of my church hats 👒 y’all!)

Evette Dabney is an Emmy nominated TV news talent, SAG-AFTRA actor, writer / blogger, media consultant, and marketing influencer, living in Los Angeles, California.

Evette Dabney has worked on-air in television news and radio in several markets across the country… including South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Kansas and California. 

Evette is a graduate of Clark- Atlanta University, and longtime member of National Association of Black Journalists, Association of Black Journalists of Southern California, Women in Film, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and Links Inc.

Follow Evette Dabney/SAG-AFTRA on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, Vimeo, Indeed, IMDB Pro, Actor’s Access, ActorsNetwork, @evettedabney

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The Spirited ✨Socialite is on the move!

#Wow!

There she goes again! 👠

….. “She leaves a little sparkle ✨wherever she goes….

#StayInLight! & #ShineOn!

#ShineBrightLikeADiamond 💎

Should you miss seeing this movie⁉️—- NOPE

Yep‼️ It’s all the HYPE right about now….

Here’s what’s Up…..

Caretakers at a California horse ranch encounter a mysterious force that affects human and animal behavior….

Siblings OJ (Daniel Kaluuya) and Emerald (Keke Palmer), have inherited their father’s ranch and business wrangling horses for Hollywood. ⭐️

After work opportunities become more difficult to pin down, OJ starts selling stock to Ricky “Jupe” Park (Steven Yeun), a carnival-barker type character…who runs a nearby tourist spot….and that’s when things start to get a lil’ cray-cray….

Whelp… NOPE has a good balance balance of horror and a bunch of great laughs..

Yep! Yep! 👍🏽 It’s a Sci-Fi Thriller… that will suck you right in… like you’re being uploaded into a space ship… and speaking of space ships….

Nahhhhh I’ll let your imagination run wild…. (LOL!)

Oooohhhhh intriguing right⁉️

Academy Award Winner ,
Daniel Kaluuya reunites with Peele for another spectacular Blockbuster Film!
Lil’ Rel and Daniel reunite to discuss how cool it is… working with Jordan Peele. Daniel also talks about what it was like working on the remote set of NOPE, and how the main house featured in the movie was built, and then dismantled in the middle of NOWHERE…

Directed by Jordan Peel and Jordan Distributed by: Universal Pictures

If you like those UFO Thrillers from back in the day… This NEW approach to mysteries, UFO’s and weird happenings…. will definitely have you sliding to the edge of your seat 💺 again…………. BOO! 🛸

Evette Dabney, Founder, Owner, Creative Director of Sparkle ✨E✨Entertainment & Promotions

Evette Dabney, Media Maven on the Move! 👠
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Evette Dabney is an Emmy nominated TV news talent, SAG-AFTRA actor, writer / blogger, media consultant, and marketing influencer, living in Los Angeles, California.

Evette Dabney has worked on-air in television news and radio in several markets across the country… including South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Kansas and California. 

Evette is a graduate of Clark- Atlanta University, and longtime member of National Association of Black Journalists, Association of Black Journalists of Southern California, Women in Film, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and Links Inc.

Follow Evette Dabney/SAG-AFTRA on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, Vimeo, Indeed, IMDB Pro, and Actor’s Access. @evettedabney 

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The Spirited ✨Socialite is on the move! #Wow! 

There she goes again! 👠

I’m going to make this short & sweet…. My favorites to watch the YOU #MustSee! 👁👁

Everybody knows I love ❤️ a good period film… but this production drew me in… and left me squealing with delight!

Bridgerton ( Season 1)

The eight-part series was watched by a whopping 82million households worldwide in just a month, making it Netflix’s biggest show ever!!!!

During the Regency era in England, eight close-knit siblings of the powerful Bridgerton family attempt to find love. This Netflix period drama is turning out to be the most popular, and cwatched series in Netflix streaming service history! The show was created by Chris Van Dusen and produced by Shonda Rhimes. The Queen 👑 of scripted TV, and creator of some of the biggest hits ever!

Raise your hand, and enjoy the roller coaster 🎢 ride with Shondaland. It’s based on Julia Quinn’s novels set in Regency era London…when debutantes are presented at court. Netflix just confirmed on January 21, 2021 , that the steamy series will be back for a second season with Anthony Bridgerton (Bailey) at the center of attention.

My, My! fancy that! Ready for more tea..??? 🫖 ☕️

Oooohhh!!!! I could hardly wait to see this masterpiece every week! A historic,

sci-Fi, horror, mystery, thriller Indiana Jones type adventure that grabs your attention… and never let’s go!!!

Love craft Country, (season 1), HBO, is based on Matt Ruff’s novel of the same name, The show follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he meets up with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett) and his uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father (Michael Kenneth Williams). This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.

Lovecraft Country is executive produced by showrunner Misha Green… ( who also is responsible for Underground… another one of my FAVS… now showing on the OWN Network.) along with J.J. Abrams, ( a proven hit maker!) Jordan Peele, A brilliant creator/ producer/writer/performer…Bill Carraro, Yann Demange, Daniel Sackheim, and David Knoller.

Netflix is on fire 🔥 right⁉️

Well this Netflix drama is most definitely intriguing. The series stars Jason Bateman as Marty Byrde, a financial planner who relocates his family from Chicago to a summer resort community in the Ozarks. With wife Wendy, and two kids in tow, Marty is constantly on the move after a money-laundering scheme goes wrong, forcing him to pay off a substantial debt to a Mexican drug lord in order to keep his family safe.

While the Byrdes’ fate hangs in the balance, the unfortunate circumstances reconnects the family.

The fire 🔥of desire for this Netflix show has been burning brightly for 4 seasons!!!! Like I said…. you know I love ❤️ a period drama 🎭 … well guess what… Anything about a Royal family, Kings, Queens, Knights in shining armor, castles, and kingdoms…. is going to STOP 🛑 me in my tracks! I’ve studied quite a bit of history on the royal family…. Did you know they’re ALL related, and come from ONE GIANT FAMILY TREE! 🌳

There’s so much to learn… and it’s quite extraordinary!

This fascinating show is quite informative..

Based on an award-winning play (“The Audience”) by showrunner Peter Morgan, this lavish, Netflix-original drama… follows the life of Queen Elizabeth II from the 1940s to modern times.

The series begins with an inside look at the early reign of the queen, who ascended the throne at age 25 after the death of her father, King George VI.

As the decades pass, personal intrigues, romances, and political rivalries are revealed that played a big role in events that shaped the later years of the 20th century.

This Netflix show is pure comedy! Frightfully Funny!Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant star in this Netflix-original series as married realtors, Sheila and Joel, who are living a quiet life, raising their teenage daughter in Santa Clarita, Calif. Their world unexpectedly changes when Sheila goes through a dramatic transformation that sends her down a road of death and destruction — but leaves her looking and feeling better than ever. Barrymore and Olyphant also serve as executive producers, alongside showrunner and creator Victor Fresco (“Better Off Ted”).

#blackAF, season one, on Netflix…

This was one of my favorite new series!

We scored high on the charts with BLACKISH… ( Also one of my FAV SHOWS created by Barrish)…. unapologetically showing America 🇺🇸 how Affluent Black Families REALLY live!

Kenya Barris and his family navigate relationships, race and culture while grappling with their newfound success in this comedy series.

What we have here… is New money… dealing with the same old issues affecting everybody else on the planet!

This show keeps it ALL the way real… plenty of eye opening truths, and gut belly laughs!

At any rate… I LOVE ❤️ seeing this crew flex wealth and power! The coming of age stories, and everyday shenanigans are a hoot!!!

Two thumbs up!!👍🏽 👍🏽 Can’t wait until it returns!

This is one show that won’t be returning… but it goes down in my viewing history as one of the most INTRIGUING drama series ever created.

Viola Davis starred in “How to get away with murder”

Another absolutely brilliant series from Shonda Rhines, and her successful list of Shondaland shows…

I was hooked from the very first episode! The cast was incredible, and the storylines most fascinating!

Oh what a tangled web they weaved… every show..

Viola Davis won lots of awards for her portrayal of Analise Keating… Keating was a very strong character that was tailored just for Viola. She was smart, and savvy, outspoken and took NO mess!

She was feared, respected and love by many. A professional black lawyer, and professor..the kind of leading role that black actresses have dreamed about💭 and -FINALLY- got the chance to see on the big screen! In a hit show!!!

The late great Cicely Tyson played the role of Analise Keating’s mother… and received accolades, and big applause for her work… at over 90 years of age!

What an incredible life on film, television and stage!

I had the privilege of meeting Cicely Tyson for the first time when I was a child in Atlanta, GA. This meeting was featured in several publications… and re-released during Black History month, February 2021.

I met Ms Tyson..at a special event at Clark College, later renamed Clark Atlanta University. It turned out to be the school I would later attend…and earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast management.

I was with my mother, and little brother when I met this legendary star ⭐️

Later in life, Cicely Tyson, My mother, Dr. BL Dabney, and myself would all become proud members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Rest in paradise Soror Tyson! Job well done…

~ Evette Dabney, Founder, Owner, of Sparkle- “E” Entertainment & Promotions

http://www.sparkle-e.com 💎

Evette Dabney is an Emmy nominated TV news talent, SAG-AFTRA actor, writer / blogger, media consultant, and marketing influencer, living in Los Angeles, California.

Evette Dabney has worked on-air in television news and radio in several markets across the country… including South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Kansas and California. 

Evette is a graduate of Clark- Atlanta University, and longtime member of National Association of Black Journalists, Association of Black Journalists of Southern California, Women in For lm, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and Links Inc.

Follow Evette Dabney/SAG-AFTRA on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, Vimeo, Indeed, IMDB Pro, and Actor’s Access. @evettedabney 

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Double the ACTION & SUSPENSE! #GeminiMan starring Will Smith ⭐️

Henry Brogan is ready to retire. For years… he’s been living on the edge…carrying out some of the most dangerous missions in the world. 🌍

Brogan is an elite assassin… who becomes the target of a mysterious operative who can predict his every move.

He soon learns that the man who’s trying to kill him is a younger, faster, cloned version of himself! A 23 year old… exact replica… even down to the same allergies.

Oh my word! 🤦🏽‍♀️ The next time someone says you’re so awesome… and invaluable… I need more People… just like you…

👉🏽 watch out! 👈🏽

If you‘re wondering if what happened to that lamb all those years ago… could be duplicated enough times to create an ARMY…. whoa‼️

This movie will leave your mind racing… while you’re sitting on the edge of your seat! 💺

Steady yourselfIt’s gonna be a wild ride!

And This 👇🏽 real Gemini ♊️ woman… thought it was pretty amazing!

Go see for yourself! #GeminiMan opens EVERYWHERE October 11th, 2019

The premiere for #GeminiMan was held at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood, Sunday October 6, 2019

Will Smith was joined by his wife Jada, and sons Trey and Jaden for the grand event. Will was thrilled to have his family with him… saying it’s always great spending time with them.

Hundreds of fans crowded Hollywood Boulevard to catch all the action. Here are more Highlights!

#GeminiMan is directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Ang Lee and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger.

The Story is by:  Darren Lemke and David Benioff

Also starring in #GeminiMan are Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen and Benedict Wong

Production company:  Skydance Media, Jerry Bruckheiner Films, Fosun Pictures, Paramount

This is an action packed thriller… is even more exciting… when you’re

ALL IN… watching the drama unfold in 3-D! 😎

Check your local listings!

~Evette Dabney

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The first ‘Fast & Furious’ spinoff stars Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham…and it’s pretty AWESOME‼️

Wowza‼️ Talk about awesome stunt action… and excitement….

Oooohh Weeeee!!!!

This movie 🎥 is ALL that… mixed in with some good humor too! 👍🏽👍🏽

I was into it! The cast was great, and you could tell they had a BLAST making this film!

Hundreds and Hundreds of Fans showed up outside the Dolby Theater (7/13/2019) to see the all star ⭐️ cast arrive at the WORLD 🌎 PREMIERE in style…

It was hot day ☀️ outside on premiere day… but Statham and Johnson took the time to sign autographs and take selfies camera 📷 with fans.

I attended the world premiere of “Hobbs and Shaw” and admired the good energy radiated by the Stars…

Especially “The Rock!!!”

The ROCK was a producer of the Universal film, and praised his partner Stratham….and also recognized Idris Elba for doing a bang up job as super villain.

👉🏽 By the way… Elba also has a song included in the film.

Yep! 👍🏽👍🏽

Elba wrote, produced, and recorded an original song for the soundtrack. 

Executive Producer Johnson also graciously acknowledged the other producers, cast and crew.

Hobbs and Shaw is directed 🎬 by David Leitch 

and based on characters by Gary Scott Thompson

Producers: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Chris Morgan, Hiram Garcia

Here’s what this fast and furious spin off… is all about:

Since the time lawman Hobbs (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson ), devoted agent of America’s Diplomatic Security Service, and mercenary Shaw (Jason Statham), a former British military elite operative… went head to head in 2015’s Furious 7 …….

the duo have swapped smack talk and body blows… trying to take each other down.

But then….BIG TIME DRAMA unfolds

Out of no where…

cyber-genetically enhanced Super villainBrixton (Idris Elba) gains control of a bio-threat that could destroy the world 🌎 and ruin humanity forever…

(Yikes! 😖)

Brixton is a MI6 field agent… who has gone rogue and became a wanted criminal.

Whew… 😣 does he give them a hard way to go!!!

In the forefront of this disaster… is fearless rogue MI6 agent (The Crown’s Vanessa Kirby), who just happens to be Shaw’s sister.

Well… these two sworn enemies… ( Hobbs and Shaw), are forced to TEAM up… to bring down the only guy who might be badder than themselves.

In addition to compelling action scenes, the film also showcases the cultural backgrounds of Luke Hobbs, and Deckard Shaw.

You know… I really liked seeing this on the big screen! ✨😁✨

Very cool! 👊🏽

👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

The ROCK said:

“This film is deeply personal to me. It is the very first time that half of my culture, which is half black and half Samoan, is showcased in a global, Hollywood-blockbuster action movie,”

Johnson, who brought his mother to the premiere… went on to say: “My Samoan culture has never been really seen before, and I’m excited that we are changing that.”

“Hollywood executives “still need to recognize” the lack of diversity in front of and behind the camera.

“Representation is important, and we are not seeing enough of different cultures in movies,” said Johnson. “We still have a long ways to go, but we are making progress!”

This film 🎞 is definitely a great reflection of that progress for sure!

👉🏽 👉🏼👉🏽 If you’re

Looking 👀 for

#BIGACTION 💥⁉️

Then YOU✨ #MustSee ✨ #HobbsAndShawMovie‼️

#Mystery #Action #GoodHumor! 😆

Universal Pictures.. HOBBS & SHAW Opens in Theaters

EVERYWHERE

August 2, 2019 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Starring:

⭐️ Dwayne Johnson

⭐️ Jason Statham

⭐️ Idris Elba

⭐️ Vanessa Kirby

⭐️ Eiza González 

⭐️ Roman Reigns

⭐️ Eddie Marsan

⭐️ John Tui

⭐️ Helen Mirren —> (Mirren plays Statham’s mother in the film . 😃)

-PLUS-

several other GREAT surprise cameos☝🏽 and speaking of surprises… there are quite a few in these movie!

HEADS UP! 👇👇🏼👇🏽👇🏻👇🏿

STAY IN YOUR SEAT 💺 at this movie… -UNTIL- the lights come on!!!! IT ain’t over…. til it’s over!!

💁🏽‍♀️ I always think it’s great to watch the credits anyway… to honor all the folks who work so hard to make movies! Small ones… and BIG BLOCKBUSTERS alike…

The trends these days… are to include lots of bonus scenes… and possible hints of what might come later…

So look alert! and keep your eyes 👀 open‼️

✨✨🤜🏽💥🤛🏽✨✨

According to early tracking, the action flick is expected to earn at least $65 million over the Aug. 2-4 weekend.… I’ve even heard about predictions of 80 million!!!

All I know is… It was a thrill for me to watch…

I kept saying to myself:

Geee Wizzzz…. how did they do THAT ‼️⁉️

~Evette Dabney

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APOLLO”

This Universal 🌎documentary was perfectly timed to the moon 🌕 landings 50th Anniversary.

It gives a very detailed… behind the scenes look at the NASA… Apollo space program that existed from 1961-1972.

LOTS of never seen before footage is included.

You can sense every emotional moment of this historic mission.

A moving speech from President Kennedy assured the American public that great strides were being made in the space race… and the USA 🇺🇸 would send men to the moon… and get them home safely!

Watching it happen… on screen makes you feel really PROUD… as an American‼️

You’ll also see rare footage of some of NASA’s female engineers. Of course, the world also learned about the contributions of African Americans with this mission… As reflected in the film “Hidden Figures.”

I’m such a History 📚 Buff! 👉🏽 And THIS latest movie 🎥 is also fascinating to watch.

NeilArmstrong descended a ladder at 11:56 p.m. July20th 1969, and said: “That’s 1 small step for man, 1 giant leap for mankind.”

#Apollo11 #Apollo50th  #apollo11anniversary #Apollo50 #Apollo

A plaque was placed on the ground… and it said: “HERE MEN FROM THE PLANET EARTH 🌎

FIRST SET FOOT UPON THE MOON

JULY20 1969, A.D.

WE CAME IN #PEACE

#ForAllManKind #USA 🇺🇸

The astronaut crew included: #neilarmstrong #michaelcollins & “Edwin” #buzzaldrin

#Apollo11at50 #Apollo #qoute #TheEagleHasLanded #Apollo50 

epic! 👍🏽👍🏽

I #love ♥️ History!

👉🏽 Got my #collectibles #peace! ☮️ #evettedabney

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DORA and The Lost City of GOLD

After spending most of her life exploring the jungle, nothing could prepare Dora for her most dangerous adventure yet — HIGH SCHOOL!!!

Once super close with her cousin Diego… he turns “Brand New” on her… after 10 years of life apart…when he moves into the city…

But Dora is happy go lucky, spunky…and bright anyway! 😆 She is… who she is… and I think she’s pretty special!

Well… A field trip to a museum ends up on quite the adventure!

Accompanied by teenagers from her school…and Boots the monkey, Dora embarks on a quest to save her parents.

In the process.. the group tries to solve a challenging mystery behind a lost Incan civilization.

Good thing these kids are super smart! 👍🏽👍🏽

This movie is wonderful! My eyes lit up…✨👁👁✨ and I watched in awe, and even swayed in my seat… and sang along too! 🎼 🎶

How cool to see this animated favorite… turn into a “live-action” adaptation, and continuation of Nickelodeon’s 📺 television series “Dora the Explorer.”

I thought the storyline was pretty clever, and it’s not hard to believe this is truly Dora’s life.

We get to watch her grow….

and develop as a ✨FREE SPIRIT living with her parents, (who are professors… by the way),in the jungle.

How refreshing for young girls to see this reflection of a sweet, kind hearted, industrious, intelligent and strong young heroine.

Wholesome and pure! What a delight! 🙌🏽🙌🏻⭐️🙌🙌🏼

Themes focusing on being an outcast, fitting into a new school, family love and devotion, and of course FRIENDSHIP… are all beautifully Presented.

By the way… Diego makes a nice transition back into his former self… More mature now.. of course.. but just as genuine, and loyal as ever.. to his dear cousin. (Prima)

#Yay! 🙌🏽🙌🏽♥️🙌🏽🙌🏽

DORA MOVIE 🎥 had all the mystery, magic, and adventure I expected… and more!

Oh…

It’s pretty funny too! 😆

This movie is a perfect date for the WHOLE family! I had a blast at the Premiere!

Little ones who have learned from Dora‘s adventures…teenagersparents…and everybody else who remembers watching this spunky, & cute precious face!

Dora and the Lost City of Gold stars:

⭐️Isabela Moner (who is a ✨joy 😄✨ to watch), as the title character… also with:

⭐️ Eugenio Derbez,

⭐️ Michael Peña,

⭐️Eva Longoria,

⭐️ Danny Trejo,

⭐️Jeff Wahlberg,

⭐️ Benicio del Torro

⭐️ Madeleine Madden

and

⭐️ Nicholas Cooby

Directed by James Bobin. Story by: Tom Wheeler; Nicholas Stoller

Paramount Partners

Paramount Films

Nickelodeon Movies

Walden Media

Media Rights Capital

OMG you must see this Fun, and Spirited Action Adventure!

💁🏽‍♀️ Especially… if you want to fill your world with light!

Won’t it be nice to leave a movie feeling HAPPIER than you came⁉️

That’s exactly what happened for me! ✨😄✨

LivingMyLifeLikeItsGolden

Evette Dabney is the Founder, Owner and Creative Director of http://www.sparkle-e.com 💎

Sparkle “E” is a trendy website… created to highlight dazzling 
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Sparkle- “E” wants to make entertainment news, travel stories, fashion, beauty discoveries, food, and unique things in general… wonderful treasures… for people to cherish.


The mission is to attract a STRONG and LOYAL following…
Emmy nominated TV journalist 
Evette is Available for Contracted jobs, Auditions and Meetings

Dabney is listed on the Players Directory, Actors Access and many other professional listings.
She is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, 🍑 and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. 🔺🐘🔺
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GrammyAwards 🎼🎶 #Recap —> #Music Good for the Soul! ✊🏼🎶✊🏾 🎵 ✊🏻🎶✊ 🎵 ✊🏿

I just Loved the beginning of the #show! ✅

It started on a positive note! 🎵

Some of the most outspoken and influential women in America… and Pop Culture celebrated the greatness of music 🎼🎶with powerful words of WHY it is so important… and how it matters in our lives..

MUSIC makes a DIFFERENCE in the world! 🌎 what a pleasure to be reminded by these dynamic women! 🙌🏽🙌🏽❤️🙌🏽🙌🏽

A super display of #girlpower! #yeah! #ShineOn! #divas!

The DIVA squad included Host @aliciakeys 🎹

@jadapinkettsmith @jlo @ladygaga and a SURPRISE appearance from former First Lady of the United States 🇺🇸 @michelleobama

Now -That- was a showstopper!

Here are a few of my othervFAVORITE moments from the 2018 Grammys!

✨⭐️ ✨ There was a spirited tribute for superstar ⭐️Dolly Parton by Kacey Musgraves, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Maren Morris and Little Big Town. The energy was electric ⚡️ when Dolly… and her God daughter Miley… sang “Jolene !!!” It was magical!

A Well deserved honor for one of the top ladies of country/ pop music… Dolly is one of the most well respected…and liked stars in the business!

✨⭐️ ✨Chloe X Halle Pay Homage to Donny Hathaway

I love the way the Chloe & Halle re-arrange songs!

They took the ball… 🏈 and scored BIG singing the National Anthem for the Super Bowl… while at the Grammys… the reworked the classic soul favorite “Where is the love” with class, elegance and grace!

You #GO #young #divas! 🎶🎼 @chloexhalle !!!! super #talented #sisters!

✨⭐️✨ Watch out now!

Cardi B commanded the stage… with a performance of “Money” off of her Grammy award-winning album Invasion of Privacy.

Cardi B was ProudAsAPeacock! #Creative! ✅ #Stylish! ✅ #Lively! ✅ #ILikeItLikeThat! She was strutting across the stage.. shaking her tail feathers!!!!

This was definitely her night! Her husband off set was proud as can be! He’s lucky to have her back! I was glad to see them work things out… and get back together!

Let no man… or woman… EVER come between them… and there sweet family again!!!! #GroupiesStaySway! #CardiBAndOffSetKeepItTight

#KeepItRight! #TrustAndCommuication

are Key!!! 🔑 #YouGotThis ‼️

#MicDrop !!!!!!!!!! 🎤💥 #Boom !!!!

✨✨✨ 🙌🏽🙌🏽❤️🙌🏽🙌🏽 ✨✨✨

Cardi had a Great #GRAMMYsRedCarpet look! #Fab #performance! Even the #commercial was #FUN! #CardiB in the #spotlight #ShineOn! ✨

✨⭐️✨ A special 🗣 Shout Out to Birthday

Diva DIANA ROSS… who looked absolutely RADIANT in RED ‼️

This Motown legend is FABULOUS ‼️ @DianaRoss you’ve given #US the #BEST years of YOUR #life! 75 never looked so #good ! #DianaRoss #1 #diva of music! ⁠ #HappyBirthday #MsRoss

Diana Ross was Introduced by her 9 year old Grandson… Raif. All of her Family proudly watched the tribute in the audience. #RossFamilyRocks ‼️

Ross who turns 75 next month sang “The Best Years of My Life” and “Reach Out and Touch…somebody’s hand….

interactive moment—->

Silently sing the first verse… and Wave your hands in the air… sway side to side…

Diana will be performing in #LasVegas @WynnLasVegas! Check show times… and catch more from this amazing songstress!

She’s #Always #Fabulous! #Motown #legend! @DianaRoss ✨⭐️✨

#DiamondDiana A #True #Super 🌟#Star!

✨⭐️✨

A #Wonderful #Tribute to the late Queen of Soul #ArethaFranklin by @YolandaAdams & #Fantasia @TasiasWord and Andra Day!!!! #Beautiful #strong #voices!

They each took on a turn of singing… 🎤 🎶 “You make me feel like a natural woman..” One of AREATHA’S GREATEST HITS!

✨⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨

⁠ ⁠

✨⭐️✨ A Special Salute to MOTOWN celebrating…60th Anniversary!

J-lo participated… and dedicated her performance to her mother…saying they would dance around to a lot of Motown hits… back in the day.

Jennifer Lopez was singing & dancing to Motown hits like “Dancing in the Street” and “Mr. Postman.” She was joined by Smokey Robinson, Alicia Keys and Ne-Yo.

Motown legendary singer Smokey Robinson…:gave shouts out to Stevie Wonder, and Diana Ross in his own tribute.

Motown Records was founded by Berry Gordy in 1959. The Detroit-based record label had a star studded roster… with singers including Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, The Supremes, Michael Jackson and Marvin Gaye.

This record giant… Hitsville USA… has always be LOVED & GREATLY respected by me for years!

I was thrilled learning about how the stars were groomed in that Detroit home… and taught Choreography.. and how to WORK the stage! Those singers had TRUE STYLE ‼️

One of the BEST gifts I ever received…. was a table-top book… featuring priceless MOTOWN stories…. and LOTS of FANTASTIC pictures!!!!!

My MOTOWN Book… and ALL my Books 📚 about the “Supremes” are my #MostTreasuredKeepSakes

✨⭐️✨ Janelle Monae gave a very Stylish #performance! based on her creation #DirtyComputer

✨⭐️✨ Janelle Monae brought ALL that #BlackGirlMagic! 🖤#ShineOn! #BlackGirlSunday

She sang “Make Me Feel” from her Grammy-nominated album Dirty Computer

Janelle was all decked out in her signature BLACK and WHITE !!!!

her groovy background dancers… we’re wearing cool gear in those colors too!

The special lighting on the stage.. made the performance even more intriguing to watch.

✨✨✨ 🙌🏽🙌🏼🌟🙌🙌🏾 ✨✨✨

GREAT JOB! @aliciakeys as this years Grammy #Host! 👍🏽👍🏽

#AliciaKeys was personable, pleasant and very gracious!

I can’t forget to add.. that she’s super 🌟 #Talented!

Keys has won 15 Grammys so far!

She performed several songs…including “Killing Me Softly,” “Use Somebody,” “Doo Wop (That Thing)” and “Unforgettable” — on not one… but TWO pianos! 🎹 ➕🎹

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✨⭐️✨ 🙌🏽🙌🏼🌟🙌🏻🙌🏼 #AlbumOfTheYear. ‼️#Congratulations! 🎉 @KaceyMusgrave

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#GrammyAwards #GRAMMYs⁠ ⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ #Grammy2019 #Sparkle “E” #LiveTweet!

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The 61st annual Grammy Awards is now apart of POP CULTURE HISTORY! It was an epic… feel good show in my opinion.

A commendable mix of diverse music… and performances.

Bravo! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

Now… Let’s take a look at some of the BIG WINNERS!!! 👇🏽👇🏻👇

By the way…. the majority of the Awards went to WOMEN!

Record of the Year:
WINNER: “This Is America” — Childish Gambino

Album of the Year:
WINNER: Golden Hour — Kacey Musgraves

Song of the Year:
WINNER: “This Is America” — Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)

Best New Artist:
WINNER: Dua Lipa

Best Pop Solo Performance:
WINNER: “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)” — Lady Gaga

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
WINNER: “Shallow” — Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album:
WINNER: My Way — Willie Nelson

Best Pop Vocal Album:
WINNER: Sweetener — Ariana Grande

DANCE/ELECTRONIC MUSIC

Best Dance Recording:
WINNER: “Electricity” — Silk City & Dua Lipa feat. Diplo & Mark Ronson

Best R&B Performance:
WINNER: “Best Part” — H.E.R. feat. Daniel Caesar

Best Traditional R&B Performance:

WINNER (TIE): “Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand” — Leon Bridges
“Don’t Fall Apart on Me Tonight” — Bettye LaVette
“Honest” — MAJOR.
WINNER (TIE): “How Deep Is Your Love” — PJ Morton feat. Yebba
“Made for Love” — Charlie Wilson feat. Lalah Hathaway

Best R&B Song:

WINNER: “Boo’d Up” — Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai & Dijon McFarlane, songwriters (Ella Mai)

Best Urban Contemporary Album:

WINNER: Everything Is Love — The Carters

Best R&B Album:

WINNER: H.E.R. — H.E.R.

Best Rap Performance:
WINNER (TIE): “King’s Dead” — Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake
WINNER (TIE): “Bubblin” — Anderson.Paak

Best Rap/Sung Performance:
WINNER: “This Is America” — Childish Gambino

Best Rap Song

WINNER: “God’s Plan” — Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)

Best Rap Album

WINNER: Invasion of Privacy — Cardi B

She makes HISTORY… by being the first woman to WIN in this category‼️

~Evette Dabney

Owner, Creative Director

Sparkle-e.com 💎

Sparkle “E” is a trendy entertainment/ lifestyle website… created to highlight dazzling human interest events…and uplifting subject matter… that will ✨✨SHINE BRIGHT✨✨… in a dark world… that needs an escape from negative things that are happening, and distasteful news. 

Sparkle-“E” wants to make entertainment news a treasure… with gems of solid information … and images that light up the spirits of our audience… when they read… and/ or see the wonderful things we share! 

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Sparkle-“E” is a relatively ~new~ #entertainment #lifestyle website building a STRONG following… from connections cultivated by Emmy nominated TV journalist Evette Dabney… a noted marketing influencer, Award Winning professional from TV News Reporting, Hosting, Voice-Over & Anchor jobs/print/ social media jobs/ connections. 

Evette Dabney is Available for Contracted jobs, Auditions and Meetings. She is listed on the players directory, Actors Access and many other professional listings.

Every consideration is appreciated to help independently established…small African-American female entertainment business owner be recognized & SUPPORTED!!!

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Sparkle “E” Fall Movie 🎥 Reviews: A little something… something… for EVERYBODY‼️

At the verrrry beginning… this movie literally “pimp” slaps you in the face… when the main character’s child-like voice

proclaims…👉🏽

((I think you’ll understand my symbolism… ))

“P&$$y been in my face

all my life..”

—- Whoaaaa….. ——

and then…. “The first time I sold P&$$y…. I was 10 years old…

—— Yowza!!!!!——-

Yep! This chick was born into the Pimp Game… Her name is WEDNESDAY.

Her Daddy…

(“Midnight John”) was a pimp… and her Mama was one of his top girls. when she got pregnant with “Wednesday” 👉🏽That’s the main characters name),her Dad retired her… cause he didn’t want NOBODY else touching her…

Oooh!!!

Guess who plays her pimp daddy??? Rapper DMX… ya heardddd!!!!! -LOL!- 😅

He taught this kid ALL the hustling game… and she soaked it all up like a sponge… collecting money from John’s…while living in a whorehouse…(Daddy Pimp insisted on having all his “working girls” under his roof…)

Anyway…. Y’all remember when PIMPS back in the day… thought they were fly wearing this…

Uh huh… well in 2018… ya girl PIMP is swagged out like this:

Let me just say… KeKe Palmer went in HARD for this role! I mean… she worked out.. 💪🏽 buffed up.. and even shaved her head… This lady PIMP is tough as nails…

seriously “Bout dat life‼️

-&- “Bout dat money‼️

KeKe made the decision to play a lesbian pimp.. at the age of 19… She filmed the role at 23… and the movie was released November 9th… 2018 at her current age of 25!

Keke has taken on her share of the “sweetest” roles….like the Nickelodeon sitcom “True Jackson VP”

(This series made her one of the highest paid child actors on television.)

“Akeelah and the Bee” “Barbershop 💈 2: Back in Business” “Madea’s family reunion,” and “Scream Queens” —> and a Host of other TV show’s and films..

but This…”PIMP MOVIE …”

-THIS- is BRAND NEW…

A real game changer for this starlet…

KeKe got down HARD for this one… and went ALL IN… love scenes… fight scenes…. shooting scenes…murder scenes and all.. ((no hesitations. ))

I attended the packed movie premiere.. and met the producers…

Lee Daniels served as executive producer… and said as a gay man… It was important for him to put his name on this project.

He wanted to have

more stories like this one…shared with the world..

At the premiere… KeKe says she sat with her father…

While she admitted some parts made her flinch for him to see… She said he understands the craft of acting…and what is required to take on certain roles…

If you’re going to see this movie… I say warning! ⚠️ Warning! This is a real…hardcore flick! And believe me…they’re cutting no corners…

At the end of the day… KeKe says she never ever.. wanted to be type cast… or pigeon holed into just a few characters..

She said she wanted to make it clear… that KeKe can do ANYTHING!

And that’s the truth…

KeKe is something else in the role… A street bred badass…

( Y’all ain’t READY!!!)

This shining talent has proven herself over.. and over! She’s a highly versatile performer.. who can go from sweet to salty… or zero to 💯

lickity split!

I have to admit…I saw things in this movie… I have never known about.. or seen before…

But hey… that’s why it’s important to be exposed to all sorts of subject matter..

We go to movies 🎥 not only to be entertained & inspired.. but enlightened and educated as well…

Let’s just say… I learned a LOT! Hear me… and hear me one more time… This movie is a HARD rated “R”

Heyyyy Let’s use that “R” in “Re” turning to movie plot…

Ok…. so where was I ??

As she grows up.. female Pimp, “Wednesday,” (Keke Palmer), hustles hard for a chance at a better life….

she’s got her mama… and all her DRAMA… and it’s tough to make ends meet… pay for living expenses… make payrolls..with all these “issues….”

When her girlfriend, Nikki (Haley Ramm), hits the streets…. and renders her services… ( as a lady of the night… and day.), things are on the up & UP!

As Wednesday’s hustle improves…so does her stable of girls…. Did I tell you’ve Wednesday was a pimp with a heart of gold 💛⁉️

👉🏽True that… True dat👈🏽

She haaaard…. but she takes care of her crew..((00ps!)) 😩 I mean her street walkers…You know.. her girls…

Let’s run down all the folks in the film for a sec…

You got..

rough necks… (check) ✔️

Scantily clad women… working the streets in Bronx, NY.. ✔️

And a host of Sleazy & Shiesty characters … who lurke… in the dark… and always up to something in daylight…. ✔️

Here are a few more details about the other shady cast of characters…

Wednesday’s worn down…Drug addicted mother… is played to the HILT.. by( Aunjanue Ellis),

…and then there’s the gold capped teeth…cold blooded killer… who turns out to be Wednesday’s worst nightmare…street rival..PIMP…Kenny

(Edi Gathegi).

Now this is the one she calls “family..”

Her childhood friend and longtime love,

“Sweet Nikki”

(Haley Ramm),

Wednesday’s stable of “street workers”

include lazy… and/or impressionable young women…

But wait! 🖐🏽 There’s this pole dancing

“ho-stess” with the

most-est…( Destiny, played by Vanessa Morgan) who shakes her money-maker… and turns errrthang upside down… She’s one of the most attractive women in the game… and knows how to mesmerize… with her eyes… and errr-thang else she’s got.

She’s ghetto FABULOUS y’all… and wants to be the main course…

🎶🎶 La-La La La Laaaa… the boys are waiting!!!” 🎶

👉🏽 Y’all like my color commentary??? 😅😂🤣

Since this is a modern day Blaxploitation film.. 🎞 I’m just keep it REAL…

ya dig???

Orrrkayyyyy…. back to the flick…💥🎞

🎶La-la-la-la-Laaa!!!”🎶 Her (chocolate) MILK shake brings ALL the boys… (and a girl)… to the yard…

Another… mouthy 👄 quote you’ll hear from main character Wednesday—> says something to the effect of:

In the street game..you should always keep a certain distance… and never let a b$&tch get close to your heart…

Well….. Let’s just say… it was “heart ❤️part” jacked everything up… FOR REAL! Gotta see this.. to understand…

It’s hard out there for a PIMP… especially when a playa… gets PLAYED!

🖤🖤🖤 Boooyah! ❤️🖤🖤

A lesson learned in this case…. a little too late…

Cue Drake singing urban street song of the year: 🎶”Ke-Ke… do you love ❤️ me ??? 🎶

Snap your fingers… and hum the rest of the tune…

🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 Heyyyyy!!! 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽

The day after the premiere… I went to the LIVE tapping of daytime talk show “The Talk” on CBS…where KeKe was a guest…

One of the first questions to her… was about the hit song of the year.. that happens to feature her name:

🎶 🎼” Ke-Ke do you love me???” 🎶 🎵

Keke was quick to say that this song gives her name LIFE!!!

👉🏽 And she’s ALL FOR IT!

She also said she’s working on a new TV series…

And releasing new music… 🎼🎶 including the single.. “Better to have loved…”

But for now… you can see #PIMPTheMovie is trending… and being shown in select theaters…

(check your local listings…)

Shake up your movie watching experience…

and “PIMP” right on over to select theaters to catch this one…

Betta be ready for it

tho…😮 KeKe is on fire!🔥

– Evette Dabney

Pimp

Executive Producer

Lee Daniels

Additional Executive producers:

Bader Alghanim, Nick Garyfallos, Ali Jazayeri, Corey Large, Michael J. Mailis, Gary Ousdahl, Viviana Zarragoitia

Producers:

Alexis Varouxakis, Victoria Bousis,

Written & Directed by Christine Crokos

Director of photography: Rik Zang

Stars

⭐️ Keke Palmer,

⭐️ Vanessa Morgan,

⭐️ Haley Ramm,

⭐️ Edi Gathegi,

⭐️ Aunjanue Ellis

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Ready for a dash of #RomCom magic ??? ✨✨

This romantic ❤️ comedy puts a new spin on classic film “Father of the Bride.”

It’s hilarious… yet heartwarming…with a strong emphasis on family.

This film opened Friday, October 26, 2018 to an enthusiastic crowd of hopeless romantics ❣️

LOVE JACKED stars Amber Stevens West, (The Carmichael Show) who plays Maya, a self-willed millennial with artistic ambitions, who refuses to let her strong willed dad Keith David (Greenleaf) say: I TOLD YOU SO! –when it comes to her love life.

Looking to find herself… and some inspiration for her art… Maya takes a solo journey to Africa…and meets a suave African man…Mtumbie, played by Demetrius Grosse, (Straight Outta Compton), Now this dude…who appears to be “Mr Wonderful” sweeps her off her feet… wines and dines her… takes her on romantic tours around Africa and -THEN- proposes MARRIAGE!!!! 💍

Whelp! Things come to a quick end… when Maya discovers Mtumbie in bed with another woman. (Ooops!!!) 😬 or should I say Ahhhh man… 😩 this dude had it going on!!! Just couldn’t keep it in his pants!👖 🙄

🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸

And now… for a public service announcement: Fellas…Don’t go chasing glitter… when you have a DIAMOND!!!! 💎

🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸

Now… back to my thoughts… After this heartbreaking 💔 cheating scandal … the romantic comedy takes off on a series of madcap

plans and adventures for Maya to SAVE FACE !!!”

Yep! This one gets REAL COMPLICATED… Hang on tight! just when you think things have stopped spinning out of control… This situation just keeps going… round and round…

I was totally invested in the characters. The chemistry is great! and there are so many picture perfect moments. The film was shot in Canada and South Africa.

The director… and co-Writer of the film…

Alfons Adetuyi, is Nigerian and said he was inspired to include some of his heritage into the story…by using Africa as a backdrop.Make plans to see it… and discover how it all ends…

Oh yeah… bring a tissue… your eyes 👀

-might- get a little misty in the end! There’s just something about BlackLove! 🖤

#LoveJackedSTARRING: Amber Stevens-West, Shamier Anderson, Keith David, Mike Epps, Demetrius Grosse, Lyriq Bent, Marla Gibbs, Angela Gibbs, and Nicole LynSparkle “E” was on the scene for a special screening… and celebration at United Talent Agency… with the All star cast on the pink carpet!

The lead actress of the film…Amber Stevens West just had a baby… and brought her to the screening… to join her co-star and the Director… at the UTA ( United Talent Agency Screening)

We transition from love 💕 sweet love… to a hard core HEIST!

Buck up! A “Black Widow” pushed into a corner… ain’t nothin’ to mess with…

BLACk WIDOW will raise the hairs on the back of your neck… with the tension..

This movie has so many twists..& turns! You’ll sit there watching… & go wait 🖐🏽 What⁉️

Of course VIOLA DAVIS is #phenomenal!!

“Widows” is based on a British miniseries about four women who plot and pull off a complex theft…

Davis plays Veronica, a cultured upper-class woman whose life is thrown into turmoil when her husband,

(Liam Neeson) is killed along with three colleagues pulling off an armed robbery. The money was presumably blown up along with the gang, leaving Veronica in debt to some very angry and very vicious gangsters, one of whom also happens to be running for office in the famously corrupt city of Chicago…

Tensions rise when these women take fate into their own hands..conspiring to forge a future on their own terms.

Though their lives are turned upside down… and they are shaken to the core… the “widows” prove to be smarter… braver… and stronger than they thought…

Great writing & direction from AcademyAward winner STEVE MCQUEEN.

McQueen is best known for the 2013 Oscar Best is Picture winner “12 Years a Slave,”

Twentieth Century Fox’s Widows starring Viola Davis… also includes:

Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Liam Neeson and Robert Duvall, Daniel Kaluuya

troubled onscreen lovers–played by Tomasz Kot and Joanna Kulig..

is extremely well-acted…

This…is one of the most BEAUTIFUL film’s this year!

And by the way….

Cold War was a huge success at this year’s Cannes Film Festival (where it was awarded the Best Director prize) and is generating major buzz… as a 2019 Oscar contender.

This black and white treasure is a musical romance… centered around two mismatched lovers caught between East and West in 1950s Europe… in post-WWII Poland.

Pianist Wiktor (Tomasz Kot) is commissioned by the Soviet state to form a musical ensemble to help rekindle national pride.

While touring the villages in search of talent he meets the much younger Zula (Joanna Kulig, in a luminous star-making turn), a fiery and charismatic singer with a past, and the two fall passionately in love…

I’m so proud of Joanna in this role… she is AMAZING!!!

Here’s more about the movie ….

When a performance in Berlin offers the couple an opportunity for escape to the West, a last-minute decision finds them stranded on either side of the Iron Curtain.

As the years march on, Wiktor and Zula – whether through political circumstance or personal challenges… the lovers struggle to find their moment in time…

Spanning 15 years across Warsaw, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris…

This film is inspired by the real-life story of the director’s own parents,

The cinematography is on point…and a terrific soundtrack pushes the passage of time and shifting relationships.

This epic saga follows the amazing love between young soul mates… trying to make it through tough times during the mid 70’s.

This is an incredible film! It’s been a minute since we’ve seen a love story like this one… that starts off so beautiful and pure. There are several key moments to unlock the hard parts of your heart… to allow love & pain to be released… all at once.

Based on the acclaimed novel by James Baldwin,

IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK is the story of Tish, a newly engaged Harlem woman who races against the clock to prove her lover’s innocence while pregnant with their first baby.

This is a unique and passionate love affair… that takes it’s time to unfold. We witness this young couple excited about a chance to live out the American dream.

We see how the relationship with their parents and other family members… plays out… when their once bright future turns dark…and cold.

You’ll cherish the moments reliving their glory days… and happy memories. You’ll also feel the heartbreaking 💔pain.. of their worse nightmares.

It took five years to get this masterpiece ready!

It was adapted for the screen and directed

by Barry Jenkins.

IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK stars KiKi Layne as “Tish” and Stephan James as “Fonny”, and a robust ensemble cast including Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Michael Beach, Aunjanue Ellis, Finn Wittrock, Diego Luna, Dave Franco, Pedro Pascal, Ed Skrein, Emily Rios, Bryan Tyree Henry and Regina King.

☝🏽Don’t miss this one! It’s a moving… and very emotional story.. that will play over… and over in your mind for a long time….

***** LEAVE NO TRACE****

You don’t have to be a nature lover to appreciate this movie… just a curiosity about how much effort it really takes… to be invisible. Even if it comes down to making clicking sounds with your mouth… to communicate. It worked for people… living in the bush… and the duo featured in this production discovered it worked for them… without attracting too much attention… or disturbing nature.

This is a powerful… yet quiet film. There is very little dialogue… but the connection between humans… and nature is strong.

A father and daughter live a mysterious existence in Forest Park, a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Oregon.

They rarely make contact with the world. Choosing to roam freely… despite various opportunities for them to plant themselves in established communities.

Eventually… a slip up tips them off to authorities… sending them on a journey… with no particular destination… just a place to call their own… where they will always have their thoughts…

The constant hitchhiking worried me… along with the child’s safety. I will give this spoiler alert.. 🚨 Thank goodness… no one is ever harmed or violated during these risky life choices… and the young girl never has to be naked… or turn slutty… because she is living a life without structure.

“Tom” –as she’s called is a smart girl! Her father raised a wise soul. Boys are drawn to her because she’s relatable and smart. I liked thieve details… and honestly believe it’s sends a MAJOR MESSAGE to teens… and tweens.

There is strength in being a decent human being. It makes you a giant of a person… capable of tackling suspicion from others… And one MORE thing…. innocence and a peaceful demeanor…can be a life saving quality… more so than anger… and aggression.

By the way… this movie is based on a real life situation.. and features authentic people who take on the roles they live out in everyday life… or capitalizes on their learned experiences… or expertise. This makes the movie feel like you’re really apart the journey. An “invisible” party… watching every move… and taking every step along the way.

The father obviously suffers from PTSD… after a bout in the military… and is a very restless soul. His daughter loves him so much… and is devoted to him… wandering places… when she longs to lead a normal life and simply stay put! In the end… she makes a decision… for the best.

I left this movie in deep thought… and with even more empathy for those who suffer from PTSD… Many of those living in woods… and on the streets of concrete jungles in cities everywhere face similar restless patterns… unwilling to accept available resources… permanently.

I say… see this film… have a better understanding of the saying: “Never judge another person until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes… or should I say…

“Hiking Boots.”

****** Suspiria *******

The new girl.. in this horrific tale…appears to be conservative… and a bit shy in the beginning….

A Young American dancer named Susie Bannion arrives in Berlin during the 70’s… to audition for the world-renowned Helena Markos Dance Co.

She’s a riveting performer… The powers that be… are inextricably drawn to her energy. Out of nowhere… she makes a giant leap to the role of lead dancer of the company.

The woman she replaces breaks down… and accuses the company’s female directors of witchcraft.

Hold up…🖐🏽 Can I just cut to the chase… and say this film gets really weird… really FAST…. ((( whew!!!)))

Dakota Johnson stars as the young American dancer…while Tilda Swinton co-stars in three roles, including as the company’s lead choreographer as well as an older male psychotherapist who investigates the dance company. Mia Goth and Chloe Grace Moretz have supporting roles as students of the academy, while Angela Winkler, Renee’ Soutendijk, Ingrid Caven, and Sylvie Testud portray the academy’s matrons… or should I just say COVEN OF WITCHES. Jessica Harper, the star of the original film, has a cameo role.

Got all that??? Ok… 👉🏽Back to the plot….

As strange things continue happening around the dance studio.. an inquisitive psychotherapist… and concerned member of the troupe uncover dark and sinister secrets.

They stumble into the studio’s hidden underground chambers…. and what they discover.. is horrendous!

This is an artsy horror flick… dealing with demons and the supernatural…

Curses and spells blend in with dance routines…

There are all sorts of Rituals… spells… and bone shattering situations!

I’m talking things that will get you distorted & tangled up in terror!!!

Dance is the center of it all….

This unique form of creative expression reaches a fever pitch… and turns

pure EVIL! 👿

Oh! the horrific images you will see…

Yep! Seeing is believing… and when things make it to that fever pitch… the leaders in charge insist there be a witness….

Things get Crazier… and CRAZIER‼️

I couldn’t help but “witness” with my own eyes… the disturbed looks on the faces of everybody in the audience… when the movie ended…

People just sat there… with shocked expressions… almost like they were under a spell….

👉🏽 Cue evil WITCH laugh…. 👹👺👹👺👹

🗣bru-hahahaa…eehehheee

Your SOUL will get dragged through the harshest conditions… Can ya handle a western this rough? Alrighty then… GET STRAPPED !!!

Saddle up partners….

Brace yourself for a rough ride through this UNFORGETTABLE western series…

Don’t blink… because every move is calculated…

There is NO MERCY! And it’s all for REVENGE…

Mass murder… and destruction by outlaws… to smoke out just ONE COWBOY…

Yep…..

Just ONE…..

I’ve always loved a good Western… but I ain’t NEVA seen nuthin’ like this….

It’s GOOD… because the scenarios are so BAD!!! And that’s downright UGLY….

I’m setting an edgier tone for this blog…right outta the gate…

I want you to rustle up the nerve to see this wild bunch for yourself! While I’m shooting it to ya straight here… Would you believe this saga also has a feminine touch…

Shaking my head… Rightttttttt…

A feminine western… with an interesting bunch of

“She-roes…”

Yes Sir… Yes Ma’am…

Gun-toting females… who don’t take NO CRAP!!!

Got your interest yet??? Alrighty… Let’s keep it going…

Lets rewind… and focus on the main VILLIAN…

Notorious criminal Frank Griffin…and his gang of outlaws are on a mission… — come HELL… or high water… they’re gonna get revenge on Roy Goode…

Who’s Roy Goode you ask… Welp… I’m glad you asked…

Roy Goode is a former protege.. who betrayed a well known gang of rough riders… He was found… and raised up by Frank Griffin himself…

-THEN- this happened… and that happened… and well it just didn’t end well…

Roy had to cut… and RUN!!! He tries to disappear in the isolated mining town La Belle, N.M.,

He seeks refuge on a ranch… just outside of town..with Alice Fletcher, a hardened widower and outcast.

Here’s the tea ☕️ on this role…

“Alice” is portrayed by Michelle Dockery…

you know her.. as the privileged and snobby “Lady Mary Crawley” from Downton Abbey!!!!”

She’s just as pretty…as a frontier woman…(but in a more organic way)… and she’s much much edgier… NO TOUGH!!!

This is a western frontier woman who has gone through some brutal things FOR REAL… She’s been widowed TWICE…

stay tuned to this Netflix streaming production…to learn her backstory! Bravo to Michelle Dockery for an incredible transformation from a high classed socialite… ..

…to the Queen of frontier –gunslinging women!!!

Ahhh shoot!

I believe someone even referred to the elusive woman as a western “Witch!!!”

–Ooooh Weee!!!!!–

By the way… Michelle went to an intense “cowboy camp” in Santa Fe New Mexico… (where the series was filmed… )

The training prepared her for this role… teaching

her how to shoot guns… #pow! 💥

and ride horses….

Yeeee haaaaaa!!!!

( Giddy Up!!!) 🐎

It was all worth it.. because Michelle has been nominated for a 2018 PRIME time EMMY… for outstanding Lead Actress In a Limited Series or Movie…

Michelle Dockery has been a favorite actress of mine for some time….

Everybody knows I am a BIG FAN of Downton Abbey…my enthusiasm carries over to watching Michelle bring “Alice” to life…

She’s most definitely earned even more respect from me for her versatile acting chops.

I was absolutely thrilled to meet Michelle Dockery!!! She has a wonderful presence… and a very sweet spirit….

One more piece of info… about Dockery’s character on the “Godless” series…

“Alice” lives in seclusion on her ranch… with her Native American mother in law…

and young son named “Truckie”…

Alice is one to shoot first… and ask questions later.. She shot intruder, Jack O’Connell’s character..Roy Goode, when he appears on her property in the middle of the night…

It took some time for peace & trust to be achieved … but in the end… he earned his keep… and a safe place off the beaten path to LAY LOW…

Important detail:

The western town near Alice’s place is called La Belle…

it’s a shabby…sort of ghost town…run by women!

Only a few elderly.. or broken men are left… There are children.. and a few young fellas…

All the men… the husbands.. and fathers of the WOMEN of LaBelle… died on the same day..in a mining accident…on the land…

Strong willed… and determined to carry on… these ladies pull themselves up by their 👢 boot straps… and carry on…

A few have completely ditched their dresses… to get suited and booted in their husbands old clothes…

Now these women have had to deal with a few shady characters… but there’s always a greater force… waiting in the cut to help them through challenges… JUST IN THE NIICK OF TIME!!!!

That being said….nothing was more disturbing… than the news of Frank Griffin and his wild bunch coming to town… mad as HELL!!! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

Uhhhh huh! They were getting more agitated & aggressive by the mile….

Whenever you hear that galloping… and see a dirt cloud rising… that’s BIG TROUBLE!!!!!

How can one lonely cowboy fuel so much hatred??? Perhaps because he was faster… and smarter!

It’s a shame… so many had to pay the ultimate sacrifice because of that HATE…..

whew! It’s BAD y’all… real bad….

I don’t think Western fans have seen the likes of a villain like Frank Griffin…

This role is masterfully played by Jeff Daniels….

After watching a few episodes… the hair will stand up on your neck… every time he appears… What is this demon gonna do know… you’ll wonder…

#sucks teeth… and rolls eyes…. 👀 #SOB‼️

Daniels -shocking- portrayal of one of the worst villains in the history of westerns.. has earned him an EMMY nomination for outstanding-supporting-actor-limited-series-or-movie

When this dude rides up… on a horse…He has a straight face… and calm demeanor… He even wears a preacher’s collar.

-smirk-

snort……

SIGH…. 💀

This man folks….. AIN’T

–NOTHING– but the DEVIL!!!!! 👹

He’s pure EVIL… ☠️

He has NO SOUL… No morals… no regards for humanity…

This FOOL is Satan’s son… and *** GODLESS……….***

Hence the title of the show…

how in the world… does he get ALL these strange characters to follow his lead… and carry out his terror filled missions…

-SMH-

Like I said… I ain’t NEVA seen nothing like this…and YOU will get tied up in all the DRAMA too… just keep watching… The intensity increases as you learn more about the characters… and ride along on this stressful journey…

As the clock ticks on…

Word gets to town…that Griffin is headed for LaBelle…. He knows his declared Enemy is hiding around there..

An unfortunate situation leaves the women unable to run for the hills… and so the ladies of LaBelle have NO choice.. but to buck up.. and defend themselves against Griffin and his murderous gang…

I watched every moment of this Netflix original in pure AMAZEMENT!!!

The ultimate GUN FIGHT… is the SHOW DOWN of the century!!!!

Make sure you watch every single episode… because this finale is brutal to the final shot…….

Godless has received 12 nominations for the 2018 prime time EMMYS!!!!

Side note: note 📝

NETFLIX leads ALL the networks… with a gran total of 112 nominations… for prime time Emmy Awards.. with it’s popular streaming shows!!!

Each nomination is hard earned… and well deserved by all the cast and crew..

The reviews for “Godless” have been strong. The show scored an 89% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 76 rating on Metacritic..

It’s a gritty… exciting… and a very well-acted Western…

This good ole fashioned saga… covers everything from epic gun battles… to war heroes..and African American BUFFALO soldiers… to beautiful Western landscapes… amazing wildlife … and fierce fighting females…

Michelle Dockery says “Every disturbing and violent moment in Godless….had to be very carefully choreographed.”

Steven Soderbergh-produced this period drama…

while the mini-series created, written and directed by Scott Frank..

The “Godless

Cast & crew Includes:

Jack O’Connell

Michelle Dockery

Scoot McNairy

Merritt Wever

Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Tantoo Cardinal

Kim Coates

Sam Waterston

Jeff Daniels

Music by

Carlos Rafael Rivera

Cinematography

Steven Meizler

Editor(s)

Michelle Tesoro

Another BIG HIT from “Netflix” –> made to binge watch! There’s a whole LOT of good action… and strong characters…

Y’all don’t miss this…

ya hear???

-Evette Dabney

http://www.sparkle-e.com 💎

Evette Dabney, Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Sparkle-“E” Entertainment & Promotions

www.sparkle-e.com 💎

Evette is a native of Atlanta,🍑GA…and graduate of #CAU Clark Atlantauyy University… in the #AUC ( Atlanta University Center), and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.,🔺🐘 Links Inc., 💚and Women in Film…🎬🎥

( just to name a few of her beloved connections! 😉

“Miss Dabney” has worked as a reporter/anchor 🎤in a number of television 📺 markets all across the country…

She is an EMMY nominated TV news talent, available to serve as a media technical advisor, and work free-lance.

Evette’s contracted services include: copywriting, script writing, show hosting, announcer, 🎙(live events: fashion shows, hair shows, concerts, banquets, weddings,luncheons, talent shows.)

She’s a “spirited” LIVE announcer indeed… with a ~velvety voice! ~

Evette is READY to take on producing gigs, theatrical roles, 🎭 commercials, 🎬 industrials, radio talk show roles… and any other kind of voice-over work…. animation included… 😉

Follow her on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube @evettedabney

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Evette is determined to create opportunities… and pave the way for more WORK!!!

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