Saturday, January 24, 2015

The Boy Next Door (Movie Review)




The Boy Next Door starring Jennifer Lopez and Ryan Guzman is sure to be a people pleaser!  In this film Lopez plays the role of Claire Peterson, who is newly separated from her husband, raising a teenage son.  Things get moving shortly after the next door neighbor's grandson moves in and eventually charms the pants off of a vulnerable Claire (literally).  Once the lines are crossed, Claire's in a world of regret and she sees the action as inappropriate.  Things pretty much get messy from there on end due to the unhealthy obsession Guzman's character develops after failing to cope with his feelings of rejection.  This young man finds his way in the family circle by bonding with Claire's son and the trouble he causes is unimaginable.

From the intriguing taboo of it all (regarding the affair) to the intense conclusion -- this movie is entertaining.  There's also a little bonus here, Lopez's sinfully curvaceous figure in the steamy love scene is unbelievable to watch.  She has got to be one of the foxiest women in Hollywood!  Bottom line, we recommend checking this movie out.  It's enough action in it to keep anyone from being disappointed.

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Our Thoughts On The Lifetime 'Whitney' Biopic




So many of us tuned in to watch the much anticipated Lifetime 'Whitney' biopic this past Saturday to see a story spotlighting none other than our beloved Whitney Houston and her former beau, Bobby Brown's life off stage.  It left many people talking about things that haven't been dug up in years.  Was Whitney a lesbian before Bobby came along?  Did he introduce her to drugs?  How did their relationship fall apart?  All these things were either hinted at or answered in a nutshell in this movie, which happens to be Angela Bassett's directorial film debut.  Although we may never fully have the entire unmitigated truth, that doesn't stop anyone from speculating.  Everyone has an opinion about it, and we apparently do as well.  We've listed a few key points to dwell on from what we've taken away from the movie.  

#1 This 'Whitney' Biopic Should Be Renamed 'Whitney Meets Bobby'
This might have worked better as the title of this film because it primarily focused on a short 4-5 year stint that recaptured the essence of a passionate-turned-destructive-romance between Whitney and Bobby.  It's a full 2 hours that centers around their steamy love affair, which later became confrontational and stifling.

Note: Sadly not much of an emphasis was put on Whitney & Bobby's dominance over the music industry at one point and time.  Houston sold over 200 million records, became the most awarded female in music ever and broke records with her Bodyguard soundtrack by it becoming the biggest soundtrack of all time (and era by a woman).  Bobby Brown was one of the leading male artist in 1989.  His 'Don't Be Cruel' album was the #1, best-selling album of 1989 on the Billboard Year-End charts.  This came after his noteworthy run with his group, New Edition.

#2 Entertainment Vs. Depiction Of The Truth, What's More Important?

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas From The Page With RoyalKev (2014's Best Music)


It's the most magical time of year once again!  The Page With RoyalKev would like to send out our warmest holiday wishes to everyone and their love ones.  We hope everyone is in the holiday spirit and enjoying a wonderful day with special people (or even a peaceful, simple day with only one's self) ... However you decide to spend the occasion, Merry Christmas to all! <3


Despite our on and off again schedule with your favorite introspective blog, we are so very proud to have finally crossed the million mark in views.  We appreciate all who've taken time to read an article from The Page (a lot of work often goes into them).  As we do every year, we've put together our list of Top 20 songs and Top 10 albums below.  Chcek it out! 

Special thanks to our dear friends: Minkz Furr, Melinda & Gussy Lu! 

Top 20 Singles of the Year 
Top 20 Singles of the Year 


Memo #3 (The Page Returns)


 

The Page With Royalkev will be making it's return next month! We've been a little under the radar lately, finishing up personal projects and goals.  Although we stepped off for sometime, we are always dedicated to The Page.  We're more than ready to continue where we left off.  In our last memo (#2) we've listed all of our upcoming features, which have all been seen thus far -- with the exception of one concept post that is now being delayed with good reason.  What might that be, you wonder?

  • Best To Ever Do It list (This contains our very intricate calculation of the "biggest" recording artists of any genre). 
With many artists on the horizon scheduled to release new music (Janet Jackson, Madonna, Adele, Rihanna, Fergie, Gwen Stefani, Brandy, Mary J Blige, Christina Aguilera and more) , we thought that it would be fitting to press pause on releasing this post and let the upcoming year play itself out.  Expect it to be the most precise answer to the mystery of all mysteries:  Exactly who is Music's supreme Diva of all time?  MJ has it locked for the men, but we're coming up with a fair and logical point system that will finally spell it all out, while taking everything significant into consideration.  The only unfortunate part is that this won't happen until December 2015 (our cut off date), but it'll be worth the wait. :)  ... On the bright side, we look forward to posting a couple of great articles that we feel will be a great distraction.


See you soon!

RoyalKev

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Beyonce Revamps Crazy In Love (Featured in Fifty Shades of Grey Trailer)





Beyonce's steamy rendition of her newly reworked classic, 'Crazy in Love' can be heard in the movie's trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey.  The film is based on the erotically charged novel written by E. L. James.  Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson are set to star in the movie.  'Fifty Shades' will be in theaters on Valentines Day 2015.  As for Yonce's sexy cover, we must say we find it absolutely stimulating! 

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Lifetime's "Whitney" Movie (Behind The Scenes)



Lifetime's Whitney Houston biopic starring Yaya Docasta is currently in production.  Entertainment Tonight was on hand and provided a first look at some of the behind the scenes footage.  We see that Miss Yaya have been doing her homework.  Some of those Whitney-isms are on spot on!  Look for ET's coverage tonight on CBS.


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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Beyonce New Song (Featured On Fifty Shades Of Grey Soundtrack)



Beyonce is surprisingly popping up everywhere these days after remaining quiet for some time on the promotional front for her latest album, BEYONCE.  After just catching wind of the diva's lead with eight MTV Awards nominations, some exciting news involving King B is also gaining a lot of buzz.  Mrs. Carter will be one the artists contributing to the Fifty Shades Of Grey soundtrack.  Take a look at the haunting clip of the teaser snippet below.  If you pay close attention you'll hear some of the singer's 'Crazy In Love' lyrics.  We're hot with anticipation ...

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La Toya Jackson - Feels Like Love (Video Preview)



Is La Toya Jackson preparing to give us some real video slayage?  A preview of her video for her new single, 'Feel Like Love' can been seen below.  The single will be available July 21st.  We actually think it's pretty ... good.  Check it out.


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Take a listen to the song in it's entirety.   

Thursday, July 17, 2014

2014 MTV Music Video Awards Nominations (Beyonce Leads)



The MTV Awards will be taking place August 24, 2014 at the Forum in Inglewood.  The nominations are now in and Beyonce is in the lead with a total of eight nods.  Mrs. Knowles-Carter is up for several awards including the night's biggest, Video Of The Year for her smash hit 'Drunk in Love' featuring Jay Z.  So far, Usher, Ariana Grande and 5 seconds of Summer have been announced to be the performers for the ceremony.  We're just holding our breath waiting on hurricane Bey to show up.  Take a look at the complete list of nominations below.


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Video of the Year
BeyoncĂ© ft. Jay Z, “Drunk In Love”
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, “Fancy”
Miley Cyrus, “Wrecking Ball”
Pharrell Williams, “Happy”
Sia, “Chandelier”

Monday, July 14, 2014

Brandy Sings "Boy Is Mine" With Keke Palmer (Just Keke Show)




Brandy's visit to the Just Keke show was worth tuning into.  There was a lot of random fun that no Brandy fan would want to miss out on.  Talk show host, Keke Palmer joined forces with Ms. Norwood for an impromptu live version of the #1 Billboard hit, 'Boy Is Mine' (originally done as duet with Monica).  Who doesn't love these kind of surprises?  Watch the video below to catch the ladies in action.  Make sure to pay attention to all of the Brandy inflections in the background, it's absolutely divine.

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