Relive The Jonas Brothers’ first album ‘It’s About Time’

In honor of the return of The Jonas Brothers, every Thursday in March will be dedicated to them as we walk down memory lane and review all four of their albums. Welcome to #JBTBT.

I have never been a Jonas Brother fan, a Jo hoe as stated in the Urban Dictionary. I liked their solo music more than their actual group music. I’ve actually poked jokes at them. So I thought I would break and confuse my post scheduling with reviewing all of their albums every Thursday in March. I can’t promise that I won’t poke fun at them because this was at their peak awkward/weirdness. I’m not wearing a joke purity ring either. Without further ado, let’s get into their first album “It’s About Time.” The only time that we will speak about this trainwreck of an album.

Click Here for the review of their comeback single “Sucker”

We’ve been to the Year 3000

“It’s About Time” was released in August 8th, 2006. It was originally released on Columbia Records through their imprint called Daylight Records. In English, that means it was a division of them. Not surprisingly, that division of it is no longer there. It’s really no shocked after listening to this album.

There’s no clear musical direction with this album. It came across like they really just threw tracks together. You go from songs like “Mandy,” to a Christian rock song called “Time for Me to Fly” just randomly on it. Like, there doesn’t need to really tell a story but at least have some sort of cohesiveness. The placement of the songs are okay but doesn’t make the feel of the album as a complete album.

There also is more of a rock vibe to the album than what we got in the future albums. It was like they were trying to capitalize on the rock trend in music at the time. I honestly thought that it fit them well. They always have had a little bit of a rock edge to them but it’s definitely apparent in this album. This definitely felt had that rock kick to it. Rock n Roll fits the Jonas Brothers so well.

Lets a moment to have a real talk about this album. This album is a hot mess. Halfway through the album, Nick Jonas goes through puberty and his high pitched to a lower pitch. One would think they would just record the songs that had him pre-puberty but they didn’t. They just left the songs on the album which makes it sound weird. Like “Time for me to Fly” is Nick’s vocals being high then it goes to “Year 3000,” which has Nick’s vocals being lower and closer to what they are now. Like, who thought this was a good idea? Did they just not care and wanted the Jonases to fail?

Oh, because of this, I created a new game. So you put on an older Nick Jonas song and play it as you stare at a hot picture of him now. You can’t help but smile because 1) It’s Nick Jonas, duh and 2) It’s kind of funny to think about how far he has come vocally and physically. Be nice to the awkward kids. They will end up being attractive hunks. Who would have thought that Nick Jonas would have been the super hot one? Not me. My money was on Joe.

Verdict

“It’s About Time” is an underrated album that really should have been than what was it was. The album suffers from poor production, execution, and concept. It suffers from it because there was none. it’s You could tell how little Columbia cared about this album. It was really for the best that they moved on to Hollywood Records. They got screwed on this album. It’s no wonder all Jo Hoes look past this album. I do recommend this album for “Year 3000,” “6 Minutes,” “Please Be Mine,” and “Mandy.” Those are the standouts. Everything is still good but those four are the best.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5

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Pucker up with ‘The Kissing Both’

Like Victoria Justice think they all always sing and not just Ariana Grande Butera, I think WE ALL have been sleeping on most of the original movies that Netflix has been producing. So I though it was time to look into what some are considering a hidden gem of the Netflix movies. Pucker up because we’re discussing “The Kissing Booth.”

Meet Noah. He’s attractive but has toxic masculinity issues

It’s never great to hear your childhood crush say It’s super gross in your pants.

“The Kissing Booth” was released on Netflix in Spring of 2018. It’s based on the novel of the same name written by Beth Reekles. Directed by Vince Marcello (“Teen Beach Musical” and “Zombie Prom”), the movie stars Joey King (“Ramona and Beezus” and “Oz the Great and Powerful), Joel Courtney (“F The Prom” and “Super 8”), and Jacob Elordi (He’s from Australia, that’s why he’s so hot). Molly Ringwald is also in the movie. The casting in the movie is actually not bad. It’s Jacob’s first big role and the main cast was pretty much just a bunch of unknowns to a certain extent. The acting is rather good. It’s a little bit better than your average teen comedy acting.

The movie follows Elle Evans (Joey) as she has to deal with having a crush on her best friend’s Lee Flynn’s (Joel) older brother, and school heartthrob, Noah Flynn (Jacob). Noah and Elle end up sharing a kiss at Elle and Lee’s Kissing Booth at the school carnival. From there, their relationship starts to take a turn and Elle’s life gets turned upside down. Elle’s relationship with her BFF Lee starts to take a turn as well.

The movie left me with some thoughts. I enjoyed the movie overall. It was adorable while it stuck with the same troupes that once would get with a romantic teen movie. Girl falls for a boy who is she isn’t supposed to. Girl dates the boy and ends up hurting someone in the process. While the tropes are overdone and outdated, the way they did was original. Especially in this day and age when not a lot of things we see isn’t original.

The character development in the film is rather good. You get to know all the characters and their backstory. You can actually see how the relationship forms between the three main characters build and form and why the issues are issues. Not many movies or shows do that anymore. It was refreshing to actually see this unfold.

The one thing that I can’t overlook is the sexist overtones that are there between Noah and Elle. While it does come from a loving place, he was asserting authority over her during. He’s telling people to not date her in a threating manner, standing over her and telling her not to do things, among other things. And yes, I realize that saying “it came from a loving place” is making the behavior okay. But it honestly did if you fully watch the movie. The sexist overtones ended up being part of Noah’s character development and Noah slightly get over them still doesn’t make it okay but he grew throughout the entire film. But again, you can’t overlook it still.

Verdict

“The Kissing Booth” is an adorable movie that doesn’t just have the girl fall for the boy she shouldn’t but rather does it in an original fashion. The acting is decent from a cast that we really haven’t heard much from. The sexist overtones in the relationship between Noah and Elle are really what hurt the movie. It’s just something you can’t overlook. I recommend the movie, especially if you are just looking for a fun movie to enjoy.

Rating: 3 out of 5

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The Jonas Brothers returned to music with comeback single ‘Sucker’

The day was October 29th, 2013. It was two days away from Halloween, but for many, it was scarier than what they would experience at the end of the month. For millions of girls across the world, they cried into their pillows as the Jonas Brothers broke up in order to “get their shit together.” Apparently, it took them six years and countless family dinners to “get their shit together.” After weeks of speculations, the Jonas Brother’s official Twitter announced that there would be a new single come into our lives at Midnight. They didn’t disappoint. AT ALL

The Kardashians are currently shaking in Calabasas

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You’re the medicine in the pain, the tattoo inside my brain

“Sucker” is an upbeat pop song. It continues the sound that the Jonas Brothers presented in their song “Poms Poms” and “The First Time.” The sound for this song is matured and more well rounded. The best way to describe it is that they took the DNCE sound, mashed it with Nick’s sexy lyrics from his solo career, and just added Kevin Jonas. When you listened to “Poms Poms” and “The First Time,” it just didn’t sound like them nor did it sound like something they wanted to put out.

The song’s lyrics are about their relationship and just being totally in love with the person you are with. This was obviously taken from real-life experience, with a call out to Nick’s recent marriage to Priyanka Chopra in the song lyrics. It’s mainly Nick and Joe on vocals but that’s to be expected as that was the case for most of their career. Kevin was only majorly on vocals during the first album “It’s About Time.” Honestly, I would have had like to have had all three brothers on vocals but that’s just me nitpicking.

The video itself is extremely adorable and rather iconic. It’s pretty much them and their significant others just having fun in a mansion. It has an Alice in Wonderland theme to it and frankly, I really liked it. I liked how they had their actual wives/girlfriend to play themselves and it just seemed like a fun time. It came across very well on the screen.

The only problem with “Sucker” is that it sounds too similar to the music that’s on the radio. Like I mentioned before, it sounds like a DNCE song. While there really isn’t too much they could do to not make it sound similar to what’s on the radio, it would have helped to try to make not sounds like that.

Let’s rate Nick Jonas

because why not

It’s Nick Jonas….he’s muscles are showing. 10 out of 10. Here’s a gif of him in a tub. You’re welcome.

Again, you’re welcome

Verdict

“Sucker” is an excellent start to their comeback. The only thing really working against them is the fact that the song sounds like everything else on the radio. I don’t think it will get lost in the shuffle because of the hype but the similarity to DNCE, and other music similar, isn’t going to do it any favors. I still love the song though.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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Get ready to avoid ‘F The Prom’

In every generation, there comes a movie where you watch and you just think to yourself “Man, this movie should get an Oscar.” Luckily, this movie isn’t that movie. I decided to watch “F! The Prom” and well, I slightly regret it. Here’s my thoughts on this movie so you don’t have to put yourself through the torture of watching it. You’re Welcome.

There’s no good quotes to go here

“F The Prom” was a direct-to-video movie released in 2017. It’s a teen comedy that was produced by YouTuber Benny and Rafi Fine, known as the Fine Brothers. Because it’s produced by them, there is A LOT of cameos from the cast of their “Teens React,” and “College Students React” series. Because it’s a direct-to-video release, you can only imagine the big names are in this movie. For the sake of time, I won’t list any of the actors besides the actual big name: Madelaine Petsch, aka Cheryl Blossom from “Riverdale.”

The movie is about a group of outcast that tries to seek their revenge on the popular kids after they made their lives miserable for all four years of high school. They then team with one of the popular girls that are scorned by those same people. They devise a plan to humiliate the prom king and queen that they chose.

Madelaine’s expression is me during this movie

The plot of this movie is inconsistent. It’s not consistent at all. It’s rather frustrating. The ending is the most frustrating part of the entire movie. There’s no pay off in the end. The main characters do ride off into the sunset but it’s not the ending you want. It’s not a fulfilling ending at all. It actually makes you hate the movie more. Like, what was the point of the entire film? The fact nothing came out of the plot set up through the entire movie just leaves you made because the last 92 minutes was a waste.

The acting in the film isn’t anything to cry home about. Madelaine performance is the best in the entire film. They pretty much had her play a bitchy and annoying version of Cheryl Blossom. Other than that, it was just all just okay or bad. Most so with on the okay side. It definitely felt a low budget movie that belongs in the Walmart $3.75 movie bin. Yep, It’s not even good enough for the $5.00 movie bin.

I would really like to see what happened behind the scenes because it seems like they stopped caring halfway through the film. This movie just seems extremely rushed and half-assed. Nothing about this film comes across as consistent and good. The only consistent thing about it is the fact that it’s not consistent. In concept, it could have been good. It’s been overdone but it still could have been good. It just wasn’t pulled off right in order to make this work.

The worst part of all of this is that the first half of the film, while still a hot mess, was at least trying to carry on the plot. It wasn’t until the second act that it seems like they abandoned the plot. It’s kind of like they threw their hands up in the air and said “F This Movie.” I think Shane Dawson’s movie “Not Cool” was a better movie and that’s saying a lot.

There really wasn’t any moral of the story to his film either. Like usually there’s some sort of important message. Especially when it has some sort revenge plot/story line. Nope, there’s none. If there is one, then it’s hidden behind all the crap. This movie was painful to watch.

Verdict

“F The Prom” is just a horrible movie. It had so much potential to it but it was just wasted. It really should have been called “F This Movie” because it was just a waste of time. There’s no happy ending that you want from the plot and the ending just makes the entire plot meaningless because there’s no real pay off to anything. I wouldn’t buy this movie because it’s honestly not worth it. It’s on Netflix for free.

Rating: 1 out of 5

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