Mötley Crüe teams up with Machine Gun Kelly for ‘The Dirt’

On Friday, February 22nd, glam metal/rock band Mötley Crüe released their first new song since 2015. The song is off of the soundtrack for their Netflix biographical film “The Dirt.” You might be thinking to yourself, “Why are we talking about a rock song on a site that has pop in its title?” My answer to that is I do what I want and I cover pop culture. Nothing screams pop culture like a Netflix biographical film. I’m glad it’s not on Lifetime.

Let’s take it to the top and watch it burn

“The Dirt (Est. 1981)” is a fast pace, in your face, catchy hard rock/glam metal song. It starts off slow and eery before really kicking into high gear. I really like the opening riff. It was just something cool. It’s honestly just something that you just can’t help but rock out to. Vince Neil’s vocals are still just as good. Everything about this song was just well-produced. The best part for me was Mick Mars’ solo. Dude is almost 70 and he can play guitar better than guitarist half his age. As their first song back, “The Dirt (Est. 1981)” didn’t disappoint. The video is just scenes from the movie and them performing the song in the studio. It’s a promo video.

When you look that it’s a Mötley Crüe song with Rapper Machine Gun Kelly on it, you are expecting it to royally suck. It’s two things that really shouldn’t go together. But it actually goes together really well. Like I couldn’t even tell that it was MGK at first. He blended in so well that it was a perfect fit. No matter what music genre, when you have rappers as feature artists on songs, its either hit or miss. A lot of times, it’s a miss. It’s just awkward and out of place. Luckily, it isn’t this time.

The song is off of the soundtrack for the movie. The soundtrack is pretty much the greatest hit album with three original songs. There’s also a cover of Madonna’s “Like a Virgin.” I’m honestly interested to see what the cover sounds like. As for the movie itself, I’m skeptical of it. I think it will be good but I don’t think it going to great. Hopefully, I’m wrong.

Verdict

“The Dirt (Est. 1981)” is a very good example of how Mötley Crüe hasn’t really missed a step after their four-year hiatus. It’s a catchy, addictive and just rocks out hard. Machine Gun Kelly also just kills with his part. Does it rank up there as their best single? Nope but that’s okay. It doesn’t need to be. It’s can still be a good song without having to be the best single. The soundtrack and the movie “The Dirt” will be released on Friday, March 22.

Leave your thoughts/tea in the comments below. Make sure you follow me on Twitter for more of that tea.

Advertisements

Forever Alone February ends with the classic ‘The Notebook’

It’s February and it’s a month of love. So every Friday in February, I’ll be watching and reviewing classic romantic movies throughout the month. So let’s celebrate love in honor of Valentine’s Day. Welcome to Forever Alone February. Didn’t expect that titled now did you?

It’s time for the last movie in our little Forever Alone movie club. I decided to end this movie club with what’s probably the popular romantic movie that has been made in the last 20 years. So let’s dive into the Nicholas Sparks movie that really put Nicholas Sparks movies on the map.

Click the titles for our past reviews:

“To All the Boys I Loved Before” |“Dear John”|“Brokeback Mountain

I think our love can do anything we want it to.

“The Notebook” was released in 2004. Directed by Nick Cassavetes (“My Sister’s Keeper”), the movie was based on the novel of the same name. It was the third Nicholas Spark novel to be turned into a movie. It starred Ryan Gosling (“La La Land” and “Blade Runner 2049”) and Rachel McAdams (“Mean Girls” and The Vow”). The movie itself wasn’t well-received by the critic but has gotten a cult following to it. It’s to the point that Freeform, formerly ABC Family, had their own extended version with deleted scenes added back in.

The movie follows the love story of Noah Calhoun (Ryan) and Allie Hamilton (Rachel). It’s set during the 1940s for all the flashbacks. Their love story is told in the form of an older gentleman reading the story to women in their nursing home in the present day. Allie comes from a rich, snobby family while Noah is a poor lower-middle-class worker. The two met one day at a carnival and ended up having a summer romance that Allie’s family doesn’t approve of. The movie follows the relationship from start to finish.

Honestly, this movie is overly hyped up. Sure, it’s not a bad movie but it’s not that great. The plot for the movie isn’t anything strong what so ever. The current time scenes weren’t as good as the flashbacks. The plot was just bland and kind of predictable. I mean, there’s only so many plots romantic dramas can do but this movie’s plot is not the best one. It does have those moments where you are like “aww that’s so cute,” but other than it. The plot is what holds back the film.

Rachel and Ryan’s chemistry for this was iffy in some points. Their acting though was the best in the entire movie. They portrayed their characters extremely well, especially with what they were given. The dialogue wasn’t anything to win an Oscar over. It was like the plot, just bland and predictable. With that being said, Rachel and Ryan’s characters are the only really likable characters in the entire movie. It could be because you become emotionally invested in them due to the acting. Or it could be with the fact that all the other characters kind of suck.

The one thing that pissed me off about this movie, was the ending. I’m not going to spoil it, but it was handled poorly. It literally just happened and faded into the credits. Like wtf? I thought there would be more to it than just that. Nope, it just ends.

The one thing that pissed me off about this movie, was the ending. I’m not going to spoil it, but it was handled poorly. It literally just happened and faded into the credits. Like wtf? I thought there would be more to it than just that. Nope, it just ends.

Let’s talk about Ryan Gosling

Gosling being a 1940s snack

I was going to also rate Ryan Gosling like I did Ryan Phillippe, Channing Tatum, and the other hunks. Because why not rate hotties? As I was working how to rate him, I’ve come to realize that I’m on the fence with how to rate him and his character in this films. Sure, Ryan Gosling is extremely attractive in this film but his character is kind of a little bitch in the film. Like he’s an attractive little bitch but yet, annoying little bitch.

It’s what I like to call the “Little Bitch Factor,” that makes me question whether I would rate him a 6 out of 10 or an 8 out of 10. For this reason, I’m going to have to call it a draw because I’m confused.Confused about what makes Ryan Gosling unattractive and attractive in this movie. Ryan Gosling has lest me more confused about what I find attractive than anything else in this movie.

Verdict

“The Notebook” is a good movie but it’s not as good as what everything thinks it is. The overhype surround the movie is probably what hurts the movie the most. Ryan and Rachel’s acting is what makes a predictable and bland movie enjoyable. I do recommend watching this movie as it’s a classic. I do recommend watching the movie like Rachel McAdam’s is playing Regina George. It makes everything more enjoyable. It is so fetch. But this movie is one you need to watch.

Rating: 3 out of 5

Leave your thoughts/tea in the comments below. Make sure you follow me on Twitter for more of that tea.

11 lyrics that proves Ariana Grande has that BDE

Centuries ago in 2018, our goddess and savior Ariana Grande-Butera invented Big Dick Energy, also know as BDE. BDE isn’t just a mood, it’s a way of life. It is a little-known fact that Ariana Grande has that BDE. She tucks it so she doesn’t offend people. It’s massive. Just ask her BFF Zach Sang. So it’s time that I snatch Buzzfeed’s edges and list the 11 lyrics that prove Ariana has that BDE. Get ready because this list will be having walk “Side to Side” and you will have a baby in you.

A special shout out to Bailey Aleece Miller. She took time out of her schedule of tasting Jelly and being Ariana Grande to help curate this list and come out of retirement. You should follow her on Twitter because it’s a stan’s dream account. But here’s the list:

When that sex is just too good

When you want to break barriers and be a bad bitch

When you want more than just that good D

When you truly don’t give two fucks

When you got that good shit, that made you not quit for hours

When you have a kink, and that kink is bad boys

When your parent’s question your life choices

When you see a hot outfit that makes your ass look good

When your bae is being an ass

When you flaunt what your momma gave you and don’t care

When you see a man you want

Leave your thoughts/tea in the comments below. Make sure you follow me on Twitter for more of that tea.

‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ is the teen slasher to die for

In case you’ve been living under a rock, or just mindless ignoring the quality content on this site, I’ve been on a 90s kick. I personally blame “Cruel Intentions.” That movie has honestly become one of my favorite movies. I decided to dive into the 90s teen slasher genre. I’ve been avoiding this genre for a while because frankly, I hate horror movies. So what a better way to start into this with probably one of the most popular teen slasher movies of the 90s. Oh, I’ve also decided to add a new rating system.

Taking it to your grave

“I Know What You Did Last Summer” was released in the fall of 1997. It was written by Kevin Williamson. He has given us the following gems: The entire “Scream” franchise, “The Vampire Diaries,” “Dawson’s Creek,” and the TV show based on “Scream.” That’s right, this man is responsible for many staples throughout the 90s, 00s, and 10s. The movie stars a lot of big names that would be featured throughout this time period. Sarah Michelle Gellar (” Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Cruel Intentions”), Jennifer Love Hewitt (“Party of Five” and that wonderful singing career), Freddie Prinze Jr. (“She’s All That” and being Mr. Sarah Michelle Gellar), and Ryan Phillippe (“Cruel Intentions” and “Shooter”). This cast was lit as fuck.

What an hot cast

The movie falls four friends as someone tries to seek revenge on them after they covered up a hit and run accident after their final drunken night senior year of high school. A year later, someone is leaving them notes about that night and ends up stalking them. They try to continue on and survive to figure out who is after them before it’s the last thing they do. Literally and figuratively.

This movie was actually everything. I saw the first “Scary Movie,” which was just a horror movie parody, and I didn’t realize how much they took from this movie. But still, it was actually everything. I can see why people talk so highly of it. It’s not on the same level of “Scream” but it’s still a quality slasher movie. “I Know What You Did Last Summer” is what teen slasher movies strived to be. It’s to the point where it’s one of the reasons that we have crappy movie sequels.

It’s not too gore but at the same time but know when it needs to bust out the blood and gore. It was also extremely well shot. Some of the scenes were just beautifully done and help tell the story. One scene that is everything is the scene where the killer takes out one of the main characters up in the balcony. It doesn’t show the actual killing but just the shadow of the weapon striking. It was visually awesome.

The only complaint that I have is how the characters get killed off. Some of the murders/killings were fine. Others felt like they should have died in a different way. Like there was stereotypical horror movie tropes and then some of it was kind of dumb. Without spoiling too much, I did enjoy Sarah Michelle Gellar’s scene. It was fitting for someone who is Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Let’s rate Ryan Phillippe

Ryan Phillippe

So new rating scale will be rating Ryan Phillippe and how attractive he is. This will only be for Ryan Phillippe movies/shows. I will be rating him on a scale of 1 to 10. 10 being Sebastian Valmont, the literal best, to 1 being an extra in the background that no one notices. Because it’s Ryan Phillippe, he will never be a 1. Ryan Phillippe will never be a one.

But I would rate him in this movie as an 8. His character is a douche but an attractive douche. You’re supposed to kind of hate him because he’s a dick but at the same time, there’s a whole sequence of him working out, showering, and walking around in a towel because it’s needed for the plot. This is why he got an 8. Oh, and his acting was great too.

Verdict of “I Know What You Did Last Summer”

“I Know What You Did Last Summer” is a very good teen slasher movie. It’s not too gore and yet when it is, it does it to extend the story. I recommend watching this movie because it’s a classic when it comes to teen movies in the ’90s. The movie is beautifully shot and the acting is great. Like I said above, my only complaint is with some of the deaths in the movie. Other than that, I might actually check out the second movie, “I Still Know What You Did Last Summer.”

Rating: 4 out of 5

Leave your thoughts/tea in the comments below. Make sure you follow me on Twitter for more of that tea.