Review: Best Fall Entertainment 2014- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Fall 2014

Fall 2014 proved to be booked  with quality entertainment in movies, music & TV. Music brought a new and improved Taylor Swift ready to “Shake It Off.” Kendrick Lamar created the best hip hop song in a decade with “I.” Ben Affleck and wife Rosamund Pike had the entire country Gone Girl. Viola Davis taught America “How To Get Away With Murder.” Jennifer Lopez shook a hit out of “BOOty.” Mary J. Blige combed through the pain on “Whole Damn Year.” As expected, some entertainment paled in comparison; Jennifer Hudson released JHUD sounding lost musically; Gracepoint proved too dull senses, and Annabelle was no match for Chuckie. Let’s dig a deeper grave into Autumn and see how the leaves fall!


The Good

Powerful, Soulful, Encouraging, and uplifting create the most important song for hip-hop in a decade Grade: 100= A+
 “I” is Powerful, Soulful, Encouraging, and uplifting create the most important song for hip-hop in more than a decade. Kendrick Lamar is the best thing about hip-hop music right now.
Grade: 100= A+
Jazmine Sullivan is in full soul mode to show the pain so perfectly sung. The best R&B track os the fall. Grade: 88= B+
Jazmine Sullivan is in full soul mode to show the pain so perfectly sung. Effortless soulful vocals are immensely shown on the best R&B single of the fall is “Forever Don’t Last”
Grade: 88= B+
Mary J Blige works her soul magic here on this R&B record. Epic lyrics move this to a more powerful impact Grade: 85= B+
Mary J Blige works her soul magic here on “Whole Damn Year.” Epic lyrics move this to a more powerful impact. Best song from Mary since “Come To Me(Peace).”
Grade: 85= B+
Idris Elba has never been better! He shines as a psycho killer. Taraji P Henson is great as usual.
Idris Elba has never been better! Than in No Good Deed He shines as a psycho killer. Taraji P Henson is great as usual. A thrill ride Grade: 83= B
A show so good it makes your heart skip a beat! The storylines are intriguing and entertaining. Most importantly Viola Davis is riveting deserving an Emmy
How to Get Away With Murder is so good it makes your heart skip a beat! The storyline is intriguing and entertaining. Most importantly Viola Davis is riveting deserving of  an Emmy award next fall! Best New Show of Fall 2014 Grade: 86= B+
Aretha covers Adele's monster hit "Rolling In The Deep" adding soul and church to mix blending an excellent cover! Grade= 86= B+
Aretha Franklin covers Adele’s monster hit “Rolling In The Deep” adding soul and church to mix blending an excellent cover! Queen Of Soul indeed.
Grade= 86= B+
A catchy pop song sent from pop heaven above! Instantly the hook captures  a picture perfect moment. Grade: 82= B
Gwen Stefani  returns with “Baby Dont Lie,” a catchy pop song sent from pop heaven above! Instantly the hook captures a picture perfect moment.
Grade: 82= B
"I Don't Deserve It" is a great jam to remember from the fall season. Faith proves she is worth it on the record Grade: 82= B
“I Don’t Deserve It” is a great jam to remember from the fall season. Faith Evans proves she is worth it on the record
Grade: 82= B
The Real Queen Bee showed up this Fall delivering the best mixtape of the fall season.Lil Kim just waiting on a new album now!! 2015 will make a decade since her last album. Grade: 86= B+
The Real Queen Bee showed up this Fall delivering the best mixtape of the fall season.Lil Kim now it’s to release a new album now!! 2015 will make a decade since her last album.
Grade: 86= B+
David Fincher is the best director! Totally entertaining and intriguing.The star of this show is Rosamund Pike. Grade: 84=B
David Fincher is the best director! Totally entertaining and intriguing.The star of this show is Rosamund Pike.
Grade: 84=B
Sound Of Woman is brilliant POP. Serving the best dance and catchy tracks of the year. This woman should be known everywhere as Kiesza. Grade: 87= B+
Sound Of Woman is brilliant POP. Serving the best dance and catchy tracks of the year. This woman should be known everywhere as Kiesza.
Grade: 87= B+
Image Credit: JIVE Chris Brown delivers the goods on X.Proving why he is on top of the game. Grade: 85= B+
Image Credit: JIVE
Chris Brown delivers the goods on X.Proving why he is on top of the game. Hits like “Loyal” “Drunk Textin” and “Autumn Leaves” showcase the album perfectly.
Grade: 85= B+
Jeezy served the streets that garnered many hits "Me OK" and "Seen It All.The Autobiography is  his  best albums since The Recession
Jeezy served the streets some good product that garnered many hits “Me OK” and “Seen It All.” The Autobiography is his best albums since The Recession. Grade: 84= B
Jennifer Lopez partnered with Iggy Azalea on  "Booty"  creating an addictive dance song of epic proportions. Fun urban pop song co-written by Chris Brown Grade: 85= B+
Jennifer Lopez partnered with Iggy Azalea on “Booty” creating an addictive dance song of epic proportions. Fun urban pop song co-written by Chris Brown
Grade: 85= B+
On 1989 Taylor Swift has insanely brilliant pop songs,  that upkeep the albums beautiful dark romance tale perfectly. Pop sounds good on Taylor on the best pop album of the fall. Grade: 90= A
On 1989 Taylor Swift has insanely brilliant pop songs, that upkeep the albums beautiful dark romance tale perfectly. Pop sounds good on Taylor on the best pop album of the fall.
Grade: 90= A
Image Credit: CBS Surprisingly enjoyable given the procedural premise. Kevin Williamson is the shows creator the writer of Scream definitely can see the horror element in the writing. Maggie Q shines above the rest of the cast. Grade: 80= B
Image Credit: CBS
Surprisingly enjoyable given the procedural premise. Kevin Williamson is the shows creator the writer of Scream definitely can see the horror element in the writing. Maggie Q shines above the rest of the cast.
Grade: 80= B
Fat Joe and Jennifer Lopez reunite on this club banger meant for the haters. The message is clear and the verses exceptional.Jennifer Lopez even blesses with Jenny From The Block swagger! One of the best tracks of the fall Grade: 85= B+
Fat Joe and Jennifer Lopez reunite on “Stressin” this club banger meant for the haters. The message is clear and the verses exceptional. Jennifer Lopez even blesses with Jenny From The Block swagger! One of the best tracks of the fall.
Grade: 85= B+
Image Credit: Showtime The Affair is a great written, well acted show with an intriguing premise on narratives. Dominic West is top performance mode. It seems like a variation on the True Detective style, but better. Grade: 86= B+
Image Credit: Showtime
The Affair is a great written, well acted show with an intriguing premise on narratives. Dominic West is top performance mode. It seems like a variation on the True Detective style, but better.
Grade: 86= B+
Image credit:Roxio Records Lenny Kravitz rocked a nice Strut on new album bringing most of what he is known for on standout tracks "The Chamber" "Sex and "Frankenstein" Grade: 84= B
Image credit:Roxio Records
Lenny Kravitz rocked a nice Strut on new album bringing most of what he is known for on standout tracks “The Chamber” ,”Sex” and “Frankenstein”
Grade: 84= B
Class is in session and Prince skools the industry on musical excellence on the funky jet setting Art Official Cage. Prince is in his musical best setting new trends for the rest to follow. Almost 4o years in the industry and still has not lost a beat. Excellent album. Grade: 89= B+
Class is in session and Prince skools the industry on musical excellence on the funky jet setting Art Official Cage. Prince is in his musical best when setting new trends for the rest to follow. Almost 4o years in the industry and still has not lost a beat. Excellent album. Best tracks “Clouds”,”Art Official Cage”,”Breakdown”, “The Gold Standard”, “This Could Be Us”, “Breakfast Can Wait” and the albums best “Time.”
Grade: 93= A
Image Credit: Island Records Luke James self titled debut album is full of potential. James is aesthetic,  full of harmony, rhythm, lyrics, content, and range. what is to come. The albums best is  "Expose", "XYZ", "Options", and "Trouble"
Image Credit: Island Records
Luke James self titled debut album is full of potential. James is aesthetic, full of harmony, rhythm, lyrics, content, and range. The albums best is “Expose”, “XYZ”, “Options”, and “Trouble.”  Grade: 89=B+

The Bad

As a fan of Denzel Washington in general,  have to say this ranks as one of his worse movies. What a piece of cliche garbage. And anticlimactic to boot. Just a cash cow banking on Denzel's popularity. Grade: 73= C
As a fan of Denzel Washington in general, gotta say that The Equalizer  is one of his worse movies. What a piece of cliche garbage. And anticlimactic to boot. Just a cash cow banking on Denzel’s popularity.
Grade: 73= C-
A huge disappointment coming from Wale sounds like every other song he has released as a single before. No growth muscalically is seen on this boring record.And Jeremiah whiny voice only makes matters much more annoying. Grade=70=C
A huge disappointment coming from Wale sounds like every other song he has released as a single before. No growth musically is seen on this boring record.And Jeremiah whiny voice only makes matters much more dull.
Grade: 70=C-
Gracepoint is no more than a blatant American rip off of Broadchurch even if the same producers and writers are attached to the project. The acting on the US version is kinda bad . Grade: 70= C
Gracepoint is no more than a blatant American rip off of Broadchurch even if the same producers and writers are attached to the project. The acting on the US version is bad because the miscast of some actors.
Grade: 70= C
It ok. A gritty crime drama with super villain overtones.Some Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney is great. Additionally, it's good to see a black woman have a big role as a villain on Primetime. Grade: 78= C+
Gotham isI ok. A gritty crime drama with super villain overtones.Some Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney is great. Additionally, it’s good to see a black woman have a big role as a villain on Primetime.
Grade: 77= C+
A Walk Among the Tombstones is a decent unsettling suspense thriller. Liam Neeson presence carries the film from becoming mediocre Grade: 80= B-
A Walk Among the Tombstones is a decent unsettling suspense thriller. Liam Neeson presence carries the film. More meaningful detective work would have benefited the film.
Grade: 77= C+
Image credit; Warner Bros Pictures This Is Where I Leave is a cliche driven dramedy that never takes off as expected with such a huge cast of talented actors. Grade: 74= C-
Image credit; Warner Bros Pictures
This Is Where I Leave is a cliche driven dramedy that never takes off as expected with such a huge cast of talented actors.
Grade: 74= C-
Image Credit: Epic Records The follow up to the classic single "Love & War" which blew america away is followed with a tired, recycled record thats beneath the vocalist. A huge disappointment.Give vocal life Mrs. Braxton-Herbert. Grade: 73= C-
Image Credit: Epic Records
The follow up to the classic single “Love & War” which blew america away is followed with a tired, recycled “Let Me Know” thats beneath the vocalist. A huge disappointment.Give vocal life Mrs. Tamar Braxton
Grade: 73= C-
Fergie releases "La La(Love)" her first single in almost 6 years and the results are OK. No where near "Fergalicious" swagger. The hook is too convoluted to be catchy or remotely memorable. Grade: 76= C+
Fergie releases the DJ Mustard produced “La La(Love)” her first single in almost 7 years and the results are OK. No where near “Fergalicious” swagger. The hook is too convoluted to be catchy or remotely memorable.
Grade: 76= C+
Image Credit:Warner Bros Pictures The Judge turned out to be trite, manipulative and highly melodramatic surprising considered it starred the legendary Robert Duvall. Robert Downey acts as if he is playing the arrogant Tony Starks. Overly sentimental and formulaic  Grade: 72= C-
Image Credit:Warner Bros Pictures
The Judge turned out to be trite, manipulative and highly melodramatic surprising considered it starred the legendary Robert Duvall. Robert Downey acts as if he is playing the arrogant Tony Starks. Overly sentimental and formulaic
Grade: 72= C-

French Montana is just getting started he states on "Dont Panic." A decent record which is just sub-par nothing more nothing less. The hook is menacingly catchy in it's own kind of way.  Grade: 75= C+
French Montana is just getting started he states on “Dont Panic.” A decent record made for the clubs only. The hook is menacingly catchy in it’s own kind of way and the verses are not impressive at all.
Grade: 73= C-
Image Credit: FX The fourth season of American Horror Story: Freakshow is highly disappointing especially considering all the hype leading up to the premiere. Musical numbers really ruin the momentum just as much as the weak plot. The character driven season lacks plot but love the characters and theme.  Grade: 78=C+
Image Credit: FX
The fourth season of American Horror Story: Freakshow is missing something especially considering all the hype leading up to the premiere. Musical numbers really ruin the momentum just as much as the weak plot. The character driven season lacks plot but love the characters and theme.
Grade: 78=C+
Image Credit: ABC Black-Ish started out with some promise in the Pilot espiosde but as week progress the show is becoming stereotypical reminding me of My Wife And Kids and thats now a good thing. Hopefully, the show will climb back to the hilarious first espicisode. Grade: 77= C+
Image Credit: ABC
Black-Ish started out with such promise in the Pilot episode but as weeks progress the show is becoming stereotypical reminding me of My Wife And Kids and thats now a good thing. Hopefully, the show will climb back to the hilarious first episode. Laurence Fishburne is a great reason to watch if the writers utilized his character more.
Grade: 77= C+

The UGLY

Scorpion is a high tech savvy drama thats is  disappointing on all levels from the acting , writing, and unbelievable concepts. Katharine Mcphee is definitely miscast as the female lead. Grade: 69= D+
Scorpion is a new high tech savvy drama thats is disappointing on all levels from the acting, writing, and unbelievable concepts. Katharine Mcphee is definitely miscast as the female lead.
Grade: 69= D+
Image Credit: Song BMG
Image Credit: Song BMG JHUD sounds lost and out-of -date on this project. Disco songs run rampant on the new album and they sound out of place on an album in 2014. The whole projects sounds out of date. The best song on the album is the last track “Moan” where she actually focuses solely on the voice. Grade: 70= C-
Dracula Untold brings nothing new to the table, it's boring, the special effects are ok but apart from that this is the same Hollywood crap geared towards the teens. Grade: 62= D-
Dracula Untold stars Luke Evans as Dracula bringing nothing new to the table, it’s boring, the special effects are ok but apart from that this is the same Hollywood crap geared towards the teens. Not one single ounce of substance.
Grade: 62= D-
Big Sean is funny if he thinks this has a melody, composition, meaningful lyrics. One of the dumbest songs ever made Grade: 62= D
Big Sean is funny if he thinks “I Dont F*** With You” has a melody, composition, or meaningful lyrics. One of the dumbest songs ever released. E-40 should be ashamed for even giving a verse. Grade: 62= D
The producers of this film really had a good premise but didn't capitalize off of that. A The film was bland and dull in all the wrong places. Hollywood can actually create something that's actually creepy and full of suspense or a horrifying monster that's chasing you ANYTHING but these predictable pieces of mediocrity.
The producers of  Annabelle really had a good premise but didn’t capitalize off of that. A The film was bland and dull in all the wrong places. Hollywood can actually create something that’s actually creepy and full of suspense or a horrifying monster that’s chasing you ANYTHING but these predictable pieces of mediocrity. Grade: 64= D

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