Tag Archives: TV

SUPER HEROES: Black Panther – THE BROTHER’S JOURNEY

SUPER HEROES: Black Panther – THE BROTHER’S JOURNEY

The trailer for “Black Panther” debuted during the play-offs, and the super-hero/ black action movie lover tribe, beat drums of joy throughout the matrix of the universe. Here’s the trailer…

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FUNK AD(D)S UP TO $$$ – PART X: SLY STRIKES AGAIN!

FUNK AD(D)S UP TO $$$ – PART X: SLY STRIKES AGAIN!

Sly & the Family Stone’s “Everyday People” is the new song for selling Farxiga.  Farxiga is a drug to aid people suffering from Type 2 Diabetes, more commonly known as “High Blood Sugar.”  Last year, the same drug used the song “Walk of Life,” by Dire Straits.  Apparently Big Pharma wasn’t getting the bucks they needed from that ad campaign – so this year they’re bringing the FUNK…   http://www.ispot.tv/ad/A21Z/farxiga-everyday-people

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FUNK AD(D)$ UP 2 DOLLAR$ – PART 8

FUNK AD(D)$ UP 2 DOLLAR$ – PART 8

Owww – “I Feel Good”!!!  Once again the Power of FUNK is exemplified in advertising.  James Brown’s iconic music is the backdrop for L.L. Bean’s new spot…

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“Furious 7” – Vin Diesel and Sly Stallone are Franchise Kings

“Furious 7” – Vin Diesel and Sly Stallone are Franchise Kings

When I think of a movie that’s done multiple sequels, the first one that comes to mind is “Rocky.” After that, there’s “Star Wars,” and it’s now forthcoming follow-ups; the “Star Trek” franchise; Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” and “Hobbit” prequel flicks; “Mission Impossible” (MI5 out 7/31); “Godzilla” movies and “The Fast and the Furious.”

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DC Comics VS. Marvel Comics – “Black Panther” & “Luke Cage”

DC Comics VS. Marvel Comics – “Black Panther” & “Luke Cage”

In the wee hours of the morning DC Comics blanketed any one who “Likes” Marvel Comics with their timeline for upcoming films.  I was having a bit of insomnia, and happened to catch it in my peripheral vision, while posting “Happy Birthday” to friends on Facebook.

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“Midnight Cowboy” is a FUNKIN’ “American Horror Story”

“Midnight Cowboy” is a FUNKIN’ “American Horror Story”

Classic definition: Judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind; i.e. “a classic novel” — A work of art of recognized and established value.  This is a definitely a title befitting of the FX television series “American Horror Story.”  Created and executive produced by Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy, who brought the TV viewing public “Glee” and “Nip/Tuck,” the show is in its fourth FUNKY season and was recently greenlit for a Funkalicious fifth.

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FUNKY TV – FISHBURNE COMES FULL CIRCLE @ 41

FUNKY TV – FISHBURNE COMES FULL CIRCLE @ 41

Not too long ago, Laurence Fishburne played “Dr. Raymond Langston” in CBS’ CSI series, but first he was Dr. Joshua “Josh” Hall (#1) on “One Life to Live” on ABC TV from ’73 to ’76; he did a television movie, then began a career in film.  He took on a role with Pee Wee’s Playhouse as “Cowboy Curtis” from 86 to 90; and most recently was “Jack Crawford” in the small screen version of “Hannibal,” that was based on the character made famous in the Oscar award winning film, “The Silence of the Lambs.”

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FUNKY “PARTNERS” ON FX!

FUNKY “PARTNERS” ON FX!

Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammar are co-stars and co-executive producers for their new show “Partners” on FX.  Co-concieved by the two of them, it premiered last Monday, August 4th.  A half-hour sitcom, they’ve already aired four episodes, showing two new scenarios back-to-back.  Playing the roles of lawyers, Martin is the straight man to Grammer’s delivery of one-liners.

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T.I.’s Next MC? Remy’s Out! Where Shawna At? & 16 Funkalicious Fatales

T.I.’s Next MC? Remy’s Out! Where Shawna At? & 16 Funkalicious Fatales

In five days Oxygen’s new series “Sisterhood of Hip-Hop” hits the tube.  A new show from the mind of T.I., the tagline is “Chasing the Dream, Changing the Game.”  While chasing the dream is all too real, it remains to be seen if any of these “up and comers” will “change the game.”  The 5 cast members are: Brianna Perry, Nyemiah Supreme, Diamond, Bia and Siya.  The show will have special appearances of established talents, Pharrell, Rick Ross, Eve, Lil Jon, Irv Gotti, Tank and Travie McCoy.

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WHAT DA FUNK? Stacy’s Chips Uses James Brown’s Flavor

WHAT DA FUNK? Stacy’s Chips Uses James Brown’s Flavor

I can’t say they stole the soul, but they sure do emulate it in their latest spot for their “Simply Naked” pita chips.  Stacy’s chips are actually a favorite of mine among healthy snacks.  As far as I’m concerned, the commercial pays homage to the FUNK legend, but I wonder what he would think if he was alive to see the T.V. ad.

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15 FUNKY MUSIC BIOPICS – honorable mentions, dream ‘pics & conflicts

15 FUNKY MUSIC BIOPICS – honorable mentions, dream ‘pics & conflicts

As music fans, lovers and aficionados are perched and waiting for “Get On Up” and “Jimi: All Is by My Side,” one can’t help but think of musical biopics that have been previously released.  This blog was prompted and inspired by a chat with, and query from my wife, as to how many films of this nature have been done — there are numerous.  While many are excited for the lives of James Brown and Jimi Hendrix to grace the silver screen, the lives of other music icons have been brilliantly depicted.  (click on photo above for full view)

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XSCAPE – THE FUNKIN’ POSTHUMOUS MICHAEL JACKSON ALBUM

XSCAPE – THE FUNKIN’ POSTHUMOUS MICHAEL JACKSON ALBUM

Earlier this year, I had to put a friend up on the meaning of posthumous — I forget what I was referencing.  According to Webster’s it means: happening, done, or published after someone’s death;  born after the death of the father; published after the death of the author; and/ or following or occurring after death.  For friends and fans of a music artist, posthumous is generally a dirty and undesirable word.

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Stephen King’s FUNKIN’ HORROR — Joyland The Movie

Stephen King’s FUNKIN’ HORROR — Joyland The Movie

When I first saw a poster for Stephen King’s new book “Joyland” in the subways of New York, I said, ‘Is that a new movie?,’ because of how bold the colors were and the way it’s advertised.  One quickly realizes it’s a poster for his new book at second glance, but it immediately made me wonder — will it be a movie?  A reader of his works and one who’s enjoyed most of the films adapted from his books, I had to investigate.

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A Tale of Two Spikes: Spike Jonze & Spike Lee

A Tale of Two Spikes: Spike Jonze & Spike Lee

Spike Lee and Spike Jonze both have new films in theaters this fall.  Two of today’s most innovative directors, they both have a distinctive style that sets them apart from men behind the camera of yesteryear.  In addition to displaying aspects of the human condition, Jonze and Lee get to deliver it in ways Hollywood only, and never dreamed of.  Before “Being John Malcovich” was released, there had never been a film quite like it.  Once Lee made his way into the fray, more black people began working in the industry of film than ever before.

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EIGHT FUNKY FACTS ABOUT 8

EIGHT FUNKY FACTS ABOUT 8
Originally intended to eventually be the 1st blog on the eighth page of the FUNKALICIOUS blog, I dedicated it to the number-8.  I’ve listed eight FUNKY aspects of symbolism about the number 8, that may be enlightening.  Although how this ended up not being where I expected it to be remains a mystery, my blog on the number 9 falls in it’s proper place.

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AT LAST, IT’S JUST BEGUN: THE BEST IN FUNK – LEGENDS IN MUSIC

AT LAST, IT’S JUST BEGUN: THE BEST IN FUNK – LEGENDS IN MUSIC

Two of music’s favorite children made their transitions recently.  One was once considered the Queen of the Blues, the other a Master of Funk.  I’m speaking of Etta James and Jimmy Castor, two people in music that may not have always been top of mind as artists via the mainstream, but certainly loved and highly respected among their fans and peers.

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