Let’s talk music/movie picks for May 2012

Hello music movie lovers!  It’s been 2 1/2 weeks I know, but trust me I have some great things in the works and am hoping to share some exciting things with you in the very near future :).  But I first want to share my music/movie picks for the month of May.  Feel free to share what you’re looking forward to seeing, or may have already seen this month, in the comments section.

First up is an independent film I viewed this weekend called Changing the Game, which was shot in my hometown of Philadelphia and was co-written and directed by homegrown talent Rel Dowdell.  It’s the story of one young man’s journey from being raised by a single grandmother in a rough neighborhood, to his meteoric rise as a wall street star businessman and the dangerous players/situations he encounters as such.  The movie had a great spiritual element in the storyline, that I really enjoyed, and had a surprise twist at the end.  It stars newcomer Sean Riggs, Kirk “Sticky Fingaz” Jones, and veteran actors Tony Todd, the magnificent Irma P. Hall, and a guest appearance by Suzzanne Douglas (loved her as Jeri in the Robert Townsend 90’s sitcom The Parent ‘Hood).  It’s playing in the Philadelphia area at the AMC Cherry Hill Loews 24. To check film times in your area, go to http://www.amctheatres.com/movies/changing-the-game and you can find out more about the film at http://www.changingthegamethemovie.com/.

I have several movie screenings scheduled for the next few weeks, and will let you know my thoughts on those films on or immediately following their respective release dates.  On to the music choice!  Mary Mary’s Go Get It album was released last Tuesday, and I am so grateful for that title track! It has been my anthem for the past couple of months, as I’ve dealt with some family and work related struggles and needed an extra boost of encouragement to motivate and help me keep pressing forward.  These sisters’ voices have always been the real deal, but their evolution in the gospel genre, with respect to their sound, coupled with their ability to minister brings a welcome yin to the very traditional Philly gospel radio yang.  That being said, the album is a compilation that features several of their biggest hits, along with two new tracks, so those not familiar will get a nice introduction to the duo.  Check out more about Mary Mary or purchase the album on their website at http://www.mary-mary.com/us/home, and check out link below to the official video for Go Get It.

Those are a couple of my choices music movie lovers.  What are your thoughts?  Let me know what you’ve seen, are listening to, and what movie(s) you’re looking forward to seeing.  Until next thought family, Thomasena.

Go Get It – Mary Mary  (c) 2012 Columbia Records: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADGnIi9KrLQ&ob=av2e


  1. WOW…feels like I’ve been away from this blog forever. Look at what I’ve been missing. Your choices always seem to be shine. I’m a big Mary Mary fan and I too am proud of their growth. Changing the Game seems like a great pic…true story huh? Can’t wait!


    1. Now only1nakia, it didn’t say true story nowhere above 😛 But Rel is from Philly and the movie is set here. It is getting really great reviews, and I believe it still may be at the Cherry Hill Loews, the filmmaker was still posting audience reviews this past weekend on his fb page. Thanks so much for stopping by!


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