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Topic: Confessions Of A Marriage Counselor
Posted By: miana79
Subject: Confessions Of A Marriage Counselor
Date Posted: Jan 03 2013 at 6:55pm
 
 
This one looks good!



Replies:
Posted By: Lhdc2011
Date Posted: Jan 03 2013 at 7:06pm
<3 Jurnee...tis all

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Domin


Posted By: csungrl09
Date Posted: Jan 03 2013 at 7:42pm
can't wait. birthday weekend poppin'.

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Even with a low LSAT, i'm a hot commodity.


Posted By: soarlikecruz
Date Posted: Jan 03 2013 at 7:48pm
Thiiiis looks good. lance gross <3


Posted By: Limalady
Date Posted: Jan 03 2013 at 7:48pm
Repost. I can't wait though.


Posted By: melikey
Date Posted: Jan 03 2013 at 7:50pm
So out of all the people in that movie they did a 5 minute trailer on kimk?

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shine your light for the world to see


Posted By: miana79
Date Posted: Jan 03 2013 at 7:52pm
Originally posted by melikey melikey wrote:

So out of all the people in that movie they did a 5 minute trailer on kimk?
 
sex sells!


Posted By: melikey
Date Posted: Jan 03 2013 at 7:52pm
Originally posted by soarlikecruz soarlikecruz wrote:

Thiiiis looks good. lance gross <3



I wish lance and the other guy switched roles. I'm not believing journey is gonna play lance for that corny looking dude.

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shine your light for the world to see


Posted By: ChubbyYeti
Date Posted: Jan 03 2013 at 7:54pm
This surprisingly looks really good. I can't wait to see it.



Posted By: IslandSuga
Date Posted: Jan 03 2013 at 8:20pm
That looks good. Journey is so gorgeous and Lance Gross...MMM!


Posted By: Gkisses
Date Posted: Jan 03 2013 at 8:24pm
Pass

lotta stereotypes all up in that clip


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Posted By: Limalady
Date Posted: Jan 03 2013 at 8:26pm
That commentator was terrible. She called her "Journey Smallett."


Posted By: oh_so_moody
Date Posted: Jan 03 2013 at 9:51pm
Its Jurnee, not Journey!!!

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She hurt feelings, she break hearts
She stay quiet, she play smart
She take pride, in going out
Getting hollered at, and saying nah....


Posted By: keepgrowing
Date Posted: Jan 03 2013 at 9:53pm
Originally posted by Lhdc2011 Lhdc2011 wrote:

<3 Jurnee...tis all

me too Heart


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You can't just walk in with a huge banana and expect everything to be peaches.

If you no know me brotha, I no like wahala.


Posted By: jonesable
Date Posted: Jan 03 2013 at 10:00pm
Doubtful I don't pay to see Romantic comdies often.

We will see.



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Never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee
Donne

Havmercy Dez Bryant


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Jan 03 2013 at 10:04pm
SHAAAADE

p.s. Brandy and KimK in the same movie? On the same set? Safe to say at different times LOL

Originally posted by melikey melikey wrote:

So out of all the people in that movie they did a 5 minute trailer on kimk?


Posted By: Unique Monique
Date Posted: Jan 03 2013 at 10:10pm
This one looks good. The last Tyler Perry movie i saw was Why did I get married. I may see this one.


Posted By: jonesable
Date Posted: Jan 03 2013 at 10:11pm
I've always liked the why did I gets married movies though

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Never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee
Donne

Havmercy Dez Bryant


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Jan 03 2013 at 10:12pm
DAMN,

Not one Black actor in that trailer was worthy of a shout out according to that clip, smh
That's just disrespectful imho


Posted By: ms_wonderland
Date Posted: Jan 03 2013 at 10:13pm
why do all of Tyler Perry's movies have the woman being the crackhead, crazy, cheater, liar, slut who needs to be saved, etc etc.


Posted By: Limalady
Date Posted: Jan 03 2013 at 10:15pm
Originally posted by oh_so_moody oh_so_moody wrote:

Its Jurnee, not Journey!!!
 
I spelled it the way the commentator pronounced it. Did you watch the vid? She butchered her entire name.


Posted By: oh_so_moody
Date Posted: Jan 03 2013 at 10:25pm
Originally posted by Limalady Limalady wrote:


Originally posted by oh_so_moody oh_so_moody wrote:

Its Jurnee, not Journey!!!

 
I spelled it the way the commentator pronounced it. Did you watch the vid? She butchered her entire name.


I didnt read ur post. I was referring to the spelling on page 1

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She hurt feelings, she break hearts
She stay quiet, she play smart
She take pride, in going out
Getting hollered at, and saying nah....


Posted By: Random Thoughts
Date Posted: Mar 20 2013 at 2:05pm
So is anyone planning to see this next week?


Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Mar 20 2013 at 2:10pm
yes. 


Posted By: Butta Cookie
Date Posted: Mar 20 2013 at 2:14pm
Originally posted by ms_wonderland ms_wonderland wrote:

why do all of Tyler Perry's movies have the woman being the crackhead, crazy, cheater, liar, slut who needs to be saved, etc etc.




Because he's Captain Save-A-Ho3!!


Posted By: Random Thoughts
Date Posted: Mar 20 2013 at 2:17pm
Originally posted by EPITOME EPITOME wrote:

yes. 


Is hubby?


Posted By: Rumbera
Date Posted: Mar 20 2013 at 2:35pm
Might check it out with the girls


Posted By: Addicted19034
Date Posted: Mar 20 2013 at 2:38pm
Love jurnee but no

Who supposed to be the womanizer? He's not even cute


Posted By: katakana89
Date Posted: Mar 20 2013 at 2:40pm
I usually wait till TP movies are on tv/dvd/netflix. Doesn't take long.


Posted By: Ladybird0724
Date Posted: Mar 20 2013 at 3:07pm
Originally posted by melikey melikey wrote:

Originally posted by soarlikecruz soarlikecruz wrote:

Thiiiis looks good. lance gross <3



I wish lance and the other guy switched roles
. I'm not believing journey is gonna play lance for that corny looking dude.


me too.

i'll probably catch this on the internets


Posted By: SweetNovember*
Date Posted: Mar 20 2013 at 3:11pm
Tyler Perry is so colorist, I swear.


Posted By: iGotSunshine
Date Posted: Mar 20 2013 at 3:27pm
im going! 
i love Jurnee



Posted By: nemesis1
Date Posted: Mar 20 2013 at 3:35pm
Jurnee's all grown up. I would like to see it, but Kim K being in there makes me not want to take it seriously. 


Posted By: Harmonii
Date Posted: Mar 20 2013 at 3:39pm
I thought it was called Temptation? Did they change the name


Posted By: Random Thoughts
Date Posted: Mar 20 2013 at 4:01pm
Originally posted by Harmonii Harmonii wrote:

I thought it was called Temptation? Did they change the name


No. It's called "Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor"


Posted By: miana79
Date Posted: Mar 20 2013 at 4:15pm
 I will watch!


Posted By: IslandSuga
Date Posted: Mar 20 2013 at 4:40pm
I can't wait to see it!


Posted By: Harmonii
Date Posted: Mar 20 2013 at 4:42pm
Originally posted by Random Thoughts Random Thoughts wrote:


Originally posted by Harmonii Harmonii wrote:

I thought it was called Temptation? Did they change the name


No. It's called "Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor"

Gotcha.. I wanna c it


Posted By: naturesgift
Date Posted: Mar 20 2013 at 7:53pm
Im gonna watch but
How is it temptation if you DO IT!-


Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Mar 20 2013 at 7:54pm
Originally posted by Random Thoughts Random Thoughts wrote:

Originally posted by EPITOME EPITOME wrote:

yes. 


Is hubby?

dont think so...im going with my gaggle


Posted By: bebe88
Date Posted: Mar 20 2013 at 7:56pm
Yea I been waiting for this since October or November


Posted By: creole booty
Date Posted: Mar 20 2013 at 7:58pm
Originally posted by katakana89 katakana89 wrote:

I usually wait till TP movies are on tv/dvd/netflix. Doesn't take long.


I'm not sure if I wasn't supposed to laugh, but I did at "doesn't take long."


Posted By: Random Thoughts
Date Posted: Mar 21 2013 at 7:58pm
Spoilers I think.

The Last Thing The Demographic Needs: Tyler Perry’s Temptation


The Good: Decent pacing? (Almost nothing)
The Bad: Unlikable characters, Ridiculously simple conflict, Terrible acting
The Basics: In what is supposed to be a taut sexual thriller, Tyler Perry presents black people as oversexed animals who consistently have no moral core.


I’ve never been one of those people who easily bought into Dr. Cosby’s logic that black entertainers who fail to portray blacks in a positive or progressive light are the bane of black culture. For almost all of American History, black culture has been anything but homogenous (the Civil Rights movement, for example, had both Dr. King and Malcolm X) and Cosby blaming Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor or rap music for the lack of respect blacks receive from whites is a gross oversimplification. In fact, I have eagerly adopted the philosophy that economic motivators unify Americans far more than ethnicity. So, it is not with a simplistic naïveté that I assert that Tyler Perry’s Temptation is easily the worst portrayal of blacks in years. For those who think it is degrading for Tyler Perry to prance around in drag, they have nothing on the way his characters are portrayed in Tyler Perry’s Temptation.

Tyler Perry’s Temptation would make any group of people look terrible, it just happens that Tyler Perry makes all of his characters black, which reflects poorly on the demographic. A very basic story of sexual obsession, Tyler Perry’s Temptation is populated by characters who talk a good game for love, fidelity, and faith, but are entirely lacking in their ability to stick with what they say they believe or feel. Had the film been cast with, for example, white Southern Baptists, the film would not seem at all shocking (whatwith the number of disgraced people of faith who are exposed as hypocrites), but it would have seemed somehow less offensive. Tyler Perry’s Temptation seems built on the stereotypes of black promiscuity, womanizing and spousal abuse without anything truly more complicated or original.

Judith married her high school boyfriend, Brice. Now, six years later, she feels he does not pay attention to her. He returns each day from his job at the pharmacy to neglect her and though she remembers the potential of the relationship, she feels he has stopped working on the relationship. Judith gets a new client at her work, a powerful and wealthy social media mogul named Harley. Harley begins hitting relentlessly on Judith and she is excited by his attention.

So, Judith has an affair on Brice with Harley and she quickly becomes obsessed with him. Harley, however, is a player and his initial attraction to her soon degenerates into physical assaults on Judith and complications in Brice and Judith’s marriage.

And it is virtually impossible to care. Tyler Perry’s Temptation has entirely unlikable characters who fall into entirely formulaic roles. The name is a bit of a misnomer: Tyler Perry’s Temptation is not about temptation. Surprisingly little of the film has to do with the emotion of temptation – the presence of a threat to a relationship, a tantalization, with the implication of resistance to that interference to the normal flow of the relationship – and instead it becomes a full-blown affair exceptionally quickly. But more than that, the tantalizing of Judith is presented as such an obvious dichotomy that there is no real dramatic tension to the film; from the moment Harley appears on screen, viewers know that he is going to get with Judith.

The spiraling of events that stem from the affair are thus equally predictable. I’m not saying that virtually every film focusing on relationships in the black community becomes a cheap retread of What’s Love Got To Do With It?, but the pattern of attraction, infidelity, and abuse is so obvious as to be disappointing.

At least as important is how the characters do not pop. Judith makes only paltry attempts to actually work on her marriage, which make her seem entirely unsympathetic. Brice is a hardworking guy who is presented as diligent and caring, even if he seems a bit distant after working.

None of the performers seem at all compelling or well-presented. Robbie Jones (Harley) is presented with an incredibly generic sense of person. He is the smoldering good looking guy who is supposed to be able to melt women with his eyes and given how Lance Gross looks comparable, it is hard to get the “overwhelming” sexual magnetism of Jones. This makes Judith seem cheap as opposed to tempted.

For her part, Jurnee Smollett-Bell plays Judith in an uncompelling way. She and Jones have no real sexual chemistry; she reacts to him, but there is a stiffness to her performance that makes it seem like the actress is holding back, as opposed to the character having some moral reservations. Smollett-Bell presents nothing to make Judith appear original or incredible in any way. In fact, her performance is bland enough that it is hard to see what Harley sees in Judith . . . other than her looks. So, while Judith is supposed to be a smart professional, she is presented with the emotional intelligence of the average housewife who appears on The Jerry Springer Show.

Ultimately, Tyler Perry’s Temptation should be a flop, not just because of what it says about the characters in it (regardless of their ethnicity) but because the lackluster characters who are doing reprehensible things to one another fail to resonate because of insipid acting from performers who have so much more potential than they are given in this film.

For other films currently in theaters, please check out my reviews of:
http://wlswarts.blogspot.com/2013/02/three-years-later-disney-repackages-its.html" rel="nofollow - Oz The Great And Powerful
http://wlswarts.blogspot.com/2013/02/march-rushes-in-like-lion-with-jack.html" rel="nofollow - Jack The Giant Slayer
http://wlswarts.blogspot.com/2013/02/charmless-stupidity-21-and-over.html" rel="nofollow - 21 And Over
http://wlswarts.blogspot.com/2013/02/yearning-to-be-next-fantasy-film.html" rel="nofollow - Beautiful Creatures
http://wlswarts.blogspot.com/2013/01/it-must-be-valentines-day-already.html" rel="nofollow - Safe Haven
http://wlswarts.blogspot.com/2013/03/im-stick-in-mud-at-identity-thief.html" rel="nofollow - Identity Thief
http://wlswarts.blogspot.com/2012/12/february-returns-to-dumping-grounds.html" rel="nofollow - Warm Bodies
http://wlswarts.blogspot.com/2012/12/2012s-holiday-seasons-obvious-oscarbait.html" rel="nofollow - Les Miserables

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For other film reviews, be sure to check out my http://www.wlswarts.com/moviesa-z.htm" rel="nofollow - Movie Review Index Page for an organized listing!


Posted By: nitabug
Date Posted: Mar 21 2013 at 8:03pm
I can't remember the last time I liked something he's created.



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