John Kennedy: OK I'll start... Top Five rappers: Dylan, Dylan, Dylan, Dylan and Dylan #hotfire Christine Imarenezor: LMBO! Iyana Robertson: Agreed. Lol Adelle Platon: But seriously... the film goes deeper than rap. See what I done did there? John Kennedy: oh you kids and your puns Iyana Robertson: Let's start with general thoughts. Me first: it was 100 times better than I thought it was going to be. Because... trailer. Christine Imarenezo: Haha! Word to Willow. But no, the sneak peek clips did not do the film any justice!
Jermaine Hall: Trailer sucks but this film isn't a Black film...wish the marketing wasn't positioned like that. It's like Eddie and Boomerang...colorless. Eddie and any movie he's in really.
IR: Really? To me, it is a black film, it just appeals to everyone. But I see what you're saying; the plot could have been portrayed by actors of any color. But the idea that a "top five" debate can happen anywhere, at anytime is a very black thing. Lol
JH: Is it really just a Black thing now? The culture is pretty gentrified. Look at this staff. But I'm getting off the movie.
JH: Change a few jokes and Judd and his gang could do that film. A bear…
JK: Ahh, I see.
IR: Another general thought: for the film to have a shitload of cameos, it never felt like too much. Not too many films succeed at that. JK: Yeah, because a lot of the cameos were in and out. And they fit just right. Cedric and Earl >>>>> JH: Hell yeah man. Felt like everyone was ON! Everyone treated their part as a main. JK: Kevin Hart was my first laugh from the gut in that movie, and his part was no more than 90 seconds. JH: Ha! Always the last to know. IR: True shit. That Kevin Hart quickie was LOVE. JK: Think the cameos added a layer of unpredictability. I've heard some people say the storyline is pretty easy to predict -- and in some ways it is -- but those cameos kept things fresh. Like The Hangover (pt. 1) -- you never know what/who to expect next. CI: I didn’t find the movie line predictable at all. The random cameos made the line that much more unpredictable. JH: Whoopi, Sandler, Seinfeld...also incredible. Looked like improv… AP: It didn't feel forced. You can actually picture these folks catching up about life at a strip club. IR: I would bet it was improv. Sandler is a capital G. There was one cameo I could have done without though. Karlie Redd. :-/ JK: Lmao missed her AP: And her breasteses JK: oh wait! That was Karlie?! IR: YES. That was she JK: Hahahahahaha Lmaoooo knew I recognized her!
AP: But that scene with Chris Rock in a bed and moistness everywhere? I rolled out of my chair! JH: Cedric's Pimp over everything! JK: Cedric won the movie with that. Flawless victory. AP: Scene redefined pillow fights for life. CI: Cedric’s hair was layed though IR: Cedric's perm was on! That was the funniest sex scene I have seen in my black ass life. JK: What Iyana said. EC: Haaaaaaaa JH: You right... AP: I'm asian but that was the funniest sex scene in my life, as well.
JK: I liked the way the movie played up tension. There's tension between Chris Rock and Gabrielle Union. Sexual tension between Chris and Rosario Dawson. Each of them being on the verge of breaking their sobriety at different points.
JH: I missed the tension between Rock and Gabby?
JK: Seemed like he wasn't genuinely into the wedding, while she was over the top. It wasn't direct, but you could tell he was wavering.
AP: Because the wedding would presumably cement her fame. But agreed, the way the film set up tension was great.
IR: Also great that the shallow chick was brown skinned and the down-to-earth chick was light skinned. That's not usually how that goes. CI: Rosario's character was an undercover 1% THOT...or nah? AP: I was just abouta say! CI: Crying after knowing Chris Rock for 48 hours. AP: She was dating workaholic dude and then within 24 hours, her hand was in Rock's pants... I mean… Rosario was all over the emotional spectrum. JK: Did y'all know the twist with her character or nah? Am I slow for not seeing that coming? CI: I wasn't expecting that IR: Did NOT see that coming! JH: Good writing from Chris JK: In retrospect, it's so obvi. But it was played off very well. AP: I couldn't have seen it coming even if it was in my glasses JK: "I wouldn't watch his new movie if it was playing in my glasses" is the greatest cinematic slander I've ever heard C: Agreed. I mean the story line was typical that they'd start feeling each other. Everything in between was like WTF IR: It was a great twist. And great timing for the reveal.
JK: Good to see J.B. Smoove in a new role. IR: Gonna pose questions. First: any "more _, less __" substitutions in the cameo department? Me first: more Kevin Hart, less J.B. Smoove. Love him, but… JK: I want to agree with that. But if you're not careful, Kev will straight up steal your movie. Like that his part was quick, yet super effective. IR: True. #MrStealYourMovie EC: More of the tall chick! JK: Oh, Leslie Jones, right?! She's hilarious. Would've liked to see Louis CK make a cameo IR: That would've been EPIC. EC: Imagine if Bernie Mac was still around JK: Drake would've been cool, too. That dude is funny in any context. Bernie! IR: Damn. Bernie MAC. AP: Awww Bernie :( CI: Too bad Steve Harvey's all cookie cut now JK: Steve still be roasting his Family Feud contestants. AP: Idk if I would've been here for a cameo from Drake. Maybe a blip of 'Ye or Jay. CI: Kanye wouldve been dope JK: Yeezus! He could've been in the Haitian Revolution movie. One of the rebels! CI: Or Nas! JK: #QUEENS CI: He'd show up like, so I'm in NONE of yall Top Five?!? AP: We had kevin, chris, tracy (aww tracy!!) IRL then eddie as a namedrop IR: Got sad watching Tracy. JK: I did too. :-( #sadboyzandgirlz
IR: Anyone else thought the "Niggas In Paris" beat was played one time too many? Wished they would've pulled some other joints. JK: Yeah. Made the movie feel dated actually. CI: I mean... #royalties! Chris Rock is a ‘Ye fan JK: Play some Young Thug! AP: LIFESTYLE!!!!!! CI: hahaha They would NOT have been ready IR: Play some other Throne shit! JK: Or something else from WTT. Paris is played IR: How long ago was this movie shot? JK: When Niggas In Paris still rocked? IR: Still a great movie though, kids. JK: Awesome movie. 8.5/10 for me. Maybe 9. I want to see it again. AP: 9/9.5. I'd give a president or two for an encore. IR: Gets a 9 for me. CI: 8.75, because of that ending!
JK: Chris Rock's best movie. (Loved CB4, doe smh)
IR: LMAO crazy motherfucker named Gusto!
JK: hahahahaha Straight Outta Locash!
IR: Lmao. Yeah, definitely his best work. Which says a hell of a lot.
JK: Wait -- how'd we skip the standup portion? That was pretty epic.
AP: NEVER MAKE BIG DECISIONS AFTER A BLOW JOB #PREACH
IR: The JFK joke though!!!! Love when Chris Rock goes too far. Lmao
IR: Closing statements on Top Five? Me first: Chris rock still got it, bitches. JK: !! JH: Chris Rock is better than Pootie Tang.This movie proves it. JK: !!!! AP: Chris Rock: stand up guy with a standout film. JK: !!! CI: I enjoyed every minute of it. A great way for the younger generation to get familiar with Chris JK: Hands down, best movie Chris Rock has done. He's come a long way from Pookie. You'll laugh 'til it hurts. JH: For the record Pootie Tang is a modern day classic. Just know… You just gotta be drunk to really appreciate it. You can be sober and have a great time at Top 5. JK: drunk Pootie Tang sounds like a great idea.
JH: Can we give our Top 5 to end this. Only right. IR: Yes. One time! JK: I gave mine in the beginning. IR: -_____- JK: Lol, OK who first? JH: Big, Jay, Nas, Rakim, LL. My Sixth man: Slick Rick. JK: Ooooh! Nice. This is tough but I'ma take Nas, Biggie, Hov, Andre 3000 and Eminem. My sixth man is Kanye Omari West. IR: Eminem, Nas, 'Pac, Biggie... and Jay Z. No sixth man necessary. AP: I’m a late hip-hop bloomer but Pac, Jay, Nas, Big, Em and sixth man: 'Ye JK: Adelle = Iyana IR: = fact. JH: Smh... CI: Alright I'm doing a singer's edition. Dammit. Lol. The Clark Sisters, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Kim Burrell, Beyonce, 6th: Celiene Dion - Pipes for days AP: Just for kicks: Adele, Bey, Mimi, Whitney, MJB and 6th: Toni Braxton
JK: Aight, let me humor y'all with my five and then get up outta here. The-Dream, Beyonce
JK: lmaoooo Tinashe
AP: and with that… farewell!
IR: Don’t even finish.
JK: Badu! D'angelo! Come back guys! hahahaha
IR: This guy's gotta get out more :(
JK: I'll holler at y'all!