Review: Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 with Chef G. Garvin

BY: - 20 Sep '13 | Reviews

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We were so pleased to be invited to the screening of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 hosted by none other than Chef G. Garvin! My daughter was a huge fan of the first movie and couldn’t wait.  She had no idea who Chef Garvin was but I did and it was very nice to get to meet one of my absolute favorite TV chefs live and in person!

Upon entering the beautiful Cine Bistro theater here in Atlanta, we were immediately greeted by Chef Garvin.  He didn’t just host!  He greeted and even seated people in the theater!  A lot of times when you run into celebrities, even at events that they are hosting you get snobbish or rude behavior, not so with Mr. Garvin.  It was like going to the movies with family.

Once seated we were treated to an amazing 3D movie.  Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 was everything that first the first movie was and more!  Beautiful and bold animations, interesting characters and in 3D.  The movie had something for young and old.  As an adult watching, I caught myself laughing at things that my daughter didn’t get and that was great!. Will not spoil it for anyone but it was nice to see Terry Crews “Mr.T” like character (Earl Devereaux) return for this sequel.

If you are looking for a nice movie that the whole family can view this is it.  Oh and please don’t go on an empty stomach!  For some reason this movie made me hungry!

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My admiration for Chef G. Garvin began back when he was hosting Turn Up The Heat for TVOne. He has always had great flair and a wonderful way of bringing each recipe to life.  He does the same thing on his show Road Trip with G Garvin on The Cooking Channel.  When I asked him what he is looking forward to with this season of his show he said that he just wants to keep bringing us great food from great people and keep it moving.  And keep it moving he did as he took photos with and thanked each  guest for coming out to check out Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 (coming soon to a theater near you!).  Thank you G. Garvin for being such a gracious host!

Did you see the original Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs? As an adult what is your favorite animated movie?

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Stacey Taylor wrote 51 articles on this blog.

Stacey Taylor aka "The SistahChick" is the 40+ SuperChick behind TheSistahCafe.com, Sistah Buttah, and OurNaturalKids.ning.com. She is a writer, blogger and Social Media Maven with a passion for natural hair and her community. Through her online presence she promotes generational self acceptance for women & children alike. Since 2009 Stacey has used her blog to share her love for Atlanta's thriving social scene, natural hair and her successful life as a wife, mother & entrepreneur. Stacey is an Indiana native currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and kids.

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Interview: Terry Crews Talks about Life, Marriage, and His Latest Movie

BY: - 23 Sep '13 | Black Celebrity Marriages

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Actor Terry Crews has been in the game for years.  Turning up screens big and small with starring roles in long running shows like Everybody Hates Chris and other epicly hilarious roles in movies like Friday After Next, White Chicks and Norbit.  His muscular style of comic relief sets him apart and has also  landed him commercial work as “The Old Spice Guy.”  It was an honor to be able to talk to actor Terry Crews about his recent voice work in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.  He is the voice of a wonderful animated character named Earl Devereaux.

BMWK:  Mr Crews, we really just loved you as Earl Devereaux in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.  I think that you did an awesome job of picking up the role where Mr. T left off. Was that a hard thing to do and how were you able to make Earl Devereaux your own?

Terry Crews:  I really enjoyed playing Earl Devereaux.  I am also a big fan of Mr. T.  I mean I used to eat the Mr. T cereal and everything! I really wanted to pay homage to him but I gave it a Terry Crews spin.  When I took on the role, the directors let me know up front to take the character and really make him my own.  What I love most about “Earl” is that he is a Black animated character who has a strong relationship with his son.  It made me feel good to be able to play this character who loves his son so much.  Everything you see from Earl Devereaux is Terry Crews.

BMWK:  At Black And Married with Kids we cover topics that relate to Marriage and the Black Family, do you mind if I ask you some questions that relate to your marriage and family life?

Terry Crews:  Please do!

BMWK:  Do you feel that being married has enhanced your acting career and if so how?

Terry Crews:  Yes being married has definitely enhanced my career.  I give all homage to my wife, Rebecca.  Without her there is no Terry Crews.  I would not be here if it weren’t for my wife and I am nothing without her.  She always knew that it was my dream to become an actor.  When I got tired of playing football she was the one who encouraged me to move out to LA to follow my dreams. She is my partner and my greatest asset.  

BMWK:  You have been married for 20+ years?  

Terry Crews:  Yes my wife and I celebrated 24 years in July.

BMWK: Congratulations, its awesome to see examples of strong Black marriages.This is a rare occurrence in the entertainment industry.  As a celebrity how do you stay strong and keep it all together?

Terry Crews:  I am not a celebrity at home.  At home I am daddy and husband. Acting is my job.  I leave work at work and when I am home I am all about my family.  My kids don’t care about my celebrity.  

BMWK:  As an actor, how do you also balance being a father and husband?

Terry Crews:  With acting I really have lots of free time and I spend all of that time with my family.  when you see me, if I am not working then I’m with my family.  They are my entourage.  This is how I balance.  

BMWK: That’s cool.  A lot of times when a man wants to relax he hangs with the fellas.  

Terry Crews:  I am not interested in hanging out with the fellas, the way I relax is at home.  I’d rather relax with my kids and especially with my wife when the kids leave.  

(laughs)

It was very apparent from this brief interview that Mr. Crews places a very large value on his marriage and his family.  He credits his wife and kids with getting him to where he needs to be in life.  I don’t think that there is any better testimony than that.  Kudos to Mr. Crews on his successful marriage and career.  Check him out as the voice of Officer Earl Devereaux in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.

BMWK – We’ve always loved Terry Crews, but after talking to him about his life and marriage, we love him even more.  What’s your favorite Terry Crews role or movie?

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Stacey Taylor wrote 51 articles on this blog.

Stacey Taylor aka "The SistahChick" is the 40+ SuperChick behind TheSistahCafe.com, Sistah Buttah, and OurNaturalKids.ning.com. She is a writer, blogger and Social Media Maven with a passion for natural hair and her community. Through her online presence she promotes generational self acceptance for women & children alike. Since 2009 Stacey has used her blog to share her love for Atlanta's thriving social scene, natural hair and her successful life as a wife, mother & entrepreneur. Stacey is an Indiana native currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and kids.

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