A one way Breeze Pass to the first person who responds correctly to the following question: What horror movie was playing at the Greenbriar Mall Movie Theater when they busted the windows out? (yes, Greenbriar once had a theatre! It used to be downstairs right across from the public library…but I digress..) I’m racking my brain trying to remember as it was all the way back in ’83 (maybe ’84). While I thought I had it, IMDB is saying something different.
Can somebody also tell me why Hollywood has re-made Friday The 13 for “a new generation?” This is not an umpteenth sequel but a modern retelling of the actual movie. There ain’t no new horror flicks to make? Can’t we at least do a Scream: The Next Generation revealing Coco Arquette as the Chuckie Doll-like slasher in the “suprise ending” to end all surprises? Help me get this people.
If I remember correctly, they ended up closing the theater in Greenbriar Mall because too many people showed up and rushed the entrance causing the front windows to come crashing down in a hail of glass and metal. I never even made it downstairs there were so many folk jammed up in the place! All I remember, really, is going to Baskin Robbins instead for Daiquiri Ice with my guls and going back home. Another wasted day at Greenbriar Mall, where ‘there’s always something new for you-oooooooooo‘.
Were you there? Do you remember? Are your kids *or you* (most studio guilty pleasure movies are ok) planning on going to see this thing? “A” discussion in the COMMENTS please.
*Back in the Day in the ‘A’ is a new column that will feature Old School Atlanta Memories (O.S.A.M) and insightful commentary on how it was back in the day in Atlanta. Feel Free to submit your fond O.S.A.Ms and photos for consideration to StraightFromTheA@gmail.com.*
Just in time for flashback Friday, I spotted these pics of Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly over at Concrete Loop:
A CL Reader spotted former Kris Kross member Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly, 30, at Piedmont park in ATL earlier this week. The former 90s rap star, was just chilling and enjoying the atmosphere. He was still rocking his pants backwards like he did in the 90s. (UPDATED): According to various sources he has Alopecia Areata that’s why he is balding in certain areas.
As of 2007, the group supposedly reunited and are currently working on different projects with Jermaine Dupri. & word is he has his own label called C.co records. No word on what his former group member Chris “Daddy Mac” Smith is doing.
In case you don’t remember Kris Kross peep a few flashback joints below:
Last night I attented a VIP preview event at the View. The event was jam packed with ATL’s musical elite as they all came out to celebrate the upcoming February 17th launch of “Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned” with Rockstar Games, Xbox 360 and the Konsole Kingz . Antwan “Big Boi” Patton (or Twan as I affectionately call him), Slim of 112, Mr. Collipark, DJ Cannon, DJ Drama & No ID each sat down for an up close and personal preview of the new game and some even took home limited-edition Xbox 360 “The Lost and Damned” consoles.
Check out a few more pics from the event below as well as a GTA IV Preview:
I don’t know bout all that ‘blood, intense violence’ and stuff…I’m a Wii girl myself! *don’t shoot!* I know quite a few guys who love this ish and it looks fun enough. I guess. Anywhoo…shouts out to Nicole Garner of The Garner Circle for yet another great event and KonsoleKingz for the goodie bag!
Keri Hilson was a vision in white at the Clive Davis Salute to Industry Icons Grammy Party last week. She’s always picture so perfect! Also check out this new track from Keri entitled Turn Up The Radio. The song is produced by Polow Da Don and is from Keri’s upcoming “A Perfect World” project which is scheduled to drop March 24th. This is my kinda song! Keep it gutta and TURN UP THE RADIO!
Hey you guys…I want to introduce a new feature that starts tomorrow. I’ve finally taken a cue from a few of the StraightFromTheA veterans who suggested that I start compiling videos of celebs speaking on their favorite Atlanta memories. I’ve gotten quite a few for you gus and have decided that since Friday’s are already slated as the day I post ‘flashback’ videos, I’d continue with that theme and include a new video each week of O.S.A.M.s or Old School Atlanta Memories. A few I’ve already captured on film include my boo, Antwan “Big Boi” Patton, who reminisced about his days chillin at Charles Disco and Slim from 112 who cut the video short when he found out my ties to one of his teachers. I can’t wait to share them with you!
I’ve also recruited a fellow ATLien who’ll be writing under the moniker ‘Ms Auburn’ as in Auburn Ave. Ms Auburn will do her O.S.A.M column each Friday as well. Of course ALL of you are invited to join in on our Old School fun. I’ve even promised to reveal some of my tales of growing up in the SWATs (translation = Southwest Atlanta). If you’d like to submit a picture, video clip or simply want to share your fond memories of driving down Peachtree Street during Freaknik, chillin at Five Points or spending all your allowance at the Gold Mine game room in Greenbriar Mall, hit me up at StraightFromTheA@gmail.com and I’ll be glad to share your memories with the world. And guess what? You don’t even have to worry about me putting a name to your afro pic unless you want me to…