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Classic Movies and Television-House Party Collection Tags: classic tv movies house party kid N' play word life production.feature artist

House Party is a 1990 American comedy film released by New Line Cinema. It stars Kid and Play of the popular hip hop duo Kid 'n Play, and also stars Paul Anthony, Bow-Legged Lou, and B-Fine from Full Force, and Robin Harris in his last film appearance (who died of a heart attack nine days after House Party was released). The film also starred Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell, A.J. Johnson, Daryl "Chill" Mitchell and Gene "Groove" Allen (of Groove B. Chill), Kelly Jo Minter, John Witherspoon, with a cameo by funk musician George Clinton. This was Robin Harris' last on-screen performance before his untimely death, shortly after the film was completed.

The film was written and directed by Reginald Hudlin, based on his award-winning Harvard University student film.[3] The film grossed $26,385,627 in its run at the box office with its widest release being 700 theaters. The film has since become a cult classic.

The lead roles were originally written for DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince.

While in their high school cafeteria, Peter, also known as "Play" (Christopher "Play" Martin) announces to his friends Christopher aka "Kid" (Reid) and Bilal (Martin Lawrence) that he will be having a party at his house that night, as his parents are on vacation. The reluctant Bilal is to be the DJ. Kid is then involved in an altercation with school bully Stab (Paul Anthony) and his two brothers Pee-Wee and Zilla (Bowlegged Lou and B-Fine). When Kid comes home, he tries to convince his father, "Pop" (Robin Harris) to let him go to the party. At first Kid's father relents, but soon grounds Kid when a note from Kid's school informs him of the fight he was in. Rather than miss the party of the year, Kid sneaks out while his sleeping father is watching Dolemite - not realizing that his father woke up just as he closed the door. On his way to the party, Kid runs into Stab and his brothers, and ducks into an Alpha Delta Sigma reunion nearby to get away from them. Crashing the reunion, Kid has the DJ (George Clinton) scratch and mix a few of his old doo wop records so that he can liven the party with a rap, until Stab and the others turn up again. When trying to get away from Stab, he winds up knocking an older man down before attempting to make a run for it. However, Kid and the bullies are caught by the neighborhood police, who humiliate the four teenagers in front of the reunion party attendees before letting them go. Before that, he jumps over a fence to get away, ending up looking in a window where a fat man is having rough sex with his lady, and when he is discovered, Kid runs away, and the three punks are shot at.

When Kid finally makes it to the house party, he finds it in full swing, with attractive girls Sydney (Campbell) and Sharane (Johnson) also in attendance. After some music and dancing, Kid and Play first get into a dance contest with Sidney and Sharane, and later have a quick freestyle battle. Stab and his friends attempt to break up the party, but are arrested a second time by the policemen, who take delight in the prospect of beating them up. Kid's father eventually makes his way to the party, demanding to know where Kid is. When he doesn't spot Kid - Kid is upstairs helping Sharane get her coat - Pop vows to wait for the boy at home. Although Kid and Sydney each have an eye for each other, Sharane decides to openly flirt with Kid, much to Sydney's disgust. The three of them soon leave the party, but when Kid tries to make advances on Sharane, she rebuffs him. Kid then walks Sydney back home, and after some argument the two of them finally calm down and make conversation.

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Sydney allows Kid to sneak into her house, and the two are about to have sex in Sydney's room when she stops him, wanting to know if she is simply his second choice. Kid admits that Sydney was his first choice all along, but they do not do anything when they see that the only condom Kid has is too old to be used. When Sydney's parents come home - now revealed as one of the couples at the high school reunion, including the man Kid ran into - Sydney hastily helps Kid sneak out of the house. He manages to get out of yet another scrape with Stab and his brothers, and they all end up in a jail cell, where Kid entertains the rest of the men in the cell by rapping, distracting them long enough for Play, Sharane, Bilal, and Sydney to arrive with enough cash to bail him out. Later on, the five friends say their goodnights. Kid and Sydney share a long passionate kiss goodnight. After Play and Bilal drops him off, Kid sneaks in the house and gets undressed. As he is about to get into bed, he looks up only to find Pop holding a belt. The movie then cuts to the credits where Pop whipping Kid can be heard.


Source: Wikipedia

Houseplants Are Good for Your Health Tags: houseplants good health word life production health mental wellness

As you walk through the mall, or take a seat in your dentist’s waiting room, you’re likely to share the space with plants such as potted palms, philodendrons, and peace lilies. And you probably have at least a few houseplants on windowsills at home. Whether you notice it or not, their presence is having a positive effect on you, in great part because they actually clean the air you breathe. It’s not just that plants absorb the carbon dioxide we exhale and give us fresh air to breathe in return; they’re also extremely effective at removing environmental toxins, like formaldehyde and benzene, from the atmosphere.

Add to this benefit their subliminal, yet measurable, effect of reducing stress, and the fact that they’re pleasing to look at, and you wonder why plants aren’t more of a priority in schools, hospitals, offices, and other institutional buildings. Fortunately, you can surround yourself with plants in your own home and workspace.

Sick Homes

Research by the Environmental Protection Agency indicates that indoor air can be up to 10 times more polluted than outdoor air. Airborne dust, bacteria, and mold spores can be problematic for many people. Lots of household objects give off chemicals that, in today’s “tight, energy-efficient structures, can build up to levels that are harmful. For example, plastic grocery bags, paper towels, room deodorizers, carpeting and as reported in recent news, Hurricane Katrina victims’ FEMA trailers give off formaldehyde, which can cause eye, nose, and throat irritation; headaches; and allergic reactions. Oils, paints, plastics, rubber, and some detergents release benzene, which can cause skin irritation, headaches, and drowsiness. Appliances, heaters, gas, and oil can give off carbon monoxide that can cause nausea, headaches, and dizziness.

Though we could do the hard work of ridding our houses of every object that emits potentially toxic fumes, it’s a lot easier to clean up the air by bringing in a few leafy green roommates.

Air-Cleaning Houseplants

The ability of houseplants to clean the air has been recognized for decades. In the 1970s and 1980s, NASA research aimed at designing a livable moon base using plants to clean the air yielded results that are applicable right here at home. Some of the best living air purifiers are areca palm (Chrysalidocarpus lutescens), English ivy (Hedera helix), rubber plant (Ficus robusta), Boston fern (Nephrolepis exaltata), schefflera (Brassaia actinophylla), and bamboo palm (Chamaedorea sefritzii).

How do they do it? As part of their normal life processes, plants draw air in through their leaves. The plants themselves break down some pollutants during their normal physiological processes, but soil-dwelling microbes around plant roots do much of the work, too.

What they absorb makes plants great companions, but what they give off is helpful, too. Plants transpire water vapor, making them natural room humidifiers, and even though they grow in soil, they can reduce the amount of interior dust by up to 20 percent, according to research from Virginia Tech. And Dr. B.C. Wolverton, who conducted much of the plant research for NASA mentioned above, discovered that they emit substances that suppress airborne bacteria and mold spores, reducing these hazards by 50 to 60 percent.

Houseplants for Healing

Studies from Texas A&M University report that, in addition to helping us stay well, houseplants can help us heal. After all, stress slows healing, and for hospitals, reducing stress in clinical settings is a priority. Scientists have found that settings containing plants have a measurable influence on recovery even for hospital patients who are acutely stressed. Some achieve benefits after only a few minutes of exposure to plants. Hospital workers benefit too, as they seek plant-filled environments to escape from work stress during the day.

So, whether you need fresh air or an attitude adjustment, indoor houseplants can fit the bill.

Learn how to keep your houseplants happy this winter so they can return the favor: read NGA’s celebrating the Seasons with Rebecca Kolls.

By Charlie Nardozzi and Barbara Richardson

Source: National Gardening Association http://www.nationalgardenmonth.org/index.php?page=storyline-houseplants

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