Welcome To THE TEA with Mirika C!

If you’ve followed me throughout my blogging career, I’ve written about some of everything, but now, I’m bringing it directly to my official site with THE TEA. Along with my novels, novellas and short stories, you will be able to get some of the latest news going on wherever, and you will get it right here with me, Mirika Mayo Cornelius, or my blogging handle, Mirika C. Enjoy!

The Boy MOVIE REVIEW: Girl, If You Don’t Get the Flip Outta That House… (Spoilers)

June 12, 2018

This movie has been out for some time now, but I just happened to run across it on Netflix the other day with my son and his Goosebumps crazed self.  I thought it would be a great, spooky one to watch being that the rating was on point for him…or so I thought.  Bear with […]

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Sara’s Notebook MOVIE REVIEW: I’m Hardly Ever This Sad and Angry At The Same Time (SPOILERS)

May 28, 2018

I know it’s been a long while since I posted a movie review although I have been watching plenty.  I decided to write a movie review on a movie titled Sara’s Notebook, which I saw on Netflix, because this sucker really bothered me to the utmost.  Check out the trailer below first, if they don’t […]

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THE CLIMB Movie Review *** A Cute Love Story With a High Ending (Spoilers)

December 31, 2017

Today, I turned on Netflix to a new movie titled The Climb starring a Senegalese guy named Samy, played by Ahmed Sylla, who is head over heels in love with a female named Nadia, played by Alice Belaidi.  From the beginning of the French film, it was told that the movie was based off of […]

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SPOILER ALERT *** BRIGHT Movie Review, Starring Will Smith – What Chaos It Is, Unexplained Chaos

December 28, 2017

So, I was all amped up to see the movie Bright when it hit Netflix, not only because of the fact that the now legendary Will Smith is the protagonist of the whole deal, but the movie actually looked great based on the trailer.  Prior to seeing the movie, I’d already heard many people saying […]

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Movie Review: “OUT OF MY HAND” Is an Immigrant Story With Complex Ties Out of Liberia

September 2, 2017

I watched Out of My Hand about two weeks ago, and I forgot to write a review on this great movie. Before I get into it, however, encourage everyone to watch international movies, whether independent or not, because there is so much value in it overall. I think I have gained so much introspect when […]

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Movie Review: “Everything, Everything” is EVERYTHING! Young Love, New Discoveries

August 19, 2017

I just finished watching the movie titled Everything, Everything based off of the novel by Nicola Yoon. Let me just say this, the movie kept me hooked on all sides, so I know the book must be insane good. Let me get into the movie though because I’m just in love with young, innocent love […]

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Review: The Incredible Jessica James Is Literally Unspoilable But Watchable

August 2, 2017

Last night, I cuddled up in bed for what I call a Write and Watch where I write my upcoming book and watch a flick at the same time. I ended up watching the first thing that popped up on Netflix – The Incredible Jessica James. I chose it because it read as a feel […]

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Spider-Man: Homecoming…It Was So WOKE. Loved It.

July 18, 2017

I went to the movies over the weekend and saw Spider-Man: Homecoming, and it was super great. I’m honestly not big on Spider-Man for the most part because I watch the same scenario each time, however, this time was different. This Spider-Man had adventures that the last Spider-man movies I’ve watched just simply didn’t and […]

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The Suspect. This Movie Had Me Confused But I Kept Watching

July 7, 2017

The Suspect. It’s difficult for me to explain this movie, but even thought it confused me for at least a good solid ten minutes, I can say that I liked it. Some may ask how do you like a movie that confused the heck out of you for a fraction of it? Well, because it […]

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The Weekend – Why It’s A Great Movie Any Day of the Week

July 6, 2017

The movie is titled The Weekend, and it takes place in London about an unpopular young man (Derrick) who is home from college and meets back up with his two friends from the neighborhood and even an old crush. What he didn’t expect was to have inadvertently gained possession of someone else’s luggage bag on […]

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Masaan — An International Movie That I Absolutely Love & Here’s Why…

July 5, 2017

Over the 4th of July holiday, I ended up watching an international movie titled Masaan. I’d run across it a couple of times as I scrolled through Netflix, however, decided that since I was in the mood for a great in depth cultural escape from my own, I decided to press play as I enjoy […]

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If You Think Your Relationships & Love Are Super Complex, Watch the Movie “Sand Storm”

June 21, 2017

I watched Sand Storm, and I loved watching it. For those who have Netflix, it’s on there right now, so look it up as it is a great foreign film that centers around the love and permitted love along with the emotions that surround it with all the complexities. Backdrop: Think Middle Eastern country as […]

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Free State of Jones Starring Matthew McConaughey – I Finally Watched & I Loved. Here’s Why…

June 20, 2017

Last week, I finally sat down, and when I say I sat down, I literally took the time out for myself to sit and not work or do something else outside of the walls of my home.  It was Saturday, and while in my living room, I decided to check out some movies, something different […]

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**SPOILER ALERT**After Watching KIDNAP Starring Halle Berry… It’s Good, But Girl… SMH

June 9, 2017

So, the other day, I ended up watching KIDNAP and can honestly say that it was exhilarating from the beginning all the way up to the end. With that being stated however, there are so many parts that made me cringe until I could throw the most pointed heel that I own at the screen […]

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The Number One Reason Why I’m Watching PROUD MARY. Her Name Is TARAJI P HENSON

January 12, 2017

  There isn’t much Taraji P Henson cannot do.  She’s a mother, black female that is doing her thing in Hollywood, making tracks from Lifetime movies and making shows like Empire succeed just with her name and talent to be quite honest while taking less pay for darn good acting in block buster movies like […]

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Why I Love Actress Regina King & Why SEVEN SECONDS Just Became My MUST WATCH

December 2, 2016

The television 227 was when I first met actress Regina King.  She played the role of Brenda, a teen who was very intelligent and infatuated with a guy named Calvin.  Everything about 227 was great.  Every character had his or her own way of life and thinking, making it very much like real life, and […]

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I Honestly Can’t Wait To GET OUT…

October 5, 2016

I shard the GET OUT movie trailer on my Facebook page after my husband shared it on his timeline, and I fell in love. No, I really did. The movie trailer is all that I’m about when it comes to entertainment and writing my own stories – something fresh, new, and possibly even freaky. Get […]

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Why Dreadlocks Bother You So Much & Why They Really Shouldn’t

September 22, 2016

So someone with straight hair will NEVER be rejected…ever. It still translates as racism to me. The court is wrong. I can see if the locs are rainbow in color etc…but locs can be pulled up, back and even bunned and just as beautiful as any other style. Again…the court is wrong. Laws…some just aren’t […]

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Author of HIDDEN FIGURES Margot Lee Shetterly and Underground’s Aldis Hodge Talk the Book, Movie & Writing Black Truth into the Narrative

September 8, 2016

I haven’t read Hidden Figures yet, but of course, I must. We all must. Author Margot Lee Shetterly has, as she states when she speaks in the interview below about it being our “responsibility to tell these stories and to bring them to the larger audience”, brought to life the story of three African American […]

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The Catch 22 Situation of Nate Parker’s Award-Winning Movie The Birth of A Nation

August 30, 2016
Nate Parker as Nat Turner in The Birth of a Nation

My article As Seen on The Huffington Post: It’s here.  It’s something that I’ve never known about the actor, producer and director Nate Parker prior to the movie, although in times past, I followed the celebrity scene and everything in it like a bear in search of honey.  If you have no idea what I […]

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When Someone KIDNAPS Your Child & Crap Gets REAL! Halle Berry Finally Found a Great Movie…Finally

August 25, 2016

Kidnap. I have a very, weird history of television and movies when it comes to the actor Halle Berry. Some movies, I believe, work for her, and then there are some that she basically destroys all on her own. I’m not stating this to be mean, but it shows in the many projects that carry […]

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WGN Underground’s Role of Harriet Tubman Is Chosen In Actress Aisha Hinds!

August 25, 2016

Raise your hand high if you got hooked on WGN’s Underground for the very first season?  I sure did, and now it looks like the second season of Underground which is due to hit in 2017 is going to be even fiercer than the first. Turns out the second season news for Underground is that […]

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When Power Comes From BOOKS to MOVIES: SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME, Starring Djimon Hounsou & Renee Zellweger

August 18, 2016

“We are all homeless.” Yes we are. Just watch the brand new trailer for the movie SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME, and then say you really aren’t going to watch this movie. I call your bluff. Starring Renee Zellweger and Djimon Hounsou, this is going to end up being one of my favorite movies […]

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When It Comes To SKILL, This FEMALE Has What It Takes In New FOX Series PITCH

August 18, 2016

What was once given the side eye winds up causing everyone to peel back their eyelids when a female takes to the field to pitch like no other. In the upcoming FOX series titled PITCH, starring Michael Beach and Kylie Bunbury, shows how a female took to the mound for the very first time in […]

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Must See Movie: Jealousy Rules In WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS! (Trailer #2)

August 15, 2016

I mentioned the movie WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS months ago, both here and on my social media Facebook page, because, YES, this is the movie I want to see!! Starring favorites like Morris Chestnut and Regina Hall, take a look at the SECOND movie trailer right here. September is almost here! Be ready to hit […]

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Must See Movie: HIDDEN FIGURES Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae (Trailer)

August 15, 2016

“We’re just on our way to work…at NASA.” On January 13th, there’s a new movie coming starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae, and this flick is titled HIDDEN FIGURES, an untold very true story. Why is this movie one of the movies on my MUST WATCH list? Glad you asked because if […]

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FIRST LOOK: Djimon Hounsou Joins the Cast of Wayward Pines Season 2

March 29, 2016

I didn’t know if Wayward Pines was actually coming back for a season 2, but here it is. Will I watch although only slightly disappointed with the way things went down in season 1? Yes. I still want to find out what is up with these off the wall, or should I say, over the […]

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If You Have Something “SECRET” To Say, It’s Best To Not Write It Down

March 17, 2016

I’ve run into this a lot lately.  That this is the infamous emails, text messages, or written jabs about someone or something that somehow get LEAKED.  You would think after once or twice people would think three times in the same second about writing rather secretive items down on paper or email, but…it doesn’t happen. […]

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Why UNDERGROUND’S Adina Porter’s Answer To CULTURAL APPROPRIATION Kills It

March 10, 2016

“But as a community, we can take something, and it can be nothing, and make it amazing and the rest of the world wants it. And it’s been happening that way for years.”— Adina Porter of Underground Plump Lips Bigger Butt Nice Braids Big Hair Awesome Music Born to Dance Top Notch Vocals Strong Minds […]

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What We Can All Learn From How Jada Pinkett Smith Responds To the DISS NETWORK

March 7, 2016

Since the day everyone in the world found out that absolutely no black person was on the “winning” side when it came to the Oscars, resulting in the hashtag #Oscarssowhite, there came this push to bring more diversity to the Academy. Comedian and actor Chris Rock just happened to had been chosen during all this […]

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