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Back in December 2015 I made a list of 5 Underrated Anime and I thought it was about time I got to making another. Since then I’ve seen way more shows and of them, here are a few more that could do with a little more love.
Only shows I’ve watched to conclusion are counted, just like last time. If I missed a good show to recommend, I probably just haven’t seen it or didn’t include it this time around. Feel free to recommend any interesting shows of your own in the comments and let me know what you think of the shows on this list as well! Continue reading
This film is horrible! I don’t know why I subjected myself to this piece of filth on my laptop, but something had to be written about it! I don’t think there is any other film that could take home the “Turd Prize” that ‘XOXO’ has taken. I also have to admit that this film is worse than last year’s ‘Fant4Stic’, and it is worse than all the other terrible movies that has come out this year, and may be worse than films that could come after it. There is no way that I can recommend this movie without it subjecting you to seek a therapist to rid yourself of the nightmare that ‘XOXO’ has brought upon the raving community.
What happens when two men get into trouble? The answer is revealed in Ricky Gervais’ new comedy ‘Special Correspondents’. The premise involving a lie that completely gets out of hand has been done in a comedy before; but rarely done like this. Instead, the film delves into satire dealing with political events and even a little jab at pop culture for a brief moment. I have a feeling that Rotten Tomatoes and I are on a bit of a disagreement with films like ‘Vacation’, ‘Suicide Squad’, and ‘Ratchet & Clank; ‘Special Correspondents’ is one of those films, and it is much clever than it seems to be.
‘The Little Prince’ had promise to be a great animated film. The first trailer I’ve seen of this film made it seem to be a sweet, heartwarming drama about the friendship between an old man (Voiced by Jeff Bridges) and a little girl (Voiced by Mackenzie Foy) as they experience the story of ‘The Little Prince’. (titled “Le Petit Prince” in France, where the story first originated) I expected emotion, heart, and tears to stream down my face by the time the film ended; what I got was a plot element that needed to be worked on more. As a movie however, ‘The Little Prince’ seems to do well with what it’s presenting. It is a take on what it is like to lose childhood innocence as you grow older and face the dark cruel world of reality, and a tendency to leave your memories of childhood behind you.
There’s More to School-Live! Than Just Slice of Life
Not too long ago I got around to watching School-Live! and I’ve got to say, even knowing it wasn’t your run of the mill slice of life show, it still managed to spring more surprises on me than I could have ever expected. Originally airing in 2015, Gakkougurashi!, or School-Live! in English, is a treat for long-time anime watchers and newcomers alike. Continue reading
I can’t believe I sat through this film. ‘Bad Moms’ is an overcharged, hyperactive comedy that brings on the jokes, but doesn’t deliver in writing and plot. The writers of this film could not even figure out which plot elements work and try a bit too hard for cheap laughs consisting of dick and sex jokes and the occasional mommy humor it likes to boast. The cinematography and directing style do not work here, for they mostly consist of slow-motion shots and wild zoom-in shots just to make for some humor that doesn’t really hit. I do appreciate ‘Bad Moms’ for the effort it’s putting with its jokes (Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell, and Annie Mumolo get the most reactions here); but for a movie this horribly set-up and characters written this stupidly, I can’t even recommend paying the money to see it. I would say it’s worth seeing if you’re finding something to watch on DirecTV in the On-Demand section with your drunk buddies for a fun night. I guarantee you will get more laughs on a quick buzz than trying to sit through this in an auditorium.
I believe what makes ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ worth watching is not only for its amazing stop-motion, but also for the animators’ ability to bring a large world- such as the one scene in this movie -to life. If you look at the mountains and the seas that are shown during this amazing, yet terrifying and thrilling adventure that young one-eyed Kubo (Voice of Art Parkinson) takes along with his companions: The fierce Monkey (Voice of Charlize Theron) and the idiotic, yet in some ways brilliant, master of archery Beetle (Voice of Matthew McConaughey in his animated debut), you can feel the style and effort these animators have put forth in order to make this movie an animated masterpiece.