How To Marry A Millionaire (1953)

“Goodfellas” with Ray Liotta had too much violence and drama. Same thing to “The Irishman” with Robert De Niro. “Spencer” with Kristen Stewart was psychotic too much. “Easy Come, Easy Go” with Elvis Presley had too much beatniks and hippie weirdos. “Bus Stop” with Marilyn Monroe & Don Murray had too much sexual harassment. And “The Delta Force” had too much terrorism, lack of communication, delay of rescue, and too much suspense, no thanks to David Menahem & Robert Forester as absolute Lebanese dickheads. Not my cups of coffee. Thumbs down indeed. 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻 But this romantic comedy sure is. Thumbs up for this one. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

This was Oscar nominated for Best Costume Design, but lost due to “The Robe” with Richard Burton. Lauren Bacall, Marilyn Monroe, and Betty Grable will make the elderly seniors laugh. Movie lovers too. To those who admire these stars in the golden age of Hollywood. 

The cinematography, the costumes, and art direction turn out to be magnificent in this. Set in Manhattan, NYC, three female gold diggers wanted to marry rich male millionaires. So they can get rich beyond their wildest dreams. Like if they want to marry Jay Gatsby from “The Great Gatsby”. But it turns out that they’ll be issues later on.

It’s a male vs female showdown. Kind of like ‘Trading Spaces: Boys VS Girls’, but recommended for movie lovers and seniors who admire Hollywood stars from the golden age. Even if it’s your grandparents who love them. So for a success, 8 out of 10 stars. 

Red Heat (1988)

It’s F.U big time on “The Man From U.N.C.L.E” with Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer. Cause for what happened in this, from Moscow, Russia to Chicago, Illinois in USA, neither don’t have this ‘United Network Command for Law & Enforcement’. Film critic Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave this 3 out of 4 stars and wrote, “The film is punctuated by violence, a great deal of violence, although most of it is exaggerated comic-book style instead of being truly gruesome. Walking that fine line is a speciality of Hill”. He was impressed by director Walter Hill who did this. His film critic friend Gene Siskel of the Chicago Tribune wasn’t so sure. So he gave it a thumbs down while Roger Ebert gave it a thumbs up. And it really happened….right in their hometown as Ebert & Siskel were still alive. 

Arnold Schwarzenegger, star of both “Conan the Barbarian” movies is the Soviet cop. For he joined Jim Belushi, star of “K-9” as the Chicago police detective to track down a Soviet drug addict kingpin. Joining them are Peter Boyle, star of “Young Frankenstein” as a Chicago police commissioner, Laurence Fishburne as a Chicago police lieutenant, nine years after he was in “Apocalypse Now”, Kurt Fuller as a detective before Ivan Reitman hired him as Jack Hardemeyer in “Ghostbusters II”, and Ed O’Ross as the drug addict kingpin. A year ago, he was U.S. Marine Lt. Walter J. ‘Touchdown’ Schinoski in “Full Metal Jacket”. The first soldier to get K.I.A in the battle of Hué City, South Vietnam.

By working together, both Schwarzenegger & Belushi go after Soviet drug dealers and a bunch of hard pipe hitting African-American criminals first. They didn’t give the Soviet kingpin a death wish until the very end in a train yard. Throughout this case that they did, it’s like a game of chess. The Soviet druggies and African-American criminals are the pawns, rooks and castle towers, a man in disguised as a nurse is the bishop, Gina Gershon’s character is the queen, and Ed O’Ross’s character is the king. Both Belushi and Schwarzenegger went blasting through them in bloody messes. Shattering them. And didn’t stop until it was all checkmate to that Soviet drug lord. 

So for a success, ‘A-‘ is what I give. Jim Belushi is still funny like how he did in “K-9”, while Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks very well in Russian. After all, who gives a damn about CIA agent Napoleon Solo, KGB agent Illya Kuryakin and this ‘U.N.C.L.E’ place that they work at???

“The Black Guy Always Dies….”

In a campfire scene from “Canadian Bacon”, that film critics Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel didn’t liked, Bill Nunn’s character made a very good explanation that in some movies, African-American stars as characters would die a lot in movies.

Singles such as “Moby Dick”, “The Dirty Dozen”, “Unforgiven”, “Rocky IV”, “Alien”, “The Shining”, “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”, “Forrest Gump”, “Witness”, both “Night of the Living Dead” movies, “Alien 3”, “Planet of the Apes” from both 1968 & 2001, “Sahara” with Humphrey Bogart, “Interstellar”, “Enter the Dragon”, “Jurassic Park III”, “Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part II”, “Terminator 2: Judgement Day”, “Spartacus”, “Dr. No”, “Happy Gilmore”, “A Quiet Place Part II”, and “The Green Mile”.

The twofers that they mentioned beside “Jurassic Park” are “Platoon”, “Aliens”, “Alien Resurrection”, “Predator”, “Apocalypse Now”, “Stargate”, both “The Thing” movies, “Predators”, “The Hunger Games”, and “Robocop” from either 1987 or 2014.

Not to mention “Gremlins”, “Glory”, “Malcolm X”, “The Butler”, “Django Unchained”, “The Hateful Eight”, “Pulp Fiction”, “The Grey”, or any other movie title that feature African-American characters that get killed, but that there can be a sign of Hollywood racism. And that there, has to stop right now. No matter what. In real life today, before they can do more in their next upcoming motion pictures. Cause people today will find them not well entertaining, making them uncomfortable in their seats, as well as how they don’t like too much violence and course language.

Today, we care for these people no matter what. For sure, Black Lives Matter. And they’ve shown us, and the entire world on what they’re made of. Even when they can make comedy gold to make people laugh a lot. And want to be as famous as Sidney Poitier who avoided racism. Which was why here’s became one of Hollywood’s famous actors of all time.

Not to mention Will Smith slapping Chris Rock during the Oscars in early 2022, but we should care for them and help them. No bad jokes too. From us, or a few of them.

So racism in Hollywood such as this must stop right now. 🛑🛑🛑🛑 Black Lives Matter big time. No matter what the cost.

The Hindenburg (1975)

Oh, the humanity!

-Hebert Morrison, radio journalist of the Hindenburg disaster

There’s a reason why I never set foot on hot air balloons, or zeppelins or dirigibles. Cause they extremely fragile, flammable and can easily get destroyed. And you’ve heard about this historical event in disaster history. (In addition, they showed this in a Super Bowl ‘In Living Colour’ skit with Jim Carrey as Fire Marshall Bill). 

May 6th, 1937, 7:25 pm. Lakehurst, New Jersey. After almost a weeks trip across the Atlantic Ocean, Germany’s new airship, the Hindenburg was caught fire upon landing. The whole disaster was caught on camera both photographs and cinema. After the disaster, it took a very long time to clean up the mess and get rid of what was left of it. This was two years before the Second World War broke out in Europe. Only 62 people and a Dalmatian dog made it out alive. While America investigated on what happened, Chancellor Adolf Hitler didn’t said a word about this at all in the aftermath.

Some say it was a damaged tank or a leak that caused it. Others say it was a gremlin like these two that did it.

I can’t tell you what happened cause well, that would be telling now wouldn’t it? But I can tell you this. Nine years before Canadian director Ivan Reitman hired him, there was William Atherton. The same actor who was that EPA ‘dickless’ agent who released all the ghosts out of that container unit in “Ghostbusters”. The first one.  

During the voyage, from Frankfurt, Germany to New Jersey, while the passengers were careful on board, a Luftwaffe colonel was on security patrol as he investigated the whole thing. There was a tear at the stern of the airship, but was patched up while they were passing the Arctic Ocean. 

Not only there is William Atherton, but there’s George C. Scott, who previously was General’s Buck Turgidson in “Dr. Strangelove” in 1964, and George S. Patton in “Patton” in 1970. He was the Luftwaffe colonel on security patrol. Joining those two are Burgess Meredith, a year before he met Sylvester Stallone in “Rocky”, William Sylvester who worked for Stanley Kubrick previously as Dr. Heywood Floyd in “2001: A Space Odyssey”, Joe Turkel too from “Paths of Glory” before “The Shining” five years later, René Auberjonois way, way before he was the voice of a cat priest in “The Cat Returns” from Studio Ghibli, Alan Oppenheimer way, way before he was the voice of the scientist in the animated movie “9”, Greg Mullavey as radio journalist Herbert Morrison who witnessed the disaster, and eight years before “To Be Or Not To Be”, Mel Brook’s wife Anne Bancroft and Charles Durning. 

My dad and I watched this on TV channel Turner Classic Movies on May 7th, 2022. The 85th anniversary of this famous disaster. The host, Ben Manchiewicz gave us some interesting info before and after that. In fact, despite that Roger Ebert didn’t liked it, this was nominated for three Oscar awards. But lost the awards when “Jaws” and “Barry Lyndon” deserved them. Fortunately this won two special achievement awards at the Oscars for sound and visual effects. So I’m giving this 8 out of 10 stars. Superb. The only parts I didn’t liked were the tear at the rear end, how fragile the ship was, and how Germany was before the Second World War broke out. But there’s a highlight in it. In America, there was an old lady soothsayer who visioned that the disaster was gonna happen in New Jersey. When last sighted in this movie, she was interviewed by the FBI. 

To wrap this up, here’s a joke and it’s pretty interesting….

Q: What do you get when you cross a fictional anchorman and a famous zeppelin? 

A: Ron Hindenburgundy! 

Cause his last name, those words ‘burg’ nearly connect to those last words of that famous zeppelin. Although it would be terrifying if Will Ferrell as no longer an anchorman, but as creator and head honcho of his own zeppelin, the Hindenburgundy. Joining him would be Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Christina Applegate, Kristin Wiig, Harrison Ford, John C. Reilly, and Judah Nelson as his son Walter.

And the only way to get rid of them, blow them away sky high. Do like what these army guys did in the ending scene of “The Amazing Colossal Man”. 

In conclusion, not just Will Ferrell and his own zeppelin; if there’s more zeppelins and hot air balloons to be shot down, it outta be the Goodyear zeppelin, the big blue one from that kids tv show ‘Lazy Town’, a red kitty hot air balloon from “Maggie and the Ferocious Beast”, another big, fat, red hot air balloon too from that ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’, one more colourized from ‘Marvin the Tap Dancing Horse’, and last but not least, that stupid yellow magic school bus zeppelin from the cartoon tv show. Not just shoot it down with rifles and bazooka’s, but….

…a Green Hornet grenade launcher. Reminds you of the yellow one from “Apocalypse Now”, eh? This goes much faster than an arrow with an explosive warhead, as it roars like a real hornet. Once fired. Ready to makes its sting. One hit, boom! 💥💥💥💥 Even if you have to blow away Walter Hindenburgundy and his father’s dog, Baxter. How’s that for a new weapon for the Green Hornet and his sidekick Kato?

Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1992)

Both Japan and America made this animated film, with the help of Chris Columbus. It took 10 years to make this after some development hell. They’ve had some famous filmmakers involved in this such as Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, Chuck Jones, Osamu Dezaki, George Lucas, Brad Bird (before he turned to the dark side), and Chris Columbus. Out of most of these filmmakers, only Chris Columbus stayed to work on this.

Roger Ebert wasn’t so sure about this, but other critics sure did loved this. In fact, while I was in grade 2 or 3, the only anime we watched was this and an anime adaptation of “Puss In Boots”. I only saw the opening scene where the boy was chased by a train before waking up. Then we had to go to class after our indoor recess was over. To me honestly, he has a sensitive imagination that Bastian Bux from “The NeverEnding Story”.

From the works of Winsor McCay, this may remind you of Peter Pan. When you are whisked away to a far away place. And it ain’t never land. Where you battle pirates, avoid Indians, and siren like mermaids. Nemo, the little boy was living in a quiet neighbourhood outside of ‘the city that never sleeps’. And he just loves adventures. Although he dreams a lot while he sleeps. Not to mention fooling his parents on sleepwalking.

Nemo wanted to go to the circus, but his parents were busy as bees. Until at night, chosen by a professor and the king of Slumberland, he goes to the castle where he could be a part of the royal family. But like what happened to Diana Spencer, it can be a royal pain in the butt on manners, literature, dancing, and wearing clothes.

During his stay, a mischievous clown portrayed by the hilarious Mickey Rooney, goes through some fun but trouble for Nemo until they unlocked something that can never be opened. It had abducted the king and took him to a land where nightmares are real. Unlike the ones that teens had on elm street. So they went on a search and rescue mission. It had a good ending where he made it home in time, never made it back to slumberland, no nightmares, as how his parents took him to the circus in the end.

The only parts I didn’t liked where a few dubbing errors, but not too much in the English dub version as it didn’t go too much out of sync; how Nemo had a kiss with someone at the end, and of course, breaking promises. In fact, the whole morale of the story is not be breaking promises, but to fulfill them. For me basically, the promises for me to fulfill are helping out a Christmas gift exchange for my twin cousins at their new apartment, saving a copy of a haiku/tanka calendar for my auntie Barb at Christmastime, and participate in two garage sale events in my hometown next early summer. Just as long as my covid strict/pyromaniac mom and tv obsessed father don’t get in the way.

So for a success, 7.8 out of 10 stars is what I give. The highlights are Laura Mooney as Camille, and Mickey Rooney as that cigar smoking troublemaker clown. It also features the voice talents of Alan Oppenheimer as a shapeshifting goblin, Tress MacNeille along with René Auberjonois before they worked for Studio Ghibli, and Gabriel Damon who previously worked for Don Bluth on “The Land Before Time”. He was the voice of a longneck dinosaur in that sad story. On the other hand, Ebert and Siskel did liked it.

Jurassic World: Dominion (2022)

Previously on the Jurassic Park/Jurassic World movies, the whole world heard about two islands off the coast of Costa Rica. Isla Nublar & Isla Sorna. Cloned dinosaurs were created on those islands as there were serious incidents, costing many humans lives. During in which, the InGen company did two abomination dinosaurs created by Dr. Henry Wu. And never cared. Until in 2018, while Isla Sorna was abandoned, forgotten and doesn’t have dinosaurs on that island, the dinosaurs mostly on Isla Nublar were threatened by a volcano. Until a greedy businessman hired mercenaries to capture them, bring them to Northern California, and auction them so they can be used for weapons. Until when one of Dr. Henry Wu’s abominations broke out and killed world leaders, a little girl named Maisie Lockwood set them free. In which is a very bad idea. Many human lives are threatened by these extinct but resurrected species while some get eaten alive and injured. All over the world, as it’s no thanks to Maisie Lockwood. Now the hunt is on!!

Sam Neil, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Justice Smith, and Omar Sy reprise their roles as they go around the world in less than 127 hours to hopefully hunt and destroy these dinosaurs roaming the Earth. For one last adventure. BD Wong reprises his role too as Dr. Henry Wu while George C. Scott’s son, Campbell Scott portrays Dr. Lewis Dodgson. In “Jurassic Park”, portrayed by Cameron Thor, Dodgson wanted the dinosaur embryos. Which was why he hired a chubby employee to do a shutdown so his friend can escape. Unfortunately, after a boat left his friend behind, a Dilophosaurus attacked him and killed him while the embryos were lost forever. Now Dodgson in this instalment, wants those dinosaurs very badly as how Dr. Henry Wu does.

During the trip across the planet in less than 127 hours, more dinosaur species came shortly right after mercenaries captured a baby blue velociraptor. The big blue velociraptor from the first two movies laid an egg for the first time and hatched during wintertime. And not just that, Biosyn Genetics that was interested in them, was responsible for genetic waste that can make one inspect species become huge. Locusts! At the size of big rocks as they can terrify the kids. And like in “The Ten Commandments” & “Exodus: Gods & Kings”, swarms of them can eat away leaves, wheat fields and crops!

The final judgement took place at their location in Northern Italy, near the snowy mountains. I can’t tell you what happens in the end, but I can tell you two things.

1. Dr. Henry Wu turned himself in as he did no more dinosaur abominations. Instead, he was able to dealt with the locust problem after Dodgson had faced Dilophosaurus triplets.

2. Once you see the ending, it may remind you of that anime tv show “Dinosaur King” I once watched. And still, the T-Rex still remains king of the dinosaurs. Didn’t eat anybody btw.

So now that they’ve shown us the epic conclusion, it’s all over. No more dinosaur movies. Not even from this movie franchise. No more Jurassic Park/Jurassic World movies. Now that they’ve fulfilled Michael Critchton’s vision.

I had a nightmare about this once after watching one of the trailers online. I was like Ahab from “Moby Dick” as a rogue commander. Promising a British colonel to take them down once and for all. While 1,600 troops went into battle against them, the raptors, T-Rexes and other meat eating dinosaurs have already attacked them and eaten them alive. I was stabbing a T-Rex in the eye with a harpoon, until more came in a stampede. I, my two friends as lance corporals, along with two more fled into this tunnel inside a mountain. It was perilous. The dinosaurs began to cause tremors, shaking it as we almost died. We even feared that the raptors were behind us. Fortunately, we made it out at the other end. Covered in rocky dust, as I had the blood of the T-Rex on my hands. “What a Wonderful World” by Sharon Von Etton and Juggernaut Kid was playing until it ended. Just when we made it out at the other end of the tunnel in this nightmare, and I was about to wake up on a Friday morning. We were the last ones left alive while the rest became meat.

So for a success, 8/10 stars is what I give. Kids will be frightened once they see those giant locusts and other carnivorous dinosaurs. So like how film critics Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel reviewed “Jurassic Park”, it’s best that they not watch any of the movies in the franchise until they get much older.

In conclusion, I will never forgive Maisie Lockwood and Claire Dearing on too much dinosaurs. Once they are brought to justice, it’s best for them to pay the penalty.

(Court session begins, while the judge bangs her gavel)
Lady judge: Alright everyone! Enough! I am aware that a lot of people get the point, that this young lady who has been getting into a lot of cloned dinosaurs as how Claire Dearing, Dr. Zia Rodriguez and Dr. Henry Wu did. BUT. This is a serious crime, as we cannot coexist with cloned dinosaurs. Maisie Lockwood, do you have the proof of evidence?
Maisie Lockwood: Yes your honour.
(Everyone in the court room gasps at the photo she shows)
Female judge: The fact that she is actually a clone, as Charlotte Lockwood used her own DNA in a pregnancy without sex, is one of the reasons on why she is a whisperer to them. Especially when she had no remorse, and I quote, “I had to. They’re alive, like me”.
John Hannah as Jonathan, a witness: Bad idea girl.
Female judge: Which is why for these three females, it leaves me no choice but to give them the maximum penalty. For Dr. Zia Rodriguez, 15 years in the Oregon State Penitentiary. For Claire Dearing, 14 years in the San Quentin Penitentiary. And lastly, for 14 year old Maisie Lockwood. 20 years! In the Massachusetts Women’s Penitentiary!
Claire Dearing: Oh boy…
Old man in court: Serves you right. Can you something other than dinosaurs to save the planet?
Old man’s friend in court: He makes a good point you know.
Female judge: And furthermore! While I’m not gonna press any charges for Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler, Ian Malcolm, Grady, Franklin Webb, Kayla Watts and Barry Sembène, Dr. Henry Wu will be placed under house arrest….
Dr. Henry Wu: Damn it!
Female judge: …until all the giant locusts are completely terminated and extinct, the order will be lifted soon enough.
Jay Edgar: Your Honor? While we wrap this up, and they get taken away for good, Dr. Grant and Dr. Malcolm would like to say a few words.
Dr. Alan Grant: Personally, I-. Well I want to thank you all for helping us out. It is good to be back. And I do thank you Jay Edgar. You’d be great as head of the MTVPD and this new International Federation For Peace.
Dr. Ian Malcolm: Yeah. To be honest with you, I’d think that-
Female judge: If this is more about dinosaurs, I don’t want to hear another word about them ever again. They’d be better off extinct. And they are just f***ing mental.
(“Limelight” by Rush plays as Maisie Lockwood is taken away to the Massachusetts Women’s Penitentiary)

Epilogue: Two things never did happened again after that. They went to different prisons in their separate ways, as they saw each other again. And no one trusted dinosaurs ever again, while placed in prison camps, executed two by two.

Yosemite Sam: The first goddamn dinosaur that steps one step ahead, no matter if he/she is live action or animated, gets it’s head blasted off!
Hyp (quietly): Help.

The Floor Is Lava (season two on Netflix)

Don’t fall in! Cause the floor is lava!

-Rutledge Wood, game show host

This hit game tv show is back on Netflix, in a whole new season! In addition, the rooms just got hotter again. Time to turn up the heat, while Rutledge Wood reprised his role as the game show host.

In different rooms, during a volcano crisis like “Volcano” with Tommy Lee Jones, three teams of three players as usual, have to get across the room to the other end. WITHOUT falling into the lava. However, there are clues and puzzles to solve while getting across the room in this new season. During in which, each team has to each get some exit passes before they leave the room. BUT, there is an extra level.

To those that make it across alive, and beat a timing record, have to face a new level in order to win that lava lamp and the cash prize of $10,000. The volcano. While climbing up the volcano, it can be very slippery due to the gooey lava. And, they have to place three rocks on top. The first team to place all three rocks on top, wins the entire game. Losers, will have to slide down the volcano and take a swim into the lava.

While watching this, like what happened in season one, each team has strengths and weaknesses. Their strengths are working together to get across, communication, solving puzzles, and leaving no one behind. Weakness? The gooey lava to make them slip and fall in. Like walking on a banana peel or a bar of soap on the floor, or a soapy wet floor area to make you slip. Even while climbing up the volcano in level two. Although some players have had rough landings on their faces in the level one….

10/10 stars is what I give on this, like how I reviewed the first season. 5 or 10 episodes are in this second season. And I can tell you about that volcano in level two. It’s not like the one from that Tommy Lee Jones movie, or any live active volcano today. It’s more like Mt. Vesuvius that scorched Pompeii, Italy in 79 AD. Or Mt. Doom from ‘The Lord of the Rings’ series. If they did a celebrity edition of this hit game tv show on Netflix, like ‘Family Feud’ or ‘Wheel of Fortune’, that would make this a lot hotter. Until it becomes the hottest game show yet.

Kazuki Takahashi, the creator of Yu-Gi-Oh! (1961-2022)

I remember watching the original anime tv show on Canadian kids tv channel YTV when it was premiered; as then came the real trading card game after that. And it’s all thanks to him who started it all. He only did the manga books and trading card game. 

Kazuki Takahashi. Born on October 4th, 1961 in Tokyo, he was deeply inspired by many stories. As a child, he would often get sick than being at school, and spend most of his time watching Ultraman on tv and various anime series.

Years layer, he began his career as a manga artist in 1982. Working for the Shōnen Jump company. From late 1996 to early 2004, he became famous on both the manga series he did, and trading card game. In his story of “Yu-Gi-Oh”, it tells the tale of a timid high school boy named Yugi Mutuo who loves solving puzzles and playing games, but is often bullied around. But when he finds this puzzle necklace, all the way from Egypt, that was when he unlocked something that made him get older in a whole new way. It’s like “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”, but with more secrets to unlock behind the whole mystery while facing the shadow games. All that behind the card game and ancient Egypt. 

Since then, he must’ve came up with various ideas on creating those monsters, traps, spells and more in the trading card game. Some in which were seen in the anime tv show. Creating all those can be hard work, as you have to be very imaginative. He didn’t do the manga book spin-offs such as “Yu-Gi-Oh GX”. But after seven more including “Yu-Gi-Oh GX” were created into anime tv shows, and three movies (that he was mostly involved), he had to create more monsters, spells, traps and etc in the trading cards that were new, powerful and futuristic. 

After winning an award in 2015 at Comic Con, he stated in an interview saying that his favourites are Akira and Dragon Ball. And one of the Yu-Gi-Oh monster cards that he created, “Shiba-Warrior Tarō”, was the basis for his pet shiba inu Tarō. Personally drawn by him. Never married and had any children. 

On July 4th, 2022, while taking some time off from work, that was his fate came unexpectedly. In the aftermath of a snorkelling accident, he was 60 years old when he was found dead 980 ft (300 metres) off the coast of Nago, Okinawa. The local police found his body by the shoreline 2 days later as they pulled him out of the water. The result? Drowned after a shark only bit him.

So you could say, he drowned in the aftermath of a shark attack. The police thought it was by a reef shark, but there’s one issue. Reef sharks don’t have very sharp pointy teeth. Only the apex predators do such as great whites, hammerheads, tiger sharks, makos, bull sharks and etc. Shark attacks can be ultra rare off the coast of both Okinawa and Japan. They’re magnificent, yes. But we cannot deal with some who are angry, hungry and serious. Like the ones in the ‘USS Indianapolis’ incident. And of course, the ones you see in killer shark movies such as “Jaws”, “Deep Blue Sea”, and more. In Kazuki Takahashi’s case, when his body was pulled out, he didn’t lose an arm or a leg. Just a serious bite mark. They can hurt like hell before all that shark teeth can dig deeper. And tear you apart.

Overall, Kazuki Takahashi was like a Bastian Bux character from “The NeverEnding Story”, with such an imagination. Creating fantastic creatures, spells, traps and more that people can use in his trading card game. Unlike Pokémon or Digimon. But when he needed some time off, that’s when he took that snorkelling trip for a vacation. He didn’t wanted to be ‘All work and no play, make him a dull boy’. But with one instant, he didn’t expect the unexpected. No matter where you are in this world, out there in any ocean, it’s best not to get yourself hurt, go out in good weather, and watch out for both dangerous tides and those oceans predators. 

Otherwise, you’d wind up dead as how 37 year old Canadian filmmaker Rob Stewart. He was out in the ocean too much because of his involvement with sharks. And in the aftermath, drowned.

Hollywood will miss their legendary stars such as Ray Liotta, Joe Turkel, James Caan, Fred Ward, Nichelle Nichols and more. But when it comes to those who mostly love him, this trading card game series, and his original manga work too, they will miss him very much. Fans from all over the world. Born on the 4th of October of 1961 in his hometown, Tokyo. Drowned in the aftermath of a shark attack on the 4th of July of 2022. Near the isle of Okinawa.

The original English dub cast members won’t be happy when they hear about this. And that will mean no more blue eyes white dragons, no more dark magicians, no more dark magician girls, no more red archery girl mermaids, no more mystical elves, no more harpie ladies, or anymore Yu-Gi-Oh trading card monsters, traps, spells and etc. Depending on what the company will say, that makes them. 

Fans will miss him very much. May he R.I.P. in his home country than swimming out at sea near Okinawa. In conclusion, when he’s up there in heaven, I sure hope Kazuki Takahashi can say ‘Konnichiwa’ to Isao Takahata for me. Michiyo Yasuda too who was on the colours and artwork too. In the meantime, both Japan and Okinawa will have to go through some environmental changes. So that fishermen, snorkelers, scuba divers, and swimmers will never again get themselves killed in serious shark attacks. Even when they can put up signs and notices like so….

Fans will miss him very much. May he R.I.P. in his home country than swimming out at sea near Okinawa. In conclusion, when he’s up there in heaven, I sure hope Kazuki Takahashi can say ‘Konnichiwa’ to Isao Takahata for me. Michiyo Yasuda too who was on the colours and artwork too. In the meantime, both Japan and Okinawa will have to go through some environmental changes. So that fishermen, snorkelers, scuba divers, and swimmers will never again get themselves killed in serious shark attacks. Even when they can put up signs and notices like so….

水泳禁止。 危険なエリア。 ビーチは閉鎖されました。
Suiei kinshi. Kiken’na eria. Bīchi wa heisa sa remashita.

BNA: Brand New Animal (anime tv show on Netflix)

It’s F.U big time on both this ‘Zootopia’, created by the dark side of movies and tv shows, and Columbia Pictures with Sony Pictures Animation when they did that stupid spider monkey movie. Cause this one kicks their asses for sure.

American voice actress Cherami Leigh, star of “Kuromukuro”, “A Whisker Away”, “Boruto”, “Fairy Tail”, and all six “Digimon Adventure tri” movies, that I’m starting to like, stars in her new anime tv show which is this. In a world where humans and beasts must coexist. Like how Mamoru Hosoda did with his anime masterpiece, “The Boy and the Beast”. Although it does relate to “The Cat Returns” from Studio Ghibli, and ‘La Belle et la Bête’, that original 1940’s flick from France.

After a young teenage girl named Michiru was suddenly turned into a tanuki (raccoon dog) with amazing powers, she heads for a seaside city where beasts and humans must coexist. No matter if one stays the same, or if they can change from human to beast. Or from beast to human. Anima City is what they call it. Across a massive river, near a highway. Too far for our feet. We would have to take a ton of transportation to get there.

So she ran away from home, and found refuge by working with a wolf beast man like detective. Their mission: Uncover a plot before its subjects can cause havoc. And search for a cure to revert Michiru’s curse. During her stay in Anima City, she had met some friends and allies.

What’s remarkable is that the wolf detective is immortal. And whenever he unlocks his collar, he unleashes his ultimate powerful form. The silver wolf. Very large and ferocious. Just like the ones in “Princess Mononoke”.

There’s 12 episodes in this season, and are 23 minutes each. I admire for how Michiru’s uses her tanuki tail whenever she uses her powers. And the people in Anima City can make fun out of the dark side animated characters that I loathe on. Such as that stupid Winnie bear. Even if they can either throw a baseball hard to crack his skull, or take him out with real guns, instead of tranquilizers.

In conclusion, since Michiru loved being a tanuki (raccoon dog), she decided to stay in Anima City and be perfect for the what she is.

A tanuki beast of beauty. So a straight ‘A’ is what I give.

But wait! Speaking of fantastic beasts, along with animal like people and where to look for them, this came in! If there’s one species that has to be terminated, it’s this from 77 million years ago. Not dragons. Dinosaurs! Tune in on Saturday, August 6th for a 2022 movie review of “Jurassic World: Dominion”!! Sam Neil, Jeff Goldblum, and Laura Dern join Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Justice Smith, and Omar Sy as all dinosaurs from Isla Nublar have to be terminated!!

We’re No Angels (1989)

Robert De Niro and Sean Penn are like Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy, or Bud Abbott & Lou Costello when they’re heading for the border of Canada in this long lost comedy movie. Joining those two are John C. Reilly, Wallace Shawn, Demi Moore, and Hoyt Axton. All this was filmed in British Columbia as how “Rambo First Blood: Part I” happened.

Set on the U.S border towards Canada in the Depression era, two convicts escaped from prison as they ended up in a small town, mistaken for priests at a local church. Tensions get high for them when the warden, the police and a sheriff are after them.

I like for how they’ve set up the art direction and the setting, as well as those convicts were like those wet/sticky bandits from the first two ‘Home Alone’ movies. Hoping not to get caught. Demi Moore as a mom who owns a mute girl? Uh-uh. She was acting like a bitch until losing her child in a river.

Film critic Roger Ebert liked this, saying ‘Robert De Niro and Sean Penn have two of the best faces in the movies – screwed up, sideways faces with a lot of mischief in the eyes. We’re No Angels is a movie made for those faces, and one of the pleasures of watching the film is to see them looking sidelong at each other as they try to figure a way out of the complicated mess they’re in’. Which was why he awarded this 3 out of 4 stars, as he and his film critic friend Gene Siskel gave it two thumbs up. 

Which is why I’m giving this 7.7 out of 10 stars. Thumbs up indeed.

Out of most of the movies that I had reviewed, I do warn you. These, the kids will not like. Don’t let them watch these. They aren’t very great as this. The first are those two Oscar winning movies, “All That Jazz” & ”Kramer VS Kramer”. Sad stories indeed about a divorce couple, and Roy Scheider as a choreographer who wasted his life too much in both women and music. The second is “The Batman” with Robert Pattison. Only adult fans of DC Comics will get into this. For he is totally badass in a crime noir story than Christian Bale, George Clooney and Val Kilmer. Michael Keaton? Close enough. Ben Affleck? Still badass as how he is in the DC Extended Universe. The reasons why is because of Paul Dano as the Riddler, who is a complete psycho killer and is utterly terrifying. And it’s a complete reboot of the franchise in a odd way of storytelling. The only highlights are the new Batman, Catwoman too, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Colin Farrell as the Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin. Especially by the looks of his new face, and how he got his butt kicked in that car chase scene.

And the third is a real no-no. Neither seniors, adults, young adults, and fans will ever get into this, and like this at all. For the first time on TV channel Turner Classic Movies, they showed this horror movie from the summer of 1985. Film critics Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel gave this two thumbs down indeed because of its blood, gory stuff, overacting and a nutsy cuckoo scientist. Communicating with a chained madman who’s infected, and couldn’t speak like Frankenstein’s monster. I have totally agreed with Ebert and Siskel. Thumbs down indeed on this one. When they last showed this, it was the episode premiere of season three of “Stranger Things” on Netflix when those kids went to go see it in theatres. And that is….

….George A. Romero’s “DAY OF THE DEAD”!!

Sagwa & Dongwa: Blech! Gross!
Lik-Lik: Tell me about it! We don’t want to become dinner at their place!