Maximum Overdrive (1986)

When you look at the night sky, what’s magnificent than meteorites and asteroids, are comets. As they can last in the sky for only a week, until it’s all gone. They’re very rare as you wouldn’t see it in a millennium. Same thing to shooting stars, as people would make wishes like this young lady. But what if a comet by chance had some sort of unknown power? As it had spread its power all over Earth? Which is why in this 1986 comedy horror movie, this occurs to be based on his book “Trucks”, and directed by the author who did “The Green Mile”, “The Shining”, “Misery”, “Stand By Me”, “The Shawshank Redemption”, “Firestarter”, “Christine”, “Cujo”, “Cat’s Eye”, “Carrie”, “The Dead Zone”, and “Silver Bullet” himself.

Stephen King. This was him when he made the movie.

And this was him in his mid 70’s, when he was interviewed with Whoopi Goldberg in mid 2021 on TV. Which I don’t think he’s a bad man. He just needs to tell us on what goes on in his stories. As long as they aren’t too much psychological or whatever. After he did this movie, he never did any filmmaking at all. But this is not bad really.

Music by AC/DC, Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, and Stephen King who made a cameo appearance in the opening scene are the only stars I know of in this. On June 19th, 1987, at 9:37 am EST, the Earth was in the tail of a comet as they would remain like that for 8 days, 5 hours, 29 minutes, & 23 seconds. During in which, all machines and appliances turn against many people on Earth. ATM’s at banks calling people ‘a-holes’ as they would say ‘F*** YOU’, drawbridges opening by themselves with no boat coming their way as people would still be on it, arcade machines going glitchy, vending machines shooting canned soda’s at people in their crotches, trucks, bulldozers, & planes chasing people and more.

The major ones turning against the people of Earth, are trucks. And I don’t mean those railroad freight cars that the people in the UK call them like for what happened to this poor fella.

Strangers by facing this, we’re trapped a truck stopover near the highway. They had to plan a way to communicate with them, why they are doing this, and how they can escape without being detected. It turns out that the comet, was a part of an alien invasion. It may relate to “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” as well as “Dawn of the Dead”. But I enjoyed it very much.

So for a success, an ‘A-‘ is what I give. And I would recommend to watch this in October when it’s Halloween. If I were to destroy something, before it can go haywire, I’d burn that red trolley car that belong to Mister Fred Rogers in his tv show. Chris Farley style like how he did in that hilarious desk car scene in “Tommy Boy”. The ‘Holy Schnike’ edition.

Now the question is not, “How does he do it?”. When Stephen King writes his novels, and then be made into motion pictures. But, “What will his reaction be if somebody were to do a parody spoof movie, based on his work?”. Like Mel Brooks who did “Spaceballs”, “Robin Hood: Men in Tights”, and “Dracula: Dead & Loving It”.

For as far as I’m concerned, you’ll NEVER EVER want to read any of those “Goosebumps” books written by R.L. Stine again, or watch those two spiteful movies based on his work. Not even those two idiotic live action tv shows. Cause they were the worst. Especially on kids tv channels Fox Kids & YTV, late at nights before bed. Like Ebert and Siskel who never reviewed this, it’s all thumbs down on “Goosebumps”. But this here, a thumbs up indeed.

Elisabeth Moss on this ‘Invisible Man’ business

When I heard about the 2020 remake of “The Invisible Man”, I was curious at first, until I found out the truth as I vowed myself to never to watch that ever and do a review too. Cause for what happened, didn’t follow the story that we know by H.G. Wells. In that movie, after a woman dumped his boyfriend, what she didn’t know was that her boyfriend was a scientist as he created a suit to make him invisible. Which was why he was stalking her, and did those violent scenes until the truth was revealed. She became a madman after taking another suit and took off. That DID NOT follow the story that we know.

In the story by H.G. Wells, as well as there was the original movie with Claude Rains in 1933, a scientist named Dr. Griffin created a formula to make things transparent. After experimenting on animals to become transparent and back again, he experimented on himself until he realizes that there was no reagent to make him visible again. He wore gloves, a fake nose, some bandages to cover his head, goggles or glasses too, as well as clothes to cover his invisibility. He became a madman and did some terrorization in a small village for weeks until he was shot by the police. As he dies, his body became visible again.

They did the same thing in “Hollow Man” in 2000 only different. Kevin Bacon as a scientist in an underground laboratory, volunteered to be the first human to become invisible. After that painful transparent operation, he tried to become visible again after a week, but was no use. He slowly became a madman as he killed every scientist and experimented animal, one by one before he destroyed the laboratory. Himself too when two survivors made it out alive.

Instead of lousy technology transparent suits, that wouldn’t make you become a madman. Cause suits like that are dangerous.

With the invisibility agent, (such as one of these two), that would make you become totally transparent like for what happened in the story, as it happened to Claude Rains or Kevin Bacon, that would make you become an invisible madman. Especially when the agent does it’s work by going through your veins. Your circulatory system. The stuff will stop working if you were shot dead.

So there is that. But wait a tic. There’s something else on Elizabeth Moss on this invisible business.

This was her, in that 2020 remake.

And this was her, as the voice of Kimmy Ventrix. “Batman: The Animated Series”, episode 17 or 56, aired on February 24th, 1993. ‘See No Evil’ is the title. Her father, Lloyd Ventrix was a ex-con until he was released, and worked at a corporation in Gotham City as an errand boy. During his job, that was when he stole some plastic invisibility stuff and created a suit to make him invisible. He wanted to be closer to his daughter before she and his wife would move away.

He stole jewellery, gems, diamonds, as well as wrist watches. By the time he got to be with his daughter while his wife wasn’t around, he pretended to be his imaginary friend and gave her gifts from the jewellery shops he robbed. Every night before he does his business.

During his invisibility process, the plastic on his suit became toxic to him as he was becoming dangerous. That was when Batman came and investigated the whole thing. Elisabeth Moss as Kimberly was kidnapped by her father until he went on a wild goose chase after him.

For what happened in that 2020 remake movie, was exactly ripping off that “Batman: The Animated Series” tv episode. Never wear a transparent suit that’s toxic. But a formula agent will make you a invisible madman once it goes through your veins. Just as how Claude Rains and Kevin Bacon went through.

Johnny Depp tried to do it, but he never did before the movie was created. He would’ve been great as the original invisible man, Dr. Griffin after all. Even if Benedict Cumberbatch was with him, who is after him as the invisible madman that takes place in West Sussex, England.

So in conclusion, never wear transparent suits. Do not want to hear anymore of that stuff. Only the formula to make you invisible will do. And then make you be a madman. In addition, one last thing about Elisabeth Moss.

Love her animated character Kimberly in that Batman tv episode. Especially that nightgown dress she wears at bedtime.

Vampire Wars (1991 anime)

I’ve kept an open mind on reviewing horror movies that are good to watch for Halloween. Like what my dad always tells me. (Before he started calling me a 12 year old, after a blew a gasket like Clint Eastwood from “The Mule” on Saturday, October 9th, 2021 at lunch hour. For what happened on that day, I will not forgive him).

I wouldn’t recommend “From Dusk Til Dawn”, cause that was all f***ed up, no thanks to Robert Rodriguez, and Dimension Films.

Slasher horror movies like “Candyman” or “Child’s Play” or “Friday the 13th”? Uh-uh. No way José!! The only one that was interesting was “Shocker” thanks to Wes Craven. A real shocker on shock street.

However, this one indeed is a thumbs up. From Manga Entertainment and Toei Animation; this 50 minute anime movie was released on January 25th, 1991. Its great to watch this at nighttime like if you’re watching “Vampire Knight” & “Vampire Knight: Guilty” as one whole adventure. “Karin: Chibi Vampire” too. BEFORE HALLOWEEN.

When vampire terrorists were running loose, lead by a vicious vampire prince, a former KGB agent was hired by the government of France to hunt them down before they can cause anymore mayhem as well as more bloodbaths. Luckily for him, he was able to rescue an actress as throughout the journey, he protected her all along. He started to love her by the end of this.

Armed with a Colt .45 handgun, a Russian PPS sub machine gun, with 100 rounds of ammunition each, and a pineapple grenade, he did all the killing while the vampires did the massacres.

So for a success, 8.4 out of 10 stars is what I give.

Tune in next time on ‘osmovies’ for three more horror movie reviews. The directional debut of anime director Satoshi Kon, author Stephen King based on his work in a live action comedy horror, and a 2021 live action sequel to “A Quiet Place” directed by actor John Krasinski. He did the sequel on that, as well as his debut in 2018.

Another Top 10 Deadliest Aliens in film history

Since I did my ‘Top 10 Deadly Aliens in film history’ blog post review, I have looked at more deadly aliens that have ever made cinema history. Despite the worst ones that I reviewed on my ‘Top 10 Worst Aliens in Movies’, these ones are new, deadly and different, no matter how small or big they are. Especially when they are in disguises as humans. Not to mention buggy ones like that tempered six legged cockroach freak from “Men In Black”. Or those freaky ones from “They Live” from director John Carpenter. Those are real no-no’s.

10. The White Spikes (The Tomorrow War). Born in an egg chamber inside an alien spacecraft, they expanded after they crashed landed, and hatched one by one. With two long tentacles like a squid, sharp teeth, and can run or swim fast on four legs and two arms, these aggressive albino white carnivores can shoot spikes from their tentacles. Oh, and they can have the ability to fly. Like a plague, no matter how many, they can wash away all humans that are against them. However, like a hive, they are in command by a deadly queen.

9. The Pod People (Invasion of the Body Snatchers). Stay awake, or else! For this deadly extraterrestrial species, we’re looking at the ones from 1956. Not the ones from the 1975 remake. Since there was nothing left of their home-world, they flew off in the solar wind as spores in order to discover and consume the resources of other planets, including Earth. With the end goal of causing the extinction of the human race, they spawn emotionless replicas of their prey, which horrifically involves dissolving their victims into dust.

8. Ursa’s (After Earth). Abomination aliens that are born blind, but can get you by smelling your fear. With spitting black acid, razor claws, big teeth, and the ability to swim and climb, these six legged freaks, that are three times the size of a grizzly bear, can rip any angry baboon on Earth in half, eat it’s guts, and ask for seconds. Even after they hatch from those massive rocky coral like eggs. If you have the ability to do this ‘ghosting’ technique, with no fear, then you would be invisible to them. Jaden Smith learned to do that like his dad, Will.

7. Aquoids (Battle Los Angeles). Never let this butt ugly caste-based species steal away your water supply. These robotic like war machines that came from a chaotic, possibly war-torn planet, are highly developed, taller and thinner than humans, as they care nothing but cause total annihilation in Los Angeles, USA and steal away your resources including your water. No matter how many there are, what weaponry they have, as they would end all life on Earth, and bring the human race to extinction. Creepy, aren’t they?

6. Moon Bulls (First Men in the Moon). Despite those dastardly alien bugs that are born underneath the moon, in this adaption based on the novel by H.G. Wells, these ginormous caterpillars are like baby Mothra. Made by special effects expert Ray Harryhausen, these big boys do not like humans as how the alien bugs do. And no, they didn’t have a chance turn into butterflies or moths. They do roar louder than man eating lions, but can eat three or four cows in seconds. Their only weakness: electric shocks.

5. Genus Dragon (Evolution). Since that meteorite crash landed on Earth in the Arizona desert, it contained a ton of alien DNA. And created any type of vicious alien species within days including this massive winged reptilian one. Born immediately from an embryo after an elderly one barfs it out and dies, this will smell anyone and then get you. Especially if you’re shoplifting at a local shopping mall. And no, it doesn’t breathe fire like what regular dragons did. So get out your Ithaca 37 stakeout shotguns ready for this one.

4. The Martians (Mars Attacks!). In ‘The War of the Worlds’, while invading Earth, Martians began to couldn’t resist the bacteria in our atmosphere. So at the climax, while they inhaled so much, the bacteria killed them one by one. These guys however, thanks to Tim Burton are hilarious, deadly, and fully prepared. Especially for what they can do next. Armed with death rays, gadgets, flying saucers, shrink rays and a 50 ft robot, you’ll be zapped to the bone all the way. Or else have you abducted and decapitated.

3. Starro Face-huggers (The Suicide Squad). Created by Starro the Conqueror who came from deep space, they will kill you first, and then you’ll be brainwashed you under his power. These alien starfish parasites are like face-huggers from the ‘Alien’ franchise, only different. Instead of laying an embryo down your throat, once attached, they remain alive and will not come off a victim’s face at all. So it’s best to wear a mask that covers your entire face, and aim for the eyeball on each starfish parasite on a brainwashed victim.

2. Regents (Battleship). Watch out for these bad boys! These tall mammalian humanoids who lives beneath the surface of their planet like moles, are highly advanced with their deadly technology. Since they dislike sunlight a lot, they wear these armoured suits to protect themselves while invading Earth. Almost invulnerable, they will tear you apart. Even when they shook spiky charges and flaming missiles that makes your battleship sink. So if you’re up for game against them, just give them a cannon and say “Mahalo mother-f***er!!”.

1. Super Sonic Hearing Behemoths (A Quiet Place). Taking the number 1# spot on the list, do not make a sound. Remember, if they hear you, they hunt you. From the inspiration behind American actor/director John Krasinski, these blind aliens are fully armoured, fireproof, invulnerable to firearms, with sharp teeth, razor claws, and have super sonic hearing. They came from a far away alien home-world in deep space, where there is no light, and no humans. When their planet was destroyed, all of them survived by taking refuge on meteorites. By arriving on Earth after crash landing, like a flood, they washed away every human that are against them. They can rip a human to guts, and ask for seconds. Their weakness: loud eerie noises from hearing aids as it makes their brains and muscles twitch, and they cannot swim in water. Not even ocean water.

Do you agree with my picks? Anymore deadliest aliens in movies that make you want to have an underwear change?

Or just freak you out like these cartoon characters….

….who ran into this one….

….as he reveals his true nature?

{These two cats turn pale white}
Mr. Blik (voiced by Wayne Knight): IT’S THE MONSTER!!
{These three kids scream and panic, as they run off. The two cats follow them}
Mr. Blik (voiced by Wayne Knight): He’s coming after us!! Run!!
“Run for the hills folks! Or you’ll be up to your armpits in Martians!”

-Bugs Bunny, ‘Hare Way To The Stars’

Top 8 Execution Scenes in Movies

Since there have been criminals, who have been guilty over what they did wrong, they would have to pay the price, by facing their executions. In this list, these are the top 8 execution scenes in movies that ever made cinema history. Not very much, but these here are very good ones. So IYF WatchMojo!!

8. Private Arthur James Gardener (The Dirty Dozen). Kicking off the start on the list, we look at a American war criminal that during the Second World War, he was angry and guilty of murder. In the opening scene, Arthur James Gardener was sentenced to be dropped and hung by the neck, until death. Prior to his execution, he felt terrified over what he had done wrong, as he didn’t mean it. Unfortunately he had to face his punishment, when he made the big drop.

7. Horace Pinker (Shocker). In this Wes Craven slasher horror film, mass murderer and serial killer Horace Pinker, after having himself captured by the police for good, was immediately sentenced to death row to face the electric chair. What they didn’t realize was that he made a deal with the devil to make him become electricity himself. So in his execution, after a ton on electricity went through him, that caused so many sparks, his body disintegrated for good.

6. Matthew Poncelet (Dead Man Walking). After killing a teenage couple six years ago, arrogant, sexist and racist Matthew Poncelet was sentenced to death row to face the new way of executions: lethal injection. By having a catholic, Helen PreJean by his side, he needed help with his final appeal on forgiveness, and peace. And after establishing a relationship with her, he really felt guilty and emotional on what he did wrong as he faced his moment.

5. Arlen Bitterbuck (The Green Mile). An Indian-American convict, who was the first to be executed on death row at the Cold Mountain Penitentiary. Guilty of killing a man in an extremely violent bar fight, over a pair of boots, he had to face the electric chair. He was scared when the real deal came, but tries to stay brave when he walked on the ‘green mile’. Therefore he did. And when he paid the price, it was the perfect scene. The other two later on, was too heartbreaking.

4. Col. Claus Von Stauffenberg (Valkyrie). After losing his left eye, his right hand, & two fingers in his left during the Second World War, this German colonel had enough mayhem. So by joining a resistance to assassinate Adolf Hitler, he was in charge of the July 20th, 1944 plot. Unfortunately, when they found out that Adolf Hitler was still alive, he and the rest had to pay the price. Death by firing squad. He never blinked after that. He sacrificed everything for freedom & honour.

3. Private Pierre Arnaud, Corporal Philippe Paris, & Private Maurice Ferol (Paths of Glory). In the early works of filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, we look at three French soldiers, during the First World War, they acted like cowards when they failed to take in the ‘The Ant-Hill’ in a suicide mission. For their punishment, death by firing squad. They felt really emotional when it came their execution scene, while one of them was nearly knocked out cold. They had to pay the price.

2. General Hasegawa (The Last Samurai). A soldier for the Japanese Imperial Army, in the final years of the age of the samurai. He knew Katsumodo very well. In the aftermath of a foggy battle, instead of being taken away as his prisoner, like Nathan Algren, he asked Katsumodo to end his life. So by performing seppuku, he stabbed himself, but didn’t sliced his stomach open. He fought with honour, and made Katsumodo to ‘quit while he was a-head’ of himself.

1. Richard Eugene Hickok & Perry Edward Smith (In Cold Blood). Taking the number 1# spot on the list, is a twofer. Based on for what happened in history, as how Truman Capote did his novel, two ex-convicts thought there was a fortune at the McClutter farm. But there wasn’t. So by going berserk, Perry Edward Smith and Richard Eugene Hickok murdered the family with a shotgun, as well as stabbing them. And in the aftermath of what they did wrong, both were sentenced to death row. For they would be dropped and hung by the neck until death. The last scene, while their hearts were beating, was really worth it until their hearts slowly have stopped after their necks broke, by the noose.

Do you agree with my picks? Which are your favourite execution scenes in movies?

The Tomorrow War (2021)

Time travel has not yet been invented. But thirty years from now, it will have been.

-Joseph Gordon Levitt as young Joe in the opening scene of “Looper”, 2012.

Like how I reviewed on time travel movies like “Tenet”, I wrote this: ‘It’s F*** YOU BIG TIME on that stupid “Power Rangers: Time Force” tv show from Saban Entertainment and the dark side when it comes to time bending’. Not to people in public, but to the companies that made that tv show. The rest too on new adventures. In this one, this totally kicks their large asses and testicles. Had a nightmare of this once before I would get ready to watch it.

Set in 2051 AD, mankind was faced with a massive alien invasion. All life on Earth have been nearly wiped out. The extraterrestrials called ‘White Spikes’ are like the ones in “Edge of Tomorrow” only different. Albino white, with long tentacles, the ability to fly, and teeth that are sharp as swords. In addition, they come together in a flood, as they wash away all that are against them. Galactic soldiers by building supercomputers have ‘Jumplink’. For they would send soldiers back in time, 30 years in the past. Their mission, to recruit more soldiers from our past, and bring them to fight in the future. During the FIFA World Cup in December of 2022, that was when they arrived. They warned them about what was going on in the future. Many people have joined in while the rest back on Earth began protesting against the government. While fighting, they each have a device that takes them to the future, and back again. Many have died, while the rest came home in one piece, as how a few members who have survived have lost limbs or arms, and being shell shocked. Anything like this were to ever happen again, soldiers who have volunteered to fight would be erased from existence. 

A former Green Beret, and his Vietnam War veteran father were with them, as they actually saved the world together. Only that former Green Beret time travelled from 2022 to 2051. And then he was brought back to his own time to find out about the source of the aliens, and give them the toxin so they can rot to the bone. 

Roger Ebert’s film critic friend Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times gave this movie, 2 out of 4 stars and wrote, “The Tomorrow War is an earnest effort to bring something new to the time-travel action genre, but this movie is a 2021 vehicle made of parts from the 2010s, the 1990s and 1980s”. However I give it a thumbs up indeed. 

So for a success, 10/10 stars is what I give. A straight ‘A’. In conclusion, cast members, Chris McKay, fans and Richard Roeper? Guess who else have imagined on what 2051 AD would look like? Canadian actor/comedians Rick Moranis & Dave Thomas. Cause they did this fictional movie in “Strange Brew” called ‘The Mutants of 2051 AD’. It got damaged before it can go any further. 

So if you were ever in an adventure to fight for your future in 2051 AD, would you face deadly albino extraterrestrials or fleshy headed mutants? 

Frankie and Johnny (1966)

After reviewing “Fight Club”, “Master & Commander: Far Side of the World”, “12 Monkeys”, “The Little Things”, “Water-world”, “Noah”, “Firestarter”, “Be Kind Rewind” & “Bull Durham”, those were thumbs down indeed.

“Dog Day Afternoon” was too long for a heist movie, as Al Pacino couldn’t know what do. Same thing to “Airheads” with Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi, Adam Sandler, Chris Farley, Ernie Hudson, and Mike Judge who did ‘Beavis & Butthead’ as a cameo.

“The Suicide Squad” directed by James Gunn was intense, but had a lot of course language, violence, and too much CGI as well as special effects. Not recommended for kids.

But this one was a thumbs up indeed. My grandma Gayle really enjoyed this, from my dad’s side. In fact, this should’ve won the Academy Awards for Best Costume Design, Best Hairstyling & Makeup, and Best Art Direction. To those that are fans of rock and roll legend Elvis Presley, this is what I’m talking about. This definitely beats Hilary Duff in “A Cinderella Story” and Lindsay Lohan in “Just My Luck”.

This may have a few elements from “Just My Luck” when it comes on good luck/bad luck, but I’d say, stay on the good luck side. Even when you’re gambling. And like that Cinderella story, Elvis just wanted the right girl.

Joining Elvis Presley are Donna Douglas, Nancy Kovack, Anthony Eisley, Robert Strauss and Harry Morgan before he was in “M*A*S*H”.

Set on the Mississippi River on an old fashioned riverboat, the riverboat that they were in was also a casino. And Elvis’s character, has always been lucky. Especially when he is winning cash in gambling. While he was at a stopover, he met a gypsy as he would meet a red haired lady. In addition, it did came true, as the rest of the showgirls became jealous. So there was a love triangle that became a big pickle since William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. And Mark Twain’s “The Prince and the Pauper” when there were a tiny few elements.

They travelled all the way to New Orleans in time for Mardi Gras. And two of Elvis’s buddies in this are hilarious. No chick fights, but the way those girls are dressed up and singing, one or two of them is a ‘Miss Kitty’ since “An American Tail: Fievel Goes West”. Later on, they just became jealous of each other, as only one can choose Elvis at the end.

It’s IYF on Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge and Lindsay Lohan from those two movies I have mentioned. This musical takes the kick.

So for a success, a straight ‘A’ is a what I give on this. Almost 10/10 stars. So this one is a 9.9 out of 10.

In conclusion, since I didn’t liked “Bull Durham” with Kevin Costner, I do wish to ask my dad to sell that DVD copy of that on Kijiji, if that’s okay with him. Or do a swap/trade for a different Kevin Costner movie on DVD.

The American President (1995)

Nominated for five Golden Globe Awards, and one Oscar award for Best Original Score, film critics Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel gave this a thumbs up indeed. And it’s all thanks to the director who did “Stand By Me”, “The Princess Bride”, “LBJ” and “The Bucket List”, Rob Reiner.

Michael Douglas, Michael J. Fox, Martin Sheen, and Richard Dreyfuss, are the only stars I know of in this. During re-election and a situation to deal with while at war with the Libyans in the Middle East, the U.S. President ever since he lost his wife, was having a relationship with a reporter as all of America began to know about it. Even in Washington, DC.

I may have seen for how Prince Charles who was in a relationship with Diana Spencer before marriage in the UK, and adding her to the royal family, but this is something like that.

So for an okay success, 8.5/10 stars is what I give. ADULTS ONLY.

As of 2021, I do feel sorry for Michael J. Fox for how he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. But he’s still a great actor. Same thing to Richard Dreyfuss. When last seen, he was in “Poseidon” and the voice of a talking snowman in that direct to video CGI animated Christmas flick, “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys”.

What about Martin Sheen? I was glad he got a second chance to be popular again. And you should’ve seen him as an elder FBI director J. Edgar Hoover in “Judas and the Black Messiah”.

For Rob Reiner and Aaron Sorkin who made this film, two things. One, Aaron Sorkin who had been a writer for movies for a while did a terrific job when he got into directing movies later on like “The Trial of the Chicago 7”. And two, for Rob Reiner, he does have his father’s spirit as a filmmaker. Although I was surprised that he was almost 100 years old when Carl Reiner passed away. I found out about that after reviewing “Oh, God!”

Last but not least, the son of Kirk Douglas himself. Despite for how he worked for the dark side as one of those Marvel super freaks, he was superb in “The Kominsky Method”.

Colleen O’Shaugnessey turns 50 years old today!!

She had been the first American voice actress I had ever got to know her on. Cause when I saw her as Sora and Yoshino from those “Digimon: Digital Monsters” tv shows and movies, she had been amazing as those two characters.

She’s also the voice of Miles ‘Tails’ Prower from the Sonic series including the movies, Ino Yamanaka from the ‘Naruto/Boruto’ series including the movies, Karen from “Ponyo”, Seiren from “Vampire Knight”, Mimi Tasogare from season two and three of “Duel Masters”, Assado from “Battle B-Daman”, Pokota from two of the “Slayers” movies that is connected to that anime tv series, and Suzy Mizuno from “Zatch Bell”.

Other roles she did, I’m not so sure on like that “Danny Phantom” cartoon from Nickelodeon. Not even those video games.

As of 2021, since she was born on September 15th, 1971, she now turns 50 years old today. So Happy B-Day to her!! And yet, she still has a beautiful voice. Despite for how she reads books to children on your YouTube channel, she has been taking it easy on herself. Especially in voice acting. Although I felt sorry for her when Michael Lindsay and Philece Sampler passed away too soon. They were the voices of Joe Kido, Mimi Tachikawa, and Cody Hilda in the “Digimon: Digital Monsters” tv show on the first two seasons, and movies too.

She did get married in 2000 by some guy named Jason Villard. And as of 2021, she and Jason with their two children are somewhere in Los Angeles, California.

Despite that she’ll be joining Lara Jill Miller in that lousy ‘Loud House’ cartoon, when I saw her as Miles ‘Tails’ Prower from that live action Sonic movie in that mid credits scene, I thought that was remarkable indeed.

Besides, she as Tails and American actor Ben Schwartz as Sonic would make a great team after all. Taking down Jim Carrey as Dr. Ivo ‘Eggman’ Robotnik and putting him behind bars. (And I just hope she gets a second chance to reprise her role as Tails again as a major role this time, in the new Sonic movie sequel. Coming out on April 8th, 2022).

In the 3rd Sonic movie hopefully in future after that “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” movie, it would be great if Amy Rose and Cream the Rabbit join in.

By celebrating her 50th b-day, I have been looking at the best moments she did as those anime characters including some “Digimon: Digital Monsters” episodes. And proposing a toast to her with a Diet Pepsi drink. I may not have gotten an photo of her, with autograph with it, but I still care for her very much, as well as the rest of the voice actresses out there including Lara Jill Miller, Tifanie Christun, Carly McKillip, Susan Roman, Moneca Stori, Carly McKillip and more. (Not to mention her sister, Britt McKillip). I do wish to send to a letter, but the internet doesn’t show her mailing addresses which is not fair.

Now, to those that have a Twitter account, if you want to ask her anything or chat with her, I think you should check out her Twitter account. (Click on link below).

https://twitter.com/VOColleen?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

And wish her a Happy Birthday too on this one.

https://mobile.twitter.com/toeianimation/status/1041040575347093504

So, Happy 50th B-Day Colleen O’Shaugnessey!! I still admire your anime characters very much, as well as you. In addition, if you have any time, tell your husband, kids, as well as your friends Joshua Seth, Lara Jill Miller, and Tifanie Christun I said ‘Hi’.

World Trade Center (2006)

I was six years old on September 11th, 2001 when those two passenger planes crashed into the two buildings of the World Trade Center in Manhattan, NYC. I thought it was all an accident, but it wasn’t. Both planes were hijacked as they came from the Middle East. It was no thanks to those terrorists. Immediately, all of North America declared war in the Middle East. Mostly Afghanistan. So before the ‘12 Strong’ were the first to be deployed to avenge the death of the World Trade Center, many firefighters and police officers fought hard to rescue many people before the twin towers completely collapsed.

One of them for example, Brian Cannizzaro was 31 years old when this firefighter was killed on that day. A while ago with his children, before his death on that tragic day, they loved watching Hit Entertainment tv shows for kids like “Angelina Ballerina”, “The Wiggles”, the stop motion cartoon “Bob the Builder”, a little bit of that violet dinosaur ‘Barney’, but mostly “The Crocodile Hunter”. Which was why a year later, “Wiggly Safari” with the Wiggles, Steve Irwin, his wife Terri and their daughter Bindi, dedicated that kids video in loving memory of him. And the rest of the firefighters who lost their lives on September 11th, 2001.

2,749 people died on that day at the World Trade Center including citizens from 87 countries. 343 were New York firemen. 84 were port authority employees of whom 37 were police. Another 23 were NYPD.

Out of most of the NYC firefighters, only two have made it out alive, plus 18 more people. I wasn’t prepared to watch this movie yet in 2006, but I sure did when I got older. Had no choice but to watch it online. Just in time before September 11th, 2021. Cause it’s been 20 years since that tragic day. And I thank filmmaker Oliver Stone for doing this historical film. Depicting of how those firefighters fought hard as only two got out. Film critic Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times, just before or after he had his lower jaw removed in surgery to avoid cancer, he gave this film 2 and a half out of 4 stars. However after watching this, 7.2 out of 10 stars is what I give on this.

Nicholas Cage, Michael Peña, Jay Hernandez, Jon Bernthal, Michael Shannon, and Viola Davis are the only stars I know of. Before they got famous later on. The only part I didn’t liked were those hallucinations.

As of 2021, after a long war which lasted 20 long years, US troops have decided to withdraw by September 11th, 2021. Just in time for the 20th anniversary of that tragic day. One path that the people in the Middle East would have to choose, despite the American troops over there. And that is the path of surrender. Raising the white flag to give it all up. Let one nation win it all to avenge the death of the World Trade Center.

After all, it was Philippe Petit’s most favourite place to ever visit. The French high wire artist that on the morning of August 7th, 1974, he did a high wire walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center, when that place was already born.