When Worlds Collide (1951 classic)

From producer George Pal of “Destination Moon”, comes this 1951 sci-fi masterpiece, from Paramount Pictures. The greatest shock to all mankind is when worlds collide. Written in the stars is a message of doom, for this planet Earth. Even if this happens on New Year’s Eve. So this can be a change in your lifetime when worlds collide.

By an astronomer, he checked and double checked this discovery. A extrasolar fiery star named Bellus as it was on a collision course to Earth. However, there was a new planet Earth that they could get there.

The astronomer tried to warn the United Nations, but they refused. They also even refused his offer to make spaceships. In order to carry the human race to carry from our world to the new Earth.

So, high on a mountaintop, an army of scientists started building this space ark. In order to carry a small portion of animals and survivors to a new life on that new planet. And when worlds collide, the Earth began to change when Bellus was on the approach. Tidal waves, erupting volcanoes, and massive earthquakes.

The people of Earth believed for what the astronomer was right about, as the Earth was on the brink of destruction. So on that final night, with Bellus getting closer and closer, by the hour before midnight, every selected passenger and animal boarded the Ark as the losers began to riot.

The only problem was, why were they wearing black winter caps as well as wearing brown winter hoodies? It wasn’t cold on that very night.

Until, came the most biggest spacecraft takeoff in film history. With the ark moving, it went down the ramp until it blasted off on the mountaintop. It made it off into space. Until, Bellus collided into Earth and was destroyed by midnight. On New Year’s Eve. It made it to the new Earth just before they ran out of fuel, when they were glad they made it.

This is very inspiring. Which is why I give this 7/10 stars on this masterpiece. Even if this does happen on New Year’s Eve to the end of the world, in the future, I always say these words on Earth…

After an old year ends, a new one begins.

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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Paul Newman and Robert Redford became very famous in this Western all time classic. This even won four Academy Awards. Best Cinematography, Best Writing, Best Music, Song and Best Original Score for a Motion Picture. This was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Sound but never did won any of those three.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were Western outlaws. Together, they have been robbing banks, blowing up heavy safes in a railcar on a train, and getting away from U.S. Marshals. However, they made plans to where they should be next. Their target: Bolivia, South America.

By going through the Western desert, to the Mexican border, and into Bolivia, South America, they have been the most deadliest outlaws ever since. Their next target: Australia.

However, by dozens of Bolivian soldiers, they were shot dead.

So for this Western classic, I’m giving this 7/10 stars. Really good. Just a long story for how this movie really is.

Left Behind

Related to “Knowing” and a part of signs to the end of the world, especially on New Year’s Eve is this here. Nicolas Cage plays a aircraft pilot, as he gets into the craziest mess he’s ever been into.

In just one day, in one flash, it has been said that in the Bible, that millions of good people on the Earth, will vanish by God to be taken to heaven. When that did, many people panicked, as families cried when they had lost their kids. All they leave behind are their clothes and their personal belongings.

However for a aircraft pilot, he tried to get some passengers back home when they panicked, as some people vanished on the plane. Especially their kids. He was sad to hear about his family, when his wife and young kid vanished. But his older daughter was still alive.

She tried to commit suicide by jumping off of a train bridge, but when she was glad to hear about her dad still alive.

It came to a good ending, when they made it back. But for what happened in just a day, it was nearly the beginning to the end of our world.

So I’m giving this 7 1/2 out of 10 stars.

The Towering Inferno (1974)

This movie from Irwin Allen, won three Oscars in the Academy Awards. For Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing and Best Music, Original Song. This was nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Fred Astaire, Best Sound, Best Music, Original Dramatic Score, and Best Art Direction, but never did. Three Oscars was plenty for this movie.

And it’s not just that. This was the very first movie Steve McQueen and Paul Newman were together in this survival towering movie, before “Die Hard” was created. Along with them are O.J. Simpson, Fred Astaire, Robert Vaughn, Robert Wagner, William Holden, Jennifer Jones, Faye Dunaway, Susan Blakely, Richard Chamberlain, Susan Flannery, Gregory Sierra, Dabney Coleman and Scott Newman which is Paul Newman’s son as a young firefighter.

At 138 stories, which is 1,800ft, a gigantic tall building was gonna be the tallest building in San Francisco, USA. However in the day to the opening night, a generator malfunctioned. Electric sparks ignited some flammable liquids. The fire department came, just before the gigantic building got caught into flames.

With many people trapped, and firemen pushing their way through, the fire chief and building architecture had to get enough people out before they go into flames. By battling against the flames, and the wind rising high up, a lot of explosions, victims burning to death, and people were falling off the building.

When Steve McQueen and Paul Newman survived, I was so glad that they did make it out alive. Together, as legends in this masterpiece. So I’m giving this splendid Oscar winning movie, 10/10 stars. Splendid film work!!

Krampus (2015 movie)

When I was 20 to 21 years of age, I was trying to have the Christmas spirit. The only problem was, my AWOL dad, my bragging and nagging mom who can sometimes get drunk, and two of my nosy brothers as I can’t take much more tricks from them. They can get into a lot of drinking, talking too much with true info or false info, being TV-coholics, eating too much food, showing me relatives I wasn’t sure of, and never met before if they are a part of my family, as well as planning trips in the future I’m not very sure of. Like going to Cancun, Mexico or Costa Rica for example. Depending on how I am in college with homework I have to finish if I wanna get a job.

That was why I watched this movie, as it was very interesting. It’s related to of all this, as I sometimes want someone to punish them.

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In German folklore, there is Krampus. A half goat, and half demon in which he, during the Christmas season, punishes bad people who have misbehaved, and lose the Christmas spirit. Like if they just give up, and don’t give a shit. Cause when they do, he comes a big blizzard night, and cuts off the power. Finally, he rewards them with demonic gifts. Like evil elves, vengeful gingerbread men, and killer toys. And when the bad people and bad families, who had lost faith in Christmas and are punished, he drags them all in hell.

I was very pleased to hear about this, when I saw this movie. Cause in this movie, like the Who’s in Whoeville in “How The Grinch That Stole Christmas”, everyone was greedy for stuff at Christmas as they love it the most. And like Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight”, there was a dysfunctional family as they were spending Christmas with relatives that they dislike and make them uncomfortable.

It made a boy lose his spirit so much, by his family and relatives, he ripped a letter to Father Christmas, summoning Krampus to punish his family. For they have been slaughtered, sliced, and brutally killed by Krampus and his tricks, as they are taken to the gates of hell. That boy too, as he and his family, along with their neighbors that have been killed, have been trapped in snow globes that Krampus did to them. Krampus was proud he did it, but the next people who should be punished by Krampus, are those four victims that keep bragging and nagging on me.

In this movie that I know of, are Adam Scott, David Koechner, and Seth Green as the voice as one of the killer gingerbread men. So I’m giving this 7/10 stars on this.

And when evil elves take on those bragging and nagging victims of mine, as well as some of my relatives I do not know of, it makes me think that they’ll bash my parent’s weakling heads, as well as slicing my brother’s stomachs. Then they’ll get to those relatives my mom knows that I do not know of. For some of my dads relatives? I don’t think so really. They love me, as I love them.

So Krampus? Take on only my dad, my mom, some of my mom’s relatives I do not know of, as well as my bragging brothers that they taunt me.

Believe (Josh Groban)

This song is so spectacular at Christmas time, its very beautiful and majestic. It’s what made “The Polar Express” movie very popular long ago when it came out. Everyone loved that story. Based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg, dreams become real, as you are taken to a place where anything is possible. To get there, all you had to do, is believe. 

That movie was nominated for three Oscars in the Academy Awards, but this didn’t go for Best Animated Feature. And never won any of those three. 

When I think listen to this, I would imagine myself, with a girlfriend in a beautiful garden on a snowy night which is Christmas Eve, as we would watch the night sky and snowflakes falling. I would also think about those snowy moments from those movies and TV shows I saw long ago. Such as “Wolf Children”, “Balto”, “The Garden of Words”, “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron”, “Hamtaro”, “Cardcaptors”, “Pokémon”, “Digimon”, “Pretty Cure”, and a bit more from anime that they are so good, memories are made of this. 

And after those memories, by holding hands together, a kiss would be alright for a romantic moment. So for a spectacular Christmas song, an A++ is what I’m gonna give. 

Finally, as you love this song….. Merry Christmas from osmovies. ❄️❄️❄️❄️

Sleigh Ride (The Ronette’s)

I heard this song a few times. Only on the radio, and mostly in that movie trailer, to that Christmas snowman movie “Jack Frost”. Like that Darlene Love music video on Christmas, this is really interesting to listen to at Christmas time.

Whenever I listen to this, I think about that Jack Frost snowman, as well as that SNL skit they did a long time ago. The “Mark Jensen Family Christmas” skit as Will Ferrell threw up a few times.

Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

These two Christmas movies here, Erik Kock my friend, and I really love them. This made young actor Macaulay Culkin very famous. As he has always been a genius.

In the first “Home Alone” movie, he played as an 8 year old boy named Kevin McCallister. When he is always left out, and feeling like a dork, his entire family left for Paris, France when he wished that ‘they would just all disappear’. And he did get his wish thanks to a windy night. They left in a hurry, as he had the entire place to himself. He looked through people’s junk, as he even watched a fictional gangster movie called “Angels With Filthy Souls”. But he was getting into making his temple of doom when some thieves were gonna break in his house. So by setting up booby traps, he was able to get them. The bandits were played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern, and man! You should’ve seen them when they got into his traps!

It all happened again, when this sequel came out. And he’s not just home along again in Chicago, but in Manhattan.

“Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” showed that when he and his family were heading to Miami, Florida, he got separated from them at the airport. By instead, he headed off to Manhattan. So by entering a hotel to stay in, having room service on food, and watching “Angels With Even Filthier Souls”, he was having the best time of his life at Christmas. However, those bandits from the first movie, they escaped from prison. And ended up meeting that kid in New York City again, as Kevin was able to get into more booby traps. So by doing it in an old ramshackle house, more pain and traps were for them. And they together, deserved it.

So I’m giving both here, 8/10 stars. The best part about these here, are the booby traps that Kevin made. As those bandits ended up electrocuted, scorched, slipped, shot in the nuts with a BB gun, frightened by a tarantula, and more, they made a lot of Christmas comedy fun. So good, you would watch those traps again, and again, and again.

They even picked a good cast for both movies. John Heard, John Candy, Roberts Blossom, Tim Curry, Ally Sheedy, Chris Columbus, Rob Schneider, Catherine O’Hara, Eddie Bracken, Brenda Fricker who won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in a movie with Daniel Day Lewis, and as a cameo, Donald Trump as a hotel guest. Before he became a grumpy old man that I do not trust on.

So the next time you mess a kids house, don’t even think about it. Cause a kid like how he did, will have booby traps. Like his own temple of doom.

15th anniversary of Spirited Away (Studio Ghibli)


When “Spirited Away” from Studio Ghibli, won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature in the Academy Awards, Hayao Miyazaki and all of Studio Ghibli were very pleased. They were very popular in all of Japan when that masterpiece won.

Many years passed, as most of their masterpieces have been nominated. The same for Aardman when their movies have been nominated. 

But when “Howl’s Moving Castle” and “Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit” were both nominated in 2005, “Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit” deserved that Oscar award for Best Animated Feature anyway. Cause at that time, I was a fan of Studio Ghibli and “Wallace and Gromit”. And like Hayao Miyazaki was pleased with his Oscar award, Nick Park and Steve Box were very pleased with their Oscar awards. It made them so happy, they believe an adventure can be full of crackers and cheese. Hayao Miyazaki must’ve gotten that feeling when he heard the news about it, as it really made him smile. 

Years later in 2014, Hayao Miyazaki was pleased again to have a Honorary Oscar award for Best Lifetime Achievement. As that makes two Oscars for Studio Ghibli to have. To make them still popular I believe. 

Until finally, comes the 15th anniversary of this masterpiece. Cause ever since for what happened in 2001 and 2003, in the Academy Awards, that was the best one that made Studio Ghibli popular thanks to this here. 

A girl with her parents get lost in a small town, as they are spirited away in a ghostly land. Where dreams, spirits, and creatures are real. With the help of a boy who can transform into a dragon, they together go out on an adventure. 

In a two day event, this had been in theatres internationally. Let’s say at the TIFF Lightbox. And like for what happened to the 20th anniversary of “Princess Mononoke”, they did two showtimes. One in Japanese and the other in English. After the showtimes, GKids showed some Studio Ghibli shorts in Japanese, that North America had never seen. Everyone were surprised to see them that they came. 

Studio Ghibli must be glad to hear the news on this anniversary. And that event that has happened in North America thanks to GKids. It’s a good thing they are celebrating masterpiece anniversaries, back at Studio Ghibli headquarters. 

So here’s to a happy 15th anniversary to this Studio Ghibli masterpiece. For this has won that Oscar award, for Best Animated Feature in the Acadamy Awards. 

And when more Studio Ghibli masterpieces come to Japan and North America by any chance, they’ll definitely need to have a third and fourth Oscar award for sure. 

20th anniversary of Princess Mononoke (Studio Ghibli)

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From Studio Ghibli, comes another movie anniversary since “Only Yesterday”. And that is “Princess Mononoke”.

Coming to North America for a limited time around Christmas, they did two showtimes in one event. In just one day. One in Japanese, and the other in English.  In theatres internationally, lets say at the TIFF Lighbox, they want to celebrate movie anniversaries to that legendary studio in Japan. On their masterpieces, as well as making a bundle set of Studio Ghibli movies on DVD and Blu-Ray. 


The ones Hayao Miyazaki did. In fact they did, in stores now. From “The Castle of Cagilostro” to “The Wind Rises”, they are out in stores everywhere.

It’s great to celebrate an anniversary to that movie. For it was the same to “Only Yesterday”. Hayao Miyazaki and everyone else in Studio Ghibl, must be very proud of themselves. They may in fact, must be celebrating for sure.

Ever since I saw this on VHS long ago, I knew for what was going on lately in this masterpiece. When Ashiktaka was infected by a demon pig, he had to find a cure before the infection mark he got could get any worse and kill him.

And when he ran into a village, there was a lady who wanted to take on the forest god. But that wolf girl wouldn’t let her. Ever since she was raised by those big white wolves, she had to stop her. Until they did together. Both Ashitska and San, the wolf girl.

A complete masterpiece this is, as I gave this 10/10 stars and a ‘A+++’. How can I thank Hayao Miyazaki for everything on this? In fact, Claire Danes as that wolf girl was outstanding.

So here’s to a happy 20th anniversary Studio Ghibli’s “Princess Mononoke”. And thank you very much for that masterpiece Studio Ghibli. I love it really!!