Studio Ghibli Fest- 2017

Around the summer of 2017, by Cineplex Odeon and Fathom Events, with the support of GKids, they took the chances on doing one thing that every anime fan can appreciate on. 

Studio Ghibli movies in theatres!! 

Cause ever since they showed “The Wind Rises” in Cineplex theatres, they haven’t showed an anime movie since then. The rest such as “When Marnie Was There”, “The Tale of Princess Kaguya” and “The Red Turtle” were shown at the Toronto International Film Festival. The TIFF Lightbox in downtown Toronto. By showing them internationally, they never showed these at Cineplex theatres at all. Cause for how the law of movies come and go, regular and international. 

For what happened really, was how they chose only six Studio Ghibli movies, from director Hayao Miyazaki. And those were “My Neighbor Totoro”, “Castle in the Sky”, “Howl’s Moving Castle”, “Kiki’s Delivery Service”, “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind”, and “Spirited Away”. (For that won Best Animated Feature in the Oscar awards)

And while myself and a friend went to go see “Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry” in Cineplex theatres, there were more than 30 fans that were going to see all six of them. And more anime fans for another anime movie, that made it to Cineplex theatres. “In This Corner of the World”. In both English and Japanese. 

I have the entire Studio Ghibli movie collection, including the six at home. But I’m surprised that they did this thanks to GKIDS. 

And hopefully in the future, an anime masterpiece will win an Oscar award for Best Animated Feature. Cause since “Spirited Away” won Best Animated Feature, and how “Howl’s Moving Castle”, “The Wind Rises”, “When Marnie Was There”, “The Red Turtle”, and “The Tale of Princess Kaguya” were nominated, we definitely need an anime movie that deserves to be Best Animated Feature in the Academy Awards. And be a popular movie in film history, rather than that North American animated shit going on. 

So in conclusion, GKIDS? If you can read this, thanks very much for this event that you did. And hopefully, an anime movie, perhaps another Studio Ghibli masterpiece, will definitely win Best Animated Feature in the Academy Awards. There just has to be really. 

Studio Ghibli AMV- Country Roads V2

Like the previous AMV post that I did on Studio Ghibli with this song, this music video is different. Same song, but with scenes from other Studio Ghibli movies that they didn’t added, they did this.

So, dedicated for the Japanese people and the masterpieces of Studio Ghibli, including Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, here’s ‘Country Roads’. Sang by Olivia Newton-John.

Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry

Note: I saw this in a Cineplex movie theatre with my own eyes, along with a trusted friend. 

I give this 10/10 stars and a ‘A++’ as this was almost like “Naruto Shippuden: The Movie”. 

“Fairy Tail”, based on the manga books by Shōnen, tells about these dragons slayers and wizards, as they protect their fictional world from one thing that they are on. Dragons. 

And in this movie that I ever saw, since “InuYasha The Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler”, this tells about them, in a search for a staff called, the ‘Dragon Cry’. From explosions, sexy scenes, funny scenes, fighting against an army of darkness, and all the way to fight against a massive diamond dragon in the climax, this became an amazing success!! 😊😊

And to the ‘Fairy Tail’ series, I deeply thank you for everything for what you did. Especially in this movie, that me and my friend Jamie are surprised. So for a success, 10/10 stars and a ‘A++’.

The Founder

‘Super Size Me’ turns out to be the worst documentary movie in history, when they fear on what McDonald’s, that fast food joint business could do. But in this movie here, comes the origin of how it was born.

The McDonalds brothers, Dick and Mac, born on a farm in the U.S. wanted to get into movie business. Unfortunately, the Crash of 1929 ruined everything and started the Great Depression. So instead, they got into fast food business.

From opening up their location, planning out their kitchens, and how their speed system works, they make your food fast in 30 seconds. They did that in one location: San Bernadino, USA.

And instead of waitresses bringing your food to your car, you just get up in the car, go to the cash, order your food, and it’ll be nicely done. Easy as pie.

That was when a founder came in, and changed everything for the good of business in North America. In 1954, a traveling salesman wanted to sell milkshake mixers. But when he loved everything for what the brothers did, he wanted to help.

So by building a massive empire, he built many locations all over the America. Before the 1960’s came onto them. In this true trustworthy story of business, this has Michael Keaton, Laura Dern, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, and Patrick Wilson. And by the end of it, they made the most biggest fast food joint in the world. Years before everything changed, that I do not want to like on, here in North America.

That is how their origin story is, in fast food history in America.

But never in the history of McDonalds, had ever did a McChicken/Filet o Fish/Bacon and Egg Bagel eating contest. And the first man to finish those, will win a cash prize. Less or basically, $10,000.00.

Like for what happened in “Meatballs”, “Beethoven’s 2nd”, “Meet Dave”, and a bit from “Beerfest”, this can be a great idea. But never end up like for what happened in “Stand By Me”. Cause that blueberry barf-o-rama, turns out to be hysterical, while many people deserved it. But only one made it out okay in which he did it. For a little payback.

So for a pass, 8/10 stars. And you will really love this. Especially when you do business class in high school or college. So bring this in as an example, and hopefully your teacher will accept this.

Haruo Nakajima (1929-2017)

He was in ‘Seven Samurai’ at first, until he became the original Godzilla. In many kaiju movies as a Japanese actor for 24 years, he showed on how Godzilla really is. And how he defended Tokyo from other kaiju’s. Such as Mothra, Rodan, King Kong, King Ghidorah, Hedorah and Gigan.

When he was not Godzilla, he was also Rodan, King Kong, and Mothra. That made him spectacular. Born in Yamagata, Japan in 1929 on New Years Day, he really wanted to show the world on what he really is. And that is for what he did in the early 1950’s.

Starting off in ‘Gojira’ or ‘Godzilla’ in 1954, he wore that outfit in which was waterproof. It suited for him nicely. And when they did the attacks that he did as Godzilla, they were able to do some model sets. The buildings, the vehicles, the subway train in his hand and more.

Soon after that, he got into more Godzilla movies. But what was a shockingly surprise, is that he was in “Ultraman” and “Ultra-Seven” as five kaiju’s. The first two original Japanese TV shows that were showing on Ultraman and the Ultra Brothers. In which that makes me very surprised.

And here, these are the Godzilla movies he was into, right after the ‘Seven Samurai’:

Godzilla (or Gojira in 1954, the original)

Godzilla Raids Again- (1955)

Rodan- (1956)

Mothra- (1961)

King Kong VS Godzilla- (1962)

Mothra VS Godzilla- (1964)

Ghidorah, the Three Headed Monster- (1964)

Invasion of the Astro-Monster- (1965)

Godzilla VS the Sea Monster- (1966)

Son of Godzilla- (1967)

King Kong Escapes- (1967)

Destroy All Monsters- (1968)

All Monsters Attack- (1969)

Godzilla VS Hedorah- (1971)

Godzilla VS Gigan- (1972)

He stopped basically around 1975 in Japan, when things changed on the ‘Godzilla’ movies. But I am proud for what he did really.

Throughout the rest of his days, he paid a few visits to the U.S. At Japanese monster-themed conventions. Until his last visit in April of 2011, he was at Monsterpalooza right after he finished writing his autobiographies. A monster themed convention in Burbank, California, USA.

After his return to Japan, he remained as a retired old man until his death on August 7th, 2017. He was 88 years of age. R.I.P. Haruo Nakajima. You showed the world what Godzilla really is. And how you were splendid on fighting Godzilla’s rivals. Especially Ultra-Seven and Ultraman.

Top 10 Deadliest Aliens in film history

You’ve saw many movies with extraterrestrials. All from space, and they care for one purpose, and one purpose only: unleash hell on Earth.

Since the 1950’s, they showed famous sci-fi’s that made movie history. Such as “The Day the Earth Stood Still”, “Earth VS the Flying Saucers”, “50 Million Miles to Earth”, “War of the Worlds”, and more. I trust on some of those guys than the ones that are bullshit.

But here in this top 10 list, these are the ones that made movie history forever.

10. The Massive Blob- ‘The Blob’ (1958/1988). Fallen to Earth in a meteorite from outer space, this gelatinous mass can feed itself by touching a human, and devour that person alive. It’s only weakness, freezing temperatures. And it can be pissed off if someone threw a bomb at it. The way it comes to you, it can make you piss you pants a lot. For how one human is being devoured by this oozing alien.

9. Prawns- ‘District 9’. Alien refugees in search of humanitarian aid, travelled to South Africa to find them. And some resources too. Basically some to fix up their massive ship. Living in a district to keep humans out, they do not want to spread toxic gases that could affect them. That was why a battle was on by using to defeat those ugly critters.

8. Cooper- ‘Super 8’. Bigger than what Four Arms was in “Ben 10”, this bad boy was captured in the 1950’s by the U.S. Air Force. By taking apart it’s ship, he vowed revenge on the humans. Until after that massive train crash, he didn’t stop until his ship was built again. Also, he wanted revenge on the USAF Colonel. With razor strong teeth, no toes, no feet, telepathic abilities, and four arms, he’ll rip your guts if you are ever using an M16A1 assault rifle.

7. Saucer Men- “Earth VS the Flying Saucers”. Psychic than ever before, they walk like robots and humans, but they can disintegrate U.S. army soldiers in just a few seconds. By controlling the UFO’s, attacking major cities in the USA, they were to exterminate every single human being. And have mind control on them to those that are captured alive. By their appearance, they are just robots. But by removing the helmet, a very old face like if they are 80 years of age.

6. Harvesters- “Independance Day’ series. These deadly extraterrestrials wearing hard armor, slimy tentacles, and have psychic abilities can definitely cause annihilation on Earth. By using their spacecraft, and plasma technology, they can wipe out a major city off of the face of the Earth. Especially when they drill to the Earth’s core, and bring life to an end on Earth. Not only they are hard to outsmart them, but their queen can be very clever like her minions.

5. Sil- ‘Species’. With alien DNA combined with human DNA, it made a reproductive alien in disguised as a human female. With telepathic abilities, fast self healing, long tongues, strong, ugly as an alien, but sexy in its true form, she wanted to find a male mate so she can reproduce. Make a lot of alien hybrid babies…fast. So this is one you wouldn’t be dating on.

4. The Predators- (Predator series). By collecting skulls as trophies, and skin a human alive, these trophy hunters can do a game hunt. On humans. By using plasma shoulder cannons, thermal vision, wrist blades, invisibility, and deadly traps, they will make sure to take out your spinal cord along with your skull as a bonus prize.

3. The Shapeshifter- ‘The Thing’ (1982). This transforming alien life form can transform anything it touches. A human or a dog, it will remain silent until it transforms again to something or someone different. And by dividing it into two parts, this alien species can outsmart humans, as well as killing some members silent but deadly. What came to this, was that spider head.

2. Mimics- ‘Edge of Tomorrow’. From a Japanese manga to how they really are, they can come in different types. Drones and Alpha’s. With sharp pikes on their tentacles, black acidic blood, they can be reborn by the Omega. The central intelligence of these alien species, as it can reset time from the day they died in battle. That was how this alien race made that massive beach battle, in which it was very destructive for the human soldiers to attack on. And no human soldier ever made it to the other side.

1. Xenomorph- “Alien” trilogy. Made by Swiss artist H.R. Giger, this became number 1#. With acid blood, twin jaws, several dozen teeth, a blade tip tail, and a armoured exoskeleton, they can be born in a victims body when they are impregnated by a face hugger. They can crawl on any surface, and make sure to find more humans to use as hosts. More importantly, their alien queen is much deadlier than you ever imagine. Especially when you are messing up her hive, her eggsac, and the entire egg chamber. Also, there are new ones that can not only burst from a human chest, but from the back and throats of a human which is really gross. They are called Neomorphs.

“Perfect organism”

-Ash in his dying words, portrayed by Ian Holm.

Do you agree with my top 10 list?

They not only scared the living shit out of viewers who are watching those movies, but made movie history besides any shitty movie that can have a lot of extraterrestrials that we do not trust on.

And if any alien hunter like Michael Biehn, or Michael Madsen, or Danny McBride, or Michael Fassbender, or Tom Cruise, or Emily Blunt, or Liam Hemsworth, or Will Smith, or Jeff Goldblum can go on an alien hunting trip, they will be a natural extraterrestrial killer. Or as in the words of Bill Paxton as a Colonial Marine in 1986…

“That’s it man! It’s game over man! Game over!”

Evangelion 3.33: You Can (Not) Redo

This is my first anime movie review on one the Evangelion movies. This occurred after the events of “Evangelion 2.0: You Can Not Redo”.

For what happened in the other movies, made a massive wipeout as one of the pilots was knocked out cold. The male pilot while the three female pilots were still alive. And in this anime movie, this shows the appearance of Asuska’s eyepatch since she lost her eye on her last assignment. It was in “End of Evangelion”.

With Asuka like that as a bad ass, she can kick your asses, and make sure you wipe off that piss on your hairy ballsacs.

Mari here however, she is just sexy as a kitty girl.

Fighting against deadly Angels, years after the Third Impact, they are into some changes before the attack at their Arctic base occurred. More importantly, you should’ve seen the bloody water in the Arctic was, for how things got serious in “Evangelion”.

For the male pilot, he couldn’t believe for what occurred after that. They were almost no more Evangelion units to use. And everyone who almost knew him, they really hate him. Cause for what happened a while ago.

But after saving the world again, from the Fourth Impact, chaos was almost unleashed. Hell on Earth. And for that male pilot, for what he had done, he never made a sound.

“Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0” won’t be out for months. And I still need to get into those other Evangelion movies. And how Asuska lost her eye. But I’ll review it. For this here as a success, 10/10 stars. Pretty bloody and really dramatic. But more will come in the final chapter…

つづく… (Tsudzuku…)

To Be Continued…

Digimon Adventure tri: Reunion

Ever since there was a 15th anniversary to Digimon, this came along. A new adventure that is a sequel to Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02. From Toei Animation, they did six parts. This is Part I. And I can assure to you, this won’t be like “History of the World, Part I” by director/actor Mel Brooks.

The Digidestined, Tai, Kari, Sora, Mimi, Izzy, Joe, Matt and T.K., have been dealing with serious times in high school. Until mysterious power outages and blackouts begin to occur. Infected Digimon, going from the Digital World to our world, they caused havok. One titan Digimon in fact, was targeting a new Digidestined. A transfer girl student with a cat Digimon named Meicoomon. However luckily, they saved her just in time.

In the city, from to the airport to the giant ferris wheel, they were to find out thanks to their Digimon that returned. Agumon, Biyomon, Gatomon, Palmon, Gabumon, Tentomon, Patamon, and Gomamon. More importantly, the way that they transform, pretty looks interesting and different. Didn’t noticed that in the TV series.

It was amazing that they came in this reunion movie. This first part is only the beginning. They’ll be more to find out pretty soon. Especially for what can occur in Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V and Part VI.

For a success, a straight ‘A’. 10/10 stars. And this will come pretty soon to a successful conclusion.

つづく… (Tsudzuku…)

To Be Continued… 

Shoichi Masuo (1960-2017)

This anime director, key animator, actual animator, anime supervisor, anime layout artist, special effects director and a few more was into everything. He in fact, was into for what I loved while growing up. 

Born on February 24th, 1960, his dream was to be a successful anime artist. So throughout the years, he was into some of the ‘Pokémon’ movies, mostly on ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion’, ‘Robotech’, ‘Akira’, ‘GoShogun’, the Macross series, and many more that I’m hoping to watch some of them. Depending on how my life is, and how it goes. 

I do feel sorry for him when he died on July 24th, 2017. But he was turning out to be a successful anime artist anyway. And I thank him very much for what he did in his time as an anime artist. On those anime TV shows, and anime movies he worked on that I know of while growing up. Especially ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion’ and ‘Robotech’. 

Rest in peace dear friend. You were really, a successful anime artist. 

Shu Nakajima (1948-2017)

He worked for the support of his country Japan, and Warner Bros. which is very good on him. He was with Keanu Reeves in “47 Ronin” and Kiefer Sutherland in “To End All Wars”. 

Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1948, he had a dream to follow. And that was to become a film star. So therefore, he did. As an actor and director, he did his best in films, TV shows and stage performances mostly in Japan. 

Around the 1990’s and early 2000, that was when he worked for the support of Warner Bros. However in 2003, he was married to a Japanese voice actress named Machiko Washi. And not only she worked on some anime TV shows and anime movies in Japan, before going to North America, she worked for the support of Studio Ghibli. 

His wife was the elementary school teacher in “My Neighbor Totoro”, and the wife of Pazu’s boss in “Castle in the Sky”. Who says that anime that is the best as always? 

They were married for 14 years until his death in 2017. He was 69 years of age. And I’m glad that he and his wife worked for the support of Studio Ghibli and a bit on Warner Bros. 

R.I.P. Shu Nakajima. I thank you and your wife for everything.