Akira Miyazaki (1934-2018)

As we’ve lost former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, and Japanese screenwriter Yū Yamamoto who did “Mobile Suit Gundam”, Akira Miyazaki came to an end sadly by bile duct cancer at the age of 84 on November 25th, 2018.

Born only in Japan on October 27th, 1934, four years before Orson Welles did his “War of the Worlds” broadcast that shocked North America, Akira Miyazaki went on from his early childhood to becoming a director, and a screenwriter too.

He did the anime versions of “The Wizard of Oz”, “Tom Sawyer”, “Little Women”, “Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp”, and other interesting titles in anime such as “Racoon Rascal”, “Lucy-May of the Southern Rainbow”, and “Like the Clouds, Like the Wind”.

So you could say that he read a few books first, before making them into anime adaptions, as he created for what he can do as a director and screenwriter.

And in conclusion, he is not related to Hayao Miyazaki I believe, as he showed Japan on how his masterpieces were really made of.

R.I.P. Akira Miyazaki. Say hi to Isao Takahata for me, will you?

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Top 8 Home Alone Booby Traps

Rather than “The Goonies” for what they did, on making contraptions and facing booby traps, Macaulay Culkin is an absolute genius as Kevin McCallister when he made those hilarious booby traps on those bandits. Portrayed by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern.

In this list, between “Home Alone” and “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”, these are the top 8 booby traps that he ever did. In his house in Chicago, and in his New York hideout, he made his own temple of dooms against those dudes.

Warning: This top 8 post list maybe odd and different, but for what these two guys did, they got the pain in his traps…equally.

 

8. “Up and Down the Ropes”. Between the two movies, Harry and Marv have always climbed on ropes. In the first movie, after Kevin did his first zip lining from his house to his tree house, Marv and Harry walked across the rope, avoiding vertigo, until they screamed hilariously when the rope was cut. In the second movie, while climbing down, they didn’t know that the rope was soaked in kerosene. Kevin lit the whole thing, as Marv and Harry fell a few stories high, and got soaked by gooey paint cans.

 

7. “Hilarious Slips”. Harry and Marv always have slipped on his traps that he set up. In the first movie, they’ve been mostly slipping on ice. At the basement door for Marv, and front door for Harry. Their reactions are hilarious. In the second movie, while Harry was slipped by slime to get on a ladder, Marv slipped on a whole lot of them until he crashed into paint buckets.

6. “Paint Cans and a Column”. Marv and Harry always get knocked down the stairs by a swinging object. In the first movie, they got hit by two paint cans. One for monkey Marv, and the other for angry Harry as he loses his gold tooth. In the second movie, they avoided those paint cans, but together get hit by a black metal column as they fall through the pit of his hideout. Kevin in fact, cuts the column loose to hit them one last time.

5. “Tool Chest Coming Down the Stairs” (Home Alone 2). It’s not those two unitard bananas in pyjamas that are heading down those stairs. Gravity wins as always against those Wet Bandits. By pulling a doorknob with a string attached on it, they hear a banging noise. Wondering what it was, and how it gets closer, it wasn’t that long when it bursts through the door, and squashes their nostrils. Their noses maybe broken, but I can imagine if those bananas in unitard pyjamas were squashed as pancakes.

 

4. “Hands Off!”. Marv and Harry do need to keep their hands off before they get something permanent while injured. In the first movie, Harry after climbing up the icy slippery steps, in front of his house, gets his hand burned by a hot doorknob that Kevin rigged, and gets the burn of his life. He had it cooled down in the snow, but gets the permanent damage of his life. In the second movie, Marv after covered in paint from his previous trap, gets himself electrocuted by two water faucets as Kevin cracks up the juice. It made his hair all puffy, and you should’ve seen it when he was down to his skeleton reaction.

3. “BB Gun Shot” (Home Alone). When it comes to BB guns, you do need to be careful with them. However for Kevin as a clever trap maker, and a marksman also, he plans his first move when the Wet Bandits arrived at his back door. By using his brother’s pump action BB gun, he shot Harry at his balls, and Marv at his forehead, as they get hilarious results. Before they got into the rest of his traps, Kevin drew first blood, in his first booby trap. In your face Rambo!

 

2. “Marv Gets the Pain”. Between both movies, Daniel Stern as Marv gets the pain to watch out. In the first movie, he goes up the basement stairs, leaving his shoes and socks behind because of the black gooey tar that Kevin had it set up. But falls backwards after his left foot lands on a nail, near the summit as he screams hilariously. In the second movie, he goes tries to go through a door but is rigged by yards of string, and a staple gun. He gets himself shot deep at his ass, another one at his balls, and the third to shut his nostrils. He reactions to those are hilarious.

 

  1. “Harry is on Fire Tonight!”. Between both movies, Joe Pesci as Harry gets it. In the first movie, after getting shot by a bb gun at his balls, and his hand burned by a hot doorknob, Harry decided to head through the kitchen door. But activates a blowtorch, and gets his head on fire. After dousing it out with snow, that must’ve hurt a lot like hell when he had burnt his hair. In the second movie, Kevin did it again to him in a bathroom in his New York hideout. With his crown on fire, Harry gets himself to douse it out with toilet bowl water, but gets a explosive result when it comes to kerosene that Kevin rigged. After that, his hat and head together become burnt as ever.

Do you agree with my list? Which are your favourite booby traps? And I thank that young man for what he did, he is a still an absolute genius for sure on booby traps.

In fact, here is a tribute song to them, including Kevin (after seeing a sing along trailer).

Shrek the Halls with Marv and Harry

Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, ed

Make their Christmas not so merry

Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, ed

Give the bricks and give them wrenches

Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, ed

One more Christmas in the trenches

Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, ed

Toss some paint cans down to greet them

Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, ed

Send the toolbox down to meet them

Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, ed

Serve them nails for Christmas dinner

Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, ed

Kevin is declared the winner

Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, ed.

For Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, and Daniel Stern.

🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄

Merry Christmas from osmovies!!

Yū Yamamoto (1946-2018)

Right before Stephen Hillenburg, creator of “Spongebob Squarepants” came to an end by motor neurone disease, and was as dead as Stephen Hawking for good riddance, he came to an end unfortunately at the age of 71

Born on Christmas Eve in 1946, Niigata, Japan, he later became noticeable for scriptwriting and being an animator too. Mostly for that early anime tv show, “Mobile Suit Gundam”. The very original. The movies too in the trilogy.

And that’s not all. As a scriptwriter, he had written scripts for more than 70 anime tv shows. He also did scripts for Ultraman TV shows that I’ve never heard about, and must be a part of those Ultra Brothers. In their trilogy for Japan.

When you’re a scriptwriter, from your days on writing stories to scriptwriting at college, and then the movie and TV show business, you want to tell your stories in your own words. And tell for what they really mean. Especially if it’s whole, or probably have to be in episodes. Not a profit.

Cause when he went through the “Mobile Suit Gundam” TV series, and other anime TV shows that I’ve never heard about, Yū Yamamoto was really excellent on stories that can show in the future. Better than George Orwell’s “1984”.

I have seen the very original Gundam, but he must’ve deserved something like an award for all that scriptwriting that he had been going through.

R.I.P. my man. You would’ve deserved something made out of 24 carat gold besides Golden Globe awards and Oscar awards.

Under the Pledging Tree (A Christmas Song)

Since a lot of Christmas songs were sung several times, by different singers, as Adam Sandler as a Jewish American, no wonder did his Hanukkah Song on Saturday Night Live. His animated movie, “Eight Crazy Nights” too. He only did it cause there were not very much songs for Hanukkah for the Jewish people. So, therefore he did a great job.

In this one that I did, since I wrote a tribute song to a very famous high wire acrobatic, this is one Christmas song that is fascinating since I was inspired by a few artworks.

This one is what I call….Under the Pledging Tree.

Art thou, art thou,

Coming to the tree

A lot of gifts that say will have

Will more than only three

It happens to be big here

No stranger had really seen

I’ll be there at midnight

Under the Pledging Tree

Art thou, art thou,

Coming to the tree

Where a wise man had called out

For what he really mean

Glittering things did happen there

No stranger had really seen

I’ll be there at midnight

Under the Pledging Tree

Art thou, art thou,

Heading for the tree

It’s already Christmas Eve

As all the gifts are free

Sparkling lights did happen there

No stranger had really seen

I’ll be there at midnight

Under the Pledging Tree

Art thou, art thou,

Coming to the tree

Wear a beautiful ribbon,

As we’ll go together with me

Beautiful things did happen there

No stranger had really seen

We’ll be there at midnight

Under the Pledging Tree

Art thou, art thou,

Heading for the tree

It’s already Christmas Eve

As all the gifts are free

Sparkling lights did happen there

No stranger had really seen

I’ll be there met at midnight

Under the Pledging Tree

Art thou, art thou

Coming to the tree

A lot of gifts that say will have

Will more than only three

It happens to be big here

No stranger had really seen

I’ll be there at midnight

Under the Pledging Tree

Art thou, art thou,

Coming to the tree

Where a wise man had called out

For what he really mean

Glittering things did happen there

No stranger had really seen

I’ll be there at midnight

Under the Pledging Tree.

Warning: This maybe similar to the ‘hanging tree’ song from “The Hunger Games”, and that Pokémon TV episode in the XY series. However, I was inspired by both that song and episode, as I think it almost looks like Christmas really. This is something that I think everyone will enjoy at Christmas, as they love that holiday the most. So like that “Super Freak” song to “Can’t Touch This”, this is what I’d do. Creat inspiring songs.

The 15:17 to Paris (2018)

On August 21st, 2015, from Amsterdam to Paris, France, a fast bullet train faced a mad machine gunner with 300 rounds of ammo. Three friends together, were able to stop him. Two soldiers and one student as they’ve been together since middle school.

They also saved a passenger from dying after getting himself shot by the mad machine gunner. After they knocked him out, they arrested that freak as all three were awarded with the Legion of Honor by President François Hollande.

USA during the late summer of 2015, has heard about this, as U.S. Barack Obama awarded them with special medals after homecoming to their country, for what they did to save France.

From what they did to an audio-biography about what happened, film director/actor Clint Eastwood, who did “Letters from Iwo Jima”, did a movie three years later. Starring those three heroes, as he retold about that event, and what their early lives were as youngsters.

Judy Greer was the only actress I know, that portrayed a different character in this true story. You probably know for what she did with Anne Hathaway, Cary Elwes, Peter Boyle, and Tim Curry a while ago.

So for what those three guys did, USAF Staff Sergeant Spencer Stone, Specialist Alek Skarlatos, and actor Anthony Sadler, I give this 8/10 stars. Really good movie. Thanks to the man who hired you. Clint Eastwood. Especially with the help of Warner Bros.

Anime proof on YTV and Teletoon

YTV….

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Teletoon….

All premiered on both channels. They in fact had not only some magazines, and trading cards in them, but some of these in fact had premiered anime movies in the years before everything got ruined.

I don’t watch those two TV channels anymore, because of the bullshit going on, but some people do recall their glory days. On everything was glory back then. This anime “Dragon Ball” intro is one of them for example.

From Blue Water dub, you can see for yourself.

At 0:09, (after nine seconds) when you see YTV Stereo, you would sure know that this was really on YTV.

100th anniversary of WWI (2018)

Today, as we all know, is the the 100th anniversary of WWI. But it’s also the 100th anniversary of how the First World War came to an end. That is why we remember that day, from 100 years ago.

Throughout the year of 1918, before November 11th, 1918 at 11 am, more battles were fierce. Especially when the German and Turks faced harsh battles in Africa. The Central Powers were worse, as the Allied Powers fought hard near the deserts. They’ve had a few victories while Lawrence of Arabia and a massive horde of Arabians, wiped out a bunch of Ottoman soldiers in a single fight, as they had ‘No Prisoners!’. He didn’t flinched.

As more victories came for Canada and Britain later on, the Red Baron fatally, was finally shot down. Canada Captain Roy Brown was the man who shot him, as they buried him somewhere in France. And they never forgot for what he really did.

During the time that America was in the First World War, American songwriter and dancer George M. Cohan came to Europe and did his famous song for the troops which was called “Over There”. It was a smash hit for the troops, as more and more American soldiers came to fight in the final days of the First World War. That ‘Yankee Doodle Dandy’ didn’t fought in the war, but participated as he was glad to do that song for them.

From a few victories for the Ottoman’s, the British, German’s, Canadians and more of the Allied Powers, finally came the Hundred Days Offensive. After the Battle of Amiens, the Allied Powers came together, including Italy and Belgium as they pushed their way against the Germans to the Hindenburg Line.

Back in Africa however, the British, Australians and India together as one, did the same thing as they fought hard. Until the Ottoman’s came to surrender on October 30th, 1918. As for the Hundred Days Offensive, back in Europe, fighting finally ended at 11 am on November 11th, 1918. That is what happened 100 years ago. Armistice of 11 November 1918.

German forces by both land and sea retreated back to Germany, as the Allied Powers celebrated a victory that they’ll remember forever. They did mourn the loss of their beloved ones, but they’ll never forget for what they did to their countries. From the Treaty of Versailles, to ending ‘the war to end all war’s’, going on to the Roaring 20’s, they’ll never forget for what they really did. The First World War shall never be forgotten. The First World War shall be remembered forever. Especially for what Canada did 100 years ago.

So ends the 100th anniversary of how Canada did when they fought in WW1 from 1914 to 1918. From 2014 to 2018, every year on November 11th for four years, I never forgot at all. Not one bit. And we will need a lot more movies that took place in the First World War. And be Oscar winners as how “Yankee Doodle Dandy” was. I’m really sure of it.

The Fighting 69th (1940)

James Cagney, Dick Foran, Pat O’Brien, and George Brent are the only stars that I know of, as they were in this WWI movie. Thanks to Warner Brothers.

The Fighting 69th in the First World War was an Irish-American regiment as some of them were comedians. Unlike the 54th Massachusetts regiment in the movie “Glory” several years later, they never knew on what war would look like until they faced harsh battles with immense casualties. They had a funny comedian with them, as he was almost like the three French soldiers that were being cowards in “Paths of Glory” nearly 20 years later.

However, he was given a second chance that during a fierce battle, he fired off several mortar shells against the krauts in the battlefield. Through the barbed wire and pillboxes with machine gunners, he didn’t stop until he sacrificed himself to save the rest of the comrades. And I can tell you this…

It was two years before two of our stars went into other movies that grew fond of….

1. Dick Foran as he ran into Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. By working with those two comedians, they together were “In The Navy”, “Ride Em Cowboy” and “Keep Em Flying”. Way before he met Henry Fonda, John Wayne, and was in “The Mummy’s Hand”.

And 2. James Cagney after he was that comedian soldier in that flick, got himself as a massive star in the 1942 famous movie, “Yankee Doodle Dandy”. For he portrayed that historical performer George M. Cohan, in which he didn’t fight in WWI. He participated as he wrote that famous song for the American troops. “Over There”. This made him win the Academy Award for Best Actor.

So for a success, 8/10 stars.

In This Corner of the World (manga book)

Since I saw that anime masterpiece on Netflix, after it was shown at Cineplex, I thought it was really remarkable. And I loved it. Months later, I finally read the manga book by Fumiyo Kouno. With all three volumes in it, told the whole story as how the movie was.

A young woman named Suzu, from December 1934, to January 1946, as an artist and sketcher, became one of the very lucky survivors that faced air raid attacks during the Second World War. Although I felt very sorry for her, that she lost her right arm after a bomb was left off, but wasn’t really fair anyway. But the good part was, she began a new life, with all the help that she can have, from her friends and families that she can rely on, as they adopted a girl that lost her mom after the war was over.

So I read the book, after seeing the movie, as this told the whole story. I thought it was really excellent for manga readers to read on. Although I did give that movie, 10/10 stars. But I’ll give this manga book the same thing. 10/10 stars like how “She And Her Cat” was that I read a while ago.

In conclusion, by reading manga books and watching anime movies like this one for example, you do not want to do two things. One: Don’t judge anime and manga by its artwork. Cause they are remarkably beautiful and deserve something. And two: (this we all know) Don’t judge a book by its cover. Even its a manga book. The same thing for an anime movie as you do not want to judge one by its poster. Especially if it wants to make cinema history.

AVP: Alien VS Predator & Alien VS Predator: Requiem

Whoever wins, we lose.

Since the early 1990s, both Xenomorphs and Predators came together, as they have had epic battles. They still however, kill humans, even if they are colonial marines, but they determine on which will win. Not human.

From the video games, comic books, toys, novels, and etc, it wasn’t that long until in 2004 and 2007, came these two movies in one whole story.

Since the ancient times, the Predators were worshipped as gods. They taught humans how to build pyramids, until some humans were chosen as a sacrifice. To give birth to the aliens. But if the hunters have lost the battle, by the acid blooded aliens, they’d make sure nothing survived. A last civilization was wiped out overnight. But only their last pyramid was buried under the ice of a whaling station on Bouvetøya, Antartica.

1904 was when the whaling crew members got killed by both alien and Predators. A century later, the pyramid was found by the Weyland Industries. Charles Bishop Weyland lead an expedition team to investigate, including himself. Three Predators came to hunt both humans and aliens. But as they unlocked a tomb with blasters, one of them had woken up an alien queen, beneath the pyramid. The hunt began as every single alien egg came, and hatched facehuggers. Charles Bishop Weyland was killed by one of the Predators. Out of his team that got killed by the Predators, aliens and gave birth to baby aliens by facehuggers, that became drones, only one human made it out. She never spoke about what happened. And as two Predators got killed by the aliens in the pyramid, one of them was attacked by a facehugger, and became an ally to the sole survivor. They together destroyed the pyramid, killed the alien queen, as the last predator died by getting stabbed by the queen. But a spacecraft came, took its dead body, and a few live facehuggers. Unfortunately, the facehugger impregnated that Predator, and gave birth to a Predalien.

That was when we were lead to its sequel “Alien VS Predator: Requiem”. Right after the Predators took the dead one away, ands it’s facehuggers, they were separated from the big ship on a frigate to destroy the facehuggers. Unfortunately, the Predalien grew quickly and killed its pilots. The Predator frigate crash landed in the forest outside of Gunnison, Colorado, USA. Both the Predalien and it’s facehuggers escaped, and began breeding its kind one by one. One more Predator came to Earth to wipe away the crime, and for what the Xenomorphs are causing.

Now, the facehuggers can impregnate one human at a time. But for a Predalien, it can have its multiple jaws on a human mouth, and shove embryos down a humans throat! That my friend, is so gross, that you may need holy water to clean your eyes. Cause when they attacked a hospital, that abomination took on a pregnant woman, as she gave birth to eight baby aliens, bursting right out her stomach…screeching.

While the National Guard got wiped out, U.S. Army Colonel Stevens had no choice but to wipe out the town by calling in a nuclear strike. The last predator finally killed the Predalien, but both aliens, that Predator, and humans were wiped out in the atomic blast. But the good part was, that in the sequel, four humans made it out, and found one of its blasters. However, Col. Stevens kept it hidden, as they do not want show the world. Both aliens and predators are dead, as they left no evidence.

But in conclusion by facing both movies, Predator has won the fights. As the last surviving humans, never told about what happened.

Only Lance Henriksen, and Ewan Bremner are the only stars that I know, as I’ve never seen some celebrity faces that were in both movies. 8/10 stars is what I give on both movies.