This week for Movie Monday I’m back with a comedy film. It’s The Sister Act!
Plot: The plot is pretty silly, although there are some very serious parts to it, like the reason that Deloris needs to go into Witness Protection in the first place. Still this is mostly a Musical Comedy, so expect lots of singing and goofiness.
Casting: The casting is pretty spot on with Whoopi Goldberg being the lead star in her role as Deloris. The rest of the cast is equally well done.
Cinematography: This didn’t have much special effects in it, it wasn’t a Sci-Fi or Fantasy movie after all. But it was pretty well shot nonetheless.
Music: The music was the main draw of this film and it was pretty awesome. That’s all that need be said.
Overall: A fun, and sometimes serious movie, with plenty of songs that the whole family can enjoy.
For those who like: Musical Comedies, Whoopi Goldberg.
Not for those who don’t like: Either of the above.
This week for Movie Monday I’m back with a classic. It’s The Truman Show!
Plot: The plot is pretty deep, which may surprise some people who are expecting a comedy since Jim Carrey is the star of the movie. The basic premise is that a kid named Truman is the star of a TV show, except he doesn’t know that. Everything and everyone in his life is an actor and his entire “world” is a TV set. A very advanced TV set, but still fake. It’s honestly a pretty cool premise, if not a little creepy. The fact that there is a mental disorder named after this movie is highly telling.
Casting: Jim Carrey does an amazing job as Truman, honestly I think this is one of his most serious films in terms of tone and he pulls it off amazingly. The rest of the cast is just as good.
Cinematography: The special effects are amazing, and that’s all that need be said for a non Fantasy/Sci-Fi film.
Music: The music is pretty great as well.
Overall: A very interesting and thought provoking movie, and a must see.
For those who like: Thinking Hard, Drama.
Not for those who don’t like: Either of the above.
This week for Anime Sunday I’m back with a Summer 2020 series. It’s my GoHS Episode 01 Impressions!
Plot: The plot is pretty good, and I wasn’t really expecting this to capture my attention the way it did after how thoroughly unimpressed I was by the Tower of God from last season. It’s got plenty of action scenes to fulfill my inner 8 year old that loved watching Dragon Ball, and is well written enough to interest me now. Though that is probably due to the various ties into different mythologies from across the world.
Characters: Our main character is Jin Mo-Ri and he’s a pretty fun guy. He’s much more laid back than some of the more recent protagonists I’ve watched which is nice. The rest of the cast is okay, but I have a feeling I’d prefer reading the original Manhwa to get a better handle of characters. That could be totally wrong though.
Art: The animation is done by MAPPA, who animated series like Zankyou no Terror and Altair. So while they are pretty good, they aren’t near my gold standard of ufotable sadly.
Music: The musical score fit the episode, that’s all I can really say here.
Overall: A fun first episode in a series that grabbed my interest when I didn’t expect it to.
For those who like: Action, Drama, Martial Arts, Mythology.
This week for Bookish Wednesday I’m back with the sequel to the book I covered last time. It’s The Dawn of an Era, World Keeper Book 02, by Justin Miller!
Plot: This is a great sequel to the first book, and really covers the growth of Dale’s new Earth quite well. It’s pretty humorous for the most part, and it does get past the arc that was ended on a cliffhanger at the end of the first book. That said if you hope for Dale to enter the Keeper’s games, that doesn’t happen in this book, so it’s still pretty slow paced. Still there are plenty of amusing points in the story. My favorite part was the Turtle Tide portion of this book.
Characters: We get introduced to a couple new permanent characters in this book, and my favorite of them is Leowynn, but I’ll leave the why to that is the case for you to find out. The entire cast is great though.
Overall: A great sequel in a very slow paced series.
Hey all I’m back with a movie I forgot existed until just yesterday for this week’s Movie Monday. It’s Honey I Shrunk the Kids!
Plot: This is a very much comedic movie with not too much of a serious bent to it. It’s light-hearted fun for the whole family and that’s about it. Sure there are tense moments but frankly it’s played more for laughs most of the time, although the accidental death by lawn mower is rather morbid when you really think about it.
Casting: The cast is pretty good, with Rick Moranis being our lead character Wayne Szalinski. The rest of the cast is just as well done.
Cinematography: The shrunken portions of the movie were very well done for the special effects, although by today’s standards they are very lackluster.
Music: The musical score fit the movie, and nothing more needs be said about it really.
Overall: A fun movie, though forgettable as is evidenced by me only remembering it even existed very recently.
For those who like: Sci-Fi, Comedy, Low on Serious Drama, Good Cast, Great Special Effects for it’s day.