These movies are definitely worth watching if you have the time, but aren’t quite at the level where I’d insist that you watch them. They are overall enjoyable experiences, but have flaws that keep them from being among my all time favorites. Kizumonogatari Part 1: Takketsu After 6 years in development, hopefully it will have… Continue reading 2016 Movie Review Part 2: Movies I Liked
Disclaimer: A few of these movies are actually from 2015, but didn’t get released in the US until 2016. Also I did my best of avoid spoilers in this blog. 2016 was a great year for movies. There were records broken, boundaries shattered, and new inventive ideas shown to audiences. The disappointing part of it… Continue reading 2016 Movie Review Part 1: Mediocre Movies
Ratings (Scale calibrated 5/28/11, last edited 9/15/14) 5: Greatest of All Time An anime with the rating of 5 must be superior in every category. The story must be first and foremost entertaining. It must be complex enough so that it is not overly predictable, but not so complex that it is impossible to follow. The… Continue reading Anime Ratings Scale
Disclaimer: PLEASE click on the links provided to get a summary of the anime as well as ratings/detailed reviews. This blog isn’t meant to go into that kind of depth and you should check whether an anime may be right for you before watching it on blind faith. Also, these recommendations are far from comprehensive.… Continue reading ULTIMATE GENERIC ANIME RECOMMENDATIONS BLOG
When Frozen premiered in November of 2013, there was no shortage of hype surrounding its release. The directors had a resume of success with Tangled (2010), and even from the (in retrospect) inappropriately toned American trailer, the animation looked fantastic. However, I doubt that even the most optimistic Disney fans could have predicted the phenomenon… Continue reading Is Frozen Overhyped?
Kids these days don’t know how hard it was to be a Disney fan during the 70s and 80s (neither do I but that’s beside the point). After the death of Walt Disney in 1966, the company struggled to find an identity, losing several of its talented animators and facing stiff competition from one of… Continue reading Disney’s Second Renaissance: Animation for the Modern Age
“What makes a good children’s book?…The Little Prince, which is a fascinating fable for grown-ups [is] of conjectural value for boys and girls of 6, 8 and 10. [It] may very well be a book on the order of Gulliver’s Travels, something that exists on two levels” –John Chamberlain, New York Times Book Review, 1943… Continue reading The Little Prince (2015) Review