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Spoilers and Everything: Willy Wonka and the Choc.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: A film that was, according to many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many people, is the best Chocolate Factory movie.
And I don't like it. I found it annoying, pretentious, and bouncy. In fact, I have no idea why anyone would find this superior to the Burton film.
This movie was rather tedious to watch. The characters had no real depth, and the 'death' scenes are just terrible, with Wonka not doing ANYTHING to stop them.
The tone of the film is strange. I feel like it's trying to be a comedy musical, but just feels like a poorly executed satire. Everything about it was strange. And the transition from the outside world to the factory isn't as miraculous as I hoped. The way it was written in the book made you understand how cold and depressing the world was for Charlie, and how warm and uplifting the factory was to him.
BUT IT JUST DOESN'T SHOW.
If you remember in the review of the Burton film, I said that I would've liked more inclusions
SnE: Day of the Doctor
Day of the Doctor: A TV serial that just blows my frigging mind.
That's the sound of my mind.
Okay, usually, I talk about things in a professional manner, but as my past self has said in a journal, SCREW PROFESSIONALISM!
Okay, it starts with this thing, with the War Doctor. He has the Moment, a device capable of destroying Gallifrey, and the War.
Hm... Moment? Wasn't that the thing from the Eighth Doctor stories?
+1 Fan Point to the book reading fans.
And a group of Time Lords gathers, they're discussing the end of Gallifrey, as a group of Daleks approach.
+2 Fan Points for the book fans, and the new Who fans.
The Doctor, or rather, the War Doctor, has gone to a distant planet with the moment, and decide to destroy the War with it. However, the Moment's consciousness awakens, and it's in the form of...
The Bad Wolf?
+3 Fan Points for the new Who fans.
She says that he should think about what he's doing, see what his future will be like. So she opens up
Spoilers and Everything: Alien
Alien is a film renowned for its creepy, lonely design. It's creativity left the original watchers impressed from the concepts of facehuggers and chestbursters.
The film is set in a future where space travel is regular, and takes place in a shipping transport called Nostromo. A towing ship picks up a distress signal on an asteroid, and decide to investigate. When they come back, they find out that they were manipulated by the army into picking up an alien creature that's described as 'the perfect weapon'.
I love this movie's setting. The confined hallways of a spaceship makes it clear that you can't escape from the Alien even if you do see it. This is made even scarier with H. R. Giger's amazing designs of the Alien. It's just horrific. A creature that reproduces by bursting out of your torso, grows from larva to giant beast in minutes, has two sets of mouths, and acid for blood.
I felt the crew went through many different emotions, through a short amount of time. There was the fear of
Spoilers and Everything: Bubba Ho Tep
I can honestly say, without a single doubt in my mind, that this is the greatest film I've ever watched.
I've seen Karate Kid, Terminator II, and Die Hard.
The story is about Elvis and a black John F. Kennedy fighting against an evil mummy, trying to suck out the souls of the residents of a rest home.
And yes, it's as crazy as it sounds.
The story is about a much older version of Elvis in a rest home in Texas. He feels no ambition for life, and is just waiting to die, wondering why life had screwed him over so hard. He apparently handed his fame and wealth over to an impersonator, and it was the impersonator who had died.
However, the peace of the home was disrupted by the sudden deaths of many of the residents, and strange bugs appearing from nowhere. The only person who knows what's going on, however, is a crazy man who claims to be JFK. His explanation is that a mummy had risen from the dead, and is harvesting souls from the old people in the home.
Over the duration of
SaE: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Recently, I made this deal with :iconWholetthemonstersout:. I promised that I would do a review on his least favourite movie, and in return, he would do a review on MY least favourite movie. However, he didn't want to watch Equestrian Girls, so he's doing my second least favourite.
Today, I'm going to review Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. A musical about seven hillbillies who kidnap girls to force them into marriage. It's as stupid as it sounds.
The movie suffers from a problem I feel quite a lot of movie musicals suffer. The pacing was just awful. When I watched the film, I just felt every atom of my body was dying from boredom. There was a totally pointless fight scene that lasts for about five minutes.
The whole movie is about the love life of seven brothers who live by themselves in the middle of nowhere. So, one of the brothers decide to into town to find a young , strong woman who would do all their chores for them. The other brothers find out th
Spoilers and Everything: Charlie and the Chocolate
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Roald Dahl is known worldwide for being an ingenious writer, managing to think up worlds of pure wonder and impossibilities. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is no exception. Roald Dahl has managed to write how children perceive candy factories. Full of laughter and magic, and creative confectionaries, his books are simply scrumdiddlyyumtious.
A while back, Tim Burton made a movie based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I quite liked it.
The strongest point of the film is definitely the sets. The outside world is cold, bleak and white, while the inside of the factory is colourful and warm.
My biggest complaint is that Burton made Willy Wonka more prominent, with a backstory. I felt that Willy Wonka would be a 'mentor' character, like Mr. Miyagi from The Karate Kid. It took away the mystery.
Another complaint is how Burton skipped so much of the book. Square candies that look round, marshmallow pillows, fizzy lifting drinks, and lockable wallpaper
Spoilers and Everything: Evil Dead (2013)
And finally the remake. Now, this is when they finally got back to the basics of horror. No more comedy, just flat out bloodshed and demons. Classical B-movie style and all.
This time, it shows the story of five friends spending time in a cabin in the middle of nowhere, so they can support a girl called Mia with her dope addiction.
Meanwhile, one of the guys find a basement full of dead animals and a book. So, out of some morbid curiosity, he takes the book for study and then reads out the incantation that gives the demons license to turn people to deadites. Mia gets possessed, and everything goes crazy.
As the film goes on, the characters die, one by one. It's pretty cool, as they are all done with practical effects, rather than CGI. And to add to how awesome the movie already is, references to the original are made.
Natalie has to cut off her possessed hand, a mirror blows up, David looks in the basement the same way Ash looked for Henrietta in the second film, and Mia's necklace loo
Spoilers and Everything: Evil Dead II
Dead By Dawn
Evil Dead: Dead by Dawn is a sequel to Evil Dead, with even more special effects and tree rape.
The second film is more of a horror comedy. There's much more slapstick involved, and cartoonish sound effects. This film acts as a somewhat direct sequel to the original film. It starts off with an abridged version of the first film, and starts off with Ash escaping the cabin. The dark spirit, however, catches up to him and possesses his body, only to be driven off by the morning sun. The rest of the film deals with Ash trying to survive the deadites a second time. A second group, lead by a girl called Annie, comes to the cabin, only to find that there's quite a lot of bad things happening in it.
The story is pretty good, if not better than the first one. The special effects still work in my opinion, and that is definitely a strong point in the series.
The movie ends with Ash losing his hand to... his hand... long story, and after replacing it with a chainsaw, he fights off the
Spoilers and Everything: Evil Dead
The Evil Dead is a groovy film series directed by Sam Raimi, about a cabin that gets invaded by demons. Hilarity ensues, but only in the second and third film. And then it gets serious in the fourth one.
When my social studies teacher first told me about Evil Dead, I looked it up on Google, and thought:
Oh, God! This is disgusting!
But a year later, after watching Halloween, I grew an appreciation for the horror movie genre. So I finally watched the movie. And I thought:
Oh God! This is awesome!
So, due to the Halloween season, I decided to watch the complete Evil Dead series. 1, 2, 3, and... 4? Or is it 1, 2, different series 1, and 1 again?
It gets confusing.
For an overview of the basic series, it's about a guy called Ash who fights his way out of demon infested cabin, while his friends turn into zombie demons called Deadites.
And then gets sucked back in time.
Evil Dead is about a group of teens going to a little cabin in the woods to have a party or something. They find thi
Apologetic Proof Part 7 God and CreationThe Bible teaches very clearly that God is all powerful, and lives outside the boundaries of the universe and that he created the universe by willing it into existence.
In March 2007 Stephen Hawking gave a lecture at a Physics conference in Berkeley California, and he stated that the Universe came from nothing. He stated conclusively that he cannot explain how or why the universe came into existence, but all studies in astrophysics shows the universe in expanding, which means that it did indeed at some time in the past start from one point. Even the most brilliant minds, both Atheists and Christian, agree that the universe had a starting point, and came from nothing.
This leaves us with an exercise in logic. Did everything that exists on our planet, in our galaxy and in the universe, happen as a random accident? Even the most brilliant Atheist minds on the planet agree that the universe for some “unknown” reason came into existence out of nothing. If that is so, what or who
Characters: Creating Believable BeingsYou most definitely know when you’re a writer. You see a story, in every picture, find plot twists with every brushstroke. That phrase, ‘a picture is with a thousand words’? Well, you’ll see three thousand. You might just get excited about that new pen, the one that makes you feel like you’re writing pure silk, or maybe your favorite part of back-to-school season is the idea of picking up an extra notebook (or a dozen) to hold your thoughts. You just know when you’re a writer.
And perhaps the most tell-tale sign is your characters. You see, and hear them, everywhere. And why shouldn't you? They’re the absolute core of your novel. Your plot’s weak in some places? Well, try taking out your characters entirely. Don’t replace them with anything, just take them out. How does your plot move now? Your setting is less than believable? Try writing a story that’s nothing but description and plot. You'll see why characters are nece
Surprisingly truthful articleYesterday I stumbled upon an article titled "My Abortion". It immediately pecked my interest. A family member who I was with said "Don't read that. It looks like Pro Abortion propaganda crap. The magazine is obviously leftist". I rolled my eyes and looked through the magazine anyway. I wanted to read what it said. I didn't care whether it was Pro Life or Pro Choice. I figured I'd learn something from it. There were stories from different women and their experience with abortion. The first women kept her baby. The rest went through with the abortion but felt forced into it,guilty, or were simply very desperate and felt they had no one to turn to for comfort or help. There was one story about a women who saw Pro Lifers outside the abortion clinic holding signs with pictures of bloody dead babies and was afraid of them. She said something along the lines of "I knew it was a baby but I felt it was okay to kill it because what else am I going to do in my situation?" I'v heard stories like t
SSB4 Daily Picture Blog #16
Full credit of the above picture goes to Sakurai and his development team!
SSB4 DAILY PICTURE BLOG #16 - 2/12/13 to 6/12/13
Miiverse quote: Pic of the day. Turnips are used in the Villager's up-air and down-air attacks. Perhaps because the turnip prices fluctuate depending on the day's market, the number of turnips that appear changes every time. How cute.
Monday's picture showed Villager's up and down aerial attack, which uses the turnips from the Animal Crossing series. The number of turnips will change randomly each attack, meaning the damage output and knockback will probably also vary. If so, expect the red turnips to do the most damage.
Link to Miiverse post: [here]
Miiverse quote: Pic of the day. Here's the new edition of the Ray Gun. The Smash Bros. mark appears backward because it acts like a stamp. We design
SpecialistsI’ve just heard the most amazing story.
There’s a little girl with autism out there, somewhere who has put specialists to shame.
She was given a test: ‘put these words in alphabetical order.’ (words like apple, and banana, etc.)
The little girl did her writing- and what she produced was this;
Seem strange? It did to them, too. And they were even going to mark her down for this . . .until one of them looked at it again, and came to a realisation that surprised them all. They found that she had in fact done exactly what she was asked. She had put each one of the letters in those words into alphabetical order.
Characters: Fixing Mary-SueThere is one trap that everyone dreads falling into, one that has become well known because so many people do fall into it, especially when it comes to creating characters. There’s a trap that’s become viewed with such displeasure that it’s actually become a bit of a stigma for writers.
It’s the Mary Sue/Gary Stu character trap.
I’m going to say this outright: Mary Sue’s are not a bad thing. They’re just poorly executed. Ninety percent of the problem with a Mary Sue, is that the original creator is simply too lazy to try and come up with a creative way of getting someone in and out of situations, and so fall back on what's familiar, which is almost inevitably a cliche. It’s an easy fix, if you’re not lazy.
Unfortunately, I’ve seen more articles about ‘avoiding’ them, more than I’ve seen anything with ‘fixing’ them. There is a difference. Avoidance does not correct the problem; it merely saves it f
Maskings in the Makingsthe only people I give thanks to for their face departments are those who have had plastic surgery. If I met a face outside of the plastic surgery brigade, I'd have make an informal request for that faces' parental address and go and thank them....If parents had passed on I'd have to see a medium.
Anime Index (Underrated Anime): Shinsekai YoriWelcome to Clannadat’s Anime Index. This is where we take a look at anime both objectively and subjectively to see just how good they really are.
Now because last month I looked at overrated anime, for this month I will spend it reviewing anime that in my opinion are underrated. These are the anime which either are better than most people say or those that have been sorely overlooked.
Just so every reader knows if you enjoy any of the Anime I review, no matter positive how or negative I am, if you enjoy the Anime that is great. All this is meant to be is a perspective so you can decide whether you would enjoy this anime or not.
Anime Review #14
Anime to be reviewed: Shinsekai Yori (From The New World)
Directed by: Masashi Ishihama
Produced by: Yutaka Ōmatsu
Written by: Masashi Sogo
Music by: Shigeo Komori
Studio: A-1 Pictures
Original run: September 29, 2012 – March 23, 2013
No of Episodes: 25
Spoilers and Everything: Army of Darkness
Army of Darkness.
Out of all the Evil Dead movies, this one is obviously when they jumped the shark. Raimi and co took the horror aspect away and replaced it with total comedy.
The plot is about Ash trying to return home after a time travel mishap with the Book of the Dead, sending him back to medieval periods.
There is more slapstick than ever, and the blood is taken away. The special effects, however, still have their charm. I'd say my favourite scene was Ash grew a second head.
I feel like the actual story itself is rather lazily made. The film really killed the mood of the last one and filled it to the brim with jokes and corny one liners. The characters are kinda stupid, too. You can hardly remember their names.
But still, even if it ruined Evil Dead, Army of Darkness still gave me a good laugh. As long as you remember that the movie isn't really an Evil Dead movie, more like a spin off, then it should be alright. So, I'd say that it has that campy factor that makes it kinda funny
LatreuophobiaI wash off sick-sweet orange lipstick in front of a mirror as dusty as gothic romances. It tastes like oblivion, that is to say, like nothing my tongue can detect.
The door opens with a creak no private restroom could emulate. Some chick with blue bobbed hair and smeared eyeliner. I looked like that once. Ten years ago.
Getting the beer out of my hair is harder. Some men just can't take it when I'd rather they not kiss my feet or call me an angel or-
“Dayum girl, you look like a goddess.”
I gulp, taste of acid.
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