I'm feel it'd be better if I moved my film reviews somewhere else and use this blog for more personal sutff. So I made a Letterboxd account. You can find the link below:
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
A film my family watched on Netflix while my Dad is out of state (linked cable).
The only actor I was familiar with beforehand was the lead actor Aamir Khan, who previously also lead in PK (2014) which was the 1st Bollywood film I saw in the cinema.
It does however do that whole "movie" thing were it's pretty clear they dramatized some stuff.
As is the case with many films from Bollywood, there are many songs that play throughout, some good, some bad. When I Shazammed one song, I was surprised to learn Daler Mehndi (the guy who sang the Tunak Tunak Tun song) sang the main theme
Monday, May 4, 2020
I'm a fan of animation, so here's a review for this film I saw on Netflix.
It's based on a children's book by the author Lois Lowry and it's about kids trying to get rid of their terrible parents.
The film seems a bit unfocused, but I thought it was funny at parts. I've noticed that people with abusive and/or neglective parents have taken a liking to this film, and that's cool. I wasn't a fan of how they portrayed people involved in childrens' asylums, but hey, I'm never been an orphan. There's probably something I don't know.
The animation reminded me a lot of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, and sure enough, it's directed by someone who worked on the sequel.
If I have any major criticisms of this film, it would be the performance of Ricky Gervais, who plays the cat. Whenever I heard him narrate, he sounded so bored.
Overall, the film was alright. 7/10 maybe.
BTW, I highly recommend checking out these two podcast interview with the director: The Bancroft Brothers & Animation for Adults.
Sunday, May 3, 2020
I know about this film thanks to Cartoon Brew. It’s the film for an online adult-target animated series made in Saudi Arabia.
The animation caught my interest, so I decided to watch it three nights ago.
Without any experience watching the show this is based on (they offer no subtitles on YouTube), it was okay. It seems they decided to jump on the superhero movie craze and make a light parody of them.
I’d like to know more about this series however.
Just finished watching this show on Netflix three nights ago.
It’s created by Pendelton Ward (Adenveture Time) and it’s based on a podcast I’ve never heard of.
This series is particularly interesting as 80% of the audio for each episode comes from the podcast itself.
A random guy goes into different simulations and interviews people and/or things.
Without giving spoilers away, at times the show can be crass, and how much your willing to take depends on your preferences; however, the conversations the characters engage in have so much to offer and think about.
I personally loved it! When it comes to adult-targeted animation, it’s nice to see a series that doesn’t rely on apathy as a substitute for principles and gives an expose on how life is meaningless.