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Fruits Basket - Box Set
10 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I finaly got to see the whole series of [b]Fruits Basket[/b]. I've been reading the manga and been enjoying every single bit of it. For of those who haven't heard, read or seen [b]Fruits Basket[/b], its about the chinese zodiac and how the family Sohma (certain people of the Sohma family) turn into animals in the Chinese Zodiac (plus the cat) when hugged by the opposite sex.

This is basically a Shojo Manga/Anime. And for those who doesn't know what Shojo means. Its basically romance stuff for girls. But this little Manga/Anime has alot of guy supporters too (including myself). I'm a furbura freak! And thats pretty sad.

I'm not sure if I should be confused about my sexuality or not after watching and reading Fruits Basket. And here's why. One of the lead characters, Yuki Sohma, looks very hot. Almost to be a chick. Let the confusion begin!

[img]http://www.fantasykat.com/ch/Images/y/yuki6.jpg[/img]

So there's confusion added on to that. I've noticed that alot of anime and video games with anime styles are trying to make the cute boys look like girls. Creepy... And to add insult to injury. They sometimes have Yuki in a dress! I'm utterly confused.

But other than that hysterics. The anime is pretty good. It gets kinda alright at the end. I wasn't a fan for the ending. But the anime is good. The Manga puts it to shame though. I would say read the manga if you're really wondering about this story. Around volume 13, I was in tears. Because the manga is just too sad to bare. There's alot of romance in it. But its a good story. I would recommend this to anybody who is into anime and manga. This is def. a must see and read. Read more than see In My Opinion.

And what makes this story so great. Is that the Main, Main character. Tohru Honda, lives with the Sohma's, knows of their curse of turning into animals. And gives them all love that they thought they never had. I'm not sure if the Mangaka was trying to put Christian Philosophy into this. But all 12 Sohma's are connected to a "God". His name is Akito. He puts fear into everybody that is close to him and they obey him. And it seems like in my mind, Tohru is like Jesus Christ. Instead of putting fear and obidience into the Sohma's. She puts love and charity into them. Its just that Tohru and Akito don't share that Father/Son Bond like God and Jesus.

The manga is pretty deep. Make you sit down for awhile and go, huh. Never thought about that. If you don't have the time to read the manga, then watch the anime. Its not as great as the manga. But its pretty good.

World Trade Center
10 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

So I finally decided to watch both these films. I got 'em both for a dollar at my local library. No harm no foul IMO.

I've always been hazy on both films. Thinking that they are just propaganda or worse, a cheap gimmick for Hollywood to make an easy buck off of. That one really made me think what these movies were really about. Not to show the true suffering and struggle of the American People, but to just make an easy dollar and get rich off of it.

I also thought that these movies were made too damn soon. I don't think we were ready as a county to see these films. Not yet. [b]Tora! Tora! Tora![/b], which was basically about Pearl Harbor, was made in the 70's. And that film was in the right time frame I thought. But I bet there was films made right after Pearl Harbor to reflect on that.

But will these two be better than [b]Tora! Tora! Tora![/b]? No, not in my opinion. Evertime, somebody switches it to that movie, I always bitch and complain. Yet it takes about 5 mins for me to get sucked into it. Thats a great film. But lets get down to these films. Lets start off with [b]World Trade Center[/b].

[img]http://z.about.com/d/movies/1/0/h/9/8/worldtradecenterpubb.jpg[/img]

I still have my doubts on this film on whether it was trying to portray american survival or just to cash in on what seemed like an easy hit. And I really think its the latter, because they cast Nick Cage as the lead and try to make it as a summer Blockbuster flick.

But it wasn't that bad. It was a bit slow and dramatic, trying to get you in that weeping kind of spot. To just get at your Heart. And it does do that. But I don't think its that kinda film that you want to cherish forever. Maybe even own. I think its just a good rental to learn about the port authorities and what not.

[img]http://www.sptimes.com/2006/04/28/images/Floridi_filmcol_467109.jpg[/img]

Now this film really got to me. I knew this was the big one. The one that over stepped the boundary. And I noticed that I didn't know any of the cast. It wasn't like WTC that had Nick Cage or Maggie Gyllenhaal. I didn't know a single thing or couldn't think of where I've seen this actor before. They were a bunch of faces I've never seen before. Just like if you were to get on a airplane to travel.

And for anybody that knows anything, already knows that this movie doesn't end in a happy ending. And I knew it was coming too. I regretted it, I didn't want it to happen, because of the fight, the way they wanted to live and not want any others to suffer by having this plane hit some target as well.

The movie really showed how there was basically no information or no talks between the Air Traffic Controllers and the Military. This really dumbfounded me. I expressed that thought with my dad and he responded with, "They fixed that right?" and I replied with, "I hope." Because how it showed that there was no communication what so ever and both wanted to get information or to know what was being done and nobody knew how to get that information over to them.

It also showed who was the bad guys from the beginning. The camera focused way to much for you to already know who the "Evil Doer's" were. I wished that they could of still tried to make it a bit more confusing that you really didn't know who was who. Because at the beginning, I already knew who was the leader, who was flying the plane. But, in the back of my mind I was thinking that they were just trying to play him off as a fake. And that reasoning was, when he called his Cell Phone at the Air Port and said, "I Love You." I swore I thought I heard him say, "Ich Liebe dich." Which is german for I love you. But to my guesses. I was wrong.

This movie really captured how the strong the American Spirit is. This film felt like, even though it ended bad, that we will fight to do what is right, no matter the costs or if our life is on the line. The movie really portrayed that and I felt they should of. Because thats basically what the film is about. Being United.

I'm not entirely sure, if they did this on purpose by putting the British guy who didn't want to put up a fight to stop them. Were they saying that foriengers are weak or the british are weak or that they just don't really want to put up the effort to do what is right. That one really struck me odd. Even when he sprang up to try and stop them from charging the guy. I think it was the fear that overcame him that he was afraid that he was gonna die instead of fearing that he and hundreads or who knows how many would die if he let them do what they wanted to do. Maybe they should of just made him French.

I would highly recommend to anyone to see this. Its a thought provoking, heart breaking, captivating film. When it drops in price, I might consider buying it. But along with the Passion, I probably won't watch it much, because even though they are great films. Its still a very sad and true story that you don't want to dwell on alot.

United 93
United 93 (2006)
10 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

So I finally decided to watch both these films. I got 'em both for a dollar at my local library. No harm no foul IMO.

I've always been hazy on both films. Thinking that they are just propaganda or worse, a cheap gimmick for Hollywood to make an easy buck off of. That one really made me think what these movies were really about. Not to show the true suffering and struggle of the American People, but to just make an easy dollar and get rich off of it.

I also thought that these movies were made too damn soon. I don't think we were ready as a county to see these films. Not yet. [b]Tora! Tora! Tora![/b], which was basically about Pearl Harbor, was made in the 70's. And that film was in the right time frame I thought. But I bet there was films made right after Pearl Harbor to reflect on that.

But will these two be better than [b]Tora! Tora! Tora![/b]? No, not in my opinion. Evertime, somebody switches it to that movie, I always bitch and complain. Yet it takes about 5 mins for me to get sucked into it. Thats a great film. But lets get down to these films. Lets start off with [b]World Trade Center[/b].

[img]http://z.about.com/d/movies/1/0/h/9/8/worldtradecenterpubb.jpg[/img]

I still have my doubts on this film on whether it was trying to portray american survival or just to cash in on what seemed like an easy hit. And I really think its the latter, because they cast Nick Cage as the lead and try to make it as a summer Blockbuster flick.

But it wasn't that bad. It was a bit slow and dramatic, trying to get you in that weeping kind of spot. To just get at your Heart. And it does do that. But I don't think its that kinda film that you want to cherish forever. Maybe even own. I think its just a good rental to learn about the port authorities and what not.

[img]http://www.sptimes.com/2006/04/28/images/Floridi_filmcol_467109.jpg[/img]

Now this film really got to me. I knew this was the big one. The one that over stepped the boundary. And I noticed that I didn't know any of the cast. It wasn't like WTC that had Nick Cage or Maggie Gyllenhaal. I didn't know a single thing or couldn't think of where I've seen this actor before. They were a bunch of faces I've never seen before. Just like if you were to get on a airplane to travel.

And for anybody that knows anything, already knows that this movie doesn't end in a happy ending. And I knew it was coming too. I regretted it, I didn't want it to happen, because of the fight, the way they wanted to live and not want any others to suffer by having this plane hit some target as well.

The movie really showed how there was basically no information or no talks between the Air Traffic Controllers and the Military. This really dumbfounded me. I expressed that thought with my dad and he responded with, "They fixed that right?" and I replied with, "I hope." Because how it showed that there was no communication what so ever and both wanted to get information or to know what was being done and nobody knew how to get that information over to them.

It also showed who was the bad guys from the beginning. The camera focused way to much for you to already know who the "Evil Doer's" were. I wished that they could of still tried to make it a bit more confusing that you really didn't know who was who. Because at the beginning, I already knew who was the leader, who was flying the plane. But, in the back of my mind I was thinking that they were just trying to play him off as a fake. And that reasoning was, when he called his Cell Phone at the Air Port and said, "I Love You." I swore I thought I heard him say, "Ich Liebe dich." Which is german for I love you. But to my guesses. I was wrong.

This movie really captured how the strong the American Spirit is. This film felt like, even though it ended bad, that we will fight to do what is right, no matter the costs or if our life is on the line. The movie really portrayed that and I felt they should of. Because thats basically what the film is about. Being United.

I'm not entirely sure, if they did this on purpose by putting the British guy who didn't want to put up a fight to stop them. Were they saying that foriengers are weak or the british are weak or that they just don't really want to put up the effort to do what is right. That one really struck me odd. Even when he sprang up to try and stop them from charging the guy. I think it was the fear that overcame him that he was afraid that he was gonna die instead of fearing that he and hundreads or who knows how many would die if he let them do what they wanted to do. Maybe they should of just made him French.

I would highly recommend to anyone to see this. Its a thought provoking, heart breaking, captivating film. When it drops in price, I might consider buying it. But along with the Passion, I probably won't watch it much, because even though they are great films. Its still a very sad and true story that you don't want to dwell on alot.

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
10 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I just recently seen two films. One I basically seen already and another, I seen about 15 mins and stopped watching the first time *cough* it was on my computer *cough*. The first one is Daredevil the Directors Cut.

[img]http://www.wvip.co.uk/images/dvd/Daredevil/DaredevilDCR1.jpg[/img]

Now, I thougth the original was good. I haven't been hating it like alot of other people have. Daredevil is a fav of mine and I thought the original cut was decent. It was better then [b]The Hulk[/b], [b]Elektra[/b] and that god forsaken [b]Cat Woman [/b]in my opinion. I can't understand why so many people give Ben Affleck so much crap, he did a good job. I thought he portrayed Matt Murdock as a lonely, solice human being who must fight his demons to find sanity.

I already own the original cut and I've thought many, many times to buy the Director's Cut because I've seen it for 5-10 bucks at some stores and that wouldn't half bad deal. Because so many people were claiming the DC better then the OC. And here's my thoughts on it.

Is it worth it to spend 5-10 more bucks on the DC when you already own the original? In My Opinion, no its not. I thought the Director's Cut was alright. But if you already own the first, its not really worth buying the second. The Director's Cut is basically glorified on the Coolio scenes when Matt Murdock is defending him. I didn't really care for those scenes. Sure, some say that Murdock was taking a chance by taking someone in who looked and fit the crime, but still thought of him innocent. But I think I can see why they took it out in the first cut.

So I'm giving this a low score because I thought that its not really worth to own the Director's Cut and the Original when its almost the same thing with a bit more of fat on it. But if you own neither and a comic book whore, then go get the Director's Cut since its newer and probably cheaper.


[b]"When I wake up in the morning, I go into the Bathroom and Piss Excellence."

-Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

[/b][img]http://re3.mm-a2.yimg.com/image/2312839326[/img]

I think Will Ferral is sometimes funny at best. Not all the time. I have a bit of enjoyment in his movies. But I've been noticing a trend with his wacky, random flicks...

...They are funny or a bit hilarious in the beginning, but towards the middle and end they get really, really boring. I've experienced this with Anchorman and Elf as well. So I think this fits just nicely in the boring at the end trend.

I would say def. rent this film before you go out and kick yourself in the ass for wasting 20 bucks on this, then something that could been spent on more wisely.... Like toliet paper!

The Movie wasn't that bad, don't get me wrong. I can just find better things to spend 20 bucks on then this film. Wait until it his the 3 for 10 bin at EB Games then go for it!

This film had alot of good one liners and one of my favorite (which was bolded at the top) is probably the best line of that movie. I'm just gonna have a right time to say that when somebody is cutting me down and say that just to put it back in his face.

So there's two reviews for ya!

and P.S.

I bet his new movie Blades of Glory will probably go along the same pace, funny at the beginning, boring at the end. Especially if it has that guy from Napoleon Dynamite who hasn't been able to find a good niche since that IMO horrible film that made him famous. But thats another rant...[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/wink.gif[/img]