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Men in Black 3

Submitted by Druss on Fri, 2012-09-07 01:10

MIB3 is a good addition to the franchise. It starts off a little slow and vapid, with everybody (surely) cringing at TLJ's rubbery facade. But then there's an Austin-Powers like time-warp to 1969 and a younger TLJ (Josh Brolin) who livens things up. Good fun.

Sakamichi no Apollon: Kids on the Slope

Submitted by Druss on Sun, 2012-09-02 12:48

So, thanks to a lot of hype, I ... acquired this anime and watched it all in a couple of sittings. I'm a real sucker for anything that revolves around music and the fact that this is directed by Watanabe Shinichirō (director of Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, etc., who is known for blending music in really well) with music taken care of by Kanno Yōko (who is a bloody legend), is about as big a recommendation as any anime can get.

Descendants, The

Submitted by Druss on Thu, 2012-07-12 00:39

Wife in a coma. Wife about to die. Negligent husband and father comes back into the picture. Two kids - a rebellious teenager and a 10 year old going through a phase. Teen informs father that wife was cheating on him.

John Carter

Submitted by Druss on Wed, 2012-05-23 00:22

John Carter is based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' (of Tarzan fame) 1917 novel, A Princess of Mars. I haven't read the book. However, keeping the age of the story in mind, this movie is highly entertaining, if very Hollywood-sy. The story is a nice blend of sci-fi and fantasy with a decent plot and a nice twist at the end. The action is mostly good, the humour mostly funny and the clichés mostly bearable. But the acting could have been better.

Baekmanjangja-ui cheot-sarang / A Millionaire's First Love

Submitted by Druss on Tue, 2012-05-22 22:36

A (probably unacknowledged) remake of A Walk to Remember starring that fell whore Mandy Moore (no offence to Mandy, but I couldn't help but rhyme), A Millionaire's First Love is pretty dire. Why I bothered to start watching it or subsequently sit through its entirety, I will never know. But I do know that I cringed on occasions greater than one and less than 500.

Get the Gringo

Submitted by Druss on Fri, 2012-05-11 01:38

Mel Gibson is an unnamed driver driving a getaway car full of money and a dying (and soon dead) accomplice being chased by the police very near the Mexican border. Rather than being caught on US soil, he intentionally crashes through a border fence into Mexico. The cops on the other side (who were also following along) while initially happy to hand over the two American nationals back, change their minds upon seeing the money. They decide to keep it for themselves and hush Gibson up by imprisoning him in 'El Pueblito', a notorious prison controlled by criminals.

Antique Bakery / Seiyou Kottou Yougashiten / 西洋骨董洋菓子店

Submitted by Druss on Sat, 2009-03-28 01:44

I just finished watching and reading Antique Bakery, a Josei manga by Yoshinaga Fumi which has also been adapted as an anime. The story revolves around Tachibana Keiichiro, who, one fine day, decides to quit his high profile corporate job to open a bakery.

Nodame Cantabile - Paris Hen

Submitted by Druss on Sun, 2009-02-22 13:51

I've been a huge fan of Nodame Cantabile ever since it was released. I've watched the live-action series, read the manga and also watched series one of the anime. This review deals with the anime sequel, dubbed "Nodame Cantabile: Paris Hen", which deals with Nodame and Chiaki's stay in Paris.

You should probably not be reading further if you are yet to see the first series.


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