Sounds good. I might check it out Friday night
I watched a movie called Your Name (Kimi no na wa). When this movie came out it was an incredible success. I think it ended up being the #1 grossing movie in Japan ever and when it came to North America it was being talked about heavily in the film scene for being an Oscar contender. The dub came out on Bluray in North America in November after an almost two year wait from its original Japanese release and it has been sitting on my shelf waiting to be watched since. I waited years to watch it but circumstances never let me watch it (was never in the right mood/mindset, I was afraid that the hype was going to ruin it for me, house is always noisy and I didn't want any distractions). I finally found time to watch it and it met and exceeded all of my expectations.
The trailer for the movie is very misleading, in a kind of good kind of bad way. It makes the whole movie seem like it's a Japanese slice of life/romance movie, and it is, but it is also so much more than that.
The main character Mitsuha lives in rural Japan and is fed up with both the lifestyle and the expectations of being a female there. She wants nothing more than to be a boy living in Tokyo. One day her wish comes true and she starts body swapping with a high school boy named Taki who currently lives in Tokyo. They both learn to live with this, some days in their own life, some days in a strangers life, by leaving notes for each other filling the other in on what happened in their life that day.
One day the body swapping stops and Taki is left to wonder why. He starts to forget Mitsuha and all of his experiences living in her life so he decides to track her down and meet her in person. That's when he learns the devastating truth of Mitsuha and the village she lives in.
It's a story about time unraveling, giving Taki a chance to change the events of over 3 years and stop a terrible disaster from happening.
It is absolutely beautiful in every way. The story, the characters, the music are all so good. The animation and art style is unlike anything you have ever seen before. Watch the trailer above and imagine that but even clearer and more stunning. I tried to pick out a couple of examples of how stunning it can be below. (again, the bluray still looks way better than these shots)
I know most of you aren't into anime but I highly recommend you give Your Name a shot. If not for anything but to see the crazy future animation is headed in. It has caught the attention of people all over the film industry for so many different reasons. Excluding a couple of 5 second scenes it is one of the least "japanese" things out there. It's Disney in Japan but if Disney movies looked 5x better than they do now.
I'll gladly send my bluray over to anyone who wants to watch it.
Looks better than the trash I watched last night.
Bad Mom's Christmas....
Why? Why did I have to watch this piece of absolute crap? No, no one else forced me, it was my pick. I wanted a comedy. It promised laughs. It didn't deliver. It was the worst thing I've seen in a long long time.
Please dont watch this. I made a huge mistake. Its like a bad taste you cant get out of your mouth but its not in my mouth its in my head.
I think its so bad that I can legally sue everyone involved in making the movie.
Bad Mom's Christmas seems like one of those movies you would only watch if you were a Kristen Bell or Mila Kunis superfan
I watched Blade of the Immortal Just now.
It was really good
I was hooked right from the start. It was well shot , had a cool story and some great characters.
I bought the steelbook form amazon, but it was region B. Luckily I have a region B set up as well so its fine, but just a heads up to others.
Great movie though, I haven't watched an Asian movie in a long time, but this is directed by Takashi Miike and I love his movies. Ichi the Killer was recently released on blu ray and I picked it up. Its another great one which i need to watch again.
He has done other weird and crazy movies like Audition and Visitor Q.
Check this one out though its a sword fighting movie with a revenge plot and just some great characters, scenery and style.
I went on a little Tarantino kick and watched Inglorious Basterds, Hateful 8, True Romance and Death Proof.
Enjoyed myself on all of 'em but I think Death Proof was my favorite this time around.
Kurt Russel is the best.
I watched Deadpool 2 on sunday.
It was good. It was funny , but like the first, I dont know if id enjoy it a second time. It did have some slow moments and some jokes that were dragged out and not funny. On the other hand it had a lot of jokes that were hilarious. Cable was great and I loved another character that shows up later.
Go check it out, its silly and there is a lot more of the breaking of the 4th wall and lots of references to other pop culture and comic book series right from the beginning and all the way to the very end. (stick around for the after credits)
I recently watched Black Panther. I liked it but was a little disappointing as I got sucked into all the hype.