When Rick Riordan says everything old is new again, he really means it. He has taken ancient myth and legend and combined it with post-modern society and brought us the Percy Jackson series of books. This second film from the series is a wonderful take on the second book of the series. I do hope this film franchise keeps running! We are once again brought into the story by the dream team of Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman), a son of Posiden, Annabeth (Alexandra Daddario), and their satyr guide, Grover (Brandon T. Jackson). Annabeth relives her past in a short tale of woe for another child of the most powerful of the Greek Gods, Zeus. As children trying to reach the protective camp, Annabeth, Grover, Luke, and another girl, Talia, were being chased by two cyclops. In the pursuit, Talia tried to stop the cyclops to let the other kids get away, but was defeated. Talia was a child of Zeus, and everyone thought she was killed, but there was a very faint life force left in her, and Zeus used this to create a new life for Talia, as a tree protecting the camp, just as Talia did for her young friends. Also, because of this incident, Annabeth developed a hatred for cyclops. Read more...(658 words, 99 images, estimated 2:38 mins reading time)
Sailor Moon S: The Movie is like a Christmas movie. In this movie, Luna the cat is in love. In the beginning of the movie, Luna was feeling so sick, so she had to go home. On her way home, she almost got hit by a car. So, this young man that Luna in love with saved her. His name is Kakeru. Kakeru took Luna to his home and took care of her. There is a villain trying to destroy Kakeru slowly. This villain name is Princess Snow Kaguya.
She is trying to freeze the earth. Her snow dancers are mean and dangerous. Like guys from Saints Row: The Third, these girls aren’t girls. Well, they are girls really, but there not really good girls. There snow aliens. Snow dancers are aliens used by Princess Snow Kaguya, the snow dancers appears as identical pure-white women in dresses. They don’t talk at all. They sing mostly. Sailor Moon and the others are trying save the Earth, but Princess Snow Kaguya is strong and more powerful. Hell! I think she more powerful than the Jedi! She will freeze them. Read more...(407 words, 10 images, estimated 1:38 mins reading time)
It’s been awhile since we reviewed a animated film, and this one seems right at home in Musings stash. It is a tale told to us from decades ago, but still holds true even today. Let’s take a look at what happened to the colourful town of Thneedville.
While this town seems happy and bright, it holds a dark secret. This story is how one boy, Ted (Zac Efron) learns that the girls of his dreams, the artistic Audrey (Taylor Swift) wants to see a real tree. All the trees in Thneedville are plastic, as is just about everything else. Thneedville is about the most fake town ever. Even the air needs to be bought, and it is supplied by O’Hare (Rob Riggle) Air. Read more...(727 words, 87 images, estimated 2:54 mins reading time)
I never got to watch the original Dark Shadows back in the day. I was living in Columbus, Ohio, at the time, and WOSU Channel 34 PBS did not pick it up. If it did, it was most likely on at some hour that seven-year-old schoolgirl would not be watching. As I grew older, and learned of the shows that were getting imported to PBS from across the pond, I took an instant liking to Doctor Who. The Tomorrow People left me confused, and Upstairs, Downstairs did the same, even though my mother really liked it. All through the 80s, when I lived in Central Florida, the gothic geeks raved about this show, but I still never got to see it, and now that I’ve seen this Tim Burton version of it, I know there has to something more that what was on this surface of what could only be a parody of the actual show. I’ve watched my share of British TV shows, and this one was very Americanized for the big screen. Read more...(861 words, 130 images, estimated 3:27 mins reading time)
This has got to be the silliest fantasy movie ever, but that’s not so bad. The focus is not on the eldest prince of the land of someplace we never learn the name of, but on the younger prince. While Fabious (James Falco) is the dashing, courageous quester, his brother, Thadeous (Danny McBride) is happier being the arrogant, lazy courtier that prefers to hang out with the trolls by the river and smoke their herbal mixes. His constant companion is Courtney (Rasmus Hardiker) a servant that has become his best friend and confidante. This life of ease for Thadeous is about to end.
Fabious goes on yet another quest, and slays this week’s monster, and rescues a fair damsel from the keep of an evil wizard. Belladonna (Zooey Deschanel) has been kept prisoner by Leezar (Justin Theroux) for a very specific purpose, but when Fabious finds her, he is instantly smitten and brings her home to meet his father, King Tallious (Charles Dance), and announces to the court he and Belladonna are to be married. They are immediately preparing for a grand wedding the next day. The happy day is soon interrupted by Leezar as he comes to claim Belladonna by magickal means. Meanwhile, out on the river, Thadeous has skipped the wedding and is getting high with his troll friends. Read more...(587 words, 119 images, estimated 2:21 mins reading time)