As obnoxious as this is, I will be heavily comparing this film to another of director Chloé Zhao’s I’ve seen—The Rider—for reasons I will get into.Continue reading “Day Seven: Songs My Brothers Taught Me (MotM 2021)”
Before saying anything about this film or how I felt about it, we need to ask the real questions, such as “What is this film actually called?” I’ve seen “Where Is the Friend’s House?” and “Where Is My Friend’s House?” and “Where Is the Friend’s Home?” It probably doesn’t matter, but man, do I wanna know for sure.Continue reading “Day Six: Where Is the Friend’s House? (MotM 2021)”
Going to be a quick piece today. The proceedings of the day did not develop a write-happy boy.Continue reading “Day Five: The Gold Rush (1925) (MotM 2021)”
Guess what, everyone? I don’t have any history with this film or anyone involved with it. That can only mean one thing: I will talk about the film without fluffing up the word count talking about myself! Cue thunderous applause!Continue reading “Day Four: Fish Story (2009) (MotM 2021)”
As it turns out, my Wednesdays off encourage me to be lazy, so I think I’ll continue that with this review. Will detail some things about what I liked/disliked, as well as some personal musings.Continue reading “Day Three: Bad Education (2019) (MotM 2021)”
Y’know that meme that made the rounds a few years ago involving Cole Sprouse’s character from Riverdale going on about how much of a weirdo he is? I feel like director Quentin Dupieux would feel at home with that meme.Continue reading “Day Two: Reality (2014) (MotM 2021)”
Fun fact: finding usable covers for older films in a 16×9 aspect ratio is a real pain.
With that said, I unfortunately do not have much time to write as much on this as I’d like to. It seems watching films early on in the morning will have to be the proper method going forward.Continue reading “Day One: Bicycle Thieves (MotM 2021)”
For those unaware, four years ago I started an annual tradition called March of the Movies, where I watch a film every day for the month of March and write reviews for them on the blog for people to peruse. The premise will be the same as it was last year (and most other years): I watch a film at any part of a particular day and will release some sort of review, whether fully detailed or comically short, in that same specific day.Continue reading “Commencing the 2021 March of the Movies”
This will be a somewhat unusual post for the purposes of this blog. Typically, the formula to success here has been taking a topic and either analyzing it from top to bottom or ruthlessly criticizing it in ways that the general public normally wouldn’t outside of extreme cases. Something tells me I’m usually the person people turn to for bad news, or an otherwise grounded take on specific topics, whether it be anime, games, or whatever else.
But this will be somewhat unique, yet not unique in the slightest in hindsight. What I’m about to embark on is something that is generally more expected from an online blog format: a personal story about discovering a new hobby (pastime?). I have officially come full circle and am now blogging about random, sudden passions, some seven years into my blogging life.Continue reading “I’ve Made a Home on Twitch”
“Modern” (relative term) Pokémon games and I have a bit of a rocky history. Raised and conscious in the era of Pokémania, I’ve been raised into an expectation of what a Pokémon game is and how it should play. Scrumptious RPG elements combined with catching and raising a variety of creatures used for battle and, eventually, other activities.
In the years since I became a teenager and eventually an adult, Pokémon has constantly evolved (ha) into something more and more aimed at accessibility than anything else, which I’m not totally fond of. Such disdain spurs me to continuously replay older games to suit my preferences, lonely and tedious as that has become.
Recently, I’ve begun replaying various Pokémon games in order to ascertain their quality given my current mindset, which is more tolerant of the inevitability of change. Of late, I’ve found that Pokémon Platinum is pretty great (still need to finish it to be sure) and Pokémons FireRed/LeafGreen are not as great as I once believed them to be. The latest of my revisit tour comes in the form of Pokémon SoulSilver/HeartGold, which many consider the definitive version of Pokémon‘s second generation. Do I agree? Well, the article title gives a hint, but first, some history:Continue reading “Replaying 16 Hours of Pokémon SoulSilver Just Made Me Want to Replay Pokémon Silver”