Some days, I want to watch comedies. Other days, I want to watch dramas. Today, I wanted to watch a cheesy sports documentary on one of the most legendary wrestlers of all time—a wrestler that I have always been fascinated by, ever since childhood: Andre the Giant.
What makes him interesting? He’s really big. Why is that interesting? Because it’s not normal. This man is like two men in one. His sheer girth makes him compelling to the eye and to the minds of those he towers over. A massive force who, outside his ring persona, was just a simple guy. This documentary chronicles the life of a man who was… no, I’m not gonna advocate for such clichés.
Continue reading “Day Seventeen: Andre the Giant (March of the Movies 2022)”
So far this month, my selections have been really strong. Outside of one (unintentional) negative rating, every film has either been okay or great. This trend with continue today with Lazzaro felice (or Happy as Lazzaro in English).
March has been so good, in fact, that this film, which I am about to praise as very enjoyable, would be considered one of the lesser titles. Funny how it works that even when something is good, sometimes competition makes it technically among the worst of the batch. No one could ever take advantage of that information to push agendas or anything.
…Sorry, where was I? Oh, yes. Happy as Lazzaro.
Continue reading “Day Seven: Lazzaro Felice (March of the Movies 2022)”
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)”
Another suggestion made by a friend of mine, Thoroughbreds is actually a film I’ve had my eye on for some time. The stellar ratings, adoration for the two young female leads, and the harrowing premise gives this a “cool” factor that’s somewhat rare, even in the indie scene. This is also the debut directorial work of one Cory Finley; this being the beginning, I’m interested to see the continuation. Continue reading “Day Twenty-Seven: Thoroughbreds (MotM 2020)”
Today, a new trailer was revealed for the upcoming James Bond movie titled “Too Awesome to Die Horribly” or something. Today, I watched an anime OVA series that spoofs the secret agent subgenre of action flicks by adding a bunch of fantasy elements while reviving tons of historical figures and making them evil. Is this coincidence? Am I a soothsayer? Neither of these are 0% possibilities if you don’t think about it. Continue reading “Merry Days of Anime: R.O.D. – Read or Die (OVA)”
Watching Pokémon Detective Pikachu was a lot like watching Venom. That is not a statement I thought I would be beginning this review with, but this is the reality in which I’ve created for myself. Continue reading “Pokémon Detective Pikachu Review”
The single-biggest “Wow” to grace this screen is the fact that I can take Owen Wilson seriously in a non-comical lead role. Continue reading “Day Twenty-Three: Midnight in Paris (MotM 2019)”
Let’s see what I watched during the Winter season of 2018:
Violet Evergarden, Koi Ameagari, and the Basilisk sequel, which I never finished. Two decent shows, but nothing super substantial. I had seen that the show being spotlighted in this post was fairly popular, yet I never remember seeing any substantial hype for it around the anicommunity. Seasonal Prattle wrote one post on it some time back, but otherwise I’m either completely blind or I unintentionally ignored anything about it while it was airing.
I open with this because my question now, after seeing it, is “Where the FUCK have I been?” Continue reading “Entry #22: Sora yori mo Tooi Basho (SoM/A 2018)”
While there is no confirmation for this, I have the impression that people come to this blog, read my criticisms, and assume that I am a very cynical and apathetic person. In my past, I can’t argue against this, as the foundations of this blog’s creation was deep within the realm of taking the craft of anime criticism very seriously—which led to a very conscious effort to establish the good from the bad, to be the authority of quality within the anime medium. The early stages of The Visualist’s Veranda, then called Criticism and Thoughts, has the presence of overwhelming cynicism and a tendency to alternate to a mocking, elitist tone. Continue reading “Violet Evergarden: Everlasting Emotion(al Overload)”
(“Recommended” by Kalavente, who seems to enjoy “recommending” me things.)
I’ll keep this brief. My timeframe is limited tonight. Continue reading “Day Twenty-One: I, Tonya (MotM 2018)”