I watched Up. I had seen some of the movie before, but not the whole thing and now I have. It has Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai, John Ratzenberger, Christopher Plummer, Elie Docter, Jeremy Leary, and Bob Peterson in it.
Big Warning: Have tissues ready for sad and happy tears.
In this movie, Carl Fredrickson wanted to be like Charles Muntz who was an adventurer when he was growing up. Charles Muntz had gone to a place called Paradise Falls in South America. He discovered a giant weird animal (an ostrich or a emu) while there. But people wanted to see a live bird not a skeleton. He promised to catch the bird and bring it home. Carl meets a girl named Elle. Elle likes Charles Muntz too. Carl and Elle get married, but discover they can’t have kids. Carl promises for them to go to Paradise Falls. But Elle dies. (Sad tears) After some people wanting him to go to a retirement home, he decides to make his house into a floating house and go to Paradise Falls. But he discovers a boy is on his porch while in mid-air. He decides to take him along. He and the boy go eventually get along. At Paradise Falls, he meets a dog that can talk and the wild bird that Charles Muntz wants. Charles Muntz owns the dog. Carl discovers that his childhood idol is not well in the head. He is too obsessed with catching the bird that is willing to kill for it. Carl realizes what is more important and rescues the bird and the boy. In the end, Carl becomes the father the boy never has.
I loved this movie. Next week I’m watching Brother Bear.
I finally got to see Raya and the Last Dragon. It has Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina, Gemma Chan, Daniel Dae Kim, and Jona Xiao in it.
Big Warning: there is some violence.
In this awesome movie, a girl named Raya befriends a girl named Namaari who is part of another part of their country. They are both love the legend of Sisu. Sisu is the last water dragon who had blasted away a spirit that leaves everything is ruin. Raya decides to show Namaari the ball of Sisu’s magic. Namaari betrays Raya and all the families fight for the ball. The ball breaks. The spirit comes and leaves everything in ruin again. Each of the families take a piece of the ball to protect against the spirit. Raya goes in search of Sisu since Sisu is the only one who can save the country. Raya finds Sisu and they hunt for the pieces of the ball. Namaari hunts down Raya and fights her. It is Namaari who blasts away the spirit and Sisu comes back to life.
I loved, loved this movie. I think my uncle would have loved this movie too. He loved Lara Croft. Next week I’m watching Up.
I watched Enchanto. I had been wanting to see this movie since it came out. It has Stephanie Beatriz, María Cecilia Botero, John Leguizamo, Mauro Castillo, Jess Darrow, Noemi Josefina Flores, and Ravi Cabot-Conyers in it.
Big Warning: Happy tears again.
In this movie, a girl named Mirabel has a magical family. Her grandmother started it all by praying for a miracle when her husband was captured by the terrorists. Her answer was a magical candle. But Mirabel didn’t get any magical powers when she was old enough. She didn’t really accept that she didn’t have any magical powers, but she did help her other family members with being scared. (I really think this was her gift and her insight into the future.) Later on she saw the house falling apart. She seeks out Bruno who can see into the future to know what he saw. He saw an uncertain path for her. She makes him to see another vision. In this new one, she sees how to save the house and the magic. In the end, she patches things up with her cousin, and her grandmother. (Like I said this is her gift.) She also makes the house magical again.
I loved this movie. Next week I’m watching Raya and the Last Dragon.
I watched The Book of Life. It is another animated movie. It has Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, Kate del Castillo, Hector Elizondo, and Danny Trejo.
Big Warning: have tissues ready for happy tears.
In this movie, some children go to a museum as a field trip. A woman says she can take of the kids and she leads them into a secret part of the museum which decorated with everything Mexican. She tells them a story from a book called The Book of Life. The story is of two boys who are in love with the same girl. On the day of the dead, the god of the land of the dead and the god of the land of the forgotten made a bet of which boy will win the girl. If the god of the land of the forgotten wins, they will switch places. But the god of land of the forgotten cheats. He gives Joaquin a medal that gives him immortality. Joaquin is a fighter. Manolo, the other boy, wants to be a musician, but his father wants him to be bullfighter. The god of the land of the forgotten tricks Manolo in thinking Maria (the girl both boys love) is dead from a snake bite. Manolo is bit by two snakes and goes to the land of the dead. He meets his family. They help him find the goddess of the land of the dead and help him to defeat an army that is coming to his hometown looking after the immortality medal.
I loved this movie. Next week I’m watching Enchanto.
I watched Coco. I had been wanting too see this for a long time. It has Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Renee Victor, Jaime Camil, and Ana Ofelia Murguía in it.
Big Warning: Yes have tissues ready.
In this movie, a boy named Miguel wants to be a musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz, but his family hates music of any kind. It is mostly because a family member had chose music over family. Miguel wants to enter a contest, but his grandmother breaks his guitar. He decides to steal Ernesto’s guitar so he can enter into the contest. But before he enters the contest, he enters into the underworld and meets some of his dead relatives (which I think is so cool). They want him to promise not to be musician, but he won’t do it. He searches for Ernesto so he can be a musician and go home too. But he learns that Ernesto is a bad guy and he meets the family member that left his family behind for music.
I loved this movie. Next week I’m watching The Book of Life.
I watched Soul. It is a Disney movie that I have been wanting to see. It has Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Graham Norton, Rachel House, Alice Braga, Richard Ayoade, and Phylicia Rashad in it.
Big Warning: Have tissues ready. I did cry happy tears.
In this movie, Joe is a music teacher. He loves jazz music and he tries to make it big as a jazz musician on weekends. He is offered a full time job as a teacher, but he really wants his chance as jazz musician. His friend says he could try out with a jazz band that needs a pianist. He impresses the band and he is hired. But as he is leaving, he falls into a manhole and his soul goes to the stairs that leads to the great beyond. He freaks out and lands into another portal with new souls. He takes another name and becomes a mentor. The new soul wants to stay there and not to go to earth. Joe falls with him into earth, but Joe’s soul is in a cat’s body and the new soul is in Joe’s body. They try to switch back bodies, but then the new soul doesn’t want to. But an accountant finds them and sends them back through the portal. Joe ends up being successful at mentoring and goes back to earth while the new soul becomes depressed. Joe does his jazz gig, but realizes that being a jazz musician isn’t his thing. He goes back to save the new soul and sends the new soul back to earth. The counselors decide to give Joe a second chance of life on earth.
Loved this movie. But I would like to know if Joe meets the new soul later on on earth. Next week I’m watching Coco.
I watched The Good Student. It also goes by the title: Mr. Gibb. I watched it on Tubi. It has Tim Daly, Hayden Panettiere, William Sadler, Dan Hedaya, Sarah Steele, and Maureen Mueller in it.
Big Warning: the ending doesn’t exactly make sense. I will explain below.
In this movie, a nerdy history teacher named Ronald Gibb has a crush on a student. The student is named Ally Palmer. Her father is a used car salesman. He really is sleazy. It comes out that Mr. Palmer was sleeping with another student named Amber and Amber’s mother. Ally goes missing after Mr. Gibb takes her home one day. Ally got in a fight with her boyfriend. Of course Mr. Gibb is a suspect in the disappearance. But he denies taking her. He also gets in a fight with Mr. Palmer. Later Ally gets released by her kidnapper, but the kidnapper takes piece of her hair. It is revealed who is the kidnapper.
Ok the ending didn’t make sense because how would he be able to change clothes so fast and he didn’t get food from the bar that one time. I do understand that he was wanting to be a hero for once like he says at the end, but that doesn’t make sense. Plus why have a meeting with the kidnapper, if he was the kidnapper,
Anyway, I did like this movie. Next week I’m watching Soul.
I watched Student Bodies. This one is a comedy horror. I watched it on Pluto TV. It has Kristen Riter, Jerry Belson, Joe Flood, Matthew Goldsby, Joe Talarowski, Cullen G. Chambers in it.
Big Warning: there are some annoying parts, but it’s really funny.
Back in 1980, there were 26 horror movie made. This movie is spoof of all of them. It starts showing a house with all the horror dates, but the first killing happens on Jamie Lee Curtis’ birthday. lol The killer is known as the breather. Throughout this movie you hear him breathing heavily and sometimes talking. This movie also makes fun of movie ratings so this movie would have a R rating. There are 13 1/2 bodies in this movie. It was sorta a surprise who the killer was.
Even though it was annoying at times, I loved this movie. It was very funny. Next week I’m watching The Good Student.
I watched Student Bodies. It also goes by Beginner’s Guide to Sex. I watched it on Tubi. It has Whitney Moore, Tom Arnold, Laura Cayouette, Simon Rex, Lucius Baston, Jackie Moore, and Cheyanne Cope in it.
Big Warning: there are alot of sexual terms in this movie.
In this movie, a woman named Laci Cox goes back to her high school to get a job as sex education teacher. She gets the job because the principal knew her when she was in high school. Laci is a little strange though. She acts like she is still a teenager or younger. Laci isn’t really qualified to teach anything especially sex ed because she is still a virgin. She tries anyway. The kids tease her in her class. She does connect with one girl who is a harp musician. That girl tells her that she is having problems with her boyfriend. Laci gets better at teaching her class and the students even stand up to the principal when he tries to fire her later on. At the end Laci loses her virginity to her boyfriend.
This was one of those silly teenage movies. I kinda liked it. Next week I’m watching Student Bodies. It’s another movie with the same name.
I watched Gerda, but my Roku tv has the movie listed as The Student. I watched it on Tubi. It has Anastasiya Krasovskaya, Darius Gumauskas, Yuriy Borisov,
Yuliya Marchenko, Mariya Leonova, and Mariya Ivanova in it.
Big Warning: this is a weird movie, but a good one.
In this movie, a woman named Lera is a sociology student. She has an assignment of going around asking crazy questionnaire questions. She meets some rude people, some people who are alcoholics, and some that are hoarders. She sometimes fills out the questionnaire herself instead staying for a long while with the people. She evens meets a lonely little girl which is sad. At night Lera is a stripper. Her stripper name is Gerda. (Gerda is from the fairy tale The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen. I did read a translation of the story.) Lera also has a mother who is mentally ill. She believes in miracles and she sleepwalks. Lera begins to dream about a forest. These dreams end up in the real world and at the end she has wings. Also at the end she is not careful with her mother like she was before.
Even this was a crazy movie, I liked it. Next week I’m watching Student Bodies.