The Wandering Earth

The sun is about to die, but before that, a helium flash will destroy the nearest planets, including Earth. These events were predicted to occur in 400 years. Fast-forward to the future, and 380 years have passed. The governments of the world have since joined forces to try to escape this tragic fate and to…

Ready Player One, Revisited

In my last post I said I rarely post movie reviews on here, and yet, here seems to be another one… Well, not exactly.  I did watch Ready Player One a few weeks ago, but I had first read the novel back in 2012, so aside from the basic plot I didn’t really remember much…

Annihilation: A Movie Review

Okay, so I know I said in my last post that I wasn’t decided yet on whether I would watch the Annihilation movie, but seeing as it was readily available on Netflix, I thought, what the heck, I might as well, right? It’s very rare that I post movie reviews on here.  As a matter…

My Top 10 Anime Movies

Originally posted on Musings from Three Time Zones:
I’m a big fan of anime, or Japanese animation. Anime series are usually 24 or 26 episodes per season, and a series gets renewed depending on its popularity. Anime stories are usually adapted from manga, or Japanese comic books, and range from science-fiction/fantasy, to historical, and even present/slice…

The Wind Rises

The anime movie, Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises), released in Japan in 2013 is the last film directed by Studio Ghibli‘s Hayao Miyazaki before he retired in September of the same year.  The story is based on the real life of Jiro Horikoshi, the aircraft engineer who designed the Mitsubishi A5M and A6M Zero, which…

Elementary, My Dear Sherlock

Lately there has been a resurgence in the popularity of Sherlock Holmes (and his trusty companion, Dr. John Watson) – starting with the Sherlock Holmes movie in 2009 starring Robert Downey, Jr., which not coincidentally caused a resurgence in his career. In 2010, the BBC aired Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek: Into Darkness) as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit) as Dr. John Watson.  The…

Do You Hear the People Sing….?

Yes, unfortunately… By this time, I’m sure everyone has heard of (if not already seen) the film adaptation of the musical Les Miserables, starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and a host of other (talented) actors. Les Miserables – the musical and movie of the musical, is an adaptation of Victor Hugo’s gargantuan novel of the same name.  The…