Apparently CN is trying to get new shows off the ground, one of which has really piqued my interest, that being Infinity Train. So far only the pilot has been released, but ever since I watched it on YouTube it’s been stuck in my head and I had to talk about it here. From what I understand the show is about a girl named Tulip (voiced by Ashley Johnson, the voice of Ellie from The Last of Us and Terra from Teen Titans, and currently stars on Blindspot), and her robot friend One-One who splits into two robots, Glad-One (voiced by Jeremy Crutchley who sounds like John Oliver) and Sad-One (voiced by Owen Dennis, the creator of the show, who sounds like Maurice LaMarche), navigating through a mysterious train that is seemingly limitless and each car housing an internal dimension. It’s very interesting in regards to its premise, simple yet dynamic animation, voice acting, characters, humor, and the possibilities it presents through its surrealism. It kinda reminds me of some the recent cartoons both CN and Disney have done, in a way. Read More
I definitely wouldn’t give this movie another shot.
Happy holidays, everyone! That means it’s time for Christmas movies, whether they be crap, meh, or good. And boy, do I have a Christmas movie to review! Well, this and Office Christmas Party, but that’s another time. Read More
Before I review this movie, I’m just gonna go on a little tangent (which often tends to be the case in anything I talk about on this blog) about something. I saw this movie while I was in Washington D.C. after going to Awesome Con, ya know just to kick back, relax, have a little fun and all that. Then when I go into the theater and the movie is playing, there’s kids running around, making noise, and even a baby crying. This doesn’t affect my opinion of the movie itself, but it did kinda affect my experience with it. First, who brings a baby into a movie theater? If you’re gonna watch a movie with a baby, then do it at home, not at a theater where they’re obviously gonna make noise and annoy people by crying, and if you’re seeing a movie but don’t want the baby to be alone at home, then hire a sitter. Or just don’t go at all and be with the kid, I don’t know. Second, if there’s a little kid running around in the theater making noise and causing a scene, annoying people and distracting them from the movie they’re seeing, then clearly someone isn’t doing a good job in getting them under control. I know I wasn’t a perfect kid growing up, but I do try to restrain myself from really bad habits that even I got sick of as I’ve gotten older, and so when I go watch a movie, I go WATCH A MOVIE, not have to put up with loud annoyances while trying to see what the heck is going on with the movie I’m trying to watch. And this is all systemic of the kind of mindset some people have with these types of movies as well. They think that “oh it’s just a kids movie, so it’s alright that we bring in our kids who are obviously going to be loud and obnoxious and make it almost unpleasant for everyone”, which is bullshit. I know that this movie may seem like it’s a kids movie on the surface, but this is a movie where it can be watched and kinda appreciated from people of all ages, so it should be a good experience if they like what this movie has to offer. I’m sorry if I offended anyone with this, parents or otherwise, but it’s just something I had to get off my chest. Anyway, on with the review. Read More
Well, I guess it’s time to stop delaying the inevitable and just review X-Men: Apocalypse NOW.
Hey, if I wasn’t gonna make the terrible pun, someone else will, so I saved you the trouble. You’re welcome.
Also, this is my 5oth post for Philling In on WordPress. Hooray! Lol.
Anyway, all kidding aside, time to review X-Men: Apocalypse. Is it just me, or has the summer of 2016 been more like the “summer of meh” at times? I’m not saying every movie that came out over the summer has been bad, but it’s just some feeling I’ve been getting, and I don’t think X-Men: Apocalypse has helped matters. Read More
This year, DC released two movies that are part of the DC Extended Universe (and I’m kinda over the naming of it, but whatever) that started with Man of Steel. There was Batman/Superman: Dawn of Justice (yes I intentionally left the “versus” part out of the title, which I will get to when I review that movie), which has been really divisive among audiences, and there was Suicide Squad, not as divisive but a somewhat better general consensus. To put it simply, BS was a beautiful explosion of a movie that had a lot of good things in it but conveyed in a bizarre manner that confused, excited, amazed, frustrated, and depressed you all at the same time, while Suicide Squad is more or less a fun action romp that doesn’t take itself too seriously but not so much that it’s completely silly. Read More
So after years of waiting and speculation, all the influences of the graphic novel in various media such as movies, shows, and video games, and even a Facebook page dedicated to petitioning Mark Hamill to be cast as The Joker for it, there’s finally an animated movie adaptation of Batman: The Killing Joke, based on the graphic novel of the same name written by Alan Moore and drawn by Brian Bolland. Sadly I didn’t get to see it in theaters, but I’m amazed and happy that it got a theatrical release, limited as it was, so of course I went out and bought the blu ray/DVD combo as soon as I could. As far as DC animated movies are concerned, I like what I’ve seen of them. While they are hit or miss on the live-action comic adaptation side of things, they definitely are reigning champs of animation (but fuck Teen Titans GO!). Some of the recent animated movies they’ve done have been a bit iffy at times, though Justice League: Gods and Monsters is a clear exception to this, and now with Batman: The Killing Joke, it’s kind of in-between. I’m glad this movie got made and came out, but I can still find problems with it. Not too many, but some big ones. Read More
I guess it makes sense, like with Point Break 2015 (speaking of which this movie makes some Patrick Swayze references, including Point Break, and honestly I would’ve liked if the movie made an ironic jab at the remake while this is also a sorta cash-grab remake too lol), after talking about remakes in the past, to review the Ghostbusters remake/reboot…or should I say “Ghostbusters: Answer the Call“, as the movie is actually called. No joke, that’s the actual title of the movie, as it was revealed not too long ago that when the new movie was announced being released on home media, it was kinda changed to add the subtitle to make it easier for the studio to do video catalog and to help differentiate between this movie and the 1984 original. Or maybe this was just done to save everyone’s asses who were involved in this to not receive so much hate as before. Or maybe this whole thing was a big stupid mess that’s gotten more and more stupid. I don’t know, you make the call (pun sorta intended). I’m just gonna make it easier on myself and refer it to the title that it actually had rather than just “Ghostbusters 2016”. Read More