I think a lot of people have their niche in which they may or may not feel that you fit in with the outside world, but it’s your world. For me, that world included anime, manga, and books, which eventually lead to the blog that I’ve had for a couple of years. I’ve even been judged for not being “girl” enough, whatever that means. I then found The Wallflower by Tomoko Hayakawa that felt too close to home in so many ways. I am in fact protagonist Sunako Nakahara without having my privacy invaded by a bunch of dudes.
This manga, in so many ways, is a crazy rollercoaster ride from beginning to end. We follow four, super-attractive guys, as they move in with the expectation of turning Sunako into a “lady,” filled with all the stereotypes imaginable while Sunako is just trying to live her life watching horror movies and true-crime documentaries: something that everybody is doing nowadays.
Also, for everyone’s well-being, the characters are all eighteen. I don’t care if it says everyone is in their first year of high school. That was a mistake, and we are not questioning it. Just remember 18, mainly for this one character who can’t keep it in his pants. You’ll know who I’m talking about.
Over the course of this quarantine, I have continued watching amazingly bad movies. As of writing this post, I have watched the entirety of the Birdemic series. For those who have never heard of this series, it is a really bad attempt at having an environmental message. Both movies center around birds coming and attacking people because they are mad at global warming. Yes, that is the premise of both movies.
The thing about both movies is that even though I have told you the summary of the entire movie, you are still going to have to wait about forty minutes for anything to happen. In the first movie, Birdemic: Shock and Terror, a good portion of the movie watching the protagonist drive to work, fill up his gas tank, and get stuck in traffic. For a movie about saving the environment, a lot of time is spent driving. That and protagonist and a flat board of nothingness. Also, the CGI is utterly atrocious, but that is part of the fun.
The second movie, Birdemic 2: The resurrection, the protagonist spends the majority of his time getting from place to place on foot, so there is an improvement. Also, he does show emotion. It’s really creepy but is an improvement over a flat board. The majority of the second movie revolves around call-backs from the previous movie. Not much was added, but references. I would say the second movie is a bit better because it is more self-aware of how crazy everything is.
Love bad movies, most definitely check this series out. Both movies are on Amazon for your viewing pleasure.
Let me preface this by saying that I love terrible movies. The lower the IMDB or Rotten Tomatoes score, the better. That is what led me to watch Velocipastor. I spent the entire movie laughing at the movie with my friends, while still practicing social distancing. I honestly can’t tell if this movie was purposely bad or accidentally bad. Either way, it was hilarious.
The movie starts with a young priest needing to get away from the church in small-town America for a bit after the death of his parents. After driving to China, he comes across a woman being chased by a ninja for a stone that she possesses. On her death bed, she gives the stone to our priest and he ends back up in America. Turns out, this stone allows him to turn into a dinosaur. One night, he saves a prostitute who later convinces him to use his powers to help save people. That is where the story begins.
I’m pretty sure from the small description that I gave you, you can figure out where some things are heading towards. The Christianity piece of the movie doesn’t add anything to the movie. Honestly, it makes things more ridiculous if you actually think about it. Also, there’s a Vietnam flashback… for reasons. If this sounds interesting to you, I would definitely recommend watching this. Even if you think this is stupid, I would still recommend you watch it because honestly seeing is believing when it comes to this movie.
Another movie that I ended up watching during a Netflix binge session is what I would call the female Grown-Ups. For those who don’t know, Adam Sandler has a habit of making movies features mainly his friends. In this case, the movie is called Wine Country. The movie is filled with some of my favorite comedians from Saturday Night Live and I was laughing the entire. Well…, most of the time. At some moments, it was really heartwarming and was tugging at the heartstrings. I was expecting it to entirely be a comedy, but then it would get really deep at moments when I was least expecting it even though I really should have. It was primarily a movie about older women hanging out again after so many years apart. For the actresses in the movie, it completely works and it completely relatable without being completely ridiculous with the comedy thrown in. I would definitely give this movie a try.
One of the shows that I would make sure to watch whenever it was on, was Full House. Now, I bet you can imagine how excited and skeptical that I was when said that they were going to reboot it into Fuller House. I’ll admit, I wasn’t so sure that the cheese of the original show and the heart-wrenching family moments would still be there, but let me tell you, it is on point. I don’t care if it is nostalgia getting to me, I’m having fun with this show. I recently finished the fourth season. It’s been an absolute trip with plot twists nearly everywhere. I wish I could tell you anything, but it feels like it will be spoilers. A bunch of my favorite characters came back and brought new adorable characters along for the ride. If you are able to, I would just set aside a weekend, probably a long one, and just finish the entire show in one go. I heard a rumor that there is only one more season left. I’m a bit mixed by this. The show is so good, and I want it to continue. On the other hand, I don’t want it to continue to the point where it’s stupid and a total waste of time. I’m sure that so many fandoms are worried about this, and I know that I have felt that way about shows that I loved before. I’m just crossing my fingers that it stays good. *knocking on wood*
I decided to start this month by watching a comedy all about dating. I especially wanted to watch this because it was written in part by a couple of my favorite writers from College Humor, Emily and Murph. This particular show is Hot Date. I’ve been meaning to watch this for a while when it was announced on YouTube, so I’m happy to have finally gotten around to watching it. The two of them are absolutely hilarious together. It was also hilarious that the majority of the characters are portrayed by the two of them. All of these characters would be a part of the same friend group, but somehow never showed up in the same place at the exact same time. For no reason what so ever, I found that the funniest part of the entire show. I also played a bit on popular culture and “standards” of dating and bringing it into the millennial culture. It’s a short 10 episode series on Netflix so you can make an afternoon out of it. I think the only thing you will regret is not watching this show sooner.
Let me preface this review with I would never have played this game had my friends not told me to. If anything, she forced me to play it, and then I blew through it in only three gaming sessions. That game is South Park: The Stick of Truth. I have never seen the show, I just know that they make fun of everything, and make fun of everything it does. My friend had to explain to me some of the back stories for the characters, but it was pretty straightforward. First off, I love these types of RPG games, so that was just one check mark in the awesome category. I just don’t know what about the game was so addicting. I wasn’t apparently supposed to complete the game as fast as I did but I was totally into it. I also tried to get all of the flavor text as possible. I was just having so much fun. I might need to watch the show after all.
When something weird happens, everyone needs a best fitting explanation to go along with it. It’s even better when it is in the form of a movie. This would be The Disaster Artist. This is the movie that explains how the movie The Room was made. I watched this directly after watching The Room, and feel that this is totally necessary to get the most enjoyment from the film. It goes through every single tiny detail that you have when watching the original movie. Why is that line of dialogue needed? What’s with all the football throwing? Everything is brought up that you wanted a reasonable answer for. It doesn’t answer the vaguest question of who is this guy, but do you really want the answer to that? I don’t.
Recently, after wanting to see this movie for a couple of years now, I finally got around to watching The Room, a now cult classic. This movie is kinda awful in the best ways possible. I was laughing through the entire thing, cringing through all of the sex scenes and waiting for there to be plot again. If you are a movie snob, just know that this is not for you. This is not a movie to be taken seriously. Would I watch this again? Most definitely. I now need to make an effort to watch this movie every so often. It’s going to be my new guilty pleasure, and there will be no shame from anyone. This might be one of my new favorite movies.
Reading Part 3 of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure or Stardust Crusaders was an event. Not only was this part the longest of the three, it introduced a totally new concept, and it did so super well. It was such an amazing thing to see how they mixed the concept of Hamon that was prevalent in the pervious parts and mixed it together to introduce the concept of stands. Stands , put simpily, are a manifestation of your soul. Each one, at least in this part, were expressed as tarot cards. It was just really cool to see a mixture of traditional and new creativity. So far, this is my favorite part, followed by Battle Tendency and Panthom Blood. Honestly, each part just gets better and better.