Black Adam (Review)

(Black Adam & The Justice Society)

(Sabbac)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the DC Comics movie Black Adam. This movie was released on October 21, 2022.

The main cast of superpowered characters are:

Teth-Adam aka Black Adam (Actor: Dwayne Johnson)(Powers (Derived from the ancient Egyptian Gods): The Stamina of Shu (Superhuman Stamina & Reflexes-Invulnerability-Agelessness), The Swiftness of Horus (Superluminal Speed), The Strength of Amon(Superhuman Strength), The Wisdom of Zehuti (Genius-Level Intellect & Clairvoyance), The Power of Aten (Control and Emission of Lightning, Thunder & Magic-Flight) and The Courage of Mehen (Unflinching Courage & Willpower-Resistance to Telepathy),

Dr. Fate (Actor: Pierce Brosnan)(Trivia: also starred as James Bond aka Agent 007)(Powers: Magic & Self-Illusionary Duplication),

Atom Smasher (Actor: Noah Centineo)(Power: Self-Mass Expansion),

Cyclone (Actor: Quintessa Swindell)(Powers: Flight & the Ability to Generate/Manipulate Multi-Colored Wind),

Carter Hall aka Hawkman (Actor: Aldis Hodge)(Powers: Flight, Thanagarian-Class AntiMagic Weaponry (such as a Mace & a Battle-Axe) and Superhuman Strength),

Superman (Actor: Henry Cavill)(Post-Credits Scene),

Sabbac (Actor: Marwan Kenzari)(Powers Derived from the ancient Deities of Evil): The Strength of Satan (Superhuman Strength), The Body of Aym (Invulnerability), The Evil Wisdom of Belail (Superhuman Knowledge), The Powers of Beelzebub (Pyrokinesis & Thermal-Blasts), The Courage of Asmodeus (Indomitable Will & Superhuman Endurance) and The Flight of Craeteis (Flight & Superhuman Speed).

In conclusion, this is the 2nd DC Comics movie to feature the ancient Wizard Council as well as another superpowered being other than Shazam to be created by them.

Advertisement

Sonic Frontiers (Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review Sonic Frontiers for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 & 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X & Series S. This game is a celebration of the franchise’s 30th anniversary and it also utilizes an open-world, free-roam feature usually experienced in The Legend of Zelda game series.

In this game, The story begins when Sonic the Hedgehog, Miles “Tails” Prower, Knuckles the Echidna and Amy Rose are sucked through a wormhole and Sonic is now lost on the mysterious Starfall Islands (5 in total). Separated from Amy, Knuckles and Tails, a ghostly entity guides Sonic as he seeks to collect all 7 Chaos Emeralds, destroy all the Titan robots and find/rescue all his missing friends.

In this game, Sonic battles many robotic enemies including colossal-sized robots called Titans (5 in total).Sonic also encounters a mysterious, digital entity known as Sage who was later revealed to be created by Dr. Eggman to be the ultimate A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) program as well as his daughter and heiress to the Eggman Empire.

In conclusion, I believe that this particular game has officially taken the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise straight to the next “Chaos-Control” level and one of “Super-Sonic” proportions I might add.

Disney Dreams: An Enchanted Classic (Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the stage show, Disney Dreams: An Enchanted Classic. This stage show is performed only on the Disney Cruise Line ships, the Disney Magic & the Disney Wonder. This show features multiple Disney characters and songs.

Disney Dreams first performed back in 1998 on the Disney Magic & the Disney Wonder. In the Summer of 2015, the Disney Magic version of Disney Dreams was updated via the addition of Disney’s Frozen. Then on 11/15/2018, the Disney Wonder version of Disney Dreams was updated via the addition of Disney’s Tangled.

The Disney Franchises featured are

Disney’s Pinocchio

(characters: Pinocchio and the Blue Fairy)(songs: When You Wish Upon a Star-Instrumental & Vocal),

Disney’s Peter Pan

(character: Peter Pan)(song: You Can Fly),

Disney’s Aladdin

(character: Aladdin)(songs: One Jump Ahead/A Whole New World/Prince Ali),

Disney’s Cinderella

(characters: Cinderella/Fairy Godmother/Prince Charming/The King/The Grand Duke)(songs: A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes/Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo/So This is Love),

Disney’s The Little Mermaid

(characters: Ariel & Sebastian)(songs: Part of Your World and Under the Sea),

Disney’s Beauty & the Beast

(characters: Belle/Beast/Lumiere/Mrs. Potts)(songs: Belle/Something There (1998-2015)/Beauty and the Beast),

Disney’s The Lion King

(characters: Mufasa’s Spirit/Timon & Pumbaa)(songs: I Just Can’t Wait to Be King (1998-2015) and the Circle of Life),

Disney’s Frozen (Disney Magic version)(characters: Anna/Elsa/Olaf)(songs: For the First Time in Forever/In Summer/Let It Go),

Disney’s Tangled (Disney Wonder version)(characters: Rapunzel and Flynn Rider)(songs: When Will My Life Begin and I’ve Got a Dream).

In conclusion, I’ve learned through these performances that by believing in our dreams, we are then able to find our very own magic.

(1998: original performance)

(2015: Disney Magic performance)

Marvel’s Midnight Suns (Preview)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review Marvel’s Midnight Suns for the PlayStation 4 & 5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch. This game’s story is set in the darker, supernatural side of the Marvel Universe.

In this game, you play as the Hunter, a legendary demon slayer with a mysterious past while leading a team of legendary Marvel heroes.

In this game, Doctor Faustus (Hydra’s very own Sorcerer Supreme) uses a potent mix of magic & science to raise Lilith, the Mother of Demons from her eternal slumber. Lilith then forms an alliance with Hydra to fulfill an ancient prophecy and summon forth her evil master, Chthon. Six months later, Doctor Strange, Iron Man and Captain Marvel enlist the aid of the Midnight Suns who are a group of superpowered, supernatural beings consisting of Nico Minoru, Blade, Magik, Ghost Rider II and the Caretaker (Lilith’s estranged sister. With the help of the Midnight Suns, Strange raises the Hunter (Lilith’s forsaken child and the one who originally in fact sealed her away) from his eternal slumber. Meanwhile, Lilith has been brainwashing/enhancing other superpowered beings into her enforcers known only as the Fallen.

The protagonists in this game are

The Hunter,

The Caretaker,

Nico Minoru,

Magik,

Blade,

Ghost Rider II,

Doctor Strange,

Scarlet Witch,

Iron Man,

Captain Marvel,

Captain America,

Spider-Man and Wolverine.

The antagonists in this game are

Doctor Faustus,

Crossbones,

Lilith: Mother of Demons,

Chthon,

The Incredible Hulk (Fallen),

Venom,

Scarlet Witch (Fallen) and Sabretooth.

This game is due to be released on December 2, 2022 for the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X/. This game is due to be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch at a later date.

In conclusion, I in fact find this game to be a true “gore-fied” definition of a Light vs Darkness confrontation. Thus, I in fact recommend this game to Marvel fans as well as to fans of the supernatural.

Hocus Pocus 2 Movie Review

After re-watching Part 1, I got to watch Hocus Pocus 2 on Disney Plus.

The sequel takes place 29 years later after the first one, the Sanderson sisters are back, new characters being introduced and also returning is Billy Butcherson, a former love interest of Winifred.

I enjoyed this movie, it was fun/entertaining and great musical sequence.

Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as the Sanderson sisters, the three of them did an excellent performances, also Doug Jones as Billy Butcherson and the whole new cast did great.

I give this movie an A.

The movie is a fun Halloween movie.

Peter Pan (1954)(Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the Broadway Musical: Peter Pan.

This 1954 production was followed by NBC telecasts of it in 1955, 1956, and 1960.

This musical is composed of 3 Acts. Act I takes place in the Darling family’s Nursery from the Darling family’s introduction to the flight towards Neverland. Act II takes place in Neverland from the Lost Boys’ introduction to Peter Pan racing off to rescue Wendy, John, Michael and the Lost Boys. Act III takes place on Hook’s Ship, The Jolly Roger to Neverland and finally to the Darling’s family Nursery from Peter’s arrival on Hook’s Ship to Peter meeting Wendy’s Daughter, Jane.

The cast of characters are

Mary Martin as Peter Pan,

David Bean as Slightly,

Paris Theodore as Nibs,

Alan Sutherland & Darryl Duran as The Twins,

Joe E. Marks as Mr. Smee,

Cyril Ritchard as Captain Hook/Mr. Darling,

Margalo Gillmore as Mrs. Darling,

Kathleen Nolan as Wendy Darling/Jane Darling,

Robert Harrington as John Darling,

Joseph Stafford as Michael Darling,

Sally Brophy as Wendy Darling (Adult) and Sondra Lee as Tiger Lily.

In conclusion, I found this broadway celebration to J.M. Barrie’s masterpiece to be musically illuminating and mystically intriguing.

(Trailer: YouTube)

(Full Movie: YouTube link)

The Batman VS Dracula (Movie Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the animated movie: The Batman VS Dracula. This movie takes place between the 1st & 2nd seasons of the animated TV series: The Batman.

In this movie, Oswald Cobblepot aka Penguin accidently revives Count Dracula, The Prince of Darkness himself while both he & Joker are searching for a missing mob treasure. Count Dracula then hypnotizes Penguin into his servant and begins turning all of Gotham’s citizens into Vampires including Joker. Now, Batman must race to save Gotham city from being turned into a City of the Undead, cure all of Gotham’s citizenry of their vampiric affliction and slay Count Dracula once & for all.

In conclusion, I found this movie to be a supernaturally, scary crossover between DC Comics: Batman and the horrific, novelized tales of Count Dracula. Thus, making this movie a must see for those who are fans of Batman as well as a must see for those who are horror fanatics.

Scooby-Doo! & the Reluctant Werewolf (Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the movie: Scooby-Doo! & the Reluctant Werewolf.

In this movie, Shaggy, Scooby-Doo and Scooby’s nephew, Scrappy-Doo are forced to compete in the Monster Road Rally “the winner of this race will win the coveted Monster of the Year award” by Count Dracula when he turns Shaggy into a Werewolf. Now, Shaggy and his friends must win the big race in order to be restored to his Human Form.

The monsters in this movie are

Count Dracula,

Vanna Pira (Count Dracula’s Assistant),

The Hunch Bunch, Crunch & Brunch (Count Dracula’s Lackeys),

Frankenstein’s Monster,

Repulsa (The Wife of Frankenstein’s Monster),

The Witch Sisters,

The Mummy,

Mr. Bonejangles (A Living Skeleton),

Swamp Thing,

Dr. Jackyll/Mr. Snyde (based on Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde),

Dragonfly Monster,

Schlockness Monster and Genghis Kong.

The Vehicles in this movie are

Shaggy’s Double-Dyno Turbo Blaster,

Count Dracula’s Dracmobile/Batplane,

The Hunch Bunch’s Batcopter,

Shaggy the Werewolf’s Werewolf Wagon,

Frankenstein & Repulsa’s Freaky Frankenwagon,

Swamp Thing’s Slime Speedster,

The Witch Sister’s Cauldron Coupe,

Mr. Bonejangles’ Bone Bomber,

The Mummy’s Mummymobile,

Dragonfly Monster’s Dragon Dragster and Dr. Jackyll/Mr. Snyde’s Split-Personality Special.

In conclusion, I found this Scooby-Doo movie to be monstrously hilarious of supernatural proportions.

Disney’s House of Villains (Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the movie: Disney’s House of Villains. This movie is based on the TV series: Disney’s House of Mouse.

In this movie, Jafar, aided by Captain James Bartholomew Hook, Cruella DeVil, Ursula and a multitude of other Disney villains take over the House of Mouse on Halloween night. Now it’s up to Mickey Mouse and his friends to retake the House of Mouse and put the kibosh on Jafar and his horde of Disney villains.

The main protagonists are

Mickey Mouse (Manager/Host),

Minnie Mouse (Show Planner/Bookkeeper),

Donald Duck (Deputy Manager),

Daisy Duck (Reservation Clerk) and 

Goofy (Waiter).

The antagonists are

Jafar & Iago (Disney’s Aladdin),

Cruella DeVil/Jasper & Horace (Disney’s 101 Dalmations),

Ursula (Disney’s The Little Mermaid),

Captain James Bartholomew Hook/Hook’s Pirate Crew/Tick-Tock Croc),

Hades/The Fates/Pain & Panic (Disney’s Hercules),

Maleficent (Disney’s Sleeping Beauty),

Chernabog (Disney’s Fantasia),

The Queen of Hearts & her Card Soldiers (Disney’s Alice in Wonderland),

Kaa (Disney’s The Jungle Book),

Stromboli (Disney’s Pinocchio),

Lady Tremaine/Drizella & Anastasia/Lucifer (Disney’s Cinderella),

Madam Mim (Disney’s The Sword in the Stone),

Professor Ratigan & Fidget (Disney’s The Great Mouse Detective),

Banzai, Shenzi & Ed (Disney’s The Lion King),

Si & Am (Disney’s Lady & the Tramp),

Gaston (Disney’s Beauty & the Beast) and Big Bad Wolf/Pete (Disney’s Classic Villains).

In conclusion, I found this movie to be very informative in teaching Disney fans on how the magic of All Hallows Eve can affect the balance of good vs evil depending on the scenario/situation/circumstances.

Classic TV Commercials

-Sam H

Commercials tell a story to promote and sell products. Commercials have dialogues and jingles. For example, this Connect Four commercial from 1985 shows that the classic game can be for kids of all ages.

Sometimes products were often advertised by a famous celebrity. For example, Florence Henderson was the spokeswoman for Wesson cooking oil from the mid-70s to mid-90s. Here is a Wesson commercial starring Henderson from 1988.

One of our older instructors, Ed of the Wood department was born in 1945. Here’s an example of a Cheerios commercial that his generation grew up with.

You can find many classic commercials on youtube. It’s fun to see what was shown on tv before our time.