A Man Called Otto Movie Review by Angel

Lots of movies coming to theaters or streaming. this new film that I saw in theaters is called A Man Called Otto starring Tom Hanks, the premise is about Otto Anderson is a grump who’s given up on life following the loss of his wife and wants to end it all. When a young family moves in nearby, he meets his match in quick-witted Marisol, leading to a friendship that will turn his world around.

It’s the second film adaption of Fredrik Backman’s 2012 novel A Man Called Ove and an American remake of the 2015 Swedish movie of the same name written and directed by Hannes Holm.

My thoughts: The movie was good, emotional and there are some funny/heartwarming moments; great performances by Tom Hanks and Mariana Treviño.

Also it does have a true message about if someone is having a bad day, introduce yourself and having a positive/comfort conversation.

I give this movie an A.

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Theatrhythm: Final Bar Line (Preview)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to preview the upcoming game, Theatrhythm: Final Bar Line for the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch. Theatrhythm: Final Bar Line is the latest addition to the rhythm-based game series as well as the third and final chapter in the Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy series. This game’s prequel, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call was released 9 years ago in 2014.

This game features a total of 385 to 502 songs from multiple Final Fantasy games as well as from several different Square-Enix games.

The Final Fantasy series featured are

Final Fantasy I,

Final Fantasy II,

Final Fantasy III,

Final Fantasy IV,

Final Fantasy V,

Final Fantasy VI,

Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VII: Remake, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII & Last Order: Final Fantasy VII,

Final Fantasy VIII,

Final Fantasy IX,

Final Fantasy X & Final Fantasy X-2,

Final Fantasy XI,

Final Fantasy XII,

Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2 & Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII,

Final Fantasy XIV,

Final Fantasy XV,

Final Fantasy Mystic Quest,

Final Fantasy Tactics,

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles & Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers,

Dissidia Final Fantasy, Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy, Dissidia Final Fantasy -Arcade-, Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia & Dissidia Final Fantasy NT,

Final Fantasy Type-0,

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: All-Star Carnival & Theatrhythm Final Bar Line,

Final Fantasy Record Keeper,

Mobius Final Fantasy,

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light,

World of Final Fantasy and Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin.

In conclusion, I believe that this “symphonic masterpiece” will prove to be the ultimate “grand-finale” in the Theatrhythm series and is set to be released on Thursday, February 16. Duh-Duh-Duh-Duh, Bum-Bum, Bah, Lah-Lah.

(TGS 2022 Trailer)

(Official Trailer)

Barney

Sam H

If you were a little child from the late 80s to late 2000s, you probably remember a purple dinosaur named Barney. His show “Barney & Friends” was a cultural phenomenon. Some of the students at SEEDs grew up with him. This year, the Barney franchise is turning 35. His creator, Sheryl Leach was a former teacher. She came up with Barney when there wasn’t much to keep her son entertained. The original idea for Barney was a teddy bear, but Leach’s son loved dinosaurs so much that that was what they settled on. Barney was joined by many friends over the years, three of them being Baby Bop, BJ, and Riff.

Top Ten Characters Who I Love As Couples

By Anna P

Fruits Basket 

One anime I have been watching recently is called Fruit Basket and in it are two characters who become a couple Tohru Honda and Kyo Sohma. These two characters are the example I think of opposites react as while both are kind Tohru is more calm while Kyo is quite hotblooded. Also while they fall in love they have to deal with both of their trauma and together they heal each other’s trauma. Like how Kyo has a family curse where if someone of the opposite sex hugs him he turns into a cat. Tohru is able to break that curse and helps her find another person to love, which is him. They save each other.

Storm and Black Panther were a couple I used to love when I used to be a big Xmen fan. Of course I said used to because Marvel had Avengers vs Xmen where they officially broke off which makes me so mad. But when they were together I really liked it because both were powerful royalty in some way. Black Panther was king of Wakanda and storm had ancestors of royalty. Also Black panther being king of Wakanda is very powerful along with his suit and storm is storm she is so powerful controlling the weather in fact before they broke up she had to fight him when he was being mind controlled and was doing pretty well by herself which also leads in their storm being so in love with her husband that it hurt her to fight against him. They rencoiled but of course Avengers vs Xmen happened. They got a divorce and jeez and I really hate that they are not a couple anymore.

One Piece: Odyssey (Preview)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to preview the upcoming game One Piece: Odyssey for the PlayStation 4 & 5 and the Xbox Series X & Series S. This game was officially announced on March 28, 2022 as part of the One Piece 25th Anniversary celebrations.

In this game, The Straw-Hat Pirates are separated from each other after being shipwrecked on the mysterious, Waford Island. After reuniting with each other, they meet a wandering explorer named Adio Suerte and a young woman named Lim.

In this game, You play as any one of the Straw-Hat Pirates as you traverse Memoria (a world built from the Straw-Hats own memories).

In Memoria, Luffy and his friends traverse recreations of The Desert Kingdom: Arabasta, The City of Water: Water 7, The Judicial Island: Enies Lobby, The home of Navy Headquarters: Marineford and the Kingdom of Gladiators: Dressrosa.

The main protagonists are

Monkey D. Luffy aka Straw-Hat Luffy (Captain/5th Emperor of the Sea)(Devil Fruit: Paramecia Type! Gum-Gum Fruit, Rubber/Elastic-based abilities),

Roronoa Zoro aka Pirate Hunter Zoro (Swordsman/Master of the Three-Sword Style)(Weapons: Wado Ichimonji, Sandai Kitetsu the 3rd and Shusui),

Nami aka Cat Burglar Nami (Navigator/ Mistress of Artificial Weather)(Weapon: Clima-Tact),

Usopp (Sniper)(Weapon: A Slingshot called Black Kabuto),

Sanji aka Black-Leg Sanji (Cook)(Power: Diable Jambe aka The Foot of the Devil, the ability to generate heat/manifest flames hotter and brighter than the flames of Hell thus making his kicks more destructive),

Tony Tony Chopper (Doctor/Reindeer)(Devil Fruit:  Zoan Type! Human-Human Fruit),

Nico Robin aka Demon Child Nico Robin (Archeologist)(Devil Fruit: Paramecia Type! Flower-Flower Fruit),

Franky aka Cyborg Franky (real name: Cutty Flam)(Shipwright) and

Brook (designated titles: Deadbones/The Humming Swordsman/Soul King)(Musician/Swordsman)(Weapon: a Rapier when sheathed resembles a Cane called Soul Solid)(Devil Fruit: Paramecia Type! Revive-Revive Fruit).

The main antagonists are

Crocodile (Devil Fruit: Logia Type! Sand-Sand Fruit, the ability to wield, manipulate and/or convert oneself into sand),

Rob Lucci (Devil Fruit: Zoan Type! Cat-Cat Fruit: Model-Leopard),

Akainu (Devil Fruit: Logia Type! Magma-Magma Fruit) and

Donquixote Doflamingo (Devil Fruit: Paramecia Type! String-String Fruit).

In conclusion, this game is Scheduled to be released this Friday, January 13 following a downloadable demo that is to be released tomorrow on January 10.

Hogwarts Legacy (Preview)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to Preview the upcoming game, Hogwarts Legacy for the PlayStation 4 & 5, Xbox Series X & Series S and the Nintendo Switch. This game is an immersive, open-world action RPG (Role Playing Game) first introduced in the Harry Potter books.

This game’s story takes place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry in the 1800s and is centered on a new student who holds the key to an ancient secret that threatens to tear the wizarding world apart.

In this game, you play as a new student who has just received a late acceptance to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry. You soon discover that you are no ordinary student for you in fact possess the unusual ability to perceive & master Ancient Magic. Now only you can decide if you will protect this secret for the good of all, or yield to the temptation of more sinister magic.

In conclusion, I believe that through this game you’ll know the feeling of being a student at Hogwarts, the tensions of battling Dark Wizards & Witches and the pressures of deciding the very fate of the entire wizarding world. For in Hogwarts Legacy, your legacy is what you make it. This game is scheduled for release on Tuesday,  February 7, 2023.

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII-Reunion (Preview)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to preview the upcoming game Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII-Reunion for the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and the Nintendo Switch. This game is both a remake of the 2008 version for the PlayStation Portable as well as a story prequel to both the original Final Fantasy VII for the PlayStation 1 and the three-part remake for the PlayStation 4 & 5.

This game follows the exploits of Cloud’s predecessor, Zack Fair in his days as a member of SOLDIER (Shinra’s Army) from the near-end of Shinra’s war against Wutai to Sephiroth’s descent into darkness and ultimately to the aftermath of the final battle between Zack & SOLDIER.

The main cast of characters are

Zack Fair (Main Protagonist)(SOLDIER: 2nd Class to 1st Class)(Weapon: Sword “Zack’s 1st Weapon”/Buster Sword “Zack’s 2nd Weapon”),

Cloud Strife (Main Protagonist)(SOLDIER: Infantry),

Tifa Lockhart (Main Protagonist)’

Aerith Gainsborough (Main Protagonist),

Angeal (Main Protagonist/Antagonist)(SOLDIER: 1st Class and Zack’s Mentor)(Weapon: Buster Sword)

Genesis (Main Antagonist)(SOLDIER: 1st Class)(Weapon: Crimson Broadsword),

Sephiroth(Main Antagonist)(SOLDIER: 1st Class)(Weapon: Masamune “a Katana-styled Longsword that only Sephiroth himself can wield).

In conclusion, I believe that this game will truly be the crown jewel of the original Final Fantasy VII’s 25th Anniversary celebration and is scheduled to be released tomorrow on Tuesday, December 13th.

Final Fantasy VII: Remake-Intergrade (Review)

(Main Story)

(Episode: INTERmission)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review Final Fantasy VII: Remake-Intergrade for the PlayStation 5. The game is an upgraded version of Final Fantasy VII: Remake for the PlayStation 4 and also a remake of the 1997 game Final Fantasy VII for the PlayStation 1 as well.

Square Enix “ the company that invented Final Fantasy” plans to release the game in episodic installments, with the first scheduled for release on April 10, 2020. The first installment covers the beginning of the game’s storyline from bombing a Mako Reactor to fleeing The City of Midgar. The PS5 version of this game also features a bonus story chapter called Episode: INTERmission starring a female ninja from Wutai named Yuffie Kisaragi.

The protagonists in the first installment are Cloud Strife (an Ex-Soldier turned Mercenary)(Weapon: Buster Sword), Barrel Wallace (the leader of the Rebel Force: Avalanche)(Weapon: Gun-Arm), Tifa Lockhart (Cloud’s childhood friend and a member of Avalanche)(Weapon: Martial Arts), Aerith Gainsborough (a Flower Girl and the sole survivor of an Ancient Race known as the Centra)(Weapons: Staff/Magic) and Red XIII aka Nanaki (a Red Lion/Wolf-like Beast).

The protagonists in Episode: INTERmission are Yuffie Kisaragi (a Kunoichi (female ninja)  from Wutai)(Weapon: a giant 4-point Shuriken) and Sonon Kusakabe (a Ninja Warrior from Wutai and Yuffie’s comrade)(Weapon: Staff).

The antagonists in the first installment are Sephiroth (a Legendary Super-Soldier)(Weapon: Masamune), President Shinra (a tyrannical businessman), Heidegger (President Shinra’s assistant and the Head of Public Safety “a euphemism for the military), Scarlet (the Head of Shinra’s Weapons Development), Palmer (the Head of Shinra’s Space Program), Tseng (the Leader of the Turks “ President’s Elite BodyGuards”), Reno and Rude (Members of the Turks) and Hojo (the Head of Shinra’s Bio-Chemical Research).

The antagonists in Episode: INTERmission are Scarlet (the Head of Shinra’s Weapons Development) and Nero the Sable (a member of Deepground’s elite unit (Deepground is Shinra’s army of superhuman soldiers with 0% morality) known as the Tsviets)(Weapons & Powers: Guns, Mechanical Wings and the ability to manipulate/wield Darkness).

In conclusion, I found this upgraded version of this game’s PS4 counterpart to be more expansive. Not just in this game’s new story plot, but this game also features both enhanced graphics and a brand new battle system.

Christmas: Why Do We Love the Holidays

There’s a lot of questions we ask: Why do we love the Holidays?

My thoughts on that question is that we get together with our friends and family, a nice dinner, share gifts, watch a couple of Christmas movies at home or head to the movie theaters.

Also there’s a lot of Christmas movies from past, present and future, so one of my favorite Holiday movies is: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) and The Polar Express (2004).

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.