Hocus Pocus (1993)(Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the 1993 movie Hocus Pocus.

 

The movie begins in Salem, Massachusetts circa 1693 and continues 300 years later  throughout Salem, Massachusetts circa 1993. The entire movie takes place on October 31 (All Hallows Eve/Halloween).

 

The cast of characters are:

Bette Midler as Winifred “Winnie” Sanderson,

Kathy Najimy as Mary Sanderson,

Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah Sanderson,

Doug Jones as Billy Butcherson (Zombie),

Omri Katz as Max Dennison,

Thora Birch as Dani Dennison,

Vinessa Shaw as Allison Watts,

Amanda Shepherd as Emily Binx,

Sean Murray as Thackery Binx (Human) and Jason Marsden as Thackery Binx (Black Cat).

 

In conclusion, I found this movie to be both “hauntingly amusing and supernaturally hilarious.” I hope you all find this movie as “mystically entertaining” as I did because watching this movie will most definitely “Put A Spell On You.”

 

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Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix (Review)

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Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix for the PlayStation 4. This game is comprised of 6 individual games on 2 discs.

 

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix consists of Kingdom Hearts-Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts-Re:Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts-358/2 Days.

 

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix Consists of  Kingdom Hearts II-Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep-Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts-Re:Coded.

 

In Kingdom Hearts-Final Mix: Sora’s adventure begins as he joins forces with Donald Duck and Goofy to save all the worlds from the Heartless, Maleficent and Ansem: The Seeker of Darkness.

 

In Kingdom Hearts-Re:Chain of Memories: Sora, Donald Duck and Goofy, adventure continues as they search for their missing friends in the mysterious Castle Oblivion while dealing with their first encounter with Organization XIII.

 

In Kingdom Hearts-358/2 Days: The story takes place from the end of Kingdom Hearts-Final Mix through the entirety of Kingdom Hearts-Re:Chain of Memories. The story centers around Sora’s NoBody, Roxas and his friends Axel & Xion.

 

In Kingdom Hearts II-Final Mix: Sora, Donald Duck and Goofy’s adventure continues as they Face off against the Heartless, NoBodies, Organization XIII, Maleficent and Pete.

 

In Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep-Final Mix: The story takes place 10 years before Sora’s journey began. The story centers around three KeyBlade Wielders in training: Terra,Ventus and Aqua.

 

In Kingdom Hearts-Re:Coded: The story centers around a digital Sora as he helps Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy uncover the mysteries contained within Jiminy Cricket’s Journal.

 

The unique worlds featured in these games are:

Destiny Islands,

Land of Departure/Castle Oblivion,

Hollow Bastion/Radiant Garden,

The World That Never Was,

End of the World,

Traverse Town and Twilight Town.

 

The Disney worlds featured in these games are:

Disney Town/Disney Castle,

Wonderland (Alice in Wonderland),

Olympus Coliseum (Hercules),

Deep Jungle (Tarzan),

Agrabah (Aladdin),

Monstro (Pinocchio),

Atlantica (The Little Mermaid),

Halloween Town/Christmas Town (The Nightmare before Christmas),

Neverland (Peter Pan),

Land of Dragons (Mulan),

Beast’s Castle (Beauty and the Beast),

Yen Sid’s Tower (Fantasia),

Timeless River (SteamBoat Willie),

Enchanted Dominion (Sleeping Beauty),

Castle of Dreams (Cinderella),

Dwarf Woodlands (Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs),

Pride Lands (The Lion King),

Space Paranoids (TRON),

Port Royal (Pirates of the Caribbean),

Deep Space (Lilo & Stitch) and the 100 Acre Wood (Winnie the Pooh).

 

In conclusion, I found this to be the biggest collection of Kingdom Hearts games in one casing thus showing an unbreakable connection in the franchise which in turn should teach us to utilize said unbreakable connection to build strong bonds with everyone around us due to the fact that “our hearts are connected.”

Hook (1991)(Review)

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Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the movie Hook. This movie was first released on December 11, 1991.

 

This movie centers around a “What If” scenario where a grown-up Peter Pan must return to Neverland and his childhood roots in order to save his son and daughter from the evil Captain Hook.

 

The cast of characters are:

Robin Williams as Peter Banning/Peter Pan,

Dustin Hoffman as Captain James Hook,

Julia Roberts as Tinkerbell,

Bob Hoskins as Mr. Smee,

Maggie Smith as Granny Wendy Moira Angela Darling,

Charlie Korsmo as Jack (Peter Pan’s son),

Caroline Goodall as Moira (Peter Pan’s Wife/Wendy’s Granddaughter),

Amber Scott as Maggie (Peter Pan’s daughter),

Dante Basco as Rufio and Arthur Malet as Elder Tootles.

 

The locations in this movie are:

London,

Neverland,

Pirate Town,

The Jolly Roger,

Mermaid Lagoon,

Wendy’s home in Neverland and the home of the Lost Boys.

 

In conclusion, I learned from watching this movie the importance of preserving our imagination. I also learned from this movie that the value of living as well as living said life would be and is in fact “an awfully big adventure.”

 

The PageMaster (1994)(Review)

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Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the movie The PageMaster. This movie was first released on November 23, 1994.

 

This movie mostly takes place in an Illustrated World of Fictional and Non-Fictional stories which are divided into three areas. The three areas are The Horror Realm, The Land of Adventure and The World of Fantasy.

 

The Fictional and Non-Fictional stories and characters featured in this movie are the Kraken from 20,000 Leagues under the Sea,

the Demon Dog from Sherlock Holmes: The Hounds of Baskerville,

the Raven from Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven,

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde from Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde,

Ghosts from Miscellaneous Ghost Stories,

Captain Ahab and Moby Dick from Moby Dick,

Long John Silver and his Pirate Crew from Treasure Island,

the Little People from Gulliver’s Travels,

Mother Goose, Pan the Satyr, Fairies and a Dragon from Miscellaneous Fairy Tales,

the Magic Carpet from 1001 Arabian Nights,

the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland and the Beanstalk from Jack & the Beanstalk.

 

The cast of characters are Macaulay Culkin as Richard Tyler,

Christopher Lloyd as Mr. Dewey the Librarian/the PageMaster: Keeper of the Books and Guardian of the Written World,

Patrick Stewart as the voice of Adventure

Whoopi Goldberg as the voice of Fantasy and Frank Welker as the voice of Horror.

 

In conclusion, I found this movie to be truly Inspirational as well as educational in teaching us on how to broaden our imaginations/horizons in a big way.

SD Gundam Force (TV Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the anime series SD Gundam Force (the SD stands for Superior Defender). This anime series consists of 52 episodes (2 seasons/26 episodes each).

 

The story setting takes place in multiple dimensions. The different dimensions are in fact the City of Neotopia (a Futuristic-based Realm where Humans, Gundams and Robots work, live and play together), the Kingdom of LaCroa (a Medieval-based Realm populated by Humans, Knight Gundams and Mystical Spirits)(we see three spirits in series. The spirits are the Griffin-Season 1, the Steel Dragon-Season 2 and the Feather Dragon-Seasons 1 & 2), the Land of Ark (a Feudal Era-based Realm populated by Samurai Gundams) and the Dark Axis (a dark realm populated by Evil Gundams who plan to conquer all dimensions as well as to Enslave & Destroy any and all Robots).

 

The protagonists in this series are:

 

Captain Gundam (home dimension: Neotopia)(equipment: Shield, Blaster, Beam Saber and Beam Lance)(ultimate technique: Captain Punch),

 

Zero the Winged Knight (home dimension: the Kingdom of LaCroa)(equipment: Shield, Legendary-Sacred Buster Sword and the Twin-Buster Sword)(ultimate techniques: Super, Magical Violet Tornado and Super Spirit Magic: Infinite Winds),

 

Bakunetsumaru the Blazing Samurai (home dimension: the Land of Ark)(equipment: Twin Katanas-the right-handed sword is in fact one of Ark’s Five Sacred Swords)(ultimate technique: Secret Arts-Bakunetsu: Tenkyoken),

 

(Captain Gundam, Zero and Bakunetsumaru’s group ultimate technique is the Gundam Force: Triple Attack).

 

The antagonists in this series are:

 

Zapper Zaku (home dimension: the Dark Axis)(equipment: Twin Machine Blasters, a Shoulder-Mounted Gatling Turret and a Vibrational Axe),

 

Grappler Gouf (home dimension: the Dark Axis)(Equipment: Shield, Sword, Claw an a Arm-Mounted Missile Launcher),

 

Destroyer Dom (home dimension: the Dark Axis)(Equipment: Twin Missile Cannons),

 

(Zaku, Gouf and Dom’s group ultimate technique is the Triple-Ultra Technique: Final, Deadly, Screaming, Chaos Catastrophe).

 

In conclusion, I found this particular Gundam-related series to be more funny, cartoonish and more kid-friendly than other Gundam anime series cause compared to other Gundams, the Gundams in this series are so really cool and incredibly cute in their Chibi-forms.

(Griffin)

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(Feather Dragon)

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(Steel Dragon)

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(TV Intro)

 

Inuyasha: Secret of the Divine Jewel (Review)

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Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review Inuyasha: Secret of the Divine Jewel for the Nintendo DS.

 

The protagonists in this game are as follows:

 

Janis (Main Heroine-Game Exclusive/American/Human)(Weapon: a Naginata called Akanemaru)(Powers: a Divine Power called Kamuitama),

 

Inuyasha (Main Hero/Hanyo “a Half-Demon”)(Weapon: a Sovereign Blade called Tessaiga Which is also known as the Sword of Man/Fang of Destruction),

 

Kagome Higurashi (Main Heroine/Human)(Weapon: Bow & Arrows)(Powers: Sacred, Spiritual Abilities),

 

Shippo (Hero/Fox-Demon/Child)(Weapon: Fox-Fire)(Powers: Fox Magic & Transformations),

 

Miroku (Hero/Monk/Human)(Weapons: Sacred Sutras & the Shakujo Staff)(Powers: the Kazaana “the Wind Tunnel”),

 

Sango (Heroine/Demon-Slayer/Human)(Weapons: a Katana “a Japanese Sword” & a Giant Boomerang called Hiraikotsu) and Kirara (Heroine/Nekomata “a Two-Tailed Cat-Demon”).

 

The antagonists in this game are as follows:

 

Naraku (Main Antagonist/Demon)(Weapon: Miasma “a Near-Fatal, Acidic Poison”) and Datara (Main Antagonist-Game Exclusive/Japanese/God of Storms)(Weapon: Sword).

 

In conclusion, I’ve learned through this game that even the most timeless of friendships can transcend even the most distant of cultural boundaries which in turn proves that while we all may have our unique differences & faults, we’re still in fact connected as a human species in mind, body, heart, & soul.

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(Tessaiga’s Forms-Top To Bottom)(Tessaiga-Dormant Form/Tessaiga-True Form/Tessaiga Red Form ” the blade glows a deep, crimson red”/Tessaiga-Adamant Form “the blade is automatically coated in a 14K diamond skin/Tessaiga-Dragon Scaled Form “the blade is automatically coated in Dragon Scales/Tessaiga-Black Form “the blade glows a starry, cosmic black).

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Digimon World 3 (Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review Digimon World 3 for the PlayStation 1. This is the 3rd game in the Digimon World franchise.

 

The characters in this game are Junior (main protagonist), Ivy (protagonist/friend/rival), Teddy (protagonist/friend).

 

The storyline in this game takes place in a unique version of the Digital World that is known in this game as Digimon Online.

 

In this game, you choose 1 of 3 starter packs that are comprised of 3 digimon each. The 3 starter packs are as followed:

 

Maniac Pack (Bearmon, Guilmon & Patamon),

 

Powerful Pack (Koemon, Agumon & Renamon),

 

Balanced Pack (Kotemon, Renamon & Patamon).

 

In conclusion, I found this game to be the absolute best out of all three Digimon World games for the PlayStation 1. Thus, I hope that this particular game review will help evolve or “Digivolve” everyone’s positive opinions, dreams and ideals into even greater positives.

(Junior)

(Patamon-Maniac Pack & Balanced Pack)

(Renamon-Powerful Pack & Balanced Pack)

(Agumon-Powerful Pack)

(Guilmon-Maniac Pack)

(Bearmon-Maniac Pack)

(Koemon-Powerful Pack)

(Kotemon-Balanced Pack)