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.”

 

Scooby-Doo!: Night of 100 Frights (Review)

 

 

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Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review Scooby-Doo!: Night of 100 Frights for the Sony PlayStation 2. This game is also available for the Microsoft Xbox as well as the Nintendo GameCube.

 

In this game, you play as Scooby Doo as he tries to solve the mystery of Professor Alexander Graham’s Disappearance as well as rescue his captured friends from a ghoul called The Mastermind and an assortment of Scooby Doo’s greatest foes. Don Knotts also guest-stars in this game as a Spooky Groundskeeper.

 

The cast of characters in this game are:

Scooby Doo,

Shaggy Rogers,

Fred Jones,

Daphne Blake,

Velma Dinkley,

Professor Alexander Graham & Holly Graham.

 

The antagonists in this game are:

The Mastermind (Boss/Main Villain),

The Black Knight (Boss/Episode: What a Night for a Knight),

The Ghost of Redbeard the Pirate (Boss/Episode: Go Away Ghost Ship),

The Green Ghost (Boss/Episode: A Night of Fright is No Delight),

Caveman (Episode: Scooby’s Night with a Frozen Fright),

The Creeper(Episode: Jeepers, It’s the Creeper),

Funland Robot (Episode: Foul Play in Funland),

Captain Cutler the Ghost Diver (Episode: A Clue for Scooby Doo),

Geronimo (Episode: Decoy for a Dognapper),

Headless Spectre (Episode: Haunted House Hang-Up),

Space Kook (Episode: Spooky Space Kook),

Tar Monster (Episode: The Tar Monster) and the Witch Doctor (Episode: A Tiki Scare is No Fair).

 

In conclusion, I found this game to be really fun and incredibly hilarious, especially during certain points in the game when you hear audience-based laughter in the background because when I hear said laughter in the background it makes me feel like I’m actually part of the Scooby-Doo! TV franchise.

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.

Marvel’s Captain America(Movie Trilogy)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review all three Marvel’s Captain America Movies. The three movies are Captain America: The First Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War.

 

Captain America: The First Avenger takes place during World War II circa 1941. The cast of characters are Steve Rogers/Captain America (main hero)(Super-Soldier),

Johann Schmidt/The Red Skull (Main Villain)(Leader of HYDRA), 

Peggy Carter (Steve’s girlfriend)(US Agent),

James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes (Steve’s friend/sidekick)(US Sergeant),

Howard Stark (Steve’s friend)(Tony Stark’s father) and Arnim Zola (HYDRA scientist/biochemist).

 

Captain America: The Winter Soldier involves Captain America as he combats the HYDRA Organization that has infested the World-Wide Peacekeeping organization, SHIELD. The cast of characters are Steve Rogers/Captain America (Super-Soldier),

Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (SHIELD Agent/Spy),

Sam Wilson/Falcon (Steve’s friend) and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier.

 

Captain America: Civil War involves Captain America as the Avengers are divided into a big-time, war-faring fallout. The cast of characters are Steve Rogers/Captain America (Super Soldier),

Sam Wilson/Falcon,

Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier,

Clint Barton/Hawkeye,

Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch,

Scott Lang/Ant-Man,

Tony Stark/Iron Man,

James “Rhodey” Rhodes/War Machine (US Colonel),

Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow,

T’Challa/Black Panther,

Vision,

Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Brock Rumlow/Crossbones.

 

In conclusion, I found these movies to showcase Captain America’s life and adventures as a true american hero. Praise Excelsior, Captain America. I salute you!

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Sailor Moon-Anime Series(Review)

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Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the anime series Sailor Moon. This series consists of 5 seasons (46 episodes in season 1, 43 episodes in season 2, 38 episodes in season 3, 39 episodes in season 4 and 34 episodes in season 5).

 

Season 1 (Sailor Moon) introduces the Sailor Scouts as they confront the Dark Kingdom (Jadeite, Nephrite, Zoisite, Kunzite and it’s evil ruler, Queen Beryl) as well as the NegaForce, Metallia.

 

The first 13 episodes of Season 2 (Sailor Moon R) showcases the return of the Sailor Scouts after their final battle against Beryl/Metallia, while the remaining 30 episodes features the Sailor Scouts as confront the Black Moon Kingdom (Prince Demande, Saphire, Esmeraude and Crimson Rubeus) well as the Interstellar Spectre, Wiseman/the Doom Phantom). In this season, we are introduced to Sailor Pluto-Crystal Treasure: Crystal Bell).

 

Season 3 (Sailor Moon S) features the Sailor Scouts as they confront the Death Busters (the Witches 5 and Mistress 9 ) as well as the Sovereign of Silence, Pharaoh 90. In this season, we are introduced to Sailor Uranus-Crystal Treasure: Space Sword, Sailor Neptune-Crystal Treasure: Submarine Mirror, Sailor Mini-Moon and Sailor Saturn-Crystal Treasure: Silence Glaive.

 

Season 4 (Sailor Moon SuperS) features the Sailor Scouts as they confront the Dead Moon Circus (Master Zirconia, the Amazon Trio-Tiger’s Eye/Hawk’s Eye/Fish’s Eye, the Amazon Quartet-VesVes/CereCere/JunJun/PallaPalla and Queen Nehellenia). This season is centered around a Winged, Spiritual Unicorn named Helios/Pegasus and it’s magical horn, the Golden Crystal.

 

The first 6 episodes of Season 5 (Sailor Moon Sailor STARS) features the Sailor Scouts as they confront a newly revived Queen Nehellenia, while the remaining 28 episodes features the Sailor Scouts as they confront evil, sailor scouts known as the Sailor AniMates-Sailor Iron Mouse/Sailor Aluminum Siren/Sailor Lead Crow/Sailor Tin Nyanko and their Tyrannical Dictator, Sailor Galaxia. This season also features three new heroic, sailor scouts known as the Sailor StarLights-Sailor StarFighter/Sailor StarMaker/Sailor StarMaker.

 

The protagonists are UsagiTsukino/Princess NeoSerenity/Sailor Moon,

Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury,

Raye Hino/Sailor Mars,

Makoto Kino/Sailor Jupiter,

Minako Aino/Sailor Venus,

Setsuna Meiou/Sailor Pluto,

Haruka Tenou/Sailor Uranus,

Michiru Kaiou/Sailor Neptune,

Hotaru Tomoe/Sailor Saturn, Chibiusa Tsukino/Sailor MiniMoon and Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask.

In conclusion, I found this to be truly wonderful in terms of Action, Adventure, Fantasy and Romance. Thus I end this Article with an inspirational quote from this series: “the Moonlight is a Messenger of Love”.