One Piece: Stampede(Movie Preview)

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Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to preview the movie One Piece: Stampede. This is the 14th One Piece movie which also commemorates the One Piece series’ 20th anniversary.

This movie takes place during the Pirates Expo ” a festival made by pirates, for pirates where pirates all over the world engage in a big treasure hunt for a long, lost treasure. This time, the treasure that is sought originally belonged to the former Pirate King himself, Gol D. Roger aka Gold Roger.

The main protagonists are the StrawHat pirates (Monkey D. Luffy, Roronoa Zoro, Nami, Sanji Vinsmoke, Tony Tony Chopper, Nico Robin, Franky and Brook).

The main antagonist in this movie are Douglas Bullet (a former member of Gold Roger’s crew).

The World Government officials in this movie are Vice-Admiral Smoker, Captain Tashigi, Fleet-Admiral Sakazuki Akainu, Borsalino Kizaru, Vice-Admiral Monkey D. Garp aka Garp the Fist and CP0-Agent Rob Lucci.

The Seven Warlords in this movie are Boa Hancock, Dracule “Hawkeye” Mihawk and Crocodile.

The miscellaneous cast of characters in this movie are Marshall D. Teach aka Blackbeard (pirate), Buggy (pirate), Alvida (pirate), Perona (pirate), Jewelry Bonney (pirate), Foxy (pirate), Wapol (pirate/royalty), Koby (officer), Helmeppo (officer), Hina (Officer) and Sentomaru (officer).

This movie is scheduled to premiere in select AMC and Harkins theatres tomorrow October 24 to October 31. The subbed version ” Japanese Audio with English Subs” premieres on October 24, 25, 27, 28, 29 and 31. The dubbed version “English Audio” premieres on October 26 and 30.

In conclusion, I believe that this movie will fulfill its role as the One Piece series’ 20th anniversary to both it’s fans as well as it’s creator, Eiichiro Oda.

Super Mario Bros. (Movie)(Review)

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Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the movie Super Mario Bros. This movie was first released on May 28, 1993.

 

In the beginning of the movie, the meteorite that hit the Earth 65 million years ago caused our reality to split into two separate, parallel dimensions. The first of the two dimensions is the one where we reside and the other one is where surviving dinosaurs in fact evolved into human forms reside (the dinosaur’s dimension is comprised of one city that is surrounded by miles of endless desert).

 

In this movie, Mario & Luigi (the Mario Brothers) travel to the dimension where the dinosaurs reside in order rescue Princess Daisy as well as defeat the evil Koopa (a T-Rex in human form) who intends to conquer the Mario Brothers’ dimensions as well as devolve the entire human race into monkeys.

 

The main cast of characters in this movie are Bob Hoskins as Mario,

John Leguizamo as Luigi,

Samantha Mathis as Princess Daisy and Dennis Hopper as President Koopa.

 

In conclusion, I found this movie to be a miraculous achievement in turning something as classic as a Super Mario video game into a live-action movie version of itself. Thus it goes to show you, if you in fact truly believe then anything is in fact possible.

In Search of Dr. Seuss (Review)

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Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the movie In Search of Dr. Seuss. This movie was first released on November 6, 1994.

 

In this movie, we observe and learn the life and history of Dr. Seuss while experiencing some of the stories and characters he created.

 

The stories that are featured in this movie are The Sneetches,

Hunches in Bunches,

McElligot’s Pool,

Horton Hatches the Egg,

And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,

Yertle the Turtle,

The Cat in the Hat,

Green Eggs and Ham,

How the Grinch Stole Christmas,

The Lorax,

The Butter Battle Book and Oh, The Places You’ll Go.

 

The cast of characters in this movie are Kathy Najimy as Kathy Lane (a reporter for the FernCrest Times),

Matt Frewer as Dr. Seuss’ Butler/The Cat in the Hat,

Cristopher Lloyd as Mr. Hunch (Hunches in Bunches),

Graham Jarvis as the Farmer (McElligot’s Pool),

Brady Bluhm as Marco (McElligot’s Pool),

J.D. Daniels as Marco (And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street),

Patrick Stewart as Sgt. Mulvaney (And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street),

Billy Crystal as Radio Voice aka The Voice of America (Hitler Lives),

Andrae Crouch as Yertle the Turtle (Yertle the Turtle),

Robin Williams as the Father (The Cat in the Hat),

Zelda Williams and Eleanor Columbus as the Daughters (The Cat in the Hat),

Howie Mandel as Sam-I-Am (Green Eggs and Ham),

Eileen Brennan as the Who-Villain (How the Grinch Stole Christmas) and Terry Lindholm as the Once-ler (The Lorax).

 

In conclusion, I found this movie to be extremely  hilarious, wonderfully musical and highly educational. Thus I end this article with a quote from Dr. Seuss at the end of this movie. “I hope for the children a world of peace and that they never lose their sense of wonder and discovery. From there to here, from here to there. Funny things are everywhere.”

Digimon-Adventure TRI(Review)

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Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the anime series Digimon-Adventure TRI. This series takes place 10 years after the events of Digimon-Adventure/3 years after the events of Digimon-Adventure 02.

 

The human protagonists in this series are Tai Kamiya (Crest: Courage)(Tai’s digimon partner-Koromon)(Koromon’s digivolutions: Agumon-Rookie, Greymon-Champion, MetalGreymon-Ultimate and WarGreymon-Mega), Matt Ishida (Crest: Friendship)(Matt’s digimon partner-Tsunomon)(Tsunomon’s digivolutions: Gabumon-Rookie, Garurumon-Champion, WereGarurumon-Ultimate and MetalGarurumon-Mega), Sora, Takenouchi (Crest: Love)(Sora’s digimon partner-Yokomon)(Yokomon’s digivolutions: Biyomon-Rookie, Birdramon-Champion, Garudamon-Ultimate and Phoenixmon-Mega), Izzy Izumi (Crest: Knowledge)(Izzy’s digimon partner-Motimon)(Motimon’s digivolutions: Tentomon-Rookie, Kabuterimon-Champion, MegaKabuterimon-Ultimate and HerculesKabuterimon-Mega), Mimi Tachikawa (Crest: Sincerity)(Mimi’s digimon partner-Tanemon)(Tanemon’s digivolutions: Palmon-Rookie, Togemon-Champion, Lilymon-Ultimate and Rosemon-Mega), Joe Kido (Crest: Reliability)(Joe’s digimon partner-Bukamon)(Bukamon’s digivolutions: Gomamon-Rookie, Ikkakumon-Champion, Zudomon-Ultimate and Vikemon-Mega), T.K. Takaishi (Matt’s little brother)(Crest: Hope)(T.K.’s digimon partner-Tokomon)(Tokomon’s digivolutions: Patamon-Rookie, Angemon-Champion, MagnaAngemon-Ultimate and Seraphimon-Mega) and Kari Kamiya (Tai’s little sister)(Crest: Light)(Kari’s digimon partner-Nyaromon)(Nyaromon’s digivolutions: Salamon-Rookie, Gatomon-Champion, Angewomon-Ultimate and Ophanimon-Mega).

 

This series is comprised of 6 chapters with each one being 4-5 episodes long. The chapters are as followed: Chapter 1-Reunion, Chapter 2-Determination, Chapter 3-Confession, Chapter 4-Loss, Chapter 5-Coexistence and Chapter 6-Future.

 

In conclusion, I found this series to be one of the extremely few anime series that teaches viewers like us not only the responsibility of growing up but that we must also take responsibility for everything we actually do in life.

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Suicide Squad Review

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The film Suicide Squad was released August 5, 2016, one day before my 31st birthday. Set in the DC Comics Expanded Universe, the film is a character study on the broad range of criminal insanity and the worst side of human nature. In a polarized world of good vs. bad, the baddest of the bad at a high security prison are forcibly drafted by the US government into Task Force X, a Secret shadow operations group tasked with performing deadly wetworks missions in return for reduced criminal sentences. Each criminal exhibits a different streak of nasty behavior that is complex and surprisingly relatable to. No person is perfect, and even among bad people there are positive elements.

 

Former psychiatrist Harleen Quinzel was assigned to analyze the criminal mind of the psychotic Joker, but instead fell under his sway and grew to love him, becoming an insane murderous harlot herself known as Harley Quinn. Floyd Lawton is a deadly hitman known as Deadshot, with an almost supernatural affinity for firearms of every make, model, and era. A serious professional, he tries to set a good example for his teenage daughter, who is the reason for his work ethic of contract fees paid up front, and no women or children killed. George Harkness is Australian rogue Captain Boomerang, dressed like an aristocrat, but who is callous, brutal, and self-centered who does not get along well with anyone. He is a professional bank robber and a member of the criminal group called the Rogues, who are united in fighting against the Flash. Waylon Jones is Killer Croc, a former circus performer and a genetic freak with reptilian traits, including great physical strength, thick scaly skin, and sharp teeth. He harbors a deep hatred of the human society that shuns him. Chato Santana is El Diablo, a tormented former criminal gang leader who shuns his powers of pyrokinesis after destroying his family and home by mistake.Together they are controlled and monitored by subdermal implants placed within their necks that mark their location and can be remotely detonated if the subject misbehaves, hence the name Suicide Squad. Control of the implants rests in the hands of squad field commander Rick Flag, a highly skilled soldier and veteran of countless black-ops missions. At Flagg’s side is Tatsu Yamashiro, a woman known as Katana, armed with a mystical sword that steals the souls of it’s victims.

 

The Squad is assembled and sent to fight against the Enchantress, a malevolent ancient mystical spirit possessing the body of the archaeologist June Moone. Moone was a former lover of Rick Flagg before she was possessed while researching magical artifacts in Asia. By disturbing the magical vessel containing the Enchantress, she gained incredible magical power, but was enslaved by the dark spirit who sought to destroy the world of men who once worshipped her as a god. June was slowly corrupted by the sorceress while under the employ of Amanda Waller, the government official who is responsible for founding the Task Force X Program. Waller, herself, is ruthless and unforgiving, concerned only with completing the given mission,no matter the cost or collateral damage.
The film is a showcase of good, bad, and ugly in  various shades of human nature working, or at least trying to work together, to defeat a greater evil. In the process, the criminals become slightly better, or at least better understood. Harley’s love/hate bond with the Joker becomes more believable, Diablo comes to terms with the ghosts of his past, Boomerang improves his social skills, Deadshot vows to be a better role model for his daughter, Croc regains some of his humanity working with other outcasts, Katana wields her cursed blade for a good cause, and coldly professional Rick Flagg finds someone to relate to in June Moone. In my imaginary superhero alter ego Rain Man, I would be brave yet reckless, professional yet hot-headed, both compassionate and arrogant, funny and serious in equal measure, a clever sense of humor but able to use words as potent weapons to support people in need of help and disrupt the actions of those who oppose me, and to point out the good and bad in everyone. I would also control the forces of rain and lightning and use weather-related humor while doing good for humanity. 

By Erik