Age of Adaline

Age of Adaline is a different sort of movie. I can imagine that it’s not in the main stream of popular films as the ending almost has a bitter sweet finish that leaves one feeling reminiscent for the characters’ possible and missed futures. The actors were good, demonstrating several levels of depth that was needed… Continue reading Age of Adaline

Spellbound

  What a WOW movie! This movie has some of my favorite qualities that I love in film: a realistic romance, on-point humor, a ridiculously handsome lead, good acting and a fantasy quality. It maybe had a couple awkward dialogue moments, but isn’t that how it is in life, sometimes? We say things that are… Continue reading Spellbound

Sailor Moon Crystal

So, this is a big one… for me, at least. The original Sailor Moon (in Japanese) was the first anime I’d ever seen. It introduced me to Japan and a different kind of fantasy from State-side. It ignited my imagination and let my insecure younger self believe that no matter my faults maybe I could… Continue reading Sailor Moon Crystal

Stardust

  Stardust. My favorite movie for the longest time and I still think it is pretty great, albeit not my all-time fave anymore. This film has just about everything one could hope for: magic, princes, witches, ghosts, pirates and some pretty exciting action scenes all wrapped up in a classic coming-to-age hero story. The plot… Continue reading Stardust

Howl’s Moving Castle

  Here we have one of Hayao Miyazaki's masterpieces: Howl's Moving Castle. If you are somehow unaware  of Miyazaki's work, he is a brilliant artist and story teller from Japan that has reached world renown and then some. This movie was the first Miyazaki film I'd ever seen as a girl so it will always… Continue reading Howl’s Moving Castle