Monday, June 30, 2014

Satoshi Tanoue, Ai Shinozaki (A Hole in My Panty)

Japanese Movie.

Genres: High School, Romance, Philosophy of Life
··CAUTION: Nudity (well, almost)... this movie is not about the sex industry. 

I think that this movie is meant to remind us of our teenage selves. Particularly, guys and maybe some gals.. Those Days when all we needed was the girl of our dreams or the guy who will always be in your fantasies... and time.



WELL...



Three guy friends have one thing in mind on how to spend their summer vacation: lose their virginity (in short, do 'it' or masturbate?) Well, they've got a clock ticking: their summer. So, they do everything from calling bathroom numbers, texts... even stealing a mannequin for unbuttoning shirts! Actually, I think before all of this, a bouncy , bright girl leaves from a man (who is her father) with them... Narumi, along with one of the boys' playboy uncle, give them tips for completing their goal. 


At first, I thought the hat would fly with the wind...
Maybe her hat's on pretty tight. 

This movie has used some issues pretty well ... like Narumi running away from her stepfather. I don't have any friends whose parents are divorced, so I am not sure if I can appropriately feel sympathy. But, sympathy is very easy to show for Narumi. I mean, her mom works and owns a bar where they live! (Sounds like a cool, hard worker to me)


Another issue is accepting the new [life/road]. Narumi doesn't seem to like the new family , maybe the playboy old uncle needs to make his mind about women, or a guy needs to watch his back when starting sex!


'Not adorable.. ' 
Okay, now  for some literature! 
Ahead of me,
There are no roads
Behind me,
Roads will be created
O Nature,
O Father,
You helped me stand up to be independent.
O immense and great Father
Please watch over me 
And protect me through the way 
Always fill me with your verve 
Through this long journey of Virginity.

"Virginity" by Kotaro Takamura  

This lone poem seems to be great motivation for somebody.... who seems to be weaker than she seems. Well, in my eyes, at least. 

MY THOUGHTS:: 
It's seemingly basic and hopefully is a first movie. .. NOM. It's nice to have some known names and faces, but that will not cover all the weaknesses. The acting is like a seesaw -- the levels change from decent to wow to bland to what the hell?. The plot is interesting, but there is only so much going on. 

I think this was a confusing, looks-like-it-was-fun-to-film, and some funny bullsh.. It could be considered a time waster, but not in my book.

Grade: 6.3/10 : Lower than decent? 

You'll still have at least two questions after watching. ~~



Saturday, June 28, 2014

Psych Season One

Boy, oh, Boy! Finally, I finished my first American Drama··

Psych Season One (the show finished its final season, Season Eight, in March) : 16 episodes

Genres. Mystery Fun, "Supernatural Ability:I'm Psychic" , Comedy

Shawn Spencer... a present day man with extraordinary observation skills and has a near-photographic memory... all because of his dad's training; his old man is now a retired police officer but still gives in to some of Shawn' s requests.



The main storyline is clearly evident in the first two episodes..


Storyline: After Shawn Spencer calls the police to give some tips for a store robbery, the police accuse him of having such hardcore "inside" evidence and information! Now their lead suspect, Spencer presents himself as a psychic to avoid hours in a holding cell... but how long will he last under the police force's eyes?

Gus, just take the offer!
(Shawn opened a detective agency, psych)


Something I Learned From Psych:
The only thing that can leave a crime scene is a witness..at least a cute one!

The show is really one of the best... it's so good it has finished 8 seasons! The comedy and a very memorable cast, what more could you ask for? Below are the episode titles:


  1. Pilot Part 1
  2. Pilot Part 2
  3. Spellingg Bee
  4. Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Piece
  5. Woman Seeking Dead Husband, Smokers Okay
  6. 9Lives
  7. Weekend Warrior
  8. Who Ya Gonna Call?
  9. Shawn Vs The Red Phantom
  10. Forget Me Not
  11. From the Earth to the Starbucks
  12. He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not, He Loves...
  13. Cloudy With a Chance of Murder
  14. Game, Set, Muuurder?
  15. Poker? I Barely Know Her
  16. Scary Sherry: Bianca' s Toast
Some of these cases were really interesting or featured some pretty whacko crooks. But the case will be cracked by Shawn Spencer and his ways! There will almost be comedy in every episode-- it's all spot on , but not like slapstick... maybe that's for standup? 

Anyway, the series stars:
James Roday AS Shawn Spencer
Dulé Hill AS Burton "Gus" Guster
Timothy Omundson AS Detective Carlton "Lassi" Lassiter
Kirsten Nelson AS Interim Chief Karen Vick (special guest and cameo appearances)
Maggie Lawson AS Juliet "Jules" O'Hara
And 2-4 Young Shawn Spencers...

Another note: Every episode begins with young Shawn Spencer who gets his training from his dad with his problems... like, "Where is the prize in the cereal box?!" And young Gus, his childhood friend, is that friend who only wants to lure you to do the right things. 

Rating : 7.6
(pretty much an A in my book)
SENTENCE: (Shawn to Dad): You kept the doghouse? (from eighth grade!)

Friday, June 27, 2014

In A Good Way

» In A Good Way
26 Episodes
Of course... all Taiwanese dramas have an opening.
This one's nice, at least. 

God's Quiz 2


God's Quiz 2 : 16 episodes
Season Two of God's Quiz series
2011 OCNGenres: Medical Crime, Thriller Suspense, Mystery in a Mystery

So, the second season of God's Quiz.  The show is currently airing its fourth season
 *
***Caution: Some spoilers ahead!


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

To The Beautiful You (kdrama)

Aired: 2012 SBS
16 episodes
Sports, Romantic Comedy, Gender Bending

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

God's Quiz .. Kdrama

...The main character is a surgeon, Dr. Han, who is transferred to the Department of Rare Diseases or something like that. Add a tough badass woman detective and you got a pretty compatible couple. 


Aired: 2010 OCN
First Season. 10 episodes-50 minutes each
Genres: Medical Crime, Comedy


Monday, June 9, 2014

AIURA : Anime

12 Episodes
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy-ish, school life
2013 Airing
These are two minute zoom ins of two or three high school girls in their first year. No general plot that flows through.
It's a killer for time, boredom, and maybe just as quick watch.
After all, it is relateable.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

AMNESIA : Anime

Amnesia
12 episodes + 1 OVA
GENRES:: Romance, Psychological, Drama? (OVA has some comedy)
Amnesia, Amnesia, Amnesia. Apparently there's also a horror game with this name, too. Most of the comments about the series are negative, but fuck the all-out haters! There are only a couple things to hate... Not the whole damn everything.
Please, consider the PLOT:
ON AUGUST 1st, the heroine woke up and found that her memories are gone. She tries to figure out how to get her memories back and ends up learning every angle of events and her acquaintances by waking up in parallel worlds, all on August 1.  Also, she has a mentor and traveling spirit, Orion.