Saturday, April 29, 2023
Sunday, April 9, 2023
|This goes hard.
Prince of Persia is one of my favorite game series, especially Sands of Time on GameCube. I found the movie for $3 at PawnAmerica and we watched it.
A review of Prince of Persia Sands of Time (2010) starring Jake Gyllenhaal and a girl that looks kinda like Kesha.
Pretty standard action movie. Like a lot of Disney movies, the CGI did not blend well with the scenery. Looked fake. Just because it's based on a game from 2003 doesn't mean it should look like one.
As most movies with time travel, it has some time related plot holes. It's not a big deal if you don't think too much.
It's funny cuz Jake Gyllenhaal does NOT look Persian at all. Kesha doesn't either. Alfred Molina somehow does, though?
3/10, it was just okay.
Friday, April 7, 2023
|Fillmore County Journal after I watch Scoob.
A review of Scoob (2020).
I love Scooby Doo. I tried to convince Devon and Esther to watch Scoob with me this past week and we watched Wreck It Ralph instead. That was probably the right choice. Me and Pony just suffered through Scoob.
This isn't really a Scooby Doo story. You could replace the Scooby characters with entirely new characters and nothing would change. I thought Wreck It Ralph had some forced references, but at least they are video game related.
What does Simon Cowell have to do with Scooby Doo? The Mystery Gang takes a back seat to other Hanna Barbera characters I don't care about. And Ruth Bader Ginsburg. And Wonder Woman. And IKEA. It feels so forced. This movie isn't fun or funny.
Saturday, April 1, 2023
|Jesus Christ by Leon Devenice
I felt bad for missing Jesus Revolution when it was showing in Harmony, and Kalie and Chloe wanted to see it too. Thus, Keri, Kalie, and Chloe went to the movies.
A review of Jesus Revolution (2023).
I almost cried. A popular Christian movie that is actually worth watching. There are 2 big themes. 1, everyone needs Jesus. Even hippies and druggies. God wants ALL PEOPLE to come to him. 2, God is the acting agent in the church. When church becomes about the preacher and not Jesus, you've lost sight.
And they actually proclaimed the gospel in the movie! Jesus isn't a tool we pull out when we need a personal boost in life, he's the king who died to save sinners.
6/10, really well done film.
Lexie, Hit Me With Your Prius may seem at first glance to be another low-effort meme rap project from JBK$R. The more you dig into it, though, the more obvious it becomes that this album is complex and well planned. The biggest thing about this album is that it seems confusing. In the first minute of the project, JBK$R says he got Hannah a wedding ring, but he asks Cassidy to marry him. Then later he’s flirting with Madison on the song Madi S’nailer. And at the end of The Title Track, he seems pretty fond of Lexie herself. Even if this weren’t contradictory, the audience doesn’t have much of a context for who these people are or why we should care. Get Got has a lot of lines that don’t really relate to a concept or a joke in any way, and most other songs have the same out of place unexplainability to a lesser extent. I have no clue what 30 days and 7 hours means, or what the significance is of a plastic parrot. I couldn’t tell you what he paid Hannah for, Edmonton can’t be in Fillmore County since Alberta doesn’t have counties, I’m not sure what hardwiring a Buick looks like, and the song about Club Penguin seems incredibly out of place. But I think that’s part of the appeal behind Lexie, Hit Me With Your Prius. No two songs are alike in any way. The short nature of each song makes the album very refreshing. When a 15-track album barely crosses 20 minutes, nothing can really overstay its welcome. The chaotic nature of Lexie Hit Me seems all the more intentional when you dive into it, especially with how off the wall some of these lyric choices are. The audience may not know what’s happening, and I don’t think JBK$R does either. That’s why he loves so many different people, that’s why characters pop in and out, that’s why the setting is inconsistent. It’s all very hard to put together, but at it's core, it’s all about him. What it’s saying about him, we aren’t supposed to know. This album is a mystery. And it’s perfect that way.