My Horror, Gore, and Violence Limit

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“Kingdom” Cedar Park, 2020

Just recently, the second season of Kingdom was released and Mariko and Bay watched the first episode tonight. As far as horror movies/tv goes, Kingdom is relatively tame. I am not a fan of horror movies, or violent movies, so I don’t watch. But I find it interesting that Bay and Mariko enjoy them, but Koa and I don’t. Actually, Koa is okay with watching them, but I will opt not to. I’m even apprehensive about watching Parasite!

Speaking of aversions, I dislike ultra-violent movies and gore in general, particularly dismemberment. Ugh. I used to enjoy Quentin Tarantino movies, but ever since I saw Lucy Liu’s character’s demise in Kill Bill: Volume 1, I cannot watch any of his movies. I recently tried to watch again with Inglourious Basterds, but didn’t make it far. I’ve heard Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is very entertaining, but just hearing about the pool scene is enough to make me say, “Not gonna happen”.

Well, that’s just a quirk of mine. I guess I won’t experience some good movies, but it’s a sacrifice I am willing to make. 😄

CGI Dogs 🐶

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“Dancing Dogs” Cedar Park, 2020

Tonight Mariko and I watched The Call of the Wild at Alamo Drafthouse. If you are a fan of CGI dogs, you’ll love it! Especially the pre-movie entertainment, which featured some Bollywood dance sequences featuring canines. Lots of fun!

I thought the main feature was pretty good, although the CGI wasn’t the most convincing. But I thought it was kind of nice to see more “expressive” dog faces. The story was average, but the scenery was awesome. Woof! 🐶

I hope you had a nice day!

2020 Movies & Books

Here’s my 2020 list of books I’ve read and movies I’ve watched, with my rating of how much I liked it, in parentheses (out of 10).

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Books

Movies and Dorama

Late Spring / 晩春 (1949)

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“Late Spring” Cedar Park, 2019

This afternoon I watched “Late Spring / 晩春”, the 1949 masterpiece directed by Yasujirō Ozu. It was excellent! I found the simple story line completely engrossing. It’s so completely different from today’s cinema, and I felt like I was watching something… pure. I don’t know how to describe it, but perhaps it was just straightforward with no gimmicks. Very refreshing. It’s time-travel back to a different era. Highly recommended!

White Snake

Can’t wait to see this. It looks awesome!