One Piece Film: Red

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“Movie Poster” Austin,, 2022

I went to see One Piece Film: Red with my son this evening. He’s a huge fan of One Piece so I was obligated to take him! It was a fun movie, but since I am not too familiar with One Piece, I didn’t understand all the intricacies. I know the general plot and characters so that was enough for me to follow along. Enjoyable and some great songs!

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“Uta” Austin,, 2022

Gundam on the Silver Screen

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“Gundam” Austin, 2022

Tonight my good friend Mikey and I went to watch Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island at the Alamo Drafthouse. I don’t know anything about Gundam besides them being giant soldier-robots, so I didn’t know what to expect, but I was interested and it’s a perfect movie to see with Mikey. (when an anime is showing at the theater in Austin, Mikey and I will most likely go see it together)

It was a fun show! The battles were pretty cool, although there weren’t as many as I thought there might be. I liked all the characters and there were some funny jokes scattered through the story. I don’t think it will win any awards, but it was entertaining, nonetheless, and made for a nice evening!

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“Where’s Amuro?” Austin, 2022

Pompo: The Cinéphile

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“Pompo-san” Austin, 2022

My friend and I went to see Pompo: The Cinéphile at the theater as part of our anime-watching habit. Whenever GKIDS has a special screening, he buys the tickets, and I buy the beer (the theater has beer on tap!). It’s something I really look forward to!

Anyways, I thought the movie was excellent. The plot is basically the making of a movie, but there are so many little inspirational nuggets thrown in that I was kind of blown away and even got a little emotional. What a movie! And maybe it was the beer too. But regardless, Pompo: The Cinéphile left me with a positive attitude and life seemed just a bit brighter.

A very nice little gem of a film. Go see it!

Watched Garden State

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“Watching Garden State” Cedar Park, 2022

While browsing Amazon Prime Movies, Garden State popped up in the recommendations. I have kind of known about this 2004 movie for a long time and have been mildly interested but not enough to actually watch it but since i had a couple of hours, today was the day!

Although I enjoyed Garden State, I think it is more suited to a younger version of myself. I think I would have been really into if I saw it when it first came out, but now it felt a little naive and lacking. Still, I am happy I watched it.

One thing I am happy about is that while reading the movie’s Wikipedia page, I learned about the Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope. I think that bit of info was worth watching the movie for. 😀