Thursday, May 21, 2020

Thursday Movie Picks #34: Great Final Films of Actors/Actresses

Hey! Welcome to Thursday Movie Picks where you get to share your movie picks for each topic presented every Thursday!  Based on the theme presented each week, you can pick up to 3 to 5 movies and explain why you picked those movies! This meme is being hosted by Wandering through the Shelves!

This week's theme is: Great Final Films of Actors/Actresses!

It's sad that so many talented actors and actresses pass away and it's even worse when you look back at some of the last films that they had acted in before they passed away.  So, here are some films that ended up being that actor's final film.  

1. The Thief and the Cobbler - Vincent Price

A lonely princess and a shy cobbler fall in love while trying to retrieve two magical orbs that were stolen, all while outwitting a powerful sorcerer as adventure and comedic pop culture references abound.

I've actually seen a couple of films that featured Vincent Price and I really enjoyed most of his performances, especially his voicing of Ratigan in "The Great Mouse Detective!"  But, "The Thief and the Cobbler" would end up being his final film as he passed away in 1993.  He provided the voice for the movie's villain Zig-Zag and he did a fantastic job with it!  You can actually check out my review of the movie on this site!

2. All Dogs Go to Heaven - Judith Barsi

A canine angel, Charlie, sneaks back to earth from heaven but ends up befriending an orphan girl who can speak to animals.  In the process, Charlie learns that friendship is the most heavenly gift of all.

I've always enjoyed watching "All Dogs go to Heaven" for tackling the issue of death in such a blunt yet tearjerking way.  But what always haunted me about this film was how the orphan girl Anne Marie's voice actress Judith Barsi was murdered in real life and this ended up being her final film.  It just breaks my heart that such an innocent child's life was taken away from her at such a young age.

A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting.

It would be way easier to say that Heath Ledger's final film was "The Dark Knight" since his role as the Joker really cemented his status in Hollywood.  But, his actual final film was "Doctor Parnassus," which he was filming until he passed away midway through the film's production.  He played one of the characters named Tony and after he passed away, the role was played by several different actors.  I actually watched this film and it was okay.  Not one of Terry Gilliam's best films, but it was pretty imaginative.



Thursday, May 14, 2020

Surreal Monthly - April 2020

Hello everyone!  Welcome to "Surreal Monthly" where I go over everything that has happened on the blog for each month!  So, here's what's been happening in March!

*Not much has really happened in April, although I did managed to watch a lot of movies this month!  I mostly watched a lot of suspense thriller type films where "the main protagonist is being stalked by a crazy person and they have to take down said crazy person to survive." You know, the usual.  Anyway, I did have some reviews and discussions posts planned for this month, but life got in the way and I have to postponed them to next month.  Man, this virus pandemic is really getting to me.  I hope it settles down soon.*

Movies and TV Shows I Reviewed this month:

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Activities on the Blog:

2. [Thursday Movie Picks]  Thursday Movie Picks #33: Numbers in Title

TV and Movie News that Happened this Month:

*Since the movie theaters have closed down for the month, I'll just list some movies that were released in April on the streaming services.*

Updates on Reviews 2.0:

* I'm currently in the process of redoing my "Reviews 2.0" videos since I wanted to add in some clips from the movies and TV shows that I've watched and actually make the videos more interesting.  So, here are some of the updated reviews I did this month!*

5. Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) - Actually my first ever APRIL FOOLS video!  I just had to make an APRIL FOOLS video for this year!

Movies and TV Shows I've Watched this Month:

* .When I saw Samuel L. Jackson's name in this movie, I just had to check this movie out!  Man, just how many movies is Samuel L. Jackson in anyway?  He's like in every movie ever made!  Anyway, I thought that this film was pretty interesting with the "Gladiator" in the future angle, even if it's just mostly an action flick with no substance whatsoever.

* So yet again, I was browsing through Netflix and I found a couple of stalker films to binge on.  I just so happened to stumble upon this one and it was a bit...interesting.  I mean, the plot is the usual "person is stalking the protagonist because the protagonist accidentally did something wrong to that person."  Although in this case, the protagonist, who is a writer, was giving out self help advice in her books and it turned out that her advice actually ended up ruining a person's life.  So yeah, the usual plot.  I swear after watching this movie, I probably wouldn't write books that deal with helping people with their life problems, because I would be so bad at it!

* Yep, this is yet another "love makes a stalker out of you" type of films that I've recently watched.  Although, this one is a bit interesting since said stalker is actually pretty quiet and deadly with his attacks on anyone who gets in the way of his "obsessive love" for the protagonist.

* Well, I had to get a horror movie in here and this one was...okay.  I mean, I must have watched over a thousand horror movies with an ax crazy killer trying to kill a family.  So, this one wasn't any different.

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