The movies I seen in spring and summer 2018

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Since we are reaching the end of summer, it’s time to prepare for the last two seasons of 2018: fall and winter. With fall coming in, I had a good time with spring and summer. Spring time for me was good because not only I got a job which gives me good pay and a friendly environment, but this is around the time I started to watch a lot movies in theaters. Summer may have been intense in my job, but it was a good time to sit down and have of a bucket of popcorn and watch a movie with the AC in theaters. 2018 has been a great year to watch some movies and it feels like every year it’s going to be even better. Today I am going to be sharing you the movies I have seen in the spring and summer season. Funny how can I keep track of the movie seasons and not anime seasons.

Marvel Avengers: Infinity War (April 27th)

If you are a Marvel fan, you probably already expected this movie to be a hit even after the first weekend. 10 years of building up to this point, Disney and Marvel did the impossible and made the biggest crossover movie. What started off with the first Avengers movie and now in 2018, we have the Avengers teaming up with Spider-Man, Dr. Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy and even the high selling hero and movie character Black Panther. This movie also placed the spotlight on the anticipated villain Thanos and demonstrated his monstrous power. I really love this movie and I saw this movie right after day one of my job on May 4th; the original release date before it got moved up.

Solo: A Star Wars Story (May 25th)

Star Wars is very popular in sci-fi genre and it’s dedicated to the fans. Ever since Disney bought Star Wars, Disney has been dishing out everything that has to do with Star Wars. From the video games, TV series, comics, Disney will do anything make money of Star Wars. Besides the main story movies like Episodes 7 and 8, they also squeeze in spinoff movies such as Rogue One. Their recent spinoff movie focused on the young Han Solo and how he met inconic characters like Lando Calrissian and Chewbacca. This movie was different for sure, but in a way, it was fun to watch. I like seeing Han get sassy and try to outsmart his enemies. However, based on reports and news, this movie sadly fell after opening weekend and people wanted to focus on the Episode movies. In results, Disney decided to take a break of spinoff films and are now working on the last movie Episode 9 until someone else decides to make a new trilogy outside the Skywalker story.

Ant-Man and the Wasp (July 6th)

After going through Infinity War, I wanted to take a break from the pain and have a good laugh. Taking place after Captain America: Civil War, Scott is under arrest and doing whatever it takes to kill boredom. When Hank Prym and Hope gets curious of the Quantaum Realm, they decide to make a goal to visit this tiny world in hopes to finding Hank’s wife who disappeared. Scott decides to help him, but this also attracts a villain who goes by Ghost who can phase through walls with technology. In short, she has some quantum powers and she’s seeking cure for this powers. Scott is going to have to shrink and enlarge himself if he wants to not only help Hank and Hope, but also try not to violate his house arrest. This movie also ties into Infinity War as well. I really enjoyed this movie for the humor. My family enjoyed it and we were able to forget the pain left from Infinity War… for a moment. I can’t wait for Ant-Man to show up in the next Avengers movie.

Incredibles 2 (June 15th)

It took about 14 years and we finally got the long awaited sequel to Pixar’s superhero family movie. Brad Bird returns to create another masterpiece and unites the voices of the heroes in this sequel. Taking place right after the first movie, the movie focuses on Elasticgirl (wife of Mr. Incredible) and shows off the awesome hero skills and prove that the world is ready to accept heroes. While the wife is busy, Bob is a stay home dad who has to take care of the kids and their issues like Violet’s boyfriend problem, Dash’s math questions and discovering Jack-Jack’s powers. This movie was so cool and seeing this really gives me the same vibes when I watched the first movie for the first time. This movie was so good that it came back in theaters in the Labor Day weekend.

Christopher Robin (August 3rd)

This movie was a guilty pleasure and the reason why I watched this movie because of nostalgia. If you are familiar with movie Hook with Robin Williams, you might know the central theme. Disney creates a live-action moving depicting an adult Christopher Robin who has forgotten his childhood friends Pooh and the rest of the gang in 100 Acre Woods. After going through life, Christopher has forgotten to have fun and now focuses only on work and succeeding life. It’s not until Pooh shows up to him and asks for help after losing his friends. I will admit, I did cry  while watching this movie. What got me was that the voice of Pooh was done by none other than Jim Cummings and hearing Pooh care about Christopher for years really hit me. It taught me that no matter how old you get, you should never lose your childhood. I also fell in love with the song used for one of the trailers online. The song is called One Foot played by Walk the Moon.

What kind of movies did see in these past months?

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Disney streaming service name announced! Important news for Star Wars and Marvel fans!

Looks like DC Universe and other sites have met a new match in the business world of streaming. Announced yesterday, Disney has unveiled the new upcoming streaming subscription service. The streaming service will be called Disney Play according to what the news appears and the streaming service will begin on 2019. According to IGN, once the Marvel movie Captain Marvel is released in theaters, every Marvel film will be removed from Netflix will be on Disney Play. In regards to MCU movie on Netflix, the last MCU movie that will be on Netflix will be Ant-Man and the Wasp. Disney and Marvel agreed that Netflix exclusives shows like Daredevil and Jessica Jones will remain on Netflix and will not be on Disney Play. However, It’s also reported that Star Wars movies and shows that debuts in 2019 and beyond will appear on the service and the movies like The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi will not be on it due to Star Wars belonging to At&T Turner Broadcasting and giving them the rights to broadcast the films. Disney Play will be premiering instead the upcoming Star Wars Clone Wars season 7. It’s unknown what will be the price for the subscription, but if every Disney licensed title and franchise are being removed from Netflix, then that means they will be losing an estimated $300 million in annual revenue.

What’s your opinion to this news?

sources:

http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/08/27/disneys-streaming-service-is-called-disney-play

http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/08/07/ant-man-and-the-wasp-will-be-the-last-marvel-movie-to-be-released-on-netflix

http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/08/08/disneys-streaming-service-will-not-include-pre-2019-star-wars-movies

Full details on what is going to be on Disney Play:

http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/08/16/everything-coming-to-disneys-streaming-service-so-far

Friday Funny 162: I got a bad feeling about this

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome back to another thrilling adventure of Friday Funny. Today is the last Friday of May and what better way to end this Friday is release the next Star Wars spinoff film. Instead of getting Star Wars Episode IX, we’re getting the movie Solo: A Star Wars Story. Solo (will be acted by Alden Ehreneich) tells the story of a young man named Han Solo and his partner Chewbacca (who is 196 years old) who must repay to a gangster by obtaining some rare materials. Along the way, Han meets another Star Wars classic character named Lando Calrissian (played as Donald Glover) and they get introduced to the most awesome ship of galaxy, the Millennium Falcon. If you are in the mood for some Star Wars action and are tired of watching Marvel movies like Avengers and Deadpool, go check out this movie. This movie will talk about Han’s early life before becoming a key character for the rebellion in the main Star Wars movies. As we get ready for June, it’s time to get ready for summer! In June we have movies like the Incredibles 2 and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Besides movies, we have video game news such as E3 2018! In E3, I am looking forward to Kingdom Hearts III; briefly mentioned online, the game revealed some new gameplay and characters and it is hinted that we might get a release date. Stay tuned for the news!

Now, let’s go you Nerf Herders! (According to the Wookieepedia, Nerf is a cattle like animal used for milk, meat and hide.)

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Here are some Han Solo videos I found online for your amusement!

That’s the end of that!

Friday Funny 159: May the Fourth be with you

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome back Jedi masters and padawans for another exciting adventure of Friday Funny. Today is a special day because today is May 4th which is also known as Star Wars Day or also known as May the Fourth be with you. May 4th 1977 is the day when the first Star Wars movie premiered in theaters and it was directed by George Lucas. The last film he did on the series was the final film in the prequel Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith in 2005. Besides this, I hope everyone is doing okay this week. If you haven’t seen the movie Avengers: Infinty War yet, don’t worry about spoilers here because I haven’t seen it and I don’t intend to let out any spoilers. I do hear it’s a great movie that it even broke the record with the movie Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

Now that we are in May, let’s get ready for upcoming events. In the movie industry, we have movies such as the upcoming Star Wars story spinoff, Solo: A Star Wars Story. Solo is a movie about a young Han Solo and his adventures with Chewbacca and Lando. Also coming from Marvel is the return of the loudmouth merc Deadpool in the movie Deadpool 2. In the calendar for holidays, we have Mother’s Day in May 13th and Memorial Day on May 28th. Last but not least, the OWLS have started a new blog tour for May and it’s called Movement. Here is what the prompt says:

“We join movements, organizations, and systems that align with our own personal values and beliefs. Sometimes we join these groups because they believe in doing good and making positive changes in society. However, these movements can turn sour when a dictator arises or behind the good intentions, there’s a hidden agenda of oppression. It is in these groups that individuals start to shape their identities by questioning their values and beliefs or conforming to the system. This month, we will be examining “real and/or fictitious” movements, organizations, or systems in anime and other pop culture mediums, and the positive and negative effects they have on individuals and society.”

Please read and support the OWLS posts such as Kat and mine.

With all this said, let’s begin this epic post!

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To end this post, here are some Star Wars videos!

May the force be with you!

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[OWLS May Blog Tour] Star Wars: Anakin’s Dark Movement for Justice and Power

May Blog Tour:

Movement

We join movements, organizations, and systems that align with our own personal values and beliefs. Sometimes we join these groups because they believe in doing good and making positive changes in society. However, these movements can turn sour when a dictator arises or behind the good intentions, there’s a hidden agenda of oppression. It is in these groups that individuals start to shape their identities by questioning their values and beliefs or conforming to the system. This month, we will be examining “real and/or fictitious” movements, organizations, or systems in anime and other pop culture mediums, and the positive and negative effects they have on individuals and society.

*Will have spoilers to the prequel films to Star Wars (Episode I: Phantom Menace, Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith).

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Friday Funny 117: Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome everyone to my magical blog kingdom, it is I, Matthew, and I am here to enlighten your day with some good humor and silly laughs. I hope you children are having a good week of summer because I am going to give you another great episode of TGIF Friday Funny. Before we begin I got some news for you guys to look forward to while you have fun or chill.

This past Tuesday, I went to Disneyland with my whole family (this includes my grandparents, sister and husband, and us). It has been a long time since I been to Disneyland; the last time I went was in 2008 where I went to both Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventures. This whole theme brought back my inner childhood and made me really appreciate the magic of this place. Speaking of Disney, if you are free this weekend from today through Sunday, Anaheim is hosting a convention called the D23 (D stands for Disney and 23 is 1923 where Walt Disney became the founder of his company). The D23 will offering information and fun to Disney fans who are interested in Disneyland, Disney cartoons and movies whether it is about Marvel, Star Wars or generally cartoon films. Mark your calendars for Saturday because according online sources, this Saturday will be unveiling some video game information on Kingdom Hearts III, Spider-Man PS4, and Star Wars Battlefront 2.

Also, be sure to support the OWLS this week. Go read Hazel’s post on Psycho Mob, Lita’s talk on Superheroes and Naja’s post on My Hero Academia. We are discussing on the the importance of our reflection on society and comparing ourselves to others and why does it matter today.

Last but least, I recently wrote a post about how did Final Fantasy affected my life the impact it left in commemorating for the 30 years of gaming. My Final Fantasy Legacy: Happy 30th Anniversary #FFLegacies discusses my humble beginnings and my future path of Final Fantasy. What is your legacy?

I also saw Spider-Man: Homecoming last Sunday. It was an amazing movie and I highly recommend it. The story was filled with many intense action scenes and silly humor and Tom Holland really nailed it as Spider-Man.

With all said, let’s begin the magic!

Here are some videos to watch. This will be in 3 parts.

Part 1 is the video games that are expected to show in D23.

Star Wars Battlefront 2

Part 2: Here is my top 10 Disney Songs! (One song out all the movies)

10. We Are One

9. Eye to Eye

8. Son of Man

7. I’ll Make a Man Out of You

6. When Can I See You Again?

5. Immortals

4. You Can Fly

3. Zero to Hero

2. Friend Like Me

1. I Just Can’t Wait to be King

Part 3: random funny humor

Good bye dreamers!

TGIF Friday Funny 90: New Year! Newly Weds!!

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! I’m Matthew and welcome to this important and blessed Friday! What makes this day great? As a way to start this new year of 2017, I would to announce that Saturday, December 7th will be my sister’s wedding. She’s finally getting married and I can’t help but feel happy for her. After three years of dating with her fiancee, these two love bird decided to tie the knots and become a family of their own. After all my years of hanging out her fiancee, I can’t help but feel blessed; he is a cool guy and he really feels great to have an older brother. Saturday will be a major life changing moment in not only their lives but ours. As they leave and become their own family, we will continue to stay close together and expand the family!

Aside from my life, here is a quick recap news for anime fans. In Toonami, since we’re not getting Iron-Blooded Orphans season 2 any time soon, we are, instead, getting the updated anime Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Re: 0096. You can read the plot here but this anime is updated adaptation to the classic Japanese OVA. Not one but two new anime series are joining Toonami but all under the same title. Dragon Ball Super and Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters are joining Toonami. After the long wait, FUNimation will be broadcasting the anime with the veteran English Dub cast and updated actors and animation. Super takes place after the events of Majin Buu and it’s the anime adaptation to the original movies like Battle of Gods and Resurrection ‘F’ with a large plot and new characters. The Final Chapter is the Kai version of the classic Majin Buu Saga without the fillers. Last but not least, the long return of the popular series Blue Exorcist returns! Under the name, Blue Exorcist – Kyoto Saga –, the main protagonist Rin Okumura and his younger twin brother Yukio and his classmates return to slay more demons. However, based on the original manga arc The Impure King Arc, Rin will once again go through trials as he make sacrifices and must learn the responsibilities of his demonic powers if he wishes to save his friends. This anime return will follow the manga and will bring back the previous voice actors.

With all this said, let’s start this new year!

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To end this post, here are some videos that relate to this wedding event!

I was also the one who gave Anime Reviewer Girl the idea topic discussion for anime themed weddings. Thank you Shay for doing this to topic! Comment on your idea wedding at her blog and video.

To end this post completely:

Goodbye!

God bless you, my sister Vanessa and my new Brother-in-law Alex!

Friday Funny 39: I Have a Dream

TGIF! Thank God it’s Friday! Today it is Friday and it is a three day weekend for some. This weekend is a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his amazing acts of courage for giving African-Americans equal rights and fight off racism. Let’s all remember that we are the same because we are humans and we should not hate each based on skin. Let’s be like brother and sisters and stick together.

Besides this holiday, I have returned back to college and I will most likely be busy in the next couple of weeks but fret not, I will do my best to stay active on blogging and continue to chat with others :). Even though it’s been out for weeks, Star Wars Episode VII is considered the best movie in theaters. Today in theaters is the family friendly movie called “Norm of the North”. The movie is about a polar bear named Norm (voiced by Rob Schneider) and his adventure in New York. Now…  Let’s begin this TGIF!

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He can drive!

While I was trying to find something to share for this and I came this close to finding nothing. I found an interesting video of the Oscar Awards dated back in 2001. This award was for best animated feature. The nominees were Jimmy Neutron, Monster Inc., and Shrek. Only one of them gets the award. Here is the video:

Friday Funny episode 38: TGIFriday Everyone 2.0!

Like the title says above, Thank God it’s Friday! Today is the first Friday of January and it is time we begin 2016 with something to laugh about. This is the 38th episode of TGIF: Friday Funny and it is the season premiere of season 2. If you enjoyed this, check out my past episodes and share them to others. This week is the last week of my winter break and after this weekend, I have to go back to school. Just like last quarter, I might be busy on my studies again but I will try to continue blogging and staying touch with everyone. As we continue to get adjusted for the new year, this year will have many surprises. Let’s make 2016 better thank 2015! Enough of me babbling and let’s start!

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I will end this with two videos. The first is Taylor Swift’s song “Blank Space” and the second video is “Blank Page” a parody song by NateWantsToBattle. Enjoy

Bye and have a wonderful day!

Friday Funny Episode XXXV: May the Force be with You!

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away…

There was a world where people witnessed a great phenomena. A man named George Lucas created one of the best Sci-Fi movies in 1977. That movie was called Star Wars. The world was shaken with great cheers and thus created a generation of fans. The movie expanded to six movies in total and each with positive and negative responses. From movies to video games to cartoon shows and a terrible Christmas special, Star Wars created a space legacy. 

It is the year 2015 and a new director named J.J. Abrams along with Disney, revives the classic movie Star Wars. As this new chapter begins, old friends return and new generation of heroes rise up against a new threat: Kylo Ren.

This is a beginning of a new war.

Thank God it’s Friday! Today is episode 35 of Friday Funny and based on the intro music and opening, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be playing in theaters. Based on what I heard about this movie, this movie has positive reviews and it will appeal new and old fans. If you plan on going, there will be tons of fans in theaters. I advise to be careful and try not to use violence to get the front row seats.

Without a further ado, let’s begin this galactic post!

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Star Wars Montage videos!

Other funny Star Wars clips

The end until Episode VIII