Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Romeo X Juliet - I Wanna Watch it Again

Wow this show was amazing. I picked it up kind of on an impulse. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is one of my most favorite plays and what little I saw of this anime series intrigued me.

This series uses Shakespeare's play as a template. Romeo and Juliet are still star-crossed lovers and their families are feuding. The feud is more fully explored in this series. More so than any other adaptation of the classic.

  • "It's kinda what I've been craving in an anime series for awhile
  • it's character driven, the music is amazing, the dialogue is amazing, the story is intense, and the various references to other Shakespearian works are a nice bonus"

A lot of liberties are taken. Juliet has more of an active role in the story. This girl is now a warrior and appears to be of a much stronger physical strength as compared to the male lead, Romeo.

The fantasy world the characters live in never upstages the character driven drama that is presented.

A highly recommended series if you ever get a chance to view it.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Valley of the Dolls - Get Your Wigs and Eye Liner Girls

This one is a movie that BEGS to be parodied.

I just might do it.

The movie starts typical enough. A small town girl goes to the big city and has various adventures with Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe.

Okay for reals though. The film opens with Anne Welles (Barbara Perkins) moving away from her quiet life for the big city and she becomes friends with Neely O'Hara, (Patty Duke) a character who shares a lot of similarities to Miss Judy Garland; and Jennifer North, (Sharon Tate) a character who shares a whole lot of similarities to Marilyn Monroe.

The three friends go through love, loss and dolls. (A slang term used for dexedrine)

Based on the crazy sexy book by Jacqueline Susann, "Valley of the Dolls" takes a fun and campy look at the world of celebrity. This film is one of those "so bad it's so good" type of movies.

This also one of those movies that needs to be recreated with drag queens like the recent remake of "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane" retitled "Baby Jane?"

"Valley of the Dolls" was pretty and crazy. Very good combos in my book. I am definitely going to pick up this one to own.