Archive for the ‘musical’ Category

Macross Frontier – Music Saves the World

February 11, 2009

Hey, it’s list season. Here’s one about Macross Frontier.

Why You Should Check out Macross Frontier

1. It’s Macross

Fellow grump Mora informs me Frontier features everything you should expect from the 25-year-old franchise. In fact, Frontier pleased fans so much it single-handedly revitalized the ailing brand in Japan. It’s like the Mega Man 9 or Super Smash Bros. Brawl of its kind, so full of nostalgic winks and throwbacks to previous series fans can’t help but squeal at their favorite moments revisited. One episode details the filming of a movie adaptation of the events of Macross Zero. The theme song from the Macross movie, Do You Remember Love, returns at several key moments of the series. There’s a simmering love triangle, eye-catching missile effects, a bearded ship captain with a scar and a hat strategically hiding one eye, enormous transforming space ships … Even if you’re unfamiliar with the various Macross tropes, as I am, you should be able to appreciate Frontier regardless of the vast history behind it. And if you like it there are at least a dozen more similar series to check out.

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(grumplet) The Happiness of the Katakuris: The Sound of Music with Dead Bodies

January 27, 2009

The premise of The Happiness of the Katakuris is like this: A middling patriach of a Japanese family leaves behind his mundane shoe sales job in order to open up a bed-and-breakfast at the foot of Mt. Fuji and drags his whole family along for the ride. However, when they finally get their first guests, each one ends up dying overnight. Desperate to stave off police suspicion and save the family business, they decide to bury the growing number of bodies in the nearby grounds.

Now, this sounds pretty macabre, like some sort of Asian “The Telltale Heart.” A conventional treatment of a plot such as this might be a quiet, haunting horror movie filled with chilling imagery, deadly silences and mounting dread that culminates into a terrifying treatise on guilt and paranoia.

But this movie was made by Takashi Miike, so it’s a musical comedy instead.

FAME! I wanna live forevaaaaaaaaaaa

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Happy Holidays – Labyrinth: Remind Me of the Babe

January 7, 2009

John: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=Cult80s&view=playlists
Tim: ..!!
Tim: OK I gotta get into my MOVIE COMMENTIN’ MINDSET
John: Is that like channeling spirits?
John: Like
John: you call upon the powers of MST3K?
John: “CROWWWW, HEAR MY PRAAAAAAAAAYERS”
Tim: I shoot myself in the head with an Evoker and a big red Tom Servo shows up before me.
Tim: ZIO!!!
John: BABY BABY BABY BABY BABY
Tim: ok GO
John: The Columbia TriStar logo is associated so closely with movies I loved in my childhood. :3
Tim: My gosh, I only think of that white horse when I don’t want to sneeze.
John: Ooh, this looks pretty good in high quality
John: This is a CGI Owel
John:
John: Or owl
Tim: JENNIFER CONNELLY. Unf.
John: gaze upon it and know the power of technology
John: in 1985
Tim:Movies don’t have LOGOS anymore do they?
John: They’re always at the end
John: It’s onlyyyy forevaaaaaaaaaa
John: Bowie, you magnificent, creepy bastard.
Tim: Years before Frank Oz gave us STEPFUHD WIVES.
John: NO LOVE INJECTION NAH NAH
John: I didn’t get that until muuuuuuch later in life.
John: cuzithurtslikehell
John: Man
John: This song
Tim: TERRY JONES?
John: Takes me all the way back
Tim: Monty Python Terry Jones?!
John: Yes.
Tim: Get. Out.
Tim: LUCAS?
John: Nope!
John: :D
Tim: Henson DIRECTED this?!
John: YES
John: YOU THOUGHT THIS WAS TRIFLING SHIT?
John: Think again, boy.

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Happy Holidays – Disney’s Hunchback: Take Him Out to Lunch, Jack

December 19, 2008

John: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Enef2vTwmbM

John: I am prepared, d00d

John: looong wiz

Tim: k let’s rock this bitch

John: say when

Tim: nowww

John: Mmm chanting

John: Classy beginning

John: Where’s Escaflowne

Tim: Classic logo.

John: CLASSIC FONT

John: HOLY SHIT

Tim: It’s Brazil!

John: drama

John: FROM THE OUTSET

Tim: Those’re some detailed houses.

John: this zoom in is fantastic

John: how did they do these shots?!

John: some of the most complex I’ve seen in an animated movie

Tim: Is this the second Disney movie set in France?

John: uhhh

Tim: I half-expect Belle to walk in.

John: I think Sleeping Beauty might’ve been French

John: she does

Tim: WUT

John: She’s an easter egg

Tim: ohhhh. quite the egg.

John: this puppet rocks

John: CLOPAN

Tim: Clopin will tell you~

John: this is atmosphere, meng

Tim: These gypsies have terrific eyebrows.

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(grumplet) Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog: A Geek Tragedy

July 23, 2008

If you’re an Internet nerd, this is old news. Joss Whedon, king of the geeks, found himself with some time on his hands during the writers’ strike. So what did he do? What any other person would’ve done in his place: create a self-contained three-act musical about the trials and tribulations of an aspiring supervillain.

Obviously.

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LOL BLOG I BET DIABLO CODY IS PEEING HERSELF IN LAUGHTER

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