Pinhole Movie Reviews

Kiki’s Delivery Service by Thomas
June 6, 2012, 10:43 pm
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A young witch masters the art of flying while delivering baked goods. Phil Hartman plays her wisecracking cat.  It’s an early Studio Ghibli flick with all the standard ingredients: beautiful landscapes, supernatural plot, meandering jazzy soundtrack…but, for all its charms, there’s hardly any conflict.  I’m just as interested in freshly baked treats as the next guy — even so, it’s hard to care whether she delivers them successfully or not.  Watchable.

Kiki’s Delivery Service

Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension by William
January 22, 2012, 6:55 am
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If you don’t have young nieces and nephews you see on a regular basis, it’s understandable that you will never have seen  Phineas and Ferb. In which case, you are missing out on a show that is excellent considering that it is a kids’ show, and has some darn funny jokes for adults, too. Kind of like the show Stella in that it’s just a bunch of nonsense strung together. Anyway, check it out if you haven’t. Worth Checking Out.

Year of the Fish by Thomas
December 18, 2011, 7:31 pm
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A meandering, humorless story in which a young Chinese girl works in a brothel, owns a sentient fish, and awaits the inevitable arrival of Prince Charming. The rotoscoping fell short of surreal and instead made the film look like a cheesy music video shot with a 90’s camcorder. That said, one of the ladies from The Joy Luck Club is in it, which is a big plus for me. Watchable.

Year of the Fish

Tangled by William
December 4, 2011, 12:07 am
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By the standards of a Disney Classic, this is a fine movie. The songs aren’t much, very Broadway-style and not memorable, but the story is fine and the scene with the lanterns is very cool. My main beef with this one is that we spend a ton of time with the old woman/villain, but in the end we still don’t really understand who she is. It’s a shame, because she seems interesting. Watchable-Plus.

Grave of the Fireflies by William
November 28, 2011, 12:23 am
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War. Tragedy. Definitely the Japanese animated film I have enjoyed most, but that’s because I had not enjoyed any Japanese animated film I saw before this one. I probably should avoid the world “enjoy” because the movie is just a series of tragic events, but anyway it’s well done. Worth checking out.

 Grave of the Fireflies – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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