Agreed on all fronts. Great rec!
Anita Blake, the strong heroine of this long-running series is at her best here. With plenty of action, adventure and supernatural romance thrown in the mix, Guilty Pleasures proves to be an enjoyable ride. I was very much compelled to follow the series after this.
CHOCOLATE IS ILLEGAL.
In a dystopian Japan, the government has banned all sweet foods including chocolate, for health 'reasons' and enforces it with the military. Two boys Smudger and Huntley decide to bootleg chocolate to spread happiness again.
Within 5min episodes, this succeeded in telling an action-packed tale of friendship and doing what's right. Too simple for adults, but perfect for kids.
Along with his motley crew and collaborations, Ryan Higa, better known as NigaHiga is behind some of the most hilarious content on Youtube. His witty parodies and (slightly) spastic characterization are fun to watch and the music parodies are ridiculously catchy.
I love how the Nigahiga channel is responsive to fans and takes requests from comments.
Her rendition of Sarah McLaughlan's "Angel" was heavenly. "What If" was breath-taking. This is a singer with the soothing sweet voice and a subtle strength behind it.
While she didn't win the Britain's Got Talent competition, I'll love to hear more of Olivia Archbold in any case.
Watched this and cried at the grand finale every single time. This epitomizes the gripping fear and helplessness of the victims of a disaster. If the various tragedies happening all over and the little acts of human nature (the better side) didn't touch you, the epic love story would.
I can't say I love it as I don't enjoy weeping for a movie I've seen at least 15 times. But it happens anyway.
It's 2D, minimalistic game style which makes for the art with the sarcastic in-game descriptions and witty plots which are very blatantly rip-offs from numerous pop culture references.
While it's not a long-term game (meaning once you reach the top, you wouldn't get anywhere), it's great for a brief reprieve until the level cap.
Also, you'll be intellectually tickled while playing.
Stumbleupon is one of the best sites ever. I felt like the Chris Columbus of the Internet (amongst my social circles anyway). It's an endless process of linking and discovering, which never gets boring.
In fact, I never knew there was so much stuff out there until this.
It's idiot-proof and easy on the eyes too. Not to mention a better use of time than Facebook and Twitter.
My first encounter came with subtitles, so the lyrics was the first thing that touched me. UGLY is about the self-depreciating and desperation which every girl has felt at least once in life. It's about struggling to meet standards and being tired of all that.
It hit all the sore points, I nearly cried. But at the end, the tone became lighter. Everything was still there but they learn to deal. :')
This just gets your groove on! Filled with the optimism of 60s' music and with the message of embracing change, it's a great feel-good movie with an infectious soundtrack. The choreography's catchy WHILE being wholesome. You can't stop the beat for this one (ok, bad pun).
The protagonist is a sweet-faced angel wrongly framed. She stays sweet till the end. The stark cinematography combined with the blunt manipulation made for a memorable film.
Unlike other revenge films, the gore actually fades into the background here. Raw human emotion takes centre stage behind the subtle pokerface maintained by the lead. It is both disturbing yet in a warped logic, justifiable.
An incredibly believable stretch of imagination here. And completely original to boot. Walter Moers has this charmingly quaint style of storytelling which makes the myriad of fantastic characters so out of this world, believable.
I was initially intimidated by the sheer bulk of this book, but once I started, I couldn't put it down. 13 1/2 lives passes before you know it!
The DIY extremes they go to prove a myth makes you want to watch (so you might DIY if you wanna) but then the process and conclusions is usually satisfying that you'll leave it be. The hosts are charismatic without stealing the show and explosions happen almost every episode.
My first venture into the Sandman series was the Doll's House. It was a surreal, thought-provoking experience with intriguing characters in endlessly shifting settings. Then I discovered the rest of the series and it blew my mind. The numerous references from different cultural mythologies and tales blended very well with the storylines. Combined with the art, it makesfor a wonderful reading.
A Hayao Miyazaki classic, this is one of the finest examples of Japanese animation (and storytelling) there is. I first watched it a decade ago as a child and since then have revisited the gorgeous fantasy world of Japanese folklore and more.
This is a timeless masterpiece for all ages and tugs at all the right heartstrings for that bittersweet yet hopeful aftertaste.