Sunday, March 27, 2011

"Evangelion 2.22: You can (not) advance"

I bought the Blu-ray expecting great visuals... but the animation and details are beyond what I expected.  I think this will require multiple watchings to catch all the detail in each scene.  Some scenes are so detailed that I want to pause them because they flicker on the screen for a few moments before moving on.  The story does not disappoint.  Mari, the new Eva pilot, is thrown into the mix.  A new plot development involves Asuka.  Shinji seems to be more a more active person.  Gendo is still a cold jerk.  Frankly, the plot of the series and End of Evangleion DVDs is not very clear, at least to me.  The Rebuild of Evangelion movies are supposed to be more accessible.  I hope by the end of the fourth and final movie I will at least understand the Rebuild version of the story.  The dub version is very good.  Thumbs up for this movie and glorious HD.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Jane Eyre - Official Trailer

Just what I needed...another "Jane Eyre" movie!  This is not sarcastic!  I love all Jane Eyre movie/tv adaptations.  I really like the book too.  The only high school reading I liked.  It looks like it's not in wide release so I'll probably have to catch it on DVD.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

"Kimi ni Todoke 2" ep 10

Sawako proclaims her feelings to Kazehaya again and Kazehaya reciprocates them (in a very public way).  The school festival concludes and we get to laugh at Pin again.  This is what we've all been waiting for!  I am sort of afraid of what will happen in the next episode.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

"Kimi ni Todoke 2" ep 9

Sawako confesses through the partially open classroom door.
Kazehaya yanks the door open!  Yessss.
Finally, they understand each other (so sparkly).
Pin gives surprisingly good advice again.
Okay, this was the episode we've been waiting for.   Sawako lets the chips fall where they may by confessing to Kazehaya (about 10 times) and they hug!  Red-faced in each others arms, Joe ruins the moment by interrupting, so as to prolong the agony of waiting to see what happens next.  Go Sawako!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

"Kimi ni Todoke 2" ep 8

Pin adds his two cents again.
Ryu gives Chizu a b-day pres and (gasp) smiles.
Kent bows out gracefully.
As she runs, I know the episode is about to end on a cliffhanger.
Another agonizing episode of slow realizations.  Sawako finally drops her fear and is going to confess...but is she really? Will this confession be another misunderstanding???  Aaaugh.  Also, I would not drink an herbal tea made from herbs from the school yard even if Sawako grew them.