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KING Of All Schmoes
One of the things I love about Lilo & Stitch is how there are curves and rounded off shapes in the characters, specifically Nani. Her face looks like my oldest sister and she has curves. There's actual meat on her bones with her thighs and hips, it surprised me because I grew up with the Disney Princesses. She's an entirely different type of beauty and it was refreshing to see. As much as I love Mulan, Nani is darker skinned Asian similar to how my family looks.
The film stands out because it doesn't look like the typical two-dimensional animated Disney film with its use of watercolor and the characters look more modern. It was still beautiful and unique. It fit the title characters's personalities. I also named one of dogs after Lilo because of her spunky attitude, her cuteness and small size. This one will always have special place in my heart because of my own little Lilo and how it took chance by being different.
He's my favorite movie dog for many reasons and one is them is because one of his movies were always on TV. I loved that he was a mutt and shelter dog. Even though he didn't have physical presence of Lassie or even Beethoven, he was still a scrappy little hero. I prefer the first Benjis over the new one because it is too depressing and the new dog didn't look too mutt-like for me. I'm also a sap for dog movies and I appreciate how they didn't/couldn't use special effects back then. He was just really well trained.
Plot: Six college students discover their dorm was once an insane asylum that conducted gruesome lobotomy's on its teenage inmates during the 1930's. (IMDB)
This had an unoriginal yet interesting premise, it was the execution that failed. The late David R. Ellis did a good but great job directing this, it dragged in the first half. It looked well shot for a straight to DVD flick. Unfortunately, the kills were cheesy, the CGI was crappy and there were no scares but it is blood.
Sarah Roemer and Jake Muxworthy was the strongest actors out of the bunch. The other college students weren't written well and they averaged from fine to awful performance-wise. Mark Rolston who has turned in better performances is terrible as the villain! In no way was he real or even terrifying.
I have enjoyed things that from come corporations, very few people haven’t. However, I’m not one to immediately side with them because their top priority is to make money and save as much as they can while doing it. That’s what makes them different from charities; they’re profit driven and amoral. It hard to determine how many of them are the latter until it’s too late. My example is extreme but it also proves my point. Look at the garment factory fires and collapse in Bangladesh that killed over a hundred people in November of last year and a thousand people this April. They’re working in awful conditions while being paid very little. During the fire alarm, their supervisors made them stay and continue working! The management didn’t care about their employees because all that matters is profit.
I’m usually optimistic but when it comes to corporations or even intuitions like schools/colleges/churches, I can’t immediately believe them when accusations or actual charges are filed against them. Publicists handle those “released statements”. They’re supposed to make their clients look good and handle damage control. Sometimes, that involves the truth but it’s not a requirement. If a company or institution has an image/reputation to uphold and a profit motive, there’s a good chance that morality and the law are thrown out because of greed and self-preservation. I bring this up because I don’t view networks and movie studios any differently.