Cinema #32: My Little Pony The Movie

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 I know I have talked about MLP on the blog before, mainly in my, you should be watching series. Yes, I'm 26 years old, yes I realize that its a "children's" Cartoon, but I'm here to explain why you should see it as more than that. The rebooted series of MLP has vastly improved from its predecessor. 

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 The show is all about friendship, how to make friends, how to solve problems with your friends and more importantly how to get your friends back after a fight or disagreement. I really really love MLP. I have two vinyl Figurines: DJ Pon-3 and Octavia Melody. I have clothing, and for the movie I made my own horn and ears. 

 The movie is put out by Allspark which is Hasbro's film company, and let me just say that they did an outstanding job. There wasn't a single character from the series that didn't make an appearance in the film. Which is something I absolutely love to see. They even brought back, Cheese Sandwich! 

   I've done a video about my initial thoughts, that up on my youtube right now. So I won't go into too much detail, but if you haven't watched it yet, here's what you need to know. 

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 Equestria is on the eve of it's friendship festival, when a super evil looking space ship comes from the sky and crashes the party. You are then greeted none to kindly by a Commander Tempest Shadow, who is an "evil" Unicorn with a broken horn. That however does NOT stop her from using magic and freezing three out of four princess for her master, StormKing. 

 There were two major things I liked about this movie. 

 1.  You met characters that weren't horses. In the series there are only 3 non pony characters: Zekora (Zebra), Gummy (crocodile) and Spike (Dragon). In the film however, you meet a whole slew of non pony characters, which I thought was pretty awesome, and they were actually central to the plot. 

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2. Twilight Sparkle did something bad. Throughout the show, Twilight and her impeccable upbringing is one of the most prominent things about her personality. She'd never do something bad, and she would never be underhanded. However, she is in the film. She's so desparate to save the princesses that she is prepared to do something bad to accomplish her goal. 

Storm King needs all four princesses magic in order to power a staff that will give him the ability to control the weather, hence his name. Twilight Sparkle and the gang escape and thus begins their journey through other worlds, our ability to meet creatures that are not equine and the wonderful music. 

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 All in All, I thoroughly enjoyed this film. It made me feel happy and sad and I even shed a couple of tears. Even though I saw it premiere night, the theater was packed! I actually had the last open seat in the theater. It really was an experience seeing the film in theaters instead of on Netflix. There were little girls in the rows in front and behind me, and from the makes of their laughter, gasps, and outright cries of kinship with our heroines, I'd say the film was a rounding success. 

   Have you seen My Little Pony Yet? Do you watch the cartoon? Let's Fangirl on Twitter!

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Cinema #31: Kingsman: The Golden Circle

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We went to go see Kingsman 2 a couple of weeks ago, and so much happened that it has taken me a while to gather all of my thoughts on the subject but now I'm ready to write them up, so welcome back to Cinema!

 Let me just say right off the bat that I absolutely loved the film. I consider it to be in the list of the few sequels that have surpassed the originals. When kingsman came out I was instantly interested, as a fan of Bond, and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. I figured another British spy would be something interesting to watch. I thought it was going to be your run of the mill spy film, but I was wrong. 

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 The Golden Circle follows along the same strain, a two and a half hour completely tongue in cheek film that continues to follow Eggsy, his girlfriend and his love of dogs. Eggsy is paid a visit by his old rival Charlie, except Charlie is packing brand new robotic prosthetics. Their battle leads to The Kingsman headquarters being blown up, and Eggsy and Merlin out on their own. 

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  Through a unique (In Case of Emergency Pull this) They discover A bottle of Whiskey from Statesman is supposed to save them. Statesman, their American Sister company, has a unique way of entertaining their new visitors. I was personally a huge fan of Halle and Channing in this film. 

 With the help and resources of Statesman, we meet our evildoer, Poppy. Poppy is a Drug Cartel Leader, that desperately needs a new name. I don't want to ruin the film for you so I won't go into too much more detail. 

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  I really enjoyed this film. I loved its tongue in Cheek comedy, and it's almost manic way of treating my emotions, first I was happy, then Sad, then laughing, and then confused and then my confusion was lifted and I was happy again. I love a movie that will make me feel. You'll have lots of feels in this film, so just a heads up. 

 When I headed out to see the film, I thought that the trailer had given a lot of the film away, but literally, there's probably an entire two hours left, to see. So don't let that stop you, the film definitely still has some surprises up its sleeves. I haven't read Kingsman, but I'm hoping there's a third one. This is definitely a series I need to add to my film collection. 

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My Favorite Witches

 Happy October Gang!

  I know I've been lacking on the Halloween content but don't worry, I'm back in action. I thought it would be fun to countdown my favorite fictional witches! I spend a good portion of my time reading fantasy and paranormal fiction, so I have quite a few. 

 Sucy: From Little Witch Academia, She is a Filipino witch, who is efficient with poisons. She's always gathering new plants and materials to create different potions. Her friends are almost always a guinea pig, but I don't think she actually means them any harm. Whenever they're in trouble, Suzy always has a poison up her sleeve. I also love that she always looks ghostly as well, you never see her out of her uniform robes, but I feel like she would have that goth girl aesthetic. She's super sarcastic too, which I adore in a female character. 

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  Ursula: I know she's considered a sea witch, but let's not split hairs. Ursula is my favorite Disney Villain as well. When I was younger, The Little Mermaid was one of my favorite movies, but I could actually care less about Ariel. I was all about the music, and the mischief that Ursula could get up too. I was ecstatic when she made an appearance in the Kingdom Hearts Series and I am patiently waiting for her stand-alone film ala Maleficient.

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 Zatanna: Is there a difference between a witch and a sorcerer? Eh, I won't go into too much detail, I fangirl about Zatanna pretty often on here. She was my first convention cosplay, and I'm still recognized for it, so she'll always have a special spot in my heart. Her amazing magical abilities only hindered by her need to speak her spells backward she is one of the most powerful magical beings in the DC universe. She is criminally underused. 

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  Kiki: From Kiki's Delivery Service. One of my favorite Ghibli films and probably the first representation of a witch I can clearly remember, Kiki will always be special to me. Wanting to make her own mark on the world, and not following in other's footsteps is something I've always admired about her. She moves to a new town where she doesn't know anyone and starts her own delivery business, and makes new friends. Her cat talks which is always a plus in my book. 

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  Sabrina Spellman: NOT THE TELEVISION VERSION. I'm strictly referring to the comic versions only. Original Archie's Sabrina and Archie Horror Sabrina have really grown on me. Thanks to the amazing new comic by Hack and Aguirre-Sacasa, I have just fallen in love with the dark and gothic themes of their story. I'm super interested in learning more about Sabrina's father, and what other villains will appear, and now that she's slated for her own television program, I can't wait for more. 

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Nerdette Minute #4: After Film Rambles

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 I thought it would be cool, to start filming my thoughts right after I see a film in theaters. I generally write my thoughts down while the movie is going on and those become Cinema posts, but since I want to start doing more videos, I figured I should just bring my camera everywhere and whenever I have a chance, I should film. 

 I'm talking about My Little Pony The film, there are slight spoilers, but nothing too crazy. If you like this video, please make sure to like and subscribe so you don't miss out! 

Thanks for Watching!

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Nerdette Minute #3: Geek News 1

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  I'm trying to keep up on my youtube videos! I thought it would be fun to talk about a few of the new geek news that's making the rounds lately. 

  In this video I talk about my thoughts on the My Little Pony Movie, Gotham By Gaslight and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is being adapted for a television show on CW. I am so excited about that! 

  Don't forget to like and subscribe so you don't miss out and let's talk about it on Twitter!

    Are you excited for Sabrina too? 

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September Favorites

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 October is Finally here, get prepared for some serious Halloween fun all month! If you are new to my blog and my youtube, welcome, Halloween is my favorite day of the year. I consider September Pre-Halloween, and then it is Halloween all of October. I've done Halloween inspired content for the last 4 years, and you can find all of it here.  Here are a few of the things I enjoyed in the month of September. 

 - Getting Caught up on Batgirl. I read issues 4-15 for a Comicosity Review, and now I'm ready to just jump in Wednesday when the newest issue hits the stands. I was very excited about the team up with Catwoman and Poison Ivy. It was very Bombshellesque and I need a lot more of that in my life. 

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 - We were able to see Lupin the 3rd: Castle of Caligostro in theaters! Original animation, Original Japanese audio with English Subtitles. It included an interview in the Beginning with the head of Pixar and an interview with Monkey Punch afterward. It was the celebration of the film's 40th Anniversary. 

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 - This month I picked up actual physical books from the library. I've been on an ebook kick lately, so it was nice to be able to hold the books in my hands. I picked up Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman, Someone Must Die by Sharon Potts and Lost Gods by BROM. I'm currently reading Brom. I dropped my Ipad mini a couple of weeks ago and shattered the screen. At first, it worked perfectly fine, but now it is starting to press apps all on its own, and it makes it difficult to read and use. So it definitely slowed down my reading for the month of September. 

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- We saw Kingsman 2! It was amazing. Go see it immediately! My heart was warmed and broken and I cried and then they fixed it, and I don't want to ruin it. I will have a write-up on it soon. I'm still digesting everything. It definitely did not disappoint, and I would go as far to say that it definitely surpassed the first one. 

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   What were your favorite things for September? Let's talk about it on Twitter!

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