Nov 252012
 

So a while back I was pretty darned excited for Dreamwork’s Rise of the Guardians and, after watching the film on its opening day last Wednesday, I have to say it was a fun experience. But did it live up to the expectations, hype, and hope I had for the film several months ago?

This film definitely falls into the “Nice” list — in terms of visual style

Well, there’s the rub. That or maybe I’m a bit picky when it comes to “holiday” films (And yes, this is very much a seasonal kind of film). Either way, there’s no denying that Rise of the Guardians is a beautiful film that deserves to be lauded for its stunning visual work.

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Nov 252012
 

Ah, Christmas time. Yes, once November 1st rolls in, Christmas preparations begin. But while we go out, shop for presents, and stress about non-denominational wrapping paper, the pop world puts out lots of Christmas/Winter Wonderland themed songs. And the Japanese pop industry is no exception. So when I saw that one of the only singles that have recently come out with full music videos was all Christmas and snow themed, you can bet I jumped on it to start off the holiday season.

So, hey, let it snow, and have yourself a merry little end-of-November, and let’s take a listen to Samui Ne, (It’s Cold, isn’t it?) by S/Mileage.

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