104 – Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Pre-pubesent topless scene,sure why not?

Pre-pubesent topless scene,sure why not?

Graveyard for the Fireflys is a Japanese anime film about some war.I wasn’t the best at history in school nor did i care for it so i’m going to say it was a war with America.Correct me if i’m wrong.The story is about a teeanage boy and his kid sister and their struggle to stay alive.Their home is hit in an air-raid and so is the shelter,where his mother was,so they are left with no home and no mother.The father all the while is a naval office fighting the yanks.Thentwo kids grab what they can from their old house and make there way to an aunt.The aunt is  atoatal hardass to them so they say ‘fuck it’ and pack all their things and move into a derelict room/tunnel thing beside a lake.I won’t spoil it for you but everyone dies in the end.Not a bad anime,i think it could work really well as a live action.As sad as this film was i wasnt moved,but a live action version would bring down the house.

IMDB RATING      –     8.3
MY RATING     –    8
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO
RECOMMEND?     –     NO
OVERALL     –  OKAY.QUITE SAD.THE ONLY REASON I WOULDN’T RECOMMEND IT IS BECAUSE
I CAN THINK OF BETTER ONE’S I’D RECOMMEND FIRST.

116 – The Seventh Seal (1957)

And that's now Sarah Jessica Parker was born

And that’s how Sarah Jessica Parker was born

Ingmar Bergmans Seventh Seal is about a group of seals and their yearly migration back to where they were born to breed.I just made that up,The Seventh Seal is about a Knight and his Knave and they’re journey home to Sweden after the crusades when,and it’s as good now as it was then.They land off the coast to a plague infested Sweden with people dropping dead left right an centre.It’s on the beach that the Knight encounters Death.The Knight challenges Death to  a game of chess,he does this to try and delay his death and get back to his castle to see his wife one last time.Along the way he picks up a few other people and tries to help them out of the plague infested areas and takes them to his castle.The Seventh Seal is a clever film,it has a great balance of humour,just watch out for Jons,and some raises some good points about death and philosophises about God and what happens after.We had to watch this one in college way back

IMDB RATING      –     8.2
MY RATING     –    8.5
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL – GREAT.ALL THE WOMEN IN THE FILM ARE BEAUTIFUL. I’M OFF TO SWEDEN ON HOLIDAYS NEXT TIME.