43 – Spirited Away (2001)

Flying dog/dragons and shit.

Flying dog/dragons and shit.

Spirited Away is another whim-sickle film from Studio Ghibli. It follows the same sort of genre as many of their others,it has spirits, ghosts, monsters, spells, dragons and curses.And like the others it features a young child,a girl called Chitiro or Sia,as the lead.The girl gets transported off to some spirit work by mistake while out on a walk with her parents.Throughout the course of the films she’s trying to save her parents and get home but there’s loads of obstacles in her way.Visually there are some interesting looking characters knocking around the bath house in the spirit place and the story’s not too bad either.There are a few bits where the plot seems to be moving a little slow,a few scenes running just a few seconds longer,but if keep noticing them then it seems to add up.I watched the dubbed version with the subs just to see which was better and i think the dubbed is better.The text with the subs isn’t as accurate as what they’re saying.A good Ghibli film,i did prefer Howls Moving Castle myself.

IMDB RATING      –     8.5
MY RATING     –    7.6
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –  WORTH A WATCH,ONCE.

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141 – The Sixth Sense (1999)

"keep moving cheese dick" - Bruce Willis

“keep moving cheese dick” – Bruce Willis

Wow. Every time i watch The Sixth Sense i always get shocked by the ending.Not.The Sixth Sense has a re-watch value of zero.Once you’ve seen it then that’s it.Fuck buying the DVD.For those who haven’t seen it I’ll describe the plot.Bruce is a child psychologist and Osmond is a child with social problems and maybe a personality disorder.They work together to try and sort shit out.I can’t go much deeper than that without spoiling it.Toni Colette is great in this as is Willis,however i think i would have cast someone different as Bruce’s wife,maybe Naomi Watts and i hate Hailey Joel Osmend for some reason.Every time i see him i just want to punch him in his ugly jap-eyed face but i’m not sure who to cast for him.There’s not many kid actors around now,or even then when it came out.Maybe Arnie would have done it better.

IMDB RATING      –     8.1
MY RATING     –    7.2
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –  SEE IT ONCE AND DON’T READ ANYTHING ABOUT IT BEFORE HAND.