Let the Voice of Love Take You Higher

This tea is my own special blend. I can’t guarantee the taste every time. Yoshihiko Hakamada as Baron Humbert von Gikkingen – The Cat Returns (2002) Sharing your happiness with others is what makes the world a better place. Happiness shouldn’t be viewed as an emotion that’s exclusive to yourself. If you see happiness asContinue reading “Let the Voice of Love Take You Higher”

The Cat Returns: Becoming Independent

….That pain that I’m feeling has to work its way into the story, or else what am I doing? Quinten Tarantino, interviewed by Charlie Rose The Cat Returns is a “sequel” to Whisper of the Heart, acting as a representation of Shizuku’s story that we never had the opportunity to read. In Whisper of theContinue reading “The Cat Returns: Becoming Independent”

Whisper of the Heart: Scaling Your Passion

When we grow from teenagers into young adults, it can be very difficult to find out what we want to pursue in our lives. I think it’s important for someone to consider what passion they want to pursue, rather than seeking a career choice first. Making money is important, but if you’re not happy, thenContinue reading “Whisper of the Heart: Scaling Your Passion”

Ohana Means Family

This is my family. I found it all on my own. It’s little, and broken, but still good. Yeah, still good. Chris Sanders as Stitch – Lilo and Stitch (2002) When talking about film history, one cannot discuss the topic without mentioning the impacts animated films have had on the industry. Due to the lightheartedContinue reading “Ohana Means Family”

Why Do We Fear Death?

O’ Death, O’ Death, won’t you spare me over ’til another year? John Cygan as Silas Greaves (Call of Juarez: Gunslinger – 2013) Humans have coping mechanisms for pretty much everything. When it comes to traumatic experiences, these coping mechanisms can unfortunately prove to be counterproductive. For most of us, we are rarely ever preparedContinue reading “Why Do We Fear Death?”

A Monster Calls: Chaos in Acceptance

A Monster Calls is a 2016 film about a boy named Connor, who’s mother is slowly dying of cancer. To cope with this tragedy, he imagines a monster made from a tree who tells him three stories. Each of these stories teaches him about the uncertainty and unpredictability of life and teaches him how toContinue reading “A Monster Calls: Chaos in Acceptance”

The Grey: Optimizing Opportunity

The Grey is a 2011 film about a group of plane crash survivors that soon find themselves as stalking victims of a group of ravenous, aggressive wolves. On the surface, it looks nothing more than a typical Liam Neeson movie. On my revisited viewing of this film, I absolutely fell in love with this film.Continue reading “The Grey: Optimizing Opportunity”

Planet of the Apes: Lesson in Character Development – War

War for the Planet of the Apes is the third and final film in the Planet of the Apes reboot trilogy, released in 2017. After Koba forced apes into a war with humans, Caesar is forced to lead his tribe against a fight he didn’t start, because he has to protect his kind, and noContinue reading “Planet of the Apes: Lesson in Character Development – War”

Planet of the Apes: Lesson in Character Development – Dawn

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is the second installment in the Planet of the Apes trilogy. Picking up in the future after the events of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, we see the aftermath of the simian flu. The same drug that increased ape intelligence was incredibly lethal for humans. TheContinue reading “Planet of the Apes: Lesson in Character Development – Dawn”

Life of Pi: The Gift of Nothingness

Life of Pi is a 2012 movie about a young Indian boy stranded in a boat at sea with none only than a Bengal Tiger as his companion on his journey. The film tackles several different philosophical ideas, but they are all interwoven to the film’s one core message: How to love yourself just asContinue reading “Life of Pi: The Gift of Nothingness”