Rosalyn's Blog: October 2014

Frankenweenie (2012)

The electrifying dog is back from beyond the grave
Frankenweenie (2012) Poster

Comments on Movie: Frankenweenie (2012)
"It ranks among Burton's most personal films, encompassing familiar themes of loneliness, isolation and an insatiable need for love and acceptance." - Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.

"The overall effect is great cinema, good fun, a visual feast for pie-eyed Burton fans and a terrifically warped reminder of just how freaky a PG film can be." - Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle.

"Even as the narrative becomes progressively more ghoulish and a Godzilla wannabe shows up, Frankenweenie never loses its heart." - James Berardinelli, ReelViews.

"This isn't one of Burton's best, but it has zealous energy." - Roger Ebert, RogerEbert.com.

"High-concept and stylish, Frankenweenie is a playlist of films and characters from Burton's movie-loving childhood." - Linda Barnard, Toronto Star.

"This film is bittersweet in its own ways. And I like that. Though cannot be compared to Tim Burton's live action films as they are essentially different types of movie, it is just as dark, gothic and artistic as his other films; perhaps just much more personal." - Rosalyn Lim.

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Comedy Family Horror Sci-Fi Supernatural Stop Motion Halloween Rosalyn's Favorite Animated Feature 

Monster House (2006)

There Goes The Neighborhood.
Monster House (2006) Poster

Comments on Movie: Monster House (2006)
"Monster House becomes one of those wonderfully weird adventure stories beloved of children who don't mind getting a good old-fashioned case of the heebie-jeebies. It's kind of a blast for adults too." - Scott Foundas, L.A. Weekly.

"It's very weird and twisted in some of the areas it goes. But it's also just a ton of fun." - Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper.

"I suspect, and hope that Monster House will become a Halloween classic, because it's too fun to be forgotten." - Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed.

"What initially appears to be a straightforward haunted house tale morphs into a haunting tale about love, retribution and acceptance." - Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing.

"It was too interesting to miss and I turned into a couch potato." - Rosalyn Lim.

As Halloween Draws Near

Hello everyone, how are you? I sincerely hope everyone's well and here's a short update for this film blog! I know I have been a little slow on update; I have been occupied with my real life pursuits and I am also posting on Moviepilot as well so my apologies for those who are waiting for my updates. ;(

The thing is, I am forever time deprived BUT I will never abandon my film blog no matter what! ♥
In fact, I'll do my best to post more frequently next month onwards as I have planned the following! ;)

October - Thai Movie Marathon has ended. Tonight onwards, Halloween Movie Marathon!
November - Non mainstream movies, anime movies and the much delayed second Worldwide Giveaway.
December - Pokémon Marathon & Pokémon Worldwide Giveaways!!

** There might be changes if there's unexpected circumstances or personal schedules.
** Will write/update About Me and other pages. 
** Will try to beautify the blog and facebook page but fingers crossed. 
** I'll be doing Disney movies (and the rest too) from 2015.

So... I will write several movies great for Halloween next, one tonight, my timezone!! 
Stay tune for more animated features!! Thanks for the all the unconditional support!!

Khan Kluay 2 (2009)

Khan Kluay 2 (2009) Poster

Thai title: ก้านกล้วย2
Other title: 小战象2, Jumbo Gajah Biru

Comments on Movie: Khan Kluay 2 (2009)
"A recollection of the days when elephant flourishes the land. Hopefully there's Khan Kluay 3 because if there is, I daresay I would fly to Thailand just to catch it on theatre!" - Rosalyn Lim.

There are not much reviews on this movie!

Genre/Tags 
Adventure Family War Thai 3D Animation Rosalyn's Favorite Animated Feature

The Book of Life (2014)

The Book of Life (2014) Poster
Other titles: El Libro de la Vida

Comments on Movie: The Book of Life (2014)
"You do not have to have a college degree in Mexican folklore to appreciate the story and characters. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the ride through the three realms." - Craig Kandiko, FatMovieGuy.com.

"A visual feast in every frame. The movie champions honoring the memories of those we have lost while also advocating that the living must craft their lives to follow their own design and not the desire of others." - Alonso Duralde, TheWarp.

"Beautifully animated, lovingly hilarious and super adorable! Aside from being artistically enchanting, it is also everlasting as it filled with plenty of invaluable life lessons!" - Rosalyn Lim.

Nak (2008)

Nak (2008) Poster
Thai title: นาค

Comments on Movie: Nak (2008)
"A CGI kiddie-horror movie from the guys who made Ong Bak? Does this mean there is no story, just a lot of cool fights? Thankfully, no. Warring ghosts or not, Nak has a lot more heart in it than you would expect." - Ard Vijn, Twitch Film.

"Nak is not only enjoyable and entertaining as a film. It also depicts an old legend and introduces several figures and characters that are characteristic of the ghost and spirit stories from this part of Asia." - International Film Festival Rotterdam.

"Seriously, the world should watch this. Nak (2008) is one of the nicest supernatural fantasy films intended for children or family. With unique visuals that looks like in game animations and plenty of precious characters based on folklore, it is truly an amazing animated feature originated from the amazing Thailand." - Rosalyn Lim.

Genre/Tags 
Comedy Family Fantasy Horror Supernatural Thai 
3D Animation Rosalyn's Favorite Animated Feature

The Life of Buddha (2007)

The Life of Buddha (2007) Poster
Thai title: ประวัติพระพุทธเจ้า

Comments on Movie: The Life of Buddha (2007)
"The Buddha is a colourful lesson on the genesis of Buddhism that appeals mainly to children. This, of course, is nothing to be ashamed of. Wallapa is well-meaning beyond question. But that also means that The Buddha mirrors the national climate of institutional worship and the indifference, if not the ignorance, to how modern society has twisted Lord Buddha's teachings into something much less pure than their original meanings." - Kong Rithdee, Bangkok Post.

"The saddening question is this: will there ever be an interest in the historical material that the Pali suttas hold?" - Eisel Mazard, Prachatai.

"It got everything wrapped up in a nutshell as a quick jumpstart introduction into the life of Buddha and his teachings, packaged in animation done by Thailand with inputs and vetting by the necessary subject matter experts so you can be assured of some quality control in terms of storytelling." - Stefan Shih, A Nutshell Review.

"The animations are beautiful and can't really tell whether the script or lines are too far from being historically accurate due to improficiency of Thai language but then again, how many adaptations of any kind out there are 100% accurate?" - Rosalyn Lim.

Khan Kluay (2006)

Khan Kluay (2006) Poster
A little elephant on a big adventure!

Thai title: ก้านกล้วย
Other titles: The Blue Elephant, 小战象

Comments on Movie: Khan Kluay (2006)
"With adorable characters, funny sequences, and visually impressive animations, Khan Kluay captivates the children, satisfies the adults, and stands as a wonderfully delightful film for the whole family." - Sorradithep Supachanya, thaicinema.org.

"You can tell the animators spent many hours studying the movement of elephants" - Wise Kwai, Thai Film Journal.

"Very lovely and inspiring; eye-opener to Thai culture and warring-era. There are several themes that can be too serious for children; nonetheless vital to acknowledge and survive in our world." - Rosalyn Lim.

Genre/Tags 
Adventure Family War Thai 3D Animation Rosalyn's Favorite Animated Feature 

The Adventure of Sudsakorn (1979)

The Adventure of Sudsakorn (1979) Poster
Thai title: สุดสาคร

Special note: 
This is the first animated feature originated from Thailand

Comments on Movie: The Adventure of Sudsakorn (1979)
"The design of The Adventure of Sudsakorn strongly reflects traditional Thai art styles, but the animation work was limited by experience and budget constraints. - Millie Young, The Memory Machine.

"Has aesthetically pleasing art direction and exquisite traditional music." - Rosalyn Lim

There are not much reviews on this movie!

Genre/Tags 
Adventure Epic Fantasy Thai 2D Animation Rosalyn's Favorite Animated Feature