Rosalyn's Blog: 2015

Hotel Transylvania (2012)

Where monsters go to get away from it all. Even monsters need a vacation. 
Hotel Transylvania (2012) Poster

Other title: Hôtel Transylvanie, Hotel Transsilvanien, Hotel Transilvania,
Монстры на каникулах, Ξενοδοχείο για τέρατα, 精灵旅社.

Comments on Movie: Hotel Transylvania (2012)
"One of my recommended Halloween-themed animated feature for families but it is not without flaws that I could ignore." - Rosalyn Lim.

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Surf's Up (2007)

A Major Ocean Picture.

Other title: Reyes de las olas, Les rois du surf, Les rois de la glisse,
Könige der Wellen, Locos por el surf, Лови волну, 冲浪季节.

Comments on Movie: Surf's Up (2007)
"What is most special about Surf's Up (2007) is that it's documentary-like." - Rosalyn Lim.

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Fleischer Studios


About Fleischer Studios
Fleischer Studios, Inc. (now defunct) was an American animation studio based in Broadway, New York, New York, USA. The studio is known for Betty Boop, Koko the Clown, Popeye the Sailor Man, and Superman cartoons during the golden age of Hollywood. Founded by brothers Max and Dave Fleischer; it was the first significant competitor to Walt Disney back in the days. Due to financial issues and personal disputes, the studio was finally absorbed by its parent company Paramount Pictures and had been restructured as Famous Studios.

What I like about this studio 
[this section is to be updated in the future] 

Official Website(s)

Rosalyn's Movie Marathon
Gulliver's Travels (1939)
Mr Bug Goes to Town (1941)

Song of the Sea (2014)

Song of the Sea (2014) Poster

Other title: 海洋之歌, Le chant de la mer, La canción del mar, A Canção do Oceano,
Písen more, Sangen fra havet, A tenger dala, Het lied van de zee,
 Havets sång, Piesen mora, Песнь моря, Пiсня моря.

Comments on Movie: Song of the Sea (2014)
"Another example that shows Irish animation is world class" - Rosalyn Lim.

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21-in-1: All Studio Ghibli Movie Review


Which Studio Ghibli Movies Do You Need to See Other Than 'Spirited Away'? 
I have reviewed every Studio Ghibli movie From 1984 to 2014 and now it's in one post!

It took me some time to be able to compile of them into one post for you!
Enjoy, hope you like it!



Geeky fact. Out of 100+ animated features I have seen recently, to date there are only five animated features that gets 10/10 from me! Two are from Studio Ghibli!

Note that it's not easy to get a 5 stars from me, even 3 stars are quite good already. For this article, features that gets 9/10 score from me would be 4 stars and 10/10 would be 5 stars!

Studio Ghibli Movie List:
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984) | Castle in the Sky (1986) | Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
My Neighbor Totoro (1988) | Kiki's Delivery Service (1989) | Only Yesterday (1991)
Porco Rosso (1992) | Pom Poko (1994) | Whisper of the Heart (1995)
Princess Mononoke (1997) | My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999) | Spirited Away (2001)
The Cat Returns (2002) | Howl's Moving Castle (2004) | Tales from Earthsea (2006)
Ponyo (2008) | The Secret World of Arrietty (2010) | From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
The Wind Rises (2013) | The Tale of Princess Kaguya (2013) | When Marnie Was There (2014)
Read All Studio Ghibli Movie Review Here!


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When Marnie Was There (2014)

When Marnie Was There (2014) Poster

Japanese title: 思い出のマーニー
(Omoide no Mānii)

Other title: Воспоминания о Марни, Souvenirs de Marnie, 
Quando Estou Com Marnie, Quando c'era Marnie, Marnie Oradayken.

Comments on Movie: When Marnie Was There (2014)
"The progression is truly misleading" - Rosalyn Lim.

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The Tale of Princess Kaguya (2013)

The Tale of Princess Kaguya (2013) Poster

Japanese title: かぐや姫の物語 
(Kaguya-hime no Monogatari)

Other title: The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, 辉夜姬的物语,
Le conte de la princesse Kaguya, La storia della principessa splendente,
Die Legende der Prinzessin Kaguya, Сказание о принцессе Кагуя.

Comments on Movie: The Tale of Princess Kaguya (2013)
"A work of stunning minimalism, subtle complexity and aching beauty, it's a magnificently animated, sincerely penned masterpiece that defies the demands of the masses with a deceptively simple 10th century canvas that puts most modern CG-animated films to shame." - Kenneth Brown, Blu-ray.com.

"Leave it to a master storyteller like Isao Takahata to remind us how precious youth is; how full of colour and joy it should be, and just what should be offered up in exchange for leaving our youth behind." - Ryan McNeil, The Matinee.

"Definitely not your average flick" - Rosalyn Lim.

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So While I Was Away For A Month

Slow but Steady ❤️
This is just for my own records, just in case I'd like to track or monitor in the future... ^^

Google+ views - 10million to 13million
Moviepilot views - 175k~180k to 198k
Blogger views - 5Xk to 61k
Not bad huh..for complete inactivity for the blogs. *-*

Update(s) about me..
Well, there's always something new and unexpected so I am not sure where to start. Nonetheless, everything's good, I was traveling for a bit & will travel again next month! ^^

Don't forget to like my Facebook page and follow me on Moviepilot.
I think something exciting is coming up!! ;)

I am doing my best according to the situation everyday. <3

Minions (2015)

Meet Stuart, Kevin & Bob ... Go Back To Where It All Begin.
Minions (2015) Poster

Other title: Mimoni, Minionki, Los Minions, Миньоны.

Comments on Movie: Minions (2015)
"A letdown as it is not as exciting." - Rosalyn Lim.

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70 Useless Minions Spoilers!

Hello all, I have just posted 70 Useless Minions Spoilers on Moviepilot. Check it out. Tell me what you think and I hope you enjoy it! More updates coming soon. Take care!

70 Useless Minions Spoilers includes:
  • Spoilers for Scarlet Overkill
  • Spoilers for Herb Overkill
  • Things That Hurt
  • Minion Kevin's Spoilers
  • Minion Stuart's Beloved Items
  • Minion Bob's Spoilers
  • Creatures other than human and minions
  • Strong, Strong Spoiler Alert.
  • Spoiled Foodporn
Stay tuned for the Minions (2015) movie review!

Useless Spoilers Series:
100 Useless Avengers: Age of Ultron Spoilers

Disney Personality Quiz: Which Fairy Are You?

The latest personality quiz in town... Disney Personality Quiz: Which Fairy Are You?!

Five questions and nine possible fairy results...
Made this for Disney Fairies fans!!

Click on the picture to enlarge!

Tinker Fairy, Disney Fairy Tinker Bell's Personality.

Pirate Fairy, Disney Fairy Zarina's Personality.

Water Fairy, Disney Fairy Silvermist's Personality.

The Fastest Fairy, Disney Fairy Vidia's Personality.

Light Fairy, Disney Fairy Iridessa's Personality.

Garden Fairy, Disney Fairy Rosetta's Personality.

Animal Fairy, Disney Fairy Fawn's Personality.

Frost Fairy, Disney Fairy Periwinkle's Personality.

The Fairy Queen, Disney Fairy Queen Clarion's Personality.

Photos from Official Disney Fairy!! 


Have fun and I hope you like it!! 

Hello June!

Here are my recent posts on Moviepilot!!

San Andreas: How To Survive Earthquakes And Tsunamis!
13 Useless Spoilers: How Scary is Insidious 3?
Who is Maddie Ziegler?
Super-fille: Lily-Rose Depp!

Next posts would probably be on Jurassic Park Jurassic World (Yes, I have seen it!!), Minions and maybe some Disney Quizzes if I have the time to create them!! Stay tune!!

Update:
Here Is The Dinosaurs List: Jurassic World Is Too Good To Be True!

Dear Readers

Alternatively, to whom it may concern..

I did not wish for this to happen. I truly have no choice but to hold all my planned activities online. My apologies for those who have been waiting silently for it and thank you for all the support you have given to me. I only hope you could stay patience with me while I am having some sort of transition in life at the moment.

I am always doing best so don't have to worry about me. Keep in touch. <3

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The Wind Rises (2013)

The Wind Rises (2013) Poster

Japanese title: 風立ちぬ
(Kaze Tachinu)

Other titles: 風起了, El viento se levanta, Se levanta el viento,
Le vent se lève, Wie der Wind sich hebt, Szél támad,
Si alza il vento, Det blåser upp en vind, Rüzgar Yükseliyor.

Comments on Movie: The Wind Rises (2013)
"It’s Miyazaki's most atypical cartoon, yet it might be his most personal self-representation, a portrait of the artist as a myopic dreamer." - Andrew Osmond, Sight & Sound.

"It is not enchanting or charming enough to be recommended, and its story and characters are less engaging compared to the memorably colorful or complex characters we encountered in his other works." - Seongyong Cho, Roger Ebert's Far-Flung Correspondents.

"Boring, overrated movie." - Rosalyn Lim.

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Here's A Major Announcement!


Hello May!
Wow, it's May already and on the 5th, it is Rosalyn Blog's first anniversary! This might be crazy but I am still eager to complete my personal mission which is discovering and exploring all animated movies that ever existed when I have the time but there are over 1,500 animated features in the world! You might wonder why but let's not talk about that for now! 

At This Point!
I really wonder if I can do that as well as writing about them within a few years because there are so many and in this one year, I only manage to write about ~5% of them. I have intention of posting at least 180 at first, but really, 87 is the best I can do even though I have a few more in drafts that could push up that total. Anyway, realistically speaking even if I can do 100 a year, I can't be doing this during my free time for 15 years+, right?! 

So..
I actually can't believe I did this for a year whenever I could. All those entries are meant to be my personal note but I truly do put effort in making them readable for all of you. It is super awesome to know nearly or even more than 90% of you readers found this film blog through search engines like Google but what's a little sad is that most of you never bothered to give me feedback on what you like about this film blog even though I have tried asking your opinions so I have an announcement to make! 

Fear Not, I Am Not Closing This Blog!
This film blog will continue to be my personal note but my entries won't be the same anymore starting with French Animation which I will try to post later this month at a much slower rate. I thought, since no one is criticising or even motivating me, maybe I should change my thoughts and plans for this film blog. Don't worry, I am not depressed about anything regarding this film blog nor I am regretful for doing this because along the way I also found my favorite site ever. You should know which one by now and honestly I feel so much happier writing at Moviepilot

Life Is Short Yet It Moves So Fast.
Thus, personal stuffs and goals aside, I will spend some of my free time into writing more "movie things" on Moviepilot and making videos on Youtube!! This is really it, I should not hesitate anymore. I can't wait to post some vlogs and hopefully short films soonest possible!!

I Just Want To Do What I Love To Do.
In a way, I am just pleasing myself but honestly I truly enjoy making films. Sadly, self-video is the only kind of video I could create for now and I think I should just do what I can. Thanks for reading all these while, you might be able to see me soon!!

Got to go now, I hope you'll join me on my new adventure and that's all for today!! ^-^

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100 Useless Avengers: Age of Ultron Spoilers!

Hello all, I have just posted 100 Useless Avengers: Age of Ultron Spoilers on Moviepilot. Check it out. Tell me what you think and I hope you enjoy it! More updates coming soon. Take care!

100 Useless Avengers: Age of Ultron Spoilers includes:
  • Thormenting Spoilers.
  • Several Other Things That Fly.
  • The Innocent Black Widow Spoilers.
  • Fury Inducing Spoilers about Nick Fury.
  • Big Spoilers for Big Guy Hulk.
  • Bulls' eye Spoilers about Hawkeye.
  • Request for Zero Tony Stark Spoilers is DENIED.
  • J.A.R.V.I.S and S.P.O.I.L.E.R.S
  • Captain America meets Captainess Spoiler.
  • Quick Spoilers for Quicksilver.
  • Bewitching Spoilers for Scarlet Witch.
  • No String Attached on Ultron Spoilers.
  • More Awesome Avengers: Age of Ultron Spoilers.
  • Statistics Spoilers.
Useless Spoilers Series:

From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)

From Up on Poppy Hill (2011) Poster

Japanese title: コクリコ坂から
(Kokurikozaka Kara)

Other titles: 紅花坂上的海, Tepedeki Ev, La colina de las amapolas, 
La colline aux coquelicots, Der Mohnblumenberg, El turó de les roselles,
La collina dei papaveri, Со склонов Кокурико.

Comments on Movie: From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
"A heartfelt coming-of-age drama" - Cammila Collar, TV Guide.

"From Up on Poppy Hill may be able to boast about its outstanding music and smooth animation, but it's far too flat to leave much of an impression." - Chris Sawin, Examiner.

"As pleasant as a seaside breeze… and as fleeting." - MaryAnn Johanson, FlickFilosopher.

"When those complicated scenes sort out themselves, they are actually quite hilarious." - Rosalyn Lim.

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The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)

The Secret World of Arrietty (2010) Poster

Japanese title: 借りぐらしのアリエッティ
(Kari-gurashi no Arietti)

Other titles: Arrietty, The Borrower Arrietty, 借物少女艾莉緹,
O Mundo dos Pequeninos, Arrietty y el mundo de los diminutos,
Arrietty: Le petit monde des chapardeurs, Il mondo segreto sotto il pavimento, 
Die wundersame Welt der Borger, Ариэтти из страны лилипутов.

Comments on Movie: The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
"Derivative but heartwarming" - Adam Rayner, WhatCulture.

"A superb adaptation of a lovely little fantasy" - Noel Vera, Critic After Dark.

"A mysterious letdown." - MaryAnn Johanson, FlickFilosopher.

"Quite beautiful and entertaining" - Rosalyn Lim.

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Ponyo (2008)

Welcome To A World Where Anything Is Possible.
Ponyo (2008) Poster

Japanese title: 崖の上のポニョ
(Gake no Ue no Ponyo)

Other title: Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea,
Ponyo – Das große Abenteuer am Meer, Ponyo sur la falaise, 
Рыбка Поньо на утёсе, 崖上的波儿.

Comments on Movie: Ponyo (2008)
"This poetic, visually breathtaking work by the greatest of all animators has such deep charm that adults and children will both be touched." - Roger Ebert, RogerEbert.com.

"Miyazaki works marvels. Sit back and behold." - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone.

"It is so beautiful and immersive that it's hard to imagine grown ups not losing themselves in it." - James Berardinelli, ReelViews.

"It is difficult to not love Studio Ghibli productions." - Rosalyn Lim.

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Getting To Know You #3Questions

Recently I have been tagged and asked #3Questions on Moviepilot. If you would like to read them and my #3Answers, you can click here to read! You might learn a lil about me so enjoy! ;)

Bringing Back Studio Ghibli

When Marnie Was There (2014)
Currently, the last Studio Ghibli movie.

Hello everyone, if you have followed this film blog since the very beginning, you could have noticed that I have posted much lesser. There are always plans but there is only one me.

Nonetheless, there are already plenty of entries in drafts to be scheduled!! Thanks for being patience (if you are waiting for updates lol) and thanks for reading, you're great!! 

So, just a short update, I am going to continue Studio Ghibli Movie Marathon. I did 15 of 21 anime films from the studio last year and now I am going to complete it with the last six!

This anime movie marathon is quite likely to last about two weeks because aside from being busy with real life pursuits and responsibilities, I do not want to post them in a rush manner.

You can read all existing Studio Ghibli entries here and more about Studio Ghibli here.
All these are/will also be made available on Moviepilot so stay tuned for more!!

SHARED
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984) - Moviepilot
Castle in the Sky (1986) - Moviepilot
Grave of the Fireflies (1988) - Moviepilot
My Neighbor Totoro (1988) - Moviepilot
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989) - Moviepilot
Only Yesterday (1991) - Moviepilot
Porco Rosso (1992) - Moviepilot
Pom Poko (1994) - Moviepilot
Whisper of the Heart (1995) - Moviepilot
Princess Mononoke (1997) - Moviepilot
My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999) - Moviepilot
Spirited Away (2001) - Moviepilot
The Cat Returns (2002) - Moviepilot
Howl's Moving Castle (2004) - Moviepilot
Tales from Earthsea (2006) - Moviepilot

COMING SOON
Ponyo (2008)
The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
The Wind Rises (2013)
The Tale of Princess Kaguya (2013)
When Marnie Was There (2014)
Click to view all entries

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Real Fault in Our Stars Couple

Yesterday I wrote an article on a couple who are dubbed as the Real Fault in Our Stars Couple by CNN on Moviepilot. You can read it here, but what's unexpected was Katie herself saw the article already in less than 24 hours!! That's too fast, I haven't even share it on my own page and she had already shared it on their page lol!! Seriously, I am truly happy that she has received my well meaning message; let's all wish the best of luck for them!! ♥

Home (2015)

Worlds Collide.
Home (2015) Poster

Comments on Movie: Home (2015)
"Mostly hilarious or sweet if not genuinely heartwarming!" - Rosalyn Lim.

More comments on this movie will be added later when possible.

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Baby Looney Tunes: Eggs-traordinary Adventure (2003)

Baby Looney Tunes' Eggs-traordinary Adventure (2003) Poster / DVD Cover

Other title: Baby Looney Tunes: Aventuras na Páscoa, 
Baby Looney Tunes: Apithanes avgoperipeteies.

Comments on Movie: Eggs-traordinary Adventure (2003)
"This might lay an egg with older viewers, but for ages six and under, it's a sweet treat for the Easter basket." - Donald Liebenson, Editorial Reviews from Barnes & Noble.

"Still loved it today!" - Rosalyn Lim.

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Tatsumi (2011)

Tatsumi (2011)

Comments on Movie: Tatsumi (2011)
"If this film helps the casual viewer to pick up any of Tatsumi's books, and from there turn some into fans, then this film homage would have successfully done its job." - Stefan Shih, A Nutshell Review.

"Tatsumi is a visual treat and an engrossing experience overall." - Kirk Haviland, Examiner.com.

"A wonderful tribute." - MaryAnn Johanson, FlickFilosopher.com.

"The film leaves any audience member who, like myself, had previously known nothing of Yoshihiro Tatsumi wanting to discover more." - John McKnight, Permanent Plastic Helmet.

"Undeniably a great tribute and the best from Singapore." - Rosalyn Lim.

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The Avengers: Recast as Children!

The Avengers: Children!

Which is your favorite and what do you think?
Well, as for me, I love all of them!! ♥

I really want to watch them play as Mini Iron Man, Black Widow, Thor, Hulk,
Captain America, Hawkeye, Nick Fury, Loki, Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver!!

Read about these talented children here!!

The Avengers: Recast as Children! by Rosalyn Lim 林惠美 via Moviepilot

War of the Worlds: Goliath (2012)

War of the Worlds: Goliath (2012) Poster.

Comments on Movie: War of the Worlds: Goliath (2012)
"That limited scope in animation resources really hurts when the story is about a planetary invasion. Presumably to keep costs low and to simplify animators’ workload, some scenes are conspicuously underdeveloped." - Ian Sedensky, Culture Crypt.

"A bit muddled. Video is somewhat inconsistent; but given the manner in which it combines multiple types and styles of animation, that's probably not a big surprise." - Jim Thomas, DVD Verdict.

"There are a couple of sub-plots throughout the movie that are meant to serve as story exposition but honestly, they are a waste of time and end up going nowhere." - James McDonald, Red Carpet Crash.

"The battles and explosions depicted here are not so engaging as to make up for the lifeless human element." - Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com.

"Visually pretty but storytelling wise, it is absolutely boring." - Rosalyn Lim.

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Geng: The Adventure Begins (2009)

Geng: The Adventure Begins (2009) Poster
With special appearance by Upin & Ipin.

Malay title: Geng: Pengembaraan Bermula

Comments on Movie: Geng: The Adventure Begins (2009)
"The film never really gets boring (but) the animation quality leaves a lot to be desired." - Mrigank Dhaniwala, Koimoi.com.

"This one does feel inferior when compared to some of the older Malaysian animated feature in some aspects." - Rosalyn Lim.

Not much English reviews are available online.

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Budak Lapok (2007)

Budak Lapok (2007) Poster

Comments on Movie: Budak Lapok (2007)
"Tribute To P. Ramlee." - Lim Chang Moh.

"Can be hilarious and entertaining." - Rosalyn Lim.

Not much English reviews are available online.

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Putih (2001)

Putih (2001)

Comments on Movie: Putih (2001)
"Shockingly good." - Rosalyn Lim.

Unable to find any English reviews online.

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Mini Announcement




Yes.. Expect changes within a month.. I have hundreds of books to share with you all, LOL.

Will end South East Asia Animated Movie Marathon by this month and resume a certain movie marathon. It's a surprise for now but if you stalk my Masterlist, you can guess which it is!

Got to go. Thanks for reading and all the support!! ;)

Click here to go to Rosalyn's Moviepilot Profile!

Which Minion Are You: Kevin, Stuart or Bob?


Five simple questions and three possible results...
Made this for all lovely Minion fans!! ^^

Click to enlarge!

Minion Kevin's Personality.

Minion Stuart's Personality

Minion Bob's Personality

Have fun, I wrote all these myself and I hope you like it!! 
Photos from Official Minions!!

Share your results with me or share it on Facebook & Twitter okay?

International Women's Day 2015

International Women's Day 2015 Celebration Post: 
They are carefully selected for you... Enjoy!!

Sing to the Dawn (2008)

Sing to the Dawn (2008)

Indonesian Title: Meraih Mimpi

Comments on Movie: Sing to the Dawn (2008)
"Poor storytelling techniques like jarring transitions and throwing of characters around without their motivation clearly constructed mar the overall production. Miserable returns." - Stefan Shih, A Nutshell Review.

"The animation is quite poor." - Rosalyn Lim.

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