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Happy Gilmore Movie: Why Characters Need To Die And How To Make Death Scenes Believable?

Monday, April 10, 2017 No comments:
(*Warning for possible spoilers for the Happy Gilmore 1996 sports comedy movie)

Happy Gilmore is about an aspiring hockey player who finds that his talent lies elsewhere and who ends up playing golf for the sake of his grandmother.

Happy Gilmore = so funny that no words can describe it

Happy Gilmore is such a laugh-out-loud humorous film (seriously, you might just find yourself laughing at so many different parts of the movie) that it can be hard to believe that something seriously terrible and horrible could ever happen in said movie.
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Who is Chubbs?

The storyline introduces us to this character named Chubbs Peterson (played by Carl Weathers) who is a former golf player. He was pretty well-known and he was a brilliant golf player, but he had to cut his career short thanks to having one of his hands bitten off by an alligator.

That’s bad and unfortunate, of course, but the movie manages to present this in a humorous and funny way that you can’t help but either smile or laugh or do both.

Funny scenes with Chubbs in Happy Gilmore

It seems almost like a joke, like this incident is just for comic relief purposes especially when we see scenes like having Chubbs’ fake wooden hand get run over by a car or having him shake hands (with the fake hand, of course) with the title character (Happy Gilmore) and having said wooden hand get broken, making it seem like his real fingers got damaged.

Is what happened to Chubbs a necessary evil?

As such, it can be easy to forget or simply overlook what happened to Chubbs. It’s too bad that he can’t play golf anymore, but he’s not the focus of this film and his main purpose seems to be to just teach Happy Gilmore (played by Adam Sandler) how to play golf so what happened to his hand seems to be a necessary evil.
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After all, if his hand hadn’t gotten bitten off by an alligator, he would undoubtedly still be busy playing golf and would thus have no time nor the interest to teach Happy about the sport or to even convince or talk Gilmore into playing said sport.

Death scene in a comedy movie! Who would have thought?

With all that said, who would have expected that Chubbs would actually die just because he’d already fulfilled his apparent purpose in the film?

When the death scene in question was actually happening, I thought this was yet another way to make the movie funny and to get the audience to laugh or smile. The scene didn’t even seem dark at all.



When Chubbs fell out of the window, I didn’t think he would actually die. It seemed like this was going to be played for laughs once more or that, even if he were to get badly injured, he’d just end up getting hospitalized and that he wouldn’t actually die.

Realism in Happy Gilmore

It’s really sad and seemingly unbelievable that he had to die especially since this film is supposed to be a comedy. And yet I thought that this added realism to the story and made it more believable.

I mean, if someone fell out of the window, they’d either die or get horribly injured. It’s also possible that Chubbs got a heart attack after seeing the head of that alligator.

So it makes sense that he died even if we’d rather that he was alive and well instead. What did you think of that death scene in the movie? Do you think it fits? Do you wish that Chubbs hadn’t died?

*Notes:
- Image with added text was modified by Freya Yuki based on the image by sinvia (CC:BY) from deviantArt
- Image is meant to represent Chubbs falling out of a window since the figure in said image also looks as if she’s falling
- First pic is from Amazon.com; link shown above
- YouTube video features the Happy Gilmore trailer

Happy Gilmore Movie: How To Prove You Love Your Grandmother?

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 No comments:
(Warning for possible spoilers for the Happy Gilmore 1996 sports comedy movie, which is about this guy who starts playing golf for the sake of someone he cares about even though his passion is really to play hockey)

The Happy Gilmore film may be a comedy (and it’s really quite hilarious and funny), but it also has a number of heartwarming moments. Those scenes may not make you shed buckets of tears, but that doesn’t make them any less touching.
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Happy Gilmore really loves his grandmother

Since we got introduced to the title character, Happy Gilmore (played by Adam Sandler), it was quickly established that he really loves and cares about his grandmother. This fact was quickly proven so many times during the course of the film.

We saw how upset Happy was when his grandmother’s things and house were taken away by the IRS, so much so that he even punched the guy that was telling him about this (admittedly, it does seem like he’s got some violent tendencies, but that still shows his love for his grandmother).
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Happy even offered to let her stay at his place when she had to leave her house. He was reluctant to leave her at a nursing home.

He was even willing to pay extra money just to ensure that she was treated in the best way possible (not that that worked out too well, but let’s not get into that now). He was also very determined to acquire the money he needed in order to get back his grandma’s house.

And that was why he started playing golf even though he knew nothing about the sport and what he really wanted to do was play hockey. He even found the time to visit his grandmother at the nursing home.

What is love?

Is it playing a sport that you don’t even like for the sake of the one you care about? Or is it giving up playing a sport you’ve come to enjoy?

One of the really admirable things about Happy Gilmore and what really showed his love for his grandmother was how he was willing to give up playing golf just so he could get her house back.



By that point in the movie, he was already a bit into the sport and he was already dating Virginia, the main female character, who wanted him to stay in the golf tournament.

So it really said something with how Happy was willing to give up so much and sacrifice so much, all for the sake of his grandmother and seeing her well and happy. What do you think about this?

*Notes:
- Image with added text was modified by Freya Yuki (CC:BY-SA) based on the image by mikanxsakura (CC:BY-SA) from deviantArt
- Image is meant to represent Happy and his grandmother
- First pic is from Amazon.com; link shown above
- YouTube video features the Happy Gilmore movie trailer

Why The Death Scene In Happy Gilmore Movie Is Believable?

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 No comments:
(Warning for possible spoilers for the Happy Gilmore 1996 sports comedy film)

Also known as, "Why Chubbs will always be remembered?

Short synopsis of Happy Gilmore

Happy Gilmore is about a guy who finds out that he is actually talented at playing golf. He ends up playing the sport, even though he wanted to be a hockey player, due to unforeseen circumstances.
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If you’re dead, no one cares about you anymore

Sometimes, when you’re watching or reading something, don’t you feel that some characters end up being forgotten by the other characters?

For instance, if a character dies, other characters might mourn for a while, but they’ll soon move on and practically forget that this dead character previously existed.

This really makes it seem like said character died just because the plot demanded it or just to have something dramatic and unexpected happen or maybe even just to show that anyone can die in this show.

If the viewers or readers themselves end up forgetting those dead characters or don’t like those dead characters enough to care who thinks of them or what happens to them, then it’s not so bad to have the other characters forget this person because it won’t be noticeable.

But if that’s not the case at all, then the audience might wonder why the other characters have already forgotten about this dead character and they might think that whatever they’re watching or reading isn’t all that believable. This is why it’s worth noting how the Happy Gilmore film dealt with a dead character.

Who is Chubbs?

Chubbs Peterson (played by Carl Weathers) is a former golf player who had his hand bitten off by an alligator. Later on, when he saw the head of said alligator, he got so terrified and scared that he fell out of a window. He either died because of a heart attack or because of the window fall.



Chubbs’ purpose in the movie was to convince the protagonist, Happy Gilmore (played by Adam Sandler), to start playing golf and then to teach him how to properly play said sport. He died when his purpose was seemingly apparently already fulfilled.

Chubbs may be gone, but he’ll never be forgotten

However, even though he died, he wasn’t forgotten. I like how Happy didn’t forget about Chubbs even after the funeral. He talked of dedicating his playing at the golf tournament for Chubbs. When he was thinking about his happy place, Chubbs was a part of that.

Even at the very end of the movie, Chubbs was still present and that’s great because that prevented his death from feeling like a cop-out, like something that had to happen for the sake of a few moments of drama (in the form of the funeral scene) in a movie that’s supposed to be funny. What do you think about this?

*Notes:
- Pic is from Amazon.com; link shown above
- YouTube video features the trailer for the Happy Gilmore film

Reasons To Like The Romance In The Wedding Singer Movie

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 No comments:
(*Warning for possible spoilers for The Wedding Singer 1998 American romantic comedy film)

The Wedding Singer is a love story between two people who are unable to find the love and happiness that they seek with their supposed significant others so they try to find it elsewhere.

The main characters will become a couple in the end

The moment that we were introduced to the two main characters, Robbie Hart (played by Adam Sandler) and Julia Sullivan (played by Drew Barrymore), I knew that they were going to end up together. It didn’t matter that we just found out that Robbie was about to get married and that Julia was engaged.
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Somehow, you just know that the two were going to fall in love. The question now was just how the plot would bring those two together while the challenge was making their romance believable and realistic.

The Wedding Singer love story is believable

The film did a pretty okay job with that actually. The 2 didn’t fall in love all of a sudden or right away, which was only right since they were still currently involved with other people.

When Robbie and his fiancée, Linda (played by Angela Featherstone), broke up, he didn’t suddenly fall in love with Julia right away. Understandably, he was depressed about what happened and he wasn’t ready to fall in love yet.
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He needed time to get over what he just experienced. And Sullivan needed time to fall out of love with her fiancé, Glenn Gulia (played by Matthew Glave), before she can fall in love with the wedding singer.

Get to know each other first before falling in love

The 2 started out as friends. I like how the movie showed them taking the time to get to know each other. We saw scenes of them hanging out and spending time together. These scenes made it easy to see how and why they began to fall in love with each other.



Robbie was looking for something or someone to fill the hole that Linda made when she left him while Julia was looking for someone to help her plan her wedding until she realized that the guy she was marrying wasn’t the right one for her.

The Wedding Singer was able to show the passage of time in a believable and realistic manner so that it didn’t seem like Robbie and Julia wanted to get together so soon after they just met.

There was that initial attraction, but the way that they fell in love was a gradual thing that took time to blossom and be nurtured into something special and wonderful between the two of them. What do you think about the romance between these two?

*Notes:
- Image with added text was modified by Freya Yuki (CC:BY-SA) based on the image by CoDLia (CC:BY-SA) from deviantArt
- Image is meant to represent Robbie and Julia
- Second pic is from Amazon.com; link shown above
- YouTube video features a scene from The Wedding Singer

How The Wedding Singer Movie Makes You Believe In True Love And Happily Ever After?

Thursday, March 16, 2017 No comments:
(*Warning for possible spoilers for The Wedding Singer 1998 American romantic comedy film)

The Wedding Singer is about this guy who gets his heart broken, but who eventually meets someone that makes him happy and that he wants to spend the rest of his life with.

The Wedding Singer is pretty funny

The Wedding Singer isn’t really a comedy, that is to say, it’s not something that will make you laugh every other scene or at regular intervals, but it does have some pretty amusing scenes that, though it might not make you laugh out loud, can bring a smile to your face.
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Who is Rosie?

One of the characters that does a really good job of making you smile is Rosie (played by Ellen Albertini Dow). She’s really quite adorable and amusing, so much so that every scene she appears in can really make you grin.

She’s a friend of the title character named Robbie Hart (played by Adam Sandler). She may be old, but she’s still so energetic and lively and even feisty. She takes singing lessons from Robbie so she can sing for her husband during their 50th wedding anniversary.
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Rosie will make you smile

Rosie’s appearances in The Wedding Singer may be meant to get the audience to crack a smile (like when she puts meatballs on Robbie’s bare hands or pretty much anytime she opens her mouths and talks, really), but, much more than being so adorably amusing, I found her character to also be really sweet and heartwarming.

It’s in the way that she took the effort and the time to learn how to sing for her wedding anniversary. This really shows that she’s very happily married and that she really loves her husband very much.

True love is possible as The Wedding Singer shows

And that’s so sweet and heartwarming because Rosie and her husband show that it’s possible for a couple to stay together through thick and thin. They can grow old and yet still live happily together.

The couple serves as a very good example for Robbie and Julia Sullivan (played by Drew Barrymore), the main female character and Robbie’s love interest.



Don’t you want to grow old with the one you love?

This is why the song that Robbie sings for Julia about wanting to grow old with her is even more meaningful and poignant because isn’t that what most people would want?

Wouldn’t they want someone they can spend the rest of their life with and who would still love them and want to be with them even if they don’t look young and beautiful anymore?

Some might think that such a thing isn’t possible, but Rosie and her husband prove these people wrong as they defy the odds and remain happily married no matter what.

*Notes:
- Image with added text was modified by Freya Yuki (CC:BY-SA) based on the image by CoDLia (CC:BY-SA) from deviantArt
- Image is meant to symbolize Rosie and her husband because the couple in said image seem really close and look like they really love each other very much
- Second pic is from Amazon.com; link shown above
- YouTube video features a scene from The Wedding Singer

The Wedding Singer Movie: 1 Way To Prove You Really Love Someone

Friday, March 10, 2017 No comments:
(*Warning for possible spoilers for The Wedding Singer 1998 American romantic comedy film)

The Wedding Singer is about 2 people who are missing something in their lives and get their hearts broken. Can they find the happiness and love that they seek with each other?
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A believable misunderstanding?

Some movies or books have scenes wherein characters have a misunderstanding and they end up fighting or not talking to each other because of it.

Sometimes, such scenes can be done in a way that make them believable, but at other times, such incidents aren’t done well at all, so much so that you might end up questioning the event and wanting to know why things were done that way instead of some other way.

Misunderstanding scene in The Wedding Singer

A misunderstanding also occurs in The Wedding Singer movie, but this is done in a believable manner.

When Robbie Hart (played by Adam Sandler), the title character, goes to see Julia Sullivan (played by Drew Barrymore), the main female character, to talk to her and tell her that he loves her, he catches a glimpse of her from her window.
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She’s in her wedding dress and she looks so happy that it really seems as if she’s talking to someone, presumably her fiancé named Glenn Gulia (played by Matthew Glave).

As soon as Robbie sees that, he leaves, not bothering to try and talk to Julia because he sees how happy she is and he doesn’t want to ruin that.

But this is all one big misunderstanding because he got it all wrong. Julia is happy, but it’s because of Robbie and not Glenn. She is talking to someone, but that’s just her reflection in the mirror.

Reasons why this scene in The Wedding Singer is believable

With this incident, some might feel frustrated that the 2 didn’t end up talking and settling things between them at this point in the film.

And some might think that the wedding singer should have gone to see Julia anyway and should have tried talking to her so he could find out about the misunderstanding and be able to clear things up between them.



However, Robbie deciding against talking to Julia Sullivan in this scene is actually believable because this part helps to show just how much he really loves her.

He loves her enough to let her go, so when he saw how happy she was. He didn’t want to destroy that happiness or intrude in what appeared to be a very happy and joyous moment for her.

If he’d gone to talk to her anyway even after seeing such a scene, it would have shown and indicated that he was being selfish and that he was only thinking about himself and that he didn’t care if Julia got hurt or not. What do you think about this?

*Notes:
- Image with added text was modified by Freya Yuki based on the image by Rusembell (CC:BY) from deviantArt
- Image is meant to represent the main couple in The Wedding Singer, Robbie and Julia
- Second pic is from Amazon.com; link shown above
- YouTube video features a scene from the aforementioned movie

What's Wrong With Robbie Hart Trying To Apply For A Job In The Wedding Singer Movie?

Saturday, March 4, 2017 No comments:
(Warning for possible spoilers for The Wedding Singer 1998 American romantic comedy film, which is about this guy who is heartbroken because of something that happened to him. He searches for love and happiness, but will he find what he’s looking for?)

The proper way to search for a job

When you’re looking for a job, do you stop trying to apply when the first place you go to rejects you? Or do you keep on trying, looking into other places where you might be able to find a job?
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The Wedding Singer tries and fails to get a job

One of the scenes in The Wedding Singer movie involves Robbie Hart (played by Adam Sandler), the title character, trying to get a job. Since he doesn’t really have any experience with this, he understandably fails the job interview.

Of course, that didn’t stop him from trying to talk the guy who interviewed him into giving him the job anyway or at least giving him some business cards.

Did The Wedding Singer really try his best to find a job?

After that scene though, I had to wonder if that was the only place where Robbie tried to get a job. If that’s the case, I have to wonder why he didn’t bother trying to get a job elsewhere.

Sometimes, one might get lucky enough to be able to get a job at the very first place that they apply to. But, at other times, one might need to apply to a lot of different places before they can get a job.



So, if Robbie was really determined to get a job and earn some big money to impress Julia Sullivan (played by Drew Barrymore), the girl whom he likes and loves, then why did he give up so easily after just one failure?

Why did he just go back home without trying out other places? Or is it that he did try other places but that he just didn’t get jobs there either?
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This scene with Robbie trying to get a job and being interviewed seems to have been done only for comic relief purposes since said incident was kind of funny and this job thing isn’t really mentioned ever again (it’s pretty much forgotten in favor of other scenes) as the movie focuses more on other things. What do you think about it?

*Notes:
- Image with added text was modified by Freya Yuki based on the image by Anzel-X (CC:BY) from deviantArt
- Image is meant to represent Robbie and Julia, the 2 main characters in The Wedding Singer
- Second pic is from Amazon.com; link shown above
- YouTube video features a scene from the aforementioned movie

The Wedding Singer Movie: Why It's Not Out Of Character For Robbie To Be Depressed?

Sunday, February 26, 2017 No comments:
(Warning for possible spoilers for The Wedding Singer 1998 American romantic comedy film, which is about this guy who has his heart broken, but, in the end, he finds what he’s looking for to make him happy)

Also known as, "How should a depressed character act?"

Who is The Wedding Singer?

When this film introduces us to Robbie Hart (played by Adam Sandler), the wedding singer, we can immediately see what kind of person he is. He’s a nice and cheery guy.

He makes people laugh and be happy, bringing joy to the people he sings for and talks to especially at the weddings that he attends.
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In the very first wedding scene that we saw, Robbie was able to make sure the newlyweds didn’t end up fighting after the groom’s best man said inappropriate things.

He even managed to cheer up a sad Julia Sullivan (played by Drew Barrymore), the main female character, who worked as a waitress at said wedding.

How The Wedding Singer becomes depressed?

Things change when Robbie Hart is stood up at the altar and left by his fiancée, Linda (played by Angela Featherstone). He becomes very sad and depressed, which is completely understandable considering what happened to him.

Robbie’s actions reflect how depressed he really is

It’s interesting to note the striking differences at the beginning of the film before Robbie’s wedding and the part of the movie after the wedding scene where Linda doesn’t show up.

It’s like Robbie’s character and personality undergoes a complete makeover with how different he acts now. He sulks and mopes and lies around in bed all day, refusing to go to work for quite a while.
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Then, when he does go to work, he manages to annoy and frustrate the people that he sings for, practically ruining the wedding reception of a couple. He sings songs that reflect how sad and depressed and miserable he feels (like saying that "love stinks").

At first glance, some might get the impression that this is out of character (OOC) for him, that he’s not acting like himself at all and that’s not how he should be acting.



While it is true that he isn’t acting like how he usually does, in this case, it’s not a sign of The Wedding Singer being OOC. It’s because of what he has experienced and what had happened to him that made him act this way.

When he started recovering and trying to move on from the incident in question, Robbie also started acting like his usual self again.

*Notes:
- Image with added text was modified by Freya Yuki (CC:BY-SA) based on the image by CoDLia (CC:BY-SA) from deviantArt
- Image is meant to symbolize the wedding singer being depressed because of what happened to him
- Second pic is from Amazon.com; link shown above
- YouTube video features a short scene from The Wedding Singer

The Wedding Singer Movie: Why Would You Fall In Love With A Selfish, Unlikable Guy?

Monday, February 20, 2017 No comments:
(*Warning for possible spoilers for The Wedding Singer 1998 American romantic comedy film, which is about a guy who gets his heart broken but ends up meeting someone new)

What should happen before the main characters get together?

Robbie Hart (played by Adam Sandler), the title character, meets Julia Sullivan (played by Drew Barrymore), the main female character, and you just know or it soon becomes clear that the two will eventually end up together.

But, before anything can happen between them, they have to deal with their respective supposed significant others first.

In Julia’s case, this would be her fiancé named Glenn Gulia (played by Matthew Glave). The 2 have been engaged for years before finally deciding to set a date for their wedding.
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The Wedding Singer’s love rival should be likable

When Glenn was first introduced, he seemed like a nice and pretty okay person, which was how it should be. Gulia is supposed to be a likable character because, otherwise, why would Julia want to marry him? Why would she even fall in love with him if he’s a horrible person?

So the challenge now is to find a way for Julia to still end up falling in love with Robbie even though her fiancé isn’t really a bad person and isn’t really someone that one should dislike and hate.

This can be a difficult feat to accomplish, but it’s not impossible. Unfortunately, The Wedding Singer doesn’t manage that at all and that’s the problem with Glenn.

Glenn transforms into a horrible person

Glenn seemed like an all right person at first, but then his character just quickly turned into someone that was completely horrible. He had no qualms cheating on Julia.

He didn’t seem to care about her or even love her like when he didn’t even look the least bit concerned or worried when she got drunk.
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Instead of asking how she was, what came out of his mouth was a plea for Julia not to puke in his car. He appeared to be too selfish and self-centered. He wouldn’t even give her the window seat on the airplane.

How in the world did Julia fall in love with Glenn?

It was these kinds of things that really made Glenn such a bad character that viewers will have to wonder what Julia saw in him in the first place and why in the world she would even think about agreeing to marry him especially since it was established that she wasn’t marrying Gulia for the money.

All this served to make the audience dislike and even hate Glenn. But it also makes some question Julia’s decisions.



And you just can’t help but think that Glenn is characterized in this way just so Sullivan would have a reason to want to leave him and to start falling in love with the wedding singer who was an infinitely better person when compared to Gulia.

That just makes the film fall flat though because it’s like the plot has to make one of the characters bad just to make the other character stand out more.

Do you think it’s possible for Glenn to be portrayed as a pretty nice guy, whom Julia could have easily fallen in love with, while still being able to get her to eventually fall in love with the wedding singer?

*Notes:
- Image with added text was modified by Freya Yuki (CC:BY-SA) based on the image by CoDLia (CC:BY-SA) from deviantArt
- Image is meant to represent Julia and Glenn since the figures in said image appear to be a couple and yet they don’t seem close at all with the way they’re standing beside each other but aren’t touching or holding hands
- Second pic is from Amazon.com; link shown above
- YouTube video features a short scene from The Wedding Singer

How And Why Conflict 1945 Movie Reminds You Of Meitantei Conan Anime?

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 No comments:
(*Warning for possible spoilers for Conflict, a 1945 black-and-white suspense film noir made by Warner Brothers and parts of episode 1 and some of the general plot of the Meitantei Conan anime and manga series by Gosho Aoyama)

How is Conflict similar to Meitantei Conan (Detective Conan)?

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Short synopsis of Conflict

Conflict (1945) is a murder mystery movie. It tells the story of a man (named Richard Mason, played by Humphrey Bogart) who kills his own wife (named Kathryn Mason, played by Rose Hobart), but the question that the audience will be asking isn’t who committed the crime but on whether the criminal has executed the perfect crime and on whether the victim is actually still alive or not.

Short synopsis of Meitantei Conan

Meitantei Conan is the story of a brilliant detective (named Kudo Shinichi) who solves all sorts of mysteries, including murder crimes.

The title character is a high school detective who ends up back in his childhood form (he takes on the name Edogawa Conan as a kid), due to certain circumstances, but who is able to retain his knowledgeable and skilled mind. He might currently look like a kid but his mind is still that of a very smart and capable adult.



Similarities between Conflict and Meitantei Conan

What similarities do these 2 shows share aside from the fact that both belong in the mystery genre? When I was watching Conflict, parts of it reminded me strongly of Detective Conan because of the striking similarity of some of the scenes.

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Broken leg thanks to an accident

In Conflict, thanks to a car accident, Richard Mason, an engineer and the main character, breaks his leg so he is unable to walk for a while. When his leg heals, Richard pretends that he is still unable to walk even though the truth is that he can already walk with the help of a cane.

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In episode 1 of Detective Conan, there’s this guy (he’s just a minor character that only appears in this episode and isn’t even named) who does the same thing that Richard does.

He gets his leg broken in an accident and he pretends to be unable to walk even though his leg is fully healed already. He even sits in a wheelchair to strengthen the lie.

Tell a lie to commit the perfect crime

Both this guy and Richard Mason have a very good reason for this pretense. They need people to believe that they’re injured and incapacitated in order to get away with murder. Both are planning to murder someone so they need an alibi to be able to avoid suspicion.



With a broken leg, who would suspect that they could actually get up and kill someone, right? Both might think that they’ve committed the perfect crime and even the audience might think so as well, but, of course, in the end, both of them are caught and exposed for the murderers that they really are as the truth finally comes to light.

*Notes:
- Image with added text was modified by Freya Yuki (CC:BY-SA) based on the image by MizuSasori (CC:BY-SA) from deviantArt
- The bandage on the figure’s arm is meant to represent the bandages that Richard Mason from Conflict 1945 movie and the guy from Meitantei Conan anime series used to pretend that they were still injured and incapable of moving around
- Pics are enlarged product images from Amazon.com; links shown above via Amazon's Native Shopping Ads widget
- YouTube video features the Conflict 1945 murder mystery movie film trailer

The Wedding Singer Movie: This Will Make You Wonder Why Julia Is In Love With Glenn

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 No comments:
(*Warning for possible spoilers for The Wedding Singer 1998 American romantic comedy film. It’s about the title character who ends up finding love after he gets his heart broken)

Also known as, "What's the reason why you're engaged, but not married?"
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Engaged, but not yet married

Soon after The Wedding Singer movie begins, we are introduced to Julia Sullivan (played by Drew Barrymore), a waitress and the main female character. We soon find out that she’s engaged to this businessman named Glenn Gulia (played by Matthew Glave).

But they’ve actually been engaged for years and yet there’s still no set date for their wedding. Upon hearing this, you have to wonder why that is the case, right? Why haven’t the two gotten married yet? What’s stopping them from getting married if they apparently love each other?

What’s wrong with Glenn in The Wedding Singer?

When we finally get to meet Glenn, he seems like an all right person who just doesn’t seem ready to settle down or is just not yet ready to get married.

But, as we get to know him more, it soon becomes apparent that he’s not exactly a nice person and that’s putting it lightly and mildly considering the things that he did.

Does Glenn really love Julia?

The way he and Julia interact with each other can really make you wonder why they’re even together in the first place or how they could have possibly fallen in love.

Gulia appears to be more interested in his work and even in other women than in his own fiancée seeing as he has no qualms cheating on Sullivan. He can’t even spare just a little bit of his time to help Julia plan their wedding.

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He doesn’t show even an ounce of worry or concern when his fiancée gets drunk during their date. Instead, all he cared about was making sure that Julia didn’t puke all over his car. It’s these kinds of things and more that make you wonder how and why the 2 haven’t broken up yet.

How can Julia love Glenn?

Why would Julia stay with Glenn when it doesn’t seem like the guy even has time for her and when the guy doesn’t even seem to love her?

Why would Glenn stay with Julia when he has no qualms going out with other women? If he doesn’t love Julia anymore, then why bother staying with her and even asking her to get married?

Together because of familiarity?

It’s a mystery, but, perhaps, the reason the 2 are still together is because they’re used to each other already. There’s a sense of familiarity in being together for all these years that it would undoubtedly be different if they split up.

Maybe they’re so used to being together that they can’t imagine it being any other way. In fact, when Julia was asked to consider entertaining other suitors or finding someone else other than Glenn to marry, she immediately refused.



It was only later on when she’d fallen in love with Robbie Hart (played by Adam Sandler), the wedding singer, that she finally broke it off with Gulia.

What about you? What do you think is the reason why Glenn and Julia remained engaged to each other even though it didn’t really seem like they truly loved each other?

*Notes:
-Image with added text was modified by Freya Yuki based on the image by Rusembell (CC:BY) from deviantArt
-Image is meant to represent Julia and Glenn and how their relationship must have been like before it all fell apart
- Second pic is from Amazon.com; link shown above
-YouTube video features a scene from The Wedding Singer

How The Pleasantville 1998 Fantasy Comedy-Drama Movie Can Confuse You?

Thursday, February 2, 2017 No comments:
(*Warning for possible spoilers for Pleasantville, an American fantasy comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by Gary Ross)

Pleasantville (1998) is a film about fraternal twins who have a very interesting out-of-this-world experience when they encounter new people and end up bringing changes to a quiet, pleasant town.
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Pleasantville can be confusing

So, what can be confusing about this movie? How exactly can Pleasantville confuse you?

Well, for starters, you can try not watching this show from the very beginning. That will definitely confuse you.

I didn’t get to watch this movie from the beginning, so I found it hard to understand what was happening at first.

With regards to this film, it can be hard to infer or get what’s going on if you don’t know what went on during its opening scenes.

Normally, usually, or ordinarily, if you find that the plot or story of a show is just too confusing to understand, you’d be more inclined to stop watching it and just go and find something else to watch, right?

Pleasantville may be confusing, but it is interesting

That’s what I would have done too, but Pleasantville was able to pique my curiosity and get me interested enough to want to find out more about it even though I missed seeing the opening scenes and was having a hard time trying to figure out what was going on.
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Seeing all the black and white colors, I thought at first that this was one of those old movies. It certainly seemed that way.

But then color suddenly started showing up, deepening the mystery of the storyline and really making the audience wonder as to what is really happening.

Is Pleasantville a fantasy?

The seemingly sudden appearance of the colors also added an element of fantasy to what, at first, appeared to be a realistic drama of sorts.

Now, it seemed that magic was actually involved as part of the story. And this is reinforced when we see Bud Parker (played by Tobey Maguire), the main character, talking to the TV and having it respond to him.



There was also a scene, which showed Bud reprimanding his sister, Mary Sue Parker (played by Reese Witherspoon), for something that she apparently did.

I didn’t get that at first and had no idea what Mary Sue supposedly did, but I was curious enough to continue viewing the movie even though I was still horribly confused and said film didn’t seem inclined to clear things up anytime soon.

Could Pleasantville be a horror movie?

I even considered that Pleasantville might actually be a horror film since we saw Bud looking troubled at whatever his sister was doing and he was even worried for the guy that his sister was dating.

Add that to the sudden appearance of color in an otherwise black-and-white movie and that really makes the possibility of this being a horror story plausible.

As such, I was wary of seeing something horrible and terrible since I don’t like horror movies. I was still really curious about the storyline of this film though so I kept watching it.
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I was pleased when nothing scary happened and the mystery was starting to get solved, little-by-little.

All-in-all, Pleasantville is a confusing movie if you didn’t get to start it from the beginning, but don’t let that stop you from watching it anyway.

Why? It’s because it has the ability to pique people’s curiosity and interest and get them to continue watching even if they’re confused just so they can try to figure out what is really going on and be able to solve the mystery of Pleasantville.

*Notes:
- Image with added text was modified by Freya Yuki (CC:BY-SA) based on the image by CoDLia (CC:BY-SA) from deviantArt
- Image is meant to symbolize how confusing the Pleasantville movie can be because of all the details in said image
- The rest of the pics are from Amazon.com; link shown above
- YouTube video features the Pleasantville trailer

The Wedding Singer Movie: How And Why Your Ex-Fiancée Can Be Likable?

Friday, January 27, 2017 No comments:
(*Warning for possible spoilers for The Wedding Singer 1998 American romantic comedy film)

The Wedding Singer is about the title character, named Robbie Hart (played by Adam Sandler), who gets his heart broken by his fiancée, but who eventually finds and meets someone else that may just be the right one for him.

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Robbie is all set to be married to Linda (played by Angela Featherstone), his fiancée, but things don’t turn out as planned as the wife-to-be doesn’t show up at her own wedding.

This is very sad indeed, but it had to happen since this movie isn’t about Linda and Robbie’s life together.

Reason not to make the love rival evil

We know that Robbie is meant to be with someone else, but the challenge for The Wedding Singer is to still be able to portray Linda in a nice and good light even if she doesn’t end up marrying Robbie.

There’s no need to turn Linda into a horrible person just so Robbie has a reason for falling in love with someone else.

After all, if Linda is such a bad and unlikable person, then why would the wedding singer even want to marry her in the first place? What reason would he have to fall in love with her if she’s mean and nasty? Thankfully, the film is able to make Linda a realistic and believable character.

Feeling scared during your own wedding is believable

The fact that she doesn’t show up at her own wedding is bad, of course, but the audience can understand that she’s just feeling apprehensive and scared and unsure, which is perfectly natural and normal since marriage isn’t something to be taken lightly.

Linda is human, she’s imperfect and that makes her real

Furthermore, Linda actually takes the time to show up and talk to Robbie later on so she can explain things to him and that adds to her character.

After all, she didn’t have to show up. She could have just left Robbie alone to suffer and pine for her. But, instead, Linda shows up and explains things to the wedding singer.

Of course, her words aren’t something that pleases Robbie Hart and she should have told him about her doubts long before the wedding day came.

But Linda looked genuinely and sincerely sorry about the heartache she caused and she even apologizes to Robbie so this scene made her appear real.

This scene was able to sort-of show how and why Robbie might have fallen in love with her. She has her faults, but that just makes her human. All-in-all, she doesn’t seem like a bad person. What do you think?

*Notes:
- Image with added text was modified by Freya Yuki (CC:BY-SA) based on the image by CoDLia (CC:BY-SA) from deviantArt
- Image is meant to represent Robbie and Linda and what they must have been like before their relationship fell apart
- YouTube video features a scene from The Wedding Singer

Conflict 1945 Movie Review: Why You Should Watch This Murder Mystery?

Saturday, January 21, 2017 No comments:
Conflict (1945) is a black-and-white suspense film noir made by the Warner Brothers that tells the story of a man named Richard Mason, played by Humphrey Bogart, who kills his own wife.

Is it possible to commit the perfect crime?

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One of the things that makes this movie interesting is how the audience already knows who the criminal is, but the rest of the characters still don’t know who committed the murder.

We are made to wonder if Richard Mason was able to commit the perfect crime or if he will actually be apprehended and caught, and, if so, how.

Surprises in Conflict

Conflict has many twists and turns and surprises in store for its viewers. There’s a lot of suspense as you keep trying to guess what will happen next.

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Then, just when you think you’ve got the movie all figured out, events and scenes happen that prove you wrong and make you think yet again.

Plotholes in Conflict

But, while it’s a fun and suspense-filled film, it’s not without its imperfections and plot holes.

For example, you’ll have to wonder why the couple (Richard and Kathryn Mason (played by Rose Hobart)) got married in the first place if the man clearly didn’t love his wife enough to not kill her.

There were also some characters that haven’t been characterized properly and whose actions and feelings were too vague that they just ended up confusing the audience. For example, exactly who is one of the female characters (Evelyn Turner (played by Alexis Smith), Kathryn’s little sister) really in love with?

Why does it seem like she likes one man one moment and then another the next? Or why is it that one of the characters seems to believe that one of the female characters is really in love with him?

However, regardless of those confusing things, Conflict still manages to be a suspenseful, enjoyable and good murder mystery film that you’d surely be interested in watching especially if you like mysteries, noir, and black-and-white movies.

*Notes:
- Image with added text was modified by Freya Yuki based on the image by Rusembell (CC:BY) from deviantArt
- Image is meant to symbolize how Richard killed his own wife, Kathryn
- First pic is from Amazon.com; link shown above
- YouTube video features the trailer for the Conflict film

The Wedding Singer Movie: Reasons To Dislike Or Hate Linda?

Sunday, January 15, 2017 No comments:
(Warning for possible spoilers for The Wedding Singer 1998 American romantic comedy film)

In The Wedding Singer, Robbie Hart (played by Adam Sandler), the main character, gets his heart broken when his fiancée, named Linda (played by Angela Featherstone), doesn’t show up at their wedding. Linda has her own reasons for not wanting to marry Robbie and for ditching him at their own wedding.

Linda started out as a pretty nice person

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And, in another article, I talked about how what Linda did may have caused Robbie pain, but she didn’t really come across as a horrible and bad person.

Her reasons for doing what she did seemed real and believable and it was something that the audience could understand.

In addition to that, the fact that she eventually showed up to talk to Robbie and explain things to him and even apologized to him successfully made it known to viewers that Linda wasn’t a nasty or evil person.

She was just not compatible with Robbie and the 2 just weren’t meant to be.

This was great because The Wedding Singer proved that it was capable of getting Robbie to separate from his fiancée without demonizing or turning Linda into a person with a terrible personality that would make viewers wonder what Robbie saw in her in the first place and why and how he could have fallen in love with her.

Why did Linda show up again if she left already?

All-in-all, Linda’s exit from the film was done pretty well. I didn’t think that she was ever going to show up again, but she suddenly shows up in the latter parts of the movie.

This is where the problem with her starts as this is where things begin to get unbelievable. Linda really shouldn’t have shown up again.

She’d left already. Why would she need to return? Her reason for wanting to get back together with Robbie is ridiculous, to say the least.

She says she can learn to live with him being nothing more than a wedding singer. How crazy is that? It shows that she doesn’t really love him.

Linda suddenly turns into a horrible person

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Her actions and the things that she says seem quite out of character for her.

It’s like the only reason she showed up again was to add to the plot and cause further conflict and misunderstanding between Robbie and Julia Sullivan (played by Drew Barrymore), the main female character.

Linda seemed like an all right person at first and The Wedding Singer should have let it remain that way.

Instead, the film brings her back again and then turns her into this person who suddenly wants to get back together with Robbie just to create some conflict.

Simply put, her return and her reasons for doing so was unbelievable and she really shouldn’t have come back. What do you think about this?

*Notes:
- Image with added text was modified by Freya Yuki (CC:BY-SA) based on the image by CoDLia (CC:BY-SA) from deviantArt
- Image is meant to symbolize Robbie and Linda from The Wedding Singer movie
- Second pic is from Amazon.com; link shown above
- YouTube video features a scene from the aforementioned film

Reasons Why Conflict 1945 Murder Mystery Movie Is Interesting?

Monday, January 9, 2017 No comments:
(*Warning for possible spoilers for Conflict, a black-and-white suspense film noir made by Warner Brothers)

Conflict (1945) is a murder mystery, but this differs from other murder mysteries because of how the audience isn’t made to wonder who the culprit could be. Instead, we are shown the killer’s identity and the question now is what happens after the crime is committed and on whether or not the culprit was able to pull off the perfect crime.

Conflict makes you ask questions

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This is one of the things that makes this movie interesting. Another is how it keeps the audience second-guessing themselves as they try to figure out what will happen next and what is really going on.

The film keeps you asking questions and trying to make you doubt what you think you know. It’s quite suspenseful that way as it keeps your attention and makes you look forward to finally being able to solve the mystery.

Is Kathryn Mason really dead or not?

For example, we see Richard Mason (played by Humphrey Bogart), the main character, kill his own wife, Kathryn Mason (played by Rose Hobart), so we know that she’s dead. Or, at least, we think that she’s dead.

We didn’t see her dead body as the film cleverly conceals that from us, but it very much heavily implies that she’s dead, what with how we saw her fall down a steep slope and with how she’s been reported missing and hasn’t shown up at all.

Reasons to think that Richard’s wife is still alive

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But then the movie shows us scenes that make us think that maybe Kathryn is actually still alive.

It’s not a farfetched idea at all since we didn’t actually see her dead body, so it seems plausible that she could be alive.

That belief is reinforced when we, along with Richard, see someone that looks like Kathryn walking around as if all was well.

Other events that occur, like how Richard gets a whiff of his wife’s perfume in their room or how her wedding ring appears in their safe again, can really make it seem as if Kathryn is either alive or is now a ghost and is haunting her killer. The latter can make you wonder if the Conflict film will also be including ghosts as part of its plot.

Can you figure out Conflict’s plot and storyline?

But, just when you think that you’ve got the film figured out already and that Kathryn really is still alive, other events transpire, which serve to confuse you all over again and make you wonder if maybe you’ve got it all wrong.

For instance, we later find out that Evelyn Turner (played by Alexis Smith), Kathryn’s little sister, actually has the same kind of perfume as Richard’s wife so she could have been the one who went inside the Masons’ bedroom.

Other such incidents now make us suspicious of Evelyn as we wonder if, maybe, for some reason, she actually knew that her sister was dead so now she was trying to scare Richard into confessing to his crime or something.

Is Richard Mason insane?

Conflict also makes you consider yet another possibility. It could be that Richard is simply going just a little bit insane because of what he did. It could be that he’s feeling guilty about murdering his own wife so now he’s hallucinating and thinking that maybe Kathryn is still alive or haunting him even though she’s really actually dead.

For example, when Richard thought he caught a glimpse of someone who looked like his wife, he was quick to follow after this person.

But when he arrived at her destination and banged at her door, it turns out that no one was living there.

He even inspected the place and opened all the doors, but he saw no one at all so it could be argued that he was just seeing things and that he just imagined seeing his wife alive.

The same could be said when he saw the locket that his wife supposedly pawned. He even saw her signature on the ledger, but when he brought the police there, the man he was talking to had been replaced by someone else and the ledger with Kathryn’s signature was nowhere to be found, making Richard and the audience doubt if what Mason saw was real or not.

As such, until the very end of the film, you’ll be left wondering exactly what’s going on as you try to figure things out. The end may come as a surprise to many, but it’s a wonderful surprise and this really adds to how appealing and interesting the Conflict movie can be.

*Notes:
- Image with added text was modified by Freya Yuki (CC:BY-SA) based on the image by hayashinomura (CC:BY-SA) from deviantArt
- Image is meant to symbolize Kathryn who may or may not be dead since the figure looks mysterious and could pass off as a ghost
- First pic is from Amazon.com; link shown above
- YouTube video features the trailer for the 1945 film Conflict

The Wedding Singer Movie: How To Save A Failing Relationship?

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 No comments:
(*Warning for possible spoilers for The Wedding Singer 1998 American romantic comedy film)

The Wedding Singer is about Robbie Hart (played by Adam Sandler) whose fiancée breaks his heart, but he is able to recover with the help of a special someone.

Dumped on the day of your own wedding

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Robbie, the title character, is really looking forward to his upcoming wedding with his fiancée, Linda (played by Angela Featherstone).

Who would have thought that the bride wouldn’t show up at her own wedding and would actually leave the groom waiting and looking like a fool at his own wedding?

What Robbie had to experience was really terrible and it can really make the audience start to dislike Linda even before they meet her because of what she did.

Don’t keep relationship problems to yourself

If she was having second thoughts about marrying the wedding singer, if she didn’t want to marry him anymore, then she could have at least told him before the wedding so Robbie doesn’t have to face or endure the agony of having to wait for someone who will never show up and having everyone see what happened to him.

What was so wrong with informing Robbie about this so he’s not left waiting and looking like a fool on his own wedding day?

It’s okay to worry about your own wedding

Linda’s feelings of being scared and apprehensive about her own wedding may be understandable since this is a life-changing moment.

But, what can be hard to understand is how she could fail to tell Robbie about this so they could talk things over or even just postpone the wedding for now until Linda is ready to tie the knot.

Couples should talk to each other

Communication is very important in a relationship. If the two had just talked things over and shared their feelings and worries and concerns with each other, then maybe they could have fixed things and been able to salvage their relationship. What do you think?

*Notes:
- Image with added text was modified by Freya Yuki (CC:BY-SA) based on the image by hayashinomura (CC:BY-SA) from deviantArt
- Image is meant to represent the wedding of Robbie and Linda that was supposed to happen in The Wedding Singer
- YouTube video features a scene from said film