MMPR: The Movie Review

With the Power Rangers reboot coming up on in a few months, I felt the need to re-watch Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

What is really nice about this movie is that we got to see more different suits, a more impressive power chamber then the series, a new villain, and a story line that wasn’t apart of the Super Sentai series.

The movie, overall, was a pretty good one for a 1990’s kid’s orientated action movie.  The special effects where better compared to the two first seasons of the TV series.  The story line was alright.  After all, it is a movie geared towards children right?

Here’s the thing, though: re-watching a movie that you liked as a kid is always a risk.  Either you watch it with the same wide-eye joy that you did as a kid or you wonder how as a kid, how where you so interested in one movie so much.  With this movie and this viewing, I was somewhere in between the two.

I loved re-watching this movie just because it was fun getting to enjoy it.  On the other hand, I couldn’t help but think that certain scenes could have been better – such as the one where the Rangers where fighting Ivan and destroying buildings during the battle – with special effects.  And I’m not one for big flashy special effects.

With watching this movie, it definitely showcases that we’re ready for the reboot since it’ll have 20 years worth of special effects advancement.

Music Videos as Short Stories

There are a few music videos that I’ve seen that are almost short stories or short videos.

The first one that comes to mind is Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night.”

As we see in the music video, it’s done in a flashback format where Katy’s character recants what happened the night before.  Although we really don’t see any pretext to where the music video starts, we do get a bit of a what happened after Katy waking up.

The other music video that comes to mind is One Direction’s Best Song Ever:

The reason why this video represents a short video/story is that we get to see some pretext before the actual music video starts.  This gives the music video something extra since it gives the guys something to do in the video as well as a promo for their movie.

What music videos come to mind to you?

Shading with Prismacolor

This semester at Vermilion Community College, I’m taking a class where we have to use color pencils.  I had taken a drawing class last year and we learned how to shade using just black and white, so learning how to shade with color pencils was a small challenge.  Yet, after searching a bit of online searching, I was able to find out how to do so.

ER “When Night Meets Day”

This past weekend, I was watching ER‘s season 9 episode 21, “When Night Meets Day.”

What I really liked about this episode is how it doesn’t follow the traditional chronological timeline of a TV show episode.  The episode cuts back and forth between the day shift and the night shift.  What I really liked was how the spliced everything together, which made the emergency room scenes even more intense.

NaNoWriMo 2016

What’s the deal with NaNoWriMo

For those of you who have seen the buzz around Facebook and Twitter, the abbreviation “NaNoWriMo” has been flying around like no other.  For those of who don’t know what NaNoWriMo is, it’s National Novel Writing Month.

During the month of November, people who partake in NaNoWriMo attempt to write a 50,000 story by 11:59 PM on November 30.

Now, the reason why 50,000 words is that according NaNoWriMo’s stats since 1999, 50,000 words is an achievable goal.  But NaNoWriMo does define a novel as, “a lengthy work of fiction” and lets the author decide if their work is considered a novel or not.

What’s the major benefit is that the NaNoWriMo staff offer different events during the month to help writers reach their goal: