I’ve Seen ‘Splash’!

I’ve recently done A Movie Ranking post featuring Tom Hanks and on the list, there are ten films I’ve seen him in. Well, make that eleven after watching Splash on Saturday for the first time, a movie that my parents both loved as children and we ran into on Disney+.

I had heard bits and pieces about the film and that it was a story about a man falling in love with a mermaid. I wasn’t quite about the story beyond that. Boy was I pleased with the movie.

No, it isn’t one of the best movies I’ve ever seen, but it was enjoyable from beginning to end. There were moments that were funny, there were times when things got a bit sad, and even though I tried to keep it together and not cry, I failed miserably. The very last clip in the film utterly broke me, resulting in me crying a river of tears. In fact, my entire family was crying.

Yeah…we’re softies. Disney movies are the worst. They always make me cry.

I’m giving this movie a deserved 4.5 out of 5 stars and 95 out of 100. It’s not perfect but it sure is lovable.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day.


The Five Best Lightsaber Duels: Cartoons Edition

There are some fantastic lightsaber duels in Star Wars, obviously, but you may be surprised to know that some of the best lightsaber duels are actually in the cartoons. And, with The Clone Wars returning this weekend, I thought it prudent to highlight these hidden gems found in the cartoons. Enjoy!

5. Kanan vs. The Grand Inquisitor


The first season of Star Wars: Rebels is pretty good but it’s not until this fateful duel that I began to actually understand how amazing the series could be. Kanan Jarrus believes that Ezra is dead and in an incredible moment, he faces the Grand Inquisitor with every bit of zen and belief in the power of the Force imaginable, resulting in a powerful duel that allows Kanan to grow immensely. Continue reading The Five Best Lightsaber Duels: Cartoons Edition

The Dark Knight Lives (FIFTY)

Gotham was abuzz after the jaw-dropping return of the Batman. Katherine Kane was sitting in the living room of her apartment, watching the news with soaring amusement.

She was relieved to see that she had brought so much joy to everyone in the city with the return of such a beloved hero. No, they hadn’t met her yet. They still believed it was The Batman who had returned to rescue Gotham from the growing darkness but she was fine that they didn’t know the full truth. One day, they would know.

For now, she was as anonymous as she could be. No one would expect a woman to don the mask or to take the responsibility of such an important figure to Gotham. It made her feel good as she sat back in her apartment, knowing no one knew the wiser.

Suddenly, an idea came to her mind. Continue reading The Dark Knight Lives (FIFTY)