Movie: Hana and Alice
Basically about a stalker Chan and her friend helping her deceiving a guy into thinking she is dating him.
Spoilers Ahead (well not much) .
1st. Hana is horrible but Alice is an amazing friend. Now Hana comes up with everything about lying to Miya senpai. Like who tells someone that they have amnesia and that the only thing they are forgetting is the fact that y'all dating??? Hana is the true savage lol. Not only did she come up with that lie she goes on to say the stalker pics on her computer that Miya found were from Alice and that Alice was Miya's crazy ex. Miya still thinking he must have amnesia just believes her.
2nd. Alice goes along with everything. She is definitely a ride or die friend. (Alice is the one with long hair, Yu Aoi). Now she has to keep coming up with lies also to pretend she dat d Miya.
3rd. Why wasn't anyone there for Alice? Her own mama denied her in a store, cause her man was with her and I guess she didn't tell him she had a daughter. Plus Alice was going to all those auditions by herself. No one supporting her. Not even her so called bestie.
4th. Miya is an idiot but I guess I understand why he was believing everything because he did hit his head. Though he was checked out more than once by a doc. Plus, he kept getting clues that Hana was lying. He needed someone to slap him to his senses.
5th. Miya should have ended up with Alice. Bullshit that he was in love with Hana. I don't feel bad for Hana at all sh created her web of lies. Smh trying to save the crying in the end to apology like bitch please don't cry now. I think he only picked her cause Alice ass told him too. 💀😶😐😑😯
Anyway it was a great movie that I highly recommend.
Alice (so cool) #yuaoi , Hana #Annesuzuki , Miya senpai #tomohirokaku#hanaandalice#movie#japan 🇯🇵 #japanesecomedy#japanesedrama#great#mustwatch#movienight#thatsmybestfriend
Oh yeah I'm gonna check out the anime version too. (Someday still mad at Hana)
№ 97: "Steamboy"
Director: Katsuhiro Otomo
Screenplay: Sadayuki Murai, Katsuhiro Otomo
I wanted to watch this film prior to it's release 12 years ago. I have to say, I'm left a bit underwhelmed for a film that supposedly took 10 years to complete. I liked the film, don't get me wrong, I just have a few nitpicks.
The animations in this film is phenomenal. From what I've read, Otomo had some of the sequences done in CG and then redrawn using the CG as reference to blend with the hand-drawn animation. Regardless of method, the end result is stunning. In a film featuring such small detail like moving steam engines and devices, it never ceases to deliver. I love the designs of all the steam-related devices. I've always found technology from the early industrial revolution to be interesting.
The plot of the film, however, left a bit to be desired. I feel the pacing of the film to be too slow in parts, even during action sequences. The biggest complaint is that there isn't much character development with our main characters, Ray and Scarlett. I would have liked the final sequence of the film to be about a third of it's length and the scenes depicted during the credits be shown in it's place. There was more character/plot development during the credits than the film itself, I feel. Scarlett is pretty intolerable for the majority of the film, and I wish she would have had a redemption toward the end of the film after seeing the horrors committed by her foundation for money, but that is reserved for stills during the credits, unfortunately.
It almost feels like the ending of the film was a setup for a sequel that never came. It's a shame because I am interested in the world and where these characters will go following the events of the film.
Overall, the film is worth a watch. The animation is fantastic and the story entertaining enough. I just wish more focus was given to the events after Steam Tower's demise.
Hana & Alice: Directed by Shunji Iwai. my fav Japanese movie. all the scenes are beautiful and terrific especially when Alice dancing ballet:) 花とアリスを久しぶりに見たけどやっぱり今でも1番好きな邦画。どのシーンもものすごく綺麗だけど優ちゃんがバレエ踊るシーンは何回みても釘付けになる♥︎岩井俊二監督作品はリリィシュシュも好きだけどユーモアやティーンの甘酸っぱい恋愛で溢れてるこっちの方が好きだなー。#hana &alice #annesuzuki#yuuaoi#shunjiiwai#japanesemovie#花とアリス#鈴木杏#蒼井優#邦画
Tonight's movie: Hana and Alice, Japan, 2004, Directed by #ShunjiIwai Plot: Hana and Alice are friends from childhood. Alice is lively but a bit reckless, and Hana is always picking up after her friend’s messes. But Alice is capable of doing good deeds as well, like introducing Hana to her first crush. Alice believes in love at first sight, and she acts on her belief, pursuing a high school student and dragging along the reluctant Hana. Then Alice suggests to Hana to consider the boy’s friend, Miyamoto, as a possible boyfriend. Although she doesn’t seem interested at first, Hana soon finds herself accepting her friend’s recommendation and falling for him. Starring #AnneSuzuki#YûAoi#TomohiroKaku#hanaandalice#2004#asianmovie#japanesemovie