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Howdy,

It’s been a while… again! I know!

But let’s go right into my day: Yesterday I went to the movie theater to watch Hardcore Henry, which I will be reviewing soon. It kinda sucked, but nothing too bad to piss me off. And then we had a party at night, which moved to today, due to location problems, and 2 hours before the whole thing today, BOOM, it got cancelled. So here I am, Saturday night, alone, and broke, not going anywhere.

Probably I’ll watch some The Walking Dead and kill Season 2.

Oh, yeah, there is another problem!!! I ran out of mustard and as stated before, I’m broke, and until Monday, I won’t be able to afford mustard! How will I make Mayo-and-Mustard Chicken Sandwiches? My fat llama body craves for this sandwich… 😦

And last, but not least, I will be also reviewing Weezer’s White Album this week! But today, unfortunately, it’s time to chill.

See you soon, muchachos! 😉

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“Metal Resistance” by BABYMETAL – Review

Metal Resistance is an excellent follow-up to BABYMETAL’s self titled album. Even though is not as great as their 2014 album, Metal Resistance shows the evolution to their songs, and how more mature they are, incorporating a lot more of metal.

If you enjoy their music, this album is necessary to be in your music library. And if you prefer streaming, than buying music, it is also available in multiple streaming platforms.

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“Metal Resistance” by BABYMETAL

Another interesting way to see some of their songs, is that they are also throwing a little bit of J-Rock in their songs, for example, Amore can easily be cut into an anime opening/ending, which is pretty common in most popular J-Rock bands, like, FLOW.

There is one song in english if you buy or stream it out of Japan, called The One, and I’m not gonna lie, it is pretty good. I was not expecting it to be that enjoyable. Su-Metal has improved her English a lot, I remember seeing some interviews a while ago, and wow, what a change!

Oh, and before knowing that some members of the band DragonForce collaborated in this album, I was thinking to myself: “Did they change the band? It sounds so much like DragonForce!”

I totally recommend for people who are familiar with its style and appreciate it.

Album: Metal Resistance
Artist: BABYMETAL
Year: 2016
Genre: Metal
Songs: 11
Duration: 50:03
Top Song: “THE ONE – English ver.”
Honorable Mentions: “Amore”, “No Rain, No Rainbow” and “Road to Resistance”
Rate: ★★★★☆

“Life of Pablo” by Kanye West – REVIEW

Finally Life of Pablo, Kanye West’s new album, was released in multiple streaming platforms.

I took my time, listened to the entire thing, and decided to do a review.

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“Life of Pablo” by Kanye West

Even if you don’t like their music, is undeniable that Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West are big geniuses of 2010s music. Not only because of their provocative style, and awesome productions, but they know what to say to follow a certain theme they want to achieve when they were making their albums.

Even though Life of Pablo is not his strongest album, it is still delightful to listen to.

Songs like Ultralight BeamWaves and Fade are great songs if you are out of creativity juice, and needs some inspiration.

I cannot forget to mention the awesome performances that Rihanna and Chris Brown made in the songs they sang with Kanye.

And last, but not least, I recommend this album for people who love 2010s rap music. This album is like modern art, not suited for everybody.

Album: Life of Pablo
Artist: Kanye West
Year: 2016
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap
Songs: 19
Duration: 59:44
Top Song: “Waves”
Honorable Mentions: “Ultralight Beam”, “Wolves” and “Fade”
Rate: ★★★★☆

LLAMAAWARD

ERASED (Boku Dake ga Inai Machi) – REVIEW

I know I’ve been missing for days, but I have my reasons, which will be explained later.

Finally, after weeks waiting for this marvelous, and wonderful, episode, I have finished ERASED (for the first time I controlled myself, and didn’t read the manga).

WOW! That’s my reaction to it.

Since the beginning of this anime, you can see that the director, Tomohiko Itō, knows what he was doing. It is beautifully directed to the bone. Every single detail was there for a reason. I could not expect something that amazing coming from the person who unfortunately directed Sword Art Online (both seasons).

Even though there was no insane plot twist in the anime, ERASED, knew how to hold my attention, and even make me anxiously wait for the next episode. Every episode ending has a powerful cliffhanger, that don’t give any chance of a plot twist. It just makes you mad inside, because you definitely knows what is going to happen on the next episode.

I cannot forget to mention its cinematography, and wonderful change of aspect ratio in THE RIGHT MOMENTS (a bunch of Hollywood directors still don’t know how to do that effectively, except Nolan, who for some reason didn’t bother me at all doing that during Interstellar). How the focus was used, and how it knew how to play with its shots and lights, ERASED is a perfect combination between spices, something well done, with nothing going too much, neither too little.

I wish I knew more animes that made me tear up MULTIPLE TIMES, like this one did.

ERASED is as powerful as any well done series you can find out there, one of the few animes that I would recommend even for people who hate the platform.

It deserves to get a Llama Award.

Anime: ERASED (Boku Dake ga Inai Machi)
Year: 2016
Written by: Kei Sanbe (manga) and Taku Kishimoto (anime)
Directed by: Tomohiko Itō
Produced by: Kenta Suzuki and Taku Matsuo
Starring: Shin’nosuke Mitsushima, Minami Takayama, Tao Tsuchiya and Mitsuru Miyamoto
Cinematography by: Toshiaki Aoshima
Edited by: Shigeru Nishiyama
Music by: Yuki Kajiura
Score: ★★★★★

LLAMAAWARD

 

 

10 Cloverfield Lane – Review

You know when you go to the barbershop, and you thing: “Wow! This time he got it! My hair is perfect!” But two minutes later your hair is completely ruined for no logical reason? This is how I felt after watching this film. Do you wanna know why? Keep reading.

If we divide the movie in 3 parts (3 acts), I can say that the second one is by far its best. Act 1 moved super slow, even though the intro was marvelous, the way they presented the opening credits, they deserve a llama kiss. But between the intro, and the Act 2, stuff didn’t move at all. However, Act 2 came kicking ass, making me wish that Act 3 never existed, because wow, everything was in perfect motion. The cinematographer made the rights choices, the score was working right, which in the beginning of the film, felt kinda forced, and the director probably gave John Goodman the right directions, because he was just doing his job perfectly, I was really impressed. I started disliking John Goodman after the horrible The Gambler (2014), but this made me like him again, like I did when I watched The Big Lebowski (1998).

Okay, everything was going four-stars until this point, but they had to destroy a beautiful piece of art, making Act 3 its biggest mistake. I’ll spoil the hell out of this movie, so if you are not ready to step forward, my brave warrior, don’t go beyond this point.

Oh my goodness! Why did they make the mistake of showing what happens to Mary Elizabeth Winstead after she leaves the bunker? Showing the stupid alien, and ripping off War of the Worlds (the birds are fine with all this mess going on, the design on the monster ship is similar, and the way she destroys it is almost identical to how Tom Cruise blows the tripod from its inside) completely ruined the movie. If it wasn’t bad enough, the final sequence is a big pile of crap that tried to make its audience hopeful or aware that there will be a sequel.

Disappointed is a great word to describe how I felt after the final credits appeared on the screen.

Film: 10 Cloverfield Lane
Year: 2016
Rating: PG-13
Written by: Josh Campbell, Matthew Stuecken and Damien Chazelle
Directed by: Dan Trachtenberg
Produced by: J.J. Abrams and Lindsey Weber
Starring: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Gallagher Jr.
Cinematography by: Jeff Cutter
Edited by: Stefan Grube
Music by: Bear McCreary
Score: ★★★☆☆

“BLURRYFACE” by Twenty One Pilots – REVIEW

Howdy!

This is the first review I’m making over here, which means I’m still discovering its formula on how to do it nice.

Since last week, a song called “Stressed Out” is stuck in my head. So, why not listen to the entire album?

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“BLURRYFACE” by Twenty One Pilots

Apparently, this is Twenty One Pilots’ third album, but is the first one I’m listening to.

My first concern was that this album could be one of those albums you listen, but it only have one really good song, and that’s it for the day. But they proved me wrong, every single song is not only good, but unique. They keep changing styles all the time, making it really diverse. Yeah, I hate listening to albums when all the songs sound the same. It’s even hard to compare songs like “Heavydirtysoul” and “The  Judge”, because they are so different from each other.

There is another beautiful thing in this album, all the lyrics follow the same “story”, about this guy, who we can assume is Blurryface, and his arc from the first song until the last one. That’s why I think it is important

I cannot say this album is perfect, because I’m more into groups like Gorillaz and Dye, but this is really freaking good. This album for sure deserves a Llama Award!

Album: BLURRYFACE
Artist: Twenty One Pilots
Year: 2015
Genre: Alternative/Indie
Songs: 14
Duration: 52:17
Top Song: “Stressed Out”
Honorable Mentions: “Ride”, “The Judge” and “Goner”
Rate: ★★★★☆

LLAMAAWARD

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