Dr. Stone is an anime based off of the manga created by Riichiro Inagaki and Boichi. The anime currently has one season, but it is planned that it will receive a second. It started airing July of 2019, ending in December of the same year. It focused on Senku Ishigami, a high school science prodigy, and how he plans to bring back civilization after everyone turns to stone. As he finds his best friend, Taiju Oki, and many other people, either revived or descendants or survivors, in the stone world, his plan to bring everyone back escalates. One revived student named Tsukasa Shishio sees the petrification of the world as an opportunity to better the world. The show soon becomes a battle between science and strength.
I rate this show an 11 out of 10. I don’t find myself as a science lover, but the show makes me fond of it. The characters are lovable, even when they’re intended to be evil. The illustration style used isn’t your “typical anime” anime style, and comes off more as a cartoon. This makes the anime even more appealing to me. It is available to watch on Crunchyroll, a main anime-streaming app, Hulu, and more.
Along with a team of hotel experts, Gordon Ramsay travels the world to save struggling hotels. He applies his high standards to hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts in effort to get the owners and staff to turn the establishment around. Gordon Ramsay’s no tolerance style will make it clear to those that he coaches. He will make it clear that there will be no dirty rooms or incompetent staff in hopes to save the business. Sometimes even after Gordon tries to save the business, it still closes or shuts down because the owners do not change.
I would give this show a 5 out 5. I gave it this rating because it is really interesting because of how the people act. Sometimes they think there is nothing wrong but they actually have very dirty hotels or don’t clean it at all. It also is very funny when Gordon Ramsay insults the owners. This is rated TV14 and has mild and rude language.
Burning Competition is Key: Hell's Kitchen
A group of aspiring chefs battle to prove their worth to Chef Gordon Ramsay. They try to win the restaurant of their dreams. Each week, the contestants are tested by a series of challenges where they try to impress Gordon Ramsay with their culinary skills. The winners enjoy great prizes and the losers have to endure physically demanding punishments. The contestants have to be able to handle the pressure during dinner service as they strive to be the ultimate winner.
I would give this show a 5 out of 5 because I love cooking and Gordon Ramsay. It is rated TV-14. It is a very interesting and entertaining show. Each season has different contestants with different abilities. I like to watch the constants’ culinary abilities grow as they battle off. This show is also filled with drama between competitors.
One of the scariest popular horror movies made: The Ring
The Ring is a PG-13 mystery/horror movie which came out in 2002. Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts) becomes suspicious about a video tape, that supposedly kills you when you watch it, after four teenagers die in the same week. As Rachel watches the tape, her time to find out the truth behind this mystery is cut to seven days.
I rate this movie a 4 out of 5. I didn’t really find this movie scary (despite so many people saying it is). However, I didn’t find this movie boring. It is a very interesting story, and it is kind of emotional. If you are interested in horror movies, this is the perfect movie for you to watch.
Annabelle Comes Home
Demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren are determined to keep Annabelle, a haunted doll, from causing more havoc as seen in previous movies. They decided to lock the doll in a protected glass box in the artifacts room of their home. When Mary Ellen is watching over Judy while her parents are away, she leaves her friend Daniela alone in the house. Daniela decides to go into the family’s artifact room. While she is down there, she wakes the spirits and lets Annabelle loose. It then becomes an unholy night for the teens and Judy.
I would give this movie a 3 out 5. I give it this rate because it was interesting, but not as scary as other horror movies. However, it's a good story and the actors are good. I didn’t really like the character Daniela because she was very annoying at some times. I would recommend this movie to someone who likes horror that are not too scary but still a little spooky.
A Nightmare on Elm Street
A Nightmare on Elm Street is an American slasher film by Wes Craven. The main antagonist, Freddy Kruger (played by Robert Englund), is a midnight mangler who goes for teens while they’re sleeping. If Freddy gets to someone in their sleep, it will happen to their body in real life as well. Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) starts to investigate this, along with her boyfriend Glen Lantz (played by Johnny Depp).
I rate this movie a 4 out of 5. It isn’t too scary, but it still kept me interested in the story. It is a good movie if you are trying to find something thrilling. This movie is rated R due to language, horror, and violence. If you aren’t okay with these, I wouldn’t suggest you watch it. However, if you are, you should totally try it out.
A young woman named Greta (Lauren Cohan) takes a job offer as a nanny for an 8 year-old boy. When she arrives at the family’s home, she is taken aback when she realizes that the “boy” is a life size doll. She learns that the boy died in a fire that he started and he was a little weird. Ever since then, the parents felt that the doll possessed the soul of their son. Sarah takes care of the doll as if it was human. She is given a strict list of rules. If she does not follow the rules, the doll would become “upset”. When she violates one of the strict rules, she experiences a series of disturbing events that bring her worst fears to life. She eventually believes that the doll is actually alive.
The Boy is rated PG-13. It was released on January 20, 2016. I would give this movie a 5 out 5 because it was actually really scary. I liked the story line and the actors. I would recommend this movie to someone who likes scary movies and drama.
I See You
I See You is a thriller/mystery movie that was release on December 6, 2019. When a twelve year old boy goes missing, Greg Harper (Jon Tenney), and investigator, lead him to investigate the missing boy. He struggles with balancing the pressure of the investigation and problems with his wife Jackie (Helen Hunt). With this happening some “phroggers” invade his home and interfere with their lives.
I would give this movie a 3 out of 5. I gave I See You a 3 because sometimes it didn’t really make sense. But, I did like the plot of the movie and the actors. If you don’t really like scary movies that make you jump but are still scary this is a good movie to watch. In conclusion, I think that this movie is good, but needs some minor changes.
This Netflix Original revolves around 2 brothers, Dean and Sam Winchester who are raised by their father John who is a monster hunter. Mary, their mother, was murdered by an evil supernatural creature when the brothers were young. About 22 years later, the brothers set out on a journey to find their recently missing father, fighting evil along the way. When they meet up with their father he reveals that he knows what demon had killed their mother and has found a way to kill it. Along the way Sam starts to develop a mysterious ability called deaf vision (visions of people dying before it happens). Somehow these visions are connected to the demon his mother and his evil plans that seem to include Sam.
I would give this show a 4.5 out of because unlike most monster hunting shows, this show is not cringe worthy. I like the show because some of the supernatural creatures have an interesting back story and are cool. I would definitely recommend this show to someone who likes suspense, horror, and traumatic events.
Ponyo is a movie made by Studio Ghibli, a well-known Japanese animation studio and the animators of several other amazing movies. The movie starts with a five-year-old boy named Sosuke at the beach he lives on with his mother, finding a tiny goldfish with a human face stuck in a jar on the coast. He releases it from the jar and takes it in to take care of it, naming it Ponyo. It’s revealed that Ponyo is a magic fish and the daughter of a man named Fujimoto who had abandoned his life as a human to take on magic and to care for his wife and Ponyo’s mother, the spirit of the ocean and named Granmamare. Fujimoto takes her back from Sosuke, but as the story progresses, Ponyo continuously professes her desire to be a human girl, against her father’s wishes. She sneaks out from her father’s home again and takes on a four-year-old human form using her magic to be with Sosuke. Granmamare convinces her Fujimoto to let her become fully human if Sosuke’s love for Ponyo is true using a test. Sosuke passes the test and the movie ends with Ponyo and Sosuke on land sharing a small kiss that turns her into a human girl permanently.
The movie’s animations of the beach scenery and characters are beautiful, and the components of the storyline and characters are very creative. Studio Ghibli never fails to share an amazing story through their wonderful animations. This movie is also one for all ages to enjoy and is very popular among all ages, as well. Ponyo is definitely recommended to those who enjoy heartwarming stories and beautiful art in an anime style (Japanese cartoon art style).