Sofie has decided to make March 2014 into Miyazaki March, where she reviews the films of acclaimed Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, starting with his very first feature Lupin the III: The Castle of Cagliostro.
Author: Sofie Liv
“What Fluttershy has isn’t ordinary stage fright, or performance anxiety. It’s performance paranoia!”
“To this show’s credit, it handles the love triangle plot way better in a twenty-minute episode than a certain billion-dollar Hollywood franchise did in five movies.”
Sofie reviews the original cult classic RoboCop from 1987!
“‘Weird Al’ Yankovic is pretty much playing a combination of himself and a male version of Pinkie Pie called ‘Cheese Sandwich’. Sounds like a killer combination to me, if for nothing else than just how random it is.”
Yes, the one time Sofie goes to the theaters expecting to see a terrible remake, and it turns out to be bloody competent! The RoboCop remake is a decent flick. It has some flaws to be sure, but it’s a fun watch with some genuinely clever moments and decent action.
“I’m not entirely sure what this episode has to say other than, ‘Hey, look at Discord! Discord is here!’ Which, I’ll admit, is not the worst episode idea I’ve ever heard.”
“Well, people, you knew it had to happen. The thing about any long-running series is that no matter how good it is, there will always be a few duds in between all the great stuff.”
“I will admit, though, that if you’re going to take a selfie, plunging over a waterfall is really the only way to do it. ”
In Sofie’s first game review, she reviews the puzzle game adventures series Professor Layton, created for the Nintendo DS and 3DS, about a professor and his apprentice who go on adventures and solve puzzles as well as mysteries.
“‘Rarity Takes Manehattan’ looks to be another fan favorite, and possibly the best Rarity episode the show has produced so far.”
“Matt Smith’s goodbye is about the Doctor facing his own doom and destiny with a raised head.”
“There’s something strangely delightful about dear little Fluttershy turning into these… things. What will they do next week? Turn her into a slimy mutant blob? That could work.”
“The Mane Six get sucked into the comic book, and are given super powers, as well as outfits that cosplayers all around the globe are most certainly making for themselves at this very moment.”
It’s Christmas! Meaning, it’s time to review the best Christmas special ever! …At least, if you ask Sofie.
“Season four of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic finally picks up with the fifth episode ‘Flight to the Finish’, which seems to have become an instant fan favorite.”
My Little Pony is a thing now, so why not talk about a cartoon based on another popular girls’ toy from back in the day: Barbie! Here she is in her very first feature-length movie, Barbie in the Nutcracker, which as you might have guessed is also a Christmas movie.
Audio commentary of the episode
“Hey, if I didn’t have any sense of decency, I would probably be camping out on Guillermo del Toro’s front door (who wouldn’t?). But I do have decency and respect, both of which probably should have been at the heart of this episode’s lesson.”