Thursday Movie Picks: Seven Deadly Sins Edition: Wrath

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
With today we kick-off a mini-theme that will be featured every month: the To continue our TMP series on the seven deadly sins, today I bring you: movies about wrath!

#1 Grapes of Wrath

I’m expecting to see this film mentioned a couple times today. It’s a great classic and just a perfect fit for today’s topic.

#2 Raging Bull

This is one of my favorite Robert De Niro movies. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out!

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Wrapping it up for June!

Hello, my darling readers!
Another month is over, so let me give you a little summary of the amazing posts just to make sure you didn’t miss anything. ūüėČ

This month was all about Studio Ghibli. All of the movies (except for one) are now available on Netflix, so I made it my personal mission to check out every single one. The first bunch of reviews was posted this month, the rest together with some recommendations will be later this year/early next year.

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Arrietty

Hello, my lovely readers!
Today’s review marks the final entry for my Studio Ghibli series. I know, there are a few more films but those will be talked about some other time. So stay tuned! For now, let’s talk about Arrietty!

The Plot (according to Rotten Tomatoes):

Arrietty, a tiny, but tenacious 14-year-old, lives with her parents in the recesses of a suburban garden home, unbeknownst to the homeowner and her housekeeper. Like all little people, Arrietty remains hidden from view, except during occasional covert ventures beyond the floorboards to “borrow” scrap supplies like sugar cubes from her human hosts. But when 12-year-old Shawn, a human boy who comes to stay in the home, discovers his mysterious housemate one evening, a secret friendship blossoms. If discovered, their relationship could drive Arrietty’s family from the home and straight into danger.

The Rating:

This one certainly is cute.
It’s kind of funny to me that the little people are adamant in calling themselves borrowers when actually what they do is steal. But hey, that’s just semantics, right?

Anyways, there are many things I like about this picture. The animation is impressive and the little people’s world is enchanting. The amount of detail that must have gone into this is astounding.

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Ponyo

Hello, my lovely readers!
We are almost done with my Studio Ghibli review series (at least for now)! As I didn’t cover all movies this month, keep your eyes open for another Studio Ghibli special in the future.

The Plot (according to Rotten Tomatoes):

Acclaimed anime master Hayao Miyazaki returns for his ninth animated feature with Ponyo, which deals with a friendship between a five-year-old boy and a goldfish princess who yearns to be human. The daughter of the king of the ocean, Ponyo is no ordinary goldfish — she has all the magic of the sea at her disposal. But when five-year-old Sosuke befriends the spunky little fish near the seaside home he shares with his mother and father, a special connection sparks between the two children, and Ponyo becomes determined to become human. Transforming into a little girl, Ponyo shows up at Sosuke’s doorstep, delighted to make herself at home with her new land-dwelling family. But having a magical fish princess walking around on dry land begins setting the mystical balance of the world off kilter, and even though the innocent love Ponyo feels for her dear friend is strong, it will take some help from the greatest powers in the ocean to make things right again.

The Rating:

This is certainly one of the most adorable things I’ve seen in my entire life.
Everything about this film is cute and warms your heart.

In this film, Studio Ghibli explores an underwater world that looks just as stunning and magical as everything else they’ve done so far. It really is a feast for the eyes.

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