bat recaps My Little Pony: The Prince and the Ponies (S02E13), the final episode of the two-season run. And that’s about the most exciting thing you can say about it.
bat recaps My Little Pony: Somnambula (S02E11-12) – BIG BROTHER (Ponies) ARE BACK, BABY! Where did they go and why? Who cares! But the Ponies’ celebration plans are interrupted by, yet again, another villain. This one has a magic bird! How amazing!
The Ponies are terrible slobs and fail to do any upkeep or property improvement on their vast land holdings, so Paradise Estate (and its contents) rise up again their equine oppressors. There’s some kind of magic paint involved and yet another character who wants to steal the Ponies’ home. Wash, rinse, repeat.
Dove recaps My Little Pony: The Return of Tambelon – Parts 3-4 (S01E28-29), wherein the story has potential, but quickly dies out under Megan’s need to be the centre of the universe.
bat recaps the first two parts of The Return of Tambelon, which turns out to be some magical castle town that exists in liminal space and is home to a villainous goat. Go figure.
bat recaps The Three Musketeers (1993), and provides more in-depth trivia about the movie, the book, and Kiefer Sutherland than anyone else on the planet
Dove recaps My Little Pony: The Glass Princess – Parts 3-4 (S01E18-19), wherein the animation fails hard, Megan is insufferable, and Hasbro actually turn down the opportunity to merchandise a plot point.
Bat recaps Brotherhood of Justice in her ongoing quest to win Trivial Pursuit: Kiefer Sutherland Edition.
Title: Thrashin’ Summary: Two skateboarding gangs “battle” each other for supremacy and it’s complicated by romance. That’s basically it. Someone on the internet actually likened this to “West Side Story on skateboards”. I don’t think so. Tagline: Hot! Reckless! Totally Insane! (I find it hilarious anyone would find this film ‘hot’.) Note: I watched this for the first time probably somewhere around 2009? So I have a general memory of it. Initial Thoughts: Skateboarding was still a huge thing when I was a child, mostly because it was starting to be taken seriously and tricks/stunts were getting a lot more complicated. So Hollywood attempted to cash in on it by making a movie about it. A lot of the “extreme” (read: for the time) sports/activities in the 1980s had films made about them: BMX bikes, there’s probably a dirt bike movie I don’t know about, break dancing, flash dancing, dirty dancing… Wait, Dirty Dancing is set in the 60s, right? (No, I have never actually seen it.) (YOU CAN’T MAKE ME.) Originally Johnny Depp was set to play Cory, since he was conveniently dating Sherilyn Fenn at the time, but because he was Johnny Depp and on 21 Jump Street…
Title: Crazy Moon (1986) Summary: No website can agree on an “official” synopsis of this film. Let’s just say it’s a “rom-com” before that was a thing, and it’s really… strange. Tagline: Sometimes acting crazy is the only way to stay together. Note: I found this on YouTube. I believe it is still there; this is a hard film to find, except maybe on VHS tape. So, what I’m watching isn’t the best in picture quality, but I’ll live. Initial Thoughts: Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all! It’s kind of fitting that I ended up aiming to post this recap on the one day of the year that we’re all pressured to be romantic and shunned if we don’t have a partner. Crazy Moon is one of those “super quirky in an obvious way!” kind of films that I don’t think intended to be a “super quirky in an obvious way!” kind of films. ‘Weird’ is the adjective I keep using to describe this film to everyone I know. It’s a hot mess and needed a better director, writer, and editor. I see so much I want to fix. It’s painful how much I want to fix it. Because of its age…