Milton Berle

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.(チャンスがノックしてこないなら、ドアを作ればいい。)---- Milton Berle


Django Unchained ジャンゴ 繋がれざる者

"Django Unchained" is superb from start to finish and the closest thing to a flawless movie yet it might not for everyone. Being rated R, it has several gruesome violent scenes and vulgar languages that some might claim excessive, still I appreciate how realistic it portrays the horror and tragedy of slavery. Quentin Tarantino(クエンティン・タランティーノ),as a writer and director of this movie, simply is a cinematic genius. The casting of this movie alone deserves an Oscar. Jamie Foxx(ジェイミー・フォックス), Christoph Waltz(クリストフ・ヴァルツ), and Leonardo DiCaprio(レオナルド・ディカプリオ)all put on Oscar worthy performances. I would say it is a western, a drama, a tragedy, a comedy, an action, a thriller, and a romance.

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Jack the Giant Slayer ジャックと天空の巨人

I would say if you grew up with fairy tales, you would know the story of "Jack and The Beanstalk". The tale is a timeless children's fantasy story, and for that alone, this movie mostly succeeds. It is refreshing to find a way of telling this story non ironically, non straightforwardly with some charm and humor. The 3D might not be for everyone, yet there are great sequences. Nicholas Hoult(ニコラス・ホルト)makes a fine Jack bringing more life and personality to the role than he did before.

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Setagaya-ku Tamagawa Fireworks Festival 世田谷区たまがわ花火大会

The 35th Setagaya-ku Tamagawa Fireworks Festival is taking place at Setagaya-kuritsu Futago-Tamagawa Ryokuchi Undohjoh this weekend (August 17th). This year's theme is "Setagaya Story Let the strengths of our region be cooperative. Let our large flowers bloom." For farther information, please visit the website.
今週末8月17日(土)、世田谷区立二子玉川緑地運動場にて、第35回世田谷区たまがわ花火大会が開催されます。今年のテーマは「世田谷物語 助け合おう地域の力 咲かそう大輪を」です。詳細はサイトをご覧くださいませ。


Midsummer greetings 暑中お見舞い

Midsummer greetings. Thank you so much for visiting me every time. Hope these print club stickers (posed as a ba-couple version) will bring more laughter into your lives in this blistering heat. Please take good care of yourselves not to suffer from Natsubate (=summer heat).


OZ: The Great and Powerful オズ はじまりの戦い

Sam Raimi(サム・ライミ) has given us a gorgeous Oz. His Oz is both beautiful and dangerous as the fans of the original books already knew. Being always engaging, consistently entertaining and utterly bewitching, this film is a nice fairy tale that elegantly evokes the 1939 classic while also being entirely in tune with the sensibilities of modern audiences. Whether you are huge fans of the 1939 classic or not, you would surely get impressed by the loving connections Sam made so adroitly into the landscape of this tribute to an American film icon. 

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Setagaya Summer Festival せたがやふるさと区民まつり

The 36th Setagaya Summer Festival is taking place at JRA Baji park this weekend (August 3rd - 4th). Let's get our souls and bodies refreshed by lots of enjoyable events and local products, and beat the summer heat. For farther information, please visit the website.