Spirited Away / Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001)

Spirited Away (2001)Title: Spirited Away / Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi / 千と千尋の神隠し (2001)

Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Family

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: (JP) Rumi Hîragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki, Yumi Tamai, Bunta Sugawara; (EN) Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Jason Marsden, Susan Egan, David Ogden Stiers

Summary: In the middle of her family’s move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and monsters; where humans are changed into animals; and a bathhouse for these creatures.

Rated: Happy

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)

Time for our first guest editor, my best friend, Jade.

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)Title: Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Genre: Drama

Director: Callie Khouri

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Ellen Burstyn, Fionnula Flanagan, James Garner, Cherry Jones, Ashley Judd, Shirley Knight, Angus Macfadyen, Maggie Smith

Summary: After years of mother-daughter tension, Siddalee receives a scrapbook detailing the wild adventures of the “Ya-Yas”, her mother’s girlhood friends.

Rated: Happy!

Reader Poll: Week 1

Since this is the first week, there is no “previous week”.

Inception (2010)

I’m going to start off this blog with one of my favourite movies, and one of the most controversial movies (as far as endings go): Inception.

Movie poster for the movie InceptionTitle: Inception

Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller, Heist

Director: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Ken Watanabe, Dileep Rao, Cillian Murphy, Marion Cotillard, Michael Caine

Summary: In a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, a highly skilled thief is given a final chance at redemption which involves executing his toughest job till date, Inception.

Rated: Cliffhanger, Confusing, Happy, Sad.

Unfortunately, even though I set this up so that all movies would have one clear category, Inception has decided to disregard that entirely because of all the speculation around it. Some think it’s confusing, some think it’s a cliffhanger, some think it’s happy, some think it’s sad. This is just one of those movies you have to watch and form your own opinion about.

Introductions and Instructions

You ever watch a movie, and want to know if ending is happy, sad or a cliffhanger without spoiling the movie? I thought “That’s gotta be a website,” and with the encouragement of a friend, and my own bullheadedness, here we are.

I wanted to start this on WordPress, because I need to practice my WordPress skills but also because I thought that the Categories could be the movie endings, and the Tags could be the movie titles.

Here’s how this works: Once a week, I’ll post a poll with two questions: What should the next Reader Movie be, and what does the previous Reader Movie rate?

In addition to the poll, there will be three movie posts. Each movie post will consist of a) a movie banner, b) the movie stats (ie, genre, stars, directors, etc) and c) how the movie ends. One of the posts will be a movie of my choice, another will be one for a guest editor, and the last post, a movie of the readers’ choice.

It sounds confusing, but here’s a nice infographic to explain it all: