Laid Back Camp S2 E8

It’s episode eight of Laid Back Camp! It means that before getting there, you would need to watch the seven episodes that came before it, and then this one. So if you haven’t done that already, I ask that you do, because there are spoilers in ‘them woods. So let us begin. We are here. After two episodes that talk about it, and a previous episode … Continue reading Laid Back Camp S2 E8

El Mariachi (1992)

And so with Frevier Francais done and dusted, possibly until next year (or on the Wild Card), we begin what I will call El Mariachi March – or more specifically, Robert Rodriguez Month. This time, we will get hot and sunny weather in Western settings, numerous bars, several mistaken identities, various murder-inducing instruments, handsome men in black, and the beautiful women who fall for their … Continue reading El Mariachi (1992)

Laid Back Camp S2 E7

Once again, I will start this review by letting you know there are spoilers. If you haven’t been watching the show up to this point, I would recommend that you do before continuing. Well, I was right about one thing – this episode was either going to be Nadeshiko going solo camping or preparing for said solo camp. And today, she chose to get prepared. … Continue reading Laid Back Camp S2 E7

Ernest and Celestine (2012)

Finally, we end our FĂ©vrier Francais (French February) with another animated feature that I stumbled across while looking through some old magazines. Upon looking at a few screenshots and the trailer, that was enough to merit a purchase. Here is Ernest & Celestine. Based on the children’s book series of the same name by Belgian writer (and artist), Gabrielle Vincent, Ernest and Celestine happens in … Continue reading Ernest and Celestine (2012)

Laid Back Camp S2 E6

Well here we are folks, more or less at the half way mark for the second season – if you haven’t seen the entire first half, I would recommend watching all of it first, because ahead of us are many spoilers. Now with that disclaimer out of the way, let us continue. This episode continues on from where our adventure began last week; Chiaki, Aoi … Continue reading Laid Back Camp S2 E6

The Intouchables (2011)

I was originally going to write about a different film tonight. However after much thought I decided to write about a film that I had not seen before (and could be gone from Amazon Prime before I got the chance to check it out). Another reason is because the originally intended film might be more suitable for a different list. One that involves chase scenes … Continue reading The Intouchables (2011)

Laid Back Camp S2 E5

We’re nearing the halfway mark of this season, and much has happened up to this point. If you haven’t seen the previous four episodes before watching this episode, I say watch them first then watch this one and then come back. Because there are spoilers ahead. Let’s get started. So to quote Chiaki for this week; “Nothing beats camping while other people are working…”. We … Continue reading Laid Back Camp S2 E5

April and The Extraordinary World (2016)

Fevier Francais continues, as well as any mentions of Extraordinary Worlds and the presence of Jacque Tardi somehow in a feature film. What strikes me is the fact that this is labelled a children’s film on Amazon Prime. They are wrong. Very, very wrong. This is definitely a family film. There are just too many multi-layered jokes along with historical conundrum mixed into the generally … Continue reading April and The Extraordinary World (2016)

Bald and Bankrupt (YouTube)

https://www.youtube.com/c/baldandbankrupt/featured I came across this YouTube channel while I was researching countries where it possibly snows for 5 months of the year…actually now that I think about it, it was because this guy went to Chernobyl with a local who still lives on the verge of the radiation zone (and survives on Buckwheat and vodka in a house with no electricity or running water). But … Continue reading Bald and Bankrupt (YouTube)

Laid Back Camp S2 E4

It’s Thursday! You know what that means. It means if you haven’t seen the last three episodes of Laid Back Camp, plus this one. I would recommend spending the next ninety minutes watching them, and then returning, because here we have spoilers. You have been warned. But if you have seen them already, welcome! This is episode four. We start with what looks like a … Continue reading Laid Back Camp S2 E4