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Pokemon Movie - Lucario and The Mystery of Mew
The world of Pok‚mon has many legends, but the
people of Cameron Palace believe in one very special tale: the legend of the
Aura Guardian. Long ago, a hero and his Pok‚mon, Lucario, saved the world from
destruction--but can it be true? Ash and his friends find out for themselves
when Lucario is awakened and Pikcahu disappears! With Lucario's help, Ash sets
out on a journey to find Pikachu, a journey that leads him to a mystical tree
and the Legendary Pok‚mon mew! The future of a world and the fate of Ash and
Pikachu will depend on the power of friendship between humans and
Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, the eighth Pokemon movie, ranks
as one of the best features in this popular franchise. Director Kunihiko Yuyama
and writer Hideki Sonoda sensibly keep the adventures and threats to a scale
that's appropriate for the characters. (The first movies put the world at risk,
and while Ash Ketchum is a good kid, he's not someone who can credibly save the
planet.) Ash, Brock, Max, and May journey to Cameron Palace for a tournament
that celebrates the valor of Prince Aaron, who saved the realm from destruction
1,000 years ago. Ash and Pikachu win, but the mischievous Mew kidnaps Pikachu,
whom he's befriended. Prince Aaron's Pokemon companion Lucario awakens from the
victor's staff to lead Ash and the gang to the Tree of Beginning, a mountain
that is also a living entity. Ash risks his life to rescue Pikachu, proving the
depth of their friendship to Lucario. The film includes lots of CG effects, most
of which work well with the drawn animation: the earlier Pokemon films tended to
look like two different movies spliced together.
The two-disc set also
includes The Mastermind of Mirage Pokemon: A 10th Anniversary Special. In this
40-minute adventure, Dr. Yung invites Misty and Ash to take part in a special
tournament on his new battle system. Yung creates formidable Mirage Pokemon from
raw data, culminating in a super-version of Mewtwo, the powerful psychic Pokemon
from the first features. Once again, friendship and kindness triumph over greed
and arrogance, although the special ends with the words, "To be continued..."
(Unrated, suitable for ages 8 and older: cartoon violence) --Charles
Didn't quite know where to
start....architecture, cable cars, beaches, people, street art, museums. So many
photos. But it makes a difference having the portable mac & being able to
download every night, which amazingly takes all of 30 seconds, if that. Helps
one keep track of what's what, when & where. My impulse is to start with
people but better perhaps to give them a city context first. So....basics. City
Hall. It stands in San Francisco's Civic Centre, along with the Opera House,
Symphony Hall, the Asian Museum, the primary Public Library & other
architectural beauties built in the early 20th century in the beaux arts style.
The spectacular City Hall is said to put Capitol Hill to shame. The dome is
higher & is gold-leafed. Completed in 1915, it has fluted doric columns
& inside, a dramatic rotunda & magnificent staircase. The Civic Centre
is monumental in size. Full of graceful elegant structures, it takes up several
city blocks & is meant to be the nation's most complete government complex.
In addition, it is San Francisco's cultural centre. Surprisingly, for all its
greenery, Civic Centre Plaza has no benches, no seating that we could find,
unless you count perching on a low ledge. Don't know what the rationale behind
that is. It doesn't keep the people out. Instead they all lay around on the
grass. Sleeping many of them. Street people. Transient travellers. With all the
gear that goes with that mode of life. But quietly. And respectfully. No litter.
The tranquility & pride of city that seems to permeate San Francisco reaches
all its corners. Yes, as the dramatic sky in the pics implies, it rained this
day. A lot. We went to the movies. Twice. To see "Tree of Life" & the new
documentary "Bill Cunningham: Photographer". It was the only day it rained. Btw,
if you want to see NYC photography as a lifetime of energized passion, and on a
bicycle yet, go see the documentary film on Cunningham. Happy summer solstice,
flickrfolk! . . . click on pic to view large on black
365 - Swarovski tree
28th November 2011 - I went to town after work
for my movie night and as the Christkindle market is already in full swing in
the big hall of the train station, I went for a quick walk to catch a bit of the
atmosphere. The Swarovski tree is already a tradition and I'm sure this picture
is not my last of the massive sparkling tree. In fact I took a few with my Canan
too (which I need to download first). The odd thing was the lack of music; I
think I noticed this already last year. What is Christmas without the right
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was one of the most popular games ever made. In it, players micromanage the
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Now Sims are born with the traits of their parents,
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The game starts at the neighborhood level. Here you can create a
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neighborhoods, each with its own theme. From there, you'll settle on a house and
a family of Sims to control.
Create your own Sim (above) or your own house (below) from scratch with
from the basic needs carried over from the previous game, Sims now have
aspirations, wants, and fears. The wants and fears are the day-to-day things
that occupy their minds, like wanting to see friends or get married and fearing
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What Else Is New?
Of course, you wouldn't be able to
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it easier for Sims to fulfill their basic needs. The artificial intelligence of
the game is noticeably improved; they won't turn on radios just as a family
member is going to bed but, strangely, they do occasionally put their dishes on
Another big change in the series is the concept of the lifespan.
Now Sims are born with the traits of their parents, families grow, and Sims grow
old. Not only does this go hand in hand with aspirations (growing up is the
first aspiration that a baby Sim will have), it provides a limited time with
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The Universal Control Panel helps you manage your Sim family.
The Sims 2 not only lets you create just about any type of Sim in any
type of family, build elaborate houses, and even create a neighborhood from
scratch, but it also allows you to start the game in medias res, with premade
households. These families all have backstories that are smart spoofs of
soap-opera plots--lots of scheming, romance, ghosts, and family fighting.
Parents of teens shouldn't worry, though, because nudity is tastefully blurred
out and "woo-hoo" between Sims takes place completely under the covers. The ESRB
has given this a Teen rating. If The Sims 2 were a film, it would likely land
between PG and PG-13.
The makers have included some nice tools to help share
the universe you've created. For example, you can capture in-game stills and
video to show friends the private moments, family interactions, and house
parties of your Sims. You can even package a household to share as a blog or an
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The Sims 2 is for patient gamers. Like life
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doing dishes. The game also demands a level of creativity from its players that
the run-and-gun game genres wouldn't know what to do with. But those who stick
with it will be rewarded with an absorbing, amusing diversion and a virtual
family history that they've created themselves. --Porter B. Hall
Set Up a
Sims 2 Machinima Studio
contributor Porter Hall reveals how you can make movies using the Sims as your
actors. See his guide to setting up a Sims 2 Machinima Studio.