Now that I have Disney+, I’ve seen a lot of stuff on the service that I had no idea existed. My Favorite Martian caught my attention because it had Jeff Daniels and Christopher Lloyd, two actors I really enjoy. This film was based on a TV series of the same name, but I have never seen the original TV show.
The movie focuses on Tim O’Hara, a news producer who has been more unlucky than he is successful. He gets tasked with producing a news broadcast of a space shuttle launch. Something not too unusual for him.
Except he has a crush on the news reporter, Brace Channing. When he gets carried away, he accidentally tells her something that embarrasses her live on TV. Since her father owns the news station, Tim O’Hara is fired from his job.
Things get rather crazy for him when a literal Martian arrived in his life. While the Martian has some of the most advanced technology way ahead of Earth, his social skills are bizarre and sometimes offensive. But the Martian wants to get back to Mars, and Tim is going to need all the luck he can get to send him back.
My Favorite Martian is definitely not my favorite film. It is one of the worst films I’ve seen recently. It’s silly, but not really funny. Despite many big and famous actors, the movie often feels like it was made for TV. The movie just drags on and I was so glad when it was finally over.
Trunks didn’t get a lot of good time in Dragon Ball Super, but he had a decent role in the sequel series.
He does spend too much time in the series just goofing off with Goten.
I did think it was cute that he had a crush on Mai.
He does become Gotenks when they fuse against Lord Beerus and Frieza.
Which he failed most of the time.
I did think it was funny, that he had no idea that Future Trunks existed. How Vegeta or Bulma didn’t tell him before is a mystery to me.
I didn’t know A Thousand Words existed until my mother started watching it when I was over her house one day. I didn’t plan on watching it, but before I knew it I was already watching it too. After investing so much time, I had to watch it until it was over.
Eddie Murphy plays Jack McCall, a literary agent who doesn’t like to read. Despite that, he’s quite successful at landing book deals. But he often uses deceit to land big book deals.
Jack McCall gets over his head when he tries to land a book deal with a self-help guru named Dr. Sinja. Seeing that Jack has moral flaws, he agrees to the book deal. But hands Jack a book with only five pages.
Things get strange when Jack sees a magical tree in his yard. He realizes that leaves fall off every time he says a word. The guru says that if all the leaves fall off, Jack will most likely be dead. Being a fast talker and constant exaggerator, Jack might not make it even a day.
A Thousand Words overall is a decent movie. What makes it better than it probably would be, is the comedic talent of Eddie Murphy. It is predictable, but I enjoyed it for what it was.
When it comes to distressed people and animals during firework shows, some have suggested silent fireworks. The name is a misnomer as they are not silent but rather just more quiet. They also aren’t as colorful or large.