Bought Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon, have never owned an Xbox 360
@travelingsnowman I think Howl might by okay for a 9 year old. Has she seen The Lion King? I think the stampede sequence in The Lion King is more intense than anything in Howl. It's personally not one of my favorites (think the characters, script, and story are all on the weaker side), but it has great music and art.
As for collections... As others have said, it depends on how much you're willing to put down.
Started Outlaw Star per @Mbun 's suggestion. Only two episodes in but I'm really digging it so far. I think the art style is a little generic an it leans into tropes more than I'd like, but as a whole this feels like classic 90s anime (in a good way). Somehow very nostalgic. Good vibes. Hopefully it keeps this up!
the last five minutes was something I was thinking about during the first five minutes
100% agree with you, and I also think it was completely unnecessary and weakens the movie as a whole. Without giving too much away, it calls into question character motivations for the entire movie, and weakens entire the story.
In general, I thought the movie was well-directed and well-acted, but ultimately too ambitious for its own good. It felt like it wanted to be a home invasion thriller with supernatural elements, while at the same time being a satire/"metaphor" movie with comedic elements strewn in with the horror. I think each element ultimately weakened the other ones, and it would've greatly benefited from a stronger editor in the scripting phase. I think the movie would've been much stronger if they cut out the "explanation" sequence, since that would've allowed the horror to remain much more existential without calling the logic and consistency of the world into question. I left the theater picking apart all the holes in the story that were created as a result of the "explanation" instead of debating the meaning of the movie's symbolism. I think it's either a B- or a C+ for me, though from a technical standpoint it's pretty damn incredible. Also, Michael Abels's score is sublime.
Spirited Away might be a little intense for the 6 year old. I know my old coach showed it to his daughter when she was 7/8 and he got in some trouble for it due to nightmares. Maybe swap out with Laputa first to see how they deal with the "Robot comes alive" scene. Also it's just one of my favorite movies. I'd add Kiki to the list for sure as a safe bet.
Captain Marvel was... pretty bad. Action was poorly directed and cut to high hell, the script was clunky at best, and the performances were fairly wooden throughout. Ben Mendelsohn was a standout, despite the prosthetics making the job objectively harder for him. It felt remarkably prequel-y, with more callbacks than it really needed. I also have concerns with how it treats the continuity of the MCU - wasn't Nick Fury super freaked out about the existence of aliens in Phase 1? Shouldn't he already have known about them from his time in the 90s?
Not sure about the direction right now, because it just kind of feels like it is repeating season 1 where this is the part of the season where it has to suddenly become a battle show just cause.
I'd be in the same boat if the animation weren't so stellar. Some of the craziest imagery and action direction I've ever seen in this most recent episode. I still wish the show could go a little darker sometimes, though.