Friday, 5 July 2013

The Secret Life of Walter Manny (Trent Arterberry) 2013 Toronto Fringe Review

 I have seen the Secret Life of Walter Manny. It is a show that I really like.

Walter was a boy who used his imagination to do exciting things: pretend that he was a secret agent, a firefighter and a race car driver.  While he and his grandma were driving to school, his grandma said to him "I'm gonna drive you to school really fast today", he said: "like a race car?!" And then he pretended he was a race car driver in a race car. Then his grandma said "I nearly crashed into a car Walter!"

I think that it is amazing that one guy would change his voice to be so many people.  He was a teacher, grandma,  he was Walter and he was the kids in his school.

I think it was really cool how he mimed a lot of things, and didn't use a lot of costumes, he used his voice his and actions. It's amazing how he swung his arms around like a propellor on an airplane.  He was pretending to fly an airplane like Charles Lindbergh.

Walter had a problem, he couldn't control his imagination.  He stood on the desk and he pretended that there were snakes and bats in the basement.  You have to learn to control your imagination and not go too crazy. He didn't have many friends but he did have a happy life with his imaginary friends.  

Walter Manny learned how to control his imagination. At the end he made friends by saving Roger the class bunny. He saved Roger by using his imagination.

The play was funny. And I think it was exciting. I really liked how Walter pretended to do things but didn't really do them. Walter made me think about how other people control their imagination compared to him.

  • The Secret Life of Walter Manny is playing at the Palmerston Library [FringeKids!] (560 Palmerston Ave.).
  • Performances:
    July 5 – 11:30am
    July 6 – 4:00pm
    July 8 – 6:15pm
    July 9 – 7:30pm
    July 10 – 1:00pm
    July 11 – 11:00am
    July 12 – 4:30pm
    July 14 – 12:00am
  • Individual Fringe tickets are available at the door for $10 ($5 for FringeKids), cash only. Late comers will not be permitted.
  • Advance tickets are $11 ($9 + $2 service charge) are available online at, by phone at 416-966-1062 ext 1, or in person during the festival at the Festival Box Office in the parking lot behind Honest Ed’s (581 Bloor St W).
  • Value packs are available if you plan to see at least 5 shows


Monday, 1 July 2013

Happy Feet

 There was a little boy peguin who tried to discover singing  but could never sing. Couldn't sing right, could just howl like a beast. So he was kicked out of the tribe because that was the thing the they had to do.  Happy Feet is about a little penguin who doesn't know how to sing, who can only dance with his toes. He is a funky little guy, moves from one group of penguins to another.  He likes the new tribe better than the old tribe, discovers new friends and goes on adventures.  I liked that it was an adventure about penguins. I liked the music, the singing and the excitement.  

Friday, 26 April 2013


This is a film called the Aristocats.  The kittens names are Marie, Berlioz, and Toulouse. Their mom is Duchess and their soon-to-be dad is Thomas.  It's because he's not fully their dad, he becomes their dad at the end.  it is fun and exciting . The butler named Edgar, when he hears that Madame Bonfamile says that she is going to leave all her treasures and gold to the cats instead of Edgar the butler. So Edgar immediately tries to make a sleeping potion to make the cats go to sleep so in the middle of the night he can take them away so he can get the gold and coins for himself.  The mom and the kittens were put by a river bank - one by one they were found and met together.  After meeting the cat Thomas, they met goose on the way back to the city. And before the goose, they went on a magic carpet ride which was a milk truck.  After the goose, they met the uncle goose Waldo.  He was marinated.  He was drunk.  They go to Thomas' home for a while to get rest after the night and go back to Paris. After meeting the scat gang of alley cats and Roquefort the mouse, they come back from Roquefort trying to tell them that Edgar is going to tie them up in the bag. After Edgar doing that he again, Roquefort, starts to find Thomas to rescue the cats. After rescuing the cats they sing a song. The end. 


Thursday, 25 April 2013

This is my Little Pony Gangnam Style.  I think it will be more appropriate than regular Gangnam Style.  Try it out, all you have to do is just try the link.  I think you will like it. And if you watch some My Little Pony videos it has some scenes. Good luck on finding them.

I like My Little Pony, it's because it's cute and every day they learn a new adventure lesson, and I've already watched all of them.  And when you watch them again and again, the same thing keeps happening so there's no point in watching them.

My Little Pony Gangnam Style

Thursday, 4 April 2013

 TIFF Kids is a film festival for kids.  
April 9-21.


Here are some of great the films you can see. 

The Intergalactic Space Adventures of Cleo and Anouk

It was an amazing movie and I  loved the outer space atmosphere.  I wouldn't leave the windows open if I went into outer space. Going out on bikes after dark to find ghosts in the park is a crazy idea. I think that it's nice how they used puppets. I would love to meet the two girls who starred in this show and I think it would be amazing to actually know or see who actually wrote this show.  I like that it has two girls as the two stars - because I don't usually see that. I usually see boys or usually I see cartoons. I don't really see real live actors too much.  I thought it was funny and a bit different. This show is good for any age. No scary atmosphere. 

It made me think about going on adventures. And I already went on some adventures. Once I went up cable cars, another time I went swimming with a baby.  Another time I was sitting on the Alps of Austria on the ledge of a table. I even saw a person hanggliding down.

No Noodles

I think it was funny and it was amazing how they used the clay. I thought it was cool to see a dinosaur come out of the noodles.

The Race
The race is a very nice movie. I think that it is very cute. I liked the artwork and I liked how it's a story I already know but it is different. My favourite character  was tortoise. I liked the way he moved a little then he stopped. I liked that you can win by taking a nice walk, no need to run.This movie is good for any age. It was fantastic.     

Macropolis is about a cat and a dog. They go on a journey together after they are thrown out but they come back to life as pirate toys. At the end of the show they find a home.  I liked that it is very adventurous. I loved how they made the world go so fast but they're going so slow.

The Little Team
The Little Team is a film about soccer. I love how it's so cute.  It's nice how they tell a story that's real.  It's about soccer and it's about this team - they work so hard but they never get it, their destiny - a goal.  I thought it was really funny.

It was very interesting and I liked how the girl was creative. I really think the backpack would get stuffed.


Saturday, 23 March 2013

Rise of the Guardians

 I saw Rise of the Guardians twice - at a theatre downtown and at my school.  I liked it a lot. But it was a little edgy and things, a little bit sad. 

First there were four Guardians: Sandman, Santa Claus, the Toothfairy and the Easter Bunny.   DON'T READ THIS PART IF YOU DON'T WANT TO BE SPOILED OVER THIS MOVIE. There was some sadness about Sandman turning into black sand and he wasn't in the movie for a while. Then he came back to life and it was almost at the end so he didn't stay in the movie for long. I wish they left him in longer. 

By the way, Jack Frost agreed to be in the Guardians, for a team, though he thought the Easter Bunny was a kangaroo.  There was this weird guy Pitch, he had this nightmare horse that protected him, when he thought he was going to defeat the Guardians. He tried to get Jack Frost to join his side by saying night and coldness go together, and Jack Frost is a guy who makes these drawings with ice.  And Pitch is some guy who wants to be powerful and scare everyone to death.  And he also wants to be believed in.

I would recommend 6 or up to watch this movie because scary points are included. There was a funny part, because Sandman talks in these little sand pictures but when he was trying to say the Man in the Moon was talking to them, they wouldn't listen. He tried flags, he tried everything. Then he got an idea, he took an elf, they had bells on their head, and shook them. Ding, ding ding!

I learned that the darkness is nothing but bad things but that doesn't make me think that bad dreams is nothing but smoke coming out of my head. For the good guys there was this yellow sand over the kids' heads and those are the things they are dreaming of. And obviously they are good things.  Like for example, unicorns with a girl riding on top  of it or a giant cupcake that a kid ate in one second.

Once I had a good dream about a huge lollipop, then I licked it and then I realized it was so rocky, then it wasn't a lollipop, it was a candy cane - so I bit it. Then I just sucked on it for a whole week and then it was gone and my teeth were red and white.  Then I touched my teeth and I turned into a candy cane - Super Candy Cane! 

And by the way, the elves don't make the toys, the yetis do and the elves eat the cookies.  But when an elf is eating a cookie he spit it out because Santa Claus was supposed to eat the cookies.

I believe in Santa Claus. I believe in the Tooth Fairy, in the Easter Bunny and Jack Frost. Although I never see the ice pictures. It's a pity.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

 The Cat Came Back

The Cat Came Back is a very nice play.  I saw it at Young People's Theatre.  Young People's Theatre has very nice plays for kids and adults and all kinds of ages.  I've been in a few ballet shows there, but that's a whole other story.  Today we're talking about The Cat Came Back.  Here are the characters:

Mr Johnson 
The Cat

I love the plays at Young People's Theatre.  'The Cat Came Back' has very interesting characters and actors.  Fred was trying to make a song called 'The Cat Came Back', but it made Mr. Johnson crazy about that cat.  Fred's musicians tried to help Fred try to make Mr Johnson love his cat and have lots of kittens. I liked that the cat always came back, it's a very special cat because the cat always came back.  I especially liked when the cat kept tricking Mr. Johnson into the cat ripping his sweater. I liked the songs - they're funny, silly and all different kinds of expressions like sad and happy. I liked the dancing.  In one of the parts Mr. Johnson got too freaked out that he turned into a statue, he needed help from one of the musicians who didn't talk but he used sign language and he made Mr. Johnson say 'ah, ah, ah, ah', then Mr. Johnson was finally free. And Mr. Johnson went so crazy, so crazy, that he ran through the audience, ran, ran ran - he got so crazy that he just wanted to move to Hawaii.  I want to move to Hawaii too.  And he wears a disguise to try to get them to stop making that cat song - his disguise was a black coat with a long nose and glasses. He tried to get them to stop it but it didn't work, it just made thing go worser and worser. Till the end.  

The play reminded me of the time a cat invaded our house. It almost scratched our radio and it chased up and down the stairs with my dad and my baby sister. But my dad kept trying to nicely lure the cat but my baby sister kept going 'Raar!'. It was funny and I accidentally made the cat go back into our house to start the whole thing again.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

This is for children. To get your ears pierced hurts alot. Then it will slowly go away. You need to clean it and then you need to keep the earrings in for six weeks.  and you need to clean them and keep hair away from them and there's rules too and  you need to make sure that you read the rules so you don't get ear infections. and really keep them in, if you don't, the ears will just sew up and you have to go back to the shop and get all your ears pierced again and start all over again.  I just got my ears pierced and it feels nice that I got it.

My parents did not ask me if I wanted to get my ears pierced, I asked them if I could, they replied yes. That's how the whole story started.  It's because I thought it would look nice and I wanted to see what it looks like on me. That's the reason I got it. Go to the Eaton's Centre and on the second floor there will be an ear piercing shop that even has 100 different kinds of earrings or more or less that you could choose. And there's a food cafeteria down there where you can get food too. And there's lots more if you need. And that's all you really need to know about the earring piercing. You could get two at a time or on the weekends you could get one at a time.

I'm happy I got them and I was relieved I don't have to do them again.  It hurts a lot, it doesn't hurt like someone pinching your ears, it hurts way more than that. It hurts like someone going right through your ear. The pain lasts a short time.  It surprised me how it hurt so much. And the woman that pierced my ear was very nice.

I got flower earrings. Pink in the middle and white for the petals. I chose these because I just like them.  

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Missing Mom

It's hard to be away from your mom for a long time, even if you still have the other parent and a baby. It's really hard, to think about it, when you only have been away from your mom for a short time, it feels like a year. And it just gets stronger and stronger, when it feels like today, it feels like a year and then another year and a half of the third year. It's gets more paining to think about your mom going again but if you only had your mom go away for one time, you shouldn't feel that bad about it. and you can miss your mom for a long time, the same thing with your dad or if any person in your family goes away that lives in your house. but one thing is, some pets or family members that are pets can't go away - so there's one thing, except for cats.  I'm writing this because my mom is going away tomorrow to work with migrant women and she'll be back tomorrow night.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Let me tell you about Asterix and Obelix - it is for kids any age. You may let your kid have five Asterix's a month or more. There are different Asterixes. I like the most about Asterix that they're so funny and that their village is the only resistance against the empire of Rome.  These are the examples of being troubled by Rome: the druid getting ill so the magic potion is out of hand; or the Romans using new weapons such as catapults, battering rams or sending spies out to get information; or they tried once a person that made everyone fight or they use sestertii to take their minds away as well as getting richer and richer. In Obelix and Co., usually the Asterixes start with Asterix, but Obelix and Co. starts with Obelix.

Let me introduce the characters.

Asterix is a nice man. He's the shortest person in the whole village. He is the smartest one in the whole village.

Getafix is the druid who supplies the magic potion to the villagers.

Obelix is the menhir delivery man, if you don't know what a menhir is - well it is a big rock that you can use for mail, it's better than losing a letter.

There is dogmatix who usually goes on adventures, and he is Obelix the menhir delivery man's little dog.

Vitalstatistix is the chief of the village, he makes the commands around there and he also thinks sestertii can't take over his mind and he doesn't like health farms.

I like Asterix.  Asterix is a nice comic book; it teaches you about Latin language, and the Roman history and it also teaches you about how Brutus betrayed Caesar and how everyone tried to get Caesar's spot.  It is funny, and some of it is a little sad  because the Romans get away with the magic potion.  As for the Gauls in this village they live free like birds in the air, with no pollution. Now let me go on with something else, there are  fun bits - beating up Romans who are around. The camps Compendium, Totorum, Laudanum and Aquarium - they are the Roman camps, they always get beat up and they are always waiting for the new recruits. They laze about, not bothering to get in their uniform, for they don't attack the Gauls because their magic potion gives them superhuman strength.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

These are my poems. I hope you like them. There is 'Cloudy Days Poems the First' and 'Cloudy Days Poems the Second'.  You can see the writing.

May 10, 2012

Knights with crowns.
Kings with crowns.
Now the bravery dragon
Helps! Says the princess.
Help! Says the maid.
Now the sneaky snake
Slithers along the ruddle.

Springy summer fills me with joy
The robin's breast shows me that its spring
The lilacs smell as soft as the blue jay's breast
If I see the blue jay's crowl
That means I can yell it's fall.

Oak leaves brown
Foxes brown too
With the sound fall is here
That's the big crow's crowl

Rainbow days I love you!
The more you shine 
I glitter too.

Halloween with the spooky 
Jack O Lantern I yell 'Boo'!
I love the glittery light and
The spooky candies

May 12, 2012

I think that summer's such a breeze
And I love that there's no snow!
Oh! Oh! I love Halloween too!
And I think that summer's such a breeze
And the beautiful fall.

Dragons tails glow.
As fast as the night sword,
And as comfortable as a snake's back,
In the beautiful rainbow fall.
And I love the beautiful breeze of the castle.
Fire! Says the dragon.
Fire! Says the maid.
The dragon's tail glows.

I love you.
I love you.
So much as a robin's breast.
Not as much as how I see winter.
And the fall too.

I love you as much as a summer day.
And the writing of a scribe.

Here To Hear

Here to Hear is a nice play, Young People's Theatre has nice plays.  I went to go see this with my dad. It's about a girl and her dad.  Her dad is famous with music, he went all over the world to travel. Usually she goes with him.  Those are the characters. Then there was a little light friend named Spot that was shaped like a ball. The dad and the girl had an argument whose music was the real music. The dad and the girl helped Spot go to sleep. And Spot helped them settle their argument. Spot showed them that both of their music were equal.

It's funny and it's mostly about music.  There are no scary things in the play, only a little loud noises.  I liked Spot, he went on the dresser hangars of the dad's different costumes. And he carries him up and down the stairs near where you sit. The girl is also trying to make a song for her dad for his birthday. I like Spot.  The dad sings a little louder than the girl. But the girl has more interesting music.  For example she played music from Alvin and the Chipmunks. I liked that a lot.

I learned that sounds can be music and also, like opera singing can actually be really good music. The play made me think a lot about how to make both musics equal. I thought about it and then I thought maybe I could make my own music. But its not so much music I'm talking about.  But it's poems. Poems is sort of like music, though it could be rhyming words, or words that sound good together, combined together to make a little sentence - so it's sort of like music. That's why I will have some poems put up here soon.

 This is the information about the play
STUDIO | FEB 4 - 21, 2013

Saturday, 2 February 2013


hugo is a movie. he is also boy. he is a nice boy. he works in the paris train station as a clock winder. there is a station guard. he tries to capture hugo several times though he never does. there is a toy seller he called for the guard to catch hugo. later he becomes hugo's friend and hugo also discovers he was a movie director a long time ago. hugo's father died a long time ago. if you want to learn more about him watch the movie. it is a good movie. i would say it is for five and up.
Monster in Paris

It was 100% good. The movie was a bit scary but the monster is not scary.  It is exciting. There are not too many villains, but enough villains to make it a little bit scary. The monster is not a bad a guy, he is trying to be the people's friend. they are scared. The villain is trying to kill the monster but an agent is also after the case and he finds out the villain actually wants to kill the monster so that he can be mayor.  it taught me scary things are not always scary if you really look at them the other way, if they're real, then they might be a little bit nicer if you look at them another way. they might be a nice person that can actually help you out. My favourite character was 

Emile - Cinema projectionist
He likes Maud and he is a nice guy, he projects films and he made a film in his mind about him saving Maud from a dragon crocodile. 

Maud - Box office staff
She's a nice woman and she tries to save the others like Emile, Raoul, Charles and Lucille.   They all go on great missions and Maud helps out at the end even though she doesn't help out at the start, she still cares about the monster at the end and helping his life from Maynott.

Raoul - Truck delivery guy
He is in love with his truck, he says at first his coat his not straw and then afterwards it is revealed to be straw and it's eaten by a horse at the end. 

Lucille - Singer
She helps out as a nice girl even though at the start her an Raoul, even as grade 1's they didn't like each other, she stole his truck but was waiting for him to come and get it. At the same time he never asked for it back, only at the end did that happen. and she almost fell in the lake with Raoul and at the end they were friends again.

Charles - Professor's Monkey (Professor is Raoul's boss)
Charles, he is a funny monkey and he talks by papers. You never really get to see the truck driver's boss and there is a time where he gets to drive a car.

Maynott - Commissioner
He is an evil guy trying to kill monster with all that he can get, even with the monster smartness and they're helping he thinks he killed him but he still lives at the end. everybody is sad at first but then the monster is revealed small again and then grows back to him normal size.

Pate - Investigator
Pate is not all on the commissioner's side, he is also trying to find out who is the real bad guy, he goes after the monster at first but then realizes that the monster has done nothing bad so he puts the commissioner in prison.

Albert -singing waiter
Albert tries to make the girl happy with his singing though she doesn't like it and he betrays her too by telling the police where the monster is for she has the monster hidden and well as her friends and they save her from the commissioner killing the monster in her house.

He is a pretty nice guy to think of it and he was hidden too and he went on a car and he has been jumping from building to building, he came from a seed and a huge flower too. and he is a pretty good friend after you think about it, and we saw him a few times. he needs to be taken care of and loved or he will scare pretty much if you have never seen him before.

I would say the movie is good for children who are 6 years and up.