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Finding Dory

Review: “Finding Dory” – She Doesn’t Find a Lot of Beasts, but She Does Find Herself

by Weathermanon November 21, 2016
How does one go about reviewing a movie like Finding Dory? It’s essentially bullet proof. Whether it’s the next Citizen Kane or the next Plan 9 From Outer Space, it would still be a runaway hit because these days, Disney is almost that good (even if The Good Dinosaur was a bit of a miss, […]
D-Frag

Review: “D-Frag!” – Likable High School Hijinks

by Weathermanon July 8, 2016
Stop me if you’ve heard this before: delinquent high school kid, gaggle of weird girls, club room, etc etc etc. Yes, you have heard this story before, very likely a lot of times, so how does one make a show like this stick out? Do it well. D-Frag is certainly a little cliche, but it […]

Zootopia

Review: “Zootopia” on Blu-Ray – Happily Hopping Home

by Weathermanon June 13, 2016
Zootopia is officially available for home release, which is really weird since it could still be found in theaters as of this disc’s street date. I doubt most of you really need me to tell you to buy it. Zootopia is certainly the most talked about animated movie of the year and maybe the most […]

Review: “The Good Dinosaur” – Pixar Made a Darn Good Movie

by Weathermanon November 30, 2015
2015 is certainly a banner year, gifting us with not one but two Pixar films, along with the rest of the year’s animated output. Inside/Out already conquered the box office over the summer, while Universal’s Minions and Sony’s Hotel Transylvania 2 also met with blockbuster ticket sales, so does that leave any room for Pixar’s […]

Review: “Solty Rei Complete Series” – 1985, Is That You?

by Weathermanon September 23, 2015
Some reviews write themselves: “It’s great!” or “I’d rather gargle with razor blades!” Some reviews don’t. Solty Rei is most certainly the latter. There’s certainly a lot about it that isn’t good, but there’s just enough that is to make for a interesting but frustrating experience. Stop me if you’ve heard this before. Grizzled detective/private […]
Unbreakable Machine Doll

Review: “Unbreakable Machine-Doll” Is Highly Defective

by Weathermanon August 7, 2015
How does one review a show like Unbreakable Machine-Doll? It’s obvious from the moment you see the package that Doll has a built in fan base. And boy oh boy do they get catered to. There is a lot of really creepy stuff in this show. Set in a prototypical steam-punky England, there’s a school […]

Otakon 2015: Masao Maruyama and Yasuaki Iwase at the Studio MAPPA Panel

by Weathermanon August 6, 2015
Acclaimed director Masao Maruyama and his long time production partner Yasuaki Iwase came to Otakon 2015 to give some updates on Studio MAPPA’s current productions and take question on their respective careers. The panel opened with Maruyama and Iwase showing off some trailers for several of their recent and upcoming productions including and adaptation of […]
Yuki Yuna is a Hero

Otakon 2015: Seiji Kishi and “Yuki Yuna is a Hero”

by Weathermanon August 4, 2015
Seiji Kishi and Pony Canyon did a screening and Q&A session for Yuki Yuna is a Hero at Otakon 2015. Yuki Yuna is based on a video game of the same name, and the story for the television show was proposed by the game creator. Mr. Kishi said that he had to bring that vision […]

ThunderCats

Review: “ThunderCats (2011)” Blu-ray – Thunder…THUNder…BLUDERC…ahh, Forget It

by Weathermanon May 19, 2015
In the not so distant past someone had the idea to revive the ThunderCats for a new era. It would be bold and breathtaking, with amazing animation from the best hands in Japan and the kind of story fans of the show always wanted. None of annoying Snarf factor that occasionally made the older show […]
A Certain Scientific Railgun S

Review: “A Certain Scientific Railgun S” – Lots of Sparks, Not Quite Enough Flame

by Weathermanon February 18, 2015
Three series into the larger A Certain Something Something Something-world is a bad time to try to start up with it; if that describes you, then perhaps you will be better served by starting with A Certain Magical Index and working your way forward. The first half of A Certain Scientific Railgun S takes the […]