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Review: "Breadwinners" Doesn't Deliver Outside Its Demographic Zone

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It is difficult for me to describe Breadwinners and exactly what it means to me. Originally intended as as a one-off to entertain fellow animators, the creators, Gary Di Raffele and Steve Borst, were surprisingly contacted by Nickelodeon after they posted their short to YouTube. It is also relevant to mention that Di Raffele and […]

Review: "Good Luck Girl" - Feelin' Lucky, Anime Fan?

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The term “born lucky” has been around for a long time, so it’s kind of amazing no anime series has attempted to take the term and run with it to its natural conclusion: that being born lucky will somehow decide the fate of the world. Finally, one anime has, and that is Good Luck Girl! Good […]

Review: "Towanoquon" - A Fascinating and Successful Experiment

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Towanoquon is another entry in a increasingly popular trend in Japanese animation: take what would be a 12-13 episode anime series and turn it into six short theatrical films (45-50 minutes in length) released every month or so. The music gets a budget boost, the backgrounds get more detail, better-known voice actors are cast, and […]

Call of Duty: Ghosts Review (Xbox 360)

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Call of Duty: Ghosts, the latest installment in the now-10-year-old franchise, elicited the most polarizing feelings I’ve experienced since Treyarch’s World at War in 2008. I was impressed by several aspects in the newest installment and was severely let down by others. For every positive, Infinity Ward’s Ghosts there seemed to be a negative in both campaign and […]

Video Game Review: "Deadpool" Is Average, But Funny

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Playing High Moon Studios’ Deadpool game is as much as psychological journey as it is anything else. It’ll be apparent from the moment you start the game in the titular character’s apartment whether this game’s humor is for you or not, and this will be very subjective. It is gross, it is crude, it is extremely […]

Review: "Hulk and the Agents of SMASH" - Not Exactly a Smash Hit

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Disney XD’s Hulk and the Agents of SMASH marks the first time the Hulk has had a cartoon centered on him since the cut-short 21-episode series that aired in 1996-97. He’s been a cast member in ensemble shows (the two recent Avengers cartoons) and a frequent guest star, and he’s been the headliner for two […]

The Vortexx of Saturday Mornings

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Saturday morning cartoons (and certain live-action programs like Beakman’s World and Power Rangers), once a childhood staple, are getting closer and closer to irrelevance. Some blame this on cable and its offerings of programs once exclusive to Saturday mornings. Others blame stringent FCC regulations that make it difficult to make money out of Saturday morning […]

DC Nation: Day One

The first new block to premiere on Cartoon Network in a long time did so on Saturday, March 3rd, 2012. Unlike previous blocks, the programming centers exclusively around DC Comics superheroes. The block is meant to introduce a younger generation to some of the most famous superheroes of all time, or, rather, to elevate lesser-known […]

DC Nation and Marvel Universe: Animation Domination?

It was inevitable. With the demise of Kids’ WB, the only place left for DC Comics characters to appear in animation was the Warner-affiliated Cartoon Network. After Disney purchased Marvel, Marvel no longer needed investors and pitches to networks to get cartoons on TV. Now all Marvel needs is Disney approval and all of a […]

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Video Game Review

  Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Publisher: Namco Developer: Project Aces Ace Combat: Assault Horizon is a deviant entry in a long-running franchise with one of the strangest background stories out there. Most of the series, despite using real jet aircraft, takes place in a world called Strangereal. As the entries in the series grew, the […]

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