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Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet - "Castaway" Episode 1 Recap

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Technically, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet counts as one of three giant robot anime running in Japan this spring (along with Majestic Prince and Sunrise’s Valvrave the Liberator), and on paper at least it’s the most prestigious of the lot given who’s involved. Here we have animation by the accomplished Production I.G., Kazuya Murata (Fullmetal […]

Archer – Sea Tunt, Part Two – Season 4, Episode 13

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Synopsis: In the season finale, Archer, Cyril, Lana and Ray pose as a news crew to infiltrate SEA LAB and try to disarm crazy Captain Murphy [Jon Hamm] and his nerve gas missiles only to discover it’s a hoax from him, a tax insurance scam for Cheryl’s brother Cecil and Lana’s pregnant. Details: When we […]

Arrow – Darkness On The Edge Of Town – Season 1, Episode 22

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Synopsis: Diggle, Felicity and Oliver – Team/Arrow – infiltrate the Merlyn Global Corporation to hack into its mainframe but Malcolm Merlyn – aka Dark archer – discovers their intrusion and… the secret identity of Arrow in a second scuffle with Arrow/Oliver. Details: The episode opens with ark Archer – aka, Eddie Haskell, Sr., aka Malcolm […]

Adventure Time - "James Baxter the Horse" Recap

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Finn and Jake come across James Baxter the Horse, a talking, dancing horse that manages to elicit laughter out of anyone, no matter how glum. Envious of James Baxter, Finn and Jake become determined to become his equal. Unfortunately, their first attempts to copy James Baxter’s routine only end up frightening and irritating people.  After […]

Arrow – The Undertaking – Season 1, Episode 21

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Synopsis: With the help of Felicity, Oliver/Arrow tracks down Walter’s abductor and, eventually, Walter – then learns of Malcolm Merlyn’s involvement in the kidnap plot as well as his future plans for Starling City [cue dramatic music here]. Details: Arrow begins the episode by roughing up accountant Harold Backman – the bean counter is far […]

Crowdfunding and the Future of Animation

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With the rise of Kickstarter, more and more people in the entertainment industry are turning to crowdfunding with the hope that the general public will be more receptive of their ideas than the executives that they usually work with. However, while it’s somewhat common to see a game developer or a movie director going it […]

“Transformers: More than Meets the Eye”: The Comic That Made Me Cry

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I’m a cold-hearted woman. I’m not the type to cry over a lot of things, be it movies, books, video games, whatever. Yes, yes, I possess a heart of stone. Fine by me, I’ll proudly wear that badge because there’s nothing you can show me that will turn me into a sobbing mess…unless your name […]

Arrow – Home Invasion – Season 1, Episode 20

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Synopsis: Deadshot returns to create a little excitement and wreak some general havoc, Tommy breaks up with Laurel [boo-hoo], Diggle resigns in a snit and in the flashback scenarios, Oliver may be leaving the island – otherwise, just a normal episode. Ho-hum. Details: Deadshot returns – this guy is like the Mayhem guy from the […]

Video Game Review: “Injustice: Gods Among Us" Is A Strong Contender

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But buried under the  mostly ugly costumes and extremely melodramatic story is a fun as heck fighting game. And thankfully, for an admitted novice like myself, it’s pretty easy to pick up. I don’t have an extensive background in gaming. The last game I played before this was the excellent Tomb Raider, preceded by the […]

Adventure Time - "BMO Lost" Recap

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While dancing on the rooftop, BMO is mistaken for prey and is snatched by a giant eagle.  In an attempt to escape from the bird’s nest, he falls down the tree and ends up lost in the woods. On the way back home, BMO meets a wayward bubble and an abandoned baby in the forest. […]

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