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Review: "My Little Pony: Pinkie Pie Party" and "Chuck & Friends: When Trucks Fly" Are More Fun from the Hub

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The latest My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic DVD, Pinkie Pie Party, collects 5 more episodes of the Hub’s breakout hit show, centering on the perpetually cheerful, slightly off-kilter Pinkie Pie. Taken from across the show’s three seasons to date, all five episodes are quite good and manage to maintain the theme (not always true […]

Review: "Hotel Transylvania" Needs a "Do Not Disturb" Sign

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Hotel Transylvania was directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, and if this movie is Genndy Tartakovsky pouring out his bountiful imagination, creativity and energy, I’d hate to see what happens when he’s just collecting a pay check. Hotel Transylvania is trite, predictable, boring, and why am I even writing about it, because it’s not worth bothering over, […]

Review: "Is This A Zombie?" Is a Delicious Genre Stew

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Let’s be real for a moment. It’s 2013, and zombies and zombie humor have become so culturally rampant that even complaining about their over exposure is itself a bit trite and played out. So, if you’re in the “not another freakin’ zombie-related thing” camp, just leave. In fact, if you can’t handle healthy dose of […]

Review: "Ghastly Prince Enma-Kun" Complete Series: The '70s Are Back. Joy?

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Remember the 2004 Cutie Honey OAV?  It was something of a nostalgic throwback to the ’70s TV series, a lot more wacky than the gritty mid-90s OAVs and blending retro and modern designs.  Well, Ghastly Prince Enma Burning Up is a similar kind of thing.  I haven’t seen the original series, but based on this […]

Review: "Strawberry Shortcake": This Scratch and Sniff Doesn't Smell Like Berries

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In defending My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic from detractors, show creator Lauren Faust wrote: On TV, though, I couldn’t tell one girl character from another and they just had endless tea parties, giggled over nothing and defeated villains by either sharing with them or crying–which miraculously inspired the villain to turn nice…Some of the […]

Review: "Slugterra: Return of the Shane Gang": Saddle Up With This Posse

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I can enjoy the latest incarnations of DC or Marvel superheroes or revivals like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or G.I. Joe, but shows that strike out in new directions and create new properties are going to get a bit more critical slack just because they are creating something new. Disney TV animation has been […]

My Little Pony - Can Alicorns be Magic?

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Well, it finally happened.  After months of speculation, leaks, then an official announcement, we’ve now witnessed Twilight Sparkle become an alicorn princess.  What did I think of how it was pulled off?  Aesthetically not too bad, story-wise exceptionally lifeless and didactic.  It was as if the whole “destiny” part was an afterthought compared to the […]

My Little Pony: The Alicorn Cometh - A Neigh-Sayers View

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There weren’t a whole lot of us who watched My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic back when it premiered in 2010.  After all, it was a My Little Pony cartoon, and the new network it was premiering on was owned in part by a toy company.  Many believed that it would be just as bad […]

Review: "Trigun: Badlands Rumble" (UK Edition): Good Times in The Badlands

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Trigun is set on the planet Gunsmoke, a desert colony world styled after the American Wild West with a steampunk aesthetic, and follows the adventures of Vash the Stampede. Classified as the most dangerous of criminals for the incredible amount of damage he leaves in his wake, ‘The Humanoid Typhoon’ is actually a well-meaning blonde […]

Review: "C: Control": The Devil Is in the Financial Details

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Does it ever seem like the stock market is all the just a game, one with rigged rules?  If so you’d feel right at home in C: Control. Hidden behind the veneer of the visible world is a second world, the Financial District.  What’s the Financial District?  Think of it as a cross between a […]

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