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What Makes A Good Bond Villain?

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I bet you’re asking, “What makes a good Bond villain?” When it comes to struggles of good vs. evil, we many times remember what the hero did to save the day/world/universe. However, truly memorable stories are the ones that have an equally epic villain to challenge the hero. Darth Vader, The Emperor, Voldemort, Sauron, The […]

Why Doctor Who Can Go Way Beyond 5 More Years On TV

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Recently, Stephen Moffat, who is the current showrunner for Doctor Who, noted that he believes that the show could go on at least five more years. He said that because apparently that’s the current scope he and BBC are thinking about at the moment. But even Moffat concluded that the show could go beyond that. I happily agree […]

Daniel Craig's James Bond Is The Best James Bond

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James Bond has been a part of cinema for over 50 years. It is a series with many interpretations of its main character. Those who have portrayed James Bond injected their own style and substance to the British phenomenon that is an integral part of our cinematic history. There is a question though that we […]

Cartoon Intro Cavalcade: "Teen Titans" (2003)

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Background Noise - Examining "Big Hero 6"

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Welcome to Background Noise, where we get totally obsessive about stuff and reveal things you might have missed in your favorite animated entertainment. This entry will take a look at Disney’s Big Hero 6, now available on DVD, Blu-ray, and via iTunes, Disney Movies Anywhere, and other digital services. These are the kinds of observations I’d have hoped […]

Cartoon Intro Cavalcade: Leiji Matsumoto's "Star Blazers," "Yamato 2199," and "Galaxy Railways"

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Spring 2014 Anime Impressions: "Captain Earth"

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I have to admit, to having a love/hate relationship with Studio BONES. On one hand, they never disappoint in the technical aspects of a series. On the other, sometimes the stories they tell lack proper development and conclusion (I’m looking at you, Star Driver ).  Despite this I’m always excited when BONES announces a new […]

Spring 2014 Anime Impressions: "The World is Still Beautiful"

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I checked out The World is Still Beautiful on a whim, knowing nothing about its premise or characters.  I saw a poster and liked the design of the main character, and from there decided to watch when Crunchyroll picked the series up for a simulcast. The first episode came and I saw that the plot […]

A First Look at "Gundam Reconguista in G"

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This year is the 35th anniversary of Gundam, Japan’s storied robot anime franchise, and a livestreamed event in Japan began promotion for the occasion in earnest ahead of the start of the AnimeJapan trade fair on March 22nd. A trio of animated works were spotlighted at the event, one being seventh and final chapter of […]

2014 Best Animated Short Candidates: "Requiem for Romance"

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Requiem for Romance from Jonathan Ng on Vimeo.

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