Review: “009 Re:Cyborg (UK Edition)”: A Re:Boot That Needs Re:Considering

by Grant Whiteon October 1, 2015
Fans of Japanese pop culture will likely be familiar with Shotaro Ishinomori, one of the key architects of the framework for many long running superhero works such as Super Sentai and Kamen Rider. One of his only slightly less well known works is Cyborg 009. Sharing themes with Kamen Rider, the story focuses on nine […]
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Review: “Hotel Transylvania 2” – Does New Blood Keep the Laughs Coming?

by 90'sCartoonManon September 25, 2015
Sony thrilled audiences so much with Hotel Transylvania in 2012 that they’re rolling out the blood red carpet again with its sequel just in time for the 2015 Halloween season.  The first movie asked the question of what would happen if a human fell in love with the sheltered vampire daughter of Dracula (answer: hilarity). […]

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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 […]

Review: “Code:Breaker” Has Too Many Broken Parts

by macattackon September 21, 2015
I did not have high hopes for Code:Breaker upon sitting down to watch it. I have been a reader of the long-running manga, and I knew the story, at a mere 13 episodes, would either be incomplete or end on an original note that likely would not be satisfying to me. As a result, I began […]


Review “Gotham” Season 1 Blu-ray – Rotten, but Not Where It Should Be

by Ed Liuon September 18, 2015
I find precious little of value in the first season of Gotham, now available in a complete season Blu-ray set. The visual design of the show is terrific; many in the ensemble and guest-starring cast turn in impressive performances; some of the episodes make for gripping, entertaining television; and… …and I’m already out of nice […]

Review: “LEGO Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles” and “Clarence: Dust Buddies”

by Ed Liuon September 16, 2015
LEGO Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles takes the sensibilities of the LEGO video games and translates them into episodic TV set in the Star Wars universe between the original movie and The Empire Strikes Back. This means that a reasonable story is made ridiculous by copious addition of amusing in-jokes, creative use of LEGO […]


Review: Over the Moon for the “Over the Garden Wall” DVD

by Ed Liuon September 14, 2015
Dreams and the utterances of children share a strange sort of logic that’s just outside the average adults’ understanding. It’s clear that there is purpose behind the events of a dream or the babbling of a child, but we’re often hopelessly lost trying to figure out what that purpose is. This pre-conscious sensibility is incredibly […]
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Review: “Star Wars Rebels” Season One Blu-ray – Return of the Force

by Ed Liuon September 10, 2015
Star Wars fans disillusioned with the property in the wake of the prequel movies and the Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV show can take some solace in hard economic fact: Disney didn’t pay more than $4 billion to Lucasfilm to leave it on a shelf or screw it up. Exhibit A in the anecdotal […]

Regular Show: The Movie

Review: “Regular Show: The Movie” – Just Another Day in the Park

by Ed Liuon September 8, 2015
I had some doubts whether Cartoon Network’s Regular Show could successfully make the leap to a movie with a running time almost six times longer than their usual 11-minute episodes. Thankfully, while the pacing may be different and the scale is a lot bigger, Regular Show: The Movie ends up a whole lot like a […]

Review: Mashup Monday with “Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest” and “Scooby-Doo Meets KISS”

by Ed Liuon August 31, 2015
It’s Mashup Monday, where we look at two slightly unlikely properties combining to make some surprisingly fun entertainment value. I freely admit I wasn’t impressed enough by Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes enough to keep seeking out the subsequent Tom and Jerry movies. That film struck me as a movie made by people who […]