Shaun the Sheep Movie

Review: “Shaun the Sheep Movie” – Worthwhile Woolgathering

by Ed Liuon November 27, 2015
Aardman’s Shaun the Sheep has come a long way since his breakout debut in the Wallace & Gromit short film “A Close Shave,” earning his own TV series (which itself spawned a spin-off) and now his own feature film, Shaun the Sheep Movie (which seems like it’s missing a “the” somewhere). I found that the […]

Skylanders Superchargers Review – Full speed ahead!

by James Harveyon November 24, 2015
Skylanders Superchargers is fast-paced and never becomes tiring, despite being lighter in plot than previous entries into the Skylanders series. Superchargers is the fifth Skylanders game and is available for the PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, 3DS and iPad. This Skylanders Superchargers review covers the PS4 edition. With an increasingly crowded competitive […]


Review: “Wanna Be the Strongest in the World” Doesn’t Aim High Enough

by Chad Boninon November 23, 2015
The world of idols: very competitive. The world of wrestling: very competitive. Both are heavily manufactured and are more about flash and style, but do require some talent. Singers need to at least hit a certain note and pitch, and wrestlers need to be able to withstand and dish out some amount of torment. Japanese […]
Guardians of the Galaxy Can't Fight This Seedling

Review: “Guardians of the Galaxy” Animated Series – Let’s Blow Stuff Up!

by Gervaise B-Aon November 20, 2015
Guardians of the Galaxy has become an extremely popular franchise for Marvel following the hit movie from summer of 2014. Marvel wants to keep the hype going, with a sequel on the way in 2017, a full slate of merchandising, various comic book series, and a new animated series based on the intergalactic ragtag group […]

Shaun the Sheep Farmer's Llamas

Review: “Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas” – Wild, Wooly Slapstick

by Ed Liuon November 13, 2015
I wonder what flaw in the general American public is keeping Aardman Animations from being far more popular than they are on these shores. It’s clearly not a flaw in their work in general, since the Wallace & Gromit shorts and feature film were all terrific, and even if Flushed Away, Arthur Christmas, and Pirates: […]
Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet

Review: “Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet”

by slaion November 12, 2015
The Prophet is a collection of prose poetry essays by Lebanese author Kahlil Gibran. Published in 1923, the book tells the tale of a prophet named Mustafa who has been living abroad in exile for stirring up radical ideas with his works and teachings. As he walks toward a ship to take him home, he […]


Review: Amazon Studios Fall 2015 Premieres Have Many Unexpected Surprises

by Ed Liuon November 5, 2015
It’s Fall 2015, and time for a new batch of Amazon Studios kids premieres. This year, all 6 new programs are animated, with a variety of selections aimed at pre-schoolers to pre-teens. This set of pilots turns out to have a number of surprises in it, both good and bad and often set up by […]

Review: “Toy Story that Time Forgot” Blu-ray Presents Another Variation on a Theme

by Ed Liuon November 4, 2015
Toy Story that Time Forgot is the second (and, for the foreseeable future, last) TV special that spun out of Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story franchise, and is ostensibly their contribution to the array of Christmas cartoons that can fill airtime close to the end of the year. However, its ties to the holiday are tenuous at […]

The Last Naruto the Movie

Review: “The Last: Naruto The Movie” – A Fitting, Definitive Epilogue

by macattackon November 2, 2015
The Naruto saga has been an enduring and popular one, perhaps only eclipsed by Dragon Ball Z in viewer consciousness of anime in the United States. In Japan, its popularity lags behind only One Piece in addition to the aforementioned Akira Toriyama classic. For a story that started off so simply, about a spirited if dense […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2015 – “Miss Hokusai” Review

by Grant Whiteon November 1, 2015
Anime Limited picked some high quality Japanese cinema for their MCM Loves Anime event and the opening title was no exception. Coming from the much respected Production I.G., Miss Hokusai is a pseudo-canonical story concerned with the daughter of the famous Japanese painter. In the tradition of many Japanese films, there is less so a […]