Quantcast

Review: "Naruto Triple Feature" - Sharp Visuals, Dull Plotting

vlcsnap-2014-11-13-00h03m05s183

The Naruto manga has come to a close and the anime adaptation probably won’t continue forever, but it is still hard to believe that the franchise has existed for this long. Over the decade-plus run since the manga and anime premiered, many theatrical films based on the universe have been manufactured. With the older, Shippuden-era incarnations […]

Review: "The Wind Rises" Blu-ray - A Beautiful Mind

The Wind Rises

When he was young, Hayao Miyazaki would spend his childhood days in his father’s factory, a manufacturer of war plane parts. Fascinated by the intricate design of the flying machines, Miyazaki would carry his lifelong obsession with them for decades to come, tellingly incorporating flight prominently into his films. The Wind Rises feels like a […]

Review: "Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods" Your Wish Will Not Be Granted

Dragon Ball Z Battle of Gods

Nothing can keep a good Saiyan down. Majin Buu has been defeated, Goku’s alive, and all is right in the world. That’s a very boring scenario for warriors, and a birthday party for good friends is still not a fight; eating cake and playing bingo doesn’t get the blood pumping. Thankfully, the God of Destruction, […]

Conan O'Brien Reviews Assassin's Creed Unity

Conan O'Brien Reviews Assassin's Creed Unity

Conan O’Brien takes a look at the newly released Assassin’s Creed Unity…

Review: Disney Charms and Thrills With "Big Hero 6"

splash-big-hero-6

Big Hero 6 might be the first time Walt Disney Animation Studios has handled a property from Marvel Comics, but there’s no question that the studio has taken the concept and made it its own, just as it has independently gone its own way when adapting the fairy tales and literature of yore. The movie’s […]

Review: "Ranma 1/2 Vol. 1 & 2" A Double Knock-Out, or Forfeit?

splash-ranma12_set2

Ranma Saotome is a youthful martial artist, pedigree of the Anything Goes School of Martial Arts. Akane Tendo is the inevitable heir of the Tendo Dojo, and a strong and focused martial artist in her own right. Their parents have conspired to get the two to wed, leading to a unification of the Anything Goes […]

Review: Flying High with "Planes: Fire and Rescue" Blu-ray

Planes: Fire and Rescue - Dusty and Blade Ranger

Way back in the 1970′s, I was one of many kids who wanted to be a firefighter thanks to Emergency, an hour-long drama about Los Angeles County Fire Dept. Station 51 that aired on NBC from 1972 to 1977. Lots of kids are fascinated by firefighters and firefighting equipment, of course, but if something will […]

Review: "My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks" - Keeps on Rockin' in the Pony World

splash-mlpegrrbluray

I wasn’t impressed by the first My Little Pony Equestria Girls movie, and the decision to elevate Twilight Sparkle to an alicorn Princess with her own kingdom left me equally non-plussed. So I was quite pleasantly surprised to find how much I enjoyed My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks, and that this latest My […]

Skylanders Trap Team Review - Fun and Engaging

Skylanders Trap Team_Food Fight 1

Skylanders Trap Team is the latest installment of Activision’s epic toy-meets-game series, promising to push the franchise to the next level with new characters, powers, and all that we hear whenever a new game in a long-running series hits. As with previous iterations, expect to plunk down quite a few bucks in order to get the […]

Review: "Hal DVD/Blu-ray Combi (UK Edition)": Do Androids Dream Of Human Girlfriends?

hal-10

I first became aware of Wit Studio’s Hal last year, shortly after its Japanese premiere. Just a few months later I got a chance to talk to director Ryotaro Makihara, which only whet my curiosity about the film further. Just shy of a year later I am finally able to sample the film itself. Was […]

Single Sign On provided by vBSSO