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Zootopia

Review: “Zootopia” on Blu-Ray – Happily Hopping Home

by Weathermanon June 13, 2016
Zootopia is officially available for home release, which is really weird since it could still be found in theaters as of this disc’s street date. I doubt most of you really need me to tell you to buy it. Zootopia is certainly the most talked about animated movie of the year and maybe the most […]
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Review: “Voltron Legendary Defender” Forms a Not-That-Blazing Sword

by Chad Boninon June 10, 2016
Does the sword still blaze after 35 years? The five lions that form Voltron have converged yet again to form a new series, streaming exclusively on Netflix and produced by DreamWorks Animation Television. Still, this is a franchise that has had a number of missteps–entertaining or not–in America. Is the fourth time the charm? America […]

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Review: “Voltron Legendary Defender” is a Breakthrough Reinvention

by Todd DuBoison June 10, 2016
Amid all the promotion for Voltron Legendary Defender this spring, one thing struck me more than any other: a quote officially publicized from Executive Producer Joaquim Dos Santos that declared “We didn’t make the Voltron that we saw, we made the Voltron that we remembered.” In our age of countless sequels or reboots and elevated […]
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Review: “Rick and Morty” Season Two Blu-ray Is Squanching Fantastic!

by Neo Yion June 6, 2016
Rick and Morty manages to pull in more content in twenty-one episodes than most other shows can manage in a multi-season lifespan. Its comical deconstruction of the sci-fi genre is delightfully tongue-in-cheek and cleverly demented. In its first season, the kid-with-a-mentor story trope took  firm bunt to the head, analyzing the whimsical, fun-filled adventures as […]

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Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con May 2016 – “Gundam The Origin III” European Premiere Review

by Grant Whiteon June 2, 2016
Last October, Anime Limited partnered with Sunrise to theatrically screen the first two episodes of Gundam The Origin at their MCM Loves Anime festival. With May bringing the first MCM London convention of the year, this partnership returned but now with the screening held within the main convention itself and presented by two of its […]
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Review: “Transformers: Robots in Disguise” Season One – (Mostly) Revs Up and Rolls Out

by Ed Liuon May 27, 2016
Enjoying the Transformers franchise means accepting the inherent ridiculousness of the concept, which makes for some extremely cool toys but requires all kinds of story-driven gyrations for any of it to make sense. The most successful Transformers series present characters and problems that are interesting enough on their own merits to keep the audience from […]

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Review: “Kung Fu Panda 3” Digital – The Formula Starts Wearing Thin

by Ed Liuon May 18, 2016
I find myself curiously split on DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 3 (available now via digital download and coming to Blu-ray and DVD on June 28, 2016). It is the most technically accomplished of the three movies and arguably the most sophisticated in terms of its plot and its overarching themes. It also manages to […]
Deadpool

Review: “Deadpool” Blu-ray – A Fun, Vulgar Take on the Superhero Origin Formula

by James Harveyon May 13, 2016
From the very first frame, Deadpool positions itself as something different: a brash, loud and crude action-comedy superhero movie that offers something different. But, really, it’s the same superhero origin movie we’ve been seeing for years now, though it skillfully uses a distorted narrative, crude humor, and solid set pieces to cover up those well-known […]

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Review: “Full Metal Panic” Ultimate Blu-ray Set (UK Edition): I Didn’t Know They Stacked Quality That High!

by Grant Whiteon May 5, 2016
The mecha genre is an ever evolving tapestry, with ideas constantly advancing from the groundwork laid by big names such as Tetsujin 28, Mazinger Z, Gundam & Macross. Like most genres these key milestones for a time will generate satellite works that emulate them while waiting for the next true innovator. Full Metal Panic joins […]
The Loud House

Review: “The Loud House” – 10 Sisters, No Problem

by Ed Liuon May 2, 2016
I learned in my intro psychology class in college that people are good at remembering 7 plus-or-minus-2 things, so Nickelodeon’s new animated series The Loud House is taking a big risk by fielding a show with a central character backed by 10 supporting cast members, and ensuring that all 11 of them will end up […]