Reviews
-
LATEST ARTICLES
 

To Bee or Not to Bee? Uh, Not to Bee

by Maxie Zeuson March 13, 2008
Are there any actual, live human beings in Hollywood? Or is everyone in Tinsel Town like Judge Doom in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?—just a CG-animated thing pretending to be human? On TV and in the magazines, all of them—the actors, the writers, the agents, the executives; the personal assistants, the gofers, the pool cleaners, the […]

"The Spectacular Spider-Man" Is Pretty Much That

by Christopher Glennonon March 13, 2008
Spider-Man is Marvel Comics’ icon. In the past decade alone, he’s starred in three live action movies, over a dozen video games, and countless comic books. Those ten years have also put him in three animated series; if you go back to the beginning, The Spectacular Spider-Man is the sixth (or even seventh, depending on […]

Impeach "Lil’ Bush" Season 1 for Comedy Less Funny than Getting Waterboarded

by Ed Liuon March 12, 2008
I have never been a fan of President George W. Bush’s administration. It has induced what I term “Political Tourette’s Syndrome” in me, where the best efforts to have a sane discussion about public policy decisions inevitably degenerate into a vicious stream of invective laden with profanity, centering on what I perceive to be a […]

"Witchblade" Vol. 5: ‘Fatherhood’, By Takayama

by Classic Speedyon March 11, 2008
Witchblade has been one of my pleasant surprises in 2007/2008. Instead of just offering up fights without much meaning, it’s a show that’s given viewers a character-driven story and good drama, which in turn have given the fights some substance. Beware: the next few paragraphs contain some spoilers, so read with caution, especially those of […]

"Sam & Max: Freelance Police!!!" – You Crack Me Up, Little Buddy

by Ed Liuon March 10, 2008
In the late 1990’s, cartoonist Steve Purcell and a band of like-minded miscreants managed to convince the Fox network to air an animated adaptation of his Sam and Max: Freelance Police, an irregularly published independent black-and-white comic book that had been turned into a cult favorite adventure game by LucasArts. The series ran for one […]

"Red Garden" Vol. 1: "Live To Kill", Lack Of Thrill

by Chad Boninon March 9, 2008
Kate, Rachel, Claire, and Rose are four New York City high school students who think something strange is going on. Though they usually have nothing to do with each other, they’ve all been drawn to the same place. A fellow student has just died, and though they can’t remember all of what happened—only a mansion, […]

"Ranma 1/2" Season 5: Old School Fun

by Classic Speedyon March 7, 2008
I’ve seen a decent amount of Japanese animation since I started really watching it in late 2003, but believe it or not, I’d never seen the famous Ranma 1/2 until now. Having finally seen some of it—Season 5, to be exact—what did I think? The series has a great premise, and while I’m sure most […]

Monster Re-Vamp: "Black Blood Brothers" Brings Fresh Blood to an Old Genre.

by Jameson March 5, 2008
There are immortal entities roaming this world, forever cursed to tread a parasitic, singular path, blemished with the stain of timelessness in a progressive society. Long in tooth but full of bite, these monsters are unstoppable. Yep, vampire films. Will we ever be rid of them? The story itself is a neat weaving of past, […]

"101 Dalmatians" Platinum Edition DVD Easily Wins Best in Show

by Ed Liuon March 4, 2008
On the surface, Disney’s 101 Dalmatians seems rather similar to Lady and the Tramp, which had been released 6 years earlier. Both films break from the Disney tradition of adapting fairy tales. Both films center on a pair of dogs who stray off for a variety of adventures before finally returning to the safety of […]

"Hell Girl" Vols. 1-4: Beautiful, But Oh-So-Repetitive

by Ed Liuon March 3, 2008
The concept for the anime series Hell Girl couldn’t be simpler: if you enter a name on a website at midnight, Enma Ai—the Hell Girl—will immediately condemn that person to an eternity of suffering. However, the price for her services is that you yourself will join your tormentor in Hell at the end of your […]