"Open Season": I’ve Got it in the Crosshairs

by Dr. Daedaluson October 2, 2006
Boog the grizzly bear has led a cushy life. His master, Park Ranger Beth, uses him for quick shows to amuse the tourists and lets him sleep in her garage, where she pampers him. She even sings him to sleep, using the Teddy Bear Picnic song. Then things go haywire when Elliot, a deer with […]

"Ninja Nonsense Vol. 2": A Typhoon of Insanity

by Dr. Daedaluson September 27, 2006
Get ready for more silly, erm, nonsense, as Shinobu and Kaede have more fun together and Onsokumaru and his gang of ninjas keep trying to get a peek at them naked. OK, so that’s a simplification of a- actually, that’s pretty accurate. But read on; the premise is better than it sounds. As with volume […]

"12 Oz. Mouse": I Don’t Get It

by Dr. Daedaluson September 22, 2006
12 Oz. Mouse is what is called in the industry, a “critic proof” show. Flaunting the typical conventions of what you’d see on television, it (nor its creators, I imagine) doesn’t care if people like it or not; its goal is to be supremely weird and surreal, from its unorthodox artwork to its almost absurdist […]

"Everyone’s Hero" Strikes Out

by Alex Weitzmanon September 20, 2006
This movie is a trap for any noble respondant who wishes to honestly critique it. It comes to us loaded. Yes, the Reeve factor. No matter how much I feel justified in all my forthcoming comments, I still feel like a bully. Fact is, the only solution is to shove it aside. Folks, I’m not […]

"Fantastic Four: Trial By Fire": Not Fantastic, But Not That Shabby

by Chad Boninon September 7, 2006
The ability to bend under pressure. Tough skin. Forceful. Prone to flaming outbursts. These qualities, if all wrapped up in one person, would be quite a unique individual. Yet, when you spread these out over four individuals, you get something… Fantastic. The Fantastic Four return to Toonami in an all new series, but being the […]

"Yin Yang Yo!" Makes A Promising First Impression

by Alex Weitzmanon September 3, 2006
Yin and Yang, rabbit siblings, join the dying practice of Woo Foo, as taught by their Master Yo, to take on the evil forces around them. Oh, yes, on September 4th, Jetix will bring us the next word in the long line of furry animal martial-arts comedies. I know, I make it sound like you […]

"The Tick vs. Season One": Mighty DVD Justice!

by Ed Liuon August 31, 2006
In 1994, Ben Edlund teamed up with Fox Kids to bring The Tick to Saturday morning kid’s animation. Based on his comic book of the same name, The Tick focused on a 7-foot-tall, 300-pound, nigh-invulnerable, and endearingly dense arachnid superhero who fought crime. Along for the ride was his sidekick, Arthur, whose moth suit enabled […]

"Papuwa Vol. 1": Get Me Off This Island

by Dr. Daedaluson August 27, 2006
I’m not quite sure why Papuwa was brought over here. As far as I know, it didn’t have an overwhelming demand from the fansub community, nor was it particularly well-known. While I’m all for more obscure titles being brought over here, as it allows America to catch more than the “mainstream” anime titles, ADV really […]

"Negima Vol. 1": Despite The Legendary Source, It’s Not That Mystic Of A Force

by Chad Boninon August 24, 2006
Negi is a simple ten year old boy. You know the kind; he’s learned basic magic, has a Bachelor’s degree, and is now a teacher of a class full of teenage girls. If any of his students report his use of magic, he’s likely to turn into a ferret-like creature, a furry ermine, just like […]

Taking a Dim View of "A Scanner Darkly"

by Ed Liuon August 11, 2006
There are few science fiction writers who have had as large of an impact on pop culture as Philip K. Dick. Underappreciated in his own time, Dick’s prolific imagination rooted itself in the belief that objective reality did not truly exist – a perception exacerbated by a powerful sense of paranoia and a long stretch […]