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Ghost in the Shell (2017) Live-Action Blu-ray

Review: “Ghost in the Shell” (2017) – A Copy of a Copy of a Copy of a Copy of a….

by Weathermanon July 27, 2017
This is gonna sound really bizarre, but in the old old ooolllddd days of anime, you couldn’t watch something by clicking on a mouse button or putting a disc into a player or even really buying it. In the way way back of long long ago you had to get a tape, and frequently that […]

Review: “Adventure Time” Season 7 Has the Good Jubies

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison July 20, 2017
Another year brings another set of Adventure Time to home video, and once again this seventh season continues to find a winning balance between advancing the status quo of the program while not losing sight of the quirky humor and adventure-for-its-own-sake story ideas that have made it such consistently strong quality entertainment. The season starts […]

Review: “Snow White with the Red Hair” Season One DVD/Blu-ray Is Pleasantly Progressive

by Neo Yion June 9, 2017
In an ever chaotic world where fear and cynical nihilism rule the media as the common narrative, it’s getting harder to pick out the optimistic, soft-hearted shows out there. Understandably, the doom-and-gloom is a product of people’s behaviors, especially in these trying times, and while I enjoy numerous quality products based on this line of […]
My Life as a Zucchini

Review: Childhood Overcomes Pain in “My Life As a Zucchini”

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison June 7, 2017
GKIDS Films has made a name for itself importing foreign animation that’s well off the beaten path tread by theatrical animation in the U.S. The stop-motion French-Swiss drama My Life as a Zucchini is one of the finest cases to date. Short on jokes but big on heart, My Life as a Zucchini offers an uncomfortable […]

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Review: “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” is Supremely Silly Slapstick

by Ed Liuon June 2, 2017
DreamWorks Animation’s Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is almost perfectly critic-proof for a number of reasons, the biggest being that you can’t say that this movie is stupendously juvenile, extraordinarily silly, and resolutely lowbrow in its sense of humor without sounding like you’re criticizing it for those things. I genuinely mean all of those […]
Wonder Woman

Review: “Wonder Woman: Commemorative Edition” Is Epic, But Not Empowering

by Neo Yion June 2, 2017
Building a plot around gender politics is always going to require a delicate balance. It’s inevitable that an origin story with Wonder Woman is going to have some complication between the secluded women-only island she lives in versus the outer world where, gasp, men live. In the right hands, this can present an interesting, fair […]

DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games and Batman: The Brave and the Bold Season 3

Review: “DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games” and “Batman: The Brave and the Bold” Season 3 Blu-ray

by Ed Liuon June 1, 2017
The DC Super Hero Girls franchise is something that I wish wasn’t necessary while also recognizing that there’s nothing wrong with a little bit of customizing for an audience. There’s lots and lots of ways to be a superhero, and the perspective given by DC Super Hero Girls is as valid as any other. The […]
DC Super Hero Girls

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con May 2017 – “DC SuperHero Girls: Intergalactic Games” Review

by Grant Whiteon June 1, 2017
Comic book superheroes have never been a stranger to other media. In fact it’s likely that many of us encountered certain heroes by way of cartoons, toys or movies long before we had the chance to read one of their paper outings. My Batman fandom certainly started with repeats of the Adam West show after […]

Review: “Steven Universe Album: Vol 1:” Believe in Steven’s Songs

by Neo Yion May 31, 2017
When discussing Steven Universe, the topics most often brought up are its central theme of love and acceptance, the positive feminist and LGBTQ representation, and the music. With dozens of songs spread throughout the show, it was a shoo-in for Cartoon Network to concoct an album. The result is sublime. My initial fears that the soundtrack would […]

Review: “Your Name” – Body Switching Yields Poignant Twists

by slaion May 30, 2017
Your Name, the highest grossing anime movie to date worldwide, finally makes its way to to the U.S. this year via FUNimation. It’s a touching and unusual supernatural story of a high school girl named Mitsuha, who lives in a town in the mountainous countryside of Japan. Mitsuha lives with her younger sister and grandmother […]