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Review: "Batman '66" Blu-ray Limited Edition - The Bright Knight Returns

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In broad strokes, Batman ’66 follows the same pattern as the grimmer, modern-day version: Caped Crusader and Boy Wonder sidekick battle crime, with everyone dressed in outlandishly colorful outfits and where everyone’s got a gimmick. However, it wasn’t until now that I realized how much Batman owes its lineage to TV sitcoms as much as […]

Review: "Road To Ninja: Naruto the Movie" - The Road to a Vital Shonen Film

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Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie is the ninth theatrical film depicting the characters of the Naruto franchise. It’s hard to believe, considering the diminishing returns of the theatrical films since the beginning of the Shippuden films. The last two movies, The Lost Tower and Blood Prison, didn’t even earn back their budgets in Japan. […]

Review: "Princess Mononoke" Blu-ray - The Indispensable Mythic Movie

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Rarely has the wait for high definition treatment been longer and more worthwhile than for Princess Mononoke. This is the most distinct film in Hayao Miyazaki’s illustrious oeuvre, and surely a contender for his very greatest if only because of the many layers there are to it. It is an epic quest, a tale of […]

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

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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

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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

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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"

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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?

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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

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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 […]

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