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Venture Bros Season 6

Review: “The Venture Bros” Season 6 Blu-ray Makes It In New York City

by Chad Boninon October 14, 2016
Rusty Venture needs a new outlook, and the skyline of New York City is the perfect spot for a former boy scientist to recreate himself in and see a new light. He doesn’t have to be shackled by the impressive life of his twin brother or live in the shadow of his father; he can […]
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Review: “Adventure Time” Season 6 – Moves Forward, Stays Fun

by Todd DuBoison October 13, 2016
Season 6 of Adventure Time carries things forward from its eventful and experimental fifth season, and no good show gets this far without being very comfortable with itself and what it’s all about. With its world and characters all thoroughly established and a well-honed creative sense for weirdness, with this set fans get more of […]

We Bare Bears Burrito

Review: “We Bare Bears: Viral Video” DVD – Quietly Surprising

by Ed Liuon October 4, 2016
I’m at a bit of a loss in trying to review the We Bare Bears: Viral Video DVD, the first home video release of Cartoon Network’s new series that contains a dozen episodes of the show. To a degree, it’s the same difficulty I’ve always had in articulating exactly what it is about the show […]
Beauty and the Beast

Review: “Beauty and the Beast” 25th Anniversary Blu-ray Edition Is Beautifully Timeless

by Neo Yion September 27, 2016
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is the kind of film that comes once in a blue moon: a piece of cinema that is not only flawless, but influential. Playing a major part in the revolutionary Disney Renaissance of the 90’s, Beauty and the Beast proved its predecessor, The Little Mermaid, was not just a fluke […]

The Lion Guard Never Judge a Hyena from Its Spots

Review: “The Lion Guard: Unleash the Power” – Teen Titans of the African Veldt

by Ed Liuon September 26, 2016
True confessions time: I’ve never been much of a fan on The Lion King. I think it’s a good movie that’s beautifully animated, but it never resonated with me the way I felt like it was trying to. It’s also plagued with a series of extraordinarily irritating songs that constantly interrupt the plot for a […]
Transformers: The Movie

Review: “Transformers: The Movie” Blu-ray Dares To Be Stupid and That’s Alright

by Neo Yion September 12, 2016
I love the cheesy aesthetic of 80’s media because they are often shamelessly dumb and driven by the Rule of Cool. Transformers could not have come out at any point before then. The high concept — giant alien robots that transform into vehicles, forever locked in an eternal war between two factions — is mind-blowing to […]

Amazon Studios Stinky and Dirty Show

Review: “The Stinky and Dirty Show” – Streaming STEM

by Ed Liuon September 2, 2016
Kate and Jim McMullan launched a kids book franchise with I Stink, a delightfully illustrated ode to a New York City garbage truck as it makes its rounds throughout the city. The first follow-up was I’m Dirty, centering on a backhoe loader. Amazon Studios has picked up the property and launched The Stinky and Dirty […]
Star Wars Rebels Homecoming

Review: “Star Wars Rebels” Stellar Season 2 Blu-ray

by Ed Liuon September 1, 2016
One of the strengths of Star Wars Rebels is its position in the timeline after the Star Wars prequel trilogy and The Clone Wars animated series but before the start of the original trilogy. This position allows it to cherry pick elements of both to bridge the gap between those two stories, while introducing some […]

The Angry Birds Movie

Review: “The Angry Birds Movie” Blu-ray – Fling, Flap Flap, Flop

by Ed Liuon August 22, 2016
When The LEGO Movie was announced, the near-universal reaction was that it was seizing on a well-known license for a nonsense cash grab of a movie that was almost certainly not going to be any good. It was a very pleasant surprise to get such a clever, well-thought-out feature that could play action, comedy, and […]
Kubo and the Two Strings

Review: “Kubo and the Two Strings” – The Stop-Motion Hero’s Journey

by Christopher Glennonon August 18, 2016
On the tenth anniversary of LAIKA Studios, the studio at the height of stop-motion animation, comes their fourth movie, Kubo and the Two Strings. While all of LAIKA’s movies feature young human protagonists in a world of magic and monsters, each movie has its own style and feel. Kubo is their most ambitious action film yet, […]