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Deadpool

Review: “Deadpool” Blu-ray – A Fun, Vulgar Take on the Superhero Origin Formula

by James Harveyon May 13, 2016
From the very first frame, Deadpool positions itself as something different: a brash, loud and crude action-comedy superhero movie that offers something different. But, really, it’s the same superhero origin movie we’ve been seeing for years now, though it skillfully uses a distorted narrative, crude humor, and solid set pieces to cover up those well-known […]
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Review: “Full Metal Panic” Ultimate Blu-ray Set (UK Edition): I Didn’t Know They Stacked Quality That High!

by Grant Whiteon May 5, 2016
The mecha genre is an ever evolving tapestry, with ideas constantly advancing from the groundwork laid by big names such as Tetsujin 28, Mazinger Z, Gundam & Macross. Like most genres these key milestones for a time will generate satellite works that emulate them while waiting for the next true innovator. Full Metal Panic joins […]

The Loud House

Review: “The Loud House” – 10 Sisters, No Problem

by Ed Liuon May 2, 2016
I learned in my intro psychology class in college that people are good at remembering 7 plus-or-minus-2 things, so Nickelodeon’s new animated series The Loud House is taking a big risk by fielding a show with a central character backed by 10 supporting cast members, and ensuring that all 11 of them will end up […]
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Review: “Ratchet & Clank” – How to Turn a Video Game Into a Movie

by Christopher Glennonon April 29, 2016
Video games have come a long way in just a few decades, and it’s pretty incredible how detailed graphics look these days. They’re practically cinematic, so naturally, translating a popular video game with a unique look into a theatrical film makes perfect sense. On the other hand, history teaches us that it’s not quite an […]

Daimidaler

Review: Is “Daimidaler” Giant Robot Action or Offensive Sexual Culture?

by Chad Boninon April 27, 2016
Turning lust and love into power and energy would allow the Internet to power itself and the rest of the world, but for the warriors of Daimidaler, it’s the only thing allowing them to power their giant robots against the forces of evil. In this case, the evil forces are an inter-dimensional penguin army bent […]
Thunderbirds Are Go

Review: “Thunderbirds Are Go” is a Retro Rocket

by Ed Liuon April 15, 2016
Thunderbirds Are Go is a revival of the classic 1960’s British TV series, with the marionettes and some of the models replaced with CGI, and some of the social sensibilities updated for a more modern era. Other than that, it is the same show I remember being inordinately enamored of when I could catch it […]

Justice League vs. Teen Titans

Review: “Justice League vs. Teen Titans” – On Escaping Long Shadows

by Ed Liuon April 13, 2016
There are numerous anecdotes of DC Comics editors in the 1950’s and 60’s handing writers a cover and telling them to craft an issue’s story around it. At their best, you’d get a creative breakthrough where the final story felt like it was the basis for the cover rather than the other way around. Unfortunately, […]
Black Lagoon

Review: “Black Lagoon Complete Series Blu-ray” – Anime Painted Black

by macattackon April 8, 2016
Black Lagoon is one of those rare anime series that is more popular on American shores than in its native Japan. Over the years, there have been a lot of debates as to why Black Lagoon is one of the rare shows to join the small pantheon of anime like Cowboy Bebop and Trigun that have […]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Review: “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” Blu-ray Continues a Timeless Legacy

by Neo Yion April 5, 2016
Fellow nerds and pop cultural aficionado, I have a confession to make. I am a twenty-nine year old woman who never watched the original Star Wars trilogy until last December. That’s almost three decades of my life without Luke and Leia, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, lightsabers, and anything with the word “Jedi” or “The Force” […]
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Review: “Powerpuff Girls” Returns With A Different Charm

by Todd DuBoison April 4, 2016
In our reboot-loving age, it was inevitable: The Powerpuff Girls is the first Cartoon Network original to return to the airwaves once again in a new package, and not without reason. Craig McCracken’s creation set quite a award-winning standard to live up to, by virtue of the unapologetically silly adventures of its trio of pint-sized […]