Review “Gotham” Season 1 Blu-ray – Rotten, but Not Where It Should Be

by Ed Liuon September 18, 2015
I find precious little of value in the first season of Gotham, now available in a complete season Blu-ray set. The visual design of the show is terrific; many in the ensemble and guest-starring cast turn in impressive performances; some of the episodes make for gripping, entertaining television; and… …and I’m already out of nice […]

Review: “LEGO Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles” and “Clarence: Dust Buddies”

by Ed Liuon September 16, 2015
LEGO Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles takes the sensibilities of the LEGO video games and translates them into episodic TV set in the Star Wars universe between the original movie and The Empire Strikes Back. This means that a reasonable story is made ridiculous by copious addition of amusing in-jokes, creative use of LEGO […]


Review: Over the Moon for the “Over the Garden Wall” DVD

by Ed Liuon September 14, 2015
Dreams and the utterances of children share a strange sort of logic that’s just outside the average adults’ understanding. It’s clear that there is purpose behind the events of a dream or the babbling of a child, but we’re often hopelessly lost trying to figure out what that purpose is. This pre-conscious sensibility is incredibly […]
Star Wars Rebels Out of Darkness

Review: “Star Wars Rebels” Season One Blu-ray – Return of the Force

by Ed Liuon September 10, 2015
Star Wars fans disillusioned with the property in the wake of the prequel movies and the Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV show can take some solace in hard economic fact: Disney didn’t pay more than $4 billion to Lucasfilm to leave it on a shelf or screw it up. Exhibit A in the anecdotal […]

Regular Show: The Movie

Review: “Regular Show: The Movie” – Just Another Day in the Park

by Ed Liuon September 8, 2015
I had some doubts whether Cartoon Network’s Regular Show could successfully make the leap to a movie with a running time almost six times longer than their usual 11-minute episodes. Thankfully, while the pacing may be different and the scale is a lot bigger, Regular Show: The Movie ends up a whole lot like a […]

Review: Mashup Monday with “Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest” and “Scooby-Doo Meets KISS”

by Ed Liuon August 31, 2015
It’s Mashup Monday, where we look at two slightly unlikely properties combining to make some surprisingly fun entertainment value. I freely admit I wasn’t impressed enough by Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes enough to keep seeking out the subsequent Tom and Jerry movies. That film struck me as a movie made by people who […]

Michiko and Hatchin

Review: “Michiko & Hatchin” Complete Series Blu-ray is Criminally Compelling

by Neo Yion August 28, 2015
Cynicism is a rampant beast. At its worst, a cesspool of negativity and hopelessness. In the world of Michiko & Hatchin, cynicism dominates its rural streets. Crime is frequent and violent, children are treated as objects to be sold, regular folks are forced into uncompromising situations, and survival is a fact of life. For nine-year-old […]

Review: “Toriko” Is the Low-Calorie, Less-Entertaining Snack

by Chad Boninon August 27, 2015
Legend states that there is a show about culinary warriors, but which rarely sets its scenes in a kitchen. A tale of giant beasts that roam the countryside of a mysterious world filled with delectable meats that companies and individuals will fight over. Two men rise above the others to bring these dishes to the […]

Space Dandy

Review: “Space Dandy Season 2 Blu-ray (UK Edition)”: Make Room For Seconds, Baby

by Grant Whiteon August 25, 2015
Space Dandy, as the opening to nearly every episode informs us, is a dandy guy in space. In many ways, that’s about all you need to know going into the show even as it begins its second season, though there are of course wider details. Dandy resides in a familiar anime vision of the future […]
Miles from Tomorrowland

Review: “Miles from Tomorrowland: Let’s Rocket!” – Fun with a Side of Science

by Ed Liuon August 24, 2015
Distill the exploratory spirit of the original Star Trek TV series, mix in the family dynamics of Lost in Space, blend until smooth, strain out most of the violence, and serve in 11-minute animated serving sizes and you’ll get something like Disney’s Miles from Tomorrowland, a delightful new entry in the TV shows aimed at […]