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Review: “Boruto: Naruto the Movie” – The Kids Are (Mostly) Alright

by macattackon May 24, 2017
WARNING: Spoilers for the end of the Naruto manga and the Naruto Shippuden anime series are placed throughout this review. This is unavoidable due to Boruto‘s subject matter. This is your only warning. It’s hard to believe that the Naruto manga had ended back in 2014. It seems like the franchise has never truly left us, since the Naruto Shippuden anime kept going […]

Twin Saga Delivers a Quirky But Welcoming MMORPG – Video Game Review

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison May 4, 2017
Twin Saga’s structure makes it ideal for a stress-free RPG experience that people of any demographic can play together. What’s more despite its imperfections Twin Saga is capable of bestowing the fantasy of imitating an overpowered anime hero, and it’s at times where sustained combat can be found that the gameplay really shines and leaves […]

Teen Titans: The Judas Contract

Review: “Teen Titans: The Judas Contract” – Old Wine, New Label

by Ed Liuon April 28, 2017
The new animated movie Teen Titans: The Judas Contract presents an interesting set of contradictions. It’s an adaptation of a renowned superhero comic book story by Marv Wolfman and George Perez, but its big surprise twist has been known for decades now. It’s also being added to a DC animated universe continuity where nearly all […]

Review: “The Boss Baby” Stands on Its Own Two Feet

by Christopher Glennonon March 31, 2017
Babies are loud, irrational, and demanding of time. A stereotypical boss is loud, irrational, and demanding of time. A baby runs a household just like a boss runs a company. You know what would be funny? If a baby actually dressed and acted like a boss but was still a baby. That’s the thought process […]

Review: “Sword of the Stranger” Is Tried But True Entertainment

by macattackon March 29, 2017
No J-pop song opens or closes Sword of the Stranger. There are no celebrity stunt-casts for either the Japanese or English versions. The director, Masashi Ando, was the ultimate workman of the Japanese industry, with a long credit list of storyboards, key animation, and episode direction, but few series or movie direction at the time […]

The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Review (Wii U) – Part 2

by Eileen Cruzon March 23, 2017
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is exceptionally well done. The graphics are awe-inspiring and gameplay is solid and reliable. The game doesn’t give you enough opportunities to grow attached to the characters vital to story progression, but it does do an excellent job of otherwise achieving the illusion that Link exists in […]

The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Review (Wii U) – Part 1

by Eileen Cruzon March 23, 2017
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is exceptionally well done. The graphics are awe-inspiring and gameplay is solid and reliable. The game doesn’t give you enough opportunities to grow attached to the characters vital to story progression, but it does do an excellent job of otherwise achieving the illusion that Link exists in […]
Miss Hokusai

Review: “Miss Hokusai” Blu-ray – Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman

by Ed Liuon March 15, 2017
Based on a historical fiction manga series, Miss Hokusai is an animated feature film as unconventional as its title character O-Ei, the daughter of the renowned Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai. Miss Hokusai blends a realistic portrayal of Edo-period Japan with suggestions of strange, otherworldly forces just outside our field of view, mixing these elements together […]

The Red Turtle

Review: “The Red Turtle” Presents a Beautiful Mystery

by slaion February 24, 2017
Among this year’s nominees for Best Animated Feature is The Red Turtle, a French-Belgian collaboration with some help from Japan’s Studio Ghibli. It tells the tale of a man stranded on a deserted island, and though it would seem akin to Robinson Crusoe, the tale twists into much more along the way. The Red Turtle […]